May 1, 2007
Many school district elections are on Tuesday, May 8. Some districts have millage proposals. If you don't vote, you won't have a moral right to complain.
The state convention is almost upon us and we in west Michigan are looking forward to hosting the event in Grand Rapids. We have a very interesting day planned for all convention goers and hope that everyone takes time out of their busy schedules to drop by.
Besides the usual business session, we will have a morning breakout session featuring three presidential candidates, a representative from the FairTax, and Jeff Steinport on how to run a campaign on a shoestring.
The afternoon featured speaker will be Kristy Schley from Parents for Children who will address the problems with Michigan's Child Protective Services agency.
Finally, the evening banquet will feature not only the presidential candidates but also Diane Katz of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
The convention will be at the Grand Rapids Hilton from 8-5 Saturday May 5th. There is no cost to register or attend the convention except $5 for a convention materials bag. There is still room at the banquet if you or a friend or two would like to attend.
Friday night's social event will be at 5th/3rd ballpark as we watch the single A baseball team West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Burlington Bees at 6:35 PM. A limited number of tickets are available for this game as well.
To make reservations for the convention, banquet, baseball game, or all three contact Eric Larson at 616-949-2844 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
The Grand Rapids public transit system is asking for an 18% increase in property taxes on May 8th. A Libertarian group is opposed to the millage hike and is the only organized opposition to the $2 million tax grab.
The group successfully placed an anti-transit tax ad on the back of a bus which generated lots of publicity in the print, radio, and tv media outlets around town. To see their "This Pig Stinks!" graphic and website - please go to www.rapidno.org.
There is still time to donate money to the cause if you would like. Every dollar that is raised at this point will be spent on radio ads (which can be found on the website) on the conservative 1300 AM.
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