LPM Online

May 1, 2007

  1. Upcoming Events

    May 05, 2007 - 00:00 AM
    The 2007 State Convention. Registration for the convention is free! There will be a banquet to follow in the evening (Diane Katz of the Mackinac Center)and a social event on Friday at the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball game. Details can be found at www.lpwm.org/stateconvention. For details visit http://www.lpwm.org/stateconvention or register online at: https://128bit.clickandpledge.com/default.aspx?ID=13742&cid=US&a
    Location: Grand Rapids Airport Hilton. Kentwood, Michigan.
    Contact: Eric Larson Phone: 888-Free-Now Email: ellarson0@comcast.net

    May 05, 2007 - 11:30 AM
    Worldwide March for Cannabis Liberation: Education, music, and speakers on hemp legalization and utilization (Industrial and Medical). For More info call: 313-404-0619
    Location: Detroit's Grand Circus Park (Michigan Ave. and Adams)
    Contact: Jay Phone: 269-697-4521 Email: list@detroitliberation.org

    May 08, 2007 - 7:30 PM
    Capital Area Libertarians monthly meeting. Discussion of state convention, planning for the rest of the year.
    Location: LPM Lansing office at 2722 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, Suite 22. Park and enter in back.
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

    May 23, 2007 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County general membership meeting. Optional dinner at 6:30. Meeting at 7:30. Nonmembers are welcome.
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile, 2 blocks east of Greenfield, in Berkley.
    Contact: Adam Goodman Phone: 248-765-3213 Email: goodman582@hotmail.com

    June 08, 2007 - 1:00 PM
    Ethan Nadelmann, founder & executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, will talk about ending war on drugs. Requested donation: $5. Free parking on law school lot; enter from the west on Larned.
    Location: University of Detroit Mercy Law School, room 330, 651 E. Jefferson, west of I-75, east of Beaubien.
    Contact: Mike Whitty Phone: 248-723-0105 Email: MikeWhitty@prodigy.net

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. School District Elections — by Leonard Schwartz

    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.
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  3. State Covention "Success 2008" This Saturday! — by Eric Larson

    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 ellarson0@comcast.net.

    See you there!
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  4. Grand Rapids Public Transit Millage Increase — by Eric Larson

    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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