LPM Online

October 9, 2007

  1. Upcoming Events

    October 09, 2007 - 7:00 PM
    LPWM Exec committee regular meetings the second Tuesday evenings each month at Perkins restaurant on 28th St @ I-96 at 7PM. Stay tuned for town hall meetings for television.
    LPWM Homepage
    Location: Perkins restaurant on 28th St @ I-96. Grand Rapids, MI
    Contact: Ken Howe Phone: 616-949-2844 Email: Kenneth.howe@comcast.net

    October 09, 2007 - 7:30 PM
    Capital Area Libertarian Party monthly meeting. Planning for Open House and kickoff event for the Voters Bill of Rights ballot initiative.
    Location: LPM Lansing office at 2722 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 22. Park and enter in back.
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

    October 10, 2007 - 6:30 PM
    Monthly meeting of the Libertarians of Macomb County.
    Dinner: 6:30 PM
    Meeting: 7:30 PM
    The Macomb Libertarians meet on the second Wednesday of each month.
    Location: Loon River Cafe' at 15 Mile and Van Dyke. Sterling Heights, MI 48312. 586-979-1420
    Contact: James Allison Phone: 586-817-0395 Email: marthos1776@yahoo.com

    October 15, 2007 - 7:00 PM
    The St Clair and Sanilac County Affiliate meets Monthly on the 3rd Monday of the Month.
    Location: the Huron Athletic Club.
    319 Huron Ave.
    downtown Port Huron, MI 48060
    http://www.huronathleticclub.com/main.htm
    Contact: Mark Byrne Phone: 810-987-9856 Email: MByrne@ITape.com

    October 17, 2007 - 6:00 PM
    Business Meeting
    Location: IHOP, 1981 Pipestone Road, Benton Harbor, MI
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269-637-4525 Email: secretary@lpswmich.org

    October 24, 2007 - 6:30 PM
    Oakland County meeting with special guest speaker, Bill Hall.
    Meet the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Michigan!
    The meeting begins at 7:30 with optional dinner at 6:30.
    Location: Sila's Resturant in Berkely: 4033 W. 12 Mile Rd. Its located two blocks east of Greenfield Road, on the south side of Twelve Mile Road.
    Contact: Adam Goodman Phone: 1-888-FREENOW Email: goodman582@hotmail.com

    October 24, 2007 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County meeting. Guest speaker: Bill Hall. Nonmembers are welcome. Optional dinner at 6:30. Meeting at 7:30
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile, 2 blocks east of Greenfield.
    Contact: Adam Goodman Phone: 248-765-3213 Email: goodman582@hotmail.com

    December 02, 2007 - 2:00 PM
    The Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee will meet via teleconference to address party business. If you are a party member who would like to listen in, you may do so by joining Chair Bill Hall at his office at 111 Lyon Street, NW, Suite 900, Grand Rapids.
    Location: 111 Lyon Street, NW, Suite 900, Grand Rapids
    Contact: Bill Hall Phone: 616-460-9516 Email: chair@lpmichigan.org

    More...
    For more events, see the online calendar at:
    http://www.michiganlp.org/lpmonline/events.php

  2. Dan Grow Named Michigan Platform Committee Delegate

    At yesterday's meeting, the LEC named Dan Grow, the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Southwest Michigan, as Michigan's delegate to the Platform Committee at the 2008 Libertarian Party National Convention. Dan is an attorney from St. Joseph, Michigan, and has volunteered to attend the State Chairs' conference in Las Vegas in February and the National Convention in Denver next May, in order to discharge his duties as Michigan's delegate. At the same time, the LEC appointed LPM Chair Bill Hall as Platform Committee Alternate Delegate. The Platform Committee will have much work to do, as many Platform planks were deleted at the last national convention, and thus a substantial re-write of the Platform may now occur.
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  3. Debate Night Presents Outreach Opportunity for Libertarians — by Scotty Boman

    Since the Libertarian Party of Michigan is obviously a political party, it does not devote itís resources to the endorsement, promotion, or cross-nomination of candidates for other political parties. It is important that I make this statement, because some members have expressed concerns about the manner in which Ron Paul has been written about in LPM online, as well as the event calendar.

    At the same time, this party would appear irrelevant and bull-headed if it were to go about business as usual and pretend there was no Ron Paul candidacy, or that such a candidacy had no implications for the Libertarian Party. After all, he was the 1988 Libertarian Party nominee, and the newspapers remember to mention this whenever they mention him. Some even mention planks of the Libertarian Party platform. So it is that I walk this fine line. In some states, a serious problem results, people voting as Republicans in their primaries, may jeopardize ballot access for Libertarians. Fortunately Michigan election law, while imperfect, is not that bad.

    Rather I think it is important to see this as an opportunity to reach out to those Libertarians we never see. The Libertarians who vote for us but never pay dues or show up at affiliate meetings. Those people will be outside the Dearborn event, and on the Diag in Ann Arbor. It is in this spirit that I present this updated information about these events (at the bottom of this article).

    Finally, the efforts of the fine people seeking the Libertarian nomination for president should not be over-looked. LPM members should feel free to submit articles about Libertarian candidates for president.



    October 09, 2007 - 1:00 PM
    Ron Paul Rally at the Michigan Republican Presidential Debate

    1:00pm Ron Paul Supporters begin to arrive
    2:00pm Event Doors Open
    3:00pm Event Doors Close
    4:00pm-6:00pm Event
    Location: Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
    15801 Michigan Ave
    (Michigan Ave & Greenfield Rd, SW Corner)
    Dearborn, MI 48126


    October 09, 2007 - 6:30 PM
    Ron Paul Speech at University of Michigan
    6:30pm ? 7:30pm: Set up on the U-M Diag
    7:30pm: Ron Paul Speech
    8:30pm: Clean up, possibly autographs, disperse.
    Location: U-M Diag (Middle of central campus)
    Between South University and North University
    And Between State St. and Church St.


    For details see this link: http://djscottyboman.com/october9.pdf
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  4. Dave Nagy to Participate in Candidate Forum — by Greg Stempfle

    Libertarian City Council Candidate Dave Nagy will be participating in a Meet the Candidates Forum slated for 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the auditorium of Garden City Hospital, 6245 Inkster Road.

    Dave is also seeking volunteers to be poll workers on Election Day. Please contact Dave at lpmnagy@juno.com if interested in volunteering.

    Good luck Dave!
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  5. Libertarians to run in Nov. 6 City Council Elections — by Scotty Boman

    Three Libertarians will be participating in City Council Elections this November 6th. With less than a month to go, candidates welcome help from interested volunteers.

    Garden City Council Candidate, David Nagy would appreciate any help at the Garden City Polls on Voting Day. Even an hour or two would help. David will have some info sheet to hand-out like he did 2-Years ago. In that election he lost by only 13 votes. With a little more help, he hopes to win this year.

    Please read the other article pertaining to Wednesday night.

    For more information visit:
    http://nagy4council.info
    (Constantly updated)
    Cell #734-718-1664
    lpmdnagy@juno.com

    Owasso Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Owen has been in office for 6 years, and believes he is in a good position for reelection. There are 7 candidates vying for 4 positions on the Owasso City Council.
    He may be contacted at:
    mark_owen@charter.net

    Hazel Park Councilman Andy Lecureaux is seeking re-election. He has served as Mayor Pro-Tem, and has been on a number of committees.

    Lecureaux may be contacted at:
    alecureaux@yahoo.com
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  6. Medical Marijuana Effort Still Needs Help — by Scotty Boman

    I am posting this article again, in case it was overlooked in the last issue, and it is time-critical.

    In May, the Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care (MCCC) launched a petition drive to legalize the medical use of marijuana in Michigan. It has come close to collecting the 300,000 signatures needed to place this issue before the legislature and the voters.

    Unfortunately, the board of canvassers has only been validating signatures at a rate of 60%. So many more valid signatures are needed to make this happen.

    October is a do or die month for this effort. It would be a shame to come this close to making medical marijuana legal in Michigan, only to miss the boat by a few signatures. Too much time and money has been invested. If you care at all about this issue, dedicate the next three and a half weeks to the petition effort.

    It pays at least $1 per signature with special bonnuses for turning in large numbers of them.

    If you are a registered Michigan voter and would like to sign or circulate the MCCC's petition to place a medical marijuana initiative on the 2008 ballot, please contact MCCC Petition Organizer Krystal Martinez by phone at 313-615-6702, or by e-mail. If you are a Michigan resident and either not currently registered to vote or unsure about the status of your registration, please be sure to note this.

    Krystal Martinez email:
    krystal@stoparrestingpatients.org

    or

    info@stoparrestingpatients.org

    For more information, visit:

    stoparrestingpatients.org

    Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care
    P.O. Box 20489, Ferndale, MI 48220
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