LPM Online

December 11, 2007

  1. Upcoming Events

    December 11, 2007 - 6:00 PM
    Monthly meeting of the Libertarian Party of West Michigan
    Location: Rosie's Diner, .7 miles East of Interstate 131 Exit 101 on M-57 (14 Mile Road), North of Grand Rapids between Rockford and Cedar Springs; enter through the Bar
    Contact: Steve Nickelson Phone: 616-364-5450 Email: sknickelson@gmail.com

    December 11, 2007 - 7:30 PM
    Capital Area Libertarian Party monthly meeting. Candidate recruitment and plans for 2008 will be discussed. Everyone is welcome. Bring your own food and beverage.
    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

    January 23, 2008 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County annual convention & election of officers. Optional dinner starting at 7:00.
    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

    February 03, 2008 - 11:00 AM
    LPM LANSING OFFICE LIQUIDATION The LPM will be auctioning off its office equipment and furniture by silent auction. Viewing starts at 11 am, bidding closes at 1 pm. No Minimum Bids! Open to the public! See inventory list at www.mi.lp.org. Cash and Carry--bring your checkbook and your truck! Snow date: Feb 10.
    Location: LPM Office, 2722 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 22, Lansing. Park and enter in back.
    Contact: Emily Salvette, LPM Secretary Phone: 734-645-5809 Email: salvette@umich.edu

    February 03, 2008 - 2:00 PM
    The Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee will meet to address party business. LPM members are welcome to observe. Park and enter from the back of the building, which has a Xango juice company in front. Proceed up the stairs to the conference room on the right side of the hallway, behind Xango juice company.
    Location: LPM HQ, 2722 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI
    Contact: Bill Hall Phone: 616-460-9516 Email: chair@michiganlp.org

    March 08, 2008 - 00:00 AM
    2008 Campaign Conference, free to all interested candidates. Includes assistance completing filing paperwork and training in campaign basics. Will also serve as a forum for signing up and rallying our delegates to the Libertarian National Convention in Denver in May, for a Libertarian Presidential Straw Poll and to announce our Defenders of Liberty Awards. You won't want to miss it!
    Location: To Be Announced
    Contact: Greg Stempfle, Erin Stahl Phone: 313-929-1789, 586-524-6289 Email: MichiganLibertarian@gmail.com , vicechair.lec@earthlink.net

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. At Large LEC Member to Be Appointed

    After several years’ service on the Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee, Will White recently resigned. At its meeting on February 3, 2008, at the Lansing office, the LEC plans to select a replacement to serve the balance of his term (through June 8, 2008) as an At-Large Member of the LEC. The LEC is seeking a passionate and responsible libertarian eager to pitch in and work hard and well with others to make our party a success. Any LPM member interested in the appointment should submit their request for appointment and a resume setting forth their qualifications to LPM Secretary Emily Salvette at salvette@umich.edu no later than Wednesday, January 30.
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  3. Libertarian National Committee Report — by Emily Salvette, LNC Rep-Region 3

    At its meeting in Charleston over the weekend, the LNC did two things having to do with the Ron Paul presidential campaign that you may have already read about. First, it unanimously approved a resolution about Ron Paul, which can be seen at http://www.lp.org/media/article_545.shtml. This resolution is most decidedly not an endorsement of Ron Paul for president. It is kudos to someone running a spirited campaign that defends liberty on many fronts (but, of course, not all). It encourages him to run for our nomination if he doesn’t get the Republican nomination because a competitive presidential race is critical to our success as a party. We urge all candidates serious about liberty to seek our nomination.

    We also passed a motion authorizing the use of our get-out-the-vote tool Ballot Base by Ron Paul volunteers to make phone calls in his behalf in the New Hampshire primary. This will allow us to identify people who might be interested in the Libertarian Party in the future. Ballot Base will also be opened for other LP presidential candidates who are running in pre-nomination primaries.

    Admittedly, these are bold steps, but we’re an underdog and need to go long once in a while. I see them as strategic actions taken to increase our outreach to potential Libertarian Party voters, volunteers and donors. They also show that we live in the real world. There is a significant opportunity out there with these Ron Paul folks; we would be foolish to let it slip by us.

    In other action in Charleston, the LNC approved a budget projecting $960,600 in revenues and $859,800 in expenses (exclusive of ballot access) for 2008. The LNC also voted to disband the Advertising and Publications Review Committee because they felt it was micromanaging the staff. However, Executive Director Shane Cory said he will continue to consult with former APRC members to ensure information coming out of LPHQ accurately reflects our platform.

    As always, I welcome your comments and questions, and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your representative on the LNC. Contact me at salvette@umich.edu

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