LPM Online

February 5, 2008

  1. Upcoming Events

    February 05, 2008 - 10:30 AM
    Lincoln Hall of Justice Rally: The reason: On a daily basis Parents who come to this court to deal with problems with their children. Face the additional challenge and costly expenses of having their cars broken into. We feel its the obligation of everyone to at least do what they can to protect these people who can least afford an additional burden. The failure of these children to be reunited with their parents guarantee them a place in the prison system, where their is some success stories, in reality we deal with many more failures. Its time to take a stand by making this a Wayne County & Detroit a success. If we can't protect our Courts and access to them, we are truly lost. http://www.parentsforchildren.net/00index.cfm
    Location: Lincoln Hall of Justice. 1025 E. Forest Street, Detroit, Michigan, Wayne County
    Contact: Dan Wilson Phone: 313-999-6685 Email: PfcpacDanWilson@aol.com

    February 06, 2008 - 6:00 PM
    Executive Committee Meeting
    Location: IHOP 1981 Pipestone Rd. Benton Harbor, MI
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269-637-4525 Email: secretary@lpswmich.org

    February 06, 2008 - 7:15 PM
    Politial Round Table Discussion. The public is welcome to participate.
    Location: The Livery 190 Fifth St. Benton Harbor, MI
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269-637-4525 Email: secretary@lpswmich.org

    February 12, 2008 - 7:30 PM
    Capital Area Libertarian Party regular monthly meeting. Election of officers and delegates to state and national conventions, review of the Voters Bill of Rights forum. Bring your own beverage and food if desired.
    Location: Lansing office at 2722 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 22 (or main floor conference room depending on turnout). Park and enter from back of building.
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

    February 15, 2008 - 00:00 AM
    Libertarian State Leadership Alliance annual conference, February 15-17, 2008. A great national training event for Libertarian activists. Go to www.statechairs.org for more information.
    Location: Station Casino Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
    Contact: Beth Duensing Phone: 702-967-0763 Email: BethDuensing@lpnevada.org

    February 27, 2008 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County meeting. Non-members are welcome. Optional dinner at 7:00. Meeting at 7:30.
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile, 2 blocks east of Greenfield, in Berkley.
    Contact: Bruce Hoepner Phone: 248-414-7094 Email: bahoeps@msn.com

    March 08, 2008 - 09:00 AM
    2008 Campaign Conference, free to all interested candidates and activists. 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: Best Western - Livonia
    Contact: Greg Stempfle, Erin Stahl Phone: 313-929-1789, 586-524-6289 Email: MichiganLibertarian@gmail.com , vicechair.lec@earthlink.net

    March 15, 2008 - 00:00 AM
    "Youth Leadership Institute" A valuable program for activists in our Libertarian campus organizations, or for those Libertarians you know who might contemplate starting such an organization at their college or university here in Michigan. "The early registration fee of $30 will be good until a week before the school. In addition, your $30 will include hotel accommodations, course materials, and meals. This is the "boot camp of politics." At this intensive two-day school you can learn effective techniques to organize and lead mass-based youth efforts for candidates or causes of your choice. https://www.leadershipinstitute.org/training/?PageID=Register&schoolID=13133&MYID=%26%23%40%2B%28RZ%2BM%0A&PCN=62825464
    Location: Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
    Contact: Kent Strang Phone: (703) 247-2000 Email: https://www.leadershipinstitute.org/ContactUS/?PageID=email&contactID=99638

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Libertarian's Initial Freedom Initiatives Pass — by Mark Byrne

    Jan 28th 2008, The Port Huron City Council voted to increase freedom 3 times.

    Council member Mark Byrne introduced resolutions to repeal the entire Chapter in the city ordinances that regulated Amusements and Entertainments, for the purpose of eliminating regulation and licensing of amusement and entertainment establishments which had bowling alleys, roller skating rinks, theaters, pool/billiards tables or rooms, dancehalls, arcades and/or gaming devices back in December and the resolution became law after itís 3rd and final reading passed.

    The council also approved Byrneís resolution amending Chapter 24 of the city ordinances on Fire Prevention and Protection for the purpose of allowing outdoor burning of firewood in Chimeras and portable fire pits. They were previously banned on private property in Port Huron.
    The 3rd vote also initiated by Libertarian Party member Byrne repealed an ordinance against playing catch or football in city parks.

    Other freedom initiatives moving forward towards the 3rd and final reading include eliminating mandatory bicycle registration and replacing it with an on line voluntary system to help return lost or stolen bikes.

    More controversial freedom initiatives by Byrne are moving forward to a 3rd vote but it is unclear if these will pass the final vote yet. They include allowing businesses other than non-profits to apply for a beer tent permit during special events such as the annual Port Huron to Mackinaw Island yacht race party and allowing beer and wine to be consumed in and along the downtown marina and 2 water front city parks.
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