LPM Online

February 26, 2008

  1. Upcoming Events

    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

    February 28, 2008 - 6:00 PM
    Filming of West Michigan Libertarian cable TV show in a discussion format with audience participation. Topic: Dr.Ron Paul, and his political ideas as Libertarianism. Where his ideas fit into the ideas that the LP espouses. Econonomics, personal freedom, the role of the US in the wars that we are fighting, US international policy, health care policies, immigration.
    Location: Pizza Hut just east of East Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, opposite Toys R Us, downstairs dining room.
    Contact: Dr. Erwin Haas Phone: NA Email: ekhaas@sbcglobal.net

    March 05, 2008 - 6:00 PM
    Executive Committee meeting The public is welcome
    Location: IHOP 1981 Pipestone Road Benton Harbor
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269-637-4525 Email: secretary@lpswmich.org

    March 05, 2008 - 7:15 PM
    Political Round Table Discussion The public is welcome
    Location: The Livery 190 Fifth Street Benton Harbor, MI
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269-637-4525 Email: secretary@lpswmich.org

    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 11, 2008 - 7:00 PM
    Monthly meeting, Libertarian Party of West Michigan Executive Committee.
    Location: Perkins Restaurant at 5121 28th Street in Kentwood, just West of I-96
    Contact: Tom Quinn Phone: NA Email: mrtomq@yahoo.com

    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

    April 20, 2008 - 1:00 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. Alternatively, contact another member of the LEC in your area and ask to meet with them and listen in to the teleconference.
    Location: 111 Lyon Street, NW, Suite 900, Grand Rapids.
    Contact: Bill Hall Phone: 616-460-9516 Email: whall@wnj.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Andy LeCureaux Moves Forward — by Bruce Hoepner

    Andy LeCureaux, long time Libertarian Party stalwart and four time elected Hazel Park City Councilman has joined the Democratic Party. He has made this decision in order to run for the State representative seat in the 27th District.

    When asked why he chose the Democrats for this next step in his political life Andy said, “It’s the only game in town.” The 27th district is heavily Democratic with a strong Union voter base. Virtually all past seats have been held by Democrats.

    Andy’s libertarian record in Hazel Park of helping to improve city services, restore financial stability and invigorate the business climate, as well as his leadership in the Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority, has established a solid foundation of Democratic support. This is evidenced by his endorsement from Democratic Hazel Park Mayor, Jack Lloyd.

    Andy has expressed his desire of furthering libertarian principles into higher levels of government. The current status of the LPM political structure and support eliminates any possibility of this advancement now.

    Even should he serve as a Democrat, his philosophy and heart remain in the LP. Commenting on a return to the LP, should the Party become politically viable, LeCureaux responded, “Of course!”

    If you are interested in hearing Andy speak to his political shift, or if you have questions for the candidate, or wish to support his campaign, then please attend a special LPOC Meeting on March 12th, at 7:00 p.m., at Sila’s Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Berkley.

    All are welcome.
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  3. Ethan Nadelmann Remembers Dr. John P. Morgan — by Reposted by Scotty Boman

    An article in the February 22nd issue of the "DRUG POLICY NEWS" reads:

    "Dr. John P. Morgan, a drug policy reform leader and close friend to DPA, died suddenly last Friday of acute myeloid leukemia. Morgan was a professor of pharmacology at the City University of New York Medical School for 26 years until he retired in 2004, and published widely in medical journals on pharmacology, drug toxicity and other topics."

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  4. March April Michigan Libertarian available — by Greg Stempfle

    The new issue of the Michigan Libertarian is now available at...
    March April 2008 Michigan Libertarian

    The hard copy should be arriving at your house within the week.

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