News Release: State Libertarian Party Convention also a Birthday Party

State Libertarian Party Convention also a Birthday Party
Emily Salvette
Contact: Emily Hopp Salvette, State Chair

Traverse City, MI – The Libertarian Party of Michigan will hold its 1997 State Convention Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4 at the Downtown Holiday Inn in Traverse City. In addition to regular party business such as platform consideration and election of state officers, the Libertarians will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Libertarian Party of Michigan at a banquet on Saturday evening.

Among featured speakers at the convention will be Joseph Bast, President and CEO of the Heartland Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan center for public policy research based in Chicago. He is the co-author of five books, including “Eco-Sanity, a Common Sense Guide to Environmentalism.” He will address the convention at the Saturday evening banquet on the topic “Environmentalism in the 21st Century.” Mr. Bast will be introduced by James L. Hudler, a cofounder of the Libertarian Party of Michigan from Chelsea, Michigan who still serves on the party’s state executive committee. All convention meetings and events are open to the public including a Liberty Expo from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday featuring displays by libertarian organizations and merchants. For details and registration information, call Brian Kluesner, convention registration chair, at (616) 723-8599.

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