By now you know that Libertarians from across Michigan will assemble for a three-in-one Michigan Libertarian Summit this coming Saturday, March 10, 2018 . We will be gathering in the beautiful meeting facilities at the Eagle Eye Golf Course, 15500 Chandler Road, Bath, Michigan (near East Lansing). Even if you didn’t sign up for the meal events, you can still sign up at the door for the campaign workshops, and admission to the afternoon convention business session is free.
Our guests will include Libertarian Senator Laura Ebke from Nebraska. She was kind enough to come speak for only the cost of her travel expenses. In return, please help out her re-election campaign by bringing and contributing first class stamps for her campaign’s direct mail effort.
Jess Mears, Development Manager from the national Libertarian Party plans to attend. She has extensive experience not only in fundraising, but also in campaigning, and as part of the Gary Johnson for President campaign.
And check out the Brass Roots plaque making a special appearance in the parking lot at Eagle Eye. In 1994, Libertarian US Senate candidate Jon Coon started the ball rolling to cast and place a plaque honoring our right to keep and bear arms on the State Capitol grounds. The bill authorizing its placement is still slowly wending its way through a Republican [anti-gun?] legislature.
Valuable Campaign Training
Saturday morning will feature an intensive and valuable series of candidate and campaign workshops, starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until 2 p.m. If you plan to run as a candidate or volunteer for a campaign, don’t miss this opportunity to sharpen your campaign skills and network with other activists eager to run for office and assist campaigns. A professional photographer will take candidate portraits. For a detailed campaign workshop schedule, go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AM7-hlDpqSdZFAlG61YKsJdCuPlUT53-/view.
Convention Business Session - Free to LPM Members
The convention business session for elected delegates and alternates will start at 2 p.m. and include short speeches from visiting Libertarian Party personalities. Joe Hauptmann, candidate for Vice Chair of the Libertarian National Committee and Elizabeth Van Horn, Michigan’s (Region 3) representative to the LNC plan to attend. Libertarian Party of Michigan officers will report. The convention will elect 36 delegates, plus alternates, to represent the Libertarian Party of Michigan at the Libertarian Party National Convention in New Orleans, July 1-3, 2018. The convention may also pre-endorse candidates for Attorney General, Secretary of State and/or Justice of the Supreme Court to be formally nominated at the fall convention, and may adopt resolutions.
And if you've reserved your spot, don't forget our Annual LibertyFest Banquet, Featuring State Senator Laura Ebke
A cocktail reception will precede the LPM’s annual LibertyFest banquet, which will start at 6 pm and offer a meal buffet and cash bar. At the banquet, we will present Defender of Liberty awards to our Spokesperson for Liberty, Promoter of Liberty and Producer of Liberty.
You won’t want to miss our featured speaker Nebraska State Senator Laura Ebke. In June, 2016, she left the Republican Party to become a Libertarian. At the time, she told the Omaha World-Herald “I got frustrated with some of my colleagues who don’t recognize civil liberties and don’t seem to agree with getting government out of people’s business.” Since then, she’s continued as an important member of Nebraska’s unicameral “nonpartisan” legislature, serving as chair of its Judiciary Committee. This will be a great opportunity to hear her experiences as an elected Libertarian State Senator.
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