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Resolution Condemns War On Flavor
By Scotty Boman, Editor
Cadillac, MI - The Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Michigan voted in support of the following resolution regarding Governor Whitmer's flavor ban at their meeting on Sunday September eighth:
Whereas, The Libertarian Party of Michigan believes in the bodily autonomy of individuals, and therefore rejects the power of the state to interfere in the lives and activities of peaceful people,
Whereas, cars, sugar, alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, and non-flavored vaping products are still legal, we, The Libertarian Party of Michigan, contest the ban on flavored e-cigarette products.
We further assert, history has shown prohibition does not work, and the pretext of a public health emergency promotes ever increasing State power,
Additionally, legislating by executive order is a direct violation of the separation of powers, and a violation of the due process to which all are entitled.
Let It Be Resolved, That the ban on flavored e-cigarette products is not only a needless endeavor, but a clear violation of the individual rights of the people of Michigan, and should be overturned, posthaste.
In 2020 Be a Libertarian Candidate
By Jamie Lewis, Political Director
The 2020 elections are quickly approaching! If you have not given thought to being a candidate as of yet, I hope you will consider it. There will literally be thousands of positions up for election and the more people we have on the ballot the more visible our party will be to voters.
What office should you run for in 2020?
The answer to that will depend on the amount of time, effort and money you want to put into a campaign as well as what your individual goals for running are.
Officers & Staff
General Contact: Libertarian Party of Michigan: PO Box 27065, Lansing, MI 48909; Phone: 888.FREE.NOW.
Chair: Greg Stempfle. email@example.com
First Vice Chair: Ben Boren. firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Vice Chair: Jamie Lewis email@example.com
Secretary: Wendi Parker. firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Norman Peterson. email@example.com
District 1 Rep: Dana Carver. firstname.lastname@example.org
District 2 Rep: Patty Malowney. email@example.com
District 3 Rep: Nathan Hewer. firstname.lastname@example.org
District 4 Rep: Vacant. Read about it here
District 5 Rep: Benjamin Dryke. email@example.com
District 6 Rep: Antonio Smith. firstname.lastname@example.org
District 7 Rep: Jason Rees. email@example.com
District 8 Rep: Jeff Wood. firstname.lastname@example.org
District 9 Rep: Mike Saliba. email@example.com
District 10 Rep: Catherine Filus. firstname.lastname@example.org
District 11 Rep: Jerry Bloom. email@example.com
District 12 Rep: Lawrence W. Johnson. firstname.lastname@example.org
District 13 Rep: Jeremy Morgan. email@example.com
District 14 Rep: Tim Yow. firstname.lastname@example.org
Judicial Committee Members
Kerry Morgan. email@example.com
Ken Proctor. firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Nepton. email@example.com
Webmaster: In Transition. Webmaster@MichiganLP.org
Newsletter Editor: Scotty Boman. firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Editors: Norman Peterson & Mary Buzuma. email@example.com
Ciculation Director: Catherine Filus.Catherine Filus firstname.lastname@example.org
: Luke Sciberras, Chair. 248-302-1064, email@example.com
: Chair Alex Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org
: James Hudler, (734) 475-9792, email@example.com
: Norman Peterson, (269) 330-2980 firstname.lastname@example.org
: James Weeks II, (810) 422-8769, email@example.com
: Mike Saliba, firstname.lastname@example.org
: Tim Yow. email@example.com
Zach Boyle, 989-255-4521, firstname.lastname@example.org
: Dana Carver, email@example.com
: Donna Gundle-Krieg. firstname.lastname@example.org
: Connor Nepomuceno, Cjnepo1@gmail.com
or Vice Chair Ben Carr at 248-919-8152
: Jason Brandenburg. email@example.com
: Chair Andy Evans, (231) 625-8403, . firstname.lastname@example.org
: Scotty Boman, (313) 247-2052, email@example.com
: Jake Andrews. (269) 967-4071, Email Jamie Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2, 2019 - Huron-Raisin Social Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill; 2122 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
For more information, contact James Hudler at 734-475-9792 or email email@example.com
October 3, 2019 - Livingston County Michigan Libertarians Business meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The meetings have two parts:
The other meeting we have every month is the business meeting. At this meeting, usually held at our Secretary's home in Howell, the officers and volunteers discuss affiliate business. The membership is welcome to attend these meetings, which are announced at the prior week's social meeting.
- Meet and greet: Catch up with each other at 7 while we order food and introduce any visitors.
- Guest Speaker / Miscellaneous: If we have something going on that requires discussion before the business meeting, we talk about it. Occasionally, we will have a guest speaker.
Cleary's Pub, 117 E Grand River Ave. Howell, MI 48843
For more information, contact James Weeks II at 810.422.8769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 8, 2019 - Libertarian Party of West Michigan (LPWM) Monthly Membership meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The LPWM will meet at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2720 44th Street S.W., Wyoming, MI 49519.
More details are posted on the Libertarian Party of West Michigan Facebook Page, or link to the event page. For more information, please contact Jamie Lewis at email@example.com.
October 9, 2019 - Libertarians of Macomb County Monthly meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ike's Restaurant, 38550 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights
For more information, contact Mike Saliba at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 9, 2019 - Libertarian Party of Wayne County business meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The new venue and day for business meetings is on the second Wednesday of each month at Leon's Family Dining. 23830 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124. Phone: (313) 563-3713
For more information, contact Scotty Boman at (313) 247-2052 or email ScottyBoman@hotmail.com
October 13, 2019 - Straits Area Business Meeting, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Thirsty Sturgeon, 11900 Scott Rd, Wolverine, MI 49799
For more information, contact Chair Andy Evans, (231) 625-8403, . email@example.com
October 16, 2019 - Northwest Michigan affiliate monthly business meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The house of Phil Lindsay. 7905 Hilleys Rd SW. South Boardman, MI 49680.
Contact Donna, the affiliate chair, or Ben Boren, affiliate vice chair for details.
The officers will conduct a business meeting every 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please see the Events Page for more information.
Business meetings will focus on the group's goals of electing political candidates and conducting outreach and educational activities. Anyone is welcome!
The monthly meeting will be also be held electronically as well. For more information, please contact Donna Gundle-Krieg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 16, 2019 - Jackson-Hillsdale Libertarian Party monthly meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker - Mr. Jeromy Alexander, candidate for Mayor of the City of Jackson.
Steve's Ranch Restaurant, 311 W. Louis Glick Hwy. Jackson, MI 49201
We encourage Teachers, Politicians and Public Officials to attend this meeting. IT'S YOUR TAX MONEY! For more information contact Norman Peterson (269) 330-2980. JHLP Website: https://www.jhlp.org/
October 16, 2019 - The Libertarian Party of Oakland County monthly meeting, Dinner at 6:30 PM, meeting at 7:30 PM.
Rusty Bucket. 30450 Telegraph Rd, Bingham Farms, MI 48025. For more information contact Connor Nepomuceno, Cjnepo1@gmail.com or Vice Chair Ben Carr at 248-919-8152
October 20, 2019 - Capital Area monthly business meeting, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Harper's Restaurant and Brew Pub. 131 Albert Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823.
Contact Luke Sciberras at 248-302-1064 or email CapitalAreaLP@gmail.com to confirm location.
Times and locations may very from month to month.
October 23, 2019 - Libertarian Party of Wayne County general meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Regular business meetings have been moved to the second Wednesday of the month. However we will now have a general meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Livonia Elks at 31117 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 48150. Directions: south side of Plymouth, just a short distance east of Merriman. Park in the back; enter through rear entrance. - Walk straight ahead through the vestibule, lobby area, and then turn down the hallway to the right. Walk down about 50' or so, and turn left into the short hallway; pass the couple of restrooms - and there we are!
There may be additional changes in the future, so please call ahead for future meetings.
For more information, contact Scotty Boman at (313) 247-2052 or email ScottyBoman@hotmail.com
October 23, 2019 - Libertarian Party of West Michigan (LPWM) Video Conference - Business Meeting, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Executive Committee holds a business meeting every month by video conference. If you would like to be a part of it, please contact Jamie Lewis at email@example.com to get a log in.