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Beat the August 1 Price Increase! Register today for the August 25 State Convention
By Emily Salvette, Secretary
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The Libertarian Party of Michigan Fall State Convention is on Saturday, August 25, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the Wyndham Garden - Detroit Metro Airport, 9191 Wickham Rd, Romulus.
Registration and credentialing begin at 10 a.m. Voting delegates to the convention must have joined the LPM no later than July 26 and will be elected by their affiliate or regional caucus during the period from August 14-18. Check with your local affiliate for the date, time and place of your local caucus. If your county doesn't have an organized affiliate, then contact Credentials Chair Larry Johnson at email@example.com.
Libertarian Candidates For Governor Get Major Party Treatment
Major Party Treatment From Broadcasters
For the first time in the Libertarian Party of Michigan's history our gubernatorial candidates are getting media coverage that approaches that given to the Republicans and Democrats. Bill Gelineau and John Tatar appeared on veteran political reporter Tim Skubick's Off the Recordshow statewide on PBS, which had been notorious for its exclusion of any candidates outside the Republican and Democratic parties. They have also been featured in televised debates on both sides of the lower peninsula. There was a debate in the northern lower peninsula on May 20th, but it wasn't televised.
Vote in the Libertarian Primary August 7
By Bill Hall, Chair
By any measure, the upcoming August 7 primary election is historic for the Libertarian Party, and for Michigan. In “The Historic Nature Of Our Libertarian Governor Primary” Greg Stempfle explained that this is only the sixth time since the primary election law was changed in 1932 that a political party other than the Republicans and Democrats qualified to hold a primary election. And the Libertarian Primary will be the first time in Michigan history a political party other than the Republicans and Democrats will hold a contested primary election for Governor.
But aside from taking part in history, why should YOU bother to vote in the August 7 Libertarian Party primary? And why should you make it your personal mission to urge all the Libertarian activists and friends you know to vote in the August 7 Libertarian Party primary?
Fourteen Libertarians Endorsed By Michigan Vaccine Freedom PAC
By Scotty Boman, Editor
Roseville, MI - The Michigan Vaccine Freedom PAC (MVF-PAC) endorsed fourteen Libertarian Party candidates. This is likely the largest number of endorsements of Libertarian Candidates in Michigan by a single PAC. Since these were pre-primary endorsements, they are a direct consequence of The Libertarian Party of Michigan's primary party ballot status.
Their Libertarian Party Endorsements are:
- John Tatar for Governor.
- Gregory Creswell for District 1 State Representative.
- Ryan Manier for District 28 State Representative.
- Brian Wright for District 38 State Representative.
- Norman Peterson for District 64 State Representative.
- Jason Rees for District 65 State Representative.
- Patty Malowney for District 77 State Representative.
- Tyler Palmer for District 93 State Representative.
- Joseph LeBlanc for District 7 State Senator.
- Chad McNamara for District 17 State Senator.
- Erwin Haas for District 26 State Senator.
- Nathan Hewer for District 28 State Senator.
- Max Riekse for District 34 State Senator.
- Jamie Lewis for District 72 State Senator.
News Briefs & Announcements
Tim Yow Files As Write-In Candidate For Libertarian Primary
Editor's note: This article concerns a candidate seeking the Libertarian Party nomination through the primary system. The Michigan Libertarian provides fair coverage of any Libertarian Party of Michigan member who is seeking the nomination through this process without endorsing one candidate over another, or the candidate's views.
Detroit, MI - The Libertarian Party of Michigan's First Vice Chair, Tim Yow, has filled a Declaration of Intent to run for United States Senator in the Libertarian Primary. To win the primary, and be listed on the general election ballot, he must receive the greater of
0.15% of Michigan's total population (9,883,640 based on the 2010 Census) , or 5% of the highest number of statewide votes for a listed candidate in the LPM primary. This effectively means he will need at least 14,825 write-in votes.
"Cannabis Wagon" Returns To "The Biggest Little 4th In The North"
Onaway, MI - Dana Carver and Walker once again took the "Cannabis Wagon" to the "Biggest Little 4th In The North" in Onaway. The event is the community's Independence Day Parade. Other members of the Straits Area Libertarian Party were also involved.
Carver thanked those who helped on Facebook:
"Thank you to all my helpers: Carrie Lane, Alina Bond, My ol' man, and the kids....love you all. Thank you, Andy Evans, for getting that awesome party banner. Thank the gods we did not die of heat stroke. I am not sure it has ever been this hot on the 4th EVER. BTW....I got them to say 'more freedom, less government' and 'taxation is theft' at all three announcement points! Woot, woot! Biggest 4th in the North, don' cha know!"
Greg Creswell Endorsed By CTV-PAC, Featured On "Detroit Is Different
Editor's note: This article concerns a candidate seeking the Libertarian Party nomination through the primary system. The Michigan Libertarian provides fair coverage of any Libertarian Party of Michigan member who is seeking the nomination through this process without endorsing one candidate over another, or the candidate's views. Neither does the Michigan Libertarian necessarily endorse the views of the Citizens for Traditional Values PAC.
Detroit, MI - State Representative Candidate (Dist. 1), Greg Creswell, has been endorsed by the Citizens for Traditional Values Public Action Committee (CTV-PAC). The endorsement (http://www.ctvmichigan.org/endorsements/) is a "Primary Endorsement," meaning it would not have been available prior to the Libertarian Party of Michigan achieving primary ballot status. He was the only candidate for his district receiving their endorsement.
Creswell was featured on the "Detroit Is Different" online publication.
Wayne County Affiliate To Have County Convention In Addition To Regular Meeting
Detroit, MI - The Wayne County Affiliate has scheduled a second meeting in the month of August in order to comply with new State and Party guidelines regarding county conventions. The Convention will be on August 17th As with other county conventions, they will select delegates to the Libertarian Party of Michigan Fall Convention (To be held on August 25th in Romulus Michigan).
Check-in will be at 6:30 PM followed by business from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. They will meet at Tijuana Mexican Kitchen (West of Southfield Rd.). 18950 Ford Rd. Detroit, MI 48228. Members wishing to participate electronically may contact Wayne County Chair, Scotty Boman, directly to arrange access.
Scotty Boman Leads Detroit Effort To Stop Charter Revision
Detroit, MI - Detroit activist Scotty Boman has been leading an effort to prevent revision of the city's charter. He has made multiple radio and TV appearances as the founder of Detroit Residents Advancing Civilian Oversight (D.R.AC.O). In the most recent appearances he has stated that civilian oversight of the Detroit Police Department would be in jeopardy if the charter revision passed. Appearances include The Robert Ficano Show and the Bankole Thompson show on 910 AM Superstation, as well as a recent appearance on the WHPR show, Feedback.
After receiving over 39% of the vote in his run for Police Commissioner in 2017, Boman formed (D.R.AC.O.). On the group's website he says, "While campaigning door to door, I found that Detroiters were terribly misinformed on the role of the Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC). I founded DRACO to fix that."
Boman has said, "The most important ballot item has received the least attention," in reference to the charter revision which appears as "Proposal R" on the Detroit August 7th primary ballot.
Officers & Staff
Judicial Committee Members
: Luke Sciberras, Chair. 248-302-1064, firstname.lastname@example.org
: Chair Alex Cooper, email@example.com. VC Dustin Reamer, 810-522-3136, 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 Coon, email@example.com
Zach Boyle, 989-255-4521, firstname.lastname@example.org
: Dana Carver, email@example.com
: Donna Gundle-Krieg. firstname.lastname@example.org
: Greg Stempfle, (313) 929-1789, email@example.com
: Jason Brandenburg. firstname.lastname@example.org
: Chair Andy Evans, (231) 625-8403, . email@example.com
: Scotty Boman, (313) 247-2052, firstname.lastname@example.org
: Jake Andrews. (269) 967-4071. email@example.com
Some events are also posted by their hosts at the Meetup.com site. It is recommended that you contact an officer for an affiliate or check the Website (or Facebook page) associated with the meeting host (if they have one) before arriving at a meeting. Some meetings can get canceled, or locations can change with short notice. Contact information connected to most events can be found by expanding the item on the "Agenda view" of the Events page of our website.
August 1, 2018 - Huron-Raisin Affiliate Meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
For more information, contact James Hudler at 734-475-9792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
August 2, 2018 - Livingston County Michigan Libertarians social meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cleary's Pub, 117 E Grand River Ave. Howell, MI 48843
For more information, contact James Weeks II at 810.422.8769 or email email@example.com
August 2, 2018 - Libertarian Party of Wayne County monthly meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tijuana Mexican Kitchen, 18950 Ford Rd. Detroit, MI 48228
Business and speakers, for the Wayne County affiliate, are normally scheduled from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, but people arrive around 6:30 PM to order dinner. For more information, contact Scotty Boman at (313) 247-2052 or email ScottyBoman@hotmail.com
August 7, 2018 - Southwest Michigan Libertarian Party monthly meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Theo and Stacy's, 5225 Portage Rd. Portage, MI 49002
For more information, contact Jason Brandenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 15, 2018 - Libertarian Party of Oakland County Convention, 6:30 PM dinner, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM meeting,
We have returned to Shield's Pizza! 1476 W Maple Rd. Troy, MI
For more information contact County Chair Greg Stempfle at (313) 929-1789 or email@example.com
August 15, 2018 - Jackson-Hillsdale Libertarian Party monthly meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Steve's Ranch Restaurant, 311 W. Louis Glick Hwy. Jackson, MI 49201
For more information contact Norman Peterson (269) 330-2980. JHLP Website: https://www.jhlp.org/
August 16, 2018 - Libertarians of Macomb County 2018 August Convention 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
August 17, 2018 - Libertarian Party of Wayne County Convention, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tijuana Mexican Kitchen, 18950 Ford Rd. Detroit, MI 48228
This is the Wayne County Caucus of the Libertarian Party of Michigan county convention, at which we will select delegates to the Libertarian Party of Michigan Fall ConventionCheck in at 6:30 PM. Business 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Members wishing to participate electronically may contact Wayne County Chair, Scotty Boman, directly to arrange access: (313) 247-2052 or email ScottyBoman@hotmail.com
August 18, 2018 - Straights Area Libertarian Party (SALP), 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM will have its Affiliate Convention on Saturday 8/18 at 3:00 PM, Great Lakes Grill at 817 E State St. Cheboygan, MI
49721. Contact Andy Evans at (231) 625-8403 or email email@example.com For Updates visit: www.fb.com/StraitsAreaLP
August 19, 2018 - Capital Area Affiliate monthly meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AW Body Shop. 3303 N East St. Lansing, MI 48906.
Contact Martin Mashon at (517) 894-7157 or firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm location.
Times and locations may very from month to month.
August 25, 2018 - LPM 2018 Fall State Convention, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wyndham Garden Detroit Metro Airport, 9191 Wickham Rd. Romulus, MI 48174
For more information, Register Here
Toytown. 122 S Mitchell St. Cadillac, MI 49601
August 26, 2018 - Genesee County, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Jan's Bar and Grill. 7499 Miller Rd. Swartz Creek, MI 48473
For more information, contact Alex Cooper at email@example.com or Dustin Reamer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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