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MICHIGAN LIBERTARIAN
July 2019
Volume 48:07


In This Issue:

Thank you for all of the articles. Keep them coming with careful attention to our guidelines. We are now on a monthly publication schedule. Articles for the next issue of the Michigan Libertarian must be submitted to chair@michiganlp.org, newsletter@michiganlp.org and vcpoliticaldirector@michiganlp.org no later than the 20th of each month. This allows for publication on the first of each month.
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Huron-Raisin Affiliate Seeks Libertarians to Volunteer

By Larry Johnson, Secretary
Huron-Raisin Libertarian Party
 

Ann Arbor, MI – The Huron-Raisin Libertarian Party is hosting a booth at the Ann Arbor Art Fairs again this year. The Art Fairs are a regional draw with in excess of 500,000 visitors over 4 days and represent an excellent outreach opportunity. This is an event the the HRLP (previously LP of Washtenaw County) have been hosting for over thirty years and has brought many people, myself included into the party.

The fairs will be from Thursday July 19th to Sunday July 21st and we are looking to have at least two people in the booth at all times. There is a schedule posted here and the slots you are requesting can be mailed to michlibertarian@gmail.com .

Huron-Raisin Libertarian Party has a new meeting location

Also we have changed our meetings to a new location. They will still be the first Wednesday (so the 3rd for July) from 7 pm to 9 pm. The new location is Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill; 2122 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. We need the new location on our Affiliate page and on the calendar also.

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Wayne County Affiliate Needs Many Activists to Volunteer for Duel Events

By By Scotty Boman, Chair
Wayne County Libertarian Party

Detroit, MI - On September 7th there will be two major outreach events in Detroit. This includes the annual outreach table at Dally in the Alley, and a special visit from Black Guns Matter founder Maj Toure.

The key will be finding Libertarians who are willing to forgo the attending the Black Guns Matter event and staff the outreach table at the Dally. Thousands of people will turn out at Dally in the Alley for about twelve hours of music, food, art, beer, and merchandise.

The annual event is in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center by W. Hancock & Second Avenue. Volunteers are needed from early morning through early evening. Peek time is from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The party goes late into the night, but volunteers will start packing up after Sunset.

The location of Maj Toure's visit is yet to be determined, but it will be held in Detroit to ensure easy accessibility to urban residents. Black Guns Matter is a group that educates people in urban communities on their right to keep and bear arms through education and firearms training. He believes inner-city Americans have been left out of the gun rights conversation.

Also, He supports arming urban residents and giving them proper training in order to curb violence.

The Brass Roots Plaque may also make an appearance. That being dependent on whether a volunteer with a flatbed, or roll-back, tow truck is willing to transport it to and from the Lansing area.

If you wish to volunteer, call Wayne County Chair Scotty Boman at (313) 247-2052 (Voice Only) or email scottyboman@hotmail.com

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Boman Schedules Facial Privacy Day to Protest Mass Surveillance


Detroit, MI - Scotty Boman has been challenging the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC) on their failure to block the expansion of facial recognition technology in Detroit. The Detroit Police Department has equipped it's Project Green-light cameras and traffic cameras with facial recognition technology. They lack a credible policy to prevent abuse. Boman appeared in the News 7 (WXYZ) coverage of the June 27th meeting of the BOPC:

What bothers me is real-time facial recognition, where the camera is on you and it's live... They see who you are while you are moving about the community... Giving them that technology and allowing them that kind of use is what I'm most afraid of...
Boman has schedule July 11th to be observed as Facial Privacy Day, and is urging everyone to volunteer to wear a mask or a veil in public places as a protest and to celebrate facial privacy.  He is urging Detroiters to attend the July 11th Meeting of the Board of Police commissioners with their disguise. The Michigan Open Meetings Act prohibits organizations like the BOPC from requiring attendees to identify themselves.  “Your face is your ID.” Boman said.

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Straights Area Affiliate Suspends Meetings Until August

By Andy Evens, Chair
Straits Area Libertarian Party

 

Onaway, MI – Straits Area LP will have no July meeting.  The next meeting will be Sunday August 4th at 2:00 PM
 
The location will be The Cabin Bar in beautiful downtown Onaway, MI.

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Officers & Staff

 
General Contact: Libertarian Party of Michigan: PO Box 27065, Lansing, MI 48909; Phone: 888.FREE.NOW.
Chair: Greg Stempfle. chair@michiganlp.org 
First Vice Chair: Ben Boren. vcaffiliates@michiganlp.org 
Second Vice Chair: Jamie Lewisvcpoliticaldirector@michiganlp.org 
Secretary: Wendi Parker. secretary@michiganlp.org 
Treasurer: Norman Peterson. treasurer@michiganlp.org 
District 1 Rep: Dana Carver. dist1rep@michiganlp.org 
District 2 Rep: Patty Malowney. dist2rep@michiganlp.org 
District 3 Rep: Nathan Hewer. dist3rep@michiganlp.org 
District 4 Rep: Brian Ludwig. dist4rep@michiganlp.org 
District 5 Rep: Benjamin Dryke. dist5rep@michiganlp.org 
District 6 Rep: Antonio Smith. dist6rep@michiganlp.org 
District 7 Rep: Jason Rees. dist7rep@michiganlp.org 
District 8 Rep: Jeff Wood. dist8rep@michiganlp.org 
District 9 Rep: Mike Saliba. dist9rep@michiganlp.org 
District 10 Rep: Catherine Filus. dist10rep@michiganlp.org 
District 11 Rep: Jerry Bloom. dist11rep@michiganlp.org 
District 12 Rep: Lawrence W. Johnson. dist12rep@michiganlp.org 
District 13 Rep: Jeremy Morgan. dist13rep@michiganlp.org 
District 14 Rep: Tim Yow. dist14rep@michiganlp.org 
 

Judicial Committee Members

 

Volunteers

 
Webmaster: In Transition. Webmaster@MichiganLP.org 
Newsletter Editor: Scotty Boman. newsletter@michiganlp.org 
Deputy Editors: Norman Peterson & Mary Buzuma. newsletter@michiganlp.org 
Circulation Director: Catherine Filus.Catherine Filus catherine@catherinefilus.com 
 

Affiliate Contacts


Capital Area: Luke Sciberras, Chair. 248-302-1064, capitalarealp@gmail.com 
https://capitalarealp.wordpress.com 
Genesee County: Chair Alex Cooper, alexcooperliberty@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/LPGCMI 
Huron-Raisin: James Hudler, (734) 475-9792, james.hudler@gmail.com 
https://lpwc.wordpress.com 
Jackson-Hillsdale: Norman Peterson, (269) 330-2980 norman.peterson@comcast.net 
https://www.jhlp.org 
Livingston County: James Weeks II, (810) 422-8769, j.weeks@riseup.net 
http://livingstonlibertarians.org 
Macomb County: Mike Saliba, chair@macomblp.org 
https://macomblp.org 
Mid-Michigan: Tim Yow. vcaffiliates@michiganlp.org 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1356267337769739 
Northeast-Lower: Zach Boyle, 989-255-4521, livovivo@gmail.com 
Northern Lower: Dana Carver, danacarver103@yahoo.com 
Northwest Michigan: Donna Gundle-Krieg. nwmichiganlibertarians@gmail.com 
www.nwmichiganlibertarians.org 
Oakland County: Greg Stempfle, (313) 929-1789, gregstempfle@gmail.com 
http://lpocmi.org 
Southwest Michigan: Jason Brandenburg. swmi4liberty@be-innovative.net 
https://swmlp.com 
Straits Area: Chair Andy Evans, (231) 625-8403, . amevans_1968@yahoo.com 
https://www.facebook.com/StraitsAreaLP/ 
Wayne County: Scotty Boman, (313) 247-2052, scottyboman@hotmail.com 
https://michiganlpwayne.wordpress.com 
West Michigan: Jake Andrews. (269) 967-4071. jwandrew@mtu.edu 
http://lpwm.org

 

Upcoming Events
 

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.

July 4, 2019 - Livingston County Michigan Libertarians social meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The meetings have two parts:

  1. Meet and greet: Catch up with each other at 7 while we order food and introduce any visitors.
  2. 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.
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.
Cleary's Pub, 117 E Grand River Ave. Howell, MI 48843
For more information, contact James Weeks II at 810.422.8769 or email j.weeks@riseup.net

 

July 9, 2019 - Northwest Michigan affiliate monthly business meeting, 2:30 PM
The house off Outreach Director Ben Schulz, 120 E Wexford Avenue in Buckley, Michigan.
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 dokrieg@gmail.com

July 9, 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. Our guest speaker will be Sue Norman from Ranked Choice Voting MI.
More details are posted on the Libertarian Party of West Michigan Facebook Pagehttps:/www.facebook.com/WestMichiganLibertarian

July 10, 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 macomblp@gmail.com

July 10, 2019 - Libertarian Party of Wayne County business meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The new venue and day for business meetings will be on the second Wednesday of each month at Leon's Family Dining. 23830 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124. Phone: (313) 563-3713
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

June 17, 2019 - Jackson-Hillsdale Libertarian County Convention, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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/

June 17, 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 Greg Stempfle, (313) 929-1789, gregstempfle@gmail.com

July 21, 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.

July 24, 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

July 24, 2019 - Libertarian Party of West Michigan (LPWM) Executive Committee meeting, 7:00 PM
This meeting will be by Zoom teleconference. Contact Bill Hall WHall@wnj.com or go to the LPWM Facebook page for info on joining the meeting.
The Libertarian Party of West Michigan. More details are posted on the Libertarian Party of West Michigan Facebook Pagehttps:/www.facebook.com/WestMichiganLibertarian

If you are new to the Michigan Libertarian, you can link to 2016 issues here, http://michiganlp.org/category/newsletters . Older issues are preserved in our historical archives here: http://old.michiganlp.org/resources-2/newsletter.

 

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