Just a special alert regarding the March Meeting for the LPOC. Sila's was already booked for the usual fourth Wednesday, March 28, so we are holding the meeting one week early.
This is a one-time change only; we will be back to our normal meeting date in April. We hope to see you at Sila's on March 21!
Candidate Donations.The Liberty Leadership Council, a
Michigan Political Action Committee (PAC), will be
considering donations for libertarians running for
non-partisan office in 2001. Please provide the following
information to Liberty Leadership Council, 2623 S. Clare
Avenue, Clare, Michigan 48617 or email at
Please send requests as soon as possible as funds are limited. Depending on the dates of elections and number of requests, more donations can be made if everyone responds early. A PAC is the mutual funds of politics so if you are or are not a candidate, remember to contribute to your favorite PAC today, for candidates later. Thank-you!
Monthly Meeting CancelledThe monthly meeting for the Berrien County Libertarians scheduled for Thursday, 15 March 2001 is cancelled. I repeat, it is cancelled! We will postpone it for next week, Thursday, 22 March 2001. Location will also change to the James White Library on the campus of Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
The officers will be unable to attend this week due to invitations to participate in local government and school board meetings. These are very important for Libertarians to attend whenever possible, especially when there are invitations extended.
Oronoko Township Residents Want Libertarian HelpOronoko Township, which is where Berrien Springs is located, has a coalition of citizens who are organizing a recall of the township clerk and 4 trustees. This is a majority of the township board. The major players of this coalition have expressed appreciation if we could help them organize. Right now, they have an attorney who is working with the Berrien County District Court and the Berrien County Clerk's Office on getting the proper wording of the recall approved.
I am inviting them to attend our meeting on the Andrews University campus so that that we can get information from them about the sewage project that both the Oronoko Township Board and the Berrien County Board of Commissioners approved in the face of great opposition from the people they are supposed to represent. This is a window of opportunity that we cannot pass up. Our help could produce Libertarians elected to office in Berrien County. We plan to alert the local media of our intentions.
Libertarians living in the Berrien Springs area are being called to consider running for these township board vacancies that will be created as a result of a recall vote that we believe are going to be successful. So far, we have Berrien County Vice Chair Jay Sauve, who will give it a second go at township clerk, and I will run for trustee. We will begin collecting signatures to get on the ballot after a successful recall. We will need at least three more for a full slate of Libertarian candidates in Oronoko Township. Please contact me at 616.473.2764 or email me at email@example.com if you would also like to run.
New Buffalo City Council ElectionsAlso, Mr. Ray Kirkus would like to thank all who gave financial and moral support for his election campaign for the city council of New Buffalo. As I write this article, the voting is going on. When you get this, the voting will be over and a winner will hopefully be decided WITHOUT RECOUNTS.
He has a very good chance of winning. Only one small local paper had anything negative to print about his campaign. The other four newspapers, which includes the Harbor Country News, the Southcounty Gazette, the Herald-Palladium, and the South Bend Tribune, had articles about his campaign that were either very positive or unbiassed. He even won the support of zoning board members and one of the sitting councilmen who does not run for reelection this time around. Many have expressed disgust with the way the city council conduct fiscal business and are ready for a change. The fact that Mr. Kirkus is running against a man with many years of experience in local politics is what makes this race very close. Let's cross our fingers.
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