August 29, 2006
Tim Slagle, the Libertarian comedian who entertained us at the Liberty Fest last year, is returning to Michigan.
Reprinted Because I think it is important.
When Michael Donahue was LPM Chair (2004-2005), members pledged Approximately $3,600 for radio ads. If there is any time this money should be spent, it is now. That’s how I feel about it. Election season is the time when people have politics on their minds. It is a critical membership growth time.
These days, most people don’t think something exists unless they encounter it in the electronic media. Our membership is disturbingly low. It is a critical time for our party. There are some who disagree. I have met with some people in the party who would like us to forgo radio advertising altogether. We have $3600 pledged for this purpose but we need twice that to run an effective campaign. Even critics of radio ads would favor them if we had more to spend on them.
Ads must be booked in advance. If you want the Libertarian Party of Michigan to run Radio advertisements.
Send your donation right away to:
LPM Federal Fund
Libertarian Party of Michigan
P.O. Box 27065
Lansing, MI 48924-7065
Make sure to put the words “2006 Radio Ads” in the memo line or at the top of the checks. So we know you support this use of your money.
Macomb Community College is hosting a Meet the candidate event on Tuesday September 12th and Wednesday September 13th . The event will be held at both the South and Center campus locations. It will be from 10AM to 4 PM each day.
TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 5TH : Call Sarah Lester at 586-286-2242. Fax 586-286-2250.
For campus location information visit: www.macomb.edu
I sent (by email and fax) the following press release to a variety of news outlets.
Libertarians can help by contacting WKAR-TV in East Lansing, WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, and WXYZ-TV in Detroit and insist on REAL NON-PARTISAN DEBATES.
Detroit, MI - Gregory Creswell, Libertarian Candidate for Governor, is perplexed by Jennifer Granholm’s announcement that she has accepted three invitations to televised debates:
“We have sent invitations to all of the candidates for governor. So far the Constitutionalist candidate, Bhagwan Dashairya (on the ballot as a United Taxpayers Party candidate), is the only one to express a willingness to publicly debate us.” Said Creswell. He went on to say, “My running mate and I have sent press releases to TV stations all over the state, expressing our interest in a debate. If they want a real debate, why haven’t they invited us?”
Creswell’s running mate Scotty Boman thought this might be some kind of political humor, “The Governor announced that she will be in a TV debate where their may not be any opposition. Now she can call every press conference and interview a debate!”
One of the appearances, on October 2nd , will be at WKAR-TV, which will be moderated by Tim Skubick, and will be simulcast on Michigan Public Television stations and Fox Television affiliates in Michigan. In 1994 Skubick hosted a US senate debate that was also scheduled to be simulcast statewide on public TV. Libertarian US Senate candidate Jon Coon took WKAR to court because the station was only permitting two candidates to participate in a publicly subsidized forum. The case eventually went before the United States Supreme Court. On November 7, 1994 the court let an earlier decision, in Coon’s favor, stand.
[ http://www.lp.org/lpn/9412-debate.html ]
The decision means Publicly funded TV Broadcasters can’t discriminate against candidates and political parties.
“The 1994 debate was awesome!” Said Lt. Governor candidate Scotty Boman, “People actually got to hear a sparring of ideas and not just the same bland political drivel that has come to characterize politicians in the Republican and Democratic parties. I can’t wait to see Granholm debate Creswell!”
The Greg Creswell for Governor Campaign has Signs and bumper stickers ready. Now we just need volunteers to "paint the state orange!"
Creswell is also looking for volunteers to help promote the cause at the Mackinac Bridge Walk this Labor Day.
Anyone who is interested in:
Being a distribution hub.
Posting a sign.
Please call me at 313-247-2052.
or email Greg Creswell at:
After a period of reduced activity, the Kalamazoo Valley affiliate has elected new officers, including a new chair: Kai L. Phillips. I congratulate their enthusiasm and renewed growth.
The group is currently discussing the possibility of a broader regional name. Their fresh perspective and creativity is welcome, I hope they make a choice that is as original as it is inspiring.
The next meeting is to be held on Monday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. at TGI Friday's.
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