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    Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM)
    The Party of Principle
    Phone: 1-888-FREENOW (373-3669)

    LPM 2014 Convention in Howell, Michigan

    Saturday May 17,2014

    “Freedom is the Future”


    Libertarian Party of Michigan Convention

    LPM State Convention which will include the nomination of 2014 Candidates
    for office as well as delegates to the national convention in Columbus, Ohio, June 26-29, 2014

    Visit the LPM website at for the latest news and the convention page for registration forms and online




    Rodger Young Convention Chair

    Convention Location:
    Johnson Center at Cleary University
    3750 Cleary Dr. (map)
    Howell, MI 48843
    517.548.3670 (Cleary U)



    Johnson Center at Cleary University

    Directions to Convention
    Howell is 47 miles Northwest of Detroit.
    Interstate 96 to Howell’s Latson Rd. Exit #140. Turn North. Turn left at the light at Latson Road
    onto Grand River Avenue, then through the next light at the Meijer entrance.
    Turn left onto Cleary Drive (immediately past the Meijer entrance) and
    follow the drive to Johnson Center.
    Water tower at Cleary University is your landmark.



    Hotel Location:
    Holiday Inn Express Howell
    1397 North Burkhart Rd. (map)
    Howell, MI 48855
    Group room rates:
    Standard King Non Smoking $99.99 +tax Quantity 7
    Standard 2 Queens Non Smoking $109.99 +tax Quantity 8
    Free wired and wireless internet
    Free Express Start Breakfast Bar
    Free shuttle van to Johnson Center @ Cleary University
    Tanger Outlet Mall across the street
    *Group cut-off date April 25, 2014*

    Main Business of Convention

    We will be nominating the Libertarian Party of Michigan slate of
    candidates for the 2014 general election in Michigan. Be sure to
    inform the LPM Political Director Leonard Schwartz of your intentions to run for
    office in this important year.

    Program Saturday, May 17

    Registration: 8:30 a.m.
    Opening and Keynote: 9:00 a.m.
    Business Session 1: 9:00 – 12 Noon
    Lunch: 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    Business Session 2: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Cocktail Reception: ~ 5:00, preceding banquet (bar open thru banquet)
    Banquet with Tatiana Moroz: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    There will be a hosted luncheon, and a banquet in the evening.
    The Libertarian Party of Livingston County will host the Hospitality
    Suite. The suite will host a few events such as Relaxation and
    Refreshments, fund-raising, accepting donations on pop, munchies of
    various sorts (that doesn’t require a license), and Notary station.
    The “post-election” LEC will hold their traditional 1st meeting in this
    room at 4 PM. Possible photo opportunities with our candidates.

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    Tatiana Moroz

    Banquet Entertainment – Liberty Singer Songwriter Tatiana Moroz

    Tatiana Moroz is a young sultry-voiced songstress who fights for liberty,
    love, freedom, and peace.
    Her music, a mix of acoustic & electric Pop infused with Blues,
    Country, Soul, and Rock is liberty and anti-war themed throughout.
    One of her most well known songs is her version of “Masters of War” by
    Bob Dylan
    Tatiana is active in the Liberty movement and Bitcoin scene and has
    performed at numerous liberty oriented events around the world.
    Based in New Jersey, some of Tatiana’s recent gigs include:
    Galt’s Gulch Spring Celebration in Curacaví,­ Chile
    Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, New Hampshire
    The Inside Bitcoin Conference in Berlin, Germany
    RT America Television Network
    Latin American Bitcoin Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Ron Paul Festival in Tampa, Florida
    Tatiana has successfully written, produced and self-released 2 full
    length LPs, “Tatiana” and “Love and Liberty”, 2 EPs, “Fall In August
    Live” and “For the New Year”, as well as several singles.
    Her company, Same Side Entertainment, an activist/talent booking and
    event marketing company books several prominent keynote speakers to
    liberty events worldwide.
    Tatiana Moroz website –

    Online Information and Registration Form
    [You may register and pay for the event through this page, as well as
    make a donation or pledge to the LPM. Note: for donations (not including
    payment for Libertyfest) over $100, please contact our treasurer for
    supplying other information required by the elections law.]

    See you there!

    Disclaimers and Campaign Finance Notes
    1. Paid for with regulated funds by the Libertarian Party of Michigan
    Executive Committee, Inc., Box 27065 Lansing, MI 48909-7065 Not authorized by any candidate.
    2. PLEASE NOTE: Unless you specify otherwise, we may elect to use your
    contribution for federal campaign purposes, state campaign purposes,
    and/or for administrative purposes. State law requires us to provide the
    name and address of all contributors, and the occupation, employer and
    work address for contributors whose total annual contributions exceed
    $100. Federal law requires us to provide the name, address, occupation,
    employer and work address of all contributors whose total annual
    contributions equal $200 or more. Contributions to the LPM are not
    considered charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes, but
    may be deductible for state income tax purposes. Corporate contributions
    are prohibited for campaign purposes, but may be accepted for
    administrative purposes. Contributions by foreign nationals are

    A detailed report on the 2013 Convention is available here:

    National Libertarian Party Convention
    June 26-29, 2014 Columbus, OH

    Join us at the Howell Melonfest this Sat & Sun August 18-19

    The Libertarian Party of Livingston County will host an “Operation Politically Homeless” outreach booth at the Howell Melonfest this weekend. At our booth, passersby will have an opportunity to take the “World’s Smallest Political Quiz”.


    The quiz, produced by the Advocates for Self Government, has 10 short questions on economic and personal issues and can usually be completed in about a minute.




    The quiz is designed to help people without a political affiliation find out where they fall on the ideological spectrum.

    Quiz Results



    Surprisingly high numbers turn out to be more libertarian than they originally thought.  Since 1995, the quiz has been taken online over 18 million times.  Come on by the Livingston Libertarians’ booth at the Melonfest in downtown Howell on Grand River Ave. by the Library and find out where you reside in the political spectrum and get a free pocket Constitution!


    Melonfest Hours – Saturday, August 18th 9AM – 9PM   Sunday, August 19th 9AM – 5PM

    Our Melon Festival booth is open! Come on down to Howell this weekend.

    Renee, Pam, Ron, and Karl set it up this morning and it’s terrific. Check out how good Karl’s statue of liberty looks over there. If you haven’t joined us at a social meeting yet, this is the perfect opportunity to meet some of us. People are responding well to our Operation Politically Homeless booth and the pins on our Nolan Chart are looking very interesting indeed. Come to downtown Howell today or tomorrow to enjoy the festival and say hi. We want to meet you!

    Tim Keirnan, Vice Chair, Livingston Libertarians

    Comments from the Chair for 23APR2011

    Welcome to the Peoples’ Republic of Howell

    As our new governor is turning our great state into the Peoples’ Republic of Michigan (by the way, his new welcome to all the other statists is: Welcome to the P.R.O.M.), the City of Howell is trying to get rid of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

    The City Manager, Shea Charles, introduced at the last City Council meeting on Wednesday April 13th what he called “Free Speech Zones”. That’s funny; I thought that anywhere I stand in the United States is a ‘Free Speech Zone’.

    The thought behind this insanity was to prevent groups such as the Baptist Church in Kansas, Pro-lifers, Skinheads, Bible thumpers, etc., from putting forward their thoughts, even though that is their right. We may not like their words or speech-related deeds, but we need to allow them to speak their thoughts because our Constitution recognizes that right.

    Even though Howell’s proposed Free Speech Zone would only be limited to city festivals for now, where will it end? The American Civil Liberties Union has already threatened the City with a lawsuit if they initiate the ideas. Using the law to tell Americans that they can only speak their minds in special cordoned-off areas is not free speech, it is restricted and constrained speech.

    With Governor Snyder wanting to turn our cities, townships, and villages into regions directly controlled by the State, pulling a Stalinist plot to turn our Republic into a pseudo-Communist state, now the Republican base can whoop it up over Howell also.

    Just as in 2008 when America voted in a President knowing nothing about what he stood for, our state last year voted in someone of whom all we knew was that he was the CEO of a defunct computer company.

    We cannot, as Libertarians, allow the County Seat of the place that we call home to initiate this authoritarian, anti-First Amendment dictum. If we do, we as the largest third party in America may be the next group that they decide they don’t like our message of Liberty, Freedom and the American Way.

    As the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Livingston County, I propose that we watch this dark business in Howell very closely and, if it passes and becomes law, that we peacefully oppose it at every turn, taking up the “cross of Liberty” by defying the injustice and denying the “Free Speech Zones” at every City Festival…even to the point of arrest if need be. Let’s force the issue to the United States Supreme Court if that is what it takes!


    Any and all comments about my comments are welcome. Write me via the Contact area of this website, or email me directly at:

    Todd Richardson, Chair
    Livingston County Libertarian Party