April Meeting Wrap-Up

Monday night’s meeting was nicely attended. The Majority Rules game was a great success and was a great ice breaker as this was LATP’s first general meeting since January. Another of the many things that media gets wrong: conservatives have a great sense of humor!

When asked what Independence Day means to you, one of the replies was “The last day of Obama’s presidency!”
Tony Demott, with Campaign for Liberty, gave a brief update on the effort to defeat Prop 1. Many who stand to benefit financially from it’s passage are pumping out millions dollars for of adds to convince people to vote in favor of the may 5th proposal.
State Senator Pat Colbeck gave an update from the legislative perspective telling the audience the money to fix the roads is already available. The state has increased Michigan’s state budget by $4.7 billion in just the past four years. Many legislators do not want to do the difficult work of re-working the budget to find the money. He and other law makers have ideas to propose for May 6th should the ballot initiative fail.
Former Mayor Janice Daniels gave an excellent presentation on keeping our legislators true to their campaign promises. She outlined how we as a country, have let the Supreme Court get away with mis-interpretations of the Constitution when it comes to religious freedom. It was evident Janice is trying to hold recently elected Congressman David Trott to his campaign promise of limited government. A few of his recent votes have gone contrary to his statement that he believes government has gotten too large by voting for large increases in the national debt. Her List of Constituent Guidelines for Effective Constitutional Government is available upon request.

Sandi Bockelman recently attended a conference whose guest speaker was Lt. General Jerry Boykin. She was so moved by his message to the Christian community that she wrote a brief summery.

Next Meeting

The next  general meeting will be May 11th. Details to be announced.

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MiCPAC – Michigan Conservative Political Action Conference (MiCPAC) is the premier gathering each year of the full spectrum of Michigan conservative leadership. This year it is here in our back yard – Troy.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to go before you’re going to love it!  Let us know if you want a ticket at one of our tables, for only $42.00 single price is $49.00.
LATP is looking to fill three tables. Singular tickets are $49.00 for the day’s events; including continental breakfast and lunch. LATP’s Table price would be $42.00 a person.
Please notify us at LakesAreaTeaParty@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

TAX DAY PROTEST AGAINST SALES TAX HIKE!
April 15th (5-7 PM in Troy)

Will you let Michigan’s sales tax increase this spring? Join fellow taxpayers on April 15th to protest the tax hike!

Who: YOU & fellow taxpayers who think taxes on your family are high enough already!

What: A public protest against the May 5th vote to raise the state sales tax from 6 cents to 7 cents (a 17% increase) that will cost the average MI family $500 in new taxes next year if passed.

Where: 500 W. Big Beaver Road (Metro Parkway) In front of the Troy City Hall (just east of I-75 & Big Beaver Road intersection in Troy). Park at Troy City Hall.

Why: Tax hike supporters are spending millions to pass this increase at the May election. This rally is the best way for you to say, “No way!” .

When: Wednesday, April 15th from 5:00PM – 7:00PM.

April 15, 2015 Tax Day Protest is hosted by Core Principles

Rally Against Prop 1 at the Capitol in Lansing on Wednesday, April 15th

There will be a rally at the Capitol in Lansing from noon to 3pm on Wednesday.  From 12 to 2pm, citizens will be visiting their representatives to ask for their opposition to Proposal 1 and to call upon them to fix roads without any tax increases in the event the proposal is defeated on May 5.  From 2 to 3pm, there will be a rally on the Capitol lawn.

 

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The Bloomfield Republican Women’s Club is hosting  their annual movie night – and what a movie it is! It took an emergency injunction from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow this movie to be aired in the Centennial state! It is narrated by Michelle Malkin. It is not to be missed! RSVP required – get details by clicking to the Facebook page and watch the trailer at rockymountainheist.com.

Please join us for this informative and social evening, all proceeds will benefit our veteran’s charities! RSVP required.

Refreshments: 5:30pm
Movie: 6:15pm, Informed Discussion will followMonday, April 20
Bloomfield Township Public Library
$15 – Must be paid in advance
Registration Deadline: Friday April 17, 2015
Make check payable to: Bloomfield RWC
Mail to: Bloomfield RWC, PO Box 7552, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-7552