The Pirate Party is an international movement. Yesterday, the Berlin Pirate Party upset the German political establishment by being the first Pirate Party to enter a state legislature. So with their 8.9% vote, since Germany uses a form of proportional representation, 15 pirates will soon have new jobs and we have reason to wish them a hearty Arrrrr!
Talk Like a Pirate Day is Today!
Monday, Sept. 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we plan to celebrate it by telling people about the Pirate Party. We are leaving it up to our mateys as to how they want to do that. Some, such the pirates in Somerville, Lowell or Newburyport, will be heading out to the street with their pirate kit to talk like and talk about Pirates. Others may choose to print out and hand our brochure to their friends. If you are going to put your name on the line that you’ll be talking like and about Pirates, just do it!
Help Distribute Free Intellectual Pooperty Mini-books
We had a great time handing out over 150 of Nina Paley‘s free Intellectual Pooperty mini-books at Freedom Rally last Saturday. We still have over 500 mini-books to distribute and we can certainly use your help to get them out. We are concentrating on getting them into book and comic book stores and have setup a spreadsheet of the locations we are contacting. If you would like to be our distributor for your city please email or call/txt us at (617) 863-6277 (MAPP).
2012 will be a time of elections from town select board up to President. We want you to run!
Running for President is overly ambitious for us so we are concentrating on local and state elections. Local offices include select board, school committee and, where your town charter specifies, town meeting member. State offices are state representative and senator.
To help prospective candidates and interested supporters, we will run a series of campaign classes starting in October. They will cover the basics of running a campaign for state and local office and can be applied to a non-electoral campaign as well. Even non-Pirates are invited. We have posted our draft talk (pdf) and welcome your comments.
If you are curious about running or can help find a locations for the classes and put up publicity, please email or call/txt us at (617) 863-6277 (MAPP).
Next In-person Meeting is October 2nd, noon-2pm
Our next in-person meeting will be October 2nd from noon to 2pm. It will be at 25 Moore St. in Somerville. We hope you can make it!
Also, our weekly Mass. Pirate Party chat is today and every Monday at 9:30pm. To get on:
- Go to our Talk with us on IRC page
- Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #masspirates in the Channel box next to it, then click the Connect button
- Start typing and reading