A hearty thank you to Joe and Noelani and everyone who helped make their campaigns a success. We had a boat load of volunteers and got some great press coverage. Even the Boston Globe covered us. According to the AP, Noelani received 1,452 votes (12%) and Joe received at least 549 votes (4%). In Wisconsin, Joseph Klein, a long-time political organizer who ran for state assembly as a Pirate, received 18% of the vote in his two way race.
We know next year will be even better. We are in the process of planning the 2015 PirateCon, as well as 2015 city/town elections and the 2016 state/town elections. 2015 will have more local chapters, cryptoparties and events.
We will be discussing our ideas for the future when we meet with a Pirate visiting from Japan on Sunday, 6pm at the Asgard restaurant at 350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. It won’t be our last discussion, but we hope you will join us.