Archive by month: February 2020

The Massachusetts presidential primary is Tuesday, March 3rd. Anyone registered under the Pirate designation can vote in any one of the four primaries: Democratic, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian and Republican. Early voting ends this Friday, February 28th. Find where to vote in your town. Absentee ballot applications must be received by your local election office by 12 p.m. on the day before the election (Monday). You can also confirm your registration status and find your poling place fo...
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As we mentioned in yesterday's Pirate News post, we will have a Pirate meetup in Lowell on March 21st, 10am-2pm. It will be at the Lowell Public Library, 401 Merrimack St. We will update our platform, plan our work in the year ahead, and likely teach how to protect your privacy. Hope you can make it!

 

In the latest Pirate News we talk about current events including the latest election results and a net neutrality update. Net NeutralityFCC PR spin: https://www.fcc.gov/document/what-theyre-saying-about-chairman-pais-c-band-plan & https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-168A1.pdf Filing a public comment. Quoting proceedings 17-108 for net neutrality aka restoring internet freedom: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express Tech meeting will be Sunday, March 8th, 2-4pm. It will b...
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Secretary Steve, Quartermaster Joe and Captain James talk about the trials and tribulations of Facebook and especially their users, including these articles: Zuckerberg tries to placate EU regulators by saying Facebook is willing to pay more in taxes Bloomberg's meme spree prompts changes in Facebook, Instagram rulesSignal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses Please share topics you want us to explore in upcoming Pirate News episodes in the comments. Thanks!

 

Our next tech meeting will be Sunday, March 8th, 2-4pm. It will be at Mr Crêpe, 51 Davis Sq, Somerville. Hope you can make it. You can also sign up to our mailing list for the tech committee at https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/democracy_masspirates.org.

 

Thanks to everyone who filled out MuckRock's FOIA request system to find out whether police are using facial recognition technology and how. Eleven requests are up for Massachusetts, but that still leaves 340 cities and towns we can file FOIA requests in. The process to send a request to your municipality or any other you are interested in is easy: Go to their project pageFill out the form at the bottom of the pageComplete any steps they have to create an account That's it. It will ...
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Today is the last day to register to vote if you want to participate in the March 3rd presidential primary. Anyone registered under the Pirate designation can vote in any one of the four primaries: Democratic, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian and Republican. You can register on-line, or by printing out a voter registration form, filling it out and mailing it in or dropping it off in person. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadline...
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Captain James, Quartermaster Joe and Secretary Steve start with a discussion of Ranked Choice Voting (aka Instant Runoff Voting), how it works, why Pirates support it and the upcoming ballot initiative to make it law in Massachusetts. We finish with a discussion of housing in Massachusetts, why it is so expensive and some of the policies that can help. Don't forget to register to vote, if you haven't already. Voters who are registered to vote by the end of this Wednesday, February 12th ...
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To vote in the March 3rd presidential primary, citizens have to register to vote by Wednesday, February 12th. Anyone registered under the Pirate designation can vote in any one of the four primaries: Democratic, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian and Republican. You can register on-line, or by printing out a voter registration form, filling it out and mailing it in or dropping it off in person. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadli...
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