If you are interested in presenting or participating in a panel at our 2020 party conference, please notify us today, October 30th. If you want to organize a panel discussion, please provide the contact information for other speakers who you want to speak with you or have agreed up to speak with you. We are particularly interested in speakers on these topics:
- A pirate approach to education
- Building third-party coalitions
- Ensuring we all have privacy
- Fostering Free Software
- Proposing local legislation
- Pirate strategy
- Surveillance and counter-surveillance
- Corporate power
- Decentralized auditing of governments and corporations
- Income inequality
- Municipal organizing
- Open government
- Universal Basic Income, Job Guarantee and other approaches
Registration is free and we encourage anyone who is interested in the Pirate Party to attend. Register here.
Our annual party conference will be Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th. It will be virtual and run from noon to 4:30pm each day. The conference will focus on planning, expanding our platform and organizing how-tos. We have time for lightning talks and a number of discussions and panels.
The conference will be a mix of video conferences, streamed discussions and pre-recorded presentations. We will email registrants the streaming details, especially participant details for the video conferences.
Early voting ends today, Friday, October 30th. Find your municipalities early voting locations and hours. If you are voting by mail, get your ballot in soon, preferably at a drop box in your city or town or your city election department or town clerk.
On November 3rd, voters in Massachusetts will choose whether two ballot initiatives pass. We support both initiatives and urge you to support them as well. In particular, please urge your friends and family to vote for Question 2, Ranked Choice Voting. It is winning in the latest poll, but there are a high percentage of undecided voters and neither yes nor no has a majority.