After reviewing the previous survey results, and deciding to hold the conference over a weekend, we chose a range of dates in November and December for the party conference. We need your help choosing the official date. We have one last survey to choose the final date. Please submit your entry by Friday, September 25th.

 

Our next virtual tech meetup will be Saturday, August 29th. It will start at 11am and end at 1pm. Please register in advance. We will send registrants an email reminder before the meeting with the link to video chat service we are using.

 

Our 2020 party conference will be this Fall and we need your input to make it successful. Should it be all virtual? How long it should be? What topics should we cover? We want your help planning it. Fill out the survey by Tuesday, August 25th.

 

Our next virtual tech meetup will be Saturday, August 29th. It will start at 11am and end at 1pm. Please register in advance. We will send registrants an email reminder before the meeting with the link to video chat service we are using.

 

Our 2020 party conference will be this Fall and we need your input to make it successful. Should it be all virtual? How long it should be? What topics should we cover? We want your help planning it. Fill out the survey by Tuesday, August 27th.

 

We are organizing a few events for the Fall. In September/October we hope to have a socially distanced/mask wearing outdoor gathering to map public surveillance cameras in Boston and Worcester. These outings would help to increase the number of cameras we have mapped already. So far, we have mapped the largest number of cameras of any state in the US, but there are so many more we don't know about. Fall is also the time for our party conference. We are looking at either holding it vi...
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The pandemic is slowly improving, but the infection rate is steady.  There is a real possibility that the fall could see a large upsurge in infections. Having video meetings is the default now. Zoom is a privacy nightmare. Skype is compromised from the get go. Google Meet is ... by Google. We use Jitsi when we record the Pirate News, but it is best for small groups where you trust people and probably could not handle our party conference. We need better ...
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Voter Choice MA gathered over 100,000 signatures to get their Ranked Choice Voting ballot initiative on the November ballot. Now they have until June 17th to collect another 13,000+ signatures since the legislature didn't approve of it. With the COVID-19 pandemic, gathering the 13,000+ signatures will be a more difficult task, but it can be done with your help. Sign their voter pledge by Wednesday, May 6th!

 

Massachusetts Pirates Joe, Christine, Malt, Steve and James talk about the latest news of interest to Pirates. The COVID-19 pandemic continues on and has implications for people's lives, the economy and our elections. Steve talks about what Arlington is doing to keep its town government accountable to voters. Malt talks about efforts to suppress voting. James gives an update on Voter Choice MA's efforts to get on Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), aka Instant Runoff Voting, on the November bal...
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First, the good news: Chelsea Manning is out of jail and, due to many supporters, her fines are paid off.  The outpouring of support to help her get on her feet is wonderful.The judge in the Katy Perry song copyright infringement case threw out the jury decision because "the similarities between the song were simply basic and fundamental building blocks of music."JSTOR just opened a mass of their articles and books to the public Next, the bad news: COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, ...
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