August 28th, 2019 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tasks
- 5 Tabled Projects
- 6 Upcoming Events
- 7 Participants
- 8 Summary
- 9 Minutes
Goals for Q3:
- Organize meetups
- Organize election
- Organize Fundraiser(s)
- Organize candidate trainings
- Revise platform
Party Conference is 9/21 at Encuentro 5
ToDo list - https://pad.riseup.net/p/2019MAPPConference-keep
Looking at late October or November for the Holyoke meetup.
Malt is looking for a place/date for a Worcester meetup the month after the Holyoke meetup.
Freedom Rally Table
- Next pirate news recording?
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
Next meeting will be October 5th, 11am-1pm, possibly at E5. Topics are:
- find discussion/voting system;
- update CCTV cameras to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;
- write an app to record the location/ownership of CCTV cameras;
- set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds);
- post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak).
- jokeefe contacting friend who refurbishes computers for a non-profit
- Archived https://piratenpad.de/p/MassPiratesComputerDonations - move to wiki
Statement on Alabama/Ohio/Georgia Abortion ban bills/laws
Fight bills to make the Film Credit Permanent
H.2419 would make the film tax credit permanent. It is supposed to expire in 2023. The bill has 100+ signatures this time around. jokeefe will submit testimony.
National Platform reform/remake
These have been on our agenda for a long time. How do we make them a reality?
Boston Sex Worker Petition
Non-pirate guest speakers for Pirate News
CCTV camera map
Video Newsletter guest speakers
Worcester farm group is interested in having some FOSS tutorials. Perhaps:
- how to do basic labels in GIMP,
- work through a few sample spreadsheets related to seed cost and
- similarly applicable real-world situations, depending on the needs of the group
Basically how to do graph design & product management with open source tools. Malt will put together a one paragraph description of what we need and we can mail it out to ask pirates to help.
- 9/3, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Industry Lab, Cambridge
- 9/10, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
- 9/13-15, Freedom Rally, Boston Common
- 9/17, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 9/21, 9-6pm, Party Conference, Encuentro 5, Park Street, Boston
- 9/24, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 9/35, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts
- 10/1, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Industry Lab, Cambridge
- 10/5, 11am-1pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, Arlington
- 10/8, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
- Nov/Dec, ?, Holyoke Pirate Meetup, Board Room, Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke
- Nov/Dec, ?, Worcester Pirate Meetup
Picnic. One new person attended. Good food. Good conversations.
Conference. Planning information at https://pad.riseup.net/p/2019MAPPConference-keep
Regional meetings. Hope to have some dates set before the conference.
Video Newsletter. Numerous schedule conflicts this week. Next one will be Sunday Sept 8th, 18:30.
National Party. The US party has gotten an EIN. Waiting for the bank account to be set up.
21:03 <@jokeefe> Agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/August_28th,_2019_IRC_Meeting 21:03 <@jokeefe> ids 21:03 < Joe> To me he seemed very intelligent and measured. 21:03 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:03 < Creynolds87> yes I agree 21:04 < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell 21:04 < Creynolds87> Christine, Haverhill 21:04 <@jokeefe> any changes to the agenda? 21:04 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:04 < Creynolds87> Christine Reynolds, Haverhill* 21:04 < Joe> Nay 21:04 < Creynolds87> no 21:05 <@jokeefe> Review 21:05 <@jokeefe> Lowell picnic 21:06 < Joe> We had one new person show, plus we touched upon a few topic of interest. 21:07 <@jokeefe> wonderful conversation and food 21:07 < Creynolds87> What about your employee? He seemed a little interested 21:07 < Joe> Including school systems and how much parents are relying upon them. 21:07 < Creynolds87> at least 21:08 < Joe> Yeah, but i talk about this stuff with him all the time. 21:08 < Creynolds87> And how we aren't going run that candidate for president at the national level lol 21:08 < Joe> The food really was good. 21:08 < Creynolds87> Have you talked to her yet Joe? 21:08 < Creynolds87> Yes it was delicious 21:09 < Joe> She was at the national meeting. We still have yet to decide tbh. 21:09 < Creynolds87> Oh okay, I know you had reservations about her 21:10 < Creynolds87> We all kind of did. I mean on one hand, running a candidate could grow awareness of the party, but its going to be A LOT of work 21:10 < Joe> Sent to the sab for review. During the meeting i stayed neutral. I do not think we are at the point yet to run a candidate 21:10 < Creynolds87> Okay 21:11 < Joe> We need to get the accounting and positions in order first. 21:11 <@jokeefe> aye 21:11 < Creynolds87> makes sense\ 21:11 < Creynolds87> makes sense* 21:12 * Joe ponders the sense of it all..... 21:12 <@jokeefe> Nothing in Decisions/Endorsements, so skipping to Projects 21:12 < Creynolds87> Okay 21:12 <@jokeefe> unless there is more discussion on this topic? 21:13 < Joe> I have nothing but good memories and a fat belly 21:13 <@jokeefe> lol 21:14 <@jokeefe> Party Conference 21:14 < Joe> Probably maxed out my contribution for this year as well. 21:14 <@jokeefe> I setup a ToDo list - https://pad.riseup.net/p/2019MAPPConference-keep 21:14 * srevilak checked off a few todo items 21:15 < Creynolds87> For me coming up with the $10 is going to be rough. Everything got delayed with my benefits, so still no income 21:15 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:15 <@jokeefe> We never turn people away 21:15 <@jokeefe> unless they are fascists 21:16 <@jokeefe> I’ll add that to the page/posts 21:16 < Joe> We can accept your fees at a later date if that is acceptable to the council. 21:16 < Creynolds87> nice 21:16 <@jokeefe> volunteering is payment as well 21:17 <@jokeefe> Will get the rest of the announcements up soon 21:17 < Creynolds87> Then I just gotta figure out transportatoin 21:18 < Creynolds87> transportation* 21:18 <@jokeefe> Anyone have any ideas for someone to design a poster to put up? 21:18 < Creynolds87> Count me in, I'll keep you all posted 21:20 <@jokeefe> cool 21:21 <@jokeefe> Please put your names to any of the todo items 21:21 <@jokeefe> or add others that are not there 21:21 < Joe> Currently mobile and my phone doesn't support the pad. I will check it out when i can. 21:22 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:23 <@jokeefe> Regional Meetings - Haven’t heard any updates. Hope to have their dates set before the conference 21:24 < Joe> Lets try another one in Lowell for November. 21:24 < Joe> I will attempt to get the library again. 21:25 <@jokeefe> I am willing to drive out 21:25 < Joe> Though if possible i would like to make it more focused on security/crypto 21:25 <@jokeefe> Freedom Rally is 9/13-15. Do we want to setup a table on the common, perhaps with MassMesh folks? 21:26 < Creynolds87> I second that Joe 21:26 < Creynolds87> Sounds like a good idea @jokeefe 21:26 < Joe> Is it too late to get a table? 21:26 < Joe> Probably. 21:26 <@jokeefe> probably. also too expensive 21:26 <@jokeefe> but we can setup elsewhere on the common 21:27 < Joe> Sounds good. 21:27 < Creynolds87> Alright! 21:28 < Joe> Maybe we can do a bake sale! 21:29 <@jokeefe> Not sure we will get people to give their contact info for a brownie, but it cannot hurt 21:29 <@jokeefe> Will create a signup form and ask volunteers then. 21:29 < Joe> Ok, great 21:29 < Creynolds87> Great idea 21:30 < Creynolds87> If we can get some fliers for Piratecon done, we can hand them out at the bake sale, as well 21:30 <@jokeefe> yes 21:30 <@jokeefe> Pirate_Joe, will send you info the payment we need to make to E5 21:31 < Joe> I still have other thing we can give out/sell 21:31 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter 21:31 <@jokeefe> oh ok. what? 21:31 < Joe> This weekend is impossible for me 21:32 < srevilak> I'll be travelling for next two weeks 21:32 <@jokeefe> What other thing can we give out/sell? 21:32 < Joe> Those stickers. May as well sell them so we can get more. 21:32 <@jokeefe> oh, good idea 21:32 < Joe> Maybe at least get some of the cost back so we can continue to make more. 21:33 < Joe> A little more than cost and they will pay for other paper items 21:34 < Joe> Sell shirts instead of giving them away. 21:34 < Joe> Etc. 21:34 <@jokeefe> I’ll be driving my child to college, so this weekend won’t work for me. postpone to next week? 21:34 < Joe> The evening next weekend would be perfect. 21:36 < Joe> 630 pm ? 21:36 <@jokeefe> Sunday, Sept. 8th? 21:37 < Creynolds87> Sounds good to me 21:37 < Joe> Aye 21:37 <@jokeefe> fine by me 21:38 < Joe> SR? 21:38 <@jokeefe> SR? 21:38 * srevilak will be in indonesia 21:38 < srevilak> ($work) 21:39 <@jokeefe> hope you have a lovely time 21:39 < Joe> Ahhh, the lag would be real. 21:39 <@jokeefe> lol 21:40 <@jokeefe> Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) - meeting location is all set 21:40 < Joe> Ok, Sunday the 8th at 630pm 21:42 <@jokeefe> Pirate_Joe, would you talk about what the National Party is doing? 21:43 < Joe> There is not much this week. We have officially aquired an EIN but last i heard we are still waiting on the bank account. 21:43 < Creynolds87> Hey that's something! 21:44 <@jokeefe> one foot in front of the other 21:44 <@jokeefe> step by step 21:44 < srevilak> Agree with Creynolds87 21:44 < srevilak> It's good progress 21:44 < Joe> Jokeefe also sent out the updated bylaw with the new positions. If you could review them and respond i would appreciate it. 21:45 < Joe> Jokeefe also posted the notes to the wiki. Do you have a link? 21:46 <@jokeefe> https://wiki.pirate-party.us/PNC_08/26/19 21:46 < Joe> Last week our chair was absent so i filed in. Any pointers would also be appreciated especially if done privately. ^.^ 21:46 <@jokeefe> wise 21:48 <@jokeefe> Computer Donations - might have found a nonprofit that rehabs pcs 21:48 <@jokeefe> will post more info once I find out 21:48 < Joe> Thats great. 21:49 < Creynolds87> Yes agreed! 21:51 <@jokeefe> That is all I have 21:51 < Joe> Motion to adjourn! 21:51 < Creynolds87> Aye 21:51 < srevilak> 2nd 21:51 <@jokeefe> all in favor? 21:51 < Joe> Aye 21:52 <@jokeefe> aye 21:52 < srevilak> aye 21:52 < Creynolds87> Aye 21:52 < srevilak> will post transcript 21:52 <@jokeefe> have a wonderful night you all 21:52 <@jokeefe> thanks srevilak 21:52 < Creynolds87> Thanks you too