August 28th, 2019 IRC Meeting

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Goals for Q3:

  • Organize meetups
  • Organize election
  • Organize Fundraiser(s)
  • Organize candidate trainings
  • Revise platform

Party Conference

Party Conference is 9/21 at Encuentro 5

ToDo list -

Regional Meetings

Leader: jokeefe

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

Video Newsletter

Leader: Joseph

  • 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).

National Party

Computer Donations


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

Tabled Projects

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

FOSS Tutorials

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.

Upcoming Events

  • 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


  • jokeefe
  • Joe
  • Ceynolds87
  • srevilak


  • bonelesspepsi[m]
  • davidd
  • hvxgr
  • MikaelaSuomalainen
  • Deffy
  • haskal[m]


Picnic. One new person attended. Good food. Good conversations.

Conference. Planning information at

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 -,_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
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
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 -
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
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>
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