December 12th, 2013 IRC Meeting

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  1. Upcoming Events
    1. 12/14, December CryptoParty. 1-3pm. Sprouts, 333R Summer st. Somerville
    2. 12/19, Somerville Pirate Party meeting.
    3. 12/22, December Platform Meeting. Location:
  2. Endorsements
    1. 12/14 Chelsea Manning Birthday Party
    2. First Night Protests.
  3. Support Outreach & Fundraising
    1. 12/28 Fundraiser Status
    2. Phone banking
  4. 2014 Campaign
    1. Campaign Training
    2. Voter registration app?
    3. Platform
  5. Other events


  • davidd
  • jokeefe (James O'Keefe, Somerville)
  • srevilak (Steve Revilak, West of the Alewife)
  • Kendra (Kendra Moyer, Arlington, MA)
  • Bluestreak
  • Igel


  • gizah
  • zby_


All set for 12/14 Cryptparty at Sprouts.

12/22 General meeting will be at same location as last general meeting (Pizzaria Regina, in Allston)

We endorse 12/14 Chelsea Manning Birthday Party.

We endorse first night against the wars demonstration.

Meeting Minutes

[9:01pm] jokeefe: Agenda at,_2013_IRC_Meeting
[9:01pm] Kendra: Hi Jamie, I was just about to ask about the agenda
[9:02pm] jokeefe: ids, James O'Keefe, Somerville
[9:02pm] srevilak: Steve Revilak, West of the Alewife
[9:02pm] Kendra: Kendra Moyer, Arlington, MA
[9:03pm] srevilak: I have brief report on Sprouts
[9:03pm] srevilak: Met with Alec earlier this evening.  All set for 1pm Saturday
[9:04pm] srevilak: Lower floor will probably work best.  They have a projector mounted to the ceiling, and a screen to project onto
[9:04pm] srevilak: Got wifi network info
[9:05pm] srevilak: And that's basically it
[9:05pm] srevilak: Jamie - is there a rental charge for Sat, or gratis?
[9:05pm] srevilak: jokeefe: ^^^^
[9:05pm] Kendra: Thanks Steve.  I will let as many people know as I can
[9:06pm] Kendra: Might be a short meeting tonight if no one else pops in
[9:07pm] jokeefe: srevilak, as per last October.  They offer it free to groups, but ask individuals if they want to chip in.
[9:07pm] jokeefe: yes, Kendra
[9:07pm] Kendra: We can always pass a hat
[9:07pm] srevilak: jokeefe: thx.  Will bring a hat to pass
[9:07pm] jokeefe: juggling USPP meeting at the same time
[9:08pm] srevilak: jokeefe: anything interesting happening with USPP?
[9:09pm] jokeefe: electing new officers I believe
[9:10pm] jokeefe: looks to be only one person running for each office
[9:10pm] jokeefe: So - Upcoming Events
[9:10pm] jokeefe: 12/14, December CryptoParty is all set
[9:10pm] jokeefe: 12/19, Somerville Pirate Party meeting
[9:11pm] srevilak: What's the 12/19 mtng?
[9:11pm] Kendra: Location?
[9:11pm] Kendra: Platform meeting, right?
[9:11pm] jokeefe: first meeting of somerville pirates
[9:11pm] jokeefe: 12/22, December Platform Meeting
[9:12pm] srevilak: For 12/22 - same venue as last time?
[9:12pm] jokeefe: yes
[9:12pm] jokeefe: details of the somerville pirates meeting is at
[9:13pm] srevilak: Will try to write blog post for 12/22
[9:13pm] jokeefe: thanks
[9:13pm] srevilak: And catch up on my to-dos from last general mtng 
[9:14pm] jokeefe: any other events?
[9:14pm] Kendra: I would add the Activists Ball to the events list since they are apparently having a costume contest.  Sounds Piratey.
[9:14pm] Kendra: And tabling
[9:16pm] jokeefe: up at 
[9:16pm] jokeefe: 2. Endorsements
[9:17pm] jokeefe: 12/14 Chelsea Manning Birthday Party?
[9:17pm] Kendra: Where and when is that?
[9:17pm] Kendra: What time, I meant to ask.
[9:17pm] jokeefe: Park St., 1pm - conflicts with Cryptoparty
[9:18pm] Kendra: I vote we endorse it just the same.
[9:18pm] srevilak: Despite the time conflict, I'm in favor of endorsing
[9:18pm] Bluestreak joined the chat room.
[9:19pm] jokeefe: I agree
[9:19pm] jokeefe: hi Bluestreak
[9:19pm] Bluestreak: hey
[9:19pm] Kendra: Hi
[9:19pm] jokeefe: how are you doing?
[9:19pm] Bluestreak: mostly tied
[9:19pm] jokeefe: tied eh?
[9:20pm] jokeefe:
[9:20pm] Bluestreak: everything went as it shoud]
[9:20pm] Bluestreak: i will listen toy guys talk
[9:20pm] jokeefe: glad it went as it should.  good to have you on the chat
[9:21pm] Bluestreak: ty
[9:21pm] srevilak: So the, are we in favor of endorsing 12/14 Chelsea Manning Birthday Party?
[9:22pm] Kendra: Aye
[9:22pm] jokeefe: aye, beat me to it
[9:22pm] Bluestreak: aye
[9:22pm] jokeefe: motion passes
[9:23pm] Bluestreak: i need to put something up if there is time
[9:23pm] Bluestreak: on agrnda
[9:23pm] Bluestreak: typing one handed
[9:23pm] jokeefe: k
[9:23pm] Bluestreak: tell me when
[9:24pm] jokeefe: We have been asked to endorse First Night Against the Wars!
[9:24pm] jokeefe: what is the topic, Bluestreak?
[9:24pm] Bluestreak: thata it\
[9:24pm] Bluestreak: that was my thing
[9:24pm] srevilak: I know one of the first night organizers.  Installed linux on his laptop last night.
[9:25pm] Bluestreak: Dan ZKonyoff wont stop messaging me about it
[9:25pm] Bluestreak: i think im going to have to go.
[9:25pm] jokeefe:
[9:25pm] Bluestreak: he asked me to get piratye endorserment
[9:25pm] Kendra: Feel better, we'll see you soon.
[9:25pm] Bluestreak: that's why im here instead of sleeping
[9:26pm] Bluestreak: no
[9:26pm] Bluestreak: i mean go to the eventr
[9:26pm] Bluestreak: bacause dan has asked me like 20 times
[9:26pm] jokeefe: I don't object to it, but I would like to know more about what is involved.
[9:26pm] Kendra: He's doing that to a lot of people.
[9:26pm] Bluestreak: lol
[9:27pm] Bluestreak: lucky you jok
[9:27pm] Bluestreak: i know way more than i need to!
[9:27pm] jokeefe: tell us more
[9:27pm] Bluestreak: hold on
[9:28pm] Kendra: I went to this during the Occupy Times and we did the projection on the wall. 
[9:28pm] Bluestreak: Daniel Kontoff: well i got Noam's chomsky endorsment just sent to my Yahoo email
[9:30pm] Kendra: Is there a particular program or just a war protest?
[9:30pm] Kendra: I guess I mean a specific focus
[9:30pm] Bluestreak: he rambled at loy to my fb pm
[9:31pm] Bluestreak: i can ask him what he sent to chomsky to get his endorsement
[9:31pm] Bluestreak: hes not at irc as i stronlgy suggested...
[9:32pm] Kendra: My understanding is that this has been a tradition for a while with declining attendance
[9:32pm] Bluestreak: because he is at a party
[9:32pm] Bluestreak: 1st night?
[9:32pm] Bluestreak: declining?
[9:33pm] Bluestreak: cuz ppl are afaid of TERRORISTS?
[9:33pm] Kendra: Just what I heard, not arguing or anything.  I mean the protest part.  People are out there I am sure.
[9:33pm] Bluestreak: I WASNT TEASIN G YOU
[9:33pm] Bluestreak: OOPS
[9:33pm] Bluestreak:  cap lock
[9:34pm] Bluestreak: wasnt teassin you but rather the fearful folks who
[9:34pm] Bluestreak: bleh
[9:34pm] Bluestreak: talking too much
[9:34pm] Bluestreak: must be the percoset
[9:34pm] Bluestreak: will be quiet now
[9:34pm] Kendra: That was my next question, what kind of happy pills did they send you home with.
[9:35pm] jokeefe: suggest we table and find out more info on it
[9:35pm] Bluestreak: motion?
[9:35pm] Kendra: Aye to tabling until we have a better understanding of this year's focus
[9:35pm] Bluestreak: aye
[9:36pm] jokeefe: srevilak?
[9:36pm] Bluestreak: PNC is such a stickler for RR's
[9:36pm] srevilak: I favor endorsing first night against the wars
[9:36pm] Kendra: I'm against war and all but would like to see how our platform relates to this action
[9:36pm] Bluestreak: im easy
[9:37pm] Bluestreak: if steve likes it i like it
[9:37pm] Kendra: Wait I am confused.  Do we have to do anything or is this just an endorsement?
[9:37pm] Bluestreak: endosrses
[9:37pm] Bluestreak: *I* have to go
[9:37pm] Bluestreak: Dan is very insistent
[9:38pm] Kendra: If it's just being supportive I say endorse and move on
[9:38pm] srevilak: Some background on the first night demonstration
[9:38pm] srevilak:
[9:38pm] Bluestreak: ok then back on the table:
[9:38pm] Bluestreak: motion to endosre fnatw
[9:38pm] srevilak: Bluestreak: second
[9:38pm] jokeefe: all in favor?
[9:39pm] jokeefe: aye
[9:39pm] Kendra: aye
[9:39pm] Bluestreak: aye
[9:39pm] Bluestreak: Dan will be threlled
[9:39pm] Bluestreak: or something
[9:39pm] jokeefe: moving on
[9:40pm] jokeefe: 3. Support Outreach & Fundraising
[9:40pm] jokeefe: 12/28 Fundraiser Status - so no location?
[9:41pm] Kendra: Not at the moment.  I was of the understanding that this is postponed.  we could probably still use that space but the situation with the Vs people is not stable and I think we should sidestep any unnecessary drama.
[9:42pm] Bluestreak: I suggest Valenties with pyrates
[9:42pm] Bluestreak: we can promote it at Arisia
[9:42pm] Igel joined the chat room.
[9:43pm] jokeefe: hi lgel
[9:43pm] Igel: yaar
[9:43pm] Kendra: Should we reschedule after the Activists Ball so people can catch their breath and not feel too pressured to donate to everyone?  Spread it out a bit? Valentine's is good, but also a date night for may people and might present a confllcit.
[9:43pm] Bluestreak: hey Igel
[9:43pm] jokeefe: Valentines day is Friday, 2/14
[9:43pm] Bluestreak: good point
[9:43pm] Bluestreak: when is act ball?
[9:43pm] Kendra: Jan 25
[9:44pm] Bluestreak: we could have it the 25th
[9:44pm] Bluestreak: no date conflict
[9:44pm] • Igel looks over at,_2013_IRC_Meeting
[9:44pm] Bluestreak: no
[9:44pm] Bluestreak: 15th
[9:44pm] Bluestreak: drugs are bad mkay?
[9:45pm] Igel: where we at?
[9:45pm] Bluestreak: 2/15
[9:45pm] jokeefe: #3
[9:45pm] srevilak: Igel: 3.1
[9:45pm] Igel: ah thanks
[9:46pm] Kendra: The 15th sounds good too.  It's a weekend and less competition for Valentines.  We will still need a theme that might be Valentiney.  Again as holidays go, it might still be a deal where it is Valentine's weekend, but I have no objection to 2/15.
[9:46pm] Bluestreak: cool
[9:46pm] jokeefe: Kendra, so 2/15 at Versus might work?
[9:46pm] Bluestreak: lots of valentines decor ob pintrest too
[9:48pm] Kendra: We can't use Industry lab though.  They cancelled their lease as of the end of this month.  I might ask others at the space if we could rent it or something.
[9:48pm] Kendra: Or find someplace else.
[9:48pm] Kendra: Like All Asia or somewhere
[9:49pm] Bluestreak: lol dan just called
[9:49pm] Bluestreak: i told him we voted to endorse
[9:49pm] Bluestreak: sorry for the aside
[9:50pm] jokeefe: suggest we find a place before planning it, but a 2/15 party sounds good if we give people enough notice
[9:50pm] Kendra: The thing is getting the music and a space that is not opposed to us being noisy.
[9:50pm] jokeefe: agreed
[9:50pm] Bluestreak: kenra you talk to chance?
[9:51pm] Bluestreak: i told him to email you
[9:51pm] Bluestreak: @ ur riseup acct
[9:51pm] Bluestreak: he will rap for free
[9:51pm] Kendra: I talked to Chance.
[9:51pm] Bluestreak: he has a poetr frend who raps about love
[9:51pm] Bluestreak: persferct for valentine
[9:51pm] Kendra: My god you are hilarious right now
[9:52pm] Bluestreak: james you heard the poet in july
[9:52pm] Bluestreak: LOVE
[9:52pm] Bluestreak: ME
[9:52pm] Bluestreak: M wounded
[9:52pm] Bluestreak: and drugged
[9:52pm] Igel: hehe
[9:52pm] Kendra: Bluestreak and Dan the bagle Man sitting in a tree...
[9:53pm] Bluestreak: occupational hazard
[9:53pm] Bluestreak: activist crush
[9:53pm] Bluestreak: happens all the time!
[9:53pm] jokeefe: So lets find a place for the fundraiser and then plan from there
[9:54pm] Kendra: Any suggestions for a dcheap or free venue for a fundraiser let me know
[9:54pm] Bluestreak: can we have stds?
[9:54pm] Bluestreak: save the dates?
[9:54pm] jokeefe: Democracy Center?
[9:54pm] Bluestreak: like we did with pirate con
[9:54pm] Kendra: They actually are cheap and don't mind music
[9:54pm] Bluestreak: can we be loud @ dc?
[9:55pm] Bluestreak: cool
[9:55pm] Bluestreak: howqs parking?
[9:55pm] Kendra: Not that good.
[9:55pm] srevilak: Bluestreak: DC is in harvard square.  Parking's not very easy
[9:55pm] jokeefe: yes, there were bands after our first piratecon
[9:56pm] Bluestreak: cool
[9:56pm] jokeefe: should be outside of spring break so the college turnout should be better
[9:56pm] Kendra: That might work.  i can check to see about the date's availability and we can go from there
[9:56pm] Bluestreak: i can handle harv squ
[9:56pm] Kendra: We might get more walk in people
[9:57pm] Bluestreak: yes!
[9:57pm] Bluestreak: from haaahhhvahd
[9:57pm] jokeefe: ok, we can talk about it off-line
[9:58pm] zby joined the chat room.
[9:58pm] jokeefe: I don't have any updates on the remaining items
[9:59pm] Kendra: When is the next platform meeting again?
[9:59pm] srevilak: Kendra: 12/22
[9:59pm] zby_ left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 272 seconds)
[10:01pm] Kendra: Have we agreed on a date to start phone banking? Do we have numbers to call? Where will we do it? Are we going to practice first?  Sorry about so many Q's
[10:01pm] srevilak: I think a practice session would help
[10:02pm] srevilak: off topic:
[10:02pm] Kendra: We could easily practice in pairs and take turns calling each other as caller and called.
[10:02pm] jokeefe: if we don't have the fundraiser to dial for, we can do it over later Dec/Jan
[10:03pm] Kendra: Are we just dialing random numbers or working from some sort of list or yellow pages?
[10:03pm] jokeefe: Suggest that it be 2-3 hours, with the first 30 min/1 hour being training
[10:03pm] jokeefe: we have a list
[10:05pm] Kendra: Do we have a date set to start?
[10:05pm] Bluestreak: if i may
[10:05pm] Bluestreak: Jason wants to work wiht Jamie this weekend deciding up the list
[10:06pm] Bluestreak: He wants to just get in done. You up for that J?
[10:06pm] Bluestreak: devidibg
[10:06pm] jokeefe: yes
[10:06pm] Bluestreak: deviding
[10:06pm] Bluestreak: OK so the list will be vroken into gepgraphical areas. If you want to requweat a particular ares
[10:07pm] Bluestreak: you can. We want REDACTED Bellinghom franklin...
[10:07pm] Bluestreak: We may have to double or triple up on regions if we cant get more allers
[10:07pm] Bluestreak: callers
[10:08pm] jokeefe: suggest having calling dates so that we can encourage people to help
[10:09pm] jokeefe: who wants to work on it?
[10:09pm] Bluestreak: What?
[10:09pm] Bluestreak:  Suggesting dates?
[10:10pm] Bluestreak: I say do some calling before Arisia and some after if we get a lot of contat info
[10:10pm] Kendra: Sunday and Monday eves are good times.
[10:10pm] Bluestreak: Sunday nights are bad for me until Jason is done w/NJ
[10:10pm] Bluestreak: I can't get anything done because he always is freeting about leaving for work at 3 in the morning
[10:11pm] Bluestreak: I could skip yoga on mondays
[10:12pm] Kendra: I am assuming this is a short term project and if those days don't work others can pick up the slack
[10:12pm] jokeefe: Jan 5th/6th, 12th/13th, 26th/27th
[10:12pm] Bluestreak: All of them?
[10:12pm] jokeefe: no
[10:12pm] Bluestreak: Sorry im so confused
[10:12pm] jokeefe: suggesting as possible dates.
[10:13pm] jokeefe: It is late and we are over time.  lets take this to email.
[10:13pm] Bluestreak: OK Not the 12/13
[10:13pm] Bluestreak: Sam will have me busy making her costume
[10:13pm] Kendra: Yeah, motion to call it a day
[10:13pm] Bluestreak: 2nd
[10:13pm] srevilak: aye
[10:14pm] Kendra: aye
[10:14pm] jokeefe: aye
[10:14pm] jokeefe: thanks all have a wonderful night!
[10:14pm] Igel: aye
[10:14pm] Kendra: 'Night Pirates
[10:14pm] Kendra left the chat room. (Quit: Web client closed)
[10:15pm] Igel: lo
[10:16pm] Bluestreak: Meep