December 12th, 2013 IRC Meeting
- Upcoming Events
- 12/14 Chelsea Manning Birthday Party
- First Night Protests. https://www.facebook.com/firstnightagainstallwars. http://server1.naffe.net/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2013/007443.html
- Support Outreach & Fundraising
- 12/28 Fundraiser Status
- Phone banking
- 2014 Campaign
- Campaign Training
- Voter registration app?
- Other events
- jokeefe (James O'Keefe, Somerville)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, West of the Alewife)
- Kendra (Kendra Moyer, Arlington, MA)
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.
[9:01pm] jokeefe: Agenda at http://masspirates.org/wiki/December_12th,_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 http://masspirates.org/wiki/Somerville [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 http://masspirates.org/wiki/2014_Event_Calendar [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: https://www.facebook.com/firstnightagainstallwars [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: http://server1.naffe.net/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2013/007460.html [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 http://masspirates.org/wiki/December_12th,_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: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reform-ecpa-tell-government-get-warrant/nq258dxk [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