December 19th, 2013 IRC Meeting

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  1. Upcoming Events
    1. 12/22, December Platform Meeting. Pizzeria Regina, Boston
    2. 12/31, First Night Protests.
    3. TPP/TAFTA protest?
    4. 1/5, Campaign Training
    5. 1/9, Somerville Pirate Party meeting.
    6. 1/11, Honor the Memory of Aaron Swartz; Demand Carmen Ortiz's Job
    7. 1/17-20, Arisia, Boston
      1. 1/18, Campaign Training
      2. Cryptoparty
    8. 1/25, Issue Meeting
    9. 1/25, 7pm, Activists Ball
  2. Endorsements
    1. Honor the Memory of Aaron Swartz; Demand Carmen Ortiz's Job
  3. Finances
    1. Where to donate the anonymous contributions?
  4. Support Outreach & Fundraising
    1. Phone banking
    2. Valentines Day Fundraiser Status
  5. 2014 Campaign
    1. Mapping
    2. Voter registration app
  6. Skip the IRC chat on 12/26?
  7. National Party News


  • jokeefe_ (James O'Keefe, Somerville)
  • Bluestreak (Lucia Fiero)
  • srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA)
  • Joe (Joe Guertin, Bellingham)
  • davidd
  • Kendra (Kendra Moyer, Arlington, MA)
  • JCFiero


  • Shidash
  • zby_


  • Next in-person meeting, Jan 25th.
  • Voted to endorse Honor the Memory of Aaron Swartz; Demand Carmen Ortiz's Job demonstration.
  • $99 charitable contribution. $33 to Bill of rights defense committee, and $33 to each of two food banks (perhaps East End House in Cambridge as one of the food banks)
  • Voted to skip the 12/26 IRC meeting

Meeting Minutes

[9:03pm] jokeefe_: Ok, starting.  here is the agenda -,_2013_IRC_Meeting
[9:03pm] Bluestreak: Jason is on his way.
[9:04pm] Bluestreak: He is helping AJ while I rest
[9:04pm] jokeefe_: anything folks want to add?
[9:04pm] Bluestreak: Arisia!
[9:04pm] Bluestreak: Medway Pirates!
[9:06pm] srevilak: hi all
[9:06pm] srevilak: Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA
[9:06pm] jokeefe_: right ids
[9:06pm] jokeefe_: James O'Keefe, Somerville
[9:06pm] jokeefe_: what is the date for the medway pirates next meeting?
[9:06pm] Bluestreak: Lucia Fiero
[9:06pm] Bluestreak: One sec
[9:07pm] Joe joined the chat room.
[9:07pm] jokeefe_: k
[9:07pm] Bluestreak: make it the 23rd
[9:07pm] jokeefe_: hi Joe
[9:07pm] Joe: Hey everyone
[9:07pm] Joe: Joe Guertin, Bellingham
[9:07pm] Bluestreak: Rather not have it the night before we leave for Arisia
[9:07pm] Bluestreak: Hey Joe
[9:08pm] Bluestreak: ID pla
[9:08pm] Bluestreak: pls
[9:08pm] Bluestreak: oops
[9:08pm] Bluestreak: tols you i was tired
[9:08pm] Bluestreak: sigh
[9:08pm] Joe: haha
[9:08pm] Joe: yea just a little tired
[9:08pm] Bluestreak: Wish I got skinny too, like you did
[9:08pm] jokeefe_: Agenda at,_2013_IRC_Meeting
[9:09pm] jokeefe_: Any upcoming events not listed?
[9:10pm] Bluestreak: "Call to Arms!"
[9:11pm] Kendraq joined the chat room.
[9:11pm] davidd: ow its this late again
[9:11pm] Bluestreak: Bam!
[9:11pm] davidd: and i am still awake
[9:11pm] Kendraq left the chat room. (Client Quit)
[9:11pm] jokeefe_: hi Kendraq
[9:11pm] jokeefe_: hi davidd
[9:11pm] Bluestreak: Nice to have you as always davidd
[9:11pm] Kendra joined the chat room.
[9:12pm] Kendra: Kendra Moyer, Arlington, MA
[9:12pm] Kendra: Hi
[9:12pm] Bluestreak: hey
[9:12pm] jokeefe_: hi Kendra
[9:12pm] jokeefe_: Agenda at,_2013_IRC_Meeting
[9:12pm] Kendra: Spaced on the meeting, got my internet back until Monday
[9:12pm] jokeefe_: Bluestreak - Call to Arms for ...
[9:13pm] jokeefe_: np, hope you get it longer than that.
[9:13pm] Bluestreak: It's this Pirate News thing
[9:13pm] Bluestreak: Jason wants to call our segment on upcoming actions: A Call to Arms!
[9:13pm] Bluestreak: NVM
[9:13pm] jokeefe_: good
[9:13pm] Bluestreak: I will brief interested parties later
[9:13pm] jokeefe_: great
[9:14pm] jokeefe_: anyone have any preferences for the Jan. issues meeting? Requests to have it on Sat.
[9:14pm] Bluestreak: I would like to see Garret there
[9:14pm] jokeefe_: Aye
[9:15pm] Bluestreak: NOT THE 18th
[9:15pm] Bluestreak:
[9:15pm] jokeefe_: aye, 1/4 seems too soon to new years, 1//11 is the Aaron Swartz protest
[9:15pm] jokeefe_: that leaves 1/18 or 1/15
[9:15pm] jokeefe_: 1/18 or 1/25
[9:15pm] jokeefe_: Also need to do a campaign training
[9:15pm] Bluestreak: NOT THE 18th
[9:16pm] jokeefe_: duh
[9:16pm] Bluestreak: 18th is Arisia... Have it there?
[9:16pm] jokeefe_: sorry
[9:16pm] Bluestreak: 25th is good
[9:16pm] Bluestreak: there... we've decided
[9:16pm] jokeefe_: sure, can people get in for free?
[9:16pm] Bluestreak: To the hotel room yes
[9:16pm] Bluestreak: Might be weird but cool
[9:16pm] srevilak: Jan 25 is okay with me
[9:17pm] jokeefe_: how is the wifi, can we stream it?
[9:17pm] Bluestreak: Anyone can come to our party room
[9:17pm] Bluestreak: I will look into it
[9:17pm] Bluestreak: I want to look into a lot of things including getting space at the Westin rather than the Renaissance (where we are now) and...
[9:17pm] jokeefe_: ok, could do January two campaign trainings, one on 1/5 and one on 1/18
[9:18pm] Bluestreak: trying to get placed near the UMSFS room so we can enjoy both events
[9:18pm] jokeefe_: issue meeting 1/25, anyone not able to make it?
[9:18pm] Bluestreak: Yes! Put it on the Arisia room agenda... I like it
[9:18pm] Kendra: As of now I should be able to make it.
[9:19pm] Bluestreak: Joe?
[9:19pm] Bluestreak: srevilak?
[9:19pm] srevilak: Bluestreak: can make Jan 25th
[9:19pm] Bluestreak: Shidash forgive me for not knowing but where are you right now?
[9:20pm] jokeefe_: CA
[9:20pm] Bluestreak: ty
[9:20pm] jokeefe_: when is the Arisia crypto party?
[9:20pm] jokeefe_: different times?
[9:20pm] Bluestreak: Um der...
[9:20pm] jokeefe_: days?
[9:21pm] Bluestreak: I wish I knew what you meant
[9:21pm] jokeefe_: we can figure it out.  moving on
[9:22pm] JCFiero joined the chat room.
[9:22pm] Bluestreak: Yay
[9:22pm] Kendra: Can we go through the upcoming events in sequence for clarity?
[9:22pm] jokeefe_: 1/25 - activists ball
[9:22pm] Bluestreak: Oh yeah
[9:22pm] Bluestreak: doy
[9:22pm] jokeefe_: up at the agenda -,_2013_IRC_Meeting
[9:23pm] Bluestreak: IPM at Arisia after all
[9:23pm] Bluestreak: We have to be at the ball
[9:23pm] Bluestreak: Netwrorking
[9:23pm] Joe: I should be good for the 25th
[9:23pm] jokeefe_: good
[9:24pm] Bluestreak: I guess I can meet then greet on the 25th
[9:24pm] Shidash: Bluestreak: I'll be back in Boston from January 8th to some other point in January
[9:24pm] Joe: I can also make the 5th and the 18th for the campaign trainings
[9:24pm] jokeefe_: the only other thing I can think of is a TPP protest
[9:24pm] Bluestreak: Oh cool
[9:24pm] jokeefe_: cool
[9:25pm] Bluestreak: You have a date in mind jokeefe_?
[9:25pm] Bluestreak: Oh and we need a TPP specific flyer
[9:25pm] jokeefe_: first week or two of january
[9:25pm] Shidash: speaking of which, I'm looking for places to stay if anyone is looking to sublet something for a couple weeks
[9:25pm] jokeefe_: in Boston-area?
[9:26pm] Bluestreak: Cuz you would be welcom here but we are in the boonies
[9:26pm] Bluestreak: Gottah have a cah
[9:26pm] Shidash: yeah, Boston area preferably on the T
[9:26pm] Bluestreak: I will ask around
[9:27pm] Bluestreak: how old r u now?
[9:27pm] Shidash: 19
[9:27pm] Bluestreak: k
[9:27pm] Shidash: thanks
[9:27pm] jokeefe_: let me ask the family, we have a couch.  2 weeks?
[9:27pm] jokeefe_: can send a wider call if you are comfortable with that
[9:28pm] jokeefe_: ok, moving on
[9:28pm] jokeefe_: anything to endorse?
[9:28pm] Shidash: jokeefe_: Yeah, that would be great. Probably about 2 weeks, but I'm still trying to figure out exact dates. I'll know those in a few days
[9:28pm] Bluestreak: Somerville would be ideal
[9:28pm] Bluestreak: (IMO)
[9:29pm] jokeefe_: will see what I can do, Shidash
[9:29pm] Shidash: jokeefe_: Thanks
[9:29pm] jokeefe_: Suppose we should formally endorse - Honor the Memory of Aaron Swartz; Demand Carmen Ortiz's Job
[9:29pm] Bluestreak: 2nd
[9:29pm] jokeefe_: discussion?
[9:29pm] srevilak: Agree with endorsing
[9:30pm] jokeefe_: other comments?
[9:31pm] Kendra: 2nd
[9:31pm] Bluestreak: What's to discuss?
[9:31pm] Bluestreak: Logistics?
[9:31pm] jokeefe_: Have to ask
[9:31pm] Bluestreak: Hee hee
[9:31pm] jokeefe_: moving to a vote
[9:32pm] jokeefe_: all in favor of endorsing?
[9:32pm] Bluestreak: aye
[9:32pm] jokeefe_: aye
[9:32pm] Kendra: aye
[9:32pm] srevilak: aye
[9:32pm] Bluestreak: JCFiero?
[9:32pm] Bluestreak: Joe?
[9:33pm] jokeefe_: any opposed?
[9:34pm] Bluestreak: We've jumped ahead a little...
[9:34pm] jokeefe_: seeing none, motion passes 4 for, 0 against, 3 abstentions
[9:34pm] Bluestreak: on the agenda...
[9:34pm] JCFiero: aye sorry
[9:34pm] jokeefe_: Reminder - Agenda at,_2013_IRC_Meeting
[9:35pm] jokeefe_: We are on 3. Finances
[9:35pm] Bluestreak: When did we discuss 1st night?
[9:35pm] jokeefe_: didn't.  left it to people to self organize 
[9:35pm] Bluestreak: Oh
[9:36pm] Bluestreak: Well I think we should discuss it a little
[9:36pm] jokeefe_: aye
[9:36pm] Bluestreak: We are invited to hand out our schwag and such
[9:36pm] Kendra: I assume people will have plans.  I will be in Detroit.
[9:36pm] Bluestreak: I committed to be there.
[9:36pm] Bluestreak: Will Jason and I be the only Pirates?
[9:36pm] Kendra: It would be cool to make a flyer with upcoming Pirate events.
[9:37pm] Bluestreak: Yes it would
[9:37pm] Kendra: Contact info, platform, issues and such
[9:37pm] jokeefe_: what time does it start?
[9:37pm] jokeefe_: good idea Kendra
[9:37pm] Bluestreak: it is from noon to 6... you have plans?
[9:37pm] srevilak: I *may* be able to make first night.  Will see
[9:38pm] jokeefe_: I have work, but I could come out during lunch
[9:38pm] Kendra: It's not at night?
[9:38pm] Bluestreak: No
[9:38pm] Bluestreak: 1st night festivities go all day
[9:39pm] Bluestreak: And the activist community is going to capitalize on the traffic
[9:39pm] Bluestreak: but ppl have lives so not at night
[9:39pm] jokeefe_: Bluestreak, I say put it on the blog.  Give your contact info and we publicize it.
[9:39pm] Bluestreak: Yes, I planned to. Tired.
[9:40pm] Bluestreak: I will be back up to snuff soon
[9:40pm] Bluestreak: It would be great if you could come out at lunch jokeefe_!
[9:40pm] jokeefe_: that I can do
[9:40pm] Bluestreak: I may be there alone if Jason gets called into TRC
[9:41pm] Bluestreak: I mean... the sole Pirate
[9:41pm] jokeefe_: lets talk more in item 4. since it is relevant to turning people out
[9:41pm] jokeefe_: 3. Finances, srevilak, we have to donate the $99 worth of anonymous contributions.  any suggestions to which org?
[9:42pm] Bluestreak: Can it be a Pirate org?
[9:42pm] srevilak: jokeefe_: Meant to get a list of suggestions together, but got tied up with estate returns.
[9:42pm] Bluestreak: like USPP?
[9:42pm] srevilak: Will make putting together a list of orgs a priority
[9:42pm] jokeefe_: doubt it, has to be registered with state, yes, srevilak
[9:43pm] jokeefe_: ?
[9:43pm] Bluestreak: a Mass org
[9:43pm] Bluestreak: got it
[9:43pm] srevilak: Bluestreak: specifically, a charity registered in MA
[9:43pm] Bluestreak: Defend the 4th!
[9:43pm] Bluestreak: charity
[9:43pm] Bluestreak: feh.
[9:44pm] Kendra: How about one of the homeless shelters or foodbanks?
[9:44pm] jokeefe_: Defend the 4th isn't registered, and CDFAR ( is not a 501c3.  Don't think Mass. ACLU or BORDC would qualify either
[9:45pm] Bluestreak: Kendras idea works
[9:45pm] jokeefe_: here is the link -
[9:45pm] jokeefe_: BORDC is in it -
[9:46pm] jokeefe_: as is Artisan's Asylum and Democracy Now
[9:46pm] Bluestreak: NOT Democracy Now
[9:46pm] jokeefe_: yes, not in the state.  could give to three orgs - $33 each
[9:46pm] Bluestreak: not enough 3rd party support IMO
[9:47pm] Bluestreak: I like BORDC and AA
[9:47pm] jokeefe_: ACLU Mass. is in the list -
[9:47pm] Bluestreak: ACLU is a charity? Cool
[9:48pm] srevilak: What's BORDC?  (Doesn't turn up in my AGO search)
[9:48pm] jokeefe_: Bill of rights defense committee
[9:48pm] Bluestreak:
[9:48pm] jokeefe_: though I know nothing about them
[9:48pm] Kendra: East End House in Cambridge has a good food bank program and is local
[9:49pm] Bluestreak: Yes, but too eastern MA
[9:49pm] Bluestreak: Mass is a big state
[9:49pm] jokeefe_: FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASS, INC. -
[9:49pm] Kendra: What do you suggest on your side of the state?
[9:50pm] jokeefe_: East End House -
[9:50pm] Bluestreak: Western MA folks feel like Boston/Cambridge are sucking up all the revenue
[9:50pm] jokeefe_: BORDC is out of Western MA.
[9:50pm] Bluestreak: Just something non-city specific
[9:51pm] jokeefe_: could divide it $33 x 3
[9:51pm] Bluestreak: So two food banks one in Camb
[9:51pm] Bluestreak: one in WMA
[9:51pm] Bluestreak: one for the bill of rights
[9:51pm] Kendra: I am open to all of these suggestions.  Whatever works.
[9:52pm] srevilak: I like the three way split, BORDC + two food banks
[9:52pm] Bluestreak: I could go 50/50 food banks
[9:52pm] Bluestreak: Holidays and all
[9:52pm] Bluestreak: I move 2 food banks and BORDC 33 each
[9:53pm] jokeefe_: 2nd
[9:53pm] jokeefe_: all in favor?
[9:53pm] srevilak: aye
[9:53pm] Bluestreak: aye
[9:53pm] Kendra: aye
[9:53pm] jokeefe_: aye
[9:53pm] Bluestreak: JCFiero time to vote!
[9:53pm] Bluestreak: (he's in the basement tending a fire)
[9:53pm] JCFiero: aye
[9:53pm] jokeefe_: JCFiero / Joe / ?
[9:53pm] jokeefe_: thanks , JCFiero
[9:54pm] jokeefe_: any opposed?
[9:55pm] jokeefe_: hearing none, motion passes 5 for, 0 opposed, 2 abstentions
[9:55pm] jokeefe_: anyone able to write a blog post on it?  perhaps talking about the campaign finance laws?
[9:56pm] srevilak: I can do a blog post, after we get the checks sent out
[9:56pm] jokeefe_: sure, I can drop you off the checks.
[9:57pm] srevilak: jokeefe_: fine with me
[9:57pm] jokeefe_: or send them myself or we can pay on-line.
[9:57pm] jokeefe_: we will talk and figure it out
[9:57pm] srevilak: ok
[9:57pm] jokeefe_: we are almost at time
[9:57pm] Bluestreak: we need to start calling
[9:58pm] Bluestreak: Can we talk about this on Sunday?
[9:58pm] jokeefe_: sure.
[9:58pm] jokeefe_: thought we could jumping ahead to items 6 & 7 quickly and discuss the rest on Sun, ok?
[9:58pm] Kendra: We can talk about the fundraiser on Sunday too.  I do not have any updates.  We need to find a new and affordable venue.
[9:58pm] jokeefe_: agreed
[9:59pm] jokeefe_: So, 6. Skip the IRC chat on 12/26?
[9:59pm] Bluestreak: Sure.
[9:59pm] Kendra: 2nd
[9:59pm] jokeefe_: any objections?
[9:59pm] srevilak: no objection from me
[10:00pm] jokeefe_: JCFiero, Joe?
[10:00pm] JCFiero: no objections
[10:00pm] jokeefe_: ok, hearing no objections, so moved.
[10:00pm] jokeefe_: Bluestreak, would you give us an update on the national party?
[10:01pm] Bluestreak: The elections were last night
[10:01pm] Bluestreak: Lindsay Anne Brunner was re-elected Captain
[10:01pm] Bluestreak: Andrew Norton was voted first mate
[10:01pm] Bluestreak: and um...
[10:01pm] Bluestreak: Lemme check his name
[10:01pm] jokeefe_: so the three people who ran, got elected?
[10:02pm] Bluestreak: Joseph Yaworski w/b Quartermaster
[10:02pm] Bluestreak: Well there is never much of a turn out at PNC
[10:02pm] Kendra: Gotta start somewhere
[10:03pm] jokeefe_: ok, anything other news?
[10:03pm] Bluestreak: I'm just glad 3 ppl want to BE USPP officers
[10:03pm] Bluestreak: National news?
[10:03pm] jokeefe_: yes
[10:04pm] Bluestreak: IT commitee never has nything to report...
[10:04pm] Kendra: The court decision on the NSA's phone surveillance and the push to reign in the NSA.  Though I think it may be lip service/
[10:05pm] Bluestreak: It will be overturned
[10:05pm] Bluestreak: I predict
[10:05pm] jokeefe_: Not over till the Supremes sing
[10:05pm] Bluestreak: like the NDAA decision
[10:05pm] Bluestreak: Always the optimist
[10:05pm] jokeefe_: aye
[10:05pm] Bluestreak: We have to keep the pressure up
[10:05pm] jokeefe_: ++
[10:05pm] davidd:
[10:06pm] jokeefe_: Thanks, Bluestreak, Sunday - who can make it?  so we know how big a table to get.  I have myself and 3 others.
[10:06pm] Bluestreak: Jason and I will be there
[10:06pm] Bluestreak: (joe is coming with us... right Joe?)
[10:06pm] srevilak: jokeefe_: will be there
[10:06pm] Bluestreak: Joe: zzzzz
[10:06pm] jokeefe_: nice, davidd, thanks!
[10:07pm] Kendra: I will be there, might need a rideif anyone has room.
[10:07pm] jokeefe_: I can fit one more if need be.
[10:07pm] Joe: YEA IM COMING
[10:07pm] Joe: gg capslock
[10:07pm] Bluestreak: LOL
[10:07pm] Joe: imgur distracted me
[10:07pm] Bluestreak: Gonna have a kick ass surveillance video done
[10:08pm] Bluestreak: well translated
[10:08pm] jokeefe_: yeah
[10:08pm] Bluestreak: sigh
[10:09pm] jokeefe_: so at least nine, good
[10:09pm] jokeefe_: motion to adjourn, 2nd?
[10:09pm] Bluestreak: Let's take a holiday picture!
[10:09pm] Joe: yea i started on it tonight
[10:09pm] Joe: I'll work on it more tomorrow
[10:09pm] Bluestreak: At the meeting: Dress festive!
[10:09pm] Kendra: Aye. Gotta go. Goodnight everyone.
[10:10pm] Bluestreak: Blog most: Happy holidays from MA Pirates
[10:10pm] Kendra left the chat room. (Quit: Web client closed)
[10:10pm] Bluestreak: feh.
[10:10pm] Bluestreak: OK I'm done
[10:10pm] jokeefe_: thanks all!  have a pleasant few days.  See you on Sunday!
[10:11pm] Bluestreak: night