December 7th, 2023 Meeting

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Meeting to be held via video conference:




Endorse Government Surveillance Reform Act (GSRA)?

Warrantless surveillance authority known as “Section 702 is set to expire on December 31, 2023, unless Congress reauthorizes it.

Various law makers, with the support of Digital 4th/Restore the 4th and others, recently put forth the Government Surveillance Reform Act (GSRA) to roll back Section 702 and other surveillance laws. We have been asked to endorse it.

Statement on Israel/Gaza conflict

Etherpad at

United States Pirate Party Issues?


Planning for 2024

  • Restart democracy committee
  • Contact cities/town to get list of voters
  • Put together plan for local organizing and 2024 town/legislature campaign
  • Mail members/voters
    • Ask them to organize locally
    • Ask them to campaign/run
    • Ask them to give us their full contact info
  • Call potential candidates/supporters
  • ?

Winter Conference

Will be on-line in ~January. Need to post survey before December and add forms for signup/presenting.

Suggest it be longer than two hours.

Possible Topics:

  • 2024 Campaign
  • Planning for post-2024 election future

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

  • Pirate news recording scheduled for Sundays, 7pm with go-live at 7:30pm. Unless changed

Other To Do

Upcoming Events


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  • srevilak
  • Joe




  • Treasury has spent no money. Campaign finance report due in early January.

Government surveillance reform act.

  • Unanimously endorsed.

Statement on Israel/Gaza conflict. Points discussed:

  • First draft of statement at
  • Peaceful solution would be nice.
  • End the bloodshed
  • Collective punishment isn't cool.
  • Israel has a right to defend itself; they don't have the right to indiscriminately kill civilians
  • There are 2M people in Gaza that have nothing to do with Hamas.
  • Cease fire might be best alternative right now
  • Send humanitarian aid

USPP update

  • Texas recently admitted as a party.

Next Democracy Meeting

  • Saturday Jan 6th. Noon
  • Will discuss plan for getting lists of voters from different cities and towns

Next Pirate Conference

  • Will poll for options: in January, or first week of February

Pirate security conference

Pirate News

  • This sunday as usual
  • Will be last pirate news of the year