February 20th, 2014 IRC Meeting
Tasks & Events
- Support, Outreach & Finances
- Bitpay - srevilak
- Finance update
- Event checklist - Kendra?
- 2/23, Sunday, Phone bank, 2-4pm, Arlington
- blog post
- call scripts?
- Whistleblower Protest - Sat. Mar 8th, 1-3pm, Logan Airport, Terminal E.
- March Cryptoparty
- 3/16, Sunday, St. Patrick's Day Veterans for Peace Parade, 3-5pm (Bluestreak)
- 3/21, Friday, Fundraiser, Democracy Center, Harvard Sq., Cambridge (Bluestreak)
- Blog Posts
- Fundraiser Call for Artists
- Fliers - Need to give text to artist
- 3/25, Tues., Net Neutrality and the Future of Internet Access, 7-9pm, at Tufts University.
- 2014 Campaign
- Status - 1 definite candidate, 1 likely candidate, 5 possible candidates
- Training Video Status
- Voter registration app
- Set dates/locations for trainings - Feb, Mar
- September 2014 Conference - Need location & date
Upcoming Event List
- 2/24, 10am-5pm, DPU Hearing on Smart Meters, Hearing Room A, DPU, South Station, Summer Street, Boston, MA
- 3/1-3/2, Sat & Sun, Countersurveillance Hackathon, Center For Civic Media, MIT, Cambridge
- 3/5, 1-4pm, Transportation Committee Hearing on Drones and ALPR bills, State House, Hearing Room B2!
- 3/8, 1-3pm Whistleblower Protest, Logan Airport, Terminal E
- 3/16 VFP Peace Parade
- 3/22 - 3/23, LibrePlanet 2014 Conference, MIT, Cambridge, MA
- 3/25, Tues., Net Neutrality and the Future of Internet Access, 7-9pm, at Tufts University.
- 4/26, noon, Jobs Not Jails: Rally to End Mass Incarceration and Fund Job Creation, Boston Common
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA)
- jokeefe (James O'Keefe, Somerville)
- Joeguertin (Joseph Guertin, Bellingham)
- Bluestreak (Lucia Fiero)
Finances. On Friday, plan to drop off check to democracy center, for 3/21 fundraiser.
Phone banking. Bluestreak and Joe to call from Medway. The rest of us call from Arlington. Ask people to run for office, then ask for money. Need to determine base amount, kick up, kick down. Ask people to donate via web site. If they don't, mail pledge form as reminder. Jamie to work on call script.
Looking for performers for 3/21 fundraiser.
20:50 < jokeefe> hi 20:50 < jokeefe> thanks for doing the notes srevilak 20:50 < srevilak> hi jokeefe 20:51 < srevilak> np 20:53 < srevilak> hi Joeguertin 20:53 < Joeguertin> Hi Srevilak 20:54 < jokeefe> hi joeguertin 20:54 < Joeguertin> Hi Jokeefe 21:00 < jokeefe> agenda - http://masspirates.org/wiki/February_20th,_2014_IRC_Meeting 21:02 < Bluestreak> Sup? 21:02 < jokeefe> ahoy Bluestreak 21:02 < Bluestreak> ahoy! 21:02 < srevilak> hi Bluestreak 21:02 < Bluestreak> Have we id'd yet? 21:03 < jokeefe> ids - James O'Keefe, Somerville 21:03 < Joeguertin> Joseph Guertin, Bellingham 21:03 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, arlington, MA 21:04 < Bluestreak> Lucia Fiero 21:04 < jokeefe> 1. Support, Outreach & Finances 21:04 < jokeefe> srevilak? 21:05 < srevilak> haven't had a chance to look at bitpay. Hopefully in next few days 21:05 < srevilak> Reconciled 2013 books with the bank statements 21:05 < jokeefe> thanks 21:05 < srevilak> Everything lines up, but we need to file amended report 21:05 < srevilak> Another project for next few days 21:06 < srevilak> going forward, would like to use gnucash for finance tracking 21:06 < srevilak> Perhaps set up a git repository where everyone can get to the books 21:06 < srevilak> Tomorrow, dropping off check to democracy center 21:06 < srevilak> and sending check to BORDC 21:06 < jokeefe> as long as we can limit who can check in 21:06 < jokeefe> thanks 21:07 < srevilak> jokeefe: was thinking of putting git repository on MF/PL servers. Restrict commit access with SSH 21:07 < jokeefe> sounds good 21:07 < srevilak> gnucash data files are XML, so diffs actually tell you something about file revisions 21:08 < srevilak> also waiting for bluestreak to tell me where she bought arisia food :) 21:08 < Bluestreak> Erp 21:08 < Bluestreak> Jason *just* went to bed. 21:08 < Bluestreak> I was going to make him attend tonight! 21:08 < srevilak> no rush. let me know sometime in the next few days 21:09 < Bluestreak> I was a bad pirate... instead of preparing for IRC, I have been working with Mike Cann. 21:09 < srevilak> balance after next two checks should be just shy of $300 21:09 < srevilak> end finance report stuff 21:09 < Bluestreak> The email that needed sending is sent though, so now I can give IRC my full attn 21:11 < jokeefe> great 21:12 < jokeefe> 2/23, Sunday, Phone bank, 2-4pm, Arlington 21:12 < Bluestreak> Jason had an idea about this. 21:12 < jokeefe> oh? 21:12 < Bluestreak> Is is possible for us to have the numbers for the ppl in our area? 21:12 < Bluestreak> So we can call from home? 21:13 < Bluestreak> We will call at the same time. 21:14 < jokeefe> sure 21:14 < Bluestreak> Cool. 21:14 < Bluestreak> Joe can join us in Medway or hike out to Arlington 21:14 < jokeefe> we can setup a jitsi video chat 21:14 < Bluestreak> Up 2 u Joeguertin 21:15 < Bluestreak> YES 21:15 < Bluestreak> I love technology 21:15 < Joeguertin> I'd probably just do medway since its a much easier commute 21:15 < Bluestreak> We'll get you pizza and beer. 21:15 < Bluestreak> :-D 21:15 < Bluestreak> WE HAVE JOE'S PAPERS! 21:15 < Joeguertin> That's a victory for everyone involved 21:15 < jokeefe> yay! 21:15 < srevilak> excellent. 21:16 < Bluestreak> We have to get people out here to help. 21:16 < srevilak> For phone banking, first ask is candidates, second ask is funds. Correct? 21:16 < Bluestreak> We sure would appreciate some signature collection guidance, Captain. 21:16 < jokeefe> yes, will update the call script and get list of people to call 21:16 < srevilak> For funds, we should have a base level, then kick up and kick down amounts 21:17 < Bluestreak> Oh, can we ask ppl if they are willing to trek out to 8th Worcester to collect sigs? 21:17 < jokeefe> Bluestreak, dedicated effort, Joe should have videos ;-) 21:17 < jokeefe> will do 21:17 < Bluestreak> Will do what? 21:17 < Bluestreak> Ask, mentor, participate? 21:18 < jokeefe> ask them to help. we don't have a lot of time in a call. 21:18 < srevilak> In terms of remitting money, we can't take cards over the phone. I suppose we ask people to visit web site, or send in checks? 21:19 < jokeefe> ask them do donate via the website, a note it in call log. we can followup with a letter 21:20 < srevilak> jokeefe. sounds good. If we can get them to agree to an amount, wait a few days for web donation. If no donation, we mail them a "pledge form" 21:20 < srevilak> works for public radio :) 21:21 < jokeefe> agreed 21:22 < jokeefe> Whistleblower Protest - Sat. Mar 8th, 1-3pm, Logan Airport, Terminal E 21:22 < jokeefe> we have an image. will get the post up 21:23 < jokeefe> with Facebook event. 21:23 < jokeefe> and email next week 21:23 < Bluestreak> You didn't like the one I sent you? 21:25 < jokeefe> no, I did. that is the image I will use 21:28 < jokeefe> anyone have any further suggestions to the PR? 21:30 < jokeefe> or the flier 21:30 < srevilak> would one of you like to contribute a quote for press release? 21:31 < jokeefe> yes, but haven't written it yet 21:32 < Bluestreak> I'd like to see what you have Jamie... I will prolly have something to add... 21:32 < srevilak> jokeefe: :) 21:32 < Bluestreak> (I usually do!) 21:32 < jokeefe> will add it when I have it 21:32 < Bluestreak> Great, thanks! 21:32 < jokeefe> we also need a PR to send that is a short advisory 21:33 < Bluestreak> Not following 21:35 < jokeefe> we should send one a week or more ahead of the event with a summary where we will be and why 21:35 < Bluestreak> I'll let you do that. 21:36 < jokeefe> k 21:36 < srevilak> When we finish long press release, I can write shorter version. If jokeefe doesn't beat me to it :) 21:37 < jokeefe> hopefully I will 21:37 < jokeefe> ;-) 21:38 < jokeefe> March Cryptoparty - do we have a location / time? 21:38 < Bluestreak> Sent an email to the list. 21:38 < srevilak> Spoke with Kendra earlier today, who was talking to IWW re: march cryptoparty 21:39 < Bluestreak> She's a lil busy right now though 21:39 < srevilak> she's going to put in me in touch with a few of their folks 21:39 < srevilak> Bluestreak: yes, that's why she's going to put me in touch with her contacts 21:39 < Bluestreak> Awesome Steve 21:39 < jokeefe> ok 21:39 < jokeefe> thanks you two 21:40 < jokeefe> 3/16, Sunday, St. Patrick's Day Veterans for Peace Parade, 3-5pm (Bluestreak) 21:40 < jokeefe> do we have a blog post? 21:42 < Bluestreak> By we you mean me? 21:43 < jokeefe> could be anyone 21:45 < Bluestreak> I don't know what to write! 21:45 < jokeefe> 3/21, Friday, Fundraiser, Democracy Center, Harvard Sq., Cambridge 21:45 < Bluestreak> Yes. I replied to K's email 21:45 < Bluestreak> Please read it, folks 21:46 < Bluestreak> All you need to know for now. Just put a plea out for performers on my FB page. 21:46 < Bluestreak> I was really hoping Daniel would perform :-( 21:46 < Bluestreak> Never heard from him 21:47 < jokeefe> do we have at least a DJ? 21:47 < Bluestreak> Um... 21:48 < igel> lo 21:48 < srevilak> hi igel 21:48 < jokeefe> hi lgel 21:49 < igel> whats happenin? 21:49 < Bluestreak> You have any performer friends, Will? 21:49 < igel> sons of sam 21:50 < igel> *shrug* 21:51 < Bluestreak> Maybe Jamie could recruit some performers at the fundraiser Sat night? 21:53 < jokeefe> will see who I can ask 21:53 < Bluestreak> https://www.facebook.com/events/574246276000479/582288055196301/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity You going to this James? 21:54 < Bluestreak> I asked Positronic Dave and so far nothing 21:54 < jokeefe> maybe. don't know 21:54 < Bluestreak> Chance is the only one willing to work for free 21:54 < jokeefe> well we need to figure out how much we are willing to pay if that is the case 21:54 < Bluestreak> Even the Capieora group wants a pitch as to why they shouldn't charge us $1K 21:55 < jokeefe> we can ask when we call this weekend. possibly. 21:55 < Bluestreak> ONE THOUSAND 21:55 < Bluestreak> OK maybe... 21:55 < Bluestreak> i asked Chance to rustle up a DJ 21:55 < jokeefe> thank you 21:55 < Bluestreak> Chance hasn't let us down yet 21:55 < srevilak> Bluestreak: berklee college is a good place to ask. They'll post gigs for students to take 21:55 < jokeefe> good idea 21:56 < Bluestreak> Hmm... Might have mentioned this to me sooner? 21:56 < jokeefe> unfortunately, I have to take care of a family member who is suddenly ill, I have to take off. sorry 21:56 < Bluestreak> Oh no! Hoping for the best! 21:56 < srevilak> we're almost at time. Motion to adjourn? 21:57 < Bluestreak> 2nd 21:57 < igel> are there minutes posted? 21:57 < srevilak> igel: will be posted shortly 21:57 < Bluestreak> we can work from the activist mailing list 21:57 < Bluestreak> Goodnight all! 21:57 < igel> ahh i was looking at the 21st,, 21:57 < srevilak> http://masspirates.org/wiki/February_20th,_2014_IRC_Meeting 21:57 < Bluestreak> Thanks, srevilak 21:57 < igel> gnight 21:57 < Bluestreak> FAREWELL!