February 3rd, 2021 IRC Meeting

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Revise Platform

Leader: jokeefe

Finish Education Plank - https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPEducationPlank


Leader: Malt

  • Setup local video meetups by region with people who said they were interested in organizing a local chapter
  • Organize candidate trainings

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

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

Boston Pride Festival

Leader: jokeefe

While in-person events, including outdoor events, are on hold until COVID-19 numbers go down, we should plan for our table at the Boston Pride Festival.


  • table booked
  • setup signup sheet
  • Announce
  • Need to purchase insurance
  • Need volunteer sign up form
  • Tie to an activity, mapping the CCTV cameras in Boston or along the Pride parade route?

Other To Do

  • Application to PPI

Upcoming On-line Events

  • Every Tuesday, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, on-line
  • Sat., 2/13/2021, 11am-1pm, 'Democracy Meeting, on-line



  • ChanServ
  • davidd
  • hvxgr
  • Deffy
  • mikey
  • slerman


Candidates. For next election cycle, we have one in Berkshires, two in Worcester.

Platform. Joe is leading a committee to work on national platform. Have an educational plank at https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPEducationPlank



[9:04pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_3rd,_2021_IRC_Meeting
[9:04pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:04pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell, MA
[9:04pm] malt: sam capradae, worcester
[9:04pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:05pm] Joe: So I am shamelessly stealing all the work we have done to the platform for the committee 
[9:05pm] jokeefe: Anything to add?
[9:05pm] jokeefe: Please do
[9:06pm] Joe: This Sunday I will have to miss it.
[9:06pm] jokeefe: Projects
[9:06pm] malt: i would like clarification on what to do with our potential candidates next
[9:06pm] jokeefe: Sorry about that, but you have other priorities
[9:06pm] malt: do i offer them the assistance we discussed?
[9:07pm] jokeefe: We should review their candidacies and see if we want to endorse them.
[9:07pm] malt: ok, should i send the email summary i sent to you to the activist email list?
[9:08pm] jokeefe: yes please
[9:08pm] jokeefe: ok, if we put it on the agenda for next week? is that soon enough?
[9:08pm] malt: totally!
[9:09pm] malt: i've been the one holding this up either way
[9:11pm] jokeefe: Hopefully it will be a good opportunity to build a local chapter.
[9:12pm] jokeefe: We ask candidates to:
[9:12pm] jokeefe: notify us:
[9:12pm] jokeefe: of the office for which she is running;
[9:12pm] jokeefe: that she supports the Party's core platform;
[9:12pm] jokeefe: that she supports the Pirate Party's core value;
[9:12pm] jokeefe: of her campaign's contact information.
[9:13pm] malt: gotcha
[9:14pm] srevilak joined the chat room.
[9:14pm] jokeefe: ahoy srevilak
[9:14pm] srevilak: hi all.  Just getting out of $work
[9:14pm] malt: welcome buddy
[9:14pm] malt: it's just getting good
[9:14pm] jokeefe: updated notes at https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_3rd,_2021_IRC_Meeting
[9:14pm] Joe: Uploaded file: https://uploads.kiwiirc.com/files/a114edecfdfa039a78e78c11f1d90a24/pasted.txt
[9:15pm] jokeefe: thanks joe
[9:15pm] srevilak: We have candidates for the next election cycle?
[9:15pm] malt: two folks for worcester city council
[9:16pm] jokeefe: One in the Berkshires, two in Worcester. for now
[9:16pm] srevilak: excellent!
[9:16pm] malt: great!
[9:17pm] jokeefe: Anyone able to make a form of the info we require of candidates which I listed earlier?
[9:18pm] jokeefe: Actually, I can setup a web form
[9:18pm] malt: like a google form, if you'd trust it
[9:18pm] malt: that's prolly safer
[9:18pm] jokeefe: at masspirates.org/crew/
[9:19pm] jokeefe: yeah, not google
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Revise Platform
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Finish Education Plank - https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPEducationPlank ?
[9:21pm] Joe: I am now leading a committee on the national level to start work in earnest on our platform. I plan to steal it mainly from the work we have done here in MAPP but any suggestions would be appreciated
[9:21pm] malt: Simplify
[9:21pm] malt: try to get it down to maybe a paragraph per point? we got super dragged down into the details last time
[9:21pm] jokeefe: yeah
[9:23pm] Joe: Noted
[9:23pm] jokeefe: Expanding Adult Education needs work.
[9:23pm] jokeefe: better to do a video chat and talk it over?
[9:24pm] Joe: That'
[9:24pm] Joe: We are planning on using the discord server and I will try to record it to post to the Youtube channel. That's the plan anyways
[9:25pm] jokeefe: https://meet.jit.si/EducationForAll
[9:25pm] malt: why post it?
[9:26pm] Joe: Transparency
[9:31pm] Joe:  Is that a bad idea?
[9:32pm] jokeefe: srevilak, we are at https://meet.jit.si/EducationForAll
[9:37pm] jokeefe: malt, Joe and I are satisfied with https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPEducationPlank. ok for everyone else?
[9:40pm] jokeefe: still making changes
[9:44pm] malt: mmhm

Discussion over Jitsi and shared editing of the etherpad listed above.

[10:01pm] malt left the chat room. (Quit: Connection closed)
[10:03pm] jokeefe: We revised https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPEducationPlank and malt, Joe, srevilak and jokeefe are satisfied with it.
[10:03pm] jokeefe: verbal motion to adjourn passes