January 11th, 2024 Meeting

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Meeting to be held via video conference: https://communitybridge.com/bbb-room/mass-pirates-bbb-room/.

Recording: https://youtu.be/3PJbYEUQZiM


Location Shield Act (H.537/S.148)


United States Pirate Party Issues?


Winter Conference

Review survey and choose date.

Possible Topics:

  • 2024 Campaign
  • Planning for post-2024 election future

Planning for 2024

  • Restart democracy committee: Sat Jan 6th
  • 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
  • ?

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

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

Other To Do

Upcoming Events


  • jokeefe
  • srevilak
  • Joe



Location shield act. Plan is to set up a series of events to draw attention to it. The bill would ban sale of location data (e.g., to data brokers). First event on Wed 1/17/2024, which will be a webinar. A consortium of groups is organizaing these events, like the ACLU and warrantless.org.

Chair report. Email updates and blog posts have gone out about candidates for office elections, winter conference. A fellow pirate visiting from Australia, and we have an opportunity to have dinner with him on Monday night.

USPP meeting. Recording of meeting will be posted.

Year-end OCPF report is due. Jamie and Joe will work on this over the weekend.

Winter conference.

  • How long should it last? Majority: usual one day is fine
  • Next week, 1/15 - 1/21 is the week that works best. Next is 1/29 - 2/4.
  • What should conference focus on? Group discussions had most support. Also campaigning how-tos
  • Topics: Decentralizing auditing came out on top
  • Several people volunteered to help with organizing.

Conference will be Sat Feb 3rd, noon--4pm.

Meet the candidates on pirate news the week beforehand (Jan 28th). Candidates can also submit videos to be posted to our youtube channel. Videos should be submitted by Jan 26th for posting on Jan 27th. There may be questions that we'd like candidates to answer. Will do candidate Q&A at the conference. Send ballots out on Saturday Jan 27th. Steve will handle voting tokens. Pirates will have three weeks to vote; ballots need to be returned by Feb 16th.

Voter Lists. Steve will try to assemble email addresses of town clerks and load into civi, so we can write to them and ask for voter lists (or the procedure to acquire voter lists).

Pirate news this Sunday.