January 16th, 2014 IRC Meeting
- Upcoming Events
- 1/17, Smart Meter comments due
- 1/17-20, Arisia, Boston (Cryptoparty & Campaign Training) - Schedule set
- 1/18 Boston Common Smoke Out/Vape Up!
- 1/23, Medway Pirates Meeting. twitter youtube
- 1/25, Issue Meeting
- 1/25, 7pm, Activists Ball
- 1/28 (Tue), International Privacy Day
- 2/8, Boston Security Conference, Cambridge
- 2/9, Cryptoparty
- 2/9, Somerville Pirate Party meeting. https://twitter.com/villepirates
- 2/11, The Day we Fight Back, Call in to Congress about NSA surveillance
- 2/17 (Monday), Snowden, Manning & other whistleblowers Airport Protest
- 2/23 2-4pm. Phone banking/fundraising.
- March Cryptoparty
- 3/21 (Saturday), Pirate Party Fundraiser, Democracy Center, Harvard Sq., Cambridge
- 2014 Conference
- Date - poll not sent
- Need info on it at Fundraiser so we can sell tickets
- Support Outreach & Fundraising
- Finances & negative account balance
- Nation Builder - Try 14 day trial
- Phone banking - Sun. 2/23 2-4pm
- Fundraiser Tasks
- 2014 Campaign
- Media List
- Voter registration app
- jokeefe (James O'Keefe, Somerville)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA)
- Kendra (Kendra Moyer, Arlington, MA)
- js0000 (johnny saylor walthamy MA)
Arisia this weekend. Events being held at room 454 of the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel.
Steve will submit comments on smart meter legislation. Later, this will become a blog post.
Steve will write blog post for 2/11 The Day we Fight Back action.
Democracy center tour, as prep for the 3/21 fundraising event. Perhaps Sat 1/26.
Date for phone banking. For now, we'll say 2/23 (Sunday) 2-4pm for phone banking. Steve to host.
21:06 < Kendra> Today I found out I have to move at the end of February, but I will keep everyone updated. Landlady is selling the house. 21:07 < jokeefe> ah, will keep eye out for places 21:07 < srevilak> Have truck, will help you move 21:07 < jokeefe> 1. Upcoming events 21:08 < srevilak> where are the Arisia events being held? 21:08 < jokeefe> hi js0000 21:08 < js0000> hi 21:08 < jokeefe> http://masspirates.org/blog/2014/01/13/party-with-the-pirates-at-arisia-this-weekend/ 21:08 < jokeefe> room 454 of the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel 21:09 < srevilak> thx. Had been looking through email -- should have checked website 21:09 < Kendra> So do we have to register for the actual conference or are we ok to just go to the hotel room? 21:09 < js0000> johnny saylor walthamy MA 21:09 < jokeefe> should be in both places 21:09 < jokeefe> k, we have a schedule, encouraging people to attend 21:10 < jokeefe> mentioned it in the email 21:12 < srevilak> Ah see it now. (I'm behind on mail) 21:13 < jokeefe> Encourage others to get the word out. Need fliers 21:14 < Kendra> What it the subject line in the email with the Arisia schedule? 21:14 < jokeefe> http://masspirates.org/blog/2014/01/13/party-with-the-pirates-at-arisia-this-weekend/ 21:14 < jokeefe> will get it 21:15 < srevilak> Subject: "Support Online Voter Reg. Bill Today!" (sent early thu am) 21:15 < jokeefe> Anyone able to put together a flier about it - what, where, when, why ... 21:15 < jokeefe> ? 21:16 < Kendra> Can we clarify if we are talking about Arisia or the Online Voter reg Bill? 21:17 < srevilak> We're talking about Arisia. The email w subject "Support Online..." had online voter reg info, plus arisia info 21:18 < jokeefe> hi lgel 21:19 < Igel> hi jokeefe, 21:19 < Igel> how goes it? 21:19 < Kendra> Thanks. I don't think I got that email though. 21:20 < jokeefe> will check if you are on the distribution list and add you if you aren't. 21:20 < jokeefe> Can take discussion of this to email. 21:20 < jokeefe> 1/17, Smart Meter comments due 21:21 < jokeefe> looks like there is an extension to 24th if you mention that there is an extension 21:21 < jokeefe> not sure we want to put such an extension in a blog post 21:21 < jokeefe> comments can be as little as a paragraph 21:21 < Kendra> Have you had any good submissions yet? I missed last weeks meeting and was wondering what we might need to say exactly. Other than the additional invasion of privacy. 21:22 < srevilak> Tomorrow night I'll be able to write blog post. Can mail in a copy as comment 21:24 < jokeefe> how about this, I will put up a post tonight that says comments are due by 1/17 and outline what is going on. srevilak, if you would post our comments to their site, later we can post to blog. sound ok? 21:26 < srevilak> Will do. In general, I'll clean up summary of issues that I sent over the weekend, 21:26 < jokeefe> Good. Thank you. 21:27 < jokeefe> Reminder about the 1/25, Issue Meeting 21:27 < jokeefe> as part of the 2/11, The Day we Fight Back, there is talk of a crypto party on 2/9. Maybe at a university. 21:27 < jokeefe> Should know more by Sat. 21:27 * srevilak just mailed quick and dirty arisia flyer to activists @ masspirates.org 21:28 < js0000> thx, will try to make it 21:28 < jokeefe> Thanks! 21:28 < jokeefe> We need a post on our support for the The Day we Fight Back action on 2/11 21:29 < srevilak> Can work on Day we fight back action post 21:29 < jokeefe> thank you! 21:30 < srevilak> I can talk all day about mass surveillance :) 21:30 < js0000> mass pirate mass talk 21:31 < Kendra> Not to pile on, but we might also want to respond to Obama's NSA reform speech tomorrow. That can be a short post too. I might been able to get something written and actually posted this time. 21:32 < jokeefe> make it so! 21:32 < jokeefe> ;-) 21:33 < jokeefe> I don't have anything further on the other events. We can talk about them during the weekend 21:33 < jokeefe> that includes the 2014 conference 21:35 < jokeefe> also, Jan. 28 (Tue) is International Privacy Day 21:37 < jokeefe> Moving on to Support Outreach & Fundraising 21:37 < Kendra> Libre Planet 2014 21:37 < jokeefe> Nation Builder trial ongoing 21:38 < jokeefe> Finances & negative account balance - we had two unanticipated charges that put us in the red 21:39 < Kendra> Sorry that was a typo, on last event. Libre Planet, our Linux group will be presenting on Tech activism. March 22-23 in the Stata Center at MIT 21:39 < jokeefe> oh good 21:40 < srevilak> I may be doing a cryptoparty @ FSF the night before the conference 21:40 < srevilak> (with members of said linux group, of course :) 21:40 < jokeefe> cool 21:40 < srevilak> (pirates would be welcome, too!) 21:41 < Kendra> Good time and place to spread the word. 21:43 < Kendra> Sorry to derail the agenda, if you want to continue with finances and fudnraising 21:43 < jokeefe> anything else on finances, srevilak, except that we need to fundraise 21:43 < srevilak> I don't think so. We'll both pay eastern a visit this weekend. That should be sufficient 21:44 < Kendra> Are you planning to go to the Democracy ctr this weekend? 21:44 < Igel> neat 21:45 < jokeefe> Kendra, too busy. Was thinking next Saturday. Does that work? 21:46 < srevilak> next Sat could work, as long as it's before activists ball and IPM 21:47 < srevilak> or, at leasts fits in among activists ball and IPM 21:47 < Kendra> Maybe we could meet in the morning and take a look. I've done events there, so I know the layout. will we be restricted to a particular part of the building? 21:49 < jokeefe> I don't have to be there, so if you two want to go, I can put you in touch with my contact and you can find a time that works. 21:49 < srevilak> I'm game if Kendra's game 21:50 < srevilak> goal is to look the place over, get a sense of layout, etc, yes? 21:50 < Kendra> We can talk about it later. We can start thinking about a good concept for the fundraiser. I still have some decent contacts for performers. 21:50 < srevilak> Kendra: awesome 21:51 < jokeefe> yes, srevilak. 21:51 < jokeefe> thanks, Kendra 21:51 < Kendra> that works 21:52 < jokeefe> Phone banking - should pick dates 21:53 < srevilak> how about late feb, early march? 21:53 < jokeefe> late feb. 21:53 < jokeefe> with back up of early march. 21:54 < srevilak> sun, feb 23rd? 21:54 < jokeefe> sounds good 21:54 < Kendra> I can be available that day. Do we want to work together at one location on this? 21:54 < Kendra> And what time works? 21:55 < srevilak> it might be nice to be co-located, to bounce questions off each other. 21:55 < jokeefe> how about training on that day, with some calls 21:55 < jokeefe> who can host? 21:55 < srevilak> I could do it 21:55 < jokeefe> thank you 21:56 < jokeefe> what time? 21:56 < srevilak> 2-4pm? (give people time for sleeping in, church, etc) 21:56 < Kendra> OK with me. 21:57 < Kendra> Sheesh this month is flying by 21:57 < srevilak> yup 21:58 < jokeefe> yes it is. that time is fine 21:59 < srevilak> ok, 2/23 2-4pm noted 22:01 < jokeefe> we are at time. adjourn? 22:02 < srevilak> motion to adjourn 22:02 < srevilak> I can post transcript 22:02 < js0000> second