July 3rd, 2019 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tasks
- 5 Tabled Projects
- 6 Upcoming Events
- 7 Participants
- 8 Summary
- 9 Minutes
Mass Mesh Net
Support Ranked Choice Voting Lobby Day on July 16?
Voter Choice MA has several bills proposed:
- RCV Local Options bill (S.420/H.635) make it easier for municipalities to adopt RCV without having to go through the Legislature for approval;
- State and Federal RCV Bill (S.414/H.719)
They are having a lobby day on July 16th. Suggest we support it since we support RCV/IRV.
Goals for Q2:
- Organize meetups
- Organize election
- Organize Fundraiser(s)
- Organize candidate trainings
- Revise platform
- Next pirate news recording?
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
- meeting scheduled July 13th, 11am-1pm, Arlington
- update blog theme
- find discussion/voting system
- set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds)
- post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak)
Statement on Alabama/Ohio/Georgia Abortion ban bills/laws
Fight bills to make the Film Credit Permanent
HD388 would make the film tax credit permanent. It is supposed to expire in 2023. The bill has 100+ signatures this time around. There isn't a hearing date for it yet.
- Tell our supporters how to oppose it
- Look out for a hearing date
- If possible, reach out to other groups to organize a lobby day
National Platform reform/remake
These have been on our agenda for a long time. How do we make them a reality?
Boston Sex Worker Petition
Non-pirate guest speakers for Pirate News
CCTV camera map
Video Newsletter guest speakers
Worcester farm group is interested in having some FOSS tutorials. Perhaps:
- how to do basic labels in GIMP,
- work through a few sample spreadsheets related to seed cost and
- similarly applicable real-world situations, depending on the needs of the group
Basically how to do graph design & product management with open source tools. Malt will put together a one paragraph description of what we need and we can mail it out to ask pirates to help.
- 7/8, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 7/13, 11am-1pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, Arlington
- 7/15, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 7/22, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 7/29, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 7/31, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts
- ?, ?, Holyoke Pirate Meetup, Board Room, Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke
Vote to support Voter Choice MA's ranked choice voting lobby day.
21:08 <@jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/July_3rd,_2019_IRC_Meeting 21:08 <@jokeefe> ids 21:08 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:08 < srevilak> Steve Revilak 21:08 < DesmondRavenstone> DesmondRavenstone, Boston (Roslindale) 21:10 <@jokeefe> Review 21:10 <@jokeefe> Planning Picnic 21:11 < srevilak> it rained 21:11 < DesmondRavenstone> But we were inside so … it wasn't all wet 21:12 <@jokeefe> that it was 21:12 <@jokeefe> video is up, but audio needs work. 21:13 < srevilak> will try to take a look at that tomorrow 21:13 <@jokeefe> if you can, that would be great. 21:13 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:14 <@jokeefe> i posted the notes at https://masspirates.org/wiki/June_30th,_2019_Planning_Picnic 21:14 <@jokeefe> Add anything you think I missed 21:16 <@jokeefe> Somerville Cryptoparty was sparsely attended unfortunately, but we have a plan for the next one on July 31st. 21:18 < DesmondRavenstone> Whoops! A hiccup there 21:18 <@jokeefe> it happens 21:18 < Pirate_Joe> Ahoy! 21:18 < DesmondRavenstone> Ahoy Pirate_Joe 21:18 < Pirate_Joe> Sorry for the delay 21:18 <@jokeefe> ahoy 21:19 <@jokeefe> Mass Mesh Net - making progress on a cheaper alternative using raspberry pis 21:19 < Pirate_Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell 21:19 <@jokeefe> they are looking at forming a coop 21:20 <@jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements 21:20 <@jokeefe> There is a Ranked Choice Voting Lobby Day on July 16. Should we urge our supporters to participate in it? 21:21 < DesmondRavenstone> Aye! 21:21 < Pirate_Joe> Aye 21:21 < srevilak> who's supporting the lobby day? 21:22 <@jokeefe> Voter Choice MA 21:22 < srevilak> just curious 21:22 < srevilak> In favor of supporting 21:22 <@jokeefe> aye 21:22 < DesmondRavenstone> Aye 21:22 <@jokeefe> any opposed? 21:23 < DesmondRavenstone> Looks like the ayes have it 21:24 <@jokeefe> So it does. Will add it to Friday’s email newsletter 21:24 < DesmondRavenstone> :) 21:25 <@jokeefe> Platform 21:26 < Pirate_Joe> Platform is currently a major issue at the national level. Any discussion we can bring up the meeting after the next would be helpful 21:26 < DesmondRavenstone> Pirate_Joe any inkling as to natl's stance on sex worker rights? 21:26 <@jokeefe> The topics in https://masspirates.org/wiki/March_10th,_2019_Boston_Regional_Meeting are a good start 21:27 < Pirate_Joe> So anything we feel firmly about would be a good standing point to go on. 21:27 <@jokeefe> What should we add to “What would we implement in our first 100 days of achieving power?” 21:27 < Pirate_Joe> Increase technology in the classrooms and bring financial education up as well 21:27 < DesmondRavenstone> Also … We might consider inviting folks to a more in-depth discussion of jobs guarantee, basic income guarantee, and similar proposals 21:29 < srevilak> First 100 days? In MA, 40A should get a rewrite 21:29 < DesmondRavenstone> 40A ?? 21:29 < srevilak> Zoning enabling act 21:29 * srevilak is involved with a lot of housing stuff lately 21:29 <@jokeefe> What to add/remove? 21:30 < Pirate_Joe> revoke foista, patriot act 21:30 < Pirate_Joe> make the law accountable again. 21:30 < srevilak> There are instances where I'd like to remove the 2/3's threshold for local zoning changes. 21:30 <@jokeefe> Ban state and local police from sharing with Feds. Close fusion centers or end participation in them? 21:31 < Pirate_Joe> make all police action public knowledge unless an active case? 21:31 < srevilak> And, I'd want to establish county-level planning boards, with authority to actually do stuff 21:31 <@jokeefe> For schools, start teaching collective decision making and forming cooperatives 21:31 < DesmondRavenstone> More specific, consensus process 21:32 <@jokeefe> Pirate_Joe: I think we have everything is available unless it deals with privacy of individuals 21:32 < Pirate_Joe> not everything, I would like access to body cams as well 21:32 <@jokeefe> I wouldn’t limit it to just consensus personally. 21:32 < DesmondRavenstone> Keep in mind, folks, people latch onto general ideas that appeal to certain values and interests -- things they can "wrap their heads around" 21:33 < DesmondRavenstone> Get too technical/specific, they blank out or see us as "policy wonks" 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> sac b 21:33 <@jokeefe> srevilak, we can add county planning boards to: 21:33 <@jokeefe> What would we implement longer term? 21:33 <@jokeefe> Decentralize federal/state government to county/regions and municipalities 21:33 <@jokeefe> Reconstitute county governments to make them elected and able to solve regional problems 21:34 < Pirate_Joe> ....start by revoking the laws by which our rights have been stripped away 21:34 < srevilak> jokeefe: that works for me 21:34 <@jokeefe> DesmondRavenstone - good to have the platform summary and more detailed documents 21:35 < DesmondRavenstone> I th 21:35 -!- DesmondRavenstone [~DesmondRa@gateway/webchat] has left #masspirates  21:36 <@jokeefe> Agreed, Pirate_Joe, but we need to enumerate which laws those are so we know which to remove. 21:37 < Pirate_Joe> Well, start with Fiosta and the patriot act and we can work back as we go. I'm sure just repealing those two will let them know we mean business. 21:38 <@jokeefe> A great start. 21:38 < Pirate_Joe> I think that will be the point. 21:39 < Pirate_Joe> Fully restoring due process will be a thing 21:39 <@jokeefe> I’ll take what is in the Boston document and put it in a shared document we can comment on and edit. 21:40 <@jokeefe> probably on the wiki. we can use the discussion section to discuss wording 21:40 < Pirate_Joe> Also send to list? 21:42 <@jokeefe> of course 21:42 <@jokeefe> Move on to Projects? 21:44 <@jokeefe> Regional Meetings - No update from me. Pirate_Joe, what are the details for the Lowell outing? I’ll put it in Friday’s email. 21:45 < Pirate_Joe> Unfortunately I have yet to lock down a cater. Checking to make sure I can have to right time. I have August 24 locked in though. 21:45 <@jokeefe> We could do it as potluck. 21:46 < Pirate_Joe> We could 21:46 <@jokeefe> I would be happy to bring a dish. 21:46 < Pirate_Joe> It's at my place, so it will have a grill at least. 21:47 < Pirate_Joe> Probably a keg. 21:47 <@jokeefe> Whatever time works for you 21:48 < Pirate_Joe> I am trying for 2 pm to 6 pm for the service, and we should have plenty to eat and drink after that. 21:48 < Pirate_Joe> So 2 pm on. 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> Worst case situation is that we will be eating a lot of Chinese food. 21:49 <@jokeefe> great. Will create a sign up form too asking what people can bring. 21:49 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter - When to record next one? 21:50 < Pirate_Joe> This Sunday my morning will be very difficult to focus. Perhaps in the evening? 21:50 < Pirate_Joe> Or without me? 21:51 < Pirate_Joe> Everyone is talking about the detention camps at the border 21:51 < Pirate_Joe> Low hanging fruit in my opinion 21:52 <@jokeefe> true that 21:52 <@jokeefe> might help if we didn’t help coups in Central American countries 21:53 <@jokeefe> how about I email the list and see what works for people. 21:53 < Pirate_Joe> or at least then rebuild them proper? 21:53 < Pirate_Joe> support them like we should. 21:55 < Pirate_Joe> sounds good 21:55 <@jokeefe> ok. 21:55 <@jokeefe> Tech meeting is still the 13th. 21:55 <@jokeefe> I invited some of the mass mesh folks to come and test their hardware at it. 21:56 <@jokeefe> Anything to else to add? 21:56 < Pirate_Joe> I don't have much atm. Trying to get caught up on all I agreed to do. 21:56 <@jokeefe> srevilak? 21:57 < srevilak> for tech meeting -- wordpress theme upgrade 21:58 <@jokeefe> woo hoo! 21:58 <@jokeefe> we are at time then. shall we adjourn? 21:59 < Pirate_Joe> 2nd 21:59 <@jokeefe> all in favor? 21:59 < Pirate_Joe> Aye 21:59 < srevilak> aye 21:59 <@jokeefe> aye 21:59 <@jokeefe> have a great night! 21:59 < Pirate_Joe> Happy 4th!