June 16th, 2021 IRC Meeting

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Statehouse testimony

Testimony on Sex Work Bills


What should we do next: https://github.com/masspirates/planks



Leader: Malt

  • Next Pirate Moot: June 26th, 4-6pm
  • 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

Trans Advocacy Telethon

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. Festival is on hold, likely for the year.


  • 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 Thursday, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, on-line
  • Sat., 6/26, ?pm, Pirate Moot, on-line


  • jokeefe
  • malt
  • srevilak


  • davidd
  • Deffy
  • hvxgr
  • Mikaela
  • mikey
  • slerman


Statement in support of decriminalizing sex work. https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPStatementOnSexWorkBills. Adopted.

Planks. Will probably work on addiction policy next. https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPDrugPolicy


21:04 <@jokeefe> ahoy
21:04 < srevilak> hi jokeefe
21:04 <@jokeefe> Joe is unable to attend
21:05 < srevilak> malt: found this and thought of you:
21:05 < malt> aw :(
21:05 < malt> he's been busy lately
21:05 < malt> HAH!
21:05 < malt> that's perfect
21:05 <@jokeefe> he has
21:06 < malt> i never heard back from any trans folk on places doing
        specifically transit-related funding
21:06 < malt> we could probably work something out with the mass trans
        poltiical alliance
21:06 <@jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements - Statehouse testimony
21:06 <@jokeefe> Proposed
21:07 < malt> brb bio
21:07 <@jokeefe> Thanks to Desmond and Rikki
21:08 < srevilak> I like the statement
21:11 <@jokeefe> malt, others?
21:13 <@jokeefe> Any objections?
21:13 < srevilak> motion of support
21:14 <@jokeefe> all in favor?
21:14 <@jokeefe> aye
21:14 < srevilak> aye
21:14 < malt> aye
21:14 < malt> im back
21:15 <@jokeefe> motion passes. I will email it out tonight
21:16 <@jokeefe> Platform - what to tackle next?
21:16 < malt> huzzah
21:16 < malt> we covered environment, education, privacy,
21:16 < malt> health?
21:17 <@jokeefe> fine with me
21:19 <@jokeefe> we got a suggestion in the comments that we need
        to include more details of the policies we want to implement in
21:19 < malt> pulling up the link now
21:19 < malt> okay, do you want to focus on that for now?
21:20 <@jokeefe> not at the moment, just something to act on going forward
21:20 < malt> gotcha
21:20 < srevilak> sounds reasonable
21:20 < malt> ahhh frig what's my GIT account
21:20 < malt> fwiw i don't usually think to include technical details
        in policy suggestions because it gets bogged down
21:24 < malt> GIT's password reset service is... unique
21:25 <@jokeefe> nothing there on health
21:26 < malt> there's the addiction policy
21:28 <@jokeefe> yes, but that doesn’t cover health care specifically
21:29 < malt> shall we cover drugs and addiction under the same policy,
21:29 < srevilak> I think that makes sense
21:30 <@jokeefe> https://masspirates.org/blog/ourissues/addiction-policy/
21:32 <@jokeefe> https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPDrugPolicy
21:39 < malt> back
21:44 < malt> btw racialized is more inclusive than "black and brown"
        as it explicitly puts the impetus on the state for designating people
        targets of violence in the first place
21:45 < srevilak> Okay, I've put that back
21:47 < malt> thanks!
21:59 < srevilak> I'm going to have to hop off, but will post transcript
21:59 <@jokeefe> Thanks. Let’s pick this up next week.