May 6th, 2020 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tabled Projects
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Endorse Voter Choice MA's RCV initiative, help them get the 13,000 signatures they need and get it passed by the voters?
Goals for Q3 2020:
- Organize meetups
- Organize Fundraiser
- Organize candidate trainings
- Revise platform
All meetings on hold due to Covid-19.
- Boston (jokeefe)
- Worcester (Malt)
- Lowell (Joe)
- Boston Pride Festival (emailed them that we transferred our table to 2021)
- table booked
- setup signup sheet
- 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?
- Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 7pm unless changed
No clue where things are now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Right to Repair
- out of committee
- next email will urge supporters to call their state senator/rep. and urge them to support it
- see if people willing to setup meeting with reps.
Facial Recognition and other bills still in committee.
Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
Boston Sex Worker Petition
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.
- Summer 2020, ?, Boston Meetup
- Summer 2020, ?, Worcester Meetup
- Summer 2020, ?, Springfield Meetup
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Culture House, Harvard Square
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNe Tech Meeting, Encuentro 5, Boston
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 5/?, 2pm-4pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, on-line
- <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville
- < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
- < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA
- < Malt> Sam capradae, Worcester
Motion to endorse RCV ballot initiatives. Motion passes.
Computer donations. jokeefe sent email. Had one offer for donation; Steve to follow up. Steve set up form for accepting donations.
Next pirate news recording Sunday at 7pm.
Please try to participate in the platform discussion: https://www.loomio.org/massachusetts-pirate-party/
21:06 <@jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/May_6th,_2020_IRC_Meeting 21:06 <@jokeefe> ids 21:06 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA 21:06 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:06 < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell 21:06 <@jokeefe> Any to add? 21:07 < Joe> Computer Donation's email 21:07 <@jokeefe> That is under projects 21:08 <@jokeefe> ahoy Malt 21:08 <@jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements 21:08 < Malt> Sam capradae, Worcester 21:08 < Malt> Hi pals 21:08 < srevilak> hi Malt 21:08 <@jokeefe> I checked and I believe we never endorsed the RCV ballot initiative. 21:09 <@jokeefe> Suggest we do so and help them get it on the ballot/passed. 21:09 < Joe> Agreed 21:09 < Malt> 2nd 21:10 <@jokeefe> all in favor? 21:10 < Joe> Aye 21:10 <@jokeefe> aye 21:11 < srevilak> aye 21:11 <@jokeefe> any opposed? 21:12 <@jokeefe> motion passes 21:12 <@jokeefe> Projects 21:12 <@jokeefe> Computer donations 21:13 <@jokeefe> I emailed our supporters this morning 21:13 < Joe> there was an email we received: 21:13 < Joe> douglas 21:13 < Joe> 10:03 AM (11 hours ago) 21:13 < Joe> to info 21:13 < Joe> I have a 3 year old PC (no hard drive) and monitor that I would like to donate if you want it. I can have it in my car Thurs, Fri and Sat this week between 7am and 3pm on Stuart St. in Boston. I'll give you my cell and you can call me. I'll take it out of the car, put it on the sidewalk and go back inside so you can pick it up. On the other hand, I 21:13 < Joe> live in Stoneham, so if that's easier for you during other times, just let me know. 21:13 < Joe> Let me know if you'll have someone around and I'll give you my cell number. 21:13 < Joe> Thanks 21:13 <@jokeefe> srevilak, would you redact that in the logs? 21:14 < srevilak> Will redact PII, yes 21:14 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:14 <@jokeefe> srevilak put up the form. 21:14 * srevilak checks weather forecast for Sat 21:14 <@jokeefe> I’ll add it to the blog post that goes out tomorrow 21:15 < srevilak> If we want that PC, I'll offer to bike down to Stuart St and retrieve 21:16 < srevilak> shall I write to the gentleman to arrange pickup? 21:16 * Joe is sorry for the PII 21:16 < srevilak> no worries - it happens 21:18 <@jokeefe> thanks for the email, Joe 21:18 < Joe> np 21:18 <@jokeefe> I could get drive to Stoneham if needed 21:20 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter/Podcast - Sunday 7pm still good? 21:20 < srevilak> Let me see if he's still up for pickup on Stuart st on Saturday. Weather looks like it will be okay, and easy to get in and out on bike 21:20 < srevilak> If that doesn't work, Jamie can drive to Stoneham :) 21:21 < Joe> Sunday is solid for me. I suddenly have it completely open. 21:21 <@jokeefe> great 21:22 < srevilak> Sunday 7pm is good. May have a work meeting later that evening, but that probably won't start until 9p 21:22 <@jokeefe> great 21:25 < srevilak> Oh no -- the killed Malt! Bastards! 21:25 <@jokeefe> :-) 21:25 < Malt> Sorry yall 21:26 <@jokeefe> Bills 21:27 <@jokeefe> No update though there are efforts to get the face surveillance moratorium passed. 21:27 <@jokeefe> Looks like there are other election reforms due to the pandemic. 21:27 < Malt> In MA? 21:28 <@jokeefe> yes 21:28 < Malt> I missed it 21:28 <@jokeefe> Just heard about them today. 21:29 <@jokeefe> https://www.wcvb.com/article/plans-to-expand-voting-options-in-massachusetts-for-upcoming-elections-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/32395585 21:29 < Malt> Well that's cool! 21:30 <@jokeefe> Platform Discussion - please sign up for https://www.loomio.org/massachusetts-pirate-party/ 21:32 < srevilak> jokeefe: thanks for reminder. Have been meaning to try the loomio instance 21:33 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:37 <@jokeefe> that is all I have 21:37 < Joe> motion to adjourn 21:38 <@jokeefe> 2nd 21:38 <@jokeefe> all in favor? 21:38 < srevilak> ay 21:38 < srevilak> ayee 21:38 < srevilak> aye 21:38 < Joe> aye 21:38 < srevilak> (3rd time was the charm) 21:38 < srevilak> Will post transcript 21:38 < Joe> lol 21:38 <@jokeefe> thanks