June 23rd, 2021 IRC Meeting

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Planks: https://github.com/masspirates/planks

Drug policy: https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPDrugPolicy



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
  • srevilak
  • malt


  • davidd
  • hvxgr
  • Mikaela
  • slerman


Worked on drug policy position. https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPDrugPolicy


20:59 < srevilak> hi jokeefe
21:00 <@jokeefe> hi
21:00 <@jokeefe> how are you?
21:01 < malt> happy wednesday
21:01 <@jokeefe> ahoy
21:01 < srevilak> hi malt
21:01 < malt> hi everyone, how's it all going?
21:02 <@jokeefe> Joe will not be able to attend tonight.
21:02 <@jokeefe> I am fine.
21:02 <@jokeefe> How you you, malt?
21:02 <@jokeefe> Agenda:
21:02 < malt> bleah, family stuff
21:02 < malt> enjoying the break from the heat
21:02 < malt> scared about what's going on in the west
21:02 < malt> freaking out about the delta variant
21:03 < malt> same old same old
21:03 < srevilak> What's going on in the west?
21:04 <@jokeefe> drought and fires, srevilak
21:04 <@jokeefe> I think is what malt was talking about
21:04 < srevilak> which, unfortunately, seems to be the usual :(
21:05 < malt> temps approaching 109
21:05 < srevilak> That's nuts
21:06 < srevilak> If you were thinking about moving to the Yukon ...
21:06 < malt> desertfront property in alaska
21:06 <@jokeefe> Review: We were asked to include our statement on the sex
        work bills in testimony to a human rights commission project. I said yes.
21:07 <@jokeefe> South Utah was 114 a week ago
21:07 < malt> it was a good statement!
21:07 < srevilak> Yes, it was very good
21:08 <@jokeefe> Anything to add to the agenda?
21:09 < malt> nyet
21:09 < srevilak> nothing here
21:10 <@jokeefe> We should update the statement to be ready for the
        future hearings. Not sure when the hearings will be.
21:10 <@jokeefe> Don’t need to do it now, though.
21:10 <@jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements - Platform
21:10 <@jokeefe> we were working on Drug policy:
21:30 <@jokeefe> Do we need: The largest exposure risk to children comes
        from the adults in their lives who use. Adults have a responsibility to
        keep their habits away from the hands and eyes of children.  ?
21:33 < srevilak> I think that's a fair position
21:33 < malt> I feel like we need SOME kind of caveat
21:34 < malt> or recognition that parental use is actually a fairly
        significant contributor
21:34 < malt> i've always felt that personal responsibility includes
        our impacts on others
21:34 < srevilak> I'd agree
21:36 < malt> we can reword it
21:37 < malt> the largest exposure risk to children comes from adults
        in their lives who use. These adults should be cognizant of the lessons
        they are  sending to the children in their lives.
21:37 < srevilak> That's good
21:38 <@jokeefe> nice
21:39 <@jokeefe> was it only the mercer family that used sales tactics
        to increase opioid sales?
21:40 < srevilak> IIRC, they had a history of that.  Vallium was another
        one of their inventions
21:41 < srevilak> Purdue Pharma was the main vendor of oxycontin that
        I know of
21:46 <@jokeefe> nicely rewritten
21:46 < malt> thankyee
21:46 < malt> i think i'm set?
21:47 <@jokeefe> do we cover “disparate impact” ?
21:47 < srevilak> I think that's covered in line 6
21:47 < srevilak> Now line 5
21:47 < malt> right underneath the parenthetical
21:48 < malt> i wouldn't object to leading with that, frankly.
21:52 <@jokeefe> Moved some sentences about in 15.1 Legalization. Hope
        if flows better
21:52 < malt> it does! good call
21:55 < srevilak> Worcester, lol:
21:55 <@jokeefe> should we bring up Portugals decriminalization model?
21:57 <@jokeefe> good letter
21:58 < srevilak> We're about at time.  Motion to adjourn?
21:59 < malt> 2nd
21:59 < srevilak> will post transcript
21:59 <@jokeefe> thanks.