March 16th, 2023 Meeting

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Meeting to be held via video conference:




Pro-Cash Plank?

United States Pirate Party Issues?


Local Outreach

Planning for 2023 Local Elections

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

  • Pirate news recording scheduled for Sundays, 7pm with go-live at 7:30pm. Unless changed

Other To Do

  • Application to PPI

Upcoming Events


  • Joe
  • jokeefe
  • srevilak



Position on cash

  • Someone reached out to jokeefe, asking if we had a position on cash
  • srevilak likes using cash. Less data collection, and doesn't impose fees on merchant.
  • Joe supports using cash, as a small business owner.
  • jokeefe likes the anonymity.
  • srevilak cites a guardian article that talked about embarassing venmo payments.
  • should consider having a plank about cash.

USPP issues

  • Last meeting mostly covered losing the KY PP, and what we could do to prevent this in the future.

Local elections

  • jokeefe contacted some of the Somerville pirates. Hoping to start process in April or May
  • We'll use the Lowell Conference as an opportunity to reach out to potential candidates
  • Steve is busy with local elections in Arlington, supporting Select Board candidate Len Diggins.

Topics for Pirate News

  • Jamie discusses a company that used publish guitar tabulature. They were bought by a private equity firm, and now the content is paywalled.
  • MBTA communities, and AG's memo stating intentions to enforce the law.

Trans resistance march

  • May be an opportunity for privacy and security training.