Thursday, Dec. 15 GA Notes
Todd facilitator, Steve co-facilitator, Michele note taker
*5:45 agenda, intros
Thursday 12/22 GA at Majestic Theater at 5:30
*5:50 Report Backs-
Rachel: Move To Amend meeting to occupy courts in Eugene if other occupiers are present from Eugene, not much success so far with contacting others; Leah’s committee ready for MTA teach-in at OSU Owen 102 Jan 11, 7pm may need help with fliers.
MTA definition: Move to amend after Citizen’s United movement group coordinating to amend the constitution that money is not speech and corporations are not people movetoammend.org–
Dave: Inter-Occupy Dave and Lisa point people, got # for email & pin for 500 people conference call from all over the country. Web site: thisweekinoccupy.com; being set up to show everything that is happening in occupy week-by-week all over the country. Every monday there is a GA over the phone, two people from each GA encouraged to attend, need to sign up ahead of time. Dave did a small report on occupy ports how the police were “docile”. Dave showed a t-shirt that he is preparing to screen print at home. His ”Bike swarm” bike group occupied streets on the way to the port.
Roy: Outreach pamphlets went out about the post office. Discussed Oregon author’s gathering at Old World Deli wants someone to write something to read out loud on Saturday at ???
Todd: ML King movie week mention. Neds volunteers for garbage pickup. Arranging details of new GA space at the Majestic Theater. Owner suggests way of paying rent on space: needs help handing out fliers, benefit concerts, Flash dramas on the street,
Amberlynn: thank you cards
Megan: talked about the red shirts of Vermont Workers Center Joe reported on Vermont single payer health care presentation.
Chris: Survey monkey: communication issues. Results on website.
Discussion about pros/cans of facebook in Ga tonight. Need more fliers, more colorful advertisement for GAs with screen printing. Comments: not being welcoming to newcomers; catch people up at the beginning of the meeting.
*6:40 Proposals, Ideas, announcements-
Amberlynn: thank you cards– Dunbar, Dan, Randy–Nicole Garret olcc troubles, Eillen Pierce Freeman for legal assistance, petition to Ed (sp?) to not raise his rent, so that he can come to meetings instead of working?
Amnesty International letters Last Monday– 1200 letters signed
Should we have a meeting on 26th?
Leah: post office report- Monday the 19th statewide action at post office on Jefferson & 2nd between 10am and 2pm. Myth busting, petition. Handing out information, supporting post office.
Amberlynn: wants to do action and education for public school in February or March.
Joe: talked to Hours exchange about fishbowl discussion about money and how it works, record it, and post it in January; invite professor type people to discuss. Others present suggest February. Majority in favor of “Aspects of Money” fishbowl working group.
James: victory gardens: proposal to bring attention to local food production, control of large corporations over food supply. Conclusion at Direct Action committee was that it is a big enough project for a working group and that small plots more manageable than a big plot. Leah- lots of community gardens already.
Chris- sage garden already exists, perhaps people would volunteer instead.
Rachel- don’t re-invent the wheel, help other organizations. People could submit ideas to forum on website.
Joe: proposes an instructional presentation on using forums. Amberlynn has given online training workshops, would continue and hopefully others will take over.
Steve- Mission statement for occupy on wikipedia
James- using opponents language to occupy a stance
Tom- Wants three or four word slogan on what we want; a mission statement. What is the outcome we want after an action?
Special meeting to organize mission statement, who we are.
Ann’s idea– interview everyone at GA meetings
Sean– wrote article on GA, read it at lbcommuter.com
Second Sunday in January- nonviolent communication at fellowship
Joe- Eugene got another month to occupy.