G.A. Meeting 6/13/12
By Nikita Najawati in OCCUPY WILMINGTON NC DISCUSSION GROUP
Peter met with UNCW they do have rooms avail.
However It has been decided that OWNC will not be hosting the statewide GA.
Charlotte/ Ashville Occupy’s main concern was having a 7 1/2 – 8 hr drive.
It would require a 2 night stay.
Keenen went to Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston Salem for Occupy
June 21st in Charlotte there will be a media coverage and press release in response to May 9th BOA protest in Charlotte. Apparently BOA is greenwashing the event proclaiming to still be the #1 financier in the country.
Steve Barker, Tony Indage (forgive the misspelling) would be a good person to talk to about the Beach Erosion.
Wave Transit hearing is actually a budget proposal scheduled at the regular City Council meeting on June 19th NOT on the 26th. It is scheduled for 6:30pm at city hall as normally scheduled. Our proposal is to do a Protest from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm. DVS is on board, but they have to watch their support due to federal funding.
Waiting for a call back from Interfaith.
Outreach – pass on information regarding Protest
Nikita post event for Wave protest
- Jerome talked to Delthea about coming back, she will come back when she is able to.
- Potluck …trying to get people to sign up and organize the event (Keenen wont be there)
- Denny’s Birthday is the night of the potluck on June 23rd 9pm at the Juggling Gypsy
- July 13 – Jerome 26th Birthday
- Wave Transit Protest
Peter – Question:
Are we as Occupy people to vote in November or not ??? Consensus of this GA meeting was voted Yes – that we should encourage people to get out there and Vote in November for the elections , but not to support a particular Party or candidate.- which goes back to Voter Suppression. This will be voted on again at the next GA Meeting on June 16th @ Greenfield Lake Park.
(Wall Street is giving money to both parties)
It should not overshadow what we stand for. Our Objective is to counteract Wall Street.
- Foreclosures (Civil Rights)
- Voter Supression
Post poned the Mtg with Jason Rosen from Central Labor. They will meet next week.
Jerome court Monday-Needs more time to pay fees- $200
TR was here at the Park from 11-3 for Pride Mtg.
Sun 6/10312 Pride walk downtown meeting @ OldBaileys Theatre from 3-5 Start Walk @5pm
Occupy – The Drag @ The Toolbox on Burnett St. TBA
no money spent
Kitchen set-up sign up Sheet for monthly Pot-Luck : Nikita
(Posted in both Discussion and regular Group pages as well as OWNC Encamp.Kitchen)
Nikita is getting information about the Wave Hearing @City hall and (will post all information Mon-Tues.) also Is setting up a Protest event for Wave Transit Hearing
6/26/12 Wave Transit hearing at City Hall from 8-5pm
Nikita to set-up Event And Info. – Jerome to be facilitator at the event
Ron will work on Inviting Black Churches to attend and Participate, Nikita is contacting Domestic Violence Shelter, Interfaith, Salvation Army. Also Nikita to set-up event and Poss. Email List.
Ron is Looking into Purchasing for OWNC Occupy stickers with the OWNC Logo on them to use for Events, PotLuck, Etc. So they can double as a name tag as well.
to Homeless shelters
Wave Transit Hearing- Ron to talk to Linda Pierce
Sheree- Foreclosure court on 6/7/2012
Ron to meet with Jason Rosen (Central Labor) on Friday 6/8/2012
Peter – made a post referring to Statewide GA thinking a FB page would be more effective.
1) Committe report check on paypal & contribute…
Ron has paypal set up..need everyone to start to contribute
2)Corporate personhood -
Trying to get city council in raleigh to pass personhood.
Wisconsin has 63 million gave to Democrats/ 3.5 million to republicans.
67% came from out of state.
Americans for Prosperity
Florida & Texas – Florida is trying to verify signatures
NC – trying to pass a voter Id Bill
Check into being reimbursed from the Protest in Charlotte BOA
Wes Hudson has an ebook – How to sue your lender.
Wave Transit protest ….
Hearing is set for June 26th @ city Hall from 8-5pm…They are trying to do away with all city service on sundays beginning Aug. 1, 2012..as well as all free Trolley service.
Corporate money in politics – Resolution
Peter – to follow up Ending Corporatehood/personhood
money is speech- City is to do a resolution
Constitution Ammendment – Disclosure
Hosting the statewide GA – August ?
needing an overnight possible Fri, Sat, Sun…Opt. to talk with UNCW and CFCC/Hotels
Option- camp downtown / under the bridge
Ron is going to check with CFCC as he is an alumni
Thurs- Ron to meet with Central Labor – ILA
Possible site for mtg – Landfall Library on Saturday
Discussed – Democratic party …Sept 3-6 conv.
( Charlotte – Coalition to march on Wall St south – Wk before)
Paypal – set up ….Ron
Groups set-up ….Working groups …Shelby
OWNC Outreach working group
OWNC De-escalation working group
OWNC creativity working group
(Ron commented that David Paul is friend and owns Paul’s Place hot dogs if we choose to use them..as option )
scheduled for 6/10/2012 Sunday
to meet at the Old Bailey’s theatre downtown from 3-5pm..walk will start at 6pm
Shelby, Nikita signed up..Nikita gave donation of $10.00 to TR Nunley at potluck
Since our website front page was updated a couple days ago we received about 2,000 hits. We suggest more creativity in writing and graphics to be displayed on our website. If you really want the world to change come to our GA’s.
- april 17th tax day protest
- not enough people are active for our may day protest
- an unnamed group is interested in reaching out to occupy Wilmington to help against foreclosure fraud.
- Information Tech: Since our website front page was updated a couple days ago we received about 2,000 hits. We suggest more creativity in writing and graphics to be displayed on our website.
- Round Table Discussion on our Website and Facebook presence.
- facebook vs website debrief in our website forum.