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Energy Working Group: April 25, 2012

Wednesday April 25, 2012 from 7pm-8pm
Energy Working Group
Guest Speaker: Connie Leeper
Julie D, Valerie W, Emiley J, and Al B

Announcements
Guest speaker from NC WARN to discuss the Annual Rate Hike Bill

Proposals and Discussion Topics  

  • Rate Hike Bill

Presentation and proposal to GA against rate hike bill
Make a Press Release for GA to approve and disperse.
Banner drop- Discussion of logistics

  • Radio Drama

Plan next creative writing events.
How can we create an avenue for people to participate in creative writing online and submit their writings?

  • Canvassing

Reorganize for Annual Rate Hike Bill and organize to relaunch Canvassing!
Relaunch date

  • Media

Powerpoint presentation( Julie)
Outreach Groups
Greenpeace, NC WARN, Western NC Physicians for Social Responsibility, Appalachian Voices
General Media Discussion

  • Movie nights

The Last Mountain- Saturday May 26, 2012 6pm-8pm

  • Fundraising

Next meetings

  • Energy Working Group Sunday April 29 from 2pm-3:30pm Glenwood Coffee and Books
  • Creative Writing Wednesday May 9 from 7pm-9pm Sessions Bar
  • Movie Night: The Last Mountain Saturday May 26 from 6pm to 8pm

 

General Assembly: April 22, 2012

Facilitator: Valerie W
Stack: Kathe
Notes: Emiley J

Rules and Hand Signals

Report Backs

  • Foreclosure Working Group completed Mortgage fraud training. Plans to organize more training
  • May Day- 5pm Governmental plaza. Need people to help with food organizing for May Day talk to Tom or join the discussion on occupy website.
  • CAAO- April 28 Love is the Answer.willing to buy food keep in freezer, volunteers day of the event, and need people with trucks who can help move stuff.
  • Energy Working Group- Speaker from NC WARN Wed 4-25-12 7pm-9pm. Planning around radio drama, canvassing/ petition for Annual Rate Hike, media, and movie nights.
  • Media- group meet to teach how to use media to support occupy events
  • Al, Possible new working group, Boys Group to learn more and talk about women’s health rights.

Announcements

  • Leaders theater against Amendment One, www.ttnc.org for show schedule
  • Sat April 28, 9-4 $20 trulient federal credit union, training session community based
  • *enterprises and worker cooperatives
  • Sat April 28 food garden at IRC.
  • May 9 BOA corporate meeting. Collation Against Corporate Power can provide rides to Charlotte.

Proposal

  • Occupy inviting a speaker from planned parent hood speak to general assembly to address us on women’s health and have The boys working group bottom line the planning. PASSED

Discussion

  • Start a new working group. Resolution Working Group.
  • Leadership and outreach development

Reflection

Tue 4-24-12

  • Facilitator:Tom but will be late

Sunday 4-29-12

  • Facilitator:Emiley
  • Stack: Bobbie
  • Notes: Lamar

General Assembly Notes: April 15, 2012

Facilitator: Nathan
Notes: Dave

Introductions

Ground Rules & Hand Signals

Announcements

  • Transition Greensboro is doing a number of Spring Events. Edible Garden at the IRC on April 28th. Re-skilling Festival at the Farmer’s Market. See Kathe L.
  • Race, Wealth & the Housing Crash program with Larry Morse at the BCC on April 19th.
  • NC Coalition Against Corporate Power demonstration on May 9th at the Bank of America shareholders meeting. There are bus seats from Greensboro. No charge for bus ticket. See Todd.
  • Several events happening at GC&B related to anti-Amendment One work. Mo is throwing herself a birthday party against the Amendment on April 4th around 7:30pm.
  • Awards.
  • Tomorrow night at Glenwood Library is a community meeting about the closing of the Four Seasons Post Office at 7pm. See Sandra for more information.

Working Group Report Backs

  • Foreclosure Working Group: Working on a lot stuff. We had an event with Occupy Raleigh around home defense. That work is still ongoing. We are creating a “Foreclosure Home Owners Group” for people who are experiencing this crisis to get some support and share their stories. The Mortgage Fraud Detection training will be NEXT Saturday at GC&B at 1pm (Talk to Todd). Still getting lots of emails from around the country about spreading this fraud detection work. Other groups that do legal work around foreclosure are close to coming out in favor of more action-focused efforts to stem this crisis because of our work. Meetings are still at Spring Garden Bakery on Thursday at 8:30am.
  • Art/Communication/Media Working Group: Website update. Need more people to get involved.

Proposals
No proposals offered today.

Discussion

  • Recent assaults on Women’s Rights
  • Organizing for May Day
  • Public relations skill share planning

Foreclosure Working Group: April 12, 2012

Facilitator: Bobbie
Notes: Christina

Present: Bobbie, Pamela, Jane, Christina, Todd, Mike, Nate, Ricky, Marnie, Mo, Barbara, Laurie

Of note, reporters were at the meeting filming and interviewing some on an individual basis.

Discussion

  • Pamela presented her foreclosure situation. Interesting twist is that her-soon to be ex- husband signed a new loan on their home. Pamela is on the original loan and deed, but not the new loan.
  • Jane is bringing Pamela’s situation to the floor to show that everyone has a unique foreclosure situation and she is willing to act as a paralegal on active cases. To use the fraud detection training to document active cases and collect data.
  • Mo is concerned that this project might need format guidance from legal aid, Mo has come across conversation with legal aid that our last home defense has made legal aid willing to back us more and offer us more information to use.
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General Assembly: April 10, 2012

The last time I took minutes and posted them, was last year. As a consequence, The Media Working Group announced all sorts of rules and reforms in the writing and posting of minutes, all of which I had offended in my cursive style. In fact, a rigid rule and tiny boxes were created, whereby the minute-taker had to fit his, or preferably, her very few words, or, preferably, single letters, into secure corsets, there to be held without charge or limit until the dictatorship freed them.

Those benign days of yore are gone now, and minute-takers, although still subject to “suggestions,” don’t listen to them. These minutes, then, rely simply on our few, excellent, basic “Ground Rules” of courtesy, fairness, democracy, and tolerance, anti-oppressive & collectively accessible.

That being said, a kind of writing muscle warm-up, Thom was our facilitator, beginning the meeting a mere ten minutes late. It being TUESDAY, of course, this general assembly was a “free-for-all” artistic creation, not following the excellent format of Sunday G. A.s. Between 20 and 25 occupiers were occupying the bookshop front room at Glenwood Coffee & Books, including a pretty hyper M–. Mo, the heroine of the week, was in the wings.

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