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– Working Group Report Backs
*Labor WG: International visitors, some spoke at GA
*Volunteer Services: Working hard to organize volunteers so that all WGs get help they need
*Translation: 160 translators, Declaration of Occupation of NYC in 26 languages
*Wellness: Thanks everyone for letting them help
*Arts & Culture: OccupyBroadway was a great success
*Tech Ops: Working on replacing Google Groups; training people in CVCRM
*Volunteer Services: $2,000 for technology needs, flooring, tiles, and other things to finish basement space facility to meet all WGs’ space needs. Accepted friendly amendment to look for professionals to volunteer to help and train others on how to re-finish the basement. Basement is being “donated” for free. RESULT: CONSENSUS
*Housing: $2,900 to pay two churches (Park Slope and on 86th Street) for housing occupiers thru the 10th. RESULT: MODIFIED CONSENSUS
*Tech Ops: $5,000 for a training day at PACE University on December 18th, 10 rooms, space for 500 people. (Note: this is a third of the cost, they are fundraising the rest themselves). RESULT: CONSENSUS
*Direct Action: $25,000 to hire a company to help an online Democracy Freedom proposal get the attention and signatures it needs to give the people direct voting democracy. RESULT: TABLED
*Liberation of the People Alliance: Gilbert would like anyone interested in being self-employed in small groups of 4-5 people doing the same kind of work to come talk to him, he can help.
*Liza: Submitted proposal to Facilitation to force large expenditure proposals and solidarity statement proposals spend two weeks online prior to coming to GA. Proposal should be at GA soon!
*Facilitation: Meets every day at 4pm at 60 Wall St, come learn to facilitate!