Proposal for Saturday 12/13 General Assembly: Think Tank – Formation of Mobile Think Tanks & Budget

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Think Tank Working Group Proposal for General Assembly, Saturday 12/10
submitted to facilitation for 24 hour review period Friday 12/9

The People’s Think Tank Working Group holds a space in Liberty Park every day from 12-6pm for open, facilitated conversation about the issues, dreams, and goals of our movement. Everyone is welcome to join all conversations. Many of you are regulars in our People’s Think Tank conversations, and it has also become a space where the curious general public can get involved. In this proposal, we are asking the GA to support our working group’s efforts to allow the Think Tank to go mobile! We are going to bring these open discussions on everything from corporate personhood to questions of marginalization to food justice out into the five boroughs. We’d like to hold these open discussions in the atrium of the Brooklyn Museum, Grand Central Station, or public parks in the Bronx. In order to do this, we’d like to ask the GA for $580.37. This money will fund five kits (explained shortly) to allow us to still hold daily Think Tanks here in Liberty, and to have simultaneous Think Tank discussions around the city. Our original budget for this proposal was over $2000, but we’ve gotten many of our main items donated, including mobile recording devices, business cards, and photocopying for fliers. The remaining budget we are asking from the GA covers blankets for folks to sit on, dry erase boards and markers, folding easels, and portfolio bags to carry the recorders, boards, markers, etc. We have detailed budgets up here for anyone who wants one. Though we priced these items at Staples, we will make every effort to source them from local, sustainable office supply distributors instead.

 OWS MOBILE THINK TANK BUGDET

GENERAL BUDGET EXPENSES
Item Source Price Number Total
Dry Erase Board Staples $24.99
Estimated Tax $2.22
Subtotal $27.21 5 $136.05
Dry Erase Marker Set (6) Staples $6.79
Estimated Tax $0.60
Subtotal $7.39 5 $22.17
Eraser Staples $2.99
Estimated Tax $0.27
Subtotal $3.26 5 $16.30
Folding Easel Staples 27.99
Estimated Tax $2.48
Subtotal $30.47 5 $152.35
Blanket Yogaaccessories_dot_com $12.99
Estimated Tax $0.00
Subtotal $12.99
Shipping $8.95 5 $73.90
Portfolio Bag Utrecht $32.99
Estimated Tax $2.93
Subtotal $35.92 5 $179.60
Recording Device (Zoom H2n) Best Buy $199.99 DONATED
Estimated Tax $16.75
Subtotal $216.74 $5.00 $0.00
Memory Cards (16GB Sandisk) Best Buy $16.00 DONATED
Estimated Tax $1.34
Subtotal $17.34 5 $0.00
Flyers Lino Press $150.00 DONATED
Estimated Tax $12.56
Subtotal $162.56 1 $0.00
Business Cards Lino Press $100.00 DONATED
Estimated Tax $8.38
Subtotal $8.38 1 $0.00
GRAND TOTAL $580.37
DAILY BUDGET EXPENSES
Item Source Price Number Total
Batteries (4 AA) Duane Reade $5.00
Estimated Tax $0.42
Subtotal $5.42 5 $27.10
Photocopying/Printing The Copy Center $10.00
Estimated Tax $0.89
Subtotal $10.89 1 $10.89
Notebooks Duane Reade $2.99
Estimated Tax $0.27
Subtotal $3.26 5 $16.30
Index Cards Duane Reade $2.89
Estimated Tax $0.23
Subtotal $3.12 2 $6.24
Subway Passes MTA $20
Estimate Tax $0
Subtotal $20 2 $40.00
GRAND TOTAL $100.53

 

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