NYCGA 1/1/2012 (Summary)

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NOTE: This is a brief summary that is posted prior to formal minutes. This summary is NOT all-inclusive. It includes only major highlights (discussion topics, proposals, and meeting dates/times/locations announced). This summary is compiled via Livetweets and Livestream viewing.


– Proposals

*Occupied State of the Union Address proposal: OWS consense on mic checking a state of the union address to be internet-aired after the presidential one. Other GAs around the country will do the same. Team will splice together videos and internet-air. RESULT: TABLED

*Housing proposal: $2,900 for 130 metrocards to be given out by working groups to members supporting OWS. RESULT: TABLED DUE TO EVICTION OF GA FROM MULTIPLE PUBLIC SPACES.


– Informational Proposal Presentations (due to 4x relocation of GA, group did not do consensus process on remainder of proposals, just listened and asked some questions or commented)

*Politics and Electoral Reform WG proposal: OWS to endorse statement of calling for an end to corporate personhood.

*Occupy Congress: People should attend! January 17th, many items on the schedule. For more info, contact or

*Occupy the NH Primaries: Go up, disrupt and be heard. No endorsing either party. Will be presenting proposal to ask for funds to help people get there.

*Occupy Newark: Wants funds to help their occupation. Will present at future GA.

*Audit Finance: Accounting should be audited so that all donors and OWS folks know where their money is going. ( for more info)

*Dissolve Spokes Council: Dissolve spokes council because of unfair treatment and forcing people to join working groups.  ( for more info)

*Facilitation Accountability ( for more info)

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