January 25, 2013
60 Wall Street 6:30pm
Self-Facilitated-Note Taker Sumumba/Stack Ali/Open Discussion-Bill
House- keeping/Next meeting/
Reportbacks-(Monday)Unity Day, Strike Debt, OSI Meeting , (Tuesday)LOC-Doug 42 pickets/Health Care for the 99%/Outreach (Wednesday) 99 Pickets, (Thursday)-Occupy Kensington GA meeting, Occupy Queens meeting, OCCU-EVOLVE(JACKSON HEIGHTS), Haiti Sweatshops? (Friday) Bus Strikers Rally, Union Rally? (Saturday)-OCSI, Citizens United Action, (Sunday)-Occupy The Subway, DIRECT ACTION/rally GF, DA Meeting and Occupy Sandy Meeting
18$ collected went toward food and metrocard
Action Proposals: OE (Jackson Heights)-Community Assembly (consented on-Omar will bottomline action, dates and times)
Vision Statements tabled
Getting Back To What Brought us to Occupy Wall Street
-Where do we go and or how do we build or re-build Occupy Wall Street WITH or POST OCCUPY SANDY?
(OPEN/STRATEGY DISCUSSION )
What is the relationship of Occupy Wall Street to politicians and political parties?
Many valid points were raised during discussion but a broad agreement was reached that we wanted OWS and the Occupy Movement to be a effective MASS Movement above all else!
*No meeting scheduled for February 1, 2013 as group decided against assembly that conflicts with the Sandy Recovery Summit.
**POINT OF INFORMATION ABOUT OE STRUCTURE AND RELATIONSHIP TO ISSUES**
Present Issues of focus:
Stop and Frisk/Civil-Human Rights(Health Care, Housing and Education) –Works on issues related to stop and frisk, civil and human rights across the city.
Money out of Politics-Works with OWS Money out of Politics group as well as Money Out/Voters in Affinity Group -to get Money out of politics and end corporate personhood.
The Environment-From the Occupy Spectra Pipeline to other issues affecting our environment
Community Assemblies-Develops more COMMUNITY based assemblies in all communities in general and particularly working class and communities of color specifically. Working with existing Occupy Assemblies to increase diversity and a community base as well as Community Based Organizations already in existence
Labor-Works on Current labor struggles works with (Labor Outreach Committee)Current Labor issues include: Golden Farm, Fast Food Workers, Walmart, Labor and Sandy and others.
Standing Committees of Occu-Evolve (Consented 12-14-12):
*Political/Education/Historical Committee-responsible for creation of outreach materials-visions and goals-as consented by Assembly
*Outreach Committee-Responsible for duplication of outreach materials and bottomlining outreach, speakers. Including Social Media-
*Action/Event Committee-responsible for organizing actions(staffing) and/or meeting spaces
*Data Entry/Archiving/Record Keeping Committee -Responsible for minutes, archiving group’s work
*Accounting Committee-fundraising –outreach, supporting Full-Time Occupiers, Occupations, fees to use for actions and or meetings-
NOTE: All committees constitute the central committee which initiates proposals and decisions based on our values, ethics, collective agreements and mission statement and are ultimately answerable to the entire assembly