General Assembly Minutes 2012-06-30

Midnight GA 6/30/12 - 7/1/12

Facilitator – Zot
Time – Fred
Vibes – Everyone
Stack – Nancy
G/G – Annette
Mental Note Taker – Karrie

Agenda
Announcements
Invites
Midnight GA Statement
RNC in Tampa/Gainesville
Tips/Wage Cuts for Food service workers in Florida

Announcements
Move to Amend will have a table at the Alachua 4th of July Event on July 4th. People are welcome to come help get petitions signed time is 3 p.m. and last through 10 p.m at Hal Brady Recreation Complex in Alachua.

There is a Rally Against the RNC Aug 24th at the CMC 12p to 12am all are welcome.

Next County Commissioners meeting is July 10th at 5:30 Move to Amend needs you. They need to get 3 of the County Commissioner to vote that Corporations are not people and money is not speech. Please come to the public comments section of the County Commissioners meeting July 10th at 5:30pm at 12 SE 1st Street Gainesville, FL 32601 2nd floor

Midnight GA Statement
Why are we here tonight?
Statement worked on a statement the GA tonight about why we are here in the plaza after midnight when the city sates in it ordinances the plaza is closed at 11pm on Saturday 6-30-12. Some wanted the statement to include about the people those staying and sleep near the plaza as well because they no long have homes. Agreed to make a short statement now and work on a full detailed one on later in another GA.

Consensuses reached for the following statement.
We meet here in an act of serious, wholehearted and genuine citizenship in a sincere effort to provide a forum that everyone might be truly heard. We assert/celebrate our constitutional right to assemble at any time and in acknowledgement of ordinances that limit the freedoms of the least fortunate in our community.
~Occupy Gainesville Midnight GA 7/1/2012 1:00am Bo Diddley Plaza

RNC Tampa / Gainesville
Proposal made for Occupy Gainesville to support the Gainesville Rally Against the RNC on Aug 24th from 12pm to 12am at the CMC and have a table at the event as well to have info, button and shirts. Addition to the proposal was added to allow the film maker that filmed OG in the 1st 3 months Occupy Gainesville in 2011 to show the completed documentary at the Rally Against the RNC on Aug 24th event as well.
Consensus reached

Tips/Wage Cuts for Food service workers in Florida
Talked about what the Florida’s new law will be if past to lower the pay rate for food service works in the WHOLE state of Florida. Many of the BIG business restaurants in the area , mostly non local owned are for the cuts in pay for the workers. There is a fund raiser and rally on Sunday 7/1/12 called Concert for the Rich at Sweet Mel's 1 West University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601 at 4pm. Occupy Gainesville talked about and action to flyer and show our solidarity with the foods servers works in the soon future. Plans to talk about the action at the next GA on Tuesday 7/3/12 at 7:30pm.

Meeting ended
Some stayed after and went to the middle of the Bo Diddley Plaza and sat in the tall soft grass in the middle of the square around 1:45 pm and laid there talking, before quietly going home.