Occupy Gainesville All Women's General Assembly March 8th, 2012

To mark International Women's Day on March 8th, 2012, Occupy Gainesville will be having an All Women's General Assembly at 6:30pm at Bo Diddley Plaza.

EVERYONE is welcome to this GA - and, to be clear, men are *encouraged* to participate as witnesses - though the bulk of the assembly will be hearing from women’s voices only. It will be a learning experience for everyone!

If there are particular things you’d like to see talked about at this GA, please list your agenda-item topics below.

Hope to see you all there!"

General Assembly Minutes 2012-02-17

Roles

Facilitator – everyone
Stack – everyone
Vibes – everyone
Greeter/guide – Albion, Nattie
Notes – Walton

Agenda

RRAD (roles, respect, agenda, donations) – 5
Pet dogs – ongoing
Discuss things – 15
Groups reports, proposals – 10
Propose things – 5
Talk about things – 15
Announce and appresh – 5
Ride a leopard to White Castle

Discuss things

Minimizing interpersonal conflict

Occupy Room 1A

Occupy Room 1A

Feb 20, 2012 @ 9am
Court date for the citations and arrest for the 11-11-11 action will be held at Alachua County Courthouse Feb. 20th @ 9am.
Come show your solidarity for the Occupy Gainesville members that stood up for their 1st amendment rights on 11-11-11.

General Assembly Minutes 2012-02-16

Roles

Facilitator – Ahren
Stack – Tommy
Vibes – Quill
Greeter/guide – Zot
Time – Lars
Notes – Walton

We welcomed our Rhode-Islanders, Atlanteans, Providencers, and Richmondites.

Spike gave our consensus review.

We decided against a formal agenda for this meeting, and instead opted for a series of open discussions on topics that arose.

GA structure

General Assembly Minutes 2012-02-14

Agenda

Roles, agenda, respect, donations – 5
Welcome and consensus review – 5
Announcements – 5
Working and affinity group reports and proposals – 10
Open discussion – OG hopes and fears; radio interview – 15 (+10)
Valentine’s break – hugs and blown-kisses – 10
Open floor – 10
General proposals – [none]
OG and other news – 10
Announcements and appreciation – 5
Pack and ride

Total time: 85 minutes

Roles

General Assembly Minutes 2012-02-10

Agenda

Roles, respect, donations, agenda – 5
Welcome, consensus review – 5
Announcements, Occupy news – 5
Working and affinity group reports and proposals - 15
Open discussion – 15
Boogy break – 10
General proposals – [none]
Open floor – 10
Announcements, appreciation – 5

Roles
Facilitator – Tommy
Time keeper – Lars
Stack taker – Erin
Vibe checker – Coral
Greeter/guide – John B
Note taker – Walton

Announcements and news

General Assembly Minutes 2012-02-07

Agenda

Approve agenda – 5
Announcements – 5
News – 5
Groups – 10
General proposals and discussion – 15 (+10)
Shake it, don’t break it break – 10
Open floor, announcements, appreciation – 15

Roles

Facilitator – Spike
Stack taker – Ian
Guide/greeter – Ahren
Time keeper – Erin
Vibe checker – Erin
Note taker – Walton

Announcements

Shut Down the Corporations Action - Feb. 29th, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Time: 5:00pm until 7:00pm
Where: Corner of 13th Street and Univ. Ave

ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board. (ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) They fund almost all of ALEC's operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,” “unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. It might be right. It is as if a state legislature had been reconstituted, yet corporations had pushed the people out the door.

We are rejecting a society that does not allow us control of our future. We will reclaim our ability to shape our world in a democratic, cooperative, just and sustainable direction.

We call on people to target corporations that are part of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) which is a prime example of the way corporations buy off legislators and craft legislation that serves the interests of corporations and not people. They used it to create the anti-labor legislation in Wisconsin and the racist bill SB 1070 in Arizona among so many others. They use ALEC to spread these corporate laws around the country.

See the full List of ALEC Companies : http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=ALEC_Corporations

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