GA Notes January 17th, 2012.
Proposal to support May Day general strike on May 1st.
– Passed by consensus, with intent to take issue to larger GA on Sunday, January 22nd.
– Also passed with intent to seek consensus from GA on Sunday, 1/22: Support for the Wal-Mart warehouse protest being held by Occupy Riverside, leading up to the May Day general strike.
Proposal to hold General Assembly at 6pm on Sunday, 1/22 after the Bradley Manning march.
– Passed by consensus. We will meet at Bixby Park for GA, and move to the bandshell across the street (directly south of our usual GA spot, between 2nd and 1st streets) if there is rain.
REMINDER: Thursday 1/19, General Assembly will focus on committee restructuring.
Until further consensus is reached, committee facilitators are asked to post upcoming committee meetings as Facebook events.
Thursday 1/19, 4pm: Bank of America protest at Bellflower Blvd. near Stearns Ave.
Friday 1/20, 11am-6pm: Occupy the Courts
On Friday January 20, 2012 we will gather in front of the federal building to mark the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision. Occupy the Courts will be a peaceful one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country. More than 100 cities across the U.S., including the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. will participate in this national day of action.
Ridesharing to Occupy the Courts:
If you are driving and want some company – and maybe some gas money, too – or if you need a ride, go to these links to signify your need. After that, it is up to the parties to communicate details with each other.
Leaving between 9:45 and 10:00 http://viamerge.com/travel.html?lang=en-US&eventid=m476817838
Leaving between 11:45 and noon http://viamerge.com/trvswitch.php?eventid=m694857342
Leaving between 1:45 and 2:00 http://viamerge.com/trvswitch.php?eventid=m646993483
Return trips are scheduled to leave Santa Ana at 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00, respectively. Of course, all of this is really up to those who are driving.
Sunday 1/22, Bradley Manning Day (POSSIBLE RAIN!)
1pm: Meet at Veterans’ Park for outreach.
2pm: Open mic at Veterans’ Park.
3pm: Leave on march/outreach from Veterans’ Park to Bluff Park.
5pm: Vigil at Bluff Park (Junipero and Ocean)
6pm: General Assembly at Bixby Park, possibly at the band shell if there is rain.