GA Notes 3/3/12
Facilitator: Karen Wainberg
attended Nick Dentic, Jim Friedlander, Karen Wainberg, Chris Winn, Barbara West, Tom Cornell, Sean Donovan, Susan Chandel, Jerry Provencher, Gary Anderson,
Saturdays at BoA
Town Council Resolution Subcommittee:
Joel Siano made letter to town council and petition
there should be a meeting with him sometime this week
we need copies of the letter and petition for Saturday
it was suggested that we get 1000 signatures but others suggested 400 to 500 a more
Target other towns also: Bath, Topsham, Woolwich, Arrowic (Baraba said they could move on this by June)
Have people who sign attend a town meeting to give testimony
Use database (Kevin Twine has this) to get others to act on this in their towns
Pressure the State Legislature as well
Jim talked to Stan Gerzofsky (Maine state Senator district 10 Brunswick) he was negative about this. He stated he wanted examples of towns that supported this.
Maybe we wait till theres a new legislature?
Barbara suggested that we tackle both the state and the town
GA should make final decisions that are informed by the smaller committees
We shouldn’t limit ourselves based on what other groups do
Get a map of the districts so we can organize people by district
Put town names on petitions
Susan needs a physical piece of paper with phone numbers on it
We need to solicit phone numbers from the group members
Art Act Committee with Anita
Anita will be out of town for the next few weeks.
She sent Jerry a email stating the folloing:
“Create signage / art pieces for events that might include, objects and clothing, creating theater and street ‘happenings,’ including video projections, flash mobs and ‘group compositions.’ We also may want to work with the media group to create some of the ads that the media group can distribute”
Set something up at the art walks
Should we put this out through other groups or go through out own database for now?
What activist groups should we get in touch with? And what do we say?
Barbara has volunteered to come up with a wording.
Jim is preparing a list of groups
We need to have a meeting to discuss our focus.
Jerry says to go forward
needs a point person: Stephanie
Bath Heritage days: Venue for activities
get occupy in the parade
get a table with art
forth of July weekend
T-Shirts: use Bob Bitners design
Alternative Spaces for GA meeting:
Seminar room @ Curtis Memorial can we reserve a space indefinitely (Nick)
Make it sound educational
Jim and Chris’ home has space potentially
Bowdoin (except when closed)
Saturdays at BoA
Should we keep doing this. There is a lot pulling people away from this
We need to discuss this next week
99% Tax Policy
Under Eisenhower there was a 90% tax rate
It could be a symbolic gesture
equality v. equity (fairness)
more people support equity than equality
Occupy TV: petition for tax reform
Charles Lotten article: tax rate isn’t as important as changing what is taxed so there aren’t
as many loopholes
Federal Judge upheld Monsanto against a farmer.
What do we do about this? Legal suits, Political Action
This can fit under our focus
“B” Corporations: social agenda over profit