GA Notes – Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

General Assembly Notes – November 18, 2011
Facilitator: Jason; Stacker: James and Kate; Note Taker: Lila
One new face! His name is Eric!

• Howard Blackey is in the hospital for stomach complications. Presbyterian Rm. #707, visiting hours are 8-7.
• Summer- Anti- Capitalist Discussion Group at 4-7pm at Yale Park Saturday.
• Camilo- Saw Mill Lofts General Assembly. Detailed update saved for GA on Sunday. But expressed his positive experience from going out into the community and engaging those whom are supportive but can’t make it to the UNM Campus.
• Kate- Youth GA Sunday @1230 Yale Campus. Runs simultaneously so they have a primary perspective to understand the consensus process.
• Lila- Unfrastructure Rally Update: was a great way to combine organizations and bring awareness to different parts of the city. A large number of people support the movement but are hesitant towards getting involved.

Working Group Reports:
• Chile- Will need AM Volunteers to pass out flyers and sign NO-GMO Chile petitions at the Rail Runner with Cynthia on Dec 3rd action.
• CNM/UNM Faculty/Students- Creating a comprehensive list of readings, power points and other informative resources regarding OWS Movement for future Teach-ins
• Foreclosures- Meeting at Peace and Justice on Sunday 4-6pm to make props and practice dance for Nov. 22nd Auction Action.

Camilo started a working group to create an action that involves groups of 99%ers making a presence at the December 1st Nob Hill Shop and Stroll event. They block off parts of central for this event, and promoting local businesses will benefit our message in this movement. The working group will meet Sunday immediately after the GA.

Were addressed and directed to the Foreclosure group whom has been working with United South Broadway Corporation regarding actions. Preventing Foreclosures can be a strength in this movement when we can work together to make change happen immediately.
• Recommendations for research include: 6th Flr of County Bldg holds Public Records for lease Pendants. The Second Judicial Court website can also be helpful.

David Lish created a Public Service Announcement working group to help spread our message through positive means of media. He will ask for volunteers to interview that will also include City Officials, senators, etc. to be a part of the project. His idea is having individuals stating their name, what they do, and that they are the 99%. Simple but powerful.
• Sisco created a Media Liaison Working Group to bridge media coverage of our local groups and how we are affected by them.
These all will be announced and updated for Sunday’s General Assembly.
WE ARE THE 99%!!!!

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  1. Sari November 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    How is blocking parts of Central going to help local businesses? It sounds like it would disrupt an event that promotes mostly local businesses.

    • hershe November 21, 2011 at 4:18 am #

      Yes, the notes were confusing, but it was cleared up at today’s GA – Central is deliberately blocked off for the Nob Hill event – (un)Occupy would be there supporting local businesses, not blockading!

  2. MSmith November 21, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I highly doubt that having (un)Occupy supporters in a persons business will benefit or support that business. If you ask me, the business will be hurt by having what appear to be homeless/jobless people loitering in the area.

    (un)Occupy is not good for business, period.

    • Anthony Bono November 22, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

      I work two jobs and go to school full time, so you’re obviously mistaken if you believe we are anything but hard working individuals. Also, if you are truly in favor of small businesses you would best serve this interest by joining our movement. Through wasteful government subsidies, ridiculous tax breaks and through the use of slave labor overseas, corporations have an unfair edge against small businesses. The mom and pop shops can’t compete and they are usually driven into the ground…
      This event is specifically designed as a show of solidarity with local businesses by purchasing their goods and educating people about corporate malfeasance along the way. To believe anything else would be an incorrect assumption.

  3. Sayrah November 22, 2011 at 12:14 am #

    I’ve been to the Nob Hill Shop & Stroll and the city blocks off the street so you can “stroll” in the street. The area is mostly small independent businesses. Its a festive event so I wonder what kind of message we would want to give out?

    • maria November 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

      I understand it would be carolling- Ragin’ Grannies have songs to sing!

  4. Quince Abitterfrute November 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Caroling. I’m sure the Koch Bros are quaking in their boots.