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OSC GMO Campaign Meeting Notes - 04/28/14 (Public Version)

Meeting date: Mon, April 28, 2014, 7-9 PM at UU

Attendance: 5 people present

  • Personal check-ins
  • Report backs on work/activism
    • Move to Amend signature gathering, pressure to California State
      Legislature to move on Citizens United Decision. California most likely on board to support a constitutional amendment.  Have 17 states- need 17 more for a constitutional convention. Or plus 4 and bypass congress.

    • Butter & Egg parade attendance, walked the wrong way in the wrong
      clothes. Handed out 75 flyers in the wind for GMO event.

    • Promoting our GMO event, space at Grange obtained, band for barn dance, someone will do activity with kids, GMO OMG film is not available so need to pick a different movie to screen.

    • Online publicity of GMO event, wants input into our GMO event press
      release, organizing an advanced media training on how to write a press release in June, bi-lingual aspect of our events, translate our PSA into Spanish, having interpreter present for our events, May 12th meeting at EC is Monthly Meeting, next meeting is Media & Publicity at PJC-learning how to do our OSC website.

    • Tabled at Santa Rosa Earth Day event with Label GMO’s Sonoma County. Some folks knew about our Getting Past Capitalism event. Good response to our event flyer, would have been good idea to have plant sale to draw people to our table. Cost was $25 to table.


  • SB 1381 to Label GMOs in California
    is in committee process.
  • Donation to EC
    EC is asking for a small per person donation.  Someone one will call them about request for money contribution.
  • UU Meeting Space
    Will contact UU* about upcoming meeting with Social Advocates about continued use of their meeting space on 4th Mondays.
  • PJC Peace Press wants to publish our shopper’s guide
  • GMO Event on May 26 in Sebastopol
    • We will show the film The World According To Monsanto.
    • Handbills and flyers to be printed in red.
    • 1,000 ¼ page handbills will be printed to be distributed at May Day on Thursday at Courthouse Square.  Meet at the stage.
    • Leftover flyers to be given to PJC for their tabling at Wednesday Night Market.
    • Everyone please cover your bulletin boards.  Let us know if you need flyers or handbills for bulletin boards, friends, and to give out at events.
    • Volunteers are needed at the event to help with set up, clean up, potluck, and assist with kids activities.
    • Event duties covered:
      • MC & overall coordinator
      • Lead Tipping Point discussion
      • Fundraising pitch
      • Kids Activities
      • Tabling and Plant Sale
      • Set up and clean up: Everyone
      • Run film
      • Laptop and projector
      • Barn Dance
      • Potluck set up

Meeting ended on time at 9 PM.
Next meetings:

  • May 5th Media & Publicity at PJC
  • May 12th Monthly Meeting at EC
  • May 19th Community Wellness & Free School at EC

Occupy Sonoma County embraces the egalitarian, deep democracy principles of the Occupy Movement with a regional strategy for effectively organizing county-wide social justice campaigns that are globally relevant.

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Lunes, Abril 28, 2014
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OSC GMO Campaign Meeting Notes - 04/28/14 (Public Version)
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