Minutes Saturday GA 4-4-12

April 14, 2012 in General Assembly, Uncategorized by Chemel

  • Discussion on future GAs

Bi-weekly meetings need to have a stronger focus.

All future GAs need to have an agenda of items to discuss. This agenda should explain what will be discussed and what will be the end result of the meeting. It will inform people why it is important to attend the meeting and what they can expect to take away from the GA.

All GAs will need to have an invite sent out, as a Facebook event and an email to the mailing list at OccupyBatonRouge@gmail.com.


In a 9-0 vote, the GA decided that all future GAs need to have an agenda set up before the GA is to occur. This will create more productive meetings and will help target desired audiences.


  • Discussion on revising the Points of Unity

To Focus OBR’s goals and plans it was brought up that our PoU need to be revised and refocused. The focus is to be localized to Baton Rouge and Louisiana, and less on a national scale. This is to make OBR’s goals and events more centralized and more focused on events and actions we can influence.
At this GA no decisions were made on what is to be edited or which PoU will be changed. This is to be an on going discussion, but the GA would like to come to a decision at the end of the month of April.  This issue is in relation to the next item.


  • Printing of new fliers.

The recent events and rallies at the Capitol have depleted our flier inventory. Before more are printed out the GA would like to have the more focused PoU and contact information on these fliers. Specific items that want to be changed; format, changing the contact information to be seen first, and PoU last. Points of Unity organized so related items appear next to each other, to minimize confusion and create an easier flow of understanding.


  • Finances

The current financial report is up to date. No recent deposits or withdraws have been made. Once the new flier format has been created, new fliers will be printed and purchased.


  • Newsletter

Tomorrow, Sunday the 15th, a newsletter editors meeting will take place at Brian and Sophie’s place in the afternoon. The new format was presented at the GA. Brief discussions were had about the content and recent updates for this issues newsletter.


  • Recall update

The recall items were discussed. Current status updates were discussed. OBR would like to be more active with this action. Communications are to be made to some of the organizers of the recall to find out how OBR can be more involved.


  • Transit vote/CATS

There is still time to help with Transit vote. April 21 is the voting day, items that still occur: Canvassing, phone banking, outreach. Contact TogetherbatonRouge for more information. http://www.togetherbr.org/

  • Legislative Focus

A group of key bills is being formatted and will be distributed to the OBR stakeholders soon. Any key bills that are desired to have OBR focus on should be brought to the attention of the GA and/or the OBR Facebook group/page. The publication ‘The Laser’s Beam’ was discussed in terms of how the bills of interest will be discussed.

  • Salutations Taxbusters

OBR takes pride in the amount of transparency we provide in regards to our meetings and action items. We are pleased that ‘the opposition’ is worried enough to pay attention to our efforts and energies.

  • Hello Woody Jenkins

We hope the republicans aren’t too scared that citizens are paying attention to what you guys are doing and sharing it all with our communication base. Learn to Twitter, learn to Facebook, see what we are saying :D (Don’t worry, we aren’t a left wing group, the democrats in this state have to answer for their voting history as well)

  • Greetings The [Censored] editor Carl Redman

Even though OBR has a much, MUCH higher opinion of your readers’ intelligence than you do, OBR’s newsletter is making it painfully clear that we are not affiliated with you, your publication, or the Manship family.