23:19 pm
"It's crazy to send 100 people from New York to Ft Meade during a massive action that this community is working tirelessly on." #nycga
23:19 pm
Blocker offers that if the FA to double the buses is removed, he is more than happy and "thrilled to support the proposal." #nycga #ows
23:20 pm
Proposers happily accept it. "One bus is all we wanted." Block lifted! Consensus! Woooo. #nycga #ows
23:21 pm
Next, Politics and Electoral Reform WG. "We're happy to present the first thing we've consensed on: People before Parties." #nycga #ows
23:21 pm
Their proposal is massive in scope and essentially is a list of reforms that would restore free and fair elections in the US. #nycga #ows
23:22 pm
"So, tonight, we want to test for consensus on the document, but also request feedback." Giving time to read. I'm gonna dance. #nycga #ows
23:24 pm
OK, so the proposal text, page 1... http://t.co/YJQg7TbH
23:24 pm
23:28 pm
OK, we're back! Nan thinks they should work on an occupier's party movement. Proposer says folks in Ohio are already doing that. #nycga #ows
23:29 pm
"Any number of these reforms would open up the ballot to people other than Republicans and Democrats." #nycga #ows
23:29 pm
No more questions, no concerns, asking for friendly amendments now or later or in writing. #nycga #ows
23:31 pm
Someone noted that the proposal doesn't mention funding; proposer notes they're working on that separately. #nycga #ows
23:32 pm
So, we've apparently consensed on supporting this "living document." I'm not sure there was much of a proposal. #nycga #ows
23:32 pm
Next, Chris speaks to another document. "Right now, if you're a member of Congress, you can engage in insider trading w/ impunity." #nycga
23:37 pm
The next document would speak "with the force and the voice of the movement." #nycga #ows http://t.co/HuOeFAUs
23:37 pm
Proposer: "I've been asked to put this in layman's terms; essentially if you're in Congress you're exempt from anti-insider trading laws."
23:46 pm
So, I pointed out that in the last proposal, it wasn't at all clear that we were consensing on approving the document. #nycga #ows
23:47 pm
Stairs asserted in response that the process was completed and we have to move forward. #nycga #ows
23:48 pm
So, back to the current proposal, Nan asks if we can table it b/c we have so few people here tonight. #nycga #ows
23:49 pm
Someone is concerned because this didn't go through a working group. Seems like many WGs might want to assist with this. #nycga #ows
23:50 pm
A: "I've worked with #OccupyTheSEC, and talked to many here, and there seems to be positive feedback on it, which is why I'm here."#nycga
23:50 pm
Nan points out that not everyone can be online. "Next time there's a written document, pass it out so people can have a chance to read..."
23:50 pm
Cont'd: "...it, review it, voice our concern, because we haven't had a chance to read it." #nycga #ows
23:52 pm
Nathan is concerned also about the lack of support from other working groups; feels w/ work in WG language would be less "troublesome."
23:53 pm
Proposer apologizes if we hadn't gotten it before, Nathan restates again it's about working with working groups. #nycga #ows
23:53 pm
Someone else: "This document is a great start." But he doesn't think it goes far enough. #nycga #ows
23:57 pm
Someone proposes they change language to 3 years per term. #nycga #ows