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Council Minutes

Minutes for 9/12/2011

Minutes for 9/12/2011


The meeting was held at the home of PF, Core Council Member.

In Attendance were:

  • PF– core member, group secretary
  • AP– core member, new core member coordinator assistant
  • TM– core member, new recruitment coordinator
  • RN– core member, new recruitment coordinator assistant
  • MM– council organizer

New rules for meeting procedures will be discussed at the 9/24 session.

  1. The first area of discussion was expanding membership and participation in MoveOn events and meetings. In response to this a recruitment committee was formed. All members attending this meeting volunteered to be a part of this committee as follows;
  • PF will be given a phone list to reach out to moveon members to ask them to join the council. She will also call to ask members to attend upcoming meetings. She will then report back to the council coordinator so those who accept can be included on the roster.
  • TM will be the leader of the recruitment committee. TM will be reaching out to college campus (Pace, SUNY, Manhattanville, Monroe, Iona and CNR) representatives to recruit college students to Moveon and also to encourage them to register to vote.
  • RN will recruit members of her union. RN will also be responsible for one to ones with new members
  • AP will be recruiting from religious communities.
  • MM will be updating the council pages, providing training material and coordinating member information and reaching out to other progressive groups to mutually attend rallies, presenting a larger group.

2. The second order of business was to plan for The American Dream meeting on 9/24/11.

We reviewed the Contract for the American Dream and decided to pick 5 items for future jobs not cuts actions. The members of the council will choose which five are priorities from 1-5 and we will go from there. This must be done before the 9/24 meeting so we can plan our events at the meeting. The 9/24 meeting is in conjunction with Westchester 4 Change and is in Harrison.

3. Committees we have started:

  • Voter Registration to help register voters
  • Flash/skit Committee- to put on flash mobs scenes and short skits
  • Media Committee to get media coverage-AP will ask member, JM if she can help with this.
  • Research Committee-headed by MB- Members needed to help research various issues.
  • Flyer Committee to pass out flyers in downtown New Rochelle, White Plains, etc,

 If you have a suggestion about a committee, please let me know. Also, please email me to join one of these committees.We need you!

The American Dream Meeting is being held in Washington D. C. on October 3 – 5.

Planned events:

1. Make appointments with local politicians to ask them to sign American Dream Contract

2. Support rally on 9/25/11 for economic justice at 111 Dr, Martin Luther King Blvd

2. 9/24/11- Dream Meeting.

3. Planning for Flyer event

The American Dream Meeting is being held in Washington D. C. on October 3 – 5.
We could have members working in conjunction with other progressive groups such as
No Fracking
No Death Penalty
Climate change and environmental issues
Animal Cruelty and Wildlife Protection.
Anti-war
These would not be issues that Moveon is working on at this time however they are issues that you may want to address and you could be directed as to where to find a group addressing those issues. Moveon SW Council would
support you in a rally, or petition.
New rules for meeting procedures will be discussed at the next regular council meeting.

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