Agenda for Monthly Progressive Business Meeting
24 Mill St., Newark, OH
Subject to Change
- Introduction (5 Mins. 7:00-7:05)
- Fair Districts = Fair Elections Update/Review (5 Mins. 7:05-7:10)
- Summer of Labor Update (5 Mins. 7:10-7:15)
- City-Based Activism (5 Mins. 7:15-7:20)
- Working Families First (5 Mins. 7:20-7:25)
- Open Discussion (If Desired) (95 Mins. 7:25-9:00)
- Adjourn (9:00)
Minutes for Progressive Meeting
- We discussed what will probably be the final update on the Fair Districts Fair Elections campaign. The group is trying to promote the passage of Issue One. They’re considering handing out leaflets near polling locations, and we briefly talked about the need for them to be aware of the rules on doing so.
- We highlighted the upcoming Summer of Labor schedule, and how it was recently tweaked to reduce the number of dates. The final dates are as follows (starting with the Community Spring schedule): (Corporate Personhood “Birthday”) May 10th, (Community Spring Discussions) May 15th, June 12th, (Working Families Bash!) June 21st, (Restore the Dream Rally) July 17th and (Where’s the Dream? Panel Discussion) 31st, (Economic Fairness March) August 21st, (Labor Day Parade and Debriefing) September 3rd, and (Democracy Day) September 17th. We plan on starting advertising for the Summer of Labor – specifically with respect to Democracy Day – in the coming weeks.
- We noted the city-based activism: the gazebo group is still around and awaiting answers, but not currently planning anything major, there is more of a controversy around the discussion on closing off the pedestrian bridge which crosses State Routes 79 and 16, we mentioned the need to keep our eyes on the drift towards gentrification, brought up the food deserts such as the one created by the closure of Lil Bear, and – as expected – went more in depth on the need for transportation and how that discussion is progressing locally.
- We addressed Working Families First, underlined the overlapping interests and goals, reviewed the film and discussion event on April 14th, it was noted that more film discussions are to come soon, and we briefly pointed out that we would like to help with post-primary canvassing to help build a network.