The General Assembly is the main, consensus-based decision-making body of Occupy Nevada County. We meet every Sunday at Briar Patch Co-op at 4PM in the community room. On this page you can see minutes of previous assemblies as well as the pending agenda for the upcoming meeting. If you want to add an item to the upcoming agenda, please post it to the facilitators forum.
Nevada County Move to Amend Local Coalition is in the planning stages for OUR ENTRY IN THE 4TH OF JULY PARADE which is in Nevada City this year!
Our planning meetings are Tuesdays 6/12, 6/26, 5:00 at the Peace Center.
We will have two “corporate persons” leading the way. (This idea was pulled from the MTA website which has the basic instructions for constructing a “corporate person” which is essentially a walking building with corporate logo on top. Seph is leading this working group.) Very cool. We envision Dale or another actor in top hat MC style outfit informing the audience “Corporations aren’t people! Then pointing to the group following “these are people!” Next, following the corporate persons will be our dancing and singing contingent with Amous Lou leading (hopefully) and at least 6-8 dancers, then other folks who don’t want to dance, walking & singing the Corporatocracy Song and passing out our new MTA Local Coalition “Occucards” being printed now. It is our hope to have the song recorded (by us) and amplified on some kind of rolling construct so the audience will be able to hear the core message throughout the parade walk. We welcome more ideas!
What do you say? Are you in? If you can’t make it to the meetings (and reheasrsals to be announced) but intend to participate, let us know by contacting Lorraine, Sharon or Leah and we’ll count you in and give you details about our entry number, what to wear and where to meet on the Big Day!
I am interested in becoming trained as a legal observer. If we have 10-20 people also interested in becoming a legal observer, the National Lawyers Guild will send someone up to NC to train us. Who wants to attend the training? Let me know. Lorraine
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This was posted by my friend Bob Thawley. Check out the website at the bottom:
four homes were saved today by direct action, getting bank auctions postponed at the Occupy the Auctions action… by making enough noise and disrupting enough that they can’t conduct business and go away. Bring yr earplugs, your whistles and your percussion instruments.
Please come tomorrow (Wednesday, 5/9), if you can, to support a new crew:
Occupy the Auctions
Happy Direct Actioneering!
At the GA today we decided that on Wednesday, May 9 at 4 p.m., there will be a themed rally at Wells Fargo at 707 Sutton Way in the Brunswick Basin. We will be there with signs to support Billi Vogan in her struggle to resist eviction until her federal unlawful foreclosure case against Wells Fargo is resolved. The details of Billi’s case were recorded by ONC TV on 4/16/2012 and are available online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jhSz_8YxlU. We will ask the Wells Fargo manager to “make the call” to higher ups who can stop the process. We rehearsed this scenario at the Occupy Spring Training. Come with signs saying “Stop Fraudclosures,” “Save Our Homes,” “Bail Out Homes Not Banks,” etc.
“Opening a bank account for the ONC monies – suggested look at El Dorado Savings”
For statement on Nonviolence
“Occupy Nevada County is committed to non violence in all its group actions.”
Goodbye party for BofA, who is leaving town, next NC rally April 4th, 4pm Robinson plaza
Occupy Spring April 15th at UU. Time to be announced the film “Just Do It” will be shown after.
“ONC will sponsor the nonviolence training called Occupy Spring on April 15th.”
April 23rd camping at the Main Gate of Beale. 3pm – 9am Shirley 941-320-0291
Proposal: Tech Group
Community mailing list to be phased out by the end of April.
Form an Occupy Nevada County Spokes Council – (another organizational structure path for working groups).
Whole Earth Festival. Deadline for application to have a booth March 31st.
Thriveon.org Happiness count
Booth at the Fair in NC.
Website – steeper learning curve – takes more time to get started and comfortable.
Finances – Joe looking into getting a bank account will bring back discovered research (aprox $200)
Joe working group Local Farm Freedom quick response for fed raids signup sheet
Inter Occupy – need to form a committee of correspondence.
What is – they have phone conferences weekly on varying topics – participants include many occupies across the country.
Volunteers – needed
Verbiage - “We officially join the inter-occupy website and forum.”
Passed full consensus
Rally discussion –
spring will bring the #’s back
rallies need promotion more
Keep @ earlier time (schools out at – so it’s very busy then) let it go later
Could Occupy NC endorse/sponsor/organize for the 99% Spring, by hosting non violence training on the 15th of April for future direct actions kicking off spring actions.
Regional Occupy Meeting
Would like to meet every three months – ONC volunteer to host the next meeting
June 23 possible meeting date
Proposal – “ONC to host next regional meeting”
Passed full consensus
Joycee and Jed facilitated.
Lorraine Note Taker:
Following announcements, we had Working Group Reports:
Non-Violence: Guari reported he has posted on the GA forum a statement re “use of violence” and asks for comment from the Occupy community.
Tech group: Emmanuel reports the new website had some glitches which he believes have been cleared up. Encouragement to all to use the new Website. Announcements should be posted by those that are making them on the web. You have to log on separately to post notices (like this one) on the forum, but you just have to log in once.
Move to Amend WG: Lorraine made announcement that the Nevada City Council has on it’s 3/14 agenda a resolution to abolish corporate pershood sponsored by an individual named Charly. The working group meets Tuesday evening with Charly to work on this important topice for Wednesday’s City Council Meeting. The meeting takes place at Nevada City Hall 6:30 Wed. 3/14. All occupiers encouraged to attend with signs, bannners, etc. and also to speak during public comment period.
Tatiana reported on the Art and Design WG: She is proposing and working on an Earth Day installation for the Sierra College Earth Day celebrations in both GV and in Rocklin April 18 and 19. Perhaps also for Briar-Patch’s celebration April 21. Tatiana has updated the Art and Design WG on the website – see “scene of the crime”
Also Tatiana reported our Occupy Mardi Gras parade entry (and us) have been invited to participate in the Chico Parade on May 5.
Mia and Tatiana reported on their attendance at the first gathering of the regional Occupy gropus which took place in Chico. They said between 5- and 60 people attended, and tho their process didn’t appear to be as “organized” as ours, all in all great discussions were had and people felt very good about the growing movement. We, Nevada County Occupy has been asked to host the next meeting which is to take place in June (quarterly meetings). Lorraine later made proposal that we actually do host the regional meeting. After discussion with our group it was decided that a small working group would communicate with the regional folks and bring a specific proposal with date to the GA meeting next week.
There followed general discussions: first a suggestion from Larry that our signs carry the Occupy Wall Street or Occupy Nevada County words so the public will understand who we are and what we stand for.
General discussion followed on the corporate personhood topic and the upcoming City Council meeting in Nevada City.
I suggest we use El Dorado, which is a small, local bank that has been solvent through all the changes in the economy. El Dorado keeps all their loans and service them themselves, not selling them in secondary mortgage markets. They have strict lending rules, and haven’t foreclosed on anyone. The Peace Center banks there as well. By the way, this is Janie (though Peter agrees with me on this!)