PAA Monthly Meeting Minutes Thursday, Feb. 14

Submitted by C. Lee Taylor on February 18, 2008 - 4:47pm. ::

PAA Meeting 2-14-08
Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama
Convened 7:10 p.m.

Cheryl Crosier
Bob Carter
Lee Demers
Bill Crosier
Bart Boyce
Don Cook
Aleithia Artemis
Robert Graham
Art Browning
Kathleen Kain

Agenda approved with t-shirt agenda item added to Winter Soldier discusion

PAA participation in KPFT fund drive Bill C., Bart B., Cheryl C., Aleithia A. and CLT to assist +- 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at station

Treasurer’s report by Don C. approved:
Beg. Bal. $1797.31
Nov. 17 End Iraq Occupation March/Rally $ 250.00
Rent (Havens) $ 20.00
Bumper Stickers/ t-shirts $ 23.00
Final Bal. $1550.31

Don reminds us to contribute to PAA

Minutes: Cheryl posted Jan ‘07 minutes to website.

Green Party ballot access
Don will be enlisting petition assistance

Strategy discussion for those who want to vote in Dem. and Rep. primaries to advance goals:
If participating in dem. precinct conventions:
Sign in “uncommitted”
If participating in either dem or rep precinct conventions, present resolutions for consideration and adoption

Cheryl, Lee Loe and Kathleen Kain have worked on a number of resolutions (+- 18) for conventions.
Resolutions Cheryl needs help with revising the balance. CLT to incorporate military commissions act on the “preserve civil liberties and privacy” resolution; Bill, Cheryl and Kathleen doing balance.
DUE Saturday, Feb. 23

No New Coal Campaign
Building new coal plants is the greatest threat to our climate according to Dr. James Hansen, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Of the 150 new coal plants planned a couple of years ago, environmentalists have already stopped 50. But more action needed:
Monday, Feb. 18, conference call 7:30pm by Public Citizen's Coal Block Campaign
Wednesday Feb. 20, Dynegy DEMONSTRATION 10am and call in all day
Wednesday & Thursday, Feb. 27 & 28, Coal Moratorium Now Conference and DEMONSTRATION Thursday February 28, 4:30 to 6:30, at George R. Brown Convention Center details below. Contact: Nan Hildreth, 713-842-6643; ;

Winter Soldiers Speak Out
This spring, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) are revealing the reality of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. In what will be history's largest gathering of U.S. veterans of the "war on terror," as well as Iraqi and Afghan survivors, eyewitnesses will share their experiences in a public investigation called Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan ( To help fund the operation of the Winter Soldier conference, the Houston chapter of Veterans for Peace is hosting a fundraiser featuring local musicians at Dan Electros Guitar Bar at 1131 E. 24th St. in the Heights 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. For more information contact: or call 281 414 1386.
Cheryl proposed and PAA agreed to sell the impeachment t-shirts and donate sale proceeds to Winter Soldier cause.

March 20 5th anniversary of invasion
Plan wider freeway blogging; Meet again 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Black Lab Bart to reserve room

TransTexas Corridor
Town hall meetings are overwhelmingly against TTC

Freeway blogging Bob reports interview scheduled with out of state reporter on freeway blogging.
Need more folk to participate.

Adjourned 9:15 p.m.