PAA General Meeting Minutes Thursday, August 14, 2008

Submitted by C. Lee Taylor on August 14, 2008 - 9:29pm. ::

PAA General Meeting
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama

Convened: 7:10 p.m.

Attending: Bill Crosier; Bart Boyce; Cheryl Crosier; Bob Carter; Mark Lacy; Don Cook; CLT

• Meet & Greet/Gabfest 6:5-7 p.m.
• Call to order 7 p.m.
• Review/revise/Approve agenda
• Minutes from last meeting
• Treasurer’s report
• Activism Committee/Action group Reports, Discussion/Updates (e.g. Houston Peace & Justice Center’s Justice Matters on KPFT; Health Care for All conference update; Update on FISA lawsuits; update on public defender’s office; local elections; KPFT Summer Sizzle Fund Drive; party/social gathering for peace and justice; Cynthia McKinney conference call 8 p.m.; other topics)

1. Agenda approved
2. Minutes from last meeting posted to
3. Treasurer’s report: mistaken money transfer; Don in process of resolving
4. Health Care for All conference update: participants from conference appeared on GreenWatch last night to discuss imperative of HCFA and urge passage of HR676
5. Update on public defender’s office: ask candidates their position on establishing such an office
6. KPFT Summer Sizzle Fund Drive – needs volunteers
7. 911 Truthers: making headway getting word out
8. Cynthia McKinney’s possible 4 Texas city tour (including Houston & Austin) sometime in late Sept./early Oct.
9. Dean Becker’s KPFT fundraiser Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Dan Electro’s
10. Phone into Cynthia McKinney’s public conference call coordinated by 911 Truth folk 8 p.m. 8/14/08
11. Don Cook’s possible at large city council run to raise recognition of Green Party; requesting participants help with exploratory committee
12. Local elections: explore candidates positions; press all candidates to commit to issues e.g. HCFA; impeachment; abolition of torture/death penalty; death penalty abolition Some important smaller campaigns eclipsed by presidential e.g. Mike Skelly vs. Culberson; Herbert Voh, Virginia McDavid; James Goodwill Pierre
13. Rock the Lockup KPFT Fundraiser at the Rice Media Center this weekend starting 5 p.m. Friday, August 15
14. KPFT & Center for Healing Racism holding townhall meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, St. Paul’s Methodist to continue discussion on racism
15. Council for Family Health Education & KPFT’s 2nd Annual Family Fun Run & Bike Ride Saturday 27, 2008, Register by 8/22/08 for lowest fees. Sign up! And line up sponsors!
16. Party/social gathering for peace & justice folk: discussion about holding in park, beloved Cheryl & Bill’s; Presidential Debate party Wednesday, Oct. 15th at Havens
17. Debate schedule: 1st Presidential Friday, Sept. 26; Only VP Debate Thursday, Oct. 2; 2nd Presidential Tuesday Oct. 7; 3rd & Final Presidential Wednesday, Oct. 15th

Adjourned 9:30 p.m.