General Monthly Meeting Minutes October 9, 2008

Submitted by C. Lee Taylor on October 9, 2008 - 9:24pm. ::

PAA General Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama

Convened: 7:15 p.m.

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

• Call to order
• Review, revise, approve, agenda
• Minutes from last meeting: Moved & agreed by consensus to donate $200 to Health Care for All rally
• Treasurer’s report: new balance $969.34
• Activism, committee/action group reports, discussion/updates
• NOTE: See websites for PAA, KPFT, and Houston IndyMedia for more info on events below.)
• Recent events:
Oct. 4 Health Care for All Rally report
Oct. 5 Mahatma Gandhi Peace Walk
• Debate watch potluck party Wednesday, Oct. 15: Cheryl, Bill & Lee to help coordinate and spread the word. Tentatively at Havens pending availability confirmation
• Early voting exit polls: Don to enlist folk to vote early and ensure write-in candidates are listed on ballots thru-out the various precincts
• Michael Klare rescheduled talk: still TBA
• Positive Palestinian message for freeway blogger; possibly focus on the economics of US
• KPFT fundraiser Oct. 15-Nov.1. Enlist folks to participate in answering phones
• 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
• Rosa Clemente and Cynthia McKinney coming to Dallas Thursday, Oct. 30, for Holy Land Foundation retrial; Rosa coming to Houston Friday, Oct.31
• Nov. 8 Fundraiser at Shape for Njeri, Gloria possibly combined with Rosa’s visit
• Bioneers Conference Oct. 17-19 at Geo. R. Brown
• Obsession: Anti-muslim dvd that’s being distributed thru newspapers across the country

Adjourned 9:21 p.m.