January 8th, 2012
Submitted by: Esteban, Sharon, Dan
History: To be heard at General Assembly On Sunday, January 8th, 2012
What: Occupy Pasadena calls for a General Strike to be held on May 1st, 2012. We encourage people to with-hold their labor power for the day by not going to work, not going to school, and joining a demonstration during the day at Occupy Los Angeles’ Solidarity Park.
How: By working with the General Strike Preparation Committee of Los Angeles (occupymay1st.org) and reaching out to our community. This is just a general call in principle, more work will have to be done to begin organizing around the issue–outreach, flyering, events, etc.
Why: We’re the city of Roses. The People don’t just need bread to eat, they need roses for dignity. We strike for those who have no work. We strike for the rights of immigrants to live in peace and dignity. We strike for an end to evictions and foreclosure–because dignified shelter is a human right. We strike to call for quality and free education. We strike to demand that all human beings have access to healthcare, something that should be fact, not hope.
December 18th, 2011
What: Occupy Pasadena GA will remain autonomous in matters concerning other groups or organizations. Outside groups may solicit our help in their endeavors but OPGA will remain autonomous and will only participate under those conditions.
Why: Groups may attempt to co-opt OPGA for their own goals and we need a clear directive to point to so they they understand under what conditions we will participate in their actions.
How: The following statement will be posted on our website so that OPGA members can point to it when groups reach out to us for assistance. “Occupy Pasadena General Assembly will maintain autonomy when working with other groups or organizations.”
Submitted by: Sharon
Co-Signers: Carrie, Paul
Status — Approved by consensus
November 20th, 2011
Signers: Pablo O., Jeff R. Sharon F.
PROPOSAL: Endorse the Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
What – That OPGA endorse the Declaration of the Occupation of New York City – http://www.nycga.net/resources/declaration/
Why – It succinctly summarizes the overarching grievances of our movement and helps to communicate that to our community.
How – We add a link to this declaration on our website – http://occupypasadena.org
November 20th, 2011
1. Proposal: The Occupy Pasadena General Assembly endorses and participates an Inter-Occupation Action and event!
On Saturday December 3 Occupy Pasadena, Occupy Long Beach, and Occupy LA will be meeting up!
Where: We will meet at LA Plaza Park across the street from Union Station at 11am. Occupy LA is going to investigate whether or not food is possible to have there. More details to come. At 12 noon we will cross over and enter into Union Station. It is our understanding that you will need a valid ticket to be inside the station.
Who: Currently Occupy Long Beach, Occupy Los Angeles and Occupy Pasadena have confirmed they will be participating. Please forward this information on to anyone you know at other Occupations. We would like as many Occupations participating as possible.
What: Each Occupation will perform a 3 to 5 minute skit. As of today, there are 3 Occupations participating, and the plan is to have each Occupation perform in a row at each half an hour mark. The remaining time in the half hour will be used for what is called Invisible Theater. In the Invisible Theater section, we will break off into small groups (perhaps 5 each) and give voice to how we are part of the 99%. We will do this as though we don’t know one another, planting other team members in key places to stimulate conversation with those 99%ers passing by and not yet participating in the exercise. This is similar to Guerrilla Marketing. The only limit is your team’s creativity. If there are only 3 Occupations participating, we will continue this process 4 times from 12-2pm and then begin Theater of the Oppressed from 2-3. If more Occupations join, we will revise the schedule to accommodate, perhaps staggering different Occupations’ skits into different 30 minute sections (e.g. 1st half hour Occ1, Occ2, Occ3. 2nd half hour Occ4, Occ5, Occ6, etc.). This will be finalized at LA Plaza Park between 11am and noon, unless it’s clear beforehand who exactly will be participating. Immediately following Theater of the Oppressed will be joint committee meetings to plan the next Inter-Occupation action.
Why: This is both an opportunity for networking between Occupations, and an opportunity for Outreach. We can both join forces, and meet people where they are. It is being coordinated for a Saturday in hopes that people will be in less of a rush to get out of the station.
How: Each Occupation is coming up with their own skit and own themes for their skit.
Long Beach is intending to give voice to those 99%ers that cannot actively participate in the movement. We will be meeting on Thursday at 7pm in front of City Hall in LB this week to devise our methods. Sunday the 20th from 10am to 1pm we will begin collecting stories and then the following week we will begin formulating how to best represent them.
Los Angeles will be doing a skit on getting money out of politics and connecting the big issues to the seemingly smaller ones.
Pasadena will be organizing a skit at its action committee meeting on Tuesday at 7pm (Walnut and Mar Vista). Possible Issues: healthcare, Gentrification, Foreclosures, Foreign Wars
Drafters: Pablo O, Esteban G., Paul J, Carrie A.
November 13th, 2011
The General Assembly to make a statement
Occupy Pasadena (General Assembly)agrees that any inquiries from government agencies, including law enforcement, about our organization, or regarding our operational plans, are directed to our website. We strive for transparency and open communications. Any possible future direct communication with the police will only happen if consented to by the General Assembly, in the manner it chooses.
To have a policy in place for dealing with inquiries from police or government agencies who wish to know about our activities.
Signers – Paul Jenvey, Esteban Gil, Sharon F
Status — Approved by consensus
2. Author: Sharon Flanagan
Co-signers: Paul Jenvey and Jon Raymond
i. Occupy Pasadena, General Assembly, members are encouraged to not speak to the media or police or any other agency outside of OPGA in relation to any actions OPGA may take or participate in, as a group, during the week of the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena.
ii. This will not be binding on individuals and will in no way hinder individuals right to free speech on activities they participate in, as individuals, outside of OPGA.
iii. All media sites maintained by OPGA including, but not limited to occupypasadena.org, Occupy Pasadena (General Assembly) Facebook page and OPGA Google Groups will not post advance information on our actions for the week of the Tournment of Roses.
iv. This will not violate our desire for transparency but only narrows the distribution of information for limited activities and time frame. OPGA members will always be able to access information to activities.
i. During the week of the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, police and other agencies are on heightened alert for activities that may disrupt the various renues. Any advance warning they may receive of actions OPGA plans could be detremental to the activity.
ii. Members of OPGA have already been approached by media concerning the ornanization, Occupyroseparade.org, which is not affiliated with OPGA in any way. We can expect this interest to contniue and become more frequent as the last week of December approaches.
i. Activities proposed,or planned, for the week of the Tournament of Roses, will be discussed within groups and during the General Assembly rather then posted on aformentioned media.
ii. At any time, either by group concensus or committee decision, an activity may be exempted from this proposal. It is merely a guideline.
iii. If a member is approached by a law enforcement agency or media, they should notify a member of the communications committee so it may be noted.
What: Weekly Marches at 6:00pm every Friday.
How: from Lake/Colorado on the North Side of the street down to Fair Oaks and Colorado. Then March back–on the south side of the street–to rally and have open mic (using the Peoples’ Mic) at the main entrance of the Paseo Colorado Mall on the Public Sidewalk.
Why: In solidarity with the world-wide Occupy Movement and the 99%, we march to reclaim our public space so that we can re-imagine and re-form ourselves together as a human community.
Drafting Group: Esteban G., Pablo O., Carrie A.
I propose that we meet for a GA on Wednesdays at 7pm along with our
already set Sunday GA at 3pm.
We need to meet more than once a week; things seem to be coming up on
a regular basis and we need to be able to get together and discuss
these as a group.
This seems redundant for this proposal, but by getting together at 7pm
Carrie A., Drew P., Jessica S.