MEETING NOTES FOR PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HEALING
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing met on November 19, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Antique Sandwich Company. Present for check-in were Sallie, Mark, Carl, Sheila, Colleen, Terry, Werner, Steve, and Kristi..
1. OCCUPY MOVEMENT (Sallie)
A collection was taken to buy some wool socks for long-term occupiers. Sallie has prepared a letter to send to the Pierce County Labor Council, saying that more people are needed. One person observed that Occupy Tacoma is not particularly good at integrating new people into the movement. Another said that what the occupiers want is people there at night. There appears to be a need for another generator. Discussion of the Nov. 17 forum on the Occupy movement at U.W. Tacoma.
2. MOVE TO AMEND -- OLYMPIA (Sallie)
The national organization Move to Amend is calling for the second anniversary of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 08-205 (2010) to be a national day of protest against corporate personhood ("Corporations are NOT people, money is NOT speech"). Move to Amend Olympia is interested in pursuing discussions with PJH and others about this.
POINTS OF INFORMATION
1. Colleen recommends Paul Harding's first novel Tinkers (2009).
2. Terry recommended the 2010 film The First Grader, about a Kenyan man who enrolled in elementary education at the age of 84 after the Kenyan government announced universal and free elementary education in 2003.
1. OCCUPY THE CAPITOL will "occupy our state Capitol in Olympia during special session" starting Monday, November 28.