05/26/2012

 1. Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center 

  • DB attended the last meeting, no workers showed
  • DB will report back when contact is made with the workers

2. Occupied Radio Funds

  • Will be brought up for discussion at a later date.

3. Campaign Finance Reform (Occupy Albany)

  • Occupy Rochester is endorsing
  • OA rallying for support to send out a press release at the end of the month
  • OU members state dissent
  • OU states MoveOn may be more interested in assisting/endorsing
  • Consensus was not reached; OU is not endorsing

4. Communication

  • OU pro board forum has been created
  • DB states that it is very user friendly
  • KK states that we can host our own social network

5. OutreachWorking Group  

  • Meeting Wed. 05/30 @ 6 PM. ‘Meet and Eat’ @ LN’s apartment (message OU Facebook for details)

6. Community Beautification

  • KK states that the mayor is doing something similar on 06/16; we should link up with that event
  • Decision to come later

7. Morgan Family

  • Received letter from Ricky, read to the group
  • Members will bring personal letters to the next meeting to send to Ricky in a bundle
  • Meeting with Melissa on Mon. 05/28 @ 4 PM @ her home to discuss fundraiser
  • Living room rent-to-own furniture has been replaced
  • Kitchen set still needed
  • Electric dryer still needed
  • Family may be eligible for free or low cost landline due to Dominic Jr’s special needs
  • (LN)Reach out to Debra from the Labor Center & Sonya from the MV Latino Assoc.
  • Hat was passed around; $61 raised

8. Hampton Inn Workers

  • DB has been in contact with Mark O., he will continue to picket
  • Workers will be picketing and flyering @ the Clinton Farmer’s Market on 05/31 @ 10am
  • KK states this may be a civil issue
  • BM states a meeting with the workers is needed: They may experience burn out, organization and strategy is needed
  • Workers would like to plan Sat. action to gather more supporters
  • OU would like to review contracts to figure out if Larry Adler or Keating Development should be the target

9. New Business

  • Narcisca: Currently in bankruptcy and dealing with possible foreclosure and seizure of home she no longer lives in
  • Has been denied mortgage and legal assistance
  • OU will review all documents, including mortgage and deed to house, thoroughly
  • OU will assist in finding pro-bono lawyer, will reach out to local law schools
  • OU will reach out to Take Back The Land in Rochester
  • OU will reach out to Occupy Our Homes

NEXT MEETING (New Location!)

  • MONDAY 04 JUNE
  • 7 PM
  • THE OTHER SIDE – ON GENESEE ST NEXT TO CAFE DOMENICO’S & ACROSS FROM THE UPTOWN THEATRE IN SOUTH UTICA

 

 

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