Occupy Houston General Assembly – Details – Jan. 6, 2013

8:00 p.m. General Assembly

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Jorge: MLK Day Parade coming up. Occupy Houston to get involved. Follow up to take place. Will have more information soon on how OH will participate in the parade on January 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Shere: David Rovics -Songs of a Struggle Concert held January 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Location: 1031 E. 24th St. Houston, TX 77009/Admission: $10-Adults, $8-Students

Shere: MOVIE NIGHT: “Salt of the Earth” (An American BLACKLISTED movie) January 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. Location: 333 Jensen St. Houston, TX 77003/Admission is FREE

Capital: Walls of Hope PAC – Still taking donations via Pay Pal (under Walls of Hope PAC) in assisting with getting the homeless off the street immediately. Any charitable donations offers a motel room for any given night when donations are made possible. Still in need of a DONATED LAPTOP!

Jamin: Peaceful Streets Project Film at Eastside Social Center, January 13, 2013

Jamin: Press Conference Re: HPD at City Hall – January 15, 2013

Shere: “Struggles for Freedom” – January 25 – Evening (Exact time TBA) Occupy Houston will have their time to shine at an art gallery where photo’s of Occupy Houston’s work will be presented. Shere will be speaking on behalf of Occupy Houston in how OH started, moved forward and is still proceeding today. This is open to the public. Occupiers are welcomes to join in the event and speak as well.

PROPOSALS:

Shere: Would like to start a Homeless Advocate Program. This is to give a voice for Houston’s homeless. Several homeless people do not have the means to communicate with loved ones nor do they have the knowledge on how to take advantage of misc programs designed to help them. Many are having trouble in cutting through the red tape when they do apply for assistance and this is where Occupy Houston steps in to assist them when the city (and/or any given organization) fails to communicate or do their due diligence. This would require Occupiers to step in and fight on their behalf, make contact on their behalf, etc. (PROPOSAL PASSED)

GENERAL DISCUSSION

Shere: This is election year-locally. GET INVOLVED. Council members along with Mayor Parker, are up for re-election. Making the public aware of ordinances passed by the city (most unpopular-Houston’s feeding ordinance) is key in this election. We want people to make an educated vote come November 2013.

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