General Assembly Notes 2 December 2012

There was excitement. Citizens United successful: 83% yes votes in Arlington, 80% in Belmont, 79% statewide.

Patriots Day signs. "no parade, no signs". Some action. Newspapers will publish a summary.

Wednesday meeting at Dick's, to keep "Move to Amend" active.

Every town YES.

Kerry "Grand Turkey" letters delivered. Brown and Kerry slippery. Sang songs, chants and procession. Letters delivered. Conference call on Monday 3rd.

No Tuesday: Susan doing it. Carbon Tax. Push Markey. "We are not broke", 75/100.

Benefit Concert for those affected by Hurricane Sandy - Dec 16th 3:30pm

A benefit concert to help those adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy will take place on Sunday, December 16th at 3:30 pm at First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington (630 Mass Ave, Arlington at the intersection of Mass Ave and Pleasant Street/Rte. 60). Suggested donation $10 at the door; additional donations are encouraged. Doors open at 3:00 pm.

The fundraiser will bring together two Arlington based choral groups. Each is part of a growing movement of alternative choruses, groups that do not sing the standard classical repertoire. Both groups invite their audiences to sing along as chorus and audience become a living community. The Mystic Chorale directed by Nick Page will celebrate folk songs by Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Holly Near and others. The Family Folk Chorale led by Chris Eastburn will lead us all in beloved Beatles songs, including the children singing a mesmerizing version of John Lennon's "Imagine". The fundraiser will end with a rousing Gospel-style rendition of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of his birth. With a hundred and seventy voices plus a full house of fellow souls, our voices will be heard and through our contributions, change will be made. You don't have to be a singer to attend, but you may find yourself singing along anyway.

Also: after the concert, join Occupy Arlington for a pizza-get together. This post-concert event is taking place at the Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St., Arlington, 5:30 pm.

Occupy Arlington to Sponsor Benefit Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief

On Sunday, December 16th at 3:30 pm, Occupy Arlington will sponsor a benefit concert for Occupy Sandy, at the First Parish UU church, 630 Mass. Ave., Arlington. Occupy Sandy is a "coordinated relief effort to distribute resources and volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy".

The benefit is being given by the Mystic Chorale, the Family Folk Chorale, and others.

Tickets will be $10, at the door. All proceeds will go directly to Occupy Sandy.

"We're Not Broke" film Nov. 25 at Winchester UU

Dear Occupy Friends and Neighbors with an interest in economic justice,

"We're Not Broke" is an acclaimed documentary about how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from the IRS ... about how legislators use the claim that we're broke to cut services and lay off workers ... and about how seven fed-up Americans from across the country acted on their frustration and vowed to make corporations pay their fair share.

The event is free and open to the public, sponsored by Occupy Winchester

It will be shown at the Winchester Unitarian Society at 4 p.m. this Sunday, November 25th.

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General Assembly Notes 18 November 2012

10 people attended tonight's GA. We passed one proposal: to sponsor a benefit concert for Occupy Sandy, in conjunction with the Mystic Chorale. Some of the details need to be worked out, but sponsorship would likely involve handling ticket sales, publicity, organizing, providing help during the day of the event, and getting the proceeds to Occupy Sandy.

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