State of the Union Weekly Update #1

March 29, 2012 — Leave a comment
 State of the Union  - Weekly Update #1 – 03.28.12

Greetings SOTU Activists, 

Welcome to the first of many weekly updates from State of the Union…  
Here is what is going on this week.
1) Friday, March 30, 4:30 PM  - Working Meeting for Committees  - Please come to continue and extend the work we started on March 10. Action, Education, Points of Unity, Structure and Communication committees will each be discussing their continued work – please join us and make it as productive as possible.
Starlight Diner, 9th Ave and 34th Street (1/2/3A/C/E to 34th)

2) Friday, March 30, 4:30 PM - Happy Hour for Potential Chapter Leaders Thinking about running for chapter leader or delegate (or know someone who is) but need help with your campaign?  Not sure what building a strong chapter would entail? See our blog for details

Shades of Green Pub – 125 East 15th Street (4/5/6/N/R/Q to Union Square)

3) Saturday, April 21, 12-3PM - Membership Meeting - Location TBA.  See the following proposed agenda. Proposals on Points of Unity, our name, a skeletal membership structure, as well as discussion documents about elections, will be all distributed by April 7, two weeks before the meeting.  

Proposed Agenda:
    1. Process – 10 min
    2. POU – 45 min – plenary decision
    3. Structure / Membership / Name – 15 min 
    4. Should we run in the UFT elections? – 45 min (20 minutes in breakouts, followed by reportbacks and vote)
    5. Action Proposals – 30 minutes
    6. Committee Proposals (Education, Action, Chapter Leader Campaign) – 15 minutes
    7. Committee Meetup and Final Wrapup – 10 min

And here are upcoming events to hold in your calendar: 

  • Tuesday, April 17 – Grassroots Education Movement on meeting about the teacher evaluation system at Murry Bergtraum High School. 
  • Thursday, April 19 – Rally against School Closings - 4pm at Tweed (52 Broadway).
  • Saturday, May 5 – Coalition for Public Education citywide public forum on organizing against mayoral control
  • Saturday, May 12 - Proposed date for our May membership meeting 
  • and don't forget the Labor Notes Conference in Chicago on the weekend of May 4-6.

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