New Hampshire is currently weighing ideas to "Occupy the NH
Primary" as these minutes from their Nov. 9, 2011 General Assembly show
[see the lower part of the page]...
Hampshire: Minutes for the GA, Weds. Nov. 9, 2011
Joe Burns cooked for another event, so Johnpaul made 2 delicious
lasagna meals (one meaty, one meatless). Thanks Johnpaul. New people in
Autumn made new Occupy New Hampshire Magnets!
We cleaned up, picked up our signs, and headed to Greg's Place to
convene the GA.
Thursday, November 10th is a big day of action.
UNH Durham students will Rally to Stand in Solidarity with Occupy Wall
Occupy New Hampshire will be there to support them and create important
relationships between Occupy NH and Durham campus.
The rally is from 12:30-2:00 pm, T-Hall Lawn (off Main St. in Durham).
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178813165537508
4:30-5:30 pm, some members of Occupy NH will stand in solidarity with
Union Leader workers picketing at Manchester Union Leader HQ on East
Industrial Drive. When they picketing on Elm St. two weeks ago, Occupy
NH held its GA across the street to support them. Pictures and an
accompanying article of that night can be seen on Arnie's blog,
This Saturday, we will combine Occupy NH
Manchester and Concord and will be convening our GA at the Concord
Statehouse, 12:00 pm. People from Occupy NH Manchester will meet at
Veteran's Park at 11:30 and drive to Concord for a rally.
Relocation for a weeknight GA's.
is a list of already established and possible contacts and places we
can meet. If you know anyone or organization on this list, please
contact them. 1.) Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson (who mentioned Occupy
NH on Rachel Maddow Show this week)
2)St. Augustine's Church
3) Unitarian Universalist
4)Plumber's Hall in Hooksett (already getting established)
5) Carpenter's Hall (Marty)
6)Greg's Place (trusted ONH small business ally)
9)Mac Neal's Banquet Hall, second st.,
10)Library (MCL, west side, and pine st.)
Milly's Taproom (Travis talked to the owner, apparently a big fan of
Occupy, is arranging a day for our non-GA, issues discussion night)
It is clear that Occupy NH has changed since getting evicted from
We are no longer an active encampment, our weeknight GA's are
Some could argue that we no longer have an 'occupation'.
our weekend events have been well planned and hugely successful. And at
least 15 people usually attend weeknight GA's, which is impressive
considering they are held every day.
Movements move...and thus Occupy NH has endorsed the strategy of a
will no longer privately fantasize about reoccupying a wintery public
park for the foseeable future. The idea is to travel throughout NH;
start, support, and link up with occupy Keene, Concord, Nashua,
Plymouth, Durham, Portsmouth, Exeter.
Every Sunday for the next
8 weeks, Occupy NH will travel to a new town or city in New Hampshire
to talk with residents about the 99 Percent movement.
established calendar schedule of dates, times, and locations will allow
us to plan in advance, make press releases, contact local media, and
leverage occupy supporters to help spread the word that when we are
coming to town.
As we travel throughout the state, we will invite people to our
greatest ambition to date:
"Occupy the NH Primary".
From January 4-10th, Occupy New Hampshire has a *very rare and
privileged* opportunity to shape the national political debate.
we protest in numbers, we will contribute to changing the consciousness
of people in New Hampshire and across the country. We could set the
tone for the rest of national primaries.
As a point of
information, Occupy Iowa General Assembly recently invited all
Americans to "Occupy the Iowa Caucus". Their invitation has been picked
up by the national media, Anonymous, and countless organizations. We
can do the same in New Hampshire. The "Occupy the NH Primary" is a huge
Our soft target is 1,000 people to "Occupy the Primary".
is waiting for more people to attend the GA to make hard decisions
about exactly which dates, places, locations, speakers, or schedule to
As a point of information, the two biggest
Republican debates will be on Saturday January 7th, and Sunday January
8th. The primary itself is on the 10th.
All members of Occupy NH
must come together to discuss how we are going to pull off the biggest
political event in New Hampshire primary season in a generation.
rehash, we will be travelling to 7 different towns and cities in NH in
the same number of Sundays, spreading the good word about Occupy NH. We
will bring "occupy the primary" event information and flyers with us,
so the local branches start meeting in their community regularly to get
the word out.
Also, we will be actively seeking other channels to
distribute the "Occupy the Primary". Radio, TV, newspaper, bulletins,
flyers, email lists, organizational networking, etc.
We could potentially emulate Occupy Iowa and invite the whole country
to Occupy NH for an entire week.
GA has not made definitive decisions on the 7 city schedule or the
primary, so come to a GA or if you cannot attend, make sure your
opinion is heard either on on the forum or on facebook.
reprinted from http://occupynh.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=424