From:   shaista husain <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 06, 2011 2:33:36 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Salsa is offering their CRM tool

HI i would also like to participate in this, i have been collecting

people's names and working group info, i have several pages here. I

gave two to someone in internet, no one is getting back to anyone.

Seems there is too much work to do and serious gaps in our

organization. I tried to add some working groups to the list as well,

meeting times, trying to contact group "leaders" or point of contact.

Yes i have been around OWS since the get go, but just for

clarification--how much is this lack of trust going to be a cover for

lack of democratic participation?



On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 4:21 PM, <> wrote:

> Does August 16th count? :-)


> --glj


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> Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 16:10:32 -0400

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> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] Salsa is offering their CRM tool

> whoever takes on Salsa / DIA project has to be a 100% trusted 99%er ;-)  It

> would be very dangerous to leave this task to someone who has not been

> around from the get go



> On 10/6/2011 3:25 PM, Charles Lenchner wrote:


> I passed grimwomyn's email address to the salsa folks.

> I do wonder about something.... there is an 'internet working group' with

> minutes posted on the nycga site. I've added comments a few times asking

> about a crm, etc. I offered to help. No one wrote back to me.... which is

> fine. My wondering is about which working group would be taking ownership of

> salsa? And what about the possibility that the internet working group is

> working on something parallel? Or the media working group? Who could we say

> is 'representing' OWS in all matters pertaining to CRM usage?

> Charles


> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 3:17 PM, David DeGraw <> wrote:


>> just saw this, inbox a mess.  We have used Salsa / DIA since they first

>> launched.  It would be an excellent tool to create a mailing list and a

>> petition-like way of taking in online votes for demands and other actions.

>> This would be a VITAL tool.  who can make sure it happens?




>> On 10/5/2011 3:40 PM, Charles Lenchner wrote:


>> Hey all...

>> I just joined the list and plan to introduce myself. But I learned

>> something and wanted to get it in the right hands - it's unclear what that

>> means!

>> Salsa is a Constituent Relationship Manager. It is used by political

>> groups and nonprofits on the progressive side of the fence. They would like

>> to offer use if this product to Occupy Wall Street for free. It's a great

>> tool that I'm familiar with - it does email blasting, list building,

>> integrates with fundraising pages, signups, advocacy actions, letters to the

>> editor, events management, etc.

>> Folks might have various opinions about using this. My question is: which

>> group or committee is qualified to make a decision on such a thing on behalf

>> of 'Occupy Wall Street'?

>> I beg forgiveness if this was discussed previously - the NYCGA site didn't

>> include any mention of it that I could find, so it seemed a bit like an

>> orphan issue.

>> Thanks in advance,

>> Charles Lenchner