People are encouraged to create thematic groups. The structure is being discussed in terms of how to develop it further, and whether such groups should come to being via initiatives through the GA or not to avoid redundancy and to maintain information in a centralized manner for others to plug in. For the time being, I would begin doing by completing the registration form at the Info desk. GA can always ratify at a later date. Announcing formation at the GA is a good idea.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 8:18 AM, Bahareh S <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I totally agree! So far most of the working groups seem to have focused on operational and organizational aspects, which is much needed. But it's great to see that technical thematic working groups have also emerged that can provide a platform for dialogue on substantive issues in different sectors.
On both websites, it would be good to have a tab/section on "Get involved" with a brief description of different ways that people can join/contribute including list of working groups/committees and contact info.
On that note, is there a group working on issues related to Foreign Policy? Is there one for Environment? If yes, can anyone provide contact info?
On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:39 PM, LaurenD <email@example.com>
The occupation can´t last forever and one of the most important thing
to come out of it is solid committees.
I am so happy to finally hear people wanting to start an economy
committee, a healthcare committee, a political and electoral reform
committee and other committees that deal with issues of the "outside"
world. These are the structures that will outlive the occupation. For
this we need many more people that want to work and get organized.
Let´s make a call for volunteers throught the webpages. On the front
page, both nycga.net and occupy wall st!
And a sugestion for Occupied Wall st Journal (which is a great idea,
particularly loved the second issue! ): Could you add "Join a
committee/ working group "in one of the 5 things you can do now? I
would put it at least for number 2. (and take out bring instruments
out of number 1! )
Thanks for the great work guys. Lots of people want to help and we
need them right now while we still have all the attention.