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Notes from meeting and action on October 19, 2011

We, as representatives of the Occupy Canon City group, agreed that we stand, first and foremost behind the Occupy Wall Street group, and their ideals. Agreed to make signs stating that we support Occupy Wall Street.

We agree that we are uncomfortable with the End the Fed group, their Anonymous masks, and their elect Ron Paul agenda and feel it is confusing the message of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Canon City.

As there were no End the Fed folks present at the meeting, we could not come to a resolution of these issues and decided instead to move all Occupy Canon City actions to the Veterans Park on the West end of Canon City.

We agreed that there will be no candidate signs at any Occupy Canon City actions, nor will there be signs promoting other ideas or websites not involved with promoting the Occupy Wall Street Message. (See Declaration of Occupation for relevant topics for signage.)

We decided not to pursue McClain’s offer of helping Occupy Canon City become a non-profit entity, as this is a movement for the people, by the people and does not follow a business model of any variety.

We decided, in the spirit of health and general politeness, that all smokers should move their smoking activities away from the group and group’s children.

It has been shared that if we would like to reserve the community space in the Sunflower building, we must give McClain at least one week’s notice.

A new Occupier has a lead on another space for meetings, north on 9th st. Waiting for more information on that.

We all agreed that Occupy Canon City needs to grow as a movement and are talking about how to spread the message, in support of Occupy Wall Street.

We agreed that Occupy Canon City will respect and remain off of private property, unless otherwise invited to be there. This means that we will remain in the public right of way or in park spaces when holding actions.

We agreed that Occupy Canon City will clean up after its group activities, leaving no trash, litter, or cigarette butts behind, and leave the Occupied site in as good a condition, if not better than the condition we found it in.

We agreed on next Occupy Canon City action to take place in Veteran’s Park on Sunday, October 23, at 12pm.

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