[imc-nyc-audio] Hey NYC audio: register for rnc today!
ana at democracynow.org
Mon Aug 9 13:58:46 PDT 2004
I know you are all working hard to prepare for the RNC in your own way, but
I need to ask each of you to register for the RNC media convergence space if
you plan on using it. All of us at the NYC IMC should register...all the
people working on finding the space already have themselves.
You may already know much of what is in this email, but I wanted to reach
out to each local IMC to make sure those not on global or national lists
know what we are planning. Please forward this to whatever other relavent
lists you have.
In NYC there is a solid, committed group of people working overtime to
prepare a independent media newsroom that can adequately facilitate
grassroots coverage of what could quite possibly turn out to be one of the
largest protests in U.S history. We are a local coalition of grassroots
media makers coming together under the umbrella name of the NYC Grassroots
Media Coalition. Everyone is excited to welcome the Indymedia community from
out of town....it promises to be an exciting collaboration when all of us
get to be in one room together.
But in order for that to work, we need to hear from you. We are asking folks
who are planning to come to register *TODAY* or as early as you can. We have
set up a secure website (built by our close friends at 2600) that can
process your registration.
There are three very important reasons why we need you to help us out by
1. we need to gage how many people to expect and what projects they plan to
work on so that we can adequately try to equip our space with the right
2. we need to know what equipment you will bring that can be shared by
others and what equipment you would like us to try to provide.
3. We need cash in hand in order to put down a deposit on a large enough
space for us all to work out of. An accessible space in NYC is extremely
expensive. We are holding benefits, doing direct mailings, etc, but so far,
we don¹t have nearly enough. So we are counting on everyone who plans to
participate to chip in, but we need that to happen fast.
Registration is $30. It might be more at the door if we don¹t get enough
funds in and have to pay people back. So, if you plan to join in on the fun,
save yourself some money, and give us a huge helping hand in the process by
Please visit our site and register now!
P.s. If you can afford it, please donate extra. We are setting up a
"scholarship" and sliding scale system for (primarily) youth groups of
color. Hosting a local benefit would be great too and its also a great way
to subsidize your local contingent.
Thanks for all your work, and we look forward to doing kickass indymedia
work with you in a few weeks!
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