Video Gaming Policy (TBD)
Brand new policy set to address issues specific to Video Gaming.
There is a hot topic about microtransactions/gambling style games at the moment which completely bypass current gambling laws and are totally targeted towards children.
There is Civil Liberties aspect where we would want these games to exist, but a Social Protection aspect where we would want resources to be available to those who have a problem or are vulnerable (i.e. Children).
Volunteers needed to join the group
Diversity & Equality Policy
More volunteers needed to join this group
I don’t think that this one could really be as broad as I’d like it to be unless we get members from a diverse range of viewpoints to begin with. We need a bigger pool than just who’s active on these Discussion Boards at the moment to find more people with more viewpoints to do this.
Anyone who has experience about being of a different culture, religion, race, social ability, gender or sexual orientation than what they would consider as “typical” within the Pirate Party would be particularly helpful (as would anyone else).
I want to look at not just sociological impacts, but emotional is important too. We want everyone to be happy as much as possible, while being balanced and fair in-line with our core principles. That is the beauty of our Pirate policies, and the tackling of such a topic which has been a “Clusterfuck” will let our strengths come out (if we can do this, we can do anything).
There is a lot of baggage on this topic, those will need to be left at the door and you will have to force your mind to be open.
The amount if active Pirate Party is quite small at the moment, so I will try reaching out to the broader member base (monthly newsletter will be getting off the ground), and also if you have any friends who might be interested in this and would make a good fit to our culture and way of doing things, please let them know we are doing this (party membership might be required, I’m not entirely sure, I’d have to check on that)
edit: The end wording will also be critical to the success of the Diversity & Equity Policy, already some of the words I used have set off some emotions, as neutral as I’m trying to be. It is imperative that anyone in the group leaves those things at the door, and assumes positive intent or what they are trying to say even if particular words have special meaning to you.