This is a primer for the Strategy Meeting on Wednesday January 13, at 8:30pm AEDST in IRC.
When Pirate Party Australia first formed it was obvious that we needed to engage at a Federal level more urgently than at state or local levels. This was easy because the Internet removes geographical barriers and we could immediately campaign on Federal issues and have an impact without the need for local activism. At the time we had so much on our plate that we barely commented on state issues, but state governments are an important piece of the political puzzle that is Australia. We have reached the point (in fact, are probably well past the point) where we need to establish ourselves at a state level.
Some work has been done to prepare for state branches of the Pirate Party, but we are at the point where members are going to have to step up and run the branches for themselves.
Mozart has drafted state Constitutions based on the Party Constitution, that take into account the conditions laid out by each state’s electoral laws. Check the link below:
There has been a detailed discussion of state branch platforms on Discuss here:
We need to form a Team to stitch together state branch platforms based on our federal platform. We also will need volunteers in each state to form Teams to get each State branch on its’ feet. This means holding state congresses, ratifying both state Constitutions and Platforms and should there be enough activity, electing Councils to run the branches.