As we (hopefully) wrap up a long and snowy winter here in NYC, there’s much to report on the Monthly Member Meeting front. At the member gathering on February 16th, we broke into small groups and the Sample Contract Working Group led a great conversation about what clauses should be included in an ideal business contract. The New York District Meetings Working Group shared their progress on scheduling meetings with legislators to lobby for the Freelancer Payment Protection Act and recruiting fellow members for a volunteer phone bank. To read more details about these projects, check out the Monthly Member Meeting minutes from February. The next Monthly Member Meeting will be held at Freelancers Union HQ in Brooklyn on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Interested in seeing what this super-productive-pizza-party is all about? RSVP today. Not in New York? This month, we’ll be talking more about how to leverage our Political Action Committee (PAC) to create an even more successful political force nationwide. Be sure to check out our nifty new comic explaining how the PAC works, and weigh in on the questions raised at the February Member Meeting:

  • Why do you donate to nonprofit causes? What information do you need to know before donating?
  • If you’ve given to the Freelancers Union PAC before, why did you give?
  • If you’re considering giving to the PAC or another nonprofit, what would you like to know to help you make the decision?
    Give me a virtual shout-out in the Comments section with your thoughts on these questions and I’ll make sure your feedback is shared at the March meeting! Kaitlyn Organizer/Volunteer Coordinator