- As of June 1st, 2016 at 643pm the ECN was forced into a strike by the national Empowerment Processing Facility (EPF). The EPF claims to collapse after technical failures due to over-printing of 513% beyond its capacity and overworked staff. CSB was unable to function without Playful Paperwork. For two weeks no Joy Permits, Apology Declarations or an Open Carry permits for musical instrument were printed. EPF agreed to process only emergency Forgiver's License applications. The ECN demands that all authority of printing documents held on local (documented or undocumented) Empowering Clerks. #StandwithECN!! Let's not let the EPF determine the future of the Playful Paperwork movement!! Let's end the #ECNstrike by printing our own documents!. In order to solve the crisis before the end of the school year (which brings a 342% higher demand for Refurbished Report Cards) the CSB managed to leak all ECN documents transcripts for public use!! Thanks to CSB agent #3492D they were released and you can now download all forms legally OR illegally atwww.bit.ly/ECNdocs1 and www.bit.ly/ECNdocs2. The good news are that new EPF's are about to open in San Francisco, Ohio, NYC and other locations, which will reduce the burden from the national EPF and end the crisis. Let's not let the EPF decide how many Joy Permits are printed! Even the Executive Empowering Clerk was found guilty of crossing the line a few times (he was even called a scab!) Let's break the strike! Take ownership over our paperwork once and for all! Share your printing records by replying to this email, at #StandwithECN or at our new Facebook group!
- TOMORROW: ECN @ 20x20 PeachaKucha. ECN Director Alon will present the demands to end #ECNstrike and the story behind the CSB at the next 20x20 PeachaKucha at Quinns, 330 Main St. Beacon NY on June 14th@8pm. Please join us there or watch the presentation online! (ps here's an amazing PeachaKucha presentation about drawing lynchings from old postcards documenting the events by ECN friend Jean-Marc Superville-Sovak.)
- June 22nd 130-3pm ECN will hold a Refurbished Report Card issuing ceremony at the Beacon NY Howland Public Library, (more info here). We're going to offer students, teachers and community members the opportunity of receiving a better evaluation or an alternative experience for one or more bad school years they had. We'd love for you to join us or offer the service at your community (outside of school at the last day can be great way to do it.) It's fun and easy! print Refurbished Report Cards for free here.
- ECN will hold public office hours at the 2016 Art in Odd Places festival! (Oct. 6-9 2016) It's a wonderful event, an incredible opportunity to experience socially engaged, political and unique art in public places (14th St. in Manhattan). This year's theme is RACE and we're already preparing a Racism Release Form for the occasion.
- Newly ordained Empowering Clerk Elaine Fisher is planning on offering office hours at the national Republican Convention!! More details soon!
MORE ECN NEWS:
- The Radical Therapist interviewed CSB Director Ori Alon about the therapeutic aspects of Playful Paperwork, the experience of issuing Joy Permits at a Trump rally, his childhood and more! You can also listen to the interview at www.supportivebureaucracy.org/ homepage.
- The ECN of Oregon rocks! Founder Ms. Teafly has been issuing numerous documents, trained 3 new Empowering Clerks and offered regular office hours. Way to go! Establishing your own ECN branch has never been easier! Simply register your Empowerment Processing Facility (EPF) or just start printing your own documents illegally (here and here) & offer them to your community! Or apply to receive your special Portable Empowering Clerk Office at www.supportivebureaucracy.org.
- The Deputy NY DMV Commissioner Timothy.B. Lennon made an official call to ECN Director Alon to greet him for his work and discuss the possibility of a collaboration between the two entities of issuing Adult Special Achievement stickers and car registration stickers, We'll keep you posted on updates regarding the initiative, meanwhile you can read more at Official Letter form the Empowering Clerks Network book collection.
- Read about the ECN visit to a Trump rally and other Supportive Bureaucracy news at our blog.
- Participate in discussions and share your experiences with Playful Paperwork with other Empowering Clerks, ECN representatives and recipients of services at our new Facebook group!
- Attached is our new flyer, skilfully designed by Alan Goldsmith of Pixetera and ElderSparks, Feel free to pass it along to anyone who might be interested in bringing us to conduct a workshop or office hours at their community!
- With the Joy of giving service,
Executive Empowering Clerk, CSB
- With the Joy of giving service,