Reminder: BoingBoing meetup in Minneapolis on Saturday

Twin Cities Boingers will be meeting up this Saturday afternoon. The meetup is ostensibly scheduled around the Art Sled Rally in Powderhorn Park, but will still happen even if there isn't enough snow on the ground for the sleds to, you know, sled.

Emily Lloyd has graciously volunteered her house, across from Powderhorn Park, as the location of the meetup. We'll meet at 3216 10th Ave South at 1:00 — BYOB and a snack to share. Then, at 2:00 (King Boreas willing) we'll cross the street to watch some awesome sledding action!

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Meetup groups for visiting your Congresspeople and Senators at home and giving them an earful about SOPA and PIPA

Michael sez, "Congress is on recess and at home, which gives the public an opportunity to tell Members how bad SOPA and PIPA are in person. Members hold town halls, but they are often announced on short notice. This Meetup group keeps track of all important town halls, and adds more as they are announced. Sign up to hear about town halls near you and about ones in other states where your friends live."

A place for citizens to discover, report and attend attend townhall meetings held by elected officials in the US Senate and House of Representatives concerning Senate Bill "Protect IP Act" or PIPA and the "Stop Online Piracy Act," or "SOPA" If you want to attend a townhall, but your state is not yet listed, please contact us!

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