Wondering how to get your assembly started? This handy guide will help you prepare for you first and subsequent meetings.
THINGS TO DO BEFOREHAND
Set the date then find and book a suitable venue in your area. Look for Community Halls, Church Halls, Sports Clubhouse, even the local park. Fees are usually charged per hour at $15-$25. As these are casual arrangements and non-government, public liability insurance is not required. Government owned building charge between $500 and $1,000 for public liability insurance.
Have a good lead time for your first assembly giving you plenty of time to get everything organized.
We will create a registration form for your assembly meeting on the website as soon as you confirm you have a venue, and all bookings will go direct to you. This is the list of Meetings page: https://commonlawcourtaus.org/assembly-meetings/ .
A Spreadsheet of all the Registrants will be sent to you the day before the Assembly, so that you can print out the list of names and check them in as they arrive.
- Make sure you meet at a neutral place… no government buildings, please.
- You will need at least 12 people to form an assembly. But don’t worry if you haven’t found that many like-minded souls yet. Once you start with even a small group the word will spread and you’ll gain new members very soon.
- Once you have 12 people you are ready to create a common law assembly. You will all need to record your live birth. Once you do, you will receive a beautiful certificate by return email. Print it out, laminate it (Office Works will do it for you) and then take it to your first assembly meeting and to any others you go to in other areas later on. https://commonlawcourtaus.org/record-life-status/
- After you have done that, download and read the Assembly Constitution: https://commonlawcourtaus.org/constitution-of-the-sovereign-peoples-assembly/
- At your first few meetings just get to know each other until you feel comfortable and are ready to go to the next step; elect an Administration team, as laid out in the Constitution.
- When your assembly has volunteers ready to take on the task of Sheriff, elect your Sheriffs, and keep electing more as you go. The more the better. Before you do, make sure you read the articles linked to on this page:
- Once you have convened your first Assembly you have become a Common Law local government, with powers to pass Bylaws, elect Sheriffs, and convene common law courts. We are doing all this and more at the assemblies around the country. Your members will also be able to take action to stand under common law, so check out the Covid Business Pack on the Downloads page, and use that as a template to create your own bylaw and vote to activate it. https://commonlawcourtaus.org/download-common-law-court-documents/
Join me on my weekly open mic chats every Thursday evening at 6.30pm EST Queensland time, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84960332756 and watch my video chats here:https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBloodyAussieBattlerPodcast/
Go for it! And have fun. Common law is all about Freedom, so shake off those shackles and let’s get our country back!!
There is a flyer in print-ready PDF format available for download from the website here: https://commonlawcourtaus.org/download-common-law-court-documents/
Average print cost for 1,000 flyers $120. If your printer quotes more than that, go elsewhere until you find a reasonable price.
Distribute to letterboxes, public notice boards, local shops etc. Social Media targeting groups. Contact church groups, neighbours, companies to explain what you are doing, and ask if their members would like to attend your assembly.
ON THE ASSEMBLY DAY
- Prepare a checklist of the things you will need for the assembly.
- Print your list of Registrants to mark off as they arrive.
- Print another page with 3 columns, NAME, POSTCODE, EMAIL for registrants’ guests and walk ins.
- Have a large Donation bucket, labelled with big letters, on the registration desk and ask each person for a gold coin donation as you mark them off on the list as they enter the assembly meeting. Seed the bucket with a few notes and coins to encourage people to donate. These donations will help to pay your expenses.
- AV equipment, if available – sound system, projector etc and camera person/videographer to record your assembly.
- Set up a table exclusively for merchandise, such as books and stickers to sell. Use the money you raise to fund events and meetings.
- Always have cash float money on hand in coin and small denominations – eg $50 in coins and notes