SANTA CLARA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE
7:00 PM, County Building, 70 W Hedding St. San Jose
Meeting will start at 7:00 pm sharp
MINUTES FOR Thursday, September 7, 2017
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
Absent: Gilbert Wong, Chris Stampolis, Albert Hernandez, Emilie Gatfield, Aimee Escobar, Andres Quintero, Juan Quinones, Adrienne Gray, Shaian Mohammadi, Brian O’Neill, Dave Poeschel, Danielle Davenport
Alternates for: Kansen Chu, Ash Kalra, Mark Stone, Ana Caballero, Jerry Hill, Bill Monning, Zoe Lofgren, Jimmy Pannetta, and Anna Eshoo
3. IDENTIFICATION OF VISITORS
4. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Approved w/additions of two guest speakers
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Minutes are/will be posted at sccdp.org)
a. Thursday, August 3, 2017 – approved
6. OLD BUSINESS
a. Bylaws revision follow-up: Rules of Decorum- sign and return
Bill passed out the Rules of Decorum form and asked those who had not signed to complete.
7. NEW BUSINESS
a. Guest, Brent Turner for Ruben Major for CA Secretary of State
Brent Turner shared information on the campaign for Ruben Major for CA Secretary of State
b. Guest, Eleni Kounalakis for Lt. Governor, State of California
Eleni Kounalakis who is running for Lt. Governor introduced herself to the member and shared information about her campaign.
c. Resolution in Support of Single Payer Healthcare in California – Johannes Müenzel
d. Proposed Changes to Endorsement in Local Races Act – Clarence Madrilejos
i. Preview changes to be approved in September – Clarence Madrilejos
Clarence shared the draft changes for the endorsement in local races act. This is the first reading. Members can still submit comments. 2nd draft will be presented at the next meeting.
ii. Consider potential changes regarding recusal – Bill James
Bill presented the Endorsement Conflict survey and asked members to complete and return. Clarence provided answers to the member’s questions.
e. Update re Bridge Housing – Sergio Jimenez
Councilmember Jimenez provided an update on City Council actions and dialogue on potential Bridge Housing sites as part of the Legislation (AB 2176).
f. South Bay Swing Left – Carly Hasbrook
Swing Left is focusing efforts on the 10th Congressional District (Jeff Dunham) and engaging voters. Signed up 66 voters, upgraded many to vote by mail and have recruited volunteers. They need help canvassing. To get more information go to www.southbayswingleft.com
e. Guest: Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones
Dave Jones who is running for Attorney General introduced himself to the members and shared information about his campaign.
8. REPORTS FROM OFFICERS AND OTHERS
a. Executive Board/Chair: Bill James –
Bill shared that there is a fundraiser this Sunday to raise money for the party.
b. Vice Chair: John Comiskey – no report
c. Treasurer: Angelica Ramos - no report
d. Secretary: Helen Chapman – no report
e. Issues: Shay Franco-Clausen – no report
f. Community Services and Voter Registration: Judy Pipkin – no report
g. Finance: Prameela Bartholomeusz –
We need your help to become a monthly donor. The comedy event is this Sunday and plan on fundraisers occurring now every month.
h. Endorsements Chair: Clarence Madrilejos - See earlier report
i. Communications: David Cohen –
David along with Peter Chiu presented an update from the Ex Board meeting in Anaheim. There was a lot of activity and work on pending resolutions and legislation. 60 Bills on the Agenda, and lots of energy in the room. Endorsement threshold changed to 60%.
j. Gender Equity and the Status of Women: Jean Cohen – no report
k. Campaign Services: Jeff Cardenas – provided an update on the Voter Services Committee
Adia Hoag also provided an update on the Organizational Development Committee and the work to bring in more groups and to be more inclusive. Took action on SB 54
l. Clubs: Alex Wara-Macapinlac – see Club reports under announcements.
m. Regional Director:
1) Rocky Fernandez, Region 5
2) Hene Kelley, Region 6 – Working on pre-endorsement meeting. Process is going smoothly, with need to put in alternates.
3) Omar Torres, Region 7 - October 7th at SEIU Hall in Santa Cruz is next meeting, Anthony Villaraigosa is expected to be the guest speaker.
n. Democratic National Committee: Otto Lee
o. DTV Report: Steve Chessin reported that due to the Convention, he did not produce a show in May. Emily Ann Ramos, President of the Silicon Valley Young Democrats was on DTV in June. Dominic Caserta, candidate for Supervisor, District 4 was the guest in July. There was no show in August since the producer was out of town. Guest in September is Jason Baker. Always could use good Democrats on the crew. No prior video experience necessary.
p. Pro-Choice Coalition: Claudia Shope – no report.
Next Meeting is September 11th. Guest speaker is Dottie Nygard, Candidate for Congressional District 10.
Address of the event is 1112 S. Bernardo Ave., Sunnyvale.
October 21st is the SVAPAD gala at Michael’s at the Shoreline. Earlybird tickets are $75. Kevin DeLeon is the guest speaker.
21st Century Club
Peter shared Ben Field will be guest speaker at the next lunch and that Delanie Easton will be the headliner in October.
South County Democrats
Joan Fierro shared annual fundraiser is in Morgan Hill 12:00 – 3:00 at the Morgan Hill Cellars this Saturday. Dave Jones and John Chiang will be guest speakers. Tickets $20.00
Shared their event was a big success. GEM award went to Ash Kalra. Betty Duong received award for her work on Measure A. Jean Cohen was presented with an award for her work tonight at the Central Committee.
Peninsula Democratic Coalition
Good turnout for August 19, 2017 Big Annual Fundraiser and potluck at Cuesta Park in Mt. View. Larry Diamond speaking at the next luncheon on November 5th. December 16th meeting will be at the home of the Thurber’s.
SCDCC – Fred Rehhauuser – report shared – Held their annual picnic at Harris-Lass Museum on August 19th – Ash Kalra was the guest speaker. Pat Harris is running against Diane Feinstein. The focus of the September meeting will be Rob Means talking about voter suppression.
SVYD – Next meeting is at the Techcode in Mountain View.
Evergreen Dem Club – Pam Kinsley – Next meeting, guest speaker will be Zoe Lofgren
Sunnyvale Democratic Club – September 16th is the next meeting. Subject will be on Climate Change and the Food scrap program.
Bayshore Progressive Dems – Organized a rally in response to Charlottesville. Dotty Nygard will be speaking the their next meeting.
Milpitas Democratic Club – Held successful forum on school participation. Next month the next topic will be faith based leadership forum.
10. EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
September 20th 6pm Dem Headquarters, 2901 Moorpark Ave
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm