SANTA CLARA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE

6:45 PM, County Building Cafeteria, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose

Meeting will start at 7:00 pm sharp

MINUTES FOR Thursday, December 1st, 2016

1.      CALL TO ORDER

Called at 7:15pm

2.      ROLL CALL

Absent: Gilbert Wong(exc), Anna Song, Chris Stampolis, Deepka Lalwani(exc), Andres Quintero, Darcie Green,  Ash Kalra (exc), Emilie Gatfield(exc), Ken Yeager, Shaian Mohammadi, Rich Watterman, Phylis Ward(exc), Forrest Williams, Nancy Pyle, Brian OÕNeil, Ross Gomez, Paul Camacho, Bruce Morasca, Rebecca Scheel, Kansen Chu, Evan Low, Nora Campos, Luis Alejo, Bill Monning, Mike Honda, Zoe Lofgren, , Sam Farr, Otto Lee, Nasrim Rahim, Emily Ramos, David Urhausen, Bill Roth, Rishi Kumar, Medhi Safipur, Ellen Kamei

Alternates for: Rich Gordon, Bob Wieckowski, Jim Beall, Mark Stone, Anna Eshoo, David Wessel, IDENTIFICATION OF VISITORS

-        Claudia Shoppe

-        Krista Porter

-        Dave OÕShell

-        James Kim

-        Tara

-        Tran

-        Dave Lind

-        Zack Ross

-        Many visitors who would like to get more involved

 

3.      ADOPTION OF AGENDA

- Motion to approve; seconded; passed

5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Minutes are/will be posted at sccdp.org)

       a. Thursday, October 6th, 2016

6. NEW BUSINESS

                  a. November 2016 Elections Results: Discussion. Where do we go from here?

Discussion:

-  Retrospect of the election results.

- Reports of disenfranchisement of many minority voters

- Social Media on Twitter

- January 21st WomenÕs March on Washington

-        Gerrymandering affected Dems not winning the House

-        Hillary Campaign should have put more blame on the obstructionist Congress.

-        Petition for National Popular Vote

-        Democratic Party is the Party of Love, not Hate

-        Gubernatorial races are important for re-districting

-        California super majority in legislature

-        SCC Measures A, B, and F

                  -  Clubs are the heart of the Party

                  - January 11th LOV of Palo Alto Discussion on National Popular Vote Compact

 

                  b.   ADEM Elections in January

                                                      1. Deadline to File on December 8th

                                                       2. Steve Chessin gave report on how to run for State Delegate.

                                                                        a. State Central Committee made up of:

                                                                        - Elected State Officials

                                                                        - County Central Committee

                                                                        - ADEM

                                                      3. Tim Orozco convening AD25

                                                      4. Alyson Abramowitz convening AD 24

 

                                    c. 2017-2021 Central Committee & Executive Board  re-organization meeting on January5th,2017

 

7. OLD BUSINESS  

 

8. REPORTS FROM OFFICERS AND OTHERS

a. Executive Board: Andrae Macapinlac

b. Chair: Steve Preminger

c. Vice Chair: Bill James

- Encouraging small donations through DEM2016 and ChairÕs Council

d. Treasurer: VACANT

e. Secretary: Andrae Macapinlac

f. Issues: VACANT

g. Community Services and Voter Registration: Judy Pipkin

- Thanks to all the volunteers

h. Finance: Emy Thurber

- FPPC: $36,000

- FEC: $2400

- Restricted: $35,000

- Owe about $40,000

i. Endorsements Chair: VACANT

j. Communications: David Cohen

k. Gender Equity and the Status of Women: VACANT

 

l. Campaign Services: Angelica Ramos

m. Political Outreach (Clubs): Alex Wara

Thanks to PDC for tonightÕs dinner

 

SVDC: Holiday Party at StrikeÕs Brewery

DAWN: Holiday Party Monday, December 5th at Mosaic

BNSJ: Holiday Party on December 17th

Dean Club:

DFA Link Meeting

LaDoris Cordell, IPA/BRC

 

WHEN:

September 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Dean Club working meeting

further fall endorsement votes

 

WHEN:

September 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

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DFA Link Meeting

Phone bank for Michael Eggman

 

WHEN:

October 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE:

Democratic Volunteer Center

1970 El Camino Real

Mountain View, CA 94040

 

Dean Club working meeting

SCCDP accreditation

 

WHEN:

October 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE:

Marie CallenderÕs, Hacienda Shopping Center

751 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 

DFA Link Meeting

Program TBD

 

WHEN:

November 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE:

TBD

 

Dean Club working meeting

Election recap

 

WHEN:

November 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE:

Marie CallenderÕs, Hacienda Shopping Center

751 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 

21st Century Club: Holiday Luncheon December 16th

SCCDC: Recently authorized $100 for presidential recount efforts in WI, MI and PA.

SVAPADC: Clarence gave report

African-American Democratic Club: Restructuring of Club; Shay Franco-Claussen.

PYD/PDC: Holiday Party on December 10th

Sunnyvale Dem Club: Richard gave report. Holiday Party on December 18th

Milpitas Dem Club: Deepka Gave report

SVYD: Holiday Party on December 19th

 

o. Regional Director:

1) Royce Kelley, Region 5

2) Hene Kelley, Region 6

3) Omar Torres, Region 7

 

p. Democratic National Committee: Otto Lee

- ÒDonÕt let a disaster go to waste.Ó

- DNC to elect a new Chair in February

q. DTV Report: Steve Chessin
Democratic Television Producer Emeritus Steve Chessin reported that we
had no taping in August.

Our guest in September was Helen Chapman, candidate for San Jose City
Council for District 6.

Our guest in October was Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, Director of the Santa
Clara County Office of Women's Policy and Treasurer of DAWN (Democratic
Activists for Women Now).

We did not have a show in November.

Our guest in December is TBD.

See the SCCDP web site for the schedule, and to view our shows.

We could still use more good Democrats on the crew. No prior video
experience is necessary.

r. Pro-Choice Coalition: Claudia Shope

s. CDC Report: Emilie Gatfield

9. ANNOUNCEMENTS

10. EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

11. ADJOURNMENT

Adjouned at 8:59pm