7:00 PM, County Building, 70 W Hedding St, San Jose

Meeting will start at 7:00 pm sharp

MINUTES for Thursday, May 3, 2018




7:05 pm


2.      ROLL CALL

Absent: Chris Stampolis, Emilie Gatfield, Juan Quinones, Jason Baker, and Danielle Davenport

Alternates for: Kansen Chu, Ash Kalra, Mark Stone, Ana Caballero, Jimmy Pannetta, Bob Wieckowski, and Zoe Lofgren



Andrew Crockett

Hosam Haggag

Anne Souza, candidate for Campbell City Council

Angela Storey

Cynthia Dye

Lisa Gilmore

Kathy Watanabe

Saskia Feain

Debi Davis

Rohan Kumar, candidate for Santa Clara City Council

Jordan Eldridge

Peter Ortiz

Mary Hanna-Weir

Cari Rosado

Priscilla Gonzalez





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

a. Thursday, April 5, 2018 Approved with correction noted


a. Democratic Victory Dinner:

May 11, 2018 5:30pm 9:00pm Hayes Mansion

Bill updated the committee on the status of the Victory Dinner

b. Fill vacancy on DSCC

Andrew Crockett elected by consensus to fill vacancy on DSCC

c. Fill vacancy on SCCDCC (AD29)

No nominations received for vacancy will table to June meeting for appointment




a. Guest: Jennifer Newsom, Spouse of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Jennifer Newsom introduced herself as founder of the Miss Representation project. She shared information regarding her husband Gavin, who is running for Governor of California.


b. Request to Rescind Endorsement of Measure A (City of Santa Clara Charter Amendment)

Proponents and Opponents of Measure A presented their statements to members in lieu of the action item to rescind the previous action of voting to endorse Measure A.

Motion to rescind vote Vote passes 40-12


c. Guest: Amanda Renteria, Candidate for Governor

Amanda Renteria presented her background and why she is running for Governor of California.

d. Focus on Housing: Louis Mirante No presentation

e. Endorsement: Measure C

Motion to endorse Yes on Measure C - passed unanimously


f. Endorsement: Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond- Senator Jim Beall

Senator Beall presented information SB3 that passed last year and spoke to the values of the proposition (not named) supporting veterans and affordable housing. Motion to support passed unanimously.

g. [proposed emergency] Resolution Condemning the Conduct and Candidacy of Pierluigi Oliverio

Emergency Resolution condemning the conduct and candidacy of Pierluigi Oliverio presented by members of DAWN Board.

Need motion to allow for discussion of Emergency Resolution. Motion to allow discussion of emergency Resolution passes 40 -1.

Correspondence between Ed Kraus, Attorney for Pierluigi Oliverio is noted and entered into record. (see attached).

Letter from Emailie Gatfield read into record by Emy Thurber.

DAWN formally presented Resolution. Attorney for Pierluigi spoke on his behalf to oppose. Motion to approve Resolution passes 32 2.

8. REPORTS FROM OFFICERS AND OTHERS (Due to the length of the meeting, there were limited reports presented)


a. Executive Board/Chair Bill James

July SCCDCC meeting will be July 12th

b. Vice Chair: John Comiskey

No report


c. Treasurer: Angelica Ramos-Allen

No report


d. Secretary: Helen Chapman

No report


e. Issues: Shay Franco-Clausen Absent

f. Community Services and Voter Registration: Judy Pipkin see Democratic Victory Dinner update


g. Finance: Prameela Bartholomeusz

Shared there will be a forum to hear from candidates for Lt. Governor on May 21st.

h. Endorsements: Clarence Madrilejos No Report

i. Communications: David Cohen No Report

j. Gender Equity and the Status of Women: Jean Cohen No report

k. Campaign Services: Jeff Cardenas No report

l. Clubs: Alex Wara

m. Regional Director:

1) Rocky Fernandez, Region 5

2) Hene Kelley, Region 6

3) Omar Torres, Region 7

n. Democratic National Committee: Otto Lee

No report

o. DTV Report: Steve Chessin
No report

p. Pro-Choice Coalition: Claudia Shope

No Report


q. CDC Report: Emilie Gatfield

No report.




Dean Club

DFA Link meeting

CD 10 candidate Michael Eggman

WHEN: April 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm


Dean Club working meeting

call for nominating committee further primary endorsements

WHEN: April 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm




DFA Link meeting

Bob Marshalla, Citizen's Climate Lobby

WHEN: May 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

WHERE: Democratic Volunteer Center

960 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303


Dean Club working meeting

form nominating committee call for nominees ( to be addressed to the committee, outside of the meeting )

All Clubs Unity Picnic sponsorship

ballot initiative DFALink assignments, preliminary endorsement interviews schedule

WHEN: May 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

WHERE: Marie Callender's 751 E El Camino Real Sunnyvale, CA 94087


DFA Link meeting

Agenda TBD

WHEN: June 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

WHERE: Democratic Volunteer Center

960 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303


Dean Club Annual Picnic and Election of Officers

WHEN: June 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm NOTE: this is a Saturday

WHERE: Ponderosa Park 811 Henderson Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94086


DFA Link meeting

Agenda TBD

WHEN: July 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

WHERE: Democratic Volunteer Center 960 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303


Dean Club working meeting

read officers into minutes ballot initiative DFALink assignments, final

WHEN: May 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

WHERE: Marie Callender's 751 E El Camino Real Sunnyvale, CA 94087



Will be holding a walk for Susan Ellenberg, candidate for Supervisor and holding a celebration for Raul Peralez


On May 9th, there is ADI Heritage Month Mixer at SOFA market


Working Blue Club

Urging members to come and walk with labor for endorsed candidates






Wed, May 16, 2018 6pm Dem Headquarters 2901 Moorpark Ave., Suite 110, San Jose


Meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm