San Diego Progressive Democratic Club

August 14th, 2017

General Association Meeting Minutes

 

CALL TO ORDER
Chair-Jose Caballero called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. at Elijah’s Restaurant. 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion: To approve the amended agenda for our August 14th General Meeting.

Vote: Unanimous

Resolved: Motion carried

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion: To approve the minutes for our July General Meeting.

Vote: Unanimous

Resolved: Motion carried

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORTS

Treasurer Mike Thaller reported that we have $3,287.73 in the bank.

Membership Chair-Enrique Diaz reported that we now have 218 members.

A warm welcome to the following new members who joined today:

  • Doug Case
  • Yali Bair
  • Ramon Montano
  • Abdiel DeLao
  • Vivian Moreno
  • Jordan Beane
  • Doug Applegate
  • Sean Elo
  • Kenneth Malbrough
  • Omar Passons
  • Katie Meyer

Vice President Internal Liz Lavertu reported that the San Diego County Democratic Convention will take place on Saturday, October 21 in Escondido. The CDP released the agenda for the executive board meeting on Saturday, August 26. The Progressive Caucus will be meeting at 5:45pm, and will be focusing on SB 562. Congratulations to members Tiffany Maple and Scott Shaffer were elected to the planning board of their communities.

Vice President External Andrea Beth Damsky reported on her current outreach actions. She attended the DocumentMe conference in southeast San Diego. Possible endorsements for next month will be announced in an upcoming email, one discussing anti-choice candidate endorsements, and the other regarding AB 2298.

Communications Chair Cameron Gilbert reported that the SDPDC has a new Twitter handle @sdprogressives. Add @sdprogressives for updates and more!

 

VACANCIES: The SDPDC executive board has upcoming vacancies for the position of secretary and two vacancies for executive board members at large. The election will occur during the September general meeting. Please contact Liz Lavertu if you are interested in running.

 

OUR REVOLUTION AFFILIATE

Cody Petterson spoke on the benefits of becoming an Our Revolution affiliate.

Motion: Kevin Beiser moved to pursue Our Revolution affiliation.

Vote: 27 in favor; 3 opposed

Resolved: Motion carried

 

VOTE ON SB 562 ENDORSEMENT

Motion: Liz Lavertu moved for the SDPDC to endorse SB 562.

Resolved: Motion carried

 

ALLIED ACTIVIST SPOTLIGHT

Representatives of the San Diego Progressive Alliance spoke about their 12-point platform. The non-sectarian group concentrates on locally based issues, and is inspired by the Richmond Progressive Alliance.

 

DISCUSSION AND ENDORSEMENT FOR DISTRICT 4 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Motion: Cody Petterson moved to postpone the endorsement for District 4 Board of Supervisors to a later date placed on a future agenda at the eboard’s discretion.

Vote: 18 for, 5 against

Resolved: Motion carried

Motion: Kevin Beiser moved for a roll call vote.

Seconded by: Brandon Weber

Vote: 10 in favor; 20 against

Resolved: Motion did not carry

Motion: Sam Bedwell moved to allow Jose to vote No Endorsement.

Resolved: Motion did not carry

 

PEOPLE’S PLATFORM

Discussion of the People’s Platform was postponed to a later meeting.

 

CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Antonio Martinez announced that he is running for San Diego City Council District 8.
  • Doug Applegate announced that he is running for Congress in the 49th district. ApplegateForCongress.com
  • Kevin Beiser, Vice President of San Diego Unified School Board, announced that he is running for reelection.
  • Sunday Gover announced that she is running for Assembly District 77.
  • Monica Montgomery announced that she is running for San Diego City Council District 4.
  • Sean Elo announced that he is running for San Diego Community College Board.
  • Jordan Beane announced that he is running for San Diego City Council District 2. JordanBeane.com
  • Ammar Campa-Najjar announced that he is running for Congress in the 50th district. CampaCampaign.com
  • Vivian Moreno announced that she is running for San Diego City Council District 8.
  • Omar Passons announced that he is running for Board of Supervisors District 4.
  • Daniel Smiechowski announced that he is running for San Diego City Council District 2.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The SDPDC will be holding an event at Elijah’s on September 2 featuring John Chiang, candidate for governor. More details to follow.

There is a protest every Tuesday morning outside of Darrell Issa’s Vista office, 1900 Thibodo Road, Vista, CA 92081.

The San Diego County Democrats for Equality now meets every third Thursday. The PDA meets every third Wednesday.

Flip the 50th has planned a town hall for Duncan Hunter on August 26 from 2-4pm at Cuyemaca College Performing Arts Theatre, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, Rancho San Diego, CA 92019.

Our next Progressive Focus meeting on immigration will be next Monday, August 21 at Elijah’s Restaurant and Delicatessen.

7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

6:00 p.m. Socializing

6:45 p.m. Meeting

 

Next General Meeting will be Monday, September 11 at Elijah’s Restaurant and Delicatessen.

7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

6:00 p.m. Socializing

6:45 p.m. Meeting

 

Meeting adjourned by Jose Caballero at 9:00 p.m.