Notes – Peter Henry, Secretary
Susan Paine made a short appearance
Sandy Bonds had trouble dropping out of the meeting
Call to Order – 7:06
Land Acknowledgment – Joel Ware, Chair
7:00 Call to Order
7:05 Land Acknowledgement, Announcements and Introductions – Welcome to New PCOs!
7:10 Election of SnoCo Dems Reps (2)
7:25 Special Speakers and Topics:: GOTV and ISSUES
7:55 Minutes, Officer Reports, Committee Reports
8:00 Bio Break
8:05 Minutes, Officer Reports, Committee Reports
8:15 Old Business
8:15 New Business: Resolutions, Committee Confirmation (TBD)
8:25 Good of the Order
Motion to adopt agenda Ron Harrell, second Tom Freeman. Passed by acclamation
Welcome Candidates / Elected Officials
Melissa Plummer – campaign manager for Susan DelBene (Congress, 1st CD). This will be a close race in the fall! We need high turnout in the primary!
Micah Rowland (Fire District Commissioner)
Riaz Khan (Mukilteo City Council)
Susan Paine (Edmonds City Council) . Kristiana Johnson died on Monday unfortunately. The Council will need to select a replacement within 90 days. Please contact her with questions/interests at email@example.com 206-371-5148 .
Kate Baumgartner (campaigner for Sen. Murray)
Welcome new PCOs
Erik Houser – candidate for PCO (moved from 43rd District)
Brook Roberts – candidate for PCO
Question about appointing eligible PCOs – one PCO was appointed (name?)
Ron Harrell is elected as new PCO for Edm26. The old PCO moved out of the district. Ron needs to be appointed by the chair of the county dems, as acting PCO, till his term starts in December (January?)
Election of CCP1 and CCP2 (our representatives to SnoCo Democrats)
CCP1 nominations – none
Ron Harrell nominated himself (to replace Ahamad Ceesay). No second needed. He will be a PCO in Edm-26 starting in January.
There are no limitations in our bylaws regarding how long someone needs to be a member before they can serve in an elected position.
Sharon Holt – Motion to elect by acclamation. Seconded by Thom Garrard.
No opposition, welcome new SnoCo Representative to Ron Harrell!
Quote: “I’ve been around the block a couple of times, I think I can handle this!”
Welcome Libby Watson on “Get Out the Vote!”
A few field organizers but we need volunteers
“Snowflake” model of organizing. Conversations with individuals is the most important.
Neighborhood campaign model. Republicans are doing better nationwide than Democrats.
Kate Baumgartner – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mikayla Hubbard covers the 44th and 21st! Reach her at email@example.com
Sunday at 12:30, Funko Field: https://secure.ngpvan.com/S1WnPSLZDEalb1EKSsjWFA2
31st canvass in the 10th LD: https://secure.ngpvan.com/MJ58VdNnakKnlA2g0zMTow2
Weekly autodialer phonebanks on Sunday night: https://secure.ngpvan.com/xcipCuy-ak6glmPbqo4QHg2
July 30, Edmonds City Park, 11am: https://secure.ngpvan.com/hhxEjUlSxkCPGubNExdaPA2
Bio break, then:
Motion to Table by Micah, second by Teresa. Carries 11-2
Treasurer’s report – Teresa Melin
Nothing is coming in, regular expenses are going out. We will have to raise money.
Need to transfer $500 to pay bills
Motion by Teresa, seconded by Sharon, to transfer $500 from Victory Balance to Operations so we can pay bills!
Motion carries 12-0
It was noted this is a usual matter as bills come due.
Weekly reporting to PDC starts next week.
No other officers need to report
No other old business is brought up
We will retroactively consider Sandra Bond nomination as SnoCo Representative (CCP1)
Nominations are open – Sandra Bond is nominating herself as SnoCo Representative.
No other nominations
As there is a sole candidate,
Motion to elect by acclamation – Ron Harrell; second by Sharon Holt
Now that Ron was elected as an officer (beginning of meeting) he becomes instantly a full member and can vote, make motions etc. without waiting 20 days.
No objections, welcome Sandy as our new SnoCo representative!
Some old board members will be removed/their roles reassigned, and new board members will be added, on our website.
State Committee Rep – Sharon Holt – State convention
We are the only state convention that was able to be hybrid remote / in person of such size
251 on Zoom call but way more on live Yahoo ? call
Some minority planks did not pass
-Criminal background checks and nuclear energy
Thom Garrard – Went fairly well, first hybrid convention.
Joel – We had one 14 year old who participated! Rules were interpreted so delegates didn’t need to be eligible to vote.
SnoCo Dems – Thom. State Fair in Monroe, will have a booth and will ask LDs to defray cost. Sept. 30 – Gala
We need to collect data to see if we are meeting diversity goals. But this might conflict with privacy concerns.
Sharon’s note – We can skip the August meeting and have a picnic instead.
Al – Meeting request re: mass texting program. We have an August 1 deadline to have our system for “opt in” for members to get texts. A follow-up tech meeting will be scheduled.
Do we want a meeting or a picnic in August?.The normal meeting date would be Wednesday, August 17.
We have budgeted $350 for expenses.
Motion – Micah – Second by Sandy – cancel August meeting in lieu of a picnic, date and details to be determined by E-Board. Approved 10 – 0
Picnic committee – Sharon will help. Cindy, Joel, Al, Sue will all help..
Good of the Order
Adjourn at 9:23