21Dems General Meeting June 16, 2021
Notes – Peter Henry, Secretary.
19 members and guests as of 6:16
We are pleased to have a Special Guest Presentation:
Juneteenth! — with Alicia Crank
7:21 Call to Order (after 20 minutes adventure with Zoom)
7:05 Announcements – none
7:10 Approve Agenda, Introduce Guests, Electeds and Candidates
7:15-7:45 Guest Presentation: Juneteenth! — with Alicia Crank
7:45 Minutes of Previous Meetings
8:00 Old Business
8:05 New Business
• Officer Reports: Chair, 1VC, 2VC, Secy, Treas, CCP1/2, SCP1/2, YD Lia
• Committee Reports / Ratification:
8:20 BIO break until 8:25
8:25 Issues and Education
• Proposed Resolutions (tbd)
8:45 Good of the Order
Call to Order – 7:21
Thom G. – Drop previous minutes because they are not ready to be reviewed.
5 minutes to talk about importance of PRO act
Chair – We will consider this request at the time.
Agenda adopted w/o objection
Recognize candidates and elected officials
Elected officials Susan Paine, David Chan, Riaz Khan
Candidates Alicia Crank (Edmonds City Council pos. 1), Demi Chatters
Senate voted unanimously to make Juneteenth a national holiday; very little dissent in the House
Alicia Crank – presentation on Juneteenth
Old business – none
Chair’s report – Joel Ware – Free organizing training program – 3 week, 6 part training course. Registration deadline June 20, 8:59 pm
Second vice chair – Sue Nicholls – Nothing to report
Secretary – Need to upload several draft notes/minutes to the website
County Committee Person #1 – Heather Damron – Nothing new to report
JW – County Dems will pay for a booth at the fair, also at the Nubian Fest
State Committee Person #1 – Sharon Holt – Concerns about the way the State Dems budget was handled. According to State Chair, “There is a lot going on at the federal FEC level” – assurances given that the process for reviewing budget will be improved.
Redistricting – June 22 there will be a Zoom meeting to collect public input.
State Committee Person #2 – Thom Garrard – We will probably be able to do in-person doorbelling this year.
Fundraising Committee – Sue Nicholls – Our Picnic is on! Thanks to Sharon Holt for reserving picnic area at Mukilteo lighthouse! Date is August 29. We will provide burgers, buns and beans, everyone else provide something to “go with.” Message firstname.lastname@example.org to help. Sponsors (e.g. to donate prizes, to pay for the food…) would be appreciated!
Trivia contest – no indoor venues until Covid restrictions are relaxed. Outdoors will be problematic.
Endorsement/Elections – Heather Damron – Thank you to those who attended the endorsement meetings
Possibly joint candidate forum with 32nd District Dems
Issues and Education – Nothing
Membershp and Diversity – Crickets
Rules – Nothing
Technology – Nothing
Proposed Resolution – Thom Garrard moved Susan Paine second
Support the PRO act (Protecting Right to Organize)
Resolution passes 14 – 0 (plus my Yea vote in the chat)
Good of the Order
Adjourn w/o objection