Minutes – SVYD April Membership Meeting – Endorsements

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April 21, 2014

Location: UFCW Local 5, 240 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

 

Called to order by SVYD President Joshua Barousse at 7:29 p.m.

I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Guest Speakers- Teresa Cox, Mike Honda via Google Hangout, Ro Khanna via proxy, Bob Wiecowski via proxy Andres Macapano, Sam Liccardo via proxy, Dave Cortese via proxy Ash Kalra, Paul Fong via proxy Patrick Ahens, Susan Marsland via statement read by Joan Huitt, Bob Levy via proxy, Cathy Sutherland, Raul Peralez, Xavier Campos, Buu Thai, Maya Esparza, Don Rocha via proxy Ann Grabowski

III. Officer Reports

A. President- Joshua Barousse

i. SVYD Film Screening: Cesar Chavez – A special thanks to Ash Kalra and Xavier Campos for each donating $100 for more tickets for Young Dems.

B. Vice President of Membership- Brandon Li

i. Membership Confirmed – Must have a card to vote and speak for this process. 60% vote needed to endorse

ii. Women’s Leadership Committee update- New board chair, Alex Wara – Congrats

C. Secretary- Emily Ramos

i. Endorsement questionnaires have been sent out to confirmed members. Please contact Emily, if you had any issues accessing them.

D. Treasurer- Amanda Montez

i. Finance update

ii. Fundraiser after party – May 9

E. Political Director- Eric Director

i. Overview of endorsement process

ii. Code of Conduct

iii. List recommendation on consent calendar

iv. The SVYD bylaws takes precedence over Robert’s Rules

IV. Old Business

V. New Business

i. Endorsements – Eric Hernandez chairs

– Amendments to consent calendar

— Patrick Aherns pulls San Jose City Council District 1 endorsement.

— Mia White pulls San Jose City Council District 3 endorsemrent.

— Leah pulls Congressional District 17 endorsement.

— Matthew Quevon pull San Jose Mayor endorsement.

 

– Eric moves to pass consent calendar of endorsement with amendments.

42 votes needed to pass. At the discretion of the chair Motion carries. The following candidates are endorsed through this meeting’s consent canlendar:

— Bob Wiecowski for State Senate District 10

— Kansen Chu for State Assembly District 25

— Darcie Green for Santa Clara County Board of Education

— Xavier Campos for San Jose City Council District 5

— Buu Thai and Maya Esparza (DUAL) for San Jose City Council District 7

— Peter Leroe-Muñoz for Gilroy City Council

– Leah moved to endorse Ro Khanna for Congressional District 17. Andy seconds. 42 votes needed to pass. 27 votes in favor. Motion fails.

– Andres moves to endorse Mike Honda for Congressional District 17. Eric Stoker seconds. Leah proposes to amend the original motion to a dual endorsement for MIke Honda and Ro Khanna. Andres does not accept. 44 votes needed to pass. 48 votes in favor. Motion carries. SVYD endorsed Mike Honda for Congressional District 17.

– Neesha Tambe motions to endorse Dave Cortese for Mayor. Star Dormash seconds. 40 votes needed to pass. 41 votes in favor. Motion carries. SVYD endorses Dave Cortese for San Jose Mayor.

– Emily Ramos moves to endorse Susan Marsland for San Jose City Council District 1. Angelica Ramos seconds. Alex Shoor proposes to amend the original motion to a dual for Susan Marsland and Paul Fong. Emily Ramos accepts amendment. 29 votes needed to pass. 10 votes in favor. Motion fails.

– Mia White moves to endorse Paul Fong for San Jose City Council District 1. Andrea Hyde seconds. 30 votes needed to pass. 25 votes in favor. Motion fails.

Meeting is adjourned at 9:33 p.m.

 

Next meeting: May 19, 2014

Location: UFCW Local 5, 240 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113