Agenda 07-20-2020

SVYD Meeting Agenda

7/20/2020

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of minutes
  3. Officer reports
    1. President: Angel Martinez
    2. Vice President: Alexander Gvatua
    3. Membership Director: Allie Hughes
    4. Finance Director: Ryan Globus
    5. Political Director: Mustafa Arshad
    6. Secretary: Brenda Vargas
  4. Old Business
  5. New business
    1. Consideration of early endorsement for Brenda Zendejas for Alum Rock School District
    2. Consideration of early endorsement for Allie Hughes for for Oakgrove School Board
    3. Mountain View City Council endorsements
    4. Gilroy City Council endorsements
    5. Sunnyvale City Council endorsements
    6. Sunnyvale mayoral endorsement
    7. San Jose Unified School District endorsements
    8. Consideration to support SB 940 (Beall)
  6. Announcements
  7. Adjournment

Minutes: 2020-06-15

Meeting Minutes

6/15/2020

Call to Order by Alexander at 7:10 PM.

Welcome and introductions

Intro and ice breaker

Approval of minutes

Alexander Gvatua motions to approve minutes from 6/15/2020. Allie Hughes seconds. Unanimously approved.

Officer reports

President: Angel Martinez
  • Hoping to have more letter writing events with Vote Forward
  • Excited to see a lot of young dems running for office
Vice President: Alexander Gvatua
  • Encourages to join the endorsement committee
Membership Director: Allie Hughes
  • Addressing BLM movement and its importance
Finance Director: Ryan Globus
  • Addressing BLM movement
  • May fundraiser went well
  • Letter writing events with Vote Forward coming up soon
Political Director: Mustafa Arshad
  • Endorsement committee going well; local races are good to get involved in.
  • Encourages joining endorsement committee
  • Letter writing campaign for Sergio Lopez
Secretary: Brenda Vargas
  • Address BLM movement importance and significance.

Old Business

  • Consideration to change bylaws amendment to allow SVYD to support progressive non-Democratic candidates
    • Motion to add American Independent Party to section 5 of SVYD bylaws by Christoph second by Angel
    • 5 in favor, 9 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion does not pass
    • Motion to support bylaw changes as they are
    • 12 in favor, 1 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes
    • Motion to support Jake Tonkel for City of San Jose, District 6 by Ali Saperman and second by Alexander Gvatua
    • 15 in favor, 0 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes

New business

  • Fundraiser update
    • Went well. Cindy Chavez was the speaker. SYVD members paid their dues.
  • Black Lives Matter resolution
  • Consideration of endorsement for Carla Collins for D3 San José Unified School District
    • Motion to table endorsement for July meeting by Brenda and Andrew Crockett
    • Unanimously approved
      • Motion passes
  • SVYD eBoard elections for the 2020-21 year
    • Motion to re-elect Angel Martinez for SVYD President by Alexander Gvutua second by Ryan Globus
    • Motion to re-elect Alexander for SVYD Vice President by Angel Martinez second by Mustafa Arshad
    • Motion to re-elect Allie for SVYD Membership Director by Mustafa Arshad second by Angel Martinez
    • Motion to re-elect Ryan for SVYD Finance Director by Angel Martinez second by Allie Hughes
    • Motion to re-elect Mustafa for SVYD Political Director by Angel Martinez second by Ryan Globus
    • Motion to re-elect Brenda for SVYD Secretary by Angel Martinez second by Ryan Globus
    • Emily to reelect all nominees by acclimation second by Andrew crocket
    • Unanimous approval
      • Motion passes, SVYD eboard is re-elected

Announcements

  • Forum about defunding the police from Alum Rock School District through Zoom on June 17 at 7pm
  • Happy hour with Supervisor Dave Cortese on June 25 at 6PM

Adjournment

Alexander Gvatua motions to adjourn at 8:18pm. Second by Ryan Globus. Unanimously approved.

Agenda 06-15-2020

SVYD Meeting Agenda

6/15/2020

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome and introductions
    1. Allie to do intro and ice breaker
  3. Approval of minutes
  4. Officer reports
    1. President: Angel Martinez
    2. Vice President: Alexander Gvatua
    3. Membership Director: Allie Hughes
    4. Treasurer: Ryan Globus
    5. Political Director: Mustafa Arshad
    6. Secretary: Brenda Vargas
  5. Old Business
    1. Bylaws amendment to allow SVYD to support progressive non-Democratic candidates
  6. New business
    1. Fundraiser update
    2. Black Lives Matter resolution
    3. Consideration of endorsement for Carla Collins for D3 San José Unified School District
    4. SVYD eboard elections for 2020-21 year
  7. Announcements
  8. Adjournment

Minutes: 2020-05-18

Meeting Minutes

5/18/2020

Call to Order by Alexander at 7:04PM.
Welcome and introductions
Intro and ice breaker

Approval of minutes

Alexander motions to approve minutes from 5/18/2020. Christoff seconds. Unanimously approved

Officer reports

President: Angel Martinez
  • Upcoming election is underway, SVYD will volunteer for Joe Biden
Vice President: Alexander Gvatua
Membership Director: Allie Hughes
  • Phone banking for Joe Biden during pandemic
Finance Director: Ryan Globus
Political Director: Mustafa Arshad
  • Endorsement committee seeking volunteers.
Secretary: Brenda Vargas

Old Business

New business

  • Consideration of endorsement for Ketzal Gomez running for Santa Clara County Board of Education, District 4
    • Motion to endorse Ketzal Gomez for Santa Clara County Board of Education, District 4 by Angel and second by Mustafa
    • 13 in favor, 1 against, 1 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Consideration of endorsement for SB 795 (Beal)
    • Motion to endorse Senator Beal for SB 795, by Lucas and second by Emily Ramos
    • 15 in favor, 0 against, 1 abstention
      • Motion passes
  • Signing Bay Area for Clean Environmental Letter to County Board of Supervisors
    • Motion to sign Bay Area for Clean Environmental Letter to County Board of Supervisors, by Mustafah and second by Allie
    • 11 in favor, 0 against, 3 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • SVYD fundraiser update
    • SVYD fundraiser on May 28th at 7PM. Will feature Cindy Chavez as lead speaker and Susan Ellenburg.
    • Will talk about COVID-19

Announcements

  • CYD leadership meeting to take place on June 27th,
    • All day Zoom meeting
    • CYD meetings and caucuses
  • Resolution to call DNC to conduct a private investigation on Joe Biden’s sexual assault allegations.
    • Motion to call for Central Committee to vote yes on the Resolution to Believe Women by Angel and second by Brenda.
    • 12 in favor, 2 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes
    • Motion for SVYD to endorse the Resolution to Believe Women by Angel and second by Brenda.
    • 11 in favor, 2 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Town hall meeting about the relationship between schools and housing policies in Cupertino on May 28 at 6:30 pm: tinyurl.com/tinotownhall
  • Otto Lee won campaign for DNC — watch Otto Lee video
  • Diego applying for planning commission
  • Ali Sapirman campaign going well — share website
  • CPUC will be meeting to decide whether they approve PG&E’s bankruptcy plan, call for action and protest.

Adjournment

Alexander Gvatua motions to adjourn at 9:00pm. Second by Emily. Unanimously approved.

Agenda 05-18-20

SVYD Meeting Agenda

5/18/2020

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome and introductions
    1. Allie to do intro and ice breaker
  3. Approval of minutes
  4. Officer reports
    1. President: Angel Martinez
    2. Vice President: Alexander Gvatua
    3. Membership Director: Allie Hughes
    4. Treasurer: Ryan Globus
    5. Political Director: Mustafa Arshad
    6. Secretary: Brenda Vargas
  5. Old Business
  6. New business
    1. Consideration of endorsement for Ketzal Gomez running for Santa Clara County Board of Education, District 4
    2. Consideration of endorsement for SB 795 (Beall)
  7. Announcements
  8. Adjournment

Minutes: 2020-04-20

Meeting Minutes

4/20/2020

Call to Order by Alexander at 7:06PM.

 

Welcome and introductions

Intro and ice breaker

Approval of minutes

Mustafa motions to approve minutes from 4/20/2020. Angel Martinez seconds. Unanimously approved

Officer reports

President: Angel Martinez

  • SVYD remains active on social media during this pandemic.
  • COVID-19 has revealed that we need electeds that support their constituents and base their decisions on their constituents’ well being.
  • We need to get more young people elected into office.

 

Vice President: Alexander Gvatua

  • Due to COVID-19, canvassing is not an option right now, but SVYD hopes to support endorsed candidates by phone banking.

Membership Director: Allie Hughes

  • Membership to isolate and check local CDC for updates in their area
  • OCI (Orchard City Indivisible) meeting on 4/21/20 from 6:30-9:30PM

 

Finance Director: Ryan Globus

  • The fundraising committee has an upcoming fundraiser on May 28 at 7pm via Zoom.
  • COVID-19 has revealed the importance of local politics; grateful for local electeds

 

Political Director: Mustafa Arshad

  • Thankful for everyone that joined this meeting
  • Endorsement committee is ongoing and will be interviewing candidates soon; will endorse and talk about local races soon

 

Secretary: Brenda Vargas

  • N/A

 

Old Business

  • Consideration of bylaw changes to allow early endorsements from SVYD to change the voting majority from 60% to more than 50% of the majority
    • Motion to endorse the split roll tax amendment by Angel and second by Ryan
    • 14 in favor, 0 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Fundraiser committee update
    • Fundraiser is set for May 28, 2020 at 7PM
      • Cost: $20 for general audience and $10 for students and youth
      • Featuring Cindy Chavez and Assemblymember Evan Low
        • Focused on what youth engagement looks like for the upcoming election

New business

  • Consideration of endorsement for David Cohen for San Jose City Council, District 4
    • Motion to endorse David Cohen for San Jose City Council, District 4 by Mustafa and second by Emily Ramos
    • 15 in favor, 0 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Consideration of endorsement for Josh Becker for California State Senate, District 13
    • Motion to endorse Josh Becker for California State Senate, District 13 by Justin Lardinois and second by Emily Ramos
    • 14 in favor, 0 against, 1 abstention
      • Motion passes
  • Consideration of endorsement for Ali Saperman for San Jose Evergreen Community College Board of Trustees
    • Motion to endorse Ali Saperman for San Jose Evergreen Community College Board of Trustees by Angel and second by Mustafa
    • 13 in favor, 0 against, 1 abstention
      • Motion passes
  • Guest Speaker: Ketzal Gomez running for Santa Clara County Board of Education, District 4
  • Guest Speaker: Michael Vargas
    • Support Michael Vargas in proposing to change Santa Clara Central Committee bylaws to allow democrats to endorse nondemocrats in races without democrats, that exemplify democratic ideals.
    • Alex motion, second by Alex
    • 14 yes, 1 no, 0 absentions
      • Motion passes

Announcements

  • Michael Vargas- Re-establishment of Silicon Valley Stonewall Democrats
    • Contact Michael or Ray Muller, Allie or Justin, if interested
  • Matthew Lewis- CYD State Leadership on May 16 (all day event)
  • CYD Bay Area region Town Hall tentatively Saturday, April 25, 2020.
    • If you know any high schools or colleges that want to be charted, make sure that they do it by the beginning weeks of May.
  • Christophe- Earth Day virtual events
  • Ro Khanna- Facebook townhall on Saturday at noon
  • Allie- SVYD Fundraiser on May 28, 2020
    • If you want to get involved with planning, reach out to Allie or Christophe.

Adjournment

Alexander Gvatua motions to adjourn at 8:50pm. Second by Ryan. Unanimously approved.

 

SVYD Bylaws: April 20, 2020 Amendment

The SVYD Bylaws were amended as follows at the April 20, 2020 meeting:

Article VII (Endorsements), Section 2(c)(ix) shall be amended to read as follows:

 

Any general membership endorsement vote must receive a simple 60% majority to be adopted.

Agenda 4-20-2020

SVYD Meeting Agenda

4/20/2020

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome and introductions
    1. Allie to do intro and ice breaker
  3. Approval of minutes
  4. Officer reports
    1. President: Angel Martinez
    2. Vice President: Alexander Gvatua
    3. Membership Director: Allie Hughes
    4. Treasurer: Ryan Globus
    5. Political Director: Mustafa Arshad
    6. Secretary: Brenda Vargas
  5. Old Business
    1. Bylaw changes to allow early endorsements for SVYD members first and to change the voting majority from 60% to more than 50% of the majority
    2. Fundraiser update
  6. New business
    1. Consideration of endorsement for David Cohen for D-4
    2. Consideration of endorsement for SD-13
    3. Consideration of endorsement for Ali Saperman for San Jose Evergreen Community College Board of Trustees
    4. Consideration of endorsement for Ketzal Gomez for D4 Santa Clara County Board of Education
  7. Announcements
  8. Adjournment

Minutes: 2020-03-16

Meeting Minutes

3/16/2020

Call to Order by Alexander Gvatua at 7:10PM, seconded by Andrew Crockett, unanimously approved

Welcome and introductions

    • Allie to do intro and ice breaker

Approval of Minutes

Angel Martinez motions to approve minutes from 03/16/2020. Ryan seconds. Unanimously approved.

Officer Reports

President: Angel Martinez

  • Election updates
    • Matt Mahan won D10 primary
    • Sylvia Arenas won her seat re-election
    • Glad that 4 out of the 6 SVYD endorsed young Dems won the primaries

Vice President: Alexander Gvatua

  • Excited about primary results
  • Future meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice

Membership Director: Allie Hughes

  • Glad everyone is keeping safe and doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19; remains positive during this uncertain time

Treasurer: Ryan Globus

  • Would appreciate feedback for first SVYD general meeting held via Zoom
  • Fundraiser, initially scheduled for this month, is cancelled
  • Fundraiser will be held via Zoom and the date is TBD

Political Director: Mustafa Arshad

  • Content about primary results
  • Consideration of endorsement for Crystal that is running for DNC

Secretary: Brenda Vargas

  • Official Democrats at SJSU club is established
  • Looking forward to socials with Dems @ SJSU and SVYD

 

Old Business

New business

  • Primary election results
    • City Council
      • D-2: Sergio Jimenez won re-election
      • D-4: David Cohen came in first place at 36.52% and Huy Tran came third place at 23.3%
      • D-6: Jake Tonkel (Green Party) won 27.9% and Dev Davis won at 46.8%
      • D-8: Silvia Arenas won first place at 60.5%
      • D-10: Matt Mahan won primary election
    • Magdalena Carasco D-3 Supervisor race is going to be tight
    • State Assembly District 25- Alex Lee had great showing for AD 27
    • State Senate District 15- Dave Cortese won primary
    • Measure G passed at 58.6% and Measure H failed by 62.3%
  • Huy Tran campaign update
    • Although results were not desirable, campaign had the most volunteers and was impactful
    • Thankful for SVYD support
  • Consideration of endorsement for Crystal Araujo for DNC
    • Motion to endorse Crystal Araujo for DNC by Mustafa, second by Emily Ramos
    • 11 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstaining
      • Motion passes

Announcements

  • Mustafa
    • Thankful for everyone that joined the meeting;
    • Expects to continue support for SVYD endorsed candidates in November
    • Invites people to join endorsement committee
  • Angel
    • Expects to host future fundraiser at Ludwigs, local German restaurant and bar
    • Will use money to recruit and train young democrats to run for office
  • Erik
    • Complete the 2020 Census

Adjournment

Ryan Globus motions to adjourn at 8:40. Andrew Crockett seconds. Unanimously approved.

Agenda 3-16-20

SVYD Meeting Agenda

3/16/2020

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome and introductions
    1. Allie to do intro and ice breaker
  3. Approval of minutes
  4. Officer reports
    1. President: Angel Martinez
    2. Vice President: Alexander Gvatua
    3. Membership Director: Allie Hughes
    4. Treasurer: Ryan Globus
    5. Political Director: Mustafa Arshad
    6. Secretary: Brenda Vargas
  5. Old Business
  6. New business
    1. Primary election results
    2. Huy Tran campaign update
    3. Guest Speaker: Crystal Araujo
      1. Consideration of endorsement for Crystal Araujo for DNC
  7. Announcements
  8. Adjournment