August 29, 2022 Minutes

August 29, 2022

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of July Minutes
  3. Officer Reports
  • President Allie Hughes
  • Vice President Erik Poicon
  • Membership Director Christophe LaBelle
  • Finance Director Ryan Globus
  • Political Director Neil McClintick
  • Communications Director Jaria Jaug
  1. New Business
  • Rank Choice Voting: Gave presentation
  • Endorsements
    • Oak Grove School District
      • Trustee, Dr.Taunya Jaco – Endorsed
    • Santa Clara City Mayor
      • Councilmember Anthony Becker – Endorsed
    • Milpitas City Mayor
      • Councilmember Karina Dominguez – Endorsed
      • Councilmember Anthony Phan
    • San José Unified Area 2 Trustee
      • José Magaña – Endorsed
    • Berryessa Union School District
      • Jaria Jaug – Endorsed
    • Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee Area 6
      • Maimona Afzal Berta – Endorsed

5. Old Business

6. Adjournment

September 26, 2022 Agenda

    1. Call to order
    2. Approval of August Meeting Minutes: https://svyd.org/august-29-2022-minutes/
    3. Officer Reports
      • President: Allie Hughes
      • Vice President: Erik Poicon
      • Membership Director: Christophe LaBelle
      • Finance Director: Ryan Globus
      • Political Director: Neil McClintick
      • Communications Director: Jaria Jaug
    4. New Business
      • Fremont Unified High School District
        • Trustee Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto (Incumbent)
        • Trustee Rosa Kim
        • Stanley Kou
      • Mountain View Whisman School District 
        • Trustee Devon Conley
      • Mountain View Los Altos School District
        • Thida Cornes
      • Gilroy City Council
        • Ronald Robinson, Jr.
      • Campbell Union High School District
        • James Kim
      • Endorsements 
    5. Old Business
    6. Announcements
      • CYD – Membership Director – Christophe LeBelle
      • Canvassing Dates
        • October 1st – Richard Mellinger w/ Stonewall
        • October 2nd – Supervisor Chavez, Councilmember Wahab, Jaria Jaug
        • October 9th – Supervisor Chavez, Councilmember Arenas, Councilmember Esparza 
    7. Adjournment

June 27, 2022 Minutes

Erik Poicon calls the meeting to order at 7:06pm.

 

Ryan Globus moves to approve the May minutes, seconded by Alexander Gvatua. Passes unanimously. 

 

Officer Reports

  • Membership Dir Christophe
    • Survey for meetings: 4th Monday of the month. Strong interest in hybrid format
    • New SVYD year starts July 1
  • Finance Dir Ryan
    • Social in July
  • PD Mustafa
    • June 2022 Election Results
  • VP Erik
    • Pay dues ASAP for voting rights (and 2 meetings/events)
  • Pres Allie Hughes
    • Call to action to support women getting healthcare. Donate to Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. Allie will match up to $250.
    • Raised $940 PLUS Allie’s match -> $1,190 (as of 7:25pm)
      • Plus 250 @7:29 (total $1,440)

New Business

  • D1 Supervisor
    • Motion to endorse Sylvia Arenas by Mustafa, seconded by Alexander. Motion passes 14-0.
  • San Jose City Council D7
    • Motion to endorse Maya Esparza, seconded by Allie. Motion passes 12-0.
  • Mountain View City Council
    • Motion to endorse Lucas Ramirez and Ellen Kamei by Patrick Ahrens, seconded by Angel Martinez. Motion passes 12-0.
  • Sunnyvale City Council D3
    • Motion to endorse Justin Wang by Daniel Huynh, seconded by Mustafa. Motion passes 14-0.
  • San Jose Mayor
    • Motion to endorse Cindy Chavez by Lucas Ramirez, seconded by Erik Anciaux. Motion passes 11-1.
  • Board Elections
    • Motion to suspend bylaws by Lucas Ramirez, seconded by Mustafa. Motion passes 11-0.
    • Motion to move election to July by Allie Hughes, seconded by Lucas Ramirez. Motion passes 11-0.

Announcements

 

Erik adjourns the meeting at 9:23pm.

 

 

 

Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of May Minutes
  3. Officer Reports
    1. President Allie Hughes
    2. Vice President Erik Poicon
    3. Membership Director
      1. Meeting Time/Place Survey
    4. Finance Director Ryan Globus
      1. July Social
    5. Political Director Mustafa Arshad
      1. June 2022 Election Update
    6. Communications Director Ali Sapirman
  4. New Business
    1. Endorsement: Santa Clara County Supervisor District 1
    2. Endorsement: San José City Council District 7
    3. Endorsement: San José Mayor
      1. Item to be heard at 8pm
    4. Endorsement: Mountain View City Council
    5. Endorsement: Sunnyvale City Council District 3
    6. Board Elections for SVYD 2022-23 Year
  5. Announcements
  6. Adjournment

May 23, 2022 Minutes

Eric Poicon calls the meeting to order at 7:20pm.

 

Officer Reports:

 

Quorum reached at 7:24pm.

 

Mustafa moves to approve April minutes. Passes unanimously.

 

New Business:

  1. Presentation of walking for endorsed candidates by Mustafa
  2. Resolution to Protect Access to Abortion Care
  3. Discussion about PPMM and ways to advocate for abortion 
    1. Planned Parenthood Volunteer Communications: https://www.weareplannedparenthood.org/onlineactions/JIZSD2sEJEKtzX7TBArNqw2?_gl=1*uz81et*_gcl_aw*R0NMLjE2NDg0MTk0ODUuQ2p3S0NBandsb0NTQmhBZUVpd0EzaFZvX1VfWDJPVWpCYlljVTlZLXo0R3JJZV9aVnFrRU1PZmYtNFpjT285MF80RzI2M3NRdW1ZT1B4b0M4NWtRQXZEX0J3RQ..&_ga=2.57038189.677837538.1653346715-144679967.1643397681
    2. Planned Parenthood Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.weareplannedparenthood.org/onlineactions/JIZSD2sEJEKtzX7TBArNqw2?_gl=1*uz81et*_gcl_aw*R0NMLjE2NDg0MTk0ODUuQ2p3S0NBandsb0NTQmhBZUVpd0EzaFZvX1VfWDJPVWpCYlljVTlZLXo0R3JJZV9aVnFrRU1PZmYtNFpjT285MF80RzI2M3NRdW1ZT1B4b0M4NWtRQXZEX0J3RQ..&_ga=2.57038189.677837538.1653346715-144679967.1643397681
    3. Brigid Alliance: https://brigidalliance.org 
  4. Discussion of surveys
    1. Fill out survey! https://tinyurl.com/SVYoungDemsSurvey 
  5. Suspension of bylaws for the consideration of endorsement for Rosemary Kamei for San Jose District 1
    1. Motion to suspend bylaws to consider endorsing Rosemary Kamei by Lucas Ramirez, seconded by Kevin Ma. Motion passes 9-0-1 yes-no-abstain.
    2. Angel moves to endorse Rosemary Kamei for D1, seconded by Christophe. Motion passes 10-1.

 

Announcements

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:16pm.

April 25, 2022 Minutes

Eric Poicon calls the meeting to order at 7:05pm.

 

Allie Hughes moves to approve March 28 minutes, seconded by Angel Martinez. Approved unanimously.

 

Officer Reports

  • Membership Director Chrisophe LaBelle: SVYD year restarts July 1. Make sure contact info is update: https://svyd.org/join-us/membership/
  • Finance Director Ryan Globus: Ballots drop soon – support our endorsed candidates
  • Political Director (Christophe for Mustafa)
  • President Allie Hughes: Supe Susan Ellenberg sent new business item #3 about sexual harrasment at state capitol

 

New Business

  1. Assemblymember Alex Lee bills
    1. Presentation by Maria Montchal from Assemblymember Lee’s office about AB 2053 Social Housing Act
    2. Lucas Ramirez moves to endorse AB 2053, seconded by Angel Marinez. 11-0 motion passes.
  2. Rolando Bonilla resolution to resign from San Jose city council campaign
    1. Daniel Huynh moves to endorse the resolution, seconded by Allie Hughes. 9-0 motion passes.
  3. Letter Urging CA legislature to Address Sexual Harassment & Discrimination in State Capitol: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdws6aSBm2-fuUDVsLwN3TcWX5375_MawCS7ZXToA1KAespMQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3V5XAtfAGjB5e_-eXHUFIfusv7ZpEVpV7oHAauE88LOITSJQpIcksPchU
    1. Allie Hughes moves to endorse the letter, seconded by Christophe LaBelle. 12-0 motion passes.
  4. Future general membership meeting date
    1. Eric Anciaux moves to continue at the next meeting after Board can poll membership, seconded by Ryan Globus. 10-0 motion passes.

 

Announcements

  • Christophe: SVLG event Wednesday morning https://www.svlg.org/events/buildingforward/ 
  • Lucas Ramirez: Eric did great job running meeting
  • Eric Poicon: Peter Ortiz walk at 10am on Saturday
  • Angel Martinez: Raul Peralez phone bank Friday April 29 5-6pm. Campaign office open house Saturday April 30. 
  • Alexander Gvatua: Second Lucas’s announcement. Rob Moore campaign kickoff Saturday afternoon for Los Gatos Town Council.
  • Daniel Cao: Rosemary Kamei is seeking volunteers for D1 election.

 

Eric Poicon adjourned meeting at 7:47pm.

March 28, 2022 Minutes

March 28, 2022 General Membership Meeting Minutes

 

Allie Hughes calls the meeting to order at 7:05pm.

 

Early announcement from Andrew Crockett: Volunteer form for assessor campaign https://forms.gle/8fBHW3EXsjNwkuwN8 .
Donations to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/elect-crockett-santa-clara-county-assessor-2022-1

Motion to approve the February 28, 2022 minutes by Ryan Globus, seconded by Erik Poicon. Approved unanimously.

 

Officer Reports

  • Acting President Allie Hughes
    • No announcements
  • Political Director Mustafa Arshad: Events for endorsed candidates
    • Peter Ortiz April 2 10am-1pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/3053520998311388
    • Raul Peralez Text Banking March 29 5-6pm: https://www.mobilize.us/raulperalezformayorofsanjose/event/440216/ls
  • Finance Director Ryan Globus
    • Show up for endorsed candidates

     

    New Business

    • Special VP Election. Erik Poicon is nominated by Angel Martinez, seconded by Alexander Gvatua. Erik elected unanimously.
    • Motion to make Allie Hughes President (no longer Acting) by Allie Hughes, seconded by Brenda Zendejas. Passes unanimously.
    • Motion to endorse San José Measure B by Lucas Ramirez, seconded by Brenda Zendejas. Passes unanimously.

 

Announcements

  • Richard Mehlinger: Donation link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mehlinger-for-sunnyvale-city-council-district-5–2022-1
  • Alexander Gvatua: San Jose council agenda tomorrow to raise commercial linkage fees. https://sanjose.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10675803&GUID=0618A159-506F-4DE5-B453-EBC31EB1555C
  • Angel Martinez: Raul Peralez Walk on April 16.
  • Erik Poicon: Peter Ortiz virtual fundraiser on Thursday at 6pm. Event registration at https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/PeterOrtiz/MujeresParaPeter. General donation at https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/PeterOrtiz

 

Allie adjourns the meeting at 7:53pm.

 

February 28, 2022 Minutes

February 28, 2022 General Membership Meeting Minutes

 

Allie Hughes calls the meeting to order at 7:05pm.

 

January minutes passed unanimously.

 

Officer Reports

  • President Alexander Gvatua
    • Stand in solidarity with Ukraine
    • Will be resigning next month
  • Vice President Allie Hughes
    • Will be Acting President
  • Political Director Mustafa Arshad
    • Saturday event campaign rally & canvas for Sajid Khan
    • Housing roundtable March 1 with many elected officials
  • Finance Director Ryan Globus
    • Looking for assistant treasurer to open PAC with FPPC
  • Membership Director Christophe Labelle
  • Communications Director Ali Sapirman

 

New Business

  • Santa Clara County Board of Supes D1 Endorsement
    • Ali Sapirman moves to sole endorse Claudia Rossi, seconded by Justin Lardinois. 11 yes, 1 no, 3 abstain. Motion passes.
  • Early endorsement of Alex Lee for Assembly AD-24
    • Ali Sapirman moves to early endorse Alex Lee, seconded by Jason Park. 15 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain. Motion passes.

 

Announcements

  • Christophe: CA Young Dems Convention this weekend
  • Andrew Crockett: new campaign manager
  • Jason Park: National Young Dems convention in Boise, ID. 
  • Justin Lardinois: Walk events every weekend: https://bit.ly/walkwithjustin
  • Brandon Weaver: Senator Cortese’s office is hiring

 

Allie adjourns the meeting at 8:42pm.

 

1/17/22 Minutes

Meeting Minutes

1/17/22

 

Call to Order by Allie Hughes at 7:06PM.

Approval of Minutes

Allie motions to approve minutes from 10/18/2021. Alexander seconds. Unanimously approved.

Officer Reports

President Alexander Gvatua

Vice President Allie Hughes

Political Director Mustafa Arshad

Membership Director Christophe Labelle

Communications Director Ali Sapirman

Finance Director Ryan Globus

New Business

  • Consideration of early endorsement for Richard Mehlinger for Sunnyvale City Council

    • Alexander motions to early endorse Richard Mehlinger, second by Ali Sapirman
    • Motion passes unanimously
  • Consideration of support for petition to keep Post Street closed to vehicle traffic
    • Mustafa motions to have SVYD sign onto the petition, second by Ali Sapirman
    • Motion passes unanimously

Adjourment

Allie Hughes motions to adjourn at 8:15PM, second by Alexander. Motion passes unanimously.

10/18/21 Minutes

Meeting Minutes

10/18/21

 

Call to Order by Allie Hughes at 7:06PM.

Approval of Minutes

Allie motions to approve minutes from 9/20/2021. Alexander seconds. Unanimously approved.

Officer Reports

President Alexander Gvatua

Vice President Allie Hughes

Political Director Mustafa Arshad

Membership Director Christophe Labelle

Communications Director Ali Sapirman (absent)

Finance Director Ryan Globus (absent)

New Business

  • Consideration of endorsement for Santa Clara County District Attorney
    • Endorsement Committee recommends endorsing Sajid Khan
    • Daniel Huynh motions to accept the endorsement committee’s recommendation, Mustafa Arshad seconds
      • 9 in favor, 1 abstention
      • Motion passes

Announcements

Adjournment

Allie Hughes motions to adjourn at 8:05PM. Alexander seconds. Unanimously approved.

9/ 20/21 Minutes

 

  1. Call to Order at 7:04 pm by Alexander Gvatua 
  2. Approval of minutes

Alexander Gvatua  motion to approve the minutes at 7:05: Unanimous pass

3. Officer reports

  1. President: Alexander Gvatua

Thank everyone for the recall support. Looks like we won by a huge margin; we are looking to reform the process. 

2. Vice President: Allie Hughes

No report 

3. Membership Director: Christophe Labelle

If you haven’t paid dues please do so!

4. Finance Director: Ryan Globus

Thank you for changing the bank account to Wells fargo! Hopefully we will have another social event soon. 

5.Political Director: Mustafa Arshad

  • We have two big events coming up: Justin Lardinois canvassing event October 2nd; Andrew Crockett kickoff event.
  •  Endorsement committee interviews starting soon
  • Please provide your email if you need to be added to slack                           6. Communications Director: Ali Sapirman
  • https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xcYEqBGiqCRkhWgzJPOYaQsNpi1lvAQSFx5DAXpMmh4/edit?usp=sharing.                                                     4. New Business
    1. Special Guest: Transit Activist, Vignesh Swaminathan, “Mr. Barricade”
    2. CYD Tahoe retreat 
  • Were doing the CYD Olympics: we do it odd number years 

5. Discussion about the Sheriff, Laurie Smith

The county held a vote of no confidence. How do we want to get involved ? No endorsement or position taken. 

6. Announcements

7. Adjournment

 Allie Hughes Adjourned at 8:33