Minutes: 10/22/2019

Meeting Minutes



Call to Order by Ryan Globus at 7:36, seconded by Alexander, unanimously approved

Approval of Minutes

Ryan motions to approve minutes from 9/16/2019. Alexander seconds. Unanimously approved.

Officer Reports

Interim President Ryan Globus

  • Junior States of America is hosting a convention in San Jose on November 16th
    • Let us know if you’re interested in tabling!
  • Marc Berman is holding a fundraiser in Menlo Park on October 26th
  • Congresswoman Eshoo is hosting a fundraiser in Atherton on October 26th as well
  • Congresswoman Eshoo’s Palo Alto office is hiring for two staffers
    • Contact ryan@svyd.org for more information if you are interested in applying!

Membership Director Allie Hughes

  • Nothing to report

Treasurer Jonathan Perez

  • Absent (report by Secretary)
    • Jonathan is stepping down as treasurer
    • The pull up banner has been completed

Political Director Angel Martinez

  • Nothing to report

Secretary Alexander Gvatua

  • Sergio Lopez’s campaign is hosting a fundraiser on November 9th at LvL Up in Campbell
  • SVYD will be doing a joint walk with Huy Tran, our endorsed candidate for San Jose City Council District 4
    • November 2nd at 10am– see the Facebook event for more info!

Old Business

Board of Supervisors District 3

  • Motion to endorse Magdalena by Matt Savage, second by Angel
    • 4 in favor, 7 opposed, 3 abstentions
  • Motion to endorse Otto Lee by Justin, second by Mustafa
    • 12 in favor, 4 abstentions
      • Motion passes– Otto Lee is endorsed by SVYD!

New Business


  • Motion to approve a $300 expenditure for Sergio’s fundraiser by Angel, second by Mustafa
    • 14 in favor, 2 abstentions
    • Motion passes



Consideration of endorsement in Assembly District 25


  • Jessica motions to endorse Alex Lee, Mustafa seconds

    • 9 in favor, 2 oppose, 3 abstain
      • Motion fails
  • Matt motions to delay endorsement until all other candidates are interviewed, Ryan seconds
    • 14 in favor, 1 abstention
      • Motion passes


Nominations for President


  • Kathy nominates Angel Martinez, second by Alexander
  • Ryan nominates Justin Lardinois, second by Angel
  • Matt motions to elect Angel Martinez for president, Alexander seconds
    • 10 in favor, 3 against, 1 abstention
      • Motion passes: Angel is elected president!


Nominations for Membership Director


  • Angel motions to elect Interim Membership Director Allie Hughes, Ryan seconds
    • 14 in favor, none against, no abstentions
      • Motion passes




  • Alexander: The Environmental Committee has been convened with Jessica Matthew as chair– contact Alexander or Jessica if interested in joining!
    • Remember, we will be discussing bylaw amendments– and possibly electing a vice president– in our November meeting
  • Angel: Ryan and Mustafa are appointed as interim treasurer and interim political director, respectively
  • Kathy: Assemblymember Low will be hosting a town hall on firearm safety with Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action
    • November 11th at Orchard City Banquet Hall in Campbell at 10am
    • Contact Kathy for more info!
  • Christophe: CADEM convention will be held in Long Beach November 15-17
    • Contact Christophe for more information if interested
  • Sergio Lopez: Our campaign will be hosting a meet-and-greet on Saturday at 4pm at Emmy Thurber’s house in Los Altos
    • See Facebook event for more information
  • Matt: Supervisor Joe Simitian is holding his annual fundraiser
    • Congressman Eric Swalwell will be a special guest
      • Contact Matt Savage for more information!
  • Jessica: South Bay Indigenous Solidarity will be hosting an event to talk about the Juristac site
    • October 29th from 7-9 at First Unitarian Church
  • Allie: Jenny Higgins will be hosting a birthday fundraiser at Legends Pizza on Friday from 5:30-8


Ryan motions to adjourn at 9:26. Alexander seconds. Unanimously approved.