Minutes: 2018-09-17

Silicon Valley Young Democrats

Meeting Minutes: September 17, 2018

Call to Order by Kathy Tran at 7:20 PM.


Jose Magaña motions to approve minutes. Matt Savage seconds the motion. Motion approved by voice vote.


  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra, 27th District
  • Kevin Dowling, Habitat for Humanity
  • SURPRISE: Senator Kevin de León


President Kathy Tran

  • Nothing to report.

Membership Director Antonia Zavala

  • New Member Mixer planned for October 5th. Ryan, Jeremy, and Jonathan are assisting Antonia in coordination.

Treasurer Jonathan Perez

  • SVYD will get a Zelle bank account to attempt to circumvent fees.

Political Director Angel Martinez

  • All of the SVYD endorsed candidates were endorsed by the Democratic Central Committee.

Secretary Cassie Mancini

  • Nothing to report.


  • New SVYD Logo

Emily motions to approve the logo without the establishment date. Ryan seconds the motion. Motion passes by voice vote.

  • Endorsements Review

No more candidate endorsements considered to keep the process fair and equitable.

  • Location for General Membership Meetings

Peter Allen suggests that we have a conversation with the Dem Headquarters because that space is meant for clubs (about better planning/advance notice).


  • SVYD Midterm Challenge
    • Golden Sneakers Campaign
      • Emily offers to make Christmas ornaments with the new logo as a prize
      • Ryan suggests a virtual raffle ticket for each door
    • New Members Challenge
  • New Members Mixer
    • Friday, October 5th at 55 South. Please bring a friend.
  • Overview of Select Ballot Measures
    • Presentation of Measures V & T.

Jose Magaña motions to endorse measures V & T. Matt Savage seconds the motion. 5 in favor. 6 oppose/abstain. Motion fails. SVYD will take up endorsements of Measures V & T next meeting.


Cassie motions to adjourn. Ryan seconds the motion. Motion passes by voice vote.

Meeting adjourned at 9:17 PM.