Minutes: 2019-05-21

Meeting Minutes

May 20th, 2019


Call to Order by Kathy Tran at 7pm. Angel Martinez seconds. Unanimously approved

Approval of Minutes

Angel Martinez motions to approve minutes from 4/15/2019. Jonathan Perez seconds. Unanimously approved.

Guest Speaker

Alyssa Teixeira, Days for Girls

Officer Reports

President Kathy Tran

  • Young Dems Convention is at the end of the month
    • Possibility of organizing a Convention 101 with other local Young Dems groups for folks who are going to the convention for the first time
  • Moving towards action-oriented meetings
    • Professional development activities and workshops before or after meetings– public speaking, headshots, etc
    • Call to action: help donate food or baked goods to James Lick High School students painting mural in East San Jose
      • More information here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HF9mm3bK7AtQYFgwZgUC4uyI-ioyQgpkZY_I0UJRLnE

Membership Director Antonia Zavala

  • No report

Treasurer Jonathan Perez

  • Tabling kit from Pacific Printing has been ordered
  • Coordinate carpooling between convention attendees who will not be seeking accommodations in San Francisco
  • Would like to continue using club funds to subsidize Young Dem access to events if there is interest

Political Director Angel Martinez

  • Campaign season is beginning and candidates will be seeking endorsements
    • Upcoming meetings with candidates: May 23 at noon with Jenny Higgins (SJ City Council D10) and at 2 with Huy Tran (SJ City Council D4) at Roy’s Station

Interim Secretary Alexander Gvatua

  • If you have any events or announcements you want us to blast on social media, contact Alexander
  • Would like to have more social events like hikes, game nights, watch nights, etc– reach out if you have any ideas or would like to host!

New Business

  • Consideration of endorsement for AB 857 (Chiu/Santiago)
    • Motion to endorse by Patrick Ahrens, seconded by Emily Ramos
      • For: 17, Against: 0
      • Motion passes
  • Consideration of early endorsement for Matt Mahan – San Jose City Council District 10
    • Motion to discuss by Jonathan, seconded by Alexander Gvatua
    • Motion to early endorse by Matt Quevedo, seconded by Jose Magana
      • For: 17 Opposed: 1 Abstain: 1
      • Motion passes
  • Consideration of endorsement for rent protection package
    • Motion to endorse 1481 (Grayson/Bonta), 1482 (Chiu), and 36 (Bloom) by Alex Lee, second by Alexander Gvatua
      • For: 12 Abstain: 2 Against: 0
      • Motion passes


  • Jose Magana: Walk A Mile In Her Shoes on June 27 to raise money for the YWCA
    • Reach out to Jose if you’re interested in participating!
  • Julianne Park: Assemblymember Evan Low is hosting a reception in commemoration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month on May 23 at 5pm at the Hyatt House Hotel


Kathy Tran motions to adjourn at 8:41. Jonathan Perez seconds. Unanimously approved.