Minutes 2020-08-17

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Meeting Agenda

8/17/2020

Call to Order by Alexander at 7:07 PM.

Welcome and introductions

Allie to do intro and ice breaker

Approval of minutes

Alexander Gvatua motions to approve minutes from 6/15/2020. Angel seconds. Christophe disapproves, minutes to be approved at September’s monthly meeting. 

Officer reports

President: Angel Martinez

  • Advocating to save USPS 
  • SVYD has many upcoming volunteering opportunities

Vice President: Alexander Gvatua

  • Sergio Lopez has upcoming phone banking opportunities, will be posted to Facebook

Membership Director: Allie Hughes

  • Hoping that members become involved in upcoming elections
  • Excited to see the outcome of the election

Treasurer: Ryan Globus

  • Phone banking opportunities will be posted on Facebook
  • SVYD is planning a fundraiser and an election night watch party

Political Director: Mustafa Arshad

  • SVYD has interviewed many great candidates
  • If interested, members should join the endorsement committee

Secretary: Brenda Vargas

  • N/A

CYD Bay Area Region Director, Matthew 

  • Allowing people to join CYD committees 
  • Young Dems can be  chapter president by Friday, August 21, 2020
  • Santa Clara High School is an official chapter of CYD

Guest Speaker: Zahra Hajee, Yes on Prop 15 (Schools and Communities First)

New business

  • Consideration of early endorsement for Steven Lee for Palo Alto City Council
    • Motion to table this discussion until the end of this meeting by Justin and second by Alexander
    • 12 in favor, 3 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes
    • Motion to early endorse Steven Lee for Palo Alto City Council by Mustafah and second by Ryan
    • 16 in favor, 1 against 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Consideration of early endorsement for Andrew Knaack for SCUSD
    • Motion to early endorse Andrew Knaack for SCUSD by Lucas and second by Emily
    • 16 in favor, 0 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Consideration of early endorsement for Basil Saleh for Campbell Union High School District
    • Motion to early endorse Basil Saleh for Campbell Union High School District by Jessica and second by Andrew
    • 16 in favor, 0 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Consideration of early endorsement for Jesus Salazar for Luther-Burbank School District
    • Motion to early endorse Jesus Salazar for Luther-Burbank School District by Erik and second by Angel
    • 18 in favor, 0 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Mountain View City Council endorsements
    • Motion for an up/down vote on tentative endorsement for each candidate in alphabetical order
    • 6 in favor, 12 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion defeated
    • Motion to endorse Alex Nunez for Mountain View City Council by Andrew and second by Rohin
    • 12 in favor, 4 against, 1 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Endorsements for Santa Clara City Council District 6
    • Motion to endorse Anthony Becker for Santa Clara City Council District 6 by Alex and second by Daniel
    • 9 in favor, 4 against, 2 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Endorsements for Sunnyvale City Council District 4
    • Motion to endorse Russ Melton for Sunnyvale City Council District 4 by Christophe and second by Mustafah
    • 15 in favor, 5 against, 2 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Endorsements for Santa Clara Unified School District
    • Motion to endorse Albert Gonzalez and Bonnie Lieberman for Santa Clara Unified School District by Delilah and second by Alex
    • 10 in favor, 0 against, 1 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Consideration of endorsements for Measures S and T
    • Motion to endorse Measures S and T by Andrew Knack and second by Allie Hughes
    • 16 in favor, 0 against, 0 abstentions
      • Motion passes
  • Consideration of endorsement for Measure RR
    • Motion to endorse Measure RR by Lucas and second by Matthew
    • Unanimously passed
      • Motion passes

Announcements

Adjournment

Alexander Gvatua motions to adjourn at 10:29 pm. Second by Erik. Unanimously approved.