31st L.D. Democrats General Meeting
June 28th, 2017, 7pm
Edgewood Fire Station
Meeting was called to order at 7pm by Chair Brian Gunn followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. M/S/C to approve agenda.
Approval of Minutes (Britt Kauffman)
- 5/24/17 General Meeting M/S/C to approve as submitted
- 6/7/17 Executive Board Meeting M/S/C to approve as submitted
Treasurer Report (Kathy Lorimer, Acting)
M/S/C to approve May Treasurer Report as submitted
Special Order of Business (Brian Gunn)
Each candidate was given 5 minutes to speak & take questions. Candidates were then excused.
Results of endorsement votes were as follows:
- Endorsed: Peter Steinbrueck, Port of Seattle #4
- Endorsed: John Persak, Port of Seattle #4
- Endorsed: Nancy Backus, Auburn Mayor
- Endorsed: Denise Carnahan, K.C. Council #9
K.C. Sheriff John Urquhart: Endorsement of Michelle Ryland; Overview of his approach to de-escalation training for his department.
Tim Ferrell, P.C. Democrats Chair: Status update of the Pierce Co. Dem. Committee. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org / 253-431-8081
Paula Eisman, League of Women Voters: Voter Registration process while canvassing.
Tarra Simmons, Civil Survival: Potential of ex-offenders as a voting bloc. Forum on Aug. 9th , re: Civil Survival
Nomination of Officers
- Sarah Edwards, Aub 31-0065 M/S/C
- Marcus Dunning, Enum-0413 M/S/C
- Cindy Ehlke, Enum “Falcon” M/S/C
- Vice Chair, King Co.: George McKay M/S/C
- KCDCC Rep (M): Marcus Dunning M/S/C
- KCDCC Alt Rep (F): Marina Hines M/S/C
Chair: Brian discussed organizing events to increase awareness of the work Democrats contribute to the community. He urged members to share their stories with Dan & Allison for use in the newsletter and blog.
KCDCC: Sarah spoke that the committee is hiring a new Executive Director and they are continuing their endorsement process.
Fairs: Buckley Log Fair went well. Seeking volunteers to staff booth at remaining events (See website). Discussed presence of petition signers and Fortunato booths.
Fund Raising: Discussed local Movie Nights. Brian has committed to raising $5000 by November election. IAM is donating $1000, and promising an additional $1500 for General election.
Membership: We now have 99 members signed!
Newsletter: Requested that members share their positive stories for submission.
Allison submitted a resolution to support H.R. 676, “Single Payer For All.”
M/S/C to adopt and support H.R. 676.
M/S/C to give Pierce Co. Democrats $250 donation.
M/S/C (amended) to donate $1000 to Ryland campaign.
M/S/C to donate $500 to Lowry campaign.
M/S/T to donate 500 to Carnahan campaign.
M/S/C that E-board provide a recommendation on disbursement of funds for endorsed candidates. Mark and Robin will chair. Sarah, Deanne and Marcus will also serve and report back to the board.
Good of the Order
M/S/C to adjourn at 9:15pm.
Submitted: Britt Kauffman, Secretary