August Board of Directors Meeting

Roll Call Attendance

  • In person: Caesar, Melissa, Rob, Jocelyn, Matt M, Jonathan
  • Phone: Brendan, Michael K, Frank, Ally, Michael D, Lisa, Michael B, Liana, Solomon, Alex

 

President’s Remarks

Led by Caesar (Rebecca could not make it)

  • Retreat went well. For Rebecca this further emphasized we need to do a better job supporting our caucuses with what we have: money and prioritization of specific issues.
  • As always, if you’re needing help or support or someone to vent to, Rebecca is here.
  • We tried to do a candidate forum with Sabrina Heisey and Colleen Garry. Garry said no because of our statement.

 

Treasurer Report

Led by Frank

  • $4,360 in PAC, doing very well compared to a year ago. Seeing growth.

 

Membership Report

Led by Melissa

  • Melissa will send out doodle for caucus call
  • We/event organizers should send follow up thank you emails to attendees. We want a simplified google form for this.
  • Working on getting VoteBuilder going
  • Planning to do voter registration ahead of November election. Melissa will be sending an email to collect suggestions for areas to do voter registration drives.
  • Melissa will be doing membership survey.

 

Monthly Fundraising Drives with Cosecha

Led by Jocelyn

  • Jocelyn has been involved with fundraising drives for Cosecha. The money goes towards organizing and political action. This is a good way to get involved and a great opportunity for the Latino Caucus.

 

Dashlane Password Manager Vote

Led by Michael B

  • Yes: 12
  • No: 1
  • Abstain: 3

 

Branded YDMA Note Cards and Stamps Vote up to $200

Led by Caesar

  • Passed unanimously

Endorsement Votes

Endorsement vote guidelines:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Thwz0rVYKYe0TRJIN7W0GC1gmo0TYJJRQYPJKc8WZIE/edit?ts=5b63291e

Responses:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yVVX5X3a9QKtk8TxGMz8JIalcv1EcTc0DGpTAlEGiuE/edit?usp=sharing_eil&ts=5b4e46c0

 

Elizabeth Warren, Senate

  • Endorsed unanimously

 

Maura Healey, Attorney General

  • Endorsed unanimously

 

Deborah Goldberg, Treasurer

  • Endorsed unanimously

 

Suzanne Bump, Auditor

  • Endorsed unanimously

 

Jim McGovern, MA-2

  • Endorsed unanimously

 

Katherine Clark, MA-5

  • Endorsed unanimously

 

Seth Moulton, MA-6

  • Endorsed unanimously

 

Tram Nguyen, State Rep – 18th Essex

  • Endorsed unanimously
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Jack Stanton, State Rep – 5th Barnstable

  • Yes: 13
  • Abstain: 3
  • Endorsed at tier 1

 

Katie McBrine, State Senate – Plymouth & Norfolk

  • Yes: 14
  • Abstain: 2
  • Endorsed at tier 1

 

Allison Gustavson, State Rep – 4th Essex

  • Yes: 14
  • Abstain: 2
  • Endorsed at tier 2

 

Julian Cyr, State Senate – Cape & Islands

  • Yes: 15
  • Abstain: 1
  • Endorsed at tier 3

 

  • Alex suggested endorsing with money with some disagreement. We could do fundraisers instead and not lose any organizational funds – Jonathan.

 

7:50 – 8:00 – New Business

  • Bwann Gwann, candidate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion introduced herself.
  • Sharon Solomon will be resigning/potentially taking a leave of absence to take a job in Georgia working for Stacey Abrams