Date: July 9, 2018

Time: 6:30pm – 8pm

Meeting Location: MassDems HQ, 11 Beacon Street, 4th Floor


Roll Call Attendance

In person: Caesar, Rebecca, Liana, Brittany, Melissa, Ally, Rob, RJ, Jeremy, Laura, Matt M

Phone: Brendan, Solomon, David, Sharon, Michael K, Jonathan C, Matt C, Michael B, Hanna, Jocelyn


President’s Remarks

  • Great work is being done.
  • YDA meeting in Salt Lake City went well. Massachusetts had a great turn out.
  • We will be ordering generic business cards. Personalized ones will need to be purchased out of pocket. Rebecca will be following up once details are finalized.
  • Events: one weeks notice is needed for anything that’s for board members. Chapter-wide, committee-wide, caucus-wide events need two weeks notice. Rebecca is happy to resolve problems.


Treasurer Report

  • At the YDA meeting in SLC we learned other chapters have a good amount of money. Rebecca and Alex are working on a fundraising plan to start fundraising more aggressively.


Membership Report

  • 7 online signups for June. 4 so far in July.
  • Physical sign ups and online signups need work to be reconciled. Melissa wants to discuss using VoteBuilder for events.
  • If anyone has an old tablet that can be used for in person event sign ups let Melissa know. Michael Bakshi offered a laptop.
  • Training for VoteBuilder is being offered with Mass Dems.


Board Retreat

  • August 4th- Save the date!
  • Rebecca is trying to get her office space.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will be the focus of the retreat. Breakout sessions in the afternoon as well.


Questionnaire Responses

  • 6 responses so far. Liana will share an excel spreadsheet with questionnaire responses.


Endorsing The NASTY Women Act

  • All support, 0 oppose, 0 abstain
  • Passed


Endorsing The Wage Theft Bill

H1033 / S2327

  • All support, 0 oppose, 0 abstain
  • Passed


Endorsing The At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act of 2018

HR 1925 and HR 4998

  • All support, 0 oppose, 0 abstain
  • Passed


Endorsing The College For All Act

  • All support, 0 oppose, 0 abstain
  • Passed


Joining Progressive Democrats of America ICE petition

  • Create a statement that reflects this and capture nuance that we are having in discussion (what will replace it, national security, cite hiring practices, rogue agency), link to petition to encourage our members to sign it
  • Sharon to write, liana to edit