34th District Democrats
Puget Ridge Common House
Meeting called to order at 7:05 by Chair David Ginsberg
King County — Les reported that there was a resolution to allow the board to elect a new chair
without PCO input, thereby preventing the need for an expensive election for an organization
that is essentially bankrupt. According to their bylaws, a vice chair cannot assume the chair.
Outreach – Karen and Steve report that the Cambodian New Year’s is the 28th.
Green Life Section at Summerfest will cost $175. Waiting for their Board to approve the application.
June will see Burien Pride on the 2nd.
Strawberry Festival, Morgan Junction event and the State Convention are all on the same day. Nick will be working Vashon again this year.
Events – Hoping for a big turnout at the Duwamish Alive Pigeon Point Earth Day Clean Up.
Planning is getting underway for the Garden Party.
Finance – Katie met with Gina to discuss how reporting could be simplified and how to limit our financial exposure.
What info do we wish we had?
Performance vs. Budget
Performance vs. Long Term Goal – 2020 Caucus
Relative Reliability of sources of income.
Cost per meeting at the Hall
Cost per member.
How many days (less caucuses expenses) of operating expenses are on hand?
7:33 Sister District Discussion –
Dow will be getting involved.
31st, 8th, and 47th are under consideration.
Decision made on the 47th.
7:45 KCDCC Dues are $800
Les made a motion to pay which was seconded and passed.
Gina will be instructed to pay.
8:05 Resolution –
Martha Koester has presented a resolution to open VoteBuilder to all Dem candidates.
There is no litmus test in the resolution. Current rules state that the candidate must be endorsed before access is granted. MSP to send back to Martha to reword.
Second resolution presented to urge Gov. Inslee to not send troops to help the Border Patrol. Resolution fails to get the votes to present to the membership.
8:20 Program –
May – Senate Candidates
June – Primary Endorsements
July – Primary Endorsements
August – Possibly no meeting? If there is one, Michael Taylor-Judd is willing to chair.
8:31 Good of the Order –
Initiative 1631 dealing with carbon emissions will be on the agenda for the next meeting.
Next E-Board meeting to be at Katie’s house. Address to follow.