Board Meeting Agenda

Coastside Progressive Democrats Board Meeting

  • Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 at 7:30pm
  • 504 Avenue Alhambra, Third Floor, El Granada, CA 94018

Item 1—Introductions (1 min per person)

Tell us what you’ve been up to since our July Board meeting

Item 2— Meeting Minutes

Approve July 22, 2017 meeting minutes

http://coastsideprogressive.org/board-meetings/2017/7/22/board-meeting-wed-july-26-2017

Item 3—Pay Membership Dues

Please bring cash so Bud can open a bank account

  • $20.00 per member
  • $10.00 seniors over 62, students, and non-voting members
  • $1.00 for youth under 18

Item 4—Purpose and Goals

  • Mission/Vision
  • Goals for 2017/2018
  • Civic Engagement Workshop

Item 5—Committees

Discussion about activating committees

All committee Chairs shall report the activities of their committees at each Board Meeting, in person or by written report. Each Board member shall serve on at least one standing committee. 

Membership & Program

Responsible for increasing the membership, planning membership meetings, and membership activities

Plan Next General Membership Meeting/Event/Training

  • James
  • Beth
  • All Hands On Deck

Endorsements & Candidate Development

Responsible for candidate training, candidate outreach/communications, organize endorsement interviews, and organize endorsement meetings.

  • Sabrina
  • Ed

Outreach & Communications

Responsible for informing the public and membership about CPD news and activities. Develop and maintain the CPD website and social media accounts. Publish CPD newsletters and email blasts. Responsibilities include developing content, design, and distribution.

  1. Branding & Signage (Beth, 3 min)
  2. Publish CPD Newsletter: content, design, and email list
  3. Social media updates
  • James
  • Glenn
  • Beth
  • Dayla
  • Brent

Finance

Financial oversight, develop a yearly CPD budget, review Controller reports, review fundraising plan produced by the President and Vice-President.

  • Bud

Item 6—Delta Tunnels (Bud, 5 min)

What is CPD position on the proposed tunnels? What if anything can we do about this?

Lawsuit http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/fish/pdfs/8_20_17_WaterFix_Petition.pdf

News

Avalanche of Lawsuits Against Delta Tunnels Hit The Courts!

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/21/1692067/-Avalanche-of-Lawsuits-Against-Delta-Tunnels-Hit-The-Court

Environmentalists, fishing groups file lawsuits to block Delta tunnels plan

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/29/environmentalists-fishing-groups-file-lawsuit-to-block-delta-tunnels-plan/

Dozens are suing to block Delta tunnels. Will it matter? http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/delta/article168497632.html

A nearly $17-billion water project is being planned for California. What will it cost the Southland? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-tunnels-cost-20170814-story.html

Opinion: Twin tunnels project jeopardizes stability of your water rates

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/08/01/opinion-twin-tunnels-project-jeopardizes-stability-of-your-water-rates/

County claims tunnels would ‘devastate’ Delta http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170821/county-claims-tunnels-would-devastate-delta

Item 7—Upcoming Events

Bay Area White Nationalist & Antifa Events

Crissy Field, San Francisco, Sat. Aug. 26 at 2:00pm

Civic Center Park, Berkeley, Sun. Aug. 27 at 1:00pm

To counter-protest or not? (Beth, Sabrina & James, 5 min)

  • It’s up to the individual
  • Discussion

Peaceful Resistance Training (Beth, 5 min)

In an age where there is so much violence and anger, how can we hone our skills to be constructive activists who can have peaceful resistance and cultivate skills to have conversations with people who oppose our values? How can we co-create respectful dialogue? Beth would like some training in this area. Is this of interest to anyone else?

News

With all-hands-on-deck police action, Bay Area cities prepare for ‘free speech’ rallies

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/22/with-all-hands-on-deck-police-action-bay-area-cities-prepare-for-free-speech-rallies/

Why States Should Ban Guns From Political Rallies

http://time.com/4910900/first-amendment-second-amendment-charlottesville/

Tensions grow inside ACLU over defending free-speech rights for the far right

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-aclu-tensions-20170817-story.html

Item 8—Past Events

Sizzling Resistance Summer BBQ—Aug 12

  • A Fundraiser for SMC DEM Campaign Headquarters
  • Sabrina & Brent volunteered, setup CPD table & staffed table
  • Printed emergency Banner for SMC DEM BBQ (cost $65.00)

Healthy California at Outside Lands

Item 9—Election Integrity (Brent Turner-3 min)

Open Source Voting Systems

Item 10—Lightening Round (1 min per person)

Fair Rents 4 Pacifica (Sabrina)

Website http://www.fairrents4pacifica.org

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/FairRents4Pacifica

Item 11—Adjourn

Next Board Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at 7:30pm

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