DWC November Meeting
2:13AM Nov 17, 2020
I'd like it.
Like the lyrics. Yeah, I like it. I'll be right back and get somebody from a printer.
Tori where you being the DJ.
No that was Susan. I want to know what that song is I want to play it again. Susan so yeah chose that.
And then it went off.
It's a, it's a, it's a billy yeah Billy Eilish john did you put it in the chat, what it was.
Oh it's Billy Eilish. Mm hmm. to new song. It's very cool. Yeah, I like that. Yeah. Yeah. What's the lyrics to it.
I didn't know you were so hip Susan. Well, I have a hip, hip guy. Ah,
now you know. No, you know, it's all
all john. Yeah. No, it's not all john Billy Eilish, therefore I am so sorry and that's okay that was a cool song.
I'm going to paste the link to the agenda.
Oh. JOHN put it on chat.
No no I should be able to do this. No but john put it on chat
for oily fish, oh yeah he did, yeah.
Chuck thank you john John's got the agenda on there too now. I was struggling with it. Okay. Okay. And I also have,
um, I also have made up the duties for the President. Guys, didn't you
so soon do you want to post those and put it in the chat, there's a link. I'm doing
It's a different spreadsheet on john, I can't find it.
There it is. Yeah. Okay. All right. And there's the duties for the President. So you can take a look at that.
everybody who should come in. Um.
Anybody interested. We have people. That's good. That means we built a bench. That's great. So, anyway. Um, okay. I've been wanting to do YouTube.
Are you only looking for a president right now.
Oh, I don't know.
We don't know. We don't know and i i posted the duties. So, I'm sorry, everybody wants and I estimated as best I could, the time commitment. Um, and john put it in a spreadsheet, so that we could have everyone could have some kind of idea of what the time timeframe is going to be, what.
So Susan when I was talking to rosmond about the presidency not that I'm not not not not me.
But other clubs have a person who does the newsletter, and it's not the president. Right.
And so, wouldn't it be nice if we may be trying out some of those john would be great if I was thinking that maybe in the bylaws we would, if we weren't looking at the bylaws that we would put that into the bylaws so that it's a separate from the president separate responsibility and duty. Okay, do the President and I thought that would be something that we could work on when we work on the bylaws.
Therefore, it would make it
very clear picture of exactly, whose responsibility is what
right okay right and it would be great if we could find someone who could do just do the social media and really do social media and do it right, because there's all kinds of opportunities with Instagram and Reddit and, and we just don't, we don't you know it's all to do with marketing, where we want to market, and we don't really market with Facebook as the population.
Since you put me on that. Oh, my. Sorry. Do on Facebook and it tells me how many people, and how many, how I can boost. And I'm thinking, Well I don't know how to do
i do i well i don't you know i, we don't advertise as much as we could. Hi. Tammy are gorgeous. you look for. Oh my goodness. Like recovered. Yay. Yes, that was superb she was, um, and, oh I forgot to put on. Okay, on the duties of the president there's one thing I forgot to put on. And I will add it, and that's if you file an ethics violation, is how much time would you say that Chuck, Tiffany Would you say that would have been an extra 10 hours.
You mean just to go through the process and fill it out and then
testify do testimony, because I'm trying to what I'm trying to do is step is the duties of a president. Um,
I think probably that's accurate I mean that doesn't include all of sort of the anxiety and worry and referral
stuff. No. No, it
doesn't. But yeah, I
mean, it took.
I think it depends on the, the thoroughness. But you know, in my case I had a lot of material, and it took a long time to pull it together it took it took me. It took me the better part of two full days working on it. Just, just for my part. So, it, you know,
I'm a testimony and then you have in the you had testimony to, and the testimony took.
Six hours. Would you say six hours. I,
I don't remember it taking quite that long,
but it turns out for two to two sessions. Maybe it maybe it did.
Maybe it was that long, I don't, I don't remember that I just remember spending, the better part of maybe two eight hour days, pulling together the information that I've submitted. But granted I have a lot I had a lot of material.
So, yeah, may I ask Rosemount a question. Sure, yes, right here. Hi, um, you mentioned, reviewing your bylaws Can you tell me what the status of that project is
what I'll do is I'll speak about that here. So this gives me time at the agenda on the agenda to do that. And then I'll speak more about it.
Thank you. You're very welcome.
We have a lot of things we need to
let's see, let's see who else Amica has joined, Sam. We've got case problems. I don't see Brett here, Elise, the famous, the famous Miss PIP canal and is here.
Andrea Yeah, I'm
Miss, Miss famous Pipkin Alan, are we going to be able to see your lovely face.
We've just been texting all day. That's not fair. I know, um, I will show it to you for one minute. Okay, all right, perfect, perfect.
Hello, and congratulations on being honored yesterday. Oh, thank you very nice, really nice. Hello. Yeah, yeah, who are Dr. Webber sorority. Yes, yes, yes. Someone said hello and I know I said hello. Um, I like that. You're gonna have to teach me how to do that at some point, always. Oh, okay. I'll do it for you. Thank you. Appreciate
meeting that's why I'm going away. Right,
I already did. Everybody saw me Greece and then an apron. so I have you forgotten anymore. So,
so, so Kathy Are you all recovered.
Yeah, I mean it's it's really a slow recovery, where one day you'll feel really good. And then the next day you'll just feel terrible again. So I guess that's pretty common.
Thank you. I
mean I did I did get a shower today, but I really spent the most. I've got most of the last six weeks in bed so it's been it's been bad, it sucks. So I just keep, just keep on thinking about will swimming in the surf at La Jolla Shores, so I'm hoping I'll get my strength back someday.
He's a little younger caffeine.
I know and I just spoke to my doctor this morning and I said, should I push myself a little bit more and they said no, don't push.
Oh wow, okay. So they said to come back in for another chest X ray before I try, exercising or anything so.
But did I also see you're back at work.
Yes, I will. I started working from home a couple weeks ago which is perfect, But I did go and work on campus. Friday and Saturday, and it was pretty grueling. So, yeah,
I. That's another thing is that if you do exert yourself and you can plan to spend the next couple days, recovering. So, yeah. Oh, yeah.
And let me tell you how I got it from the most minimal contact ever. One of my household members is a grocery worker and he got sick, and I had only seen him for less than five minutes. When he was contagious. And I got it. So,
Catherine was nice to me I wasn't even
considered a close contact of his and I was the only one in the family that got it. So,
were you wearing masks.
No Okay y'all hear me.
Yes, hi Andre is a new viewer I cannot hear you. I may have to drop out and come back. Okay, okay.
We weren't asked, but we weren't close and we were outside so I was wondering. He was fine, and chatted with me for a couple of minutes, and then. Yeah. Four days later he got his positive result and then a week later I was sick.
So, I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry I'm glad you're I'm glad you're on the mend and your hair looks fabulous. Well, thank
COVID home home made haircuts.
Mine doesn't look as good.
Well it's easier with curls. They hide every scissor air you make.
Hi, Susan, can you hear me.
Yes. Who is that yes,
yes. Okay, so I'm I'm all good for me and I can hear you now. Great. Okay,
Andre yeah we can. Okay, thank you.
got about three more minutes, what do you what do you think Sean Do you want to play that you want to play mother song for us.
I, we just want to talk how do we how do we want to do that.
What do they want to do you want to hear that song again.
No a different song. Does he have a different song. Yeah, he
does. Yeah, yeah. I'm the one that. Um, let's see the one that. Madame woman, put a woman in charge.
I love that one. We all do. We all like that one. I think that'll get us a rousing start. But we have to get two minutes. It's still awkward.
Yeah. Okay. My name is Julie. And the stranger. I don't know.
Yes. Right, right, artists. Okay, this is the right time.
That was good. I like that
better started way back in the beginning with from my boss. He said, And he said the border wall standing over the brink of disaster. We've got the term. Verb. We need the sister. She's got the power to change the room. Just got something. When
Okay. Oh, it's good timing. Okay, so let's see, do we have at the moment, any members. How many people do we have 3040, participants. And we don't have to respond. Can you check quorum to see if we have quorum yet.
We won't. I'm going to call the meeting to order. Um, okay,
well we don't have much to vote on. And that'll be later in the evening so hopefully we'll have some okay so
do we have quorum.
Checking, hold on a second. Let's
bring him over. And, and under, under st Julian is a new member also. So we have two new members on right now. They can't vote, but they can definitely. Um, we can definitely talk, and they count, or where, where's Alexa.
See, we have a
and we have. Michelle Monica can vote by not guests.
A Quorum is just as quorum is judging. Just members.
Just members. Because members are still coming in Susan I will have that.
Okay. All right. Okay, so Oh john says we have porn. Okay. Um, so I want to. So, right now, since we have quorum and we have posted in the, in the chat, the Google document that that's for the agenda. Everyone wants to take a look at it, please. Um, it's the first one. It's the first one. Just. For those of you who have two screens. It's really easy to take it out. Post then copy it, and then put it into the browser window of your other screen. It's amazing. I learned how to do this. So, are you sharing, okay john sharing.
All right, Sam.
So, do I hear a motion to approve the minutes. I so move. Thank you, Elise, we do have a second.
is that Jim. Yep. Hi, Jim. Hi. Okay, it's a second. Okay. Any discussion. All right, hearing them. I'm all in favor of approving the agenda. Aye. Aye. Aye.
Aye, I love
it. Are there any, are there any days, which is that way are you Any nays. Okay, genda agenda is approved, okay. So I want to introduce to everyone, um, your officers that are on board here that we'll be addressing you and talking to you. The. I'm Susan peynado for those of you who are new. I'm the club president current club president, and our VP external is Rama Saeed and I don't see Rama, but we have our, our internal is Dr. Rebecca fielding Miller, and she is accompanied by Esther, the bay.
And then our current secretary is Kathy Hyatt. I can we like caffeine here. See if I can spotlight you. Hi. Okay, whoops what happened to Kathy asked you took over. That's good. Okay, there we go. And, um, and then our treasure Rosamond two is right here and I am going to spotlight Rosamond. Why does not just know what not work there she is. There's. Hi, followed by everybody and Rosie is actually important officer
but she is where she is. There's just absolutely no, it's just hands down. I'm where I'm at the moment, I'm going to remove the spotlights john Are you Can you do that for me right now so I can, I can look at the screen and make sure that I know that duck cases here, I'd like to recognize, I don't think there's, are there any visiting electeds. Here, unmute yourself and let us know. Um, has say a I mean actual elected to serving in office at this very moment, I don't see anyone. Okay, so those are what I'd like to recognize a dead case
back in a second. Okay. Okay, so
you'll be back in a minute. okay.
No, I'm fine. I've just somebody called me just did you call me so I'm going to call them back in a second. As the president pro Tim was up for election this year, and she won with over, almost two thirds of the vote against an unknown opponent.
Thank you said, Why don't you tell us some some people may be new to politics, and we say President Pro Tem they may not quite understand what you're talking about.
Okay. Thank you. My name is Doug Casey and I am the Political Affairs Director for Senate President Pro Tem Tony Atkins, who is the leader of the California Senate. And as I was mentioning as she just got reelected by a two to one margin over a Republican who nobody really knows who she is. And so most of her time was really spent in helping to elect democrats and other races, particularly in the State Senate, and as a result we were able to successfully elected two additional Democrats to the State Senate. So we now have a total of 31. Democrats, which is a record, there hasn't been that many Democrats in the state senate since, 1883, it would be a good trivia question for Keith Bishop so that trivia. And we picked up two seats in Orange County, one of them was a Josh Newman who was recalled because of the gas tax that Carl DeMaio arranged that and so it was a vindication for him to be reelected, or elected once again. And also a David men took a seat that was previously held by Republican in Orange County, and so we're looking forward to the next session, which begins in December, and look forward to coming back on a regular basis and giving your reports. Oh, thank you.
Thank you, Doug.
Um, are there any other electeds are representatives of electric it's
actually the question for Doug. Okay. Hi, Mary, do you still there.
I was just wondering was one of the races we picked up Christy.
I want to say Christie Hill in Orange County.
That wasn't the State Senate race.
Okay, okay, okay.
Yeah, that was congressional.
Yep. You're right. Thank you. Okay, no problem.
Thank you. I was playing around and I really shouldn't be. And I ended up spotlighting Barbara when I meant to mark so I'm sorry, I'm sorry Barbara. I'm Ruth, a self and ask the question, what you have your hand raised. Oh yes, I
wanted to ask Doug the question. Okay, Doug. Rob again. Doug.
What is your prediction is whether or not. Tony would go to the US Senate tag.
He's on his phone call. Okay, well, we'll ask him later when he comes back We're
taking that phone call. Yeah,
yeah he took the phone call. Okay, so there are there any other candidates who are successful. I'll give you just a chance to recognize yourself and to tell us. I see Tiffany. So, Tiffany won her race so Tiffany tell us what race you won.
Good evening everyone. Yes, I won my race and in no small part thanks to the efforts of the Democratic Women's Club. I'm very grateful and very grateful to Susan penedo for all your help and your support with the ethics complaints that we filed. I won my race, and I wanted in a landslide we did something remarkable we beat someone who has been in San Marcos politics since the mid 1990s. So, there was that. And then there was also running against someone who's been censured by the Democratic Party, and several of you if you've attended one of these meetings, you know who I'm talking about. And you know, the challenges they're in. So I am so grateful for all of your help. I'm grateful for your support and I'm just, I'm ready to get to work. Thank you. Thank you again Oh
Tiffany, God Tiffany Jose, I see you, you want, didn't you didn't you want when your array so what the one of the two positions.
Yes. Hey, everybody who said already yes here, National City Council Member elect, and my oldest daughter is here at elite
but I just wanted to swing by and say thank you thank you all so much for the support that you provided in our race, we were successful in unseating two incumbents in National City. The other winner was Marcus bush. But I'm really proud of the effort that we put forth this election cycle. I believe that we became victorious because we created a very wide coalition of folks are very supportive of our campaign. You know, and I harped on the same economic issues that we strongly believe in. We want to make sure to fight for working families during this time, where a lot of families are struggling to get by. And so that is what we kept saying over and over and over again and it really resonated with a lot of National City residents. I am though making photos. Just really quickly out we have a very big decision to make in our port in National City. And next, next month we're going to decide who our next port Commissioner is, I really am pushing for a woman to be selected. I would only be the second woman serving in our court district and so I believe we really need a woman's representation at our court so I will get surprised
at that and keep us keep us apprised of that and we appreciate that. Yeah, no, I can see why you want women you got two strong ones right there,
four daughters, actually.
Oh my goodness. Thanks Jose thank you I'm gonna skip along, I'm gonna skip along to lock powered Rob did not win, but Rob. Um, we want to thank Rob for being a candidate, Rob, you want to. You want to poke your head out just for a minute just to say hi,
everybody again I want to also thank those of you who I got a chance to work with. Yeah, and just say that we're not done a lot of the candidates in Oceanside talked about changes we need to make and I challenge every candidate stay engaged, stay in the fight we got a lot of work to do. We're back to what looks to be a for one Republican majority in Oceanside, so we're gonna have to press really hard and get our candidates out for 2022 we have two majority minority districts that are up, so we're ready.
Okay. Have a great time.
Thank you. Thank you. Now, are there any other is a list list. Okay, thank you. Please leverage two lists are you. Yeah. We spotlight lists,
yeah hey how are you
sorry we're watching the football game right now to well listening to the meeting but I just wanted to stop
in and say hi.
Thank you everyone for your support and meant so much to
me to have the Women's Club support, and we're not done in these county we're still working so if you live in the East County area. Please help us. Join us we're planning on building our democratic base over the next two years, and getting a lot more volunteers so that we can get more democrats elected up and down the ballot so thank you guys so much.
Thank you. Thank you, Lois. Okay. So, is there anyone else. Before I go into the people, we do have Lorna's Oh, I'm so sorry Laura Where are you,
where are you,
I'm the one if you're not ready we'll give you a second.
I'm ready, I'm right here. Okay. So I really want to say I appreciate all the support. As you guys know, I
didn't win but I got closer than anybody has under the circumstances and I learned a lot, and I really appreciate all the great people I got to know and i'll continue to champion the issues that matter to me.
We are, it was a delight to get to know you, and we're proud. We're proud of you, Sam and Sam is here too. Okay, Sam, do you want to do you want to give us an update on your, your nail biter race. Yes, I
would. But first I want to say how grateful I am to all of the members, and particularly to Yvonne and Rose Amman and Susan who have been almost texting daily
or commenting with me daily. I'm hanging on I'm five behind. We have eight, some 800 votes to still count. I'm determined to win. But I'm very grateful to be five points behind in a race where I was expected to have been blown out of the water. But I cannot begin to tell you how much this club
is like the North Star to me, and the touchstone that I rely on, because when I start to feel a little down or a little nervous or a little worried. I think about all the great women that are part of this club and it
inspires me daily. So thank you, everyone.
Um, Sam was actually one of our first members, and she was on our first endorsement committee, way back when.
Um, okay, anybody next Is there anyone else. Okay, we have some people that want to that I want to address us right now we're going to give you a few minutes, that are running for inner party positions. I know that everyone is one. Everyone Do you want to speak to us. Yes, we try to keep it really short. Okay, I'll be really quick. Okay. All right. Sorry.
Hi everyone this is Evelyn on draw today I just wanted to announce my candidacy for the East area vice chair of the Democratic Party. I'm hoping to get the support of this club I've been a member for the last two years and have been active with the party since moving to San Diego in 2018. Some of my goals include making our area more diverse and inclusive and recruiting more candidates especially women and women of color, but also ensuring that we grow our volunteer base and have grow our fundraising efforts to make sure that not only do we recruit them but we have the support that is needed to help get them elected so I hope I have your support and your race, your race. In January, so the election will be January 12. Okay,
did you repeat the office. Yes,
I am running for the East area, Vice Chair of the San Diego Democratic Party. And so those that are on the Central Committee, specifically the East area caucus will be able to vote in my race. Thank you. All
right, is there anyone else who might be running for any other offices or forever hold your peace. Because I'm gonna go also. I'm sorry.
Are you talking about eight items. Also,
we're well, if you could have a minute, but we're going to go into a demo, you know, it was the whole thing the whole process was totally offended. Yeah. And so we're gonna, that's what we're going to be our meetings going to be about,
I just didn't know if I'm running for eight hours. Okay, that's it. That was
a shame. Thank you. Okay. All right, so, so we are going to. We're heading right into, into the AGM race, um, for some of you that are new, you, you may not know what we're talking about. But there are every
there are there's a race called the assembly district assembly district.
District, election, and what it is you elect seven men and seven women to represent you with escaped at the state party level, they go to the convention. And they, they represent your issues and you will you elect them the democratic body from that assembly district has the opportunity to vote in this election. And in the past. Some people ran for what's called the executive board of the party, and I am the executive board member, and in the 78th assembly district. To me, the executive board is what makes decisions, and then presents them to the body at the convention. And this past weekend wasn't an executive board meeting of a state party. And we are considered how to run a caucus meeting in a pandemic. And as everyone knows, it's predicted that the pandemic is going to be a lot worse in January. The staff had recommended that the state party staff had recommended that we have drop off points and mail in balance but people would also be able to drop off ballots in person in in a parking lot on the days of that were designated for, for, for the caucus event. The problem with that is that it rains. In January, it's cold in January, and in the northern parts of the district of a state gets knows. So that, and we couldn't figure out. Anyway, at least the, the executive board members, and many of them, and many, many of the regional directors could not figure out a way to have such a meeting. Such a without having coffee, having contact and Michelle kreuk who's who's up. Up next, argued, very reasonably that that does disenfranchise some people who do not have computers are people who do not have sight, or they have certain disabilities. So Michelle I'm gonna introduce Michelle Cruz, and she is our regional 20 district. I'm director. So Michelle, it's all yours. Your mute your mute. Let me see if I can unmute you.
Am I unmuted now,
now you're unmuted Yes. Okay.
Thank you Susan and I'm also a longtime member of the club.
Yes you are. I.
So with the A dem elections, you know as Susan said on many of the other regional directors didn't just didn't want to have an impersonal thing. I feel strongly that it's important that we have options, especially for homeless people, etc. Two years ago I went to the voices of the city specifically to get them engaged and there was like five or six of them that were very interested in did participate. But anyway, the bottom line is Susan asked me to give a status report of where we're going to be at with the assembly district elections. they were originally scheduled for January 9 and 10, or January 23 and 24th. They sandwich the Martin Luther King birthday weekend, and it's every other year, so it's every two years in the odd year right after the presidential election. So as of today and as of yesterday's vote. We are going, they are going to be virtual, and there will be some additions and I'm really looking for some brilliant ideas from anywhere, of how we can expand the ability. Staying virtual of people to be able to participate. So one of the things they are going to do is there will be a call in number. And people can register for their ballot, by phone by calling the California Democratic Party and the website went live. And it is a dem ad e m dot kadem ca d n if someone wants to put this in the chat.org, that is the website if you are interested in being a candidate. And it is also the same website that you are going to be sending people to, to ask them to request a mail in ballot. Both of those links are live and to run for a damn you know as Susan said you just have to be a democrat registered in that district. Normally we would actually be able to register people as Democrats if they're npps, you know, at the site. But I don't know what the how they're going to take care of that. As of, again today. January, 11 is the very last day that you can request a mail in ballot. All of the ballots will need to be received by January 27 to be counted. And if you're interested in money. And again, it's, it's seven women, but the other verbiage is seven identified non females. So that would include men, or trans fluid, whatever verbiage. But there's seven women that are elected and then seven non identified, or not identified from each assembly district. This year one of the changes is going to be that as Susan mentioned she ran for executive board. In the past we've had two separate elections that those of you who have participated in the past, which was cumbersome and complicated for people to understand that they needed to separate ballots, put in two separate ballot boxes. This time you mark the box. If you are running for assembly district delegate there's a box it says, Are you also interested in running for executive board. So of those people that actually win the assembly district election, and have marked the box that they wish to be considered for executive board, the highest vote bill vote getter will be designated as the executive board member for that assembly district. There's, there is the possibility of a waiver, or the opportunity to request a waiver. Oh, I guess I should have said there's a $30 candidate charge. There's no charge for running for getting your mail invalid and in fact the postage will be paid.
But if you are running as a candidate, they'll ask you to, to go on to a second say, and that that's a payment site of $30, but I did check today. A couple of those directions are being updated. They're not updated yet. And that's one of them. So there is the opportunity to run and ask for a waiver, and all you need to do is to email the party at a firstname.lastname@example.org, and request a waiver. And there's. I mean that's that's essentially what's gonna happen is that they are going all of these mail in ballots are going to be counted. And with a third party vendor they get it Scantron. And it's up to you as a candidate to do your due diligence to get your friends and neighbors who are registered as Democrats, or you need to make sure they get registered as Democrats, before they send in that ballot. And, yeah, so maybe I'll just go with questions, or maybe get a sense from the room, of how many people have actually participated in the ADM election process, either as a candidate or as a voter. Um, maybe they can do the Yes button and john you can just give me an idea if we have a room that's pretty experienced or if they're all brand new.
May I say something. Okay. Yes.
I see in what. In what manner I
Yeah, it was just a general idea, like,
um, you know i've
i've actually run a couple times and was horribly discouraged last time, because everybody's a slate.
And so if we're not part of a slate. Where do we fit. So I would suggest you create a slate. I mean, you know, if you've got to. It's like any campaign Mary. You've got to figure out what's going to get the word out to the most amount of boulders. So if you have a big enough family. You know how. Then that works, but otherwise. It's that, that isn't really something I can answer, but just like any campaign. That's going to be up to the candidate to, you know, do you know there's always the possibility there's a few people not very many that actually buy a database. You can buy a database from the register voters. You can ask to purchase that if you're good with data, or you can actually get an account with PDI or boatbuilder. But otherwise it's going to be up to you and it's harder in the pandemic because we're not out, you know, letting people know, but people in the room have other suggestions, but I guess, you know, to me it's get some friends of yours, and run as a team so that you can, you know, your own people.
I appreciate that Michelle but, yeah, but at least at least you're muted.
I do want to also make a comment that if you're going to run for a gym, you have to you have to be a registered Democrat. By November the search. And Michelle while we're waiting for at least. I'm good.
So, I'd run for the a dance twice. I won both times and last time I won and I was also an eboard member. I was always on a slate so I want to know what's your How is that going to work. If you're betting on a slate. And everybody has a separate ballot. And I'm not really clear on how the slates are going to be counted.
So, the slates aren't counted ever even in the real election, they would never count, it was up to the group of people to pass it out at church, pass it out into the room. And then people had the ability to come walking with a slate, just like people have the ability to walk in with their sample ballot. When they come, you know, to vote. So, if I were running, you know, with a slate, I would be expecting. My friends, the other people on my sleeve to be passing that out, either by making phone calls or, you know, doing social media. Obviously, social media, you know, pictures of all the people that you want to do it, but it. The advantage of a slate is obviously that each of you has a different group of people that you can do outreach for. So they're not.
Yeah, I understand that. I'm just wondering. Okay.
Thank you. And thank you, Michelle for presenting this information to us. I was hoping to verify something with you I just wanted to ask, because I believe I remember hearing that if somebody tries to register for a ballot and a dem ballot, or register as a, a dem candidate, and they're either not currently registered as a Democrat or not registered to vote at all, that they receive a prompt, or a notification, letting them know as well as a link being provided to them to register to vote as a Democrat, is that correct.
So I believe that's true for people who wish to vote.
You know, your, your friends and neighbors that you're getting to vote for you. But you had to run as a candidate, you had to have already been registered as a Democrat. By November 3 as Susan said. So if you were not registered it's too late for running as a candidate. Thank you Michelle. And that's always been the rule that you had to have already been a registered Democrat.
I would like for you, Michelle to go into to to how to actually apply to remind people not to do it
in. Yes, yes, it says, excellent point. So something that obviously Susan and I have had experience with is when you're doing the actual application at a demo.kadem.org. The first thing you're going to do is just fill out your general information, and then you're where you're registered to vote, your mailing address and phone number, email, and then you're prompted about the money. And then you get a confirmation, the confirmation email will then give you a link. And, the link will actually allow you to write a 2400 character, which I am, which includes faces 2400 characters, which I understand is roughly 416 words. But you can have to do it like on Microsoft Word and actually do a word count or a character count and include that. You can also use a link, you can include a link I did check this today with CVP, you'll be able to do 2400 characters statement, as well as a link to a video on your own platform, meaning Facebook or YouTube that you create your own platform you're allowed to include the link for that as well. On the application. Now, what Susan is alluding to is the final link where you're writing your statement is very unforgiving. So you cannot make mistake. That's not where you want to do your editing, you want to do your editing on a Microsoft Word doc or some other Google Doc, and then basically copy it and paste it into the actual link that says this is your 2400 characters because any mistake you make on that like if you only get through the first sentence and hit Submit by accident. They will not make any changes. So that's why we're saying that it's very unforgiving. So just make sure that you have it perfectly the way you want it to be with the proper grammar that you want to use. And that you want to read it and reread it and make sure that it flows well, and then copy it and paste it once you know that you're under that 2400 characters, because again, they will cut it off at that level at
And then you want to paste that into the actual document and include a link if you wish to for a video that I, that's pretty much it and they will send you a confirmation. The dates
from yesterday November 15 through December, 15. It's exactly those dates that you're able to actually apply to run. If you haven't applied by December 15 again it'll be too late. Even though the election itself is not until January, but November 15 through December 15 is the date to get your applications in. From what I understand, the placement on the ballot is actually going to be determined by when you fill out that first part of the application. So the sooner you do that, you know, you'll have a better placement on the ballot. Yeah. Anything else using that.
Yeah, I think I think it's imperative that you have to get your voters to register. And they have to be registered by what what date was there a specific day, they cannot vote for you. Unless Unless they're registered to vote for you, because their registration as Democrats is checked.
Yet, though, right, so January, 11 is the last day you can request that valid I have not heard that they have to be registered. They have to be registered when the party checks, though, and I'll go back if there's an actual date that they actually have to be registered as a Democrat in order to just vote. I don't
have time to vote i think is what I understood from yesterday.
That's my understanding is. So January. 7 is the date that everything is due into the California Democratic Party, and that day, is when they plan to forward it to the counting house,
would you repeat that date again please.
January, 11 is the day that they said is the last day you can request a ballot being held to home, or to wherever you press January, 11,
but the last day to be received is when
done. This is complicated, and any of us, I'm available if anybody needs help with anything. And somebody made a comment about slights, um, and it seems to be a shame. It's it you have to get a certain number of people out to vote for you. And it's easier to do with us once. If you're a real competitor. It's possible to win. If you are not honestly, but it's a lot more work.
Any, any, any other questions. Anybody have questions or anything else. Is this clear as mud everybody. No. Thank you Susan belatedly Thank you. Okay.
I don't want to. I don't want to be harsh about people trying to do it on their own and obviously that sounds like the most democratic, you know way of doing it but it's kind of like if you're a candidate. And for school board or water board or whatever or, you know, city council, you're not going to be able to win doing it on your own.
too much voter contact required
work anyway politics is teamwork. Essentially,
I do well I just have a comment. My involvement was just voting for Dr. Doreen when she ran. And I had never heard of it and when I went up there. I mean there were no signs or any, there was no publicity whatsoever for this election. Going there people had put little pop up canopies and we're serving food. And then when we went inside there was nowhere to really mark the ballot. So we were all leaning against the wall with our with our bags. Looking for pistols, it was,
it was kind of disorganized, but they had the musicians Hall on Marina Boulevard. And, you know, they carried on, and that's how it was done.
It's gotten a little bit more organized with clipboards and tables and things now. Okay, great.
First of all, that was a first year, there was an outstanding number of people that showed up to vote. That's not, it's not usually that much, and then the year after was even more next time
Misha How are you, I'm sorry I'm a little late. I had to attend to my parents, um, yeah I do have a question about the current am process. I know it's supposed to be counted in, in the capital instead of being counted in front of us where we can actually see if the voters are actually, you know, receive a certain amount of votes. So, how does the transparency thing work if we don't have access to, you know, soap.
So Alina, you probably haven't heard yet, but as of this past weekend, the entire process is virtual. It's no longer going to be in a physical place I argued against that, I feel it's really important that we have a, you know, an option, but I did not win. So the bottom line is, everything is going to be vote by mail. So everything is the same people. So you're gonna have to request a ballot and have everyone's still valid if you're going to be a candidate. You're going to go to a dem.kadem.org, and fill out the application candidates will automatically get a ballot sheet you don't have to fill out a separate one for yourself as well. But everything is being done at the Capitol and it's not going to be live streamed. A question was asked, because they are going to everything been mailed there by the 27th January 27 received by jet. Sorry, received by January 27 will be sent to a counting house, and they say their expectation is that hopefully will be done by February 1, but for sure, the first week in February. That's, that's how it's gonna run this I
think you'd be Michelle. Good.
Feels, feel free john if you want to put my phone number the new live phone number in the chat, I'm more than happy to talk to people, offline with any other specific questions or problems once you get, you know, to the site. They also said that there is now a link a tab on the regular kadem.org website. And I was gonna ask you john to check it and make sure, but they said that there's a tab that says a dense, and you should be able to access the information from there as well. All right.
Yeah, cuz my vision isn't great thank you john.
All right. Again,
call me anytime.
Yes. Okay. Can you hear me. Yes.
Okay. Um, I want to move on to the next thank you so much Michelle, and you know, I'm, I'm available to, to help John's available to help. We're all here and, and try to make it as, as, because neither one of us are running. So, make it as easy for us we can pre transition. So, now, I think all of you remember that this club endorsed proposition B, which passed, and we are. We have a new absolutely one of our newest club members is Andrea st Julian. She's a lawyer she's immediate past president of the Irby Guillain Barre Association, and co chair of San Diego for justice. And, and this is it's going to be. This is going to be an exciting we've passed it, and it's established as an independent independent commission to oversee the San Diego police department. So, missing Julian is going to walk us through how implementation of this is going to work. Thank you. It's all yours. Thank you Susan Thank you. So yes,
as Susan said measure B, created a commission on police practices, a really robust commission. And it did that through a, an amendment to the San Diego city charter. We won. And I have to say we won really big. We won with 75% of the vote, nobody thought that that was possible.
So we are really excited about it. So,
one of the reasons I'm here is of course to walk us through the steps of what's going to happen, but also to thank you.
totally an all hands on deck grassroots mentor, right, we didn't have, you know, money from across the state. No no no no, it was everybody getting out there grassroots, and everybody like you supporting us, so I'm going to do something also that I always regret afterwards but there are just a few people here that I just want to say, particularly thank you to again I want to thank the club itself you supported us you endorsed us, and you donate it to us and I'm eternally grateful to that. Genevieve who's on here, was tremendous era meek, Kathy you know you were great working with us. Elise, thank you so much for everything you did and Michelle crew you know all that you did for us. And of course, Doug case is on here and Doug has been also a great support so I just I just have to thank everybody because I'm so so grateful so. Okay, enough of that. Let's go on to the election results and how that's gonna play out. So, once the election results are certified state law requires that an amendment to a charter. Be chaptered before it goes into effect, and what chapters, essentially means is that it has to be officially published by the state right now because of COVID-19, it's looking like it takes about six weeks or two months for something to be chaptered. So we're looking at the commission and measure B, becoming official sometime around the end of January. Okay. So what's going to take place after that, a charter amendment is just essentially the bones
a commission, and that those bones need flesh and to put the flesh on those bones you need an ordinance, to get it you know a full and complete ordinance is going to take quite some time. So my understanding is that interim there's going to be an interim ordinance is going to be passed that's going to just put a little more flesh on it for it to, to, to be able to function at this point. The current CRB has asked me to join them in having a forum on November 30th between four and 6pm to ask the community, what do they want to see in the new commission, and what they would like that new ordinance to look like so if that is something of interest to you. Please. You know, join the forum on November 30 between four and six, I wish I had more information for you as to the zoom location and all of that. I don't quite have that information because we just pick the date today. But I can provide that information to Susan, when we get it and she can pass it along if you'd like. So, what is the big, huge immediate issue right now, today, with the commission. At the time that women occupy. And the other organizations presented the charter amendment to the San Diego city council we had a provision in there, that the new commission would the budget would include the money from the old lobby and it would just automatically transfer over. For some reason, the city decided to take that provision out, which means we have no funding for the new commission yet. So, what has to happen. Yeah. Don't ask me why they took that out, I don't know, I never explained to me. But what we need right now is in that interim ordinance, to get the commissioner up and running. We need to make sure that it has some immediate funding. Right now, my understanding is that our new mayor Todd Gloria has asked each of the city council members to let him know what their top priorities are, for the coming year. I would ask each of you to contact your city council member and let them know that when they talk to Todd, that they need to tell him that funding. The new commission and giving it some funding immediately is one of the top priorities on their list. Okay. That is hugely important hugely important. So once again, please call your council member, tell that council member to place on their list of top priorities, when they talk to Todd, the immediate funding of the, of the new commission. So that is really kind of a general outline of what the next steps are. And I didn't want to talk too long, but I and I, I am happy to answer any questions that you have. So I just kind of like to open it up for questions. Oh, Susan asked what is a CRP okay CR B is the predecessor to the current commission CRB is the community review board and Doug case is the immediate past president of the community Review Board. And that was the board that reviewed police misconduct. And it had, and continues to have a lot of very dedicated members. Unfortunately, the structure that they worked in was very limited. And so this new commission that what measure B did was it abolished the old this the current CRB, and it replaced it with a new robust condition. So What other questions do we have.
Okay. So I
have two questions. One is the, the, my understanding is that this new commission will be doing more than the CRB. And so, how much more budget will it need than what the CRV currently has before.
It's really funny I was talking to somebody today and, you know, when I first. When we first were looking at them and we kept asking the city, how much is the current budget of the CRV How much is it, and we kept getting a figure like of $700,000, you know, which wasn't accurate but we, no matter what we did. That's what we kept getting. Since, it looks like it began and it looks like measure he was going to pass all of a sudden the city was saying that the actual budget was $247,000. So, so it's like, Oh, okay. But along the process the city council asked, Andrew to price out what the new commission was going to cost, and she said that the most likely cost is going to be $1.1 million. Now there are a couple of places to get that money from at least some of that money. One of them is from us, obviously the currency RV so in the because the currency RV is abolished. So certainly that money should immediately go over. Also, you know we have cab, and I can't remember what cab stands for Doug, can you chime in and tell me what cab stands for. Citizens Advisory
Thank you The Citizens Advisory Board on police Community Relations.
Yes, I've talked to many people. And because the new Commission has such robust powers. A lot of people are telling me that they really don't see any reason for tab to continue. It is an advisory board. A lot of I won't go into all the things but most of you also know, you know, a lot of people don't feel there's any reason for cabinet and it was just, it's only a couple years old so a few years old.
by closing out cab, those funds can also come over to the new to the new commission. And I'm sure there are other similar places where that money can come from. I'm extremely well aware of the difficulties San Diego's having financially right now.
we need some funding immediately for the new commission, because without it, it simply can't function at all.
So, Rose. Oh yes, um,
thank you so much for coming to us tonight telling us about this this fabulous news.
Can you tell us a little bit about this robust structure that it has, for
sure. So, what is the first thing it is it is completely independent from a city, which the, the former CRB was not, it was the CRB was an advisory board to the mayor. This is an independent commission that does not report to the mayor. The current CRB has is limited to merely reviewing the findings and investigation of the police department itself. The new commission will have the power and in many cases or in some cases, the duty to do an independent investigation conducted by independent investigators that work for the commission itself. The new commission also has the ability to investigate other other complaints, as well as the duty to review all complaints. Additionally, one thing that oftentimes people have had difficulty was with was, you know, there are new reporting requirements for the police department, and many people felt that the police department was not really appropriately reporting, those figures facts and figures that they were supposed to be this new Commission has the, not just the power but the authority, it is required to oversee that recording process so that we know that those figures are being reported only. Also the new Commission has the power to review and make recommendations on the policies, practices and procedures of the police department, and it has one thing that really undergirds and supports this new commission is, it has the ability and actually the duty with respect to investigators to have its own investigators and also it has the ability to up to, to hire its own policy analysts, so it has that professional expertise that will help them help the commissioners make decisions on best practices for the police department, and it will have that experience and really the gravitas behind it, to make recommendations that the police department will take seriously, and that the community can we get behind. So that's it in a nutshell.
Thank you. Our last question I will Yvonne
Andrea So, so I have three real quick questions. Oh. Oh. Okay, so
the, the, the notice for the November 30 meeting. If we were part of San Diegans for justice will we get something through them about that. Yeah,
we're definitely going to send that out to all our members. It's just that we, you know,
we have rows rose. Oh, no, it's okay.
I was like trying to go like at the very last moment that's how he said it.
We're going to have to we have to stay on some time.
Okay, let's let's uh let's hold are us at all. If you. Okay, let's, let's uh let's go ahead and jump via, um, are you, you're here, right. Where's jovia. Like, Serbia. Are you ready to go. Yeah,
I am. Can you hear me. Good. Yes.
Um, can we see your lovely face your video.
I pressed the button that you want to start the video to know what's going on. Let me see, one second, please
let me introduce you. I'm just gonna be I was a Club member, and she's going to discuss the San Diego city council Council's unanimous vote to approve an ordinance to govern all the surveillance technologies in the city. And that was an action that was rooted in pushback. After the city had quietly installed cameras on 3000 Smart streetlights. So the rest of it is all yours. Yeah.
All right. Well,
first of all, thank you all for having me here tonight. I will try to be brief. We were in a situation where our city council and public officials completely failed us as a community where there was no due diligence. As a relates to a contract that deployed 3200 of the so called Smart streetlights all over. San Diego. And it's not just the city of San Diego I want to make sure that we're very clear
They're trying to spread all throughout the county, and we're seeing Lemon Grove now reach some sort of arrangement where they're going to have these so called Smart streetlights.
what ended up happening was council city attorney, didn't do any real reading of the contracts or know the real ramifications of the smart streetlights, they were told that these smart streetlights would be a part of an environmental project that it would help us with entrepreneurial goals, and we would be able to track parking and it would do all kinds of great things for climate through the sensor data's, and none of that was actually correct so we ended up just sinking, a bunch of money at the tune of at least $30 million. That was the amount on the face of the contract that the city actually entered into with Vin je is now has been sold to ubiquity. We had a lot of concerns around privacy rights, civil rights. All of those things that were never taken into account at the time of the signing of the contract with GE. We were sold a dream. We sunk a lot of money. And we were being spied on and so a group of community members about 30 organizations that are all community based came together for the trust SD coalition, which stands for transparent and responsible use of surveillance technology San Diego, and on Constitution Day, last year. So that will be September, 2019, we held our very first press conference today just to fast forward a little bit. We have now cleared all of the major hurdles through City Council, where we were faced with a lot of opposition from the mayor and his staff and city departments as well as the San Diego police department. We faced battles. During the budget season where they were trying to just couch. These cameras that were recording us in our day to day lives in the police department. So that would mean that they would be operating exclusively for the benefit of the police at the expense of taxpayers. So the coalition was very vocal at the City Council budget hearings and meetings. Fortunately for us, we had a champion in Councilmember Montgomery step, who from the very start when the coalition first formed wrote a memo where she had other city council members sign on to saying that what we were asking for which is accountability, transparency and oversight, as to our surveillance technology in San Diego, that she agreed and that these other council members who signed on also agree that we needed transparency, accountability and oversight. So last week. The two ordinances that trust SD coalition wrote and put forward through Councilmember Montgomery step passed unanimously. And we are headed to meet and confer. I believe that there may be questions. I'm happy to take the questions but it was a huge victory, not just for the coalition, but also for the community at large, with having ordinances on the books and so we are moving forward with finally having public oversight there were two ordinances that were written. One was the overarching surveillance ordinance that implements rules and policies as to the acquisition. They use the purchase the deployment of surveillance technology that the city wishes to use or purchase or acquire or deploy, and then the second ordinance is the ordinance that establishes, much like measure be a commission, which we actually now have to call a board of community members who would oversee those requests from city departments and namely the police department before they actually acquire surveillance technology.
Do we have any question was, was there any, any specific person that was a critical in bringing that to light.
From the start, when the coalition formed itself Councilmember Montgomery step. She stood up and she was the very first person to say that she not only supported what we did, but that she would push for everything down at the city to make sure that what we were asking for which were ordinances which were to put the laws on the books that she would be a person who would push for those things and not only did she pushed for those things. She really was the champion, these things would not have gone forward without the help of Councilmember Montgomery step so I mentioned the fact that she wrote a memo, she was very instrumental in getting her colleagues to support that she showed a lot of courage, I would be remiss if I didn't say that obviously measure B would not have happened without her. She's just been a wonderful champion and so as she has always been she's shown herself to be for the community once again with asking for this oversight and transparency as it relates to surveillance technology, taken on the Police Officers Association she's going to be doing that again in the meet and confer process. But we know that our ordinances are in capable hands with Councilmember Montgomery step
up Michelle crew, you have a question.
Yeah, it was kind of going. Am I unmuted.
Yes you are.
I jenvey as I was going to go down that same road that choosing just went down in.
When you're bringing up
Councilwoman Montgomery. It seems to me that from the about proposition b i mean measure B. Same situation, can you talk to, what you see as a kind of the combination of these ordinances and the vision, because it seems to me that these are just pieces of a way of in practical ways of trying to change the institutional racism. Could you speak to that, within your new organization.
my new organization is community advocates for Justin moral governance, we go by mogo. The last two words moral governance because our name is so long, you'll never remember it. But mogul was co founded by both me and Andrea st Julian who you just heard from, and our entire goal is to achieve racial and social justice we're one of two impact litigation nonprofits, the other is the ACLU in this region. And what we do is we initiate lawsuits in order to hold government accountable to all people but especially those who have been marginalized and the work as it relates to Councilmember Montgomery step is the work that has to be done we recognize that all of our systems, whether we're talking about the foster care system or the health care system or financial systems our education system, quite frankly, obviously, our criminal justice system, they're all rooted in white supremacy and racism, that's just the truth about our American systems and we've seen over and over again in the city of San Diego through independent studies from the SDSU that was commissioned by the City of San Diego or through the campaign zero studies that we keep having this evidence of racial profiling and not just by San Diego police department but also by the San Diego County Sheriff's and what I've seen through the work and the vision of Councilmember Montgomery step is that she's always had this as a part of her platform she talked about it before she was elected. She talked about it when she was sworn in, and she's done everything she said she was going to do as a council member. I remember her as a relates to measure B. When she was sworn in, just, you know, under two years ago, looking at the chief of police who was in the audience and said, we're coming for subpoena power, and that's what measure B is measure B gave us an independent attorney so that we don't share the same attorney that advises the police department when, when we're the body that is supposed to look into police misconduct. It also gives community members investigation powers and subpoena powers and it's just been that type of political courage that I've seen with Councilmember Montgomery step that she's not afraid of the repercussions she's just going to do something because it's right and so it was the same thing with the surveillance technology, we had spent so much money we had violated so many civil liberties. And we had just gone into a quagmire with the city. And it seemed as if we were just heading into quagmires and quagmires and nobody asking the real questions and we see that she's been the person leading at the Dyess where she's withholding money from the police department until they can actually explain what they're doing with the money, and we just haven't seen that type of boat, courage, you know political Aquaman, and those things that she's displayed she's just a real leader and I know for a fact we would not have had measure B without her. And we would not have had the surveillance ordinances go this far without her.
going to be where we, we are no one, please No one leaves. Because we, we want to take a vote on this of the next thing on our you've set us up perfectly. The next thing on our agenda is the executive board voted unanimously to support Monica Montgomery step for San Diego city council president. And we, I would, I would entertain a motion
from a Club member.
Excuse me. That's my phone. If I'm a Club member that the members of this club. Get behind and support that decision. Oh, no motion you have to make the motion. Okay, I move that the democratic Women's Club, San Diego democratic woman's club, a support. Monica Montgomery step for city council president.
Second under the door. Second. Motion. I made the motion. Kate bishop. Okay.
Okay. All right. Um, so, um, the maker of the motion was Kate. Kate, do you want to talk to them, Russia.
Yes, it's literally everything that Genevieve said, and everything else that she has done during her tenure has been amazing and supportive of the people. She is the best person for the job she was the most qualified for the job. And we should support her. In this 100%.
Is there anyone who wants to speak against this.
I don't hear any opposition. So, um, I'm going to just go into a vote. Um, Doug does that sound. Okay, our resident. Okay, so all those in favor, please. I'll go into your participant button and vote. Yes, we'll take the Yes. First place.
we were afraid I was afraid we're gonna lose quorum, because it gets later people have to go. Okay, so we have 29 for, and one one against. I'm married. Okay. No, let's see. Um, no, it's not. We have 3030 to one and, the measure passes. Yes. So thank you, thank you, we can now I can now give a logo to, to the organization for those of you who also want to sign on as individual signers to support, it's Monica, I'm going to type it Monica. For proz
dot o r g.
And you will be able to to sign to sign on as an individual. So as many members of this club as possible. We've please appreciate your signing on Genevieve Do you. I'm sorry to have interrupted.
Well, can I say something real quick. They also everybody needs to call either their newly elected council member or their existing council member and encourage them to vote for Monica. On December 10 right after this one,
especially if your city council, people are role, campea, and mining. As superbrain would be good to
foreigners my Councilwoman but I What is her official contact information since she still hasn't taken office.
You need to look it up on the campaign,
go through the campaign go ahead and he haven't just and do it through the campaign.
so thank you thank you Jenna via Thank you, Andrea. Okay. Okay, who had it who had a question
earlier, Alina, my question is super short.
You mentioned that these smart streetlights are going to be installed in other communities so I was wondering if you could probably give us a direction of how to organize those communities so they're better prepared than the way we were prepared when we receive that sort of installation.
So, yes, unfortunately, the city of San Diego is not the only city where we were being targeted for these cameras and for taxpayer money being used for projects that just simply don't work or yield any benefit, I'll just put it very bluntly, we know that there is an effort in a lot of the Northern county cities where you know we should be very concerned about Carlsbad, I won't get into why, but I can tell you that. Lemon Grove is already doing a pilot program, and it is through a partnership with the sheriff's department, and they're encasing it in the enhancement of safety and the reduction of victimization in the city of Lemon Grove. And so we have cameras that were installed, according to Mayor vos quiz. The cameras will not be monitored 24 hours a day and that the video will the video footage would not be recorded. But Alina i think you know this just as much as I do that that's what we were told in the city of San Diego and, you know, so they they rejected the language that the coalition put forth regarding spying and they said well we're not spying because we are not monitoring the feed 24 hours a day, but the fact is, the video footage is uploaded. And it can be accessed for however long, the nodes are set for. And so, we have to be very vigilant around the cities that would be embracing this technology. I was hopeful that a lot of the cities would learn from the city of San Diego after we had been taken for $30 million, and apparently not so one we have to be vigilant to the trust as the coalition is here to help other cities, get together and figure this out. We do have some members that are in the North County, but we're very big on doing forums in the community to educate, community members we would love to set those up around the county and also give a blueprint on how to do this we were kind of waiting until we were successful in the war and not just the battles that we had won before we started to say, this is how you do it successfully. But I believe that we're there now and so we are a community resource. And so we're on Twitter, believe it's SD trust on Twitter. And we also have a website, I think it's San Diego trust.org, but please contact us so that we can help out in the various cities across the county.
Thank you. And I think that, Ruth Rollins has a question, and this will be our last question.
Mine is on a different topic, it's the one that I asked before when Doug Chase was on a telephone call.
He wish to comment on the possibility of Tony Atkins going.
Okay, so ask him in a minute. Okay. Okay. Um.
And what I didn't get a chance to say was, Monica has been magnificent, with respect to measure P. And so are the votes over now but you all made an excellent choice in.
Yeah, it was we knew where the board was we nanus with a board we figured that the, the club we were hoping the club would be behind us. So, now we get to put our logo on the side, and we really I'm really happy about that. Ladies, thank you so much. Both of you are really your two of our absolute stars guiding stars. We look to you for inspiration. Yes, Rose equipmentet idiot,
would you please say the name of it again I've
got mode logo, but I don't have the whole names in the chat. Yeah, but it's in the chat.
Yeah, they put it in the chat and Andrea also put the website
is so exciting. Thank you so much. Thank you. And everybody knows how to save the chat right so down at the in the chat is you'll see file, and then you'll see three little dots. If you click on three little dots. It says save chat. Okay, and you can download it and download it on your computer.
Meeting. I just want to ensure that there will be added a process to make sure that criminal prosecution will be referred to either when it's Mr city attorney's office or DHS office when it's a felony or just to make sure that that is, you know, very thought about and robust because I think that people really underestimate the fact that police officers and sheriff's, you know they are prosecuted and when we are notified like that is extremely helpful as soon as. So I'd like that communication gap to the short
end Brett you important issues. One is the communication gap, which we have gotten a lot about, because people want to know more about what's really going on so that's definitely an issue, and then also already in the charter amendment it says that, that the Commission has the ability to refer cases to whatever federal agency, but it's good to know that you would like to make sure that that's even fortified in the ordinance.
Thank you. Thank you, ladies, we really appreciate it. Thank you, we're gonna move on to our next. I'm Dr. Miller, Becca Miller. Would you like to take five minutes now and do your COVID rant and rave. Is this a good time. Or should we. Okay, first of all, Rebecca is Becca is our VP but she's also an epidemiologist at UCSD. So I'm going to turn it over to her you've got five minutes. Okay.
I will be quick.
so I think the most important thing people should know right now is obviously numbers are climbing all over the whole country we've seen this a lot, we've seen that in South Dakota they're running out of hospital rooms and staff. We've seen that El Paso is really bad, the Midwest is really bad But folks need to know that San Diego is climbing exponentially too, of course we just got put back in the purple tear this week, but genuinely. When I look at the numbers and when colleagues look at the numbers. We feel afraid, really because what's happening is even though, restaurants and gyms have closed, we're all about to Yep, that's the one we're all about to go into a holiday season where we're not going into restaurants and cafes and gyms. We're going indoors to spend time with our families and the people we care about. And it's indoors, spending time with people without masks on that really is one of the most dangerous activities. So,
ask all of you to think very carefully about your holiday activities and I I don't say that because I hate freedom and Turkey and apple pie. I say that because when we think about why we spend time with people. We spend time with them because we love them. And this might be the year to think about the fact that maybe one of the ways we can show people how much we love them is by doing it at a distance. If you do plan to spend time with family or people from another household. Please be very, very conservative that means get tested but know that any test that you get is really only telling you about five days ago. It takes about five days for the test to be as accurate as possible. Isolate as much as you can and you know really ask your friends and family to do the same and know that any bubble is really only as strong as, you know, Uncle Jimmy's will to also go out and get tested in isolate so please be really careful in the coming weeks because not only is Thanksgiving potentially really risky, but the numbers that we set for Thanksgiving are gonna have a big impact on what happens over the subsequent holidays over Hanukkah and Christmas and New Year's. And I know I'm really just extremely worried about all of you and about all the people I care about for the next couple of months
but, You know,
this sucks but a vaccine is coming. It is there's at least two that looked to be effective there's several and phase three trials. So, this is really the darkest darkest time before things will start getting better. So please, please make sure that you make it to the part where things get better and all the people you care about do too.
That's what I have to say about that. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Yeah. Well, no, I'll be good, I, I miss my family so much. I'm
getting dressed every day when we can go and see my parents. She loves her parents and we're doing zoom Thanksgiving, which is terrible but I love my parents too so we're doing.
Well, thank you, um, we're gonna we're gonna we're gonna we're always we always look forward to that kind of talks, we're gonna move and turn us over now Rosamond Rosamond is has got two hats on right now. The first half is going to be as treasurer she's going to give a Treasurer's Report. And then she's going to go right into, she stepped up to be our nominating chair for our January election. So, rozman, it's now yours.
Okay, well we
are both Ellis's.
That was to me.
I beat balance is quite low. We have $2,700 64 cents.
And can I share john. Okay, let me go back.
Let me share what we did. The boy the terrorists terrible,
but we get it. The only expenditure we have is $499. And that is for.
Let me see if I can control this, this is some feedback Are you getting that. Okay, let
me turn it down. Okay, here we go. The only expenditure we had was Berkeley or phi is the organization that's going to help these two senators in Georgia get elected.
So I would encourage everyone to either donate or they can,
they can donate or they can do postcards or they can do phone banking, but they need them, but they need it all.
Here's expenditures, see let me see like share this with you guys this is what we've done so far this year, $7,168, that we have donated to organizations, and to candidates running in. So we've done quite well. Are they balance is low, but with as we get more members we'll have more money coming in.
Let me go ahead and do this real quick and I'll share this one with you too This is fair fight.
I think that we should all get involved in this and there is, as you can see you can get involved contacts donate if you can't do postcards and you can't do full making do it because they do need money. The Republicans have now poured in the dollars to this election so I think it's important, it'll help us win. If we can get a majority in the Senate, then we'll have the house the senate and the White House.
Now, going on to the nominating committee. Yvonne Elkins has agreed to help me redo the bylaws our bylaws are updating a little bit of a face with that if anybody else would like to participate in that. I think it would be really helpful because we have elections coming up in January, and with a new bylaws we'll be able to specify what each EAD members responsibility will be.
And so I think
they'll make it easier. As these elections coming up in January. There are several positions that may be open, several positions that somebody would agree to take over, maybe hopefully, but anyway what I need is somebody to help us with the bylaws. I know Ruth. Rhodes had helped initially with the bylaws I would love to see her help us out. And Yvonne would help us and john if you would, once we did our bylaws if you would look them over to see if they comply with everything that needs to be that needs to be done. I think that it would be great if we could get it done by December because our election is going to be January 20 for new board members. And so if anybody I would have put my.
We've got some volunteers. Jim and Nicole cross me.
Okay, so I really do is in the chat I'm going to put my number. And my phone number and my email address and please contact me. I think it's important that we have a month before. I don't know what we're going to do for our December meeting we have it I don't think we've even discussed it. But if we had our bylaws, done by then, it would be really
odd because we have a meeting in December.
Yeah, I thought we would I put it on the bottom of the agenda. And I thought we would have a party. Someone This is someone suggestion I thought it would be a great idea of a party with no other program that to invite all the female candidates successful or not who ran and to come for them to come celebrate with us and and talk about their experiences as candidates because we're so grateful to all of them. Winner not for stepping up.
It would be that would be really great. So we'll put that in the chat so we do need help with our, we do in our bylaws, and I help us be up to date, give us a little bit of facelift. It'll be great. And I think that is all for me thank you only put that information in the chat.
So, which positions are going to be vacant.
Well, as I understand, the citizen has decided not to run.
Is that correct.
I'm, I'm stepping down. I've done this now for four years and I've. I was president of Point Loma for four years and I think I've done my service. So, it's time for other people to step up.
Have to do without you But I bet that you would stay in this advisory in some capacity to help you.
It's gonna be a loss. I mean,
there are members that would like to participate. But yeah, I understand that and so I think that
at this point but
the other thing that we'll do is that you put down certain of the duties the responsibilities of a president.
And they were up in the top Do you want to share those. We did a table, about what they are and to be overwhelming to anybody but for anybody who does step up to any position. Know that the first thing that you do from the day you take on a position is you start recruiting for your replacement. That's the most important one of the most important things that you can do in the
future that you wish to be recruited three years ago was it How long have you been president.
I've been looking around forever. And now we have quite a bench. We have a wonderful, wonderful bench to choose from. So, I'm really, I'm really delighted with that. It's time.
Yeah, that would be great. I think that this would be an opportunity for us to say thank you very much Susan for all you've done, and which you will continue to do. And it's been amazing. Yes. When I can't really stepped in to be treasure. I had no idea what it was I thought I just do balance the bank statement once a month.
it's nothing like that. It is nothing like that. But it was, it's a good learning experience and. And I've learned a lot so Thank you Susan for everything you've done, and we'll continue to do.
We have the best Treasurer of any club. And that's, hands down, undeniable. Okay.
It was a learning experience they were trying to I wanted to say,
I don't, I did I really sign up for this.
So guys okay so we were just a little club, and now we're pack. So we have. We're stay pack they stay pack so we have so much room to grow. And, and we got scaffolding in place for for this club to to go we've got the talent we got the people. And I want to see. I want to see somebody with a little bit more energy than I do. Right now, to, to keep it to keep it going and take it somewhere where it needs to go. Alright, there are some people I think that are interested in talking to us about whether or not they that they're interested, and they wanted to, to, to come for you before you now. Is that is my understanding that correct that correctly, there were two people. One is dr Richmond, Dr shouldn't do you want to throw your hat in the ring.
This gave the responsibilities and the duties are first it look a little.
Yeah, cuz I've read it, and based on the calculations. It seems it's definitely doable, and I definitely have a love for this club, and it's my hope that um, the supporting players will stay in because if I did take on this role I don't have any illusions that it would be about me or something that I could do by myself.
we have 100 by 160 members, which counts, a little bit from what we were in the past. But that's just because we can we can no longer meet in person so maybe it's time to build up our membership. Okay.
Was there somebody else who wanted to, to let us know that they were interested in. I think there was one other person.
Now Rebecca was Dr fielding Miller is interested. And anyway, if you're interested, you talk to, oh there.
Okay. All right. Interested come and talk to me,
or you're interested. So you are, I think, so as long as like Dr Richmond says as long as we make sure that we still have Susan around to tap into and goodness Roseman please never leave. But,
yeah, the conversation we're having. It's about 60 hours a week, a month, 60 hours a month at least minimum. So, and I've got it in a spreadsheet john put in a spreadsheet for me, and it's somewhere on the top of the chat. So check it out. we got some talent here. You can't go wrong. All right, with, with that,
I think we're gosh we are really ahead. Any new business does anyone have any new business they want to bring before us. Raise your hand. this is not announcements, it's just new business. I think I saw hands. That's like, Shane. Shane.
Share. I wasn't sure if I could still make a motion to new business business. All right. Yeah. Okay, so, um, it was going to be an announcement, but I'm like hey if the club can take a position on that that would be great. So, I'm currently. The motion is to have the club, take a support position for the ask, we are currently organizing for the City Council and the county board of supervisors, that they fill our COVID hotel rooms to a 90% occupancy rate with homeless families, and people with disabilities. By December 15. That's our. Can I can tell you more about it when I speak to it but I do need a second.
Okay, so I I need to have some discussion. This is a position. Correct, and doesn't get up mission is new business. Oh, Doug, and does not have to be.
Okay, I will be willing to second that if that's needed. Okay,
so we have a second question, Mike. My question to you, as a experienced parliamentarian. Is that what Shane is asking us to do, is his new business,
it is a
position, having the club, take a position on something, it's not an endorsement
day that that's an order
there's no problem with that.
There's no problem with taking that up right now, is that correct.
All right, just a clarify because I was distracted earlier did we not endorse or take a position on Monica for president,
we noticed that, too.
Okay so speaking to the motion, and I have been a little distracted because I'm trying to get the Facebook post that I'm basically been an ongoing issue, you've probably heard me speak about it over the course of the last six months. The county received money specifically to pay for hotel rooms for at risk high risk homeless people. Um, we have been basically sitting at a 90% vacancy rate with these hotel rooms. No other county is doing this. They're the democratic central committee we passed a resolution on this issue saying we supported people putting people into the hotel rooms. I'm Tasha Williamson, Laci Green Gan and I are organizing we're upping it a notch. So we're reaching out to all of the sitting and newly elected city council members and County Board of Supervisors, asking them specifically to commit to doing everything in their power to reaching a 90% occupancy rate by December 15 by putting our fat our homeless families and people with disabilities into those hotel rooms, and the county has taken the money for it, they're just not doing it. And we are holding a press conference on Friday, to help educate people because it's it's really astounding when people like listen to it a little bit more than like oh but there must be something missing. It's like no literally they're just not doing it, and it's unique to our county. The city is currently being sued. Because of this, and people don't know about the lawsuit and the lawsuit has a lot of really good information in it. Um, so they'll be there, I believe, to just get facts like we just want people to know what's actually happening in the in our city in our county when it comes to homelessness and COVID money. Um, and then after that on Friday we're going to let everyone know who the electeds are who have agreed to commit to this, and who is not committing to this, and then starting on Saturday we will be doing rotating, we will do be doing protests outside people's homes, so it's nice that you have a nice, safe place to sleep at night. There's 1000 empty hotel rooms we could put people in it's an arbitrary thing San Diego's doing a bunch of electrodes are pointing at each other like this. Enough is enough. We need to spend the money. So, we will start doing protests from three to 5pm. We currently have a Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday we're holding we're blocking off five days and asking people to sign up for whichever days it is best for them. And then we will schedule more as needed. We like I'm not saying anything. We already are reaching out to people, but more information will be coming later this week. So, um, I am going to get a Facebook post up I'm almost done with it I need to click that I'm tagging people right now and hopefully it won't Delete on me, like it does sometimes change, you can check that out later after the meeting and so I'm asking that we take a support. Using our COVID Hotel money that was specifically given to our county to help homeless people and spending it to do exactly what it was given to us to do. And that's, that's it. All right, so,
so Shane for Cathy's for the minutes for the, for the sake of the minutes, which and. Could you please restate your, your motion.
you know, I'm going to just post this before my I lose my post. I'm gonna read it off my screen My apologies. I thought I had to wait a little bit longer.
Motion to support position. Ask the city council the category supervisors. Understand the people with disabilities. At the center look
funny. That's it. None of this. Oh, there were 200 rooms for people with high risk but now we don't know there's COVID money for hotel rooms, this arbitrary number of a couple hundred was garbage our county came up with. It's all for the same purpose so yes that's exactly it john Thank you.
Anybody want to speak against this. There's a question Where did the money come from,
from the state. This is part of our county's reopening plan. And that's, that's the thing the, um, the resolution that's currently posted on the Central Committee our, our democratic party's website we have a resolution on this, and it has a full page of facts, I believe, before the resolution. Um, and it's it's literally our county came up with our reopening plan. As part of that it said, we will put high risk health population homeless people into hotel rooms, because congregate shelters are not appropriate for them. And yes, we will take that money and spend it that way and so then the state gave us that money. And we just didn't do it. It's like, it's insane when, and it's infuriating. And this is why a lot of people are super angry.
Okay. All right. Okay, so, yeah, Michelle you have your hand up you want to. You want to ask a question, Michelle cook.
It's not actually a question to Shane, it was when you, I put my hand up when you asked if people had announcements.
Oh, it's not yet, not yet. This is new business, this is not announcements. Okay. It was Dr Richmond.
Now I hear it a lot of conversation or anyone in opposition.
I'm wondering if it's too soon to just call the question now.
Um. Um. Do I hear anyone opposed to that.
I wanted to ask the question so I've been waiting.
Okay. Who is that I don't know the Vegas. Okay, go ahead.
So, you know, Shane I appreciate the work that you're doing and other people are doing but I have a there's a tendency of forgetting the grassroot organizers behind this. So was Tasha behind it. So my understanding, Tasha has been working on this for a long long time before other people jumped in and started helping so I want to make sure that we credit people that are doing the work in the community before we jump in and start helping
started the conversation. I said I'm working with Tasha and loxy on this this is something I've been working on and with. We have had our planning sessions. Yes, I have permission to be here Gretel and talk about it. So yeah, that's absolutely it we can't do everything by ourselves. And so, yes. All right. loxia are doing this I'm helping.
Thank you, sir. Is there any. Any other discussion because we're losing people and people are leaving. And we need to keep Cora Cora,
Just ask a quick question Susan. Yes, I have. pertains to the county, oftentimes, transitional age youth are left out because they focus on vulnerable populations, which a lot of times includes elderly and military, but there's a lot of people between the age of 16 to 24 who need services, so I
don't know transition. He was mentioned, but I could talk to you offline about it if needed. Okay,
thank you. I think that'd be great. Okay, so I'm going to call the somebody called the question so I'm going to cover that. All those in. All those in favor, go to the participants tab, and please vote either yes or no. Or we lose. Okay. Okay. Any opposed anybody wants to vote no.
going, going, gone for voting. Okay, it's, it's unanimous. You're now muted chain. Okay. All right, now, now I'm going to call if there's no more new business. Are there any announcements and I know that someone wanted to make an announcement. Who is it announcement time guys. Nope.
Michelle, it could be new business or announcement. Okay, I, I just want to. So the next thing that's going to be coming up affecting the entire county is going to be redistricting. And I just wanted to get that on people's radar, because it will, there are meetings that are already going on for the assembly. Senate, and Congress. I haven't found out yet exactly where they're being held but I'm sure they're being done by zoo. And then the local ones are going to be starting in January. So just get it on your radar that every single district, every city council that has sub districts. Every City School District. All of those are going to be redistricted. So just take a look at them and realize how that's going to affect us, and the assembly. Senate and Congress. Thanks.
Thank you. And then, Rob. Do you have your hand up.
Yeah. Yes, Susan real quick. This Saturday. We're doing a food distribution with turkeys and everything at Palomar College. It's a drive thru food distribution and no questions asked one set would be one set of food, Turkey and food per family. If you want to volunteer. Susan I'll email you the flyers. There's an English and Spanish flyer to give out, we are up to 500, turkeys. So, it's getting tougher but people can drive through and get food and if you want to volunteer, just shoot me an email, I'll put my info in the chat. And so, connection for the December event, so I'll send you all that information in the email. Okay, thank
Yes, I just wanted to thank the democratic Women's Club, on behalf of Bay pack and generation justice for the contribution, you made to the youth. The youth vote or get out to vote dry. First time ever in the history of Southeast San Diego, it was very well attended. You also have your contribution allowed us to create a, a base planted a seed that we're going to grow every year, where we can see vision Our vision is to see thousands of young people attending to get out to vote drive on November 3, we probably had about 200 young people, we gave away. There was a taco truck. There was a also a smoothie truck that came up so we were able to donate to the truck and they were given the food away for free. But we see that as a vision for southeast San Diego. Every get out to vote in on the day of election, where we'll have thousands of kids there was a ban there for the kids so registered to vote, and some even voted. So I really thank you, a democratic Women's Club for that contribution that really made that a reality for us appreciate you.
Thank you, Alan.
Thank you. We
appreciate all you do. Ellen is the chair of San Diego Bay pack. Let's see now is there any other announcements. Um, I just want to make one, one thing I just want to let you know our next meeting we just thought, I somebody suggested this and I really haven't had a chance to talk to the board but I didn't think that they wouldn't mind too much. Our next meeting is Monday, December, the 21st, it's going to be a zoom party. I'm going to do I'm going to think of doing some things that are maybe a little fun for us, like the main room might have music and, and we'll do breakout rooms where people can have time to talk to each other, and we hope we're hoping that candidates will come and they'll talk about their experiences running, whether they were successful or not it doesn't it doesn't doesn't matter. But to talk about what it is like to run, so that we can get our members, educated, and perhaps enthused, and maybe interested, get women interested in running. Alright, with that, I, I do. Okay, thank you. Kate bishop. Okay.
Hello. Um, I just want to take a moment well first of all I want to mention that Dr. lawanna Richmond actually wrote an article for the San Diego union Tribune on that very topic. If as Laura has a link to that that would be kind of awesome to, to show people the article that she wrote about running for office. But I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you again so much for the donation from the club I it meant the world to me. To get your support. And I won my election I'm very pleased to say that I am the newest trustee on the Chula Vista elementary school board, and
in a in a in a race with three candidates I got 51% of the vote.
So, like, you go Kate
you go. 51%
of the vote. So, like, you go Kate, you go.
I'm really I'm really really touched by everyone support over the, over the years and I'm can't wait to see what happens next, and I'm gonna I'm gonna stay with the club and you'll see plenty of me I just wanted to say thank you one more time and I'm very thrilled to have been successful in my, in my run. Thank you.
Kate has actually been our event chair she's, she's, she's arranged an event at Moxie and some other and some other fun events that we've had we haven't been able to do that in a while and that's one of the things that we kind of miss. All right. Yeah. Roof you have a question for Doug case that's right, is Doug still here so Ruth, are you still here.
Doug, I'm still here, and I, Doug probably heard my question. The last time
I didn't so I'm sorry.
I'm just wanting to know
where Tony Atkins stands in the chance of getting going to the US Senate. Well,
that's a good question it's up to the governor to decide that there is about a dozen different candidates who are frequently mentioned and the Pro Tem is among them. There's a lot of different factors and it's a decision the governor is going to make, I'm sure that the Pro Tem would be honored to fulfill that role but we'll see what the governor does
john just put something in the chat article for the voice of San Diego, so you can read that later. Everyone, and everyone now knows how to save their chat. So save the chat. And with that is there is there a receipt. I'm looking for hands raised, give it one last look. And with that john you want to dance us out of here with. So let's see. Anybody have a request What about, um, about the tried and true one, I am woman. Mr Laughlin who's right actually right behind me, so that's why I'm. We're in the same room. Um,
I was gonna suggest Happy days are here again.
Not yet, not yet, not yet so I'm gonna I'm gonna release it for you guys so you can actually see this. I'm there. And they're strong behind me. So you can actually see what we're really what you're really looking at a total mess. Okay, back to this. So it was a moment of truth. JOHN, do you wanna. We want to dance We want to have some dances in fun so
What do you guys want for dancing, you want you want um okay let's see what about the one that we had in the very beginning, what was that one that I'm
about We are family. We are family. Does he have that one.
Yeah, do you have that one.
Of course he says you can't hear it. And of course, he's everything. He's, he's the only person smart man I know who knows so much about music and all different kinds.
All right, john. Let's dance. Guys, thank you so much, don't want anymore. Bye bye bye. We're given love. And we just need to get.
Have faith in you.