Notes from June Council of Clubs Meeting
Congratulations to the Pacific Beach Democratic Club - Club of the Year
Congratulations to Christie Davis, President of the Pacific Beach Democratic Club @pbdems, and to all the members and officers of the club for sharing with us the great year the club had in 2019. PBDC - presentation slides.
You can also watch Christie’s presentation on our YouTube channel.
Thanks to electeds and candidates:
Esther Sanchez firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Samm Hurst
Rob Howard www.RobHoward4Mayor.com
Claudia von Wilpert on behalf of Marni von Wilpert www.marniforsandiego.com
Clubs Contributing to Candidates
Ryan Hurd, Executive Director SDCDP presented on
Volunteer activities through the County Party this summer
Options for Clubs that want to support candidates financially
Party will provide training on Hustle
Campaigns can setup donation pages for specific clubs, to give recognition e.g. for Terra Lawson-Remer contact email@example.com
Voting at Club Meetings
Clubs can use these methods to hold votes at meetings, without requiring a change to their bylaws:
So far, we have setup voting.demclubs.org accounts for the following clubs:
Democratic Club of 92127
Democratic Woman’s Club
Fallbrook Democratic Club
Point Loma Democratic Club
San Marcos Democratic Club
voting.demclubs.org is freely available to all Democratic Clubs in San Diego County and can be used for Email/Zoom Meeting voting. If you’d like an account please email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Slack or Discourse.
The club sends each member an email with a specific link that allows them to vote, and only vote once. The club can tell if the member has voted, but not how they voted.(Non-anonymized voting is also supported, if required.)
voting.demclubs.org supports Ranked Choice Voting reducing the need for multiple rounds of voting, and enables members who can’t attend the meeting to vote ahead of the meeting.
If two or more members share an email address, separate links can be sent for each voting member.
After notice has been given of an endorsement meeting clubs can send out a voting.demclubs.org link to those members who are qualified to vote, based on the club’s bylaws for a member in good standing. The link in the email can enables members to vote either before or during the endorsement meeting.
After voting is closed, the results can be esily downloaded and shared with campaign observers and independent auditors to make sure the ballots are tallied correctly.
Results can be displayed quickly with graphics and percentages clearly displayed. Clubs can also apply their own rules for thresholds and run-offs between the highest vote getters.
The underlying software (limesurvey.org) is open source, transparent and publicly accessible.
Peer-to-peer texting, with Katie Meyer, former Area Field Director at Bernie Sanders For President
Mute yourself when not talking
Share useful links on the Chat, at the appropriate time
You can save all the chat from the ellipsis (three dots) in Chat (if allowed)
For dial-ins *9 to raise hand, *6 to mute/unmute
You can raise hand from the Participants List
Rename yourself in the Participants List, to include your social media handle (if allowed)
Zoom hosts can restrict participants to display only the participants name on the video screen
Independent Redistricting Commissions
Board of Supervisors to Vote on Lilac Hills
Blog post by JP Theberge and Tommy Hough, San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action
Resolutions passed at the June 16, 2020 Central Committee meeting, that can be discussed and supported, promoted, strenghtened and enforced by clubs
Saturday June 27, 10AM CADEM Town Hall with Special Guest: Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Zoom registration)
Sunday June 28, 11AM: Statewide Delegate Online Meeting
(invited delegates will be directly emailed, there is no public link)
Delegates at Large and PLEOs recommended by the campaigns
July 24th-26th CDP Virtual Eboard Meeting (Tentative Schedule)
August 17-21, 2020: Democratic National Convention
(*Originally scheduled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin **likely to be virtual)
AB 3216 (worker retention after pandemic)
Thank you all for attending and remember, to quote Frederick Douglass “If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress”.
Cheers, John Loughlin