September 2017 Minutes

Lewiston Democratic Party

City Committee Meeting Minutes for September 13, 2017

 

  1. Call to Order

  2. Pledge to Allegiance

  3. Fundraising Solicitation - ActBlue and Pass the Hat

    1. Funds on Hand: $3250.66

    2. Vote to Accept Report:

      1. Motion: Grandmason, Dick.

      2. 2nd: Elane Makas

      3. Vote: Passed

  4. Treasurer's Report

    1. Liberty Festival not cashing check

    2. Vote to Accept Report:

      1. Motion: Grandmason, Dick.

      2. 2nd: Elane Makas

      3. Vote: Passed

  5. Secretary's Report

    1. Tabled until Next Month

      1. Motion to Table: Makas, E.

      2. 2nd: Grandmason, Dick.

      3. Vote: Passed

  6. Golden's Remarks

    1. Worked on many bills that helped veterans, mental health issues, and first responders.

    2. Passanger rail to Lew-Aub is a big goal of mine.

    3. Infrastructure investment, middle class jobs priority.

  7. Municipal Candidate Introductions

    1. Donna Gillespie: CC Ward 2; Sophia: SC At Large; Ahmed: SC Ward 1; Ben V.: SC Ward 4; Hassan: SC Ward 5

  8. Endorsements (done by affirmation):

    1. Question 1: Remain Neutral

      1. Vote: Passed

    2. Question 2: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    3. Question 3: Tabled Until October

      1. Vote: Passed

    4. Question 4: Remain Neutral

      1. Vote: Passed

    5. Ben Chin: Endorse

      1. Fliers Passed Out For Cayer and Chin

      2. Debate about Taxes Supported by Various Candidates

      3. Backlash from Previous Election

      4. We need to support the Democrat unequivocally

      5. Vote: 11 for, 1 against. PASSED.

    6. Ward 1 Jim Lysen: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    7. Ward 2 Donna Gillespie: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    8. Ward 3 Alicia Ray: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    9. Ward 4 Mike Jejoy: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    10. Ward 5 Christian Cloutier: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    11. Ward 6 Joleen Beam: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    12. Ward 7 Tom Shannon: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    13. SC At Large Sophia Kahlid: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    14. SC Ward 1 Ahmed: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    15. SC Ward 2 Monique Roy: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    16. SC Ward 4 Benjamine Villeneuve: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    17. SC Ward 5 Hassan: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

    18. Congress Jared Golden: Endorse

      1. Vote: Passed

  9. Jason Paul Remarks

  10. Expenditures

    1. Room: $51 for room, ~$20-$25 per month & Website: $12 for Domain, ~$20-$25/Month for Squarespace

      1. Motion: Grandmason, Dick.

      2. 2nd: John Sinclair

      3. Vote: Passed

    2. Committee Grants the Executive Committee the permission to authorize expenditures without dropping the committee's bank balance below $2000., and so as not to incur debt.

      1. Motion: Chris Beam

      2. 2nd: Grandmason, Dick.

      3. Vote: Passed

    3. To create an Audit Committee

      1. Motion: Makas, E.

      2. 2nd: Sinclair, J.

      3. Vote: Passed

    4. Audit Committee Comprised of Grandmason, D., Anne Bird, Jarrel FRenett

      1. Motion: Makas, E.

      2. 2nd: Sinclair, J.

      3. Vote: Passed

  11. Open Forum

    1. Admit New Members

      1. New Member List:

      2. Hassan Abdi, Ahmed Sheikh, Christopher Hodgkins,Megan Currie, Safiya Khalid, Benjamine Villeneuve, Jim Parakilas, Donna Gillespie

      3. Vote by Affirmation: Passed

  12. Adjournment

    1. Motion: Grandmason, Dick; 2nd: Beam, Chris

    2. Vote: Passed