JC Dems Minutes – Sept. 3, 2019
In Attendance: Greg Haas (P), Jim Shell (T), Lois Petersen (S), Bob Day, and Kathie Day (SCW)
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm
Agenda for this meeting and minutes of our Aug. 6th meeting were approved as written
Treasurer’s Report: Jim reported a current balance of $2028.23. Jim shared a record of donations given to JC Dems through ActBlue Network. Lois will write a thank you notes.
Greg noted that our website domain name ( jcdemswyo.org ) is expiring. Payment of $15.99 was approved to renew it.
Greg updated us on the Aug. 17 meeting of the State Central Committee that took place in Lander. Three resolutions were presented and passed there:
1) RESOLUTION URGING CONGRESS TO PROVIDE THE RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WITH STATEHOOD AND FULL DEMOCRACY
2) A RESOLUTION REGARDING WYOMING DEMOCRATIC PARTY SUPPORT OF DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES DURING THE 2020 PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION CYCLES
3) A RESOLUTION URGING THE WYOMING STATE LEGISLATURE TO ADOPT LEGISLATION TO MAKE ALL COUNTY-LEVEL POLITICAL RACES NON-PARTISAN This resolution, submitted by JC Democrats, was presented by Greg and was passed unanimously. Greg will report on this resolution and its passage at the state level to the Buffalo Bulletin. IMPORTANT: The Johnson County Democrats will host a letter-writing session at our next scheduled meeting (Oct. 1st), sending information about this resolution proposal to our state legislators and asking their support for it. Please plan to come to the meeting and help with this effort.
The next State Committee Meeting will take place in February of 2020. Park County was selected as the location for the 2020 Wyoming Democratic Party (WDP) Convention taking place on Saturday, June 6, 2020 – mark your calendar.
Greg summarized other documents related to state party politics and activities sent by Joe Barbuto, WDP Chair.
Greg demonstrated Instant run-off or ranked choice voting.
We need to start conversing with fellow democrats, help people get registered to vote, and recruit precinct chairs. There was discussion about possible ways to use voter rolls for this effort.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20.
Next meeting is on Tues., Oct. 1, 7:00 pm, Bomber Mountain Room 108.