Minutes May 5, 2020

Here they are, mostly as submitted. I will make some typo sort of corrections as soon as possible. Busy busy busy. -ed.

JC Dems Minutes – May 5, 2020 via Jitsi video conference
In Attendance: Greg Haas (C), Lois Petersen (S), Jim Shell (T), Mitch Black, Dudley Case, Bill McIntyre

Meeting was called to order at 7:08 pm.

Minutes of April 7, 2020 meeting were approved as written.
Established that some emails from WDP are not being received by several of the JC Dems officers. Greg will forward them to us in the future.
Greg noted Joe Barbuto’s editorial on the success of Mail-in Voting that appeared in the Casper Star Tribune. Good reading!

Greg noted that Merav Ben David is campaigning for US Senate mostly via Facebook

Treasurer’s report: Our ending balance for last month was $1916.69. After an anonymous donation of $153.68 via ActBlue, our current balance is $2070.37.

Our county convention is scheduled for May 19th and will be held via GoToMeeting starting at 6pm, with WDP handling the technological aspects of the meeting. The convention will deal specifically with the election of delegates and adoption of the JC Dems Platform.

Deadline for submitting suggested changes to the JC Dems Platform is May 9th.

ALL registered JC Democrats are urged to pre-register for the JC Dem Convention ASAP – it’s easy and only takes a minute of time. The form is available at this online address:


Jim Shell reported that all unused ballots, envelopes, security sleeves and the ballot box for the mail-in primary were shredded and properly disposed of.

Upcoming meetings:
* Platform Committee will meet online on Sat., May 9. Greg will send specifics soon.
* Johnson County Democratic Convention will be Tues., May 19 starting at 6 pm.
* Next meeting of the JC Dems will be Tues., June 2 – Greg will advise us 1 week prior to the meeting as to whether it will be face-to-face at Bomber Mountain or via the internet.

Adjourned meeting at 7:32pm.

Post Meeting Discussion of County Platform

Discussed suggested changes to the platform submitted by Lois, Jim, and Bill. These and any further suggestions will be discussed at this Saturday’s meeting and the revised platform will be shared at the May 19 convention.