Minutes September 1, 2020

JC Dems Minutes
Sept. 1, 2020
Bomber Mt. Wyoming Room

In Attendance:
Greg Haas (C), Lois Petersen (S), Jim Shell (T), Dudley Case, Sharon Case, Bill McIntyre (SCM), Mitch Black and Mary Jo Newton.
Meeting was called to order at 7:07 pm and Mary Jo was welcomed as a newcomer to our meetings.

Announcements and Reports:
Treasurer’s Report: Our current balance is $2363.58.
Minutes of the Aug. 4th meeting were approved as written.
Greg outlined some of the benefits of using Vote Builder software to gain useful local voter information.

Old Business:

  • A motion was made and seconded by Dudley and Jim and passed unanimously: JC Democrats will contact Merav Ben David and Lynette Gray Bull, offering each candidate up to $600 match money to be used toward campaign ads through local media sources. Greg will provide each with a list of local media sources and we will reimburse them based on evidence of their qualifying expenditures.
  • Greg will check with state WDP and the candidates to see if there are tools they can provide us for promoting their campaigns (e.g. postcards we can mail out to JC voters listed as Independent or Unaffiliated in an effort to inform them of Dem candidates). Anyone willing to help with this postcard mail out is asked to PLEASE let Greg know asap so he can get cards and wording to you. The cost for stamps can be paid for by JC Dems.
  • Greg explained his first draft of the resolution he offered, in July, to create. Please check the resolution out at the link he provided in a recent email and give feedback to Greg or go ahead and improve the document.
  • Greg shared info about the https://iwillvote.com/ website which provides info on voting, specific to residents of each zip code in the US. This is a helpful site to see if you are registered, get info on registering, learning about vote-by-mail or get specifics on voting in person. Jim Shell also suggested making sure the Buffalo Bulletin and Mini publish voting tips provided by the County Clerk.

New Business:
Greg will contact Merav Ben-David to see if she has thoughts she might like to share with the Buffalo Bulletin regarding the front page article in the 8/27/20 Buffalo Bulletin on the Natural Resources Management Plan. Her perspective as a scientist and candidate would be good.

Motion by Bill /Dudley to authorize $15.99 to re-register our JC Dems domain name passed unanimously.

Announcements from the floor:
Lois shared some updates about the Braver Angels activities and meetings.
Bill reported that one of the two mail sorting machines in the Casper USPS sorting facility has been removed.
Next meeting: Tues., Oct. 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm – Bomber Mountain Civic Center-Wyoming Room.

Adjournment: at 8:45.