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PDC MEMBERSHIP ZOOM MEETING

June 11, 2020


Attending: Brian, Sandra, Franco, Gail, Nancy, Randa, Anne, Jan, Judy, Pauline, Marcia, Brian, Lee, Ed, Brett, Andy (apologies if I missed anyone)


  Discussion re John Leopold's 2020 election campaign for District 1 County Supervisor.  Members approved PDC endorsement and writing a letter of support to the Sentinel (Brian will write) by a majority.

Unfinished business:  Gail will contact Leopold's campaign manager to find out what PDC members can do to help his campaign.


  Presentation by Pauline Seales, the Santa Cruz Action Network, on their Zero Carbon 2030 campaign for the City and County of Santa Cruz.  Guidelines on what actions they can take now.  Pauline shared slides of the information on their webs…

     Allison Endert died on Monday, 6/15/2020, when she was hit while walking by an intoxicated driver.  Allison was a member of the PDC for many years, coming to activism in Santa Cruz from her years at the UCSC.  She was an active supporter of the local Democratic Party, serving some years on the Democratic Central Committee, working on campaigns for progressive Democrats, and served this community on the staffs of both Coonerty Supervisors.  
     Allison had the unique quality of being joyful in everything she did, including being a wife and mother, as well as her public life.  
     We shall miss her.

Attending: Brian, Sandra, Franco, Gail, Nancy, Anne


Discussion around whether we should actively encourage members to attend Executive Committee meetings.  Consensus was that this would be appropriate, with the stipulation that members cannot participate in discussions, only observe.  If a member wishes to address an Exec meeting, she/he must contact Brian at least a week prior to the meeting for permission to be added to the agenda.  Sandra volunteered to prepare a draft letter to members.


Discussion of next membership meeting.  Main topic will be California State ballot measures that have already qualified for the November 3rd election.  A speaker will be asked to join our meeting, possibly Mark Stone or John Laird.  Several measures are of in…

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