Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Minutes, March 17, 2018, 10am

 

I. Candidate Interviews
        • Jerald Nadler (10th Congressional District)
        • Liz Krueger (28th State Senate District)
        • Jose Serrano (29th State Senate District)
        • Brad Hoylman (27th State Senate District)
        • Robert Jackson (31st State Senate District)
        • Zellnor Myrie (20th State Senate District)
        • Louis Supulveda (32nd State Senate District)
        • Joanne Simon (52nd Assembly District)
        • Alessandra Biaggi (34th State Senate District)

II. Board members Paul Smith-Leonard, Allen Roskoff, Dan Roskoff and Christian Campbell met with 19th Congressional District candidates and recommended endorsement of Brian Flynn. Brian Flynn was endorsed.   

III. Candidate Endorsements
        • Gerald Nadler (10th Congressional District) - Unanimous
        • Liz Krueger (28th State Senate District) - Unanimous
        • Jose Serrano (29th State Senate District) - Unanimous
        • Brad Hoylman (27th State Senate District) - Unanimous
        • Robert Jackson (31st State Senate District) - Unanimous
        • Zellnor Myrie (20th State Senate District) - Unanimous
        • Joanne Simon (52nd Assembly District) - Unanimous
        • Louis Supulveda (32nd Assembly District) -No Endorsement
        • David Weprin (24th Assembly District) – Unanimous- Endorsed in Absentia
        • Brian Flynn (19th Congressional District) – 90% in favor, 10% abstain

IV. Board of Governors: Unanimous vote to add Barbara Reuther to the Board of Governors

V. Discussion of transfer of Manhattan CB2 member Tom Connor from the SLA Committee to Senior Committee. Tom Connor, a Board of Governor member, described the verbal harassment he experienced from the Manhattan CB2 SLA Committee Chair and his subsequent unrequested transfer, by board president Teri Cude, from the SLA Committee to the Senior Issues Committee.  Allen indicated that several other SLA Committee members also witnessed the harassment and intimidation. Tom, Allen and other Board of Governor members also discussed CB2’s frequent actions against night-life activities. Allen recommended that we seek to create a video (or documentary, if feasible) about CB2’s anti-night life activities and indicated, with Board’s concurrence, that the organization would take a variety of actions to protest CB2s anti-night life stances.  

VI. Anti-Gun Violence March, March 24th: Allen encouraged everyone to be a part of the Club’s contingent in the Anti-Gun march.

VII. Kate Waterman spoke about upcoming potential Judicial selection processes and thanked the Board of Governors for its previous support of her Judicial candidacy
 
VIII. Election of Connor Lamb: Allen and Dan Roskoff and board member Kathleen Chalfant and her husband travelled to Pittsburg to campaign for Connor Lamb. Allen and Dan also encouraged future club trips to campaign for progressive candidates.

IX. New York State Black and Hispanic Caucus Allen attended New York State Black and Hispanic Caucus, representing the club.
 
X. Discussion of Civilian Complaint Review Board: Ydarian Castillo from the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) spoke about the CCRB’s role and the process for filing a case. She indicated that their recommendations related to police disciplinary actions can be overruled by the Police Commissioner, who has ultimately makes the decision. She indicated that the CCRB was seeking to increase public understanding and utilization of the CCRB.

XI. June 4th Jim Owles Club Fundraiser will be at a midtown restaurant –

The meeting was adjourned at 4:45pm

Officers

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

  1. Hon. Eric Adams
  2. George Arzt
  3. Lance Bass
  4. John Blair
  5. Mark Benoit
  6. Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte
  7. Hon. Jonathan Bing
  8. Erik Bottcher
  9. Robin Byrd
  10. Hon. Gale Brewer
  11. Christian Campbell
  12. Gus Christensen
  13. Hon. Martin Connor
  14. Hon. Jon Cooper
  15. Wilson Cruz
  16. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  17. Alan Cumming
  18. Valorie Curry
  19. Michael Czaczkes
  20. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  21. Jon Del Giorno
  22. Aries Dela Cruz
  23. Kyan Douglas
  24. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  25. James Duff
  26. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  27. Hon. Rafael Espinal
  28. Hon. Herman Farrell
  29. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  30. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  31. Dan Gettleman
  32. Jason Goldman
  33. Emily Jane Goodman
  34. Hon. Mark Green
  35. Tony Hoffmann
  36. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  37. Binn Jakupi
  38. Hon. Letitia James
  39. Hon. Corey Johnson
  40. Camille Joseph
  41. Phillip Keane
  42. Greg Lambert
  43. Dodge Landesman
  44. Phillip McCarthy
  45. Matt McMorrow
  46. Michael Mallon
  47. Mike C. Manning
  48. David Mansur
  49. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  50. Troy Masters
  51. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  52. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  53. John Cameron Mitchell
  54. Donny Moss
  55. Barry Mullineaux
  56. Hon. Paul Newell
  57. Denis O'Hare
  58. America Olivo
  59. Noah Pfefferbilt
  60. Josue Pierre
  61. Bob Pontarelli
  62. Billy Porter
  63. Hon. Keith Powers
  64. Randy Rainbow
  65. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  66. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  67. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  68. Maer Roshan
  69. Toby Russo
  70. Bill Samuels
  71. James Sansum
  72. Scott Sartiano
  73. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  74. Lynn Schulman
  75. Frank Selvaggi
  76. Rev. Al Sharpton
  77. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  78. Tom Smith
  79. Anne Strahle
  80. Hon. Scott Stringer
  81. Wayne Sunday
  82. Hon. Bill Thompson
  83. JD Thompson
  84. Bjorn Thorstad
  85. Hon. Matt Titone
  86. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  87. Sam Underwood
  88. Jessica Walter
  89. Patricia Nell Warren
  90. Wil Weder
  91. Seth Weissman
  92. Mel Wymore
  93. Emma Wolfe
  94. Hon. Keith Wright
  95. Zephyr Teachout