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. Charles Bayor
  5. John Blair
  6. Mark Benoit
  7. Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte
  8. Hon. Jonathan Bing
  9. Matthew Bond
  10. Erik Bottcher
  11. Hon. Gale Brewer
  12. Danny Burstein
  13. Robin Byrd
  14. Tiffany Cabán
  15. Christian Campbell
  16. Gus Christensen
  17. Hon. Martin Connor
  18. Tom Connor
  19. Hon. Jon Cooper
  20. Wilson Cruz
  21. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  22. Alan Cumming
  23. Michael Czaczkes
  24. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  25. Aries Dela Cruz
  26. Jon Del Giorno
  27. Kyan Douglas
  28. James Duff
  29. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  30. Hon. Rafael Espinal
  31. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  32. Marc Fliedner
  33. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  34. William Gerlich
  35. Dan Gettleman
  36. Jason Goldman
  37. Emily Jane Goodman
  38. Hon. Mark Green
  39. Tony Hoffmann
  40. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  41. Binn Jakupi
  42. Hon. Letitia James
  43. Hon. Corey Johnson
  44. Camille Joseph
  45. Phillip Keane
  46. Suzanne Kessler
  47. Yetta Kurland
  48. Dodge Landesman
  49. Hon. Melissa Mark-Viverito
  50. Phillip McCarthy
  51. Matt McMorrow
  52. Michael Mallon
  53. Mike C. Manning
  54. David Mansur
  55. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  56. Troy Masters
  57. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  58. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  59. John Cameron Mitchell
  60. Donny Moss
  61. Barry Mullineaux
  62. Denis O'Hare
  63. America Olivo Campbell
  64. Noah Pfefferbilt
  65. Josue Pierre
  66. Bob Pontarelli
  67. Billy Porter
  68. Hon. Keith Powers
  69. Randy Rainbow
  70. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  71. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  72. Maer Roshan
  73. Sheila Rule
  74. Toby Russo
  75. Bill Samuels
  76. James Sansum
  77. Scott Sartiano
  78. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  79. Lynn Schulman
  80. Cecile Scott
  81. Frank Selvaggi
  82. Rev. Al Sharpton
  83. David Siffert
  84. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  85. Kathy Slawinski
  86. Tom Smith
  87. Anne Strahle
  88. Hon. Scott Stringer
  89. Wayne Sunday
  90. Hon. Bill Thompson
  91. JD Thompson
  92. Bjorn Thorstad
  93. Hon. Matt Titone
  94. Jessica Walter
  95. Barry Weinberg
  96. Seth Weissman
  97. Hon. Jumaane Williams
  98. Emma Wolfe
  99. Hon. Keith Wright
  100. Zephyr Teachout