The September Central Committee Meeting is ONLINE

September 23, 2020

WashCo Dems logo with decor and zoom mic and speaker

We will hold a Central Committee meeting on Zoom on the evening of Wednesday, September 23, 2020! Please join the Zoom call to get credentialed by 6:30 PM at the latest! We will begin business in earnest at 7:00 p.m. Here is the link to join the call on the 23rd:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98328282197

Dial by your location:

  • +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
  • Meeting ID: 983 2828 2197

The agenda for our meeting, as well as resolutions for review in the Central Committee Resource Center.

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Zoom can be used on a computer and by phone, but it is easier to use by computer. We advise to do your best to attend via a laptop or desktop. You can also join using the link with your cellphone, but the screen will be more condensed.  Those without a computer can also attend by calling the number listed above, and typing in the Meeting ID.

NOTE: Zoom via the phone has more limitations. You will be limited to:

  • Mute/Unmute = *6
  • Raising and lowering your hand = *9

Please reach out to Patrick Maguire, our chair if you have any questions:
chair@washcodems.org

It will be a packed meeting where we talk about which candidates can best carry forward our values in local office. Please take a moment to review this helpful guide to having a good Zoom experience.

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Agenda, Draft Minutes, Resolution proposals, and Rules proposals can be found in the CC Resource Center

Meeting Details

At this month’s meeting, we’ll be focusing on hearing an update from our campaign team on our Neighborhood Leader get-out-the-vote program that we are running via postcard rather than in-person due to the pandemic. We’ll also be considering some policy resolutions that the resolutions committee has prepared.

Finally, our party bylaws call for the formation of a nominating committee to seek out good candidates for those 5 county officers and 11 state delegate positions. That happens two months before the organizational meeting, so we will be getting that formed at next week’s meeting. If you are interested in helping out that way feel free to email me for more details.

What to expect for online credentialing for virtual meetings

When you log in to the Zoom meeting, you will be held in a Zoom “waiting room” until a credentialing volunteer admits you to the meeting. Once in the room, if we are able to tell that you are a PCP by name or by visually recognizing you on video, we will consider you credentialed and no further action will be required. If we cannot easily recognize you by face or name and match you with our PCP list, we will interact with you to verify your identity before you are considered credentialed to vote in the meeting. Guests will also be verified in this way but will be labeled with “ZZZ-” in front of their names to help us easily tell which attendees may speak and vote.

ZOOM TIPS

***PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING***

SPEAKING & BEING ON MUTE

Always check your mute status before speaking; the host may have muted you if you forget to.

On a computer:

  • At bottom left corner, MUTED = RED mic with a line through it…click on it to unmute

On a phone:

  • If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *6
  • on a smartphone: click on PARTICIPANTS & look to the bottom toolbar

ASKING A QUESTION OR… TO SPEAK DURING A DEBATE:

On a computer:

  • Use the RAISE HAND feature. Click on the PARTICIPANTS tab (bottom middle of the screen); a box will pop up to the right…on the lower tab, click on RAISE HAND & click on it again to lower.

On a phone:

  • If you dialed in with the phone number: Use *9
  • on a smartphone: look to bottom right & click on RAISE HAND

DO NOT VOTE UNLESS YOU ARE A RECENTLY (MAY 2020) ELECTED PCP or appointed at the July CC meeting. If you wish to become an appointed PCP, please follow the guidelines on the www.washcodems.org.