The April Central Committee Meeting is ONLINE

April 28, 2021

WashCo Dems logo with decor and zoom mic and speaker

We will hold a Central Committee meeting on Zoom on the evening of Wednesday, April 28, 2021! 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 28th:

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

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

We will be starting our meeting off with a special presentation from Metro President Lynn Peterson about the work the Metro Council is doing, including their work to help our region recover from the pandemic and build back better!

Note on a Potential Motion Regarding Additional Endorsements:

Thus far we have endorsed candidates in two of the four races for the Beaverton School Board. Ugonna Enyinnaya and Sunita Garg are running in the remaining two races. Both women stepped up to run near the filing deadline when it became clear that the Republican candidates in these two races might go unopposed, which is why they did not meet our normal endorsement deadline. Although they are both first-time candidates, they have already won significant support from local activists and elected officials to help them run effective campaigns against their conservative opponents. Vice Chair Martita Meier will be moving to suspend some of the rules around endorsements and requesting that members hear more about both of these women and provide our endorsement for their election this May 18th.

In particular, the following sections of Standing Rule 7 would need to be suspended if members wish to agree to endorse these candidates outside of the ordinary process:

B. Only candidates for a nonpartisan office who request Central Committee endorsement by the ad-hoc Contribution Recommendation and Endorsement Committee’s announced application deadline shall be considered. 

C. All endorsement requests will be vetted by the Central Committee’s ad-hoc Contribution Recommendation and Endorsement Committee before presentation to the full Central Committee for action. In addition, the Committee will report to the Executive Board prior to the presentation before the Central Committee. 

Find more details about these candidates in our op-ed here!

You can also visit the candidates’ web sites:

Ugonna Enyinnaya
https://ugonna4bsdschoolboard.com/

Sunita Garg
https://www.sunitaforbeavertonschools.com/ 

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 the 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 the bottom right & click on RAISE HAND

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