June 13th Meeting Minutes

CCRP MEETING

JUNE 13, 2020

Website https://ccrprogressives.org

Email ccrprogressives@googlegroups.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/757573387960319/

GUEST ATTENDEES

  1. CANDIDATES
  1. John McDonald, NYS Assembly 108th, incumbent 8 years, is primaried by Sam Fein, 2 term Albany County Legislature. John also served 13 years as mayor of Cohoes and is a pharmacist. Legislative focus, climate and challenges of NYS Budget deficient due to COVID-19. https://www.mcdonaldforassembly.com/
  2. Thearse McCalmon, NYS Senate, 49th, Primary Donovan McRae, incumbent Jim Tedisco. Thearse is not the candidate backed by the democratic party. Her platform focused on diversity and racial justice. https://thearseforsenate.com/
  3. NEW MEMBERS

Tricia Lasky- Columbia County Votes (CCV). Welcome to Tricia. CCV is a progressive group formed after the election of Trump. Major focus of group is contacting 2nd homeowners to register for voting in Columbia County.

  1. SPEAKERS

MEMBER ISSUES & UPDATES

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE
  2. NoVA 4th Annual Women’s Summit June 20-30. https://networknova.org/

Schedule (Attachment)

  1. INDIVISIBLE
  1. Textbanking Training- Gail R. Support group started by BI to help members training for text banking. The training is a bit involved but once you are proficient, you may find it easier than phone banking. Contact Gail if you are interested in text banking & support group. grychlew@gmail.com
  2. Payback Project https://www.paybackproject.org/
  3. Sign up- new campaign protect the election results https://www.protecttheresults.com/
  4. GROUP ACTIVISM
  1. BI/BMVH-Turn’Em Blue at Night June 23, July 7 6pm grychlew@gmail.com  Turn’Em Blue in the Morning June 30 9:30am kitchentabletime@gmail.com
  2. PS-Census Phonebanking, Wed. June 17 4:30pm.

https://www.mobilize.us/civilrights/event/278073/ Coordinator: Hillary Medina-Loveless, medinaloveless@civilrights.org (Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights) AND Joe Biden phone banking, Thursday, June 25, 5pm https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/278186/

  1. CW-Next meeting, Sunday, June 14,2020  5-7pm.
  2. CLIMATE/ENVIRONMENT Norlite Update (Attachment)
  1. DEMOCRACY/INFORMATION INTEGRITY/VOTING/CENSUS
  1. Voting-Primary early voting has started. Tom Goodfellow statement. (Attachment)
  2. Voter Suppression-Pressuring Companies to give paid day off on election day. CCRP action? continuing discussion
  3. Census-See PS event under group activism.
  1. HEALTHCARE/WOMEN’S RIGHTS Pandemic—Extreme caution during racial justice protests-wear masks, try to maintain distance, don’t shout.
  2. IMMIGRATION
  3. INCOME INEQUALITY/CRIMINAL JUSTICE/GUN VIOLENCE BLM, CCRP action?

continuing discussion.

CCRP ELECTION DIRECTION 2020

  1. CAMPAIGNS
  1. Michelle Hinchey Virtual Fundraiser-Marta host, June 22, 2020 7pm. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hinchey0622
  2. Joe Seeman Facebook BLM Town Hall with Thearse McCalmon & her daughter, Kini McCalmon https://www.facebook.com/events/578905036163733/  

Continued request for phonebankers.

  1. ENDORSEMENTS Update
  2. WEBSITE Addition to Candidate list (Attachment)
  3. PROMOTION
  1. Flyer (Attachment)
  2. Assignments-review (Attachment) Mary will come up with standard descriptive language for the promotional assignments and expectations for campaigns communicating with Jed.
  3. MEDIA
  1. Extensive list provided by Ellen and Jean. Continuing discussion.
  2. Press Release to be written by Richard R. (Christine P. assoc. LWV)

Attachments

https://ccrprogressives.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/PROMOTION-ASSIGNMENT-LIST-1.docx

https://ccrprogressives.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/CCRP-ELECTION-DIRECTION-2020-FLYER.docx

https://ccrprogressives.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/CCRP-ELECTION-DIRECTION-CANDIDATES-2020.docx

https://ccrprogressives.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Bernie-Sanders-Delegates.docx

https://ccrprogressives.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Womens-Summit-Schedule.docx

https://ccrprogressives.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Norlite-Update.docx

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