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Rich Bennett began with a rundown of the agenda for the meeting. Then he discussed primary returns as of the time of the meeting, including some encouraging wins for Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson. Other races are still awaiting final results.
Rich also renewed his call for the club’s continued support for our Black and Brown neighbors. He mentioned the repeal of 50a in the State Legislature as a step in the right direction and hoped more will be happening soon.
Speakers commenced as follows:
Anthonine Pierre from the Brooklyn Movement Center spoke (while attending an action) about their work as part of the Budget Justice campaign to #DefundthePolice. Get involved and support their work at http://brooklynmovementcenter.org/
Ruby Ayana from Swing Left talked about their Super State strategy and how Brooklyn progressives can help win Pennsylvania in 2020. Visit swingleft.org and enter your zip code Ready to organize? Create your event at swingleft.org/events. Writing letters from home? Go to votefwd.org/swingleft Partner with or create a group? Contact Don Pickett, Regional Organizer for NYC email@example.com
Alex Low from Sister District Project presented on that organization’s work, and particularly on the local Brooklyn chapter’s efforts to elect two PA State House candidates. The group has two big asks: Sign up and co-host events. Learn more at https://sisterdistrict.com/
The Climate Change Committee’s Joanne Boger presented a key action step for members to take to reject fracked gas and support renewable energy and environmental justice. The committee recommends that CBID members take individual action by contacting the Public Service Commission at: https://actionnetwork.org/…/tell-the-public-service-commiss… Reach out to us if you’d like to get involved in this committee!
The proposed Constitutional amendments to allow CBID to conduct virtual voting when necessary passed by a vote of 19 to 1. The amendments will be re-considered for a second vote and adoption in our July meeting. Text is as follows:
- “All votes must be cast in person or online through an application/platform previously approved by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall convene virtual membership meetings and Executive Committee meetings and allow online voting at their discretion. In-person or virtual attendance is required in order to vote. Votes by proxy are not allowed.”
- “Every member of the Executive Committee shall be entitled to one (1) vote, which must be cast in person or online through an application/platform previously approved by the Executive Committee. In-person or virtual attendance is required in order to vote. Votes by proxy are not allowed.”
Finally, details for our first-ever Virtual Trivia Night on Tuesday, June 30 were announced. After which, the meeting was adjourned.