Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Minutes: August 15, 2016, 1:00pm

 

The meeting began at 7:30pm

Presentation and discussion on Candles for Clemency rally and Vigil on September 17th.

Presentation, Discussion and Photo Taking regarding Right To Know legislation languishing in the City Council and Council. Decision made by club president Allen Roskoff to return Gay Pride award presented by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito due to her preventing Right To Know legislation from coming to a vote and compromising bill behind the back of legislation's sponsors.

Fourth Round of Endorsements of Candidates for September 13th Primary

The following candidates attended and were interviewed (in order of interview):

Roy Paul – candidate for Assembly 33rd District (Queens)

Jaime Williams – candidate for 59th Assembly District (Brooklyn)

Adrienne Adams – candidate for State Senate 10th (Queens)

Nantasha Williams - (interviewed by phone), candidate for 33rd Assembly District (Queens)

Inez Dickens – candidate for 70th Assembly District (Manhattan)

Ben Yee – candidate for Democratic State Committee (for 66th Assembly District) (Manhattan)

Endorsements:

President of United States– Hillary Rodham Clinton – 82% in favor, 18% for no endorsement
33rd Assembly District - Nantasha Williams – 82% in favor, 18% abstained
59th Assembly Candidate, Jaime Williams – 91% in favor of no endorsement, 9% in favor
10th State Senate – Adrienne E. Adams - 100% in favor
70th Assembly - Inez Dickens – 91% in favor, 9% abstain
14th District State Senate - Leroy Comrie Jr. - 100%
39th Assembly District - Francisco Moya - 100%
Democratic State Committee – 66th Assembly District – Ben Yee - 100% in favor

Congress
14th District US Congress Joe Crowley - 82% in favor, 18% for no endorsement

* Non Endorsements
Supreme Court (and Re-Election to Civil Court) Manhattan- Lori Sattler Not Qualified, Lacks Progressive Values, Abortion Shamed Mother in Child Custody Case and Lack of Professional Judicial Temperament
Congress- Yvette Clark-Overriding concern was her refusal to endorse Candles for Clemency

 

Other Club Business - Barry Weinberg, voted to be Club Treasurer at the July meeting, will assume that role likely by the end of August.

Next Jim Owles Meeting September 7th at 7:30 preceded by Candles for Clemency meeting at 6:00 pm

Meeting was Adjourned at 9:50pm

Officers

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

  1. Hon. Eric Adams
  2. George Arzt
  3. Lance Bass
  4. John Blair
  5. Mark Benoit
  6. Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte
  7. Hon. Jonathan Bing
  8. Robin Byrd
  9. Hon. Gale Brewer
  10. Christian Campbell
  11. Gus Christensen
  12. Hon. Martin Connor
  13. Hon. Jon Cooper
  14. Wilson Cruz
  15. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  16. Alan Cumming
  17. Valorie Curry
  18. Michael Czaczkes
  19. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  20. Jon Del Giorno
  21. Aries Dela Cruz
  22. Kyan Douglas
  23. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  24. James Duff
  25. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  26. Hon. Rafael Espinal
  27. Hon. Herman Farrell
  28. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  29. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  30. Dan Gettleman
  31. Emily Jane Goodman
  32. Hon. Mark Green
  33. Tony Hoffmann
  34. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  35. Binn Jakupi
  36. Hon. Letitia James
  37. Hon. Corey Johnson
  38. Camille Joseph
  39. Phillip Keane
  40. Greg Lambert
  41. Dodge Landesman
  42. Marc Landis
  43. Phillip McCarthy
  44. Matt McMorrow
  45. Michael Mallon
  46. Mike C. Manning
  47. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  48. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  49. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  50. John Cameron Mitchell
  51. Donny Moss
  52. Barry Mullineaux
  53. Hon. Paul Newell
  54. Denis O'Hare
  55. Noah Pfefferbilt
  56. Josue Pierre
  57. Bob Pontarelli
  58. Billy Porter
  59. Randy Rainbow
  60. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  61. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  62. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  63. Maer Roshan
  64. Toby Russo
  65. Bill Samuels
  66. James Sansum
  67. Scott Sartiano
  68. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  69. Lynn Schulman
  70. Frank Selvaggi
  71. Rev. Al Sharpton
  72. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  73. Tom Smith
  74. Anne Strahle
  75. Hon. Scott Stringer
  76. Wayne Sunday
  77. Hon. Bill Thompson
  78. Hon. Matt Titone
  79. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  80. Sam Underwood
  81. Derek Walker
  82. Jessica Walter
  83. Patricia Nell Warren
  84. Wil Weder
  85. Seth Weissman
  86. Mel Wymore
  87. Emma Wolfe
  88. Hon. Keith Wright
  89. Zephyr Teachout