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. Lisa Cannistraci
  12. Kathleen Chalfant
  13. Gus Christensen
  14. Erik Coler
  15. Debra Cooper
  16. Hon. Jon Cooper
  17. Wilson Cruz
  18. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  19. Alan Cumming
  20. Valorie Curry
  21. Michael Czaczkes
  22. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  23. Jon Del Giorno
  24. Aries Dela Cruz
  25. Kyan Douglas
  26. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  27. James Duff
  28. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  29. Kathryn Erbe
  30. Hon. Herman Farrell
  31. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  32. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  33. Dan Gettleman
  34. Hon. Richard Gottfried
  35. Hon. Mark Green
  36. Robert Grunnah
  37. Tony Hoffmann
  38. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  39. Binn Jakupi
  40. Hon. Letitia James
  41. Hon. Corey Johnson
  42. Camille Joseph
  43. Phillip Keane
  44. Greg Lambert
  45. Marc Landis
  46. Dodge Landesman
  47. Cameron McFadden
  48. Michael Mallon
  49. Mike C. Manning
  50. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  51. Artyom Matusov
  52. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  53. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  54. John Cameron Mitchell
  55. Donny Moss
  56. Barry Mullineaux
  57. Ali Najmi
  58. Hon. Paul Newell
  59. Hon. Yuh-Line Niou
  60. Noah Pfefferbilt
  61. Bob Pontarelli
  62. Billy Porter
  63. Joe Pressley
  64. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  65. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  66. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  67. Maer Roshan
  68. Toby Russo
  69. Bill Samuels
  70. James Sansum
  71. Scott Sartiano
  72. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  73. Lynn Schulman
  74. Hon. Rebecca Seawright
  75. Frank Selvaggi
  76. Rev. Al Sharpton
  77. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  78. Tom Smith
  79. David Spegal
  80. Marti Speranza
  81. Anne Strahle
  82. Hon. Scott Stringer
  83. Wayne Sunday
  84. Hon. Bill Thompson
  85. Hon. Matt Titone
  86. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  87. Sam Underwood
  88. Derek Walker
  89. Jessica Walter
  90. Patricia Nell Warren
  91. Kathleen Waterman
  92. Wil Weder
  93. Seth Weissman
  94. Mel Wymore
  95. Emma Wolfe
  96. Hon. Keith Wright
  97. Zephyr Teachout