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. Kathleen Chalfant
  12. Gus Christensen
  13. Erik Coler
  14. Debra Cooper
  15. Hon. Jon Cooper
  16. Wilson Cruz
  17. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  18. Alan Cumming
  19. Valorie Curry
  20. Michael Czaczkes
  21. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  22. Jon Del Giorno
  23. Aries Dela Cruz
  24. Kyan Douglas
  25. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  26. James Duff
  27. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  28. Kathryn Erbe
  29. Hon. Herman Farrell
  30. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  31. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  32. Dan Gettleman
  33. Hon. Mark Green
  34. Robert Grunnah
  35. Tony Hoffmann
  36. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  37. Binn Jakupi
  38. Hon. Letitia James
  39. Hon. Corey Johnson
  40. Camille Joseph
  41. Phillip Keane
  42. Greg Lambert
  43. Dodge Landesman
  44. Cameron McFadden
  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. Ali Najmi
  54. Hon. Paul Newell
  55. Hawk Newsome
  56. Hon. Yuh-Line Niou
  57. Denis O'Hare
  58. Noah Pfefferbilt
  59. Josue Pierre
  60. Bob Pontarelli
  61. Billy Porter
  62. Joe Pressley
  63. Randy Rainbow
  64. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  65. Neil Reilly
  66. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  67. Barbara Rosen
  68. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  69. Maer Roshan
  70. Toby Russo
  71. Bill Samuels
  72. James Sansum
  73. Scott Sartiano
  74. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  75. Lynn Schulman
  76. Hon. Rebecca Seawright
  77. Frank Selvaggi
  78. Rev. Al Sharpton
  79. Taylor Shubert
  80. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  81. Tom Smith
  82. Marti Speranza
  83. Anne Strahle
  84. Hon. Scott Stringer
  85. Wayne Sunday
  86. Hon. Bill Thompson
  87. Hon. Matt Titone
  88. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  89. Sam Underwood
  90. Derek Walker
  91. Jessica Walter
  92. Patricia Nell Warren
  93. Wil Weder
  94. Seth Weissman
  95. Justin Westbrook-Lowery
  96. Mel Wymore
  97. Emma Wolfe
  98. Hon. Keith Wright
  99. Zephyr Teachout