General Membership Minutes July 2014

Milk Club Minutes

General Membership

July 15, 2014


Chair: Laura Thomas


  1. PAC Update
    1. Endorsement process: Saturday August 16th, Rainbow Room LGBT Center 9am-5pm November Election
      1. Multiple clubs hosting endorsements at the LGBT Center that day
      2. Attend PAC meeting August 12th and two hours participation Saturday to qualify to vote
    2. Sign up sheet for callers – Thursday July 24th East Sacramento Swing County, DCCC HQ in SF
    3. Community Choice Aggregation
      1. Please oppose AB2125 – passed AB, headed to the Senate
      2. Opposed by Sierra Club and Mark Leno
    4. Motion to oppose AB2145 passes unanimously
    5. CA State Dem Party votes
      1. Yes on 44, yes 45, neutral prop 46, yes on 47, yes on 48, water bond on hold
      2. Investigating changes to delegation rules
        1. Growing in size
        2. Appointments by elected officials can't vote when they live outside the district
  2. San Francisco Budget Package
    1. Jess, Mark Ferrell’s office and Lisa Marie, Harvey Milk Executive Board
      1. $8.6 Billion proposed by Mayor Ed Lee
      2. $40million in addition savings found by the budget committee to reallocate
        1. Package approved by BOS unanimously
        2. Highlights:
          1. More invested in affordable housing, revamp and production
          2. Immense homelessness focus and committee time 
          3. Food security
          4. Parks and rec
          5. Funds for Mission Zero
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PAC Minutes, July 8th, 2014


PAC Meeting Minutes

Chair: Alex Walker

July 8, 2014

7:00 - 9:00pm


  1. August 16th endorsement
    1.  Here at the LGBT Center in the Rainbow Room
    2. Other democratic clubs are also hosting qualifying meetings at the LGBT Center that day
      1. DCCC is contributing funds
  2. Marcus, DCCC
    1. Volunteers needed phone banking 7th Congressional District August 24th
  3. Tim Hester, RE: Pier 70 and the first ballot measure resulting from Prop B’s successful passage
    1. We will be coming forward with more information to ask for your endorsement
      1. 30% affordable housing 30% local hire, Nine acres of public waterfront park
      2. By: Forest Developer
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General Membership Minutes, June 17th, 2014



General Membership Meeting Minutes

Chair: Laura Thomas

June 17th, 2014



1.   Pride Update

    • Friday: Transmarch: 12pm-3pm Youth and Elder Brunch, Stage Performance 3pm-6pm, 6:30pm March from Dolores to Turk and Taylor. Followed by Vicki Marlane Naming Celebration and Aunt Charlie's afterparty 
    • Saturday: Dike March  
    • Sunday: Pride Parade contingent with David Campos Campaign
      • Joined by John Perez and Toni Atkins
      • Yellow Pride Harvey Milk Club Shirts to be printed
      • Pride Hard French afterparty 
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3rd Annual Howard Grayson LGBT Elder Life Conference

It's back! The Third Annual Howard Grayson LGBT Elder Life Conference is taking place this Saturday, June 14th, from 10am-4pm at the LGBT Center! Come through for a packed program featuring entertainment, panels on LGBT senior housing and healthcare rights, and a remembrance of activist and dear friend of the club, Jazzie Collins.


PAC Minutes, June 10th, 2014


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PAC Meeting Minutes

Chair: Alex Walker

June 10, 2014

7:00pm – 9:00pm


      I.  Announcements

    1. Saturday August 16th endorsement meeting,

                        i.     Member in Good-Standing Certification, qualifying meeting attendance

    1. Election results from June primary

     II.   Laura, Prisons Are Not Sexy

    1. Armory’s prison theme party for Pride

Motion to sign onto the letter opposing the prison theme passes unanimously.

   III.   Laura, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

    1. Formula Retail Law loophole and Castro location
    2. Bypassing the regular conditional use process
    3. Laura filed an appeal followed by the Duboce Triangle, Upper Castro and Upper Market merchant associations
    4. Board of Appeals meeting tomorrow at 5pm
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General Membership Meeting Agenda, 5/20

General Membership Meeting 
Tuesday, May 20
7:00 - 9:00pm
The Women's Building (3543 18th St)
San Francisco, CA 
1. Welcome 
2. PAC update  
    a) AB 1576 (condoms in porn bill) VOTE 
    b) AB 1791 (sex worker customer bill) VOTE
3. Housing balance legislation (VOTE) -- Supervisor Jane Kim 
4. Political program update 
5. Harvey's birthday party 5/22 at Beaux!
6. SF Public Library anti-homeless proposals VOTE 
7. GG Park ballot initiative (VOTE) -- Tab Buckner 
8. Campos outreach events 
9. Daniel Flores campaign outreach -- Paulina Maldonado
10. Planning Commission appointments 
11. New Business 

Harvey Milk Club June 2014 Statewide Primary Endorsements


Governor: Jerry Brown

Lieutenant Governor: No Endorsement

Secretary of State: No Endorsement

Attorney General: Kamala D. Harris

Controller: John A. Pérez

Treasurer: State Controller John Chiang

Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson

Board of Equalization, District 2: Fiona Ma

House of Representatives, District 12: Nancy Pelosi

House of Representatives, District 14: Jackie Speier

State Assembly, District 17: David Campos

State Assembly, District 19: Phil Ting

SF Superior Court Judge, Place 20: Daniel A. Flores

Prop 41: Yes

Prop 42: Yes

Prop A: Yes

Prop B: Yes 


Harvey Milk's 84th Birthday Party: Let's Make History Again.


Harvey Milk represented us. He believed in LGBT leadership and the radical idea that LGBT people should be elected and hold public office. He lived and died fighting for that dream. 

Harvey’s election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 made history and paved the way for so many LGBT elected leaders since. From Harry Britt to Carole Migden, from Tom Ammiano to David Campos, Harvey’s legacy lives on in San Francisco’s LGBT leadership. 

This June, we have the chance to make LBGT history again by electing David Campos to represent San Francisco in the State Assembly. 

Join the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, former State Senator Carole Migden, State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, and Supervisor David Campos for a celebration of Harvey’s life on what would be his 84th birthday. 

Thursday, May 22nd
6:00pm - 9:00pm 
Beaux (2344 Market Street) 
RSVP on Facebook here

*Harvey Milk-shakes prepared at the bar*
*50/50 raffle prize*
*Birthday cake and cupcakes*
*Harvey Milk Club t-shirts for sale* 
*Live DJ and a special performance*

Short speaking program at 7pm. 

For more information about David Campos for State Assembly, visit: 
@DavidCamposSF #ImforCampos

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club was founded by our namesake Harvey Milk in 1976. Today, the Club continues Harvey's legacy through political activism, electoral organizing, and building progressive power across communities and issues in San Francisco. 

We're here to recruit you! Become a member today at
@harvemilkclub #HarveyMilk2014


The Harvey Milk Club Supports The Reappointment of Angela Chan To The Police Commission

Dear Members of the Board of Supervisors,

We are writing today on behalf of the elected Executive Board of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club to voice our unanimous support for Angela Chan's reappointment to the Police Commission. For the past four years Commissioner Chan has shown a dedication to her work unique among city commissioners.

As members of the LGBT community, a community disproportionately affected by violence even here in San Francisco, Commissioner Chan's commitment to addressing the concerns of underrepresented communities like ours is the core reason for our support. As a commissioner she has proven to be an effective voice for the voiceless, a voice that is desperately needed on this commission.

We urge you today to do the right thing and ignore the city hall politicking that is attempting to derail Commissioner Chan's reappointment and to instead listen to the chorus of community voices, from the LGBT community, communities of color and the violence prevention community, and reappoint this hard working and dedicated public servant.

Tom Temprano & Laura Thomas
Co-Presidents, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club

Please contact the members of the Board of Supervisors (see below) to urge them to reappoint Commissioner Chan before today's hearing. 
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General Membership Meeting Minutes - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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