Milk Club Endorsements for March 2020

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Our endorsements for the March 3rd, 2020 California Primary Election are as follows:

U.S. President: Bernie Sanders
U.S. Congress, District 12: no position
U.S. Congress, District 14: Jackie Speier
CA State Senate, District 11: Jackie Fielder
CA State Assembly, District 17: no position
CA State Assembly, District 19: Phil Ting
Superior Court Judge, Seat 1: Maria Elena Evangelista
Superior Court Judge, Seat 18: Michelle Tong
Superior Court Judge, Seat 21: Cary Gold

SF DCCC AD 17:
John Avalos
Gloria Berry
David Campos
Bevan Dufty
Peter Gallotta
Matt Haney
Frances Hsieh
Anabell Ibáñez
Jane Kim
Honey Mahogany
Rafael Mandelman
Kevin Ortiz
Hillary Ronen
Shanell Williams

SF DCCC AD 19:
Keith Baraka
Queena Chen
Kelly Groth
Leah LaCroix
Janice Li
Li Miao Lovett
Gordon Mar
Faauuga Moliga
Mano Raju
A.J. Thomas

Statewide Measures:
Proposition 13: Schools and College Facilities Bond: Yes
Proposition: California Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative: Yes (for November 2020)

Local Measures:
Measure A: City College Job Training, Repair, and Earthquake Safety Measure: Yes
Measure B: Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond: Yes
Measure C: Retiree Health Care Benefits: Yes
Measure D: Vacancy Tax: Yes
Measure E: Ordinance: Limits on Office Development: Yes

Bylaw Amendments:
Proposal 1: Removing Board Members who miss three consecutive board meetings. Passed.
Proposal 2: Declaring, rather than nominating, candidates for the Executive Board. Failed.
Proposal 3: Banning two cis gender males from serving as Co-President at the same time. Failed.

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The Milk Club has kicked off its nomination process for the 2020 Executive Board. Here are the nominations as they stand now, in the order they have been received and confirmed:

1) Kevin Bard for President, by Kevin Bard.
2) Jackie Thornhill for Vice President of Events and Fundraising, by Brad Chapin.
3) Edward Wright for Vice President of Political Affairs, by Jackie Thornhill.
4) Reid Coggins for Vice President of Internal Affairs, by Kevin Bard.
5) Hope Williams for Executive Board for Political Affairs, by Edward Wright.
6) Lee Hepner for Treasurer, by Jackie Thornhill.
7) Jeffrey Kwong for E-Board Internal, by Kevin Bard.
8) Kaylah Paige Williams for E-Board Outreach, by Seamus McGeever.
9) Benjamin McGrath for Executive Board for Events and Fundraising (Seat #2), by Jackie Thornhill.
10) Sophia Alexander for Executive Board for Events and Fundraising (Seat #1), by Jackie Thornhill.
11) Nomvula Omeara for Executive Board for Organizing, by Rick Hauptman.
12) Séamus McGeever for Recorder, by Kevin Bard.
13) Brad Chapin for Correspondent, by Mark Noviski.

If you would like to make a nomination (or nominate yourself) to any board position, please send an email to correspondent@milkclub.org. The nomination process will remain open up until our January 2020 elections, which are scheduled for Tuesday, January 21st at The Women's Building.
 
Here is a list of all of the seats up next month: 

President or Co-Presidents: Shall be the principal executive officer(s) and spokesperson(s) of the Club. Shall carry out the Club's policies and be governed by the Club's bylaws. Shall do everything necessary to execute the policies of this organization as determined by the Membership. Shall appoint as many as five at-large Executive Board Members. Shall hold Executive Board Members accountable for their commitments to the Club. Shall appoint special committees as necessary to the functioning of the Club. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Vice President of Internal Affairs: Shall do everything necessary to assist the President/Co-Presidents in the performance of their duties. In the event of a vacancy in the office of the President/Co-Presidents or the absence or temporary disability of the President, this person shall exercise all powers of the President/Co-President. Shall function as the Club’s manager of internal operations. Shall prepare executive committee and general membership agendas, in consultation with the President or relevant Chairs. Shall secure all general membership meeting locations of the Club. Shall ensure that all committees meet as needed and report their activities at Executive Board Meetings. Shall be a chair of the Standing Committee on Membership. Shall supervise the activities of the Membership Committee. Shall serve as the Club’s parliamentarian and track proposed by-law amendments as needed. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Vice President of Political Affairs: Shall do everything necessary to assist the President/Co-Presidents in the performance of their political duties. Shall prepare the Political Action Committee agenda, in consultation with the President. Shall administer all Political Action Committee meetings. Shall secure all Political Action Committee meeting locations. Shall be responsible for the implementation and execution of the Club’s endorsement process and all political activities of the Club. Shall regularly report to the Executive Board on all races and ballot measures requiring the Club's endorsements. Shall serve as Chair of the Standing Committee on Political Action. Shall supervise the activities of the Political Action Committee. Shall design all endorsement questionnaires. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Vice President of Events & Fundraising: Shall do everything necessary to assist the President/Co-Presidents in the performance of their duties. Shall serve as Chair of the Standing Committee on Events & Fundraising. Shall be responsible for the planning and execution of the Club’s community and fundraising events, including but not limited to, the Club's Annual Gayla Fundraiser, Candlelight Vigil, Castro Street Fair, Pride Events, and Holigay Party. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Treasurer: Shall keep an accurate account of all Club funds, including all contributions received. Shall disburse Club funds as authorized by the Membership or the Executive Board. Shall present regular financial reports to the Executive Board. Shall collect, process, and deposit funds in a timely manner. Shall manage and maintain the Club’s banking and accounting records. Shall be responsible for the preparation and timely filing of all financial reports as required by law. Shall abide by the Fair Political Practices Commission and Federal Election Commission laws, regulations, and filing reports. Shall submit, in writing, an annual financial statement to the Club at the close of the fiscal year. Shall present a draft annual budget two months before the end of the fiscal year. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Executive Board for Internal: Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Internal Affairs and assist that person in their duties. Shall staff the sign-in table at all General Membership and Political Action Committee meetings. Shall serve on the Standing Committee on Membership. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Executive Board for Political: Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Political Affairs and assist that person in their duties. Shall be a standing member of the Political Action Committee. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Executive Board for Outreach: Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Events & Fundraising and assist that person in their duties. Shall be in charge of all community outreach activities of the Club, including visibility and participation in community functions. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Executive Board for Events & Fundraising (Seat #1): Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Events & Fundraising and assist that person in their duties. Shall be a member of the Standing Committee on Events. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Executive Board for Events & Fundraising (Seat #2): Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Events & Fundraising and assist that person in their duties. Shall be a member of the Standing Committee on Events. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Executive Board for Organizing: Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Political Affairs and assist that person in their duties. Shall be a standing member of the Political Action Committee. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Correspondent: Shall maintain all Club correspondences. Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Internal Affairs and assist that person in their duties. Shall be responsible for press releases, press-related events, and other social media. Shall draft and prepare letters on behalf of the Club. Shall staff the sign-in table at the General Membership and Political Action Committee meetings. Shall prepare, schedule, and send the Club’s online newsletter. Shall be a member of the Standing Committee on Communications; ● Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Recorder: Shall record and maintain the minutes of General Membership and Executive Board meetings. Shall maintain all Membership, PAC, and Executive Board attendance lists. Shall work in collaboration with Vice-President of Internal Affairs and assist that person in their duties. Shall be responsible for ensuring the confidentiality and security of all records and membership lists. Shall email a copy of the minutes to each member of the Executive Board following each scheduled meeting and ensure that they are posted online. Shall maintain a list of all Club officers and update the Club's bylaws. Shall maintain chartering requirements with the San Francisco Democratic Central Committee each year. Shall be a member of the Standing Committees on Membership and Communications. Shall perform such other duties as are implicit in the title.

Names will be added as nominations come in and are accepted by nominees.