Minutes – General Body Meeting, 6/14/20

Introduction & Welcome

Meeting begins at 3:03 pm. Brian welcomes everyone and introduces the agenda.

Secretary & Treasurer’s Report

Ryan M read the minutes from the last meeting. Highlighted the public statement program we are rolling out for members to write position papers on business coming before the body.

Brian W gave the finance report to the meeting.

Chapter Updates

Steering members present on “Steering Portfolios” that were approved at the most recent steering meeting.

Frank F presents a report on the work of the Montgomery County branch.

Helena presents on the work of the Northern Virginia branch.

Taylor from the Labor Working Group report on their work and how members can get involved. Email woodswt@gmail.com to get more involved.

Marie from the Socialist Feminist Working Group reports on upcoming activist of the WG members can plug into. Email drew.marie.lewis@gmail.com to learn more or get involved.

Twin Cities DSA Update

Twin Cities DSA co-chairs Rita and Tim S. report on the political situation on the ground in Minneapolis where George Floyd was murdered and how DSA is responding on the ground. Check http://twincitiesdsa.org/solidarity for more information on how to support their ongoing work.

Defund MPD Working Group Presentation

Chris B. and Sara R.T. present on the work of the recently formed Defund MPD working group. Slides for their presentation can be found here. Slides for their presentation can be found here.

To get involved in the Defund campaign, please sign up here and an organizer will reach out to you.

Business

Ed Lazare speaks to the chapter on why he is seeking the chapter’s endorsement for DC council.

Will Merrifield speaks to the chapter on why he is seeking the chapter’s endorsement for DC council.

Stuart K presents resolution on Creating DC Council Election WG.

Lazare and Merrifield leave the meeting and debate begins.

Closing Meeting

Meeting adjourned at 5:03 pm.