Boise DSA

Democratic Socialists of America

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DSA Special Election (Updated)

Date March 20th

Location: Xanadu, Idaho Burners Alliance

Time: 7 PM

Boise DSA is holding its first election! We are electing 4 positions:

  • 2 Spokespersons
    • Primary contacts for media
  • Treasurer
    • Responsible for tracking chapter finances
    • Chair of the Finance Committee
  • Secretary
    • Responsible for archiving committee minutes and other important records
    • Chair of Records Committee

All elected members must participate in the Steering Committee

Nominations will be accepted at the election. Members may nominate themselves. Elections will use the the Schulze Method.

New York Times Article:

war_begins_nyt.pdf


Minutes:

Boise Democratic Socialists of America

Special Election Meeting

Burner’s Alliance Xanadu Building

3/20/2018, 7pm

Facilitator: Rachel

Scribe: Alex

Present: Andrew, Ashley, Rachel, Marr, Chris, Robert, Sammi, Kent, Ty, Alex, Ryan

MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:17pm

AGENDA WAS APPROVED

GENERAL DISCUSSION

Ashley: we have a direct contact with the field director with Reclaim Idaho and have discussed what other chapters are doing with Medicaid. Because of commonly shared values, we propose the establishment of a working group for Medicaid.

Passed

We propose a meeting to be held in the next month for Medicaid expansion

Passed

Update: Governor candidate open forum BSU Student Union building 5:30-6:30

Andrew, Ashley, Rachel: We propose the formation of an education working group

Passed

12th of April 7pm Boise Public Library for first meeting

Kent: I propose the formation for a direct action working group.

Passed

Proposal in conjunction with other socialist organizations around the nation, we hope to distribute literature to the migrant working community.

Sammi: NSP reading update: we finished “Kill All Normies”. We are now reading Engel’s Utopian and Scientific Socialism.

Alex: Do we want to join the DSA bioregional chapter?

Amendment: tread lightly and push for consensus voting process. Boise DSA members participate on a volunteer basis.

Passed

Matt: Action item proposal: In three weeks, on the weekend, start on one end of the greenbelt, clean up waste, and hand out fliers for the DSA.

Passed

Sammi: We can also clean up table rock and other landmarks

Andrew: Steering committee meetings will be held on the first week of every month. The next will be on April 4th at Goldy’s Corner in Boise at 7pm. Working Groups will coordinate and report to the steering committee

EXPLANATION OF VOTING PROCEDURE

Andrew: We have four positions open. Ashley created the ballot. We will select our nominations by rank through mathematical symbolization of inequalities. The votes will then be put into an algorithm that will select the median representative.

OPEN NOMINATIONS

Treasurer

Chris- Nominated by Robert

Rachel- Nominated by Ashley

Secretary

Andrew- Nominated by Ashley

Spokespersons

Sammi- Nominated by Dave

Ashley- Nominated by Andrew

Alex- Nominated by Dave

RESULTS

Treasurer: Rachel

Secretary: Andrew

Spokesperson: Sammi, Ashley

NEXT MEETING:

417 Xanadu, Time TBA

IRAQ INVASION DISCUSSION:

Andrew led discussion for the critique of the Invasion of Iraq on the anniversary.