Board Actions Taken in Slack

    Our Bylaws allow for Board actions to be taken in Slack.

     

    Article X: Conduct of Business by the Executive Board

    The Board is authorized to conduct business either at its regular monthly meeting or via electronic means, e.g. electronic mail, at the discretion of the Chair. The Secretary shall archive copies of decisions made by electronic mail, for example, by including the text of such messages in the minutes of monthly Board meetings or other appropriate means.

    Please find below a list of actions taken by the Board in Slack, filed by date taken. These are considered minutes of these actions.

    December 20, 2023

    The 2023/2024 budget approved at our April 2023 general meeting includes $1000 for charitable contributions. Hannah Cameron made a motion and Ann Martin seconded to donate $200 each to the following organizations: West Seattle Food Bank, White Center Food Bank, Vashon Food Bank, SODO Community Market, and the Westside Neighbors Shelter.

    The Motion was passed by a vote of 9 to 0 in favor by the Executive Board. The donations will be initiated before the end of the year. The membership body will be notified in January.

    October 25, 2023

    A vote was taken by the Executive Board to present a resolution to membership at our November meeting to raise the minimum wage in unincorporated areas of King County, with a recommendation of Do Pass.

    It was so moved by Rebecca Rego, seconded by Hannah Cameron, and subsequently passed by a vote of 11 to 0.

    Monday, June 26, 2023

    A motion to present a letter from the Executive Board to the Burien City Council regarding the city’s treatment of the unhoused in the city was made by Carla Rogers and seconded by Steve Butts.

    The motion was passed by a vote of 9 to 1 by Executive Board members in the 34th Democrats Slack Channel.

    Thursday, April 27, 2023

    A motion to approve the Executive Board and Virtual Meeting Standing Rules as presented at the March Executive Board meeting was put forth by Graham Murphy and seconded by Ted Barker.

    A vote taken in Slack passed in favor by 9 to 0.

    Tuesday, December 28, 2021

    The board considered the Resolution Regarding Non-discriminatory, Medically Comprehensive Healthcare in Washington State. The motion was brought to Slack by Bunny Hatcher, seconded by Rachel Glass. The Resolutions & Endorsements Committee recommended to submit the resolution to the membership with a Do Pass recommendation. Link to Resolution.

    The Board voted in Slack and 11 members voted  to Recommend approval of the resolution, inclusive of any changes desired by the Board, to membership.  No other votes were cast.

    The Chair will assign the resolution to an upcoming membership agenda.

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    July 2021 Board meeting did not have a quorum to vote on 2 resolutions planned for the August meeting.

    Resolution on Sustainable Mobility

    • Recommend approval to membership, inclusive of any changes desired by the Board received 14 votes, no opposition. Motion passed. 

    PRO – Resolution in Support of Protecting the Right to Organize  

    • Recommend approval to membership, inclusive of any changes desired by the Board received 14 votes, no opposition. Motion passed. 

    Saturday, March 27, 2021

    The board considered the Resolution in Support of Eliminating the Senate Filibuster. The motion was brought to Slack by Bunny Hatcher, seconded by Richard O’Neill. The Resolutions & Endorsements Committee recommended to submit the resolution to the membership with a Do Pass recommendation. Link to Resolution.

    The Board voted in Slack and 12 members voted  to Recommend consideration of the resolution, inclusive of any changes desired by the Board, to membership.  1 member voted to Recommend approval of the resolution, inclusive of any changes desired by the Board.

    The Chair will assign the resolution to an upcoming membership agenda.

    Monday, May 30, 2022

    Carla Rogers requested that the board to consider changing the slate recommendation or two judges – Adam Eisenberg and Damon Shadid. At the time of our board meeting, these justices were unopposed but by the end of filing, they had a challenger.  Three options were proposed for vote. 

    Option 1:  Leave them on the slate. (Any member could remove them for an individual vote. No second required.)    4 votes
    Option 2:  Remove them from the slate. In this case an individual ballot would be used for this race.    8 votes 

    Total Votes: 12, quorum achieved. Option 2 received the majority vote. 

    Monday, May 30, 2022

    Carla Rogers submitted a vote to the executive board regarding the meeting location for an in-person monthly membership meeting on September 14th

    Option 1: Youngstown Arts Theater, 4 votes
    Option 2: Fauntleroy Church, 6 votes
    Total Votes: 10, quorum achieved.

    The Fauntleroy Church location received the majority vote.