June 2018 Meeting Minutes and Tentative Schedule for August 2018 Meeting

Agenda for Monthly Progressive Business Meeting
24 Mill St., Newark, OH
Subject to Change

• Introduction (5 Mins. 7:00-7:05)
• Summer of Labor Update (5 Mins. 7:05-7:10)
• City-Based Activism (5 Mins. 7:10-7:15)
• Working Families First (5 Mins. 7:15-7:20)
• Endorsements? (5 Mins. 7:20-7:25)
• Open Discussion (If Desired) (95 Mins. 7:25-9:00)
• Adjourn (9:00)


Minutes for Progressive Meeting

• We discussed the success of the Fair Districts Fair Elections effort. The FDFE is now pushing for better districts – via court ruling – prior to the 2020 census.
• We also touched on some updates about the Summer of Labor. The original dates for the series for 2018 has been modified. June 21st will now be the first of three Summer of Labor planning committee meetings, with a gathering planned for 2-3:30pm at the library in Meeting Room A. This will be followed by meetings on July 17th and August 21st, both in Meeting Room B at the library from 4-5:30pm on both dates. In addition, We are hoping to host a march in Downtown Newark for Public Transportation on July 31st. We will also be partaking in the labor day parade on additional festivities that day and looking forward to our second annual Democracy Day in September. Finally, on Tuesday, June 12th, there will be a final meeting for the Community Spring Discussion Series on Transportation.
• We highlighted the effort to spread the word on Working Families First via the weblog, website registration, and through postcards that we can and should canvass to have citizens fill out during the summer and beyond.
• We briefly noted that if any candidates at the county, state district, or local level want an endorsement, they merely need to ask and we will post the request before everyone who follows us on facebook.
• We also had a brief update about Move To Amend, which apparently plans on promoting an initiative relative to Citizens United in Westerville.

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