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Candidates Forum, Steering Special Election - Shared screen with speaker view
Frank Santos Fritz (he/they) Candidate
01:13:26
We won’t tell anyone Runal
Irene K (she/her)
01:14:28
FYI you’re at two min (: so maybe another 30 sec max
Diego Jauregui Candidate
01:16:19
Well done Runal!
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
01:16:26
thanks comrade!
Michael B
01:19:01
++
Irene K (she/her)
01:19:08
Oops sorry it’s been 2:30
Irene K (she/her)
01:22:07
2 min
Diego Jauregui Candidate
01:23:47
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S3giKSeGds56abR8wVAIc7cJCfzXkdr0XuBWay4eyRk/edit?usp=sharing
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
01:23:48
solidarity, Diego!
Irene K (she/her)
01:26:21
2:30
Kurtis H (he/him)
01:28:44
stack
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
01:28:45
my candidate statement btw: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15IYzAB1sxBRJD9sKOdBctoZANsZplsJCDUWscn4EATw/edit?usp=sharing
Zachary Tashman
01:28:53
Stack
Irene K (she/her)
01:29:37
**also all candidates, please try to keep your responses to 1 min, I’ll give a 45 sec warning and hard cut off at 1:30
Irene K (she/her)
01:31:00
Could people also type their question in the chat after you ask? So people can remember what was asked
Irene K (she/her)
01:31:09
45 seconds
Stephanie G.-Candidate
01:32:18
I’ll go next if that is ok
Irene K (she/her)
01:32:25
Sounds good!
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
01:32:28
word
Irene K (she/her)
01:32:56
(Actually that might work best, if candidates can stack in the chat as well and I’ll just go in order)
Irene K (she/her)
01:33:03
1 min
Zachary Tashman
01:33:04
How do we transform DSA from an advocate of working class values into organization that is attracts working class people who are older and not college educated
Irene K (she/her)
01:34:39
45 seconds
Irene K (she/her)
01:35:52
45 s
Daniel Baker
01:36:27
stack — can I type my question?
Irene K (she/her)
01:37:06
Yes Daniel! I’ll get to you after everyone goes on Kurtis’ q
Kurtis H (he/him)
01:37:45
What are your general thoughts about the new bylaws? What are the strongest parts? What could be improved?
Frank Santos Fritz (he/they) Candidate
01:37:47
stack
Stephanie G.-Candidate
01:37:49
stack
Diego Jauregui Candidate
01:38:13
Stack
Irene K (she/her)
01:38:46
45s
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
01:40:00
stack
Irene K (she/her)
01:40:44
1 min
Irene K (she/her)
01:42:06
45s
Frank Santos Fritz (he/they) Candidate
01:43:10
I’m happy if you want to say that. I will have your back ;)
Irene K (she/her)
01:43:54
45s
Diego Jauregui Candidate
01:44:40
Of course I mean them both! As a member of the NoVA branch I am strongly in favor of using our platforms to ensure there is wide awareness and appreciation of the work our branches are doing
Daniel Baker
01:44:45
I know it’s a little hokey but...what will be your top priority if you’re elected to the steering committee? With a focus on speaking to concrete goal/s that can be achieved in the 6/12-month short term to take advantage of the political moment we’re in.
Stuart Karaffa
01:44:52
Stack
Daniel Baker
01:44:56
sorry please toy can reD it
Stephanie G.-Candidate
01:45:17
Stack
Diego Jauregui Candidate
01:45:20
Stack
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
01:45:20
stac
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
01:45:22
k
Frank Santos Fritz (he/they) Candidate
01:45:25
stack
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
01:45:26
lol hope it counts
Irene K (she/her)
01:46:24
1 min
Irene K (she/her)
01:47:44
45s
Michael B
01:48:04
stack
Irene K (she/her)
01:49:20
45s
Irene K (she/her)
01:51:33
45s
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
01:51:56
just wanted to say that we need to act on this opportunity we have of getting so many new members involved. because new members generally seem to drift away when not reached out and onboarded during their early involvement in the chapter
Daniel Baker
01:52:23
thank you to all the candidates for answering my question — appreciate the opportunity
Stuart Karaffa
01:52:37
From time to time, the Steering Committee will need to make political decisions about the chapter's activities rather than serving as a purely administrative body. For instance, the Steering Committee votes to endorse or not endorse events that other organizations are hosting. Members of Steering will also serve on the Political Engagement Committee, which will issue yes/no recommendations about whether the chapter should endorse candidates.Do you agree with the Steering Committee's role as a political body? And how will you handle these political questions that will inevitably come up during the next few months?
Stephanie G.-Candidate
01:52:37
Thanks Daniel :)
Diego Jauregui Candidate
01:53:28
I agree with Runal, member mobilizing cannot just stop in 6 months it needs to be quickly done to process new members but should long term reform
Michael B
01:53:38
What is your sense of how the chapter fits into DSA’s national politics? Do you have any goals for the upcoming national convention? And how can we build connections with chapters across the country to make federal level demands, given our unique position in the nation’s capital? (just posting ahead of my stack)
Stephanie G.-Candidate
01:53:47
Stack
Irene K (she/her)
01:53:47
Thanks Michael!!
Frank Santos Fritz (he/they) Candidate
01:53:53
stack
Diego Jauregui Candidate
01:53:54
Stack
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
01:54:45
stack
Irene K (she/her)
01:54:51
45s
Irene K (she/her)
01:56:23
1 min
Irene K (she/her)
01:58:13
1 min
Irene K (she/her)
01:58:31
Sorry for the variance between 45s/1 min warnings lol
Stephanie G.-Candidate
01:58:49
No worries, warnings are helpful regardless :)
Irene K (she/her)
01:59:46
45s
Irene K (she/her)
02:00:19
Posting again here: What is your sense of how the chapter fits into DSA’s national politics? Do you have any goals for the upcoming national convention? And how can we build connections with chapters across the country to make federal level demands, given our unique position in the nation’s capital?
Diego Jauregui Candidate
02:00:34
That is a very good point Michael!
Irene K (she/her)
02:01:08
We should have time for one more question if anyone else would like to get on stack!
Frank Santos Fritz (he/they) Candidate
02:01:13
stack
Stephanie G.-Candidate
02:01:17
Stack
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
02:01:20
stack
Diego Jauregui Candidate
02:01:25
Stack
Michael B
02:01:49
sorry to ask 3 big questions all at once lol def not fair with time constraint
Irene K (she/her)
02:02:07
45s
Irene K (she/her)
02:04:09
45s
Irene K (she/her)
02:05:42
1 min
Irene K (she/her)
02:07:10
1 min
Diego Jauregui Candidate
02:07:18
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lSrAG1A-41zQtetuyzoMszkHVkwu_NaJ5s5GnBf7SQY/edit?usp=sharing
Michael B
02:08:01
thx yall!
Stephanie G.-Candidate
02:08:12
Thank you everyone for your questions!
Irene K (she/her)
02:08:51
Next up: Stephanie, Diego, Runal
Irene K (she/her)
02:09:58
30s
Irene K (she/her)
02:10:51
30 s
Frank Santos Fritz (he/they) Candidate
02:11:04
Could we let Diego go again?
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
02:11:12
++
Frank Santos Fritz (he/they) Candidate
02:11:12
I would like to hear his full statement.
Irene K (she/her)
02:11:17
sure
Stephanie G.-Candidate
02:11:18
++
Frank Santos Fritz (he/they) Candidate
02:11:22
*their apologies
Stephanie G.-Candidate
02:11:25
Let Diego again
Stephanie G.-Candidate
02:12:21
+++
Diego Jauregui Candidate
02:12:34
Thank you everyone!
Irene K (she/her)
02:12:35
lmao
Abel Amene
02:12:42
lol
Irene K (she/her)
02:13:03
30s
Diego Jauregui Candidate
02:13:31
And you are an excellent musician!
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
02:13:41
<3
Frank Santos Fritz (he/they) Candidate
02:13:44
Thank you all, once again.
Irene K (she/her)
02:13:48
#special-election-2021
Michael B
02:13:57
thx comrades, have a great night
Runal D. - Candidate (he/him)
02:14:00
my statement again: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15IYzAB1sxBRJD9sKOdBctoZANsZplsJCDUWscn4EATw/edit?usp=sharing