Early voting for City Council Elections May 2-10

posted Apr 26, 2011, 8:26 AM by Rich Bailey

Early voting for the May 14 City Council Elections begins on Monday, May 2 and runs through Tuesday, May 10. We encourage all SDA members and supporters to vote early for our endorsed candidates (Chris Riley, Place 1; Randi Shade, Place 3; and Laura Morrison, Place 4) and then help those campaigns with voter turnout.

To find polling locations for both early and election day voting click on the links below:

Early Voting locations

Election Day Voting locations

SDA Candidate Forum and Endorsement Meeting April 11

posted Apr 5, 2011, 11:56 AM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Apr 5, 2011, 12:03 PM ]

On April 11, the Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold a candidate forum and endorsement meeting with candidates for the May City Council elections. In seeking an endorsement, candidates are required to answer a questionnaire on LGBT-related issues. Copies of the candidates' answers will be available the evening of the Forum.

During the Forum portion of the meeting, each candidate will be allowed time for remarks, followed by questions from SDA members. At the conclusion of the Forum, the members will vote on endorsements.

In order to vote, you must be a current, dues-paid member of SDA. If you are a previous SDA member and your membership has expired, you may make your membership current on the evening of the Endorsement Meeting.

The Candidate Forum and Endorsement Meeting will begin at 6:30 PM in the County Commissioner Court Room, located in the Granger Bldg. at 314 W. 11th street. The Granger Bldg. is at the northeast corner of 11th and Guadalupe St., across from the County Courthouse.

Hope to see you there.

Rich Bailey
Stonewall Democrats of Austin

SDA monthly meeting January 5th at 6:30 pm

posted Dec 29, 2010, 9:23 AM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Dec 29, 2010, 9:41 AM ]

Please join Stonewall Democrats of Austin at our January monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 5th at Cafe Express (3418 N. Lamar Blvd.) beginning at 6:30 pm. (Please note the date and location change)

Our featured speaker will be Dennis Coleman, Executive Director of Equality Texas. Dennis will be talking about the challenges facing the LGBT community in the upcoming Texas Legislative Session. Click below for the proposed agenda.

Hope to see you on the 5th.

"Give Rick Perry the Boot Camp" this Saturday (10/09)

posted Oct 6, 2010, 6:04 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Oct 6, 2010, 6:09 PM ]

This weekend is the TCDP Coordinated Campaign's big "Give Rick Perry The Boot" Camp, where folks will receive a training on GOTV techniques, then head out to turn out voters. Now is the time to mobilize our tremendous base here in Travis County, to not only elect all of our local Democrats, but give our regional and statewide candidates the boost they need to win!

GOTV Training: 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
GOTV Action: 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

Watch our great promotional video and sign up online:

Attendees who commit to GOTV work will receive a limited-edition "Give Rick Perry The Boot!" Yard Sign. It's a must for any Democratic Club member, to be sure.

Thanks for all of your help! Our clubs are really stepping up, with donations of both time and money. It's all making a big difference in winning every race here in Travis County.


Katherine Haenschen
Travis County Democratic Party
Coordinated Campaign Manager
Cell: (773) 343-4954

Campaign HQ: 605 W. 13th Street
Questions? (512) 472-VOTE
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Block walking for Susan Steeg

posted Oct 6, 2010, 2:57 PM by Rich Bailey

Susan Steeg is the only open LGBT Democrat running for office in the November election here in Travis County. She is running for another term as JP, Precinct 3.

We want to mobilize volunteers the next 2 Saturdays prior to early voting.  We are walking a list of General Election voters in each precinct (no primary voters, but those who vote regularly in November).  Susan wants us to ring doorbells & chat to voters.  But if the volunteer is averse to this, they can leave the literature without knocking.  Going in pairs is faster, but alone is fine as well - sometimes there is only one house on a whole street.  So you get out, knock, then drive to another house.  If you have a driver, it's faster.
Susan is asking volunteers to meet me 10/9 (and her 10/16) at Serrano's (Mopac & 290 location, in the shopping center with Spec's & Best Buy) at 9am, Susan is buying everyone a breakfast taco, then off we go.  Susan thinks 9-12 will be the time commitment.  Of course, I can get anyone a precinct list & literature at any time - I am walking during the week myself.

Please email me at or call me at 512-444-4117 if you are able to volunteer to block walk during these times.

Thanks for your consideration,

Pat Cramer

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