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  • SDA Endorses City Council Candidates The Stonewall Democrats of Austin held Candidate Forum and Endorsement meetings on August 27th and September 4th to allow our members to hear from those candidates who filled out our candidate questionnaire.The following candidates were endorsed by the membership due to their strong support for the LGBTQ community:Mayor: Steve Adler District 1: Ora Houston District 2: Delia Garza District 3: Sabino "Pio" Renteria District 4: Greg Casar and Katrina Daniel District 5: Ann Kitchen District 6: Jimmy Flannigan District 7: Leslie Pool and Melissa Zone District 8: Ed Scruggs District 9: Chris Riley and Kathie Tovo District 10: Tina Cannon and Mandy Dealey To find out which City Council district you live in click here.
    Posted Sep 8, 2014, 12:53 PM by Rich Bailey
  • City Council Candidate Endorsement Forums This November marks the first time the Austin City Council will be elected by district instead of citywide. The new 10-1 Council will consist of 10 members elected by district and the Mayor elected at-large.The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will be holding two Candidate Forums and Endorsement meetings to allow our members to hear from those candidates who filled out our candidate questionnaire.The forums will be held in the Smith Auditorium of the Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd) on Wednesday, August 27th and Thursday, September 4th. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and the meetings will begin at 6:00 pm. Below is the schedule for both meetings.August 27th (18 candidates)6 ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 3:06 PM by Rich Bailey
  • Happy Hour & Business Meeting August 13th at The Brass House Happy Hour with John Cook 6:30 pm, Wednesday, August 13th The Brass House, 115 San Jacinto Blvd (with convenient parking across the street at the Convention Center garage) Next Wednesday, we are delighted to host John Cook, former "Singing Mayor" of El Paso and Democratic Candidate for Texas Land Commissioner.  Meet John and learn about his distinguished career as Mayor of El Paso and his plans as Land Commissioner. Short business meeting to follow.  We will consider a change in our endorsement procedures.  Download the proposed change here.Current endorsement procedures are available at:
    Posted Aug 6, 2014, 3:00 PM by Rich Bailey
  • Happy Hour & Business Meeting July 9 at The Brass House As expected due to the recent Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling the Religious Right has mounted a new assault on LGBTQ progress.  That is why the Stonewall Democrats of Austin are inviting you to attend our July Happy Hour and Business meeting at The Brass House (115 San Jacinto Blvd) beginning at 6:30 pm.We are fighting back. Come hear the latest at our next Happy Hour and business meeting, this Wednesday July 9th. Details and RSVP here. This meeting will cover:LGBTQ Community Roundtable resultsTDP Platform first-ever LGBTQ section10-1 Candidate Questionnaire and Interview/Endorsement Dates  In the meantime:Do you know your 10-1 Council District? (Precincts can be split between Districts).  Verify it ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2014, 1:44 PM by Rich Bailey
  • Keep Austin Queered Roundtable on May 31st The way we elect our Austin City Council is changing so the Stonewall Democrats of Austin (SDA) is hosting an LGBTQ Community Roundtable. The Roundtable will bring together subject-matter experts from the City of Austin and from LGBTQ advocate and allied organizations. The purpose of The Roundtable is to identify the most pressing LGBTQ issues facing our community so that we can shape our City Council Candidate questionnaire and make informed decisions about who to support in the upcoming City Council elections.“Keep Austin Queered” RoundtableSaturday May 31, 20141:00 pm — 4:00 pmWillie Mae Kirk Branch Library3101 Oak Springs Dr.Austin, Texas 78702Professionally facilitated by: Betsy Aylin, PhD
    Posted May 25, 2014, 2:30 PM by Rich Bailey
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