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June Membership Meeting - June 12

posted Jun 4, 2019, 7:53 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Jun 4, 2019, 8:05 PM ]

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, beginning at 6:30pm.

As we work to find a more permanent meeting location, we’re taking the road show south of the Colorado River this month to the Bouldin Creek neighborhood and the Twin Oaks Branch of the Austin Library, 1800 S 5th St, Austin, TX 78704. 

Our guest speaker will be Heidi Gerbracht, Board Member of Annie’s List.

Heidi will talk about what Annie’s List, the 2020 Texas Elections and how we can help flip the Texas House of Representatives.

The agenda can be found here.

May Membership Meeting - May 8

posted May 7, 2019, 1:45 PM by Rich Bailey

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its monthly membership meeting on May 8th at a new location: Carver Library 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702.

Our guest speaker will be Alicia Weigel, Intersex Activist, Austin Young Democrats Secretary, and recently appointed Austin Human Rights Commissioner.

- Alicia will discuss the "I" in L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ and how intersex rights are a key part of our equality movement.
- Danielle Skidmore will give a brief update of what's happening at the Texas Legislature.
- We'll discuss potential committees and future meeting topics.
- After we adjourn, let's head over to East Side Pies

Agenda will be posted shortly and can be found here:
https://sites.google.com/a/stonewal…/stonewallaustin/agendas

We hope to see you there.

April Membership Meeting - April 10

posted Apr 4, 2019, 4:30 PM by Rich Bailey

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its April monthly membership meeting on April 10th at the Cafe Mueller patio, located at the HEB (1801 E. 51st St, ATX 78723), beginning at 6:30 pm.

Our guest speaker will be Samantha Smoot, Interim Executive Director of Equality Texas. Samantha will talk about what's happening at the Texas Legislature.

We hope to see you there.

March Membership Meeting - March 13

posted Mar 9, 2019, 5:17 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Mar 9, 2019, 5:45 PM ]

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its March monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, March 13th at the Cafe Mueller patio, located at the HEB (1801 E. 51st St, ATX 78723), beginning at 6:30 pm. Due to SXSW this will be a short business meeting with the only items being the election of President and Treasurer and laying out proposed bylaw amendments and changes to the endorsement procedures which will be voted on at the April meeting.

February Membership Meeting - Guest Speaker: Cindy Flint

posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:23 PM by Rich Bailey

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold it's February monthly membership meeting on February 13th at the Cafe Mueller patio, located at the HEB (1801 E. 51st St, ATX 78723), beginning at 6:30 pm.

Our guest speaker will be Cindy Flint, Executive Director of the Travis County Democratic Party. Cindy will talk about the TCDP's plans leading up to the 2020 Elections.

We hope to see you there.

January Membership Meeting - City Council Inauguration

posted Jan 5, 2019, 8:15 AM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Jan 5, 2019, 8:16 AM ]

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will not be hosting our normally scheduled meeting on Wednesday, January 9th. Instead, we hope you will join us at the City of Austin's Inauguration for the Mayor and City Council on January 7th at 6PM at Austin City Hall (301 W. 2nd St).

Stonewall was proud to endorse the re-election of Mayor Steve Adler, the re-election of City Council Member Pio Renteria in District 3, and the election of Council Member-elect Natasha Harper-Madison in District 1 and Council Member-elect Paige Ellis in District 8. Please join Stonewall members at City Hall to congratulate these awesome progressive elected officials!

* We encourage you to arrive early to ensure parking and seating availability.

Here is the posted agenda: www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=312590

TCDP Holiday Parties - December 13

posted Dec 6, 2018, 10:11 AM by Rich Bailey

There will not be a December membership meeting. Instead we recommend attending one (or both) of the Travis County Democratic Party Holiday parties on December 13th. The South Party, co-hosted by South Austin Democrats and Tejano Democrats, will be at 5906 Old Fredericksburg Rd (ATX 78749) from 5 to 9 pm and the North Party, co-hosted by Lake Travis Democrats, will be at 1938 Lohmans Crossing (ATX 78734) from 6 to 9 pm.

SDA Membership Meeting Rescheduled for November 28

posted Nov 13, 2018, 7:29 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 7:34 PM ]

Due to scheduling and logistical issues the Stonewall Democrats of Austin will be holding their November membership meeting on Wednesday, November 28th instead of November 14th. The meeting will be held at the Cafe Mueller restaurant located in the HEB (1801 E. 51st St, ATX 78723). The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. An agenda will be sent shortly before the meeting.

We will be conducting a block walk for Natasha Harper-Madison, our endorsed candidate in the City Council District 1 run-off, on November 17th from 1 to 5 pm. Details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1112683885566074/ 

We hope to see you on the 28th.

Early Voting for November General Elections - October 22 to November 2

posted Oct 21, 2018, 3:56 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Oct 21, 2018, 4:27 PM ]

On November 6th the country will vote in perhaps the most important mid-term election in recent memory. It is abundantly clear that the Republican Administration at both the national and state level are more concerned with enacting a partisan, ideological agenda and not what is in the best interests of the country and state, therefore the Stonewall Democrats of Austin encourages everyone to vote a straight Democratic ticket.

Early Voting runs from October 22nd to November 2nd. Early, Mobile, and Election Day voting locations can be found in the files section below.

In addition to the partisan races there are also a number of down-ballot non partisan elections, including City Council, Austin Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees, Austin Independent School District (AISD) Board of Trustees, and the City of Austin Ballot Propositions. Below are the Stonewall Democrats of Austin endorsements in those elections:

City of Austin
District 8 - Bobby Levinski
District 9 - Danielle Skidmore

Austin Community College

Austin Independent School District
AISD District 1 - Edmund "Ted" Gordon
AISD District 4 - Zachary Price
AISD District 9 - Arati Singh

City of Austin Propositions
Proposition A - G - For
Proposition J - Against
Proposition K - Against

Candidate Forum & Endorsement Meeting October 9th at 6:30 pm

posted Sep 26, 2018, 6:48 AM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Oct 7, 2018, 6:31 PM ]

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will be holding the 2018 City Council, ACC, and AISD Candidate Endorsement Forum on Tuesday, October 9th in the Smith Auditorium of the Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd). The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.

In addition to the candidate elections, except for Mayor, which was done at the September 12th forum with the Liberal Austin Democrats, we will also be considering the City of Austin Propositions at this meeting.

In order to be considered for endorsement a candidate must have filled out our questionnaire - see files below (we will have copies of the candidates’ responses to our questionnaire available at the meeting). Candidates will have 3 minutes to address the membership. After we hear from all the candidates that evening the membership will discuss each race then cast ballots.

In order to be able to vote in the endorsement meetings you must have been a member in good standing of the Stonewall Democrats of Austin for at least 30 days prior to the endorsement meeting. Those whose membership has lapsed within the past 3 years will be able to vote provided they renew their membership, which can be done at the meeting or by clicking here. If you are unsure of your membership status email rich@stonewallaustin.org

The entire membership may participate in the candidate forum and the discussion of the candidate's positions but only those members eligible to vote as defined above may cast ballots. A 60% vote of eligible members present and voting shall be required for the endorsement of any candidate.

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