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No July Membership Meeting - Next Meeting: August 8

posted Jul 5, 2018, 3:20 PM by Rich Bailey

As with most of the local Travis County Democratic clubs, the Stonewall Democrats of Austin will not have a membership meeting in July. Our next scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, August 8th at 6:30 pm at our new location, Hank's Austin (5811 Berkman Dr. Austin, TX 78723).

We hope to see you there!

June 13 Monthly Membership Meeting

posted Jun 11, 2018, 1:16 PM by Rich Bailey

Join the Stonewall Democrats of Austin at our monthly membership meeting on June 13th at Cafe Express (3418 N. Lamar Blvd) beginning at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Senate District 14 Committeeman Andre Treiber, who will provide an update on the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) and the upcoming State Democratic Convention in Fort Worth.

The proposed agenda is below:

Call to Order

Introductions

Treasurer's Report

Featured Speaker - SD14 Committeeman Andre Treiber

Old Business

New Business

Announcements

Adjourn 


We hope to see you there.

May 16 Monthly Membership Meeting

posted May 7, 2018, 7:29 PM by Rich Bailey

Apologies for the late notice but due to a scheduling conflict the May Stonewall Democrats of Austin membership meeting will be held on May 16th at Cafe Express (3418 N. Lamar Blvd) beginning at 6:30 pm instead of the usual 2nd Wednesday.

Our guest speaker this month will be Chuck Smith, CEO of Equality Texas, who will speak about the "gay panic" defense that was recently successfully used in a trail here in Travis County.

We hope to see you on May 16th at Cafe Express.

April 11 Monthly Membership Meeting

posted Apr 7, 2018, 5:54 PM by Rich Bailey

Join the Stonewall Democrats of Austin at our monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, April 11th at Cafe Express (3418 N. Lamar Blvd) beginning at 6:30 pm. Our main order of business is to conduct officer elections for the positions of Vice President and Secretary.

County/Senate District Conventions on March 24

posted Mar 20, 2018, 7:56 AM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 7:02 PM ]

The County/Senate District Democratic Conventions will be held this Saturday, March 24th. Travis County will be at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Barton Springs. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the convention will begin at 10:00 am. For more information:

http://www.traviscountydemocrats.org/county-convention/

There will be interest group caucuses throughout the day. The Stonewall caucus will at 9:00 am in Texas Ballroom 5. Precinct caucuses are scheduled for 11:30 am.

Williamson County will be at Leander High School, 3301 S. Bagdad Rd, Leander. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the convention will begin at 10:00 am. For more information:

http://www.wilcodemocrats.org/news/2100/2018-County-Convention

Below are a number of resolutions that will be offered at Conventions across the state.

If you want to go to the State Convention in Ft. Worth (June 21-22), you must sign up as a delegate in your precinct.

http://signmeup.tdpvotes.com/


March Membership Meeting Cancelled

posted Mar 9, 2018, 6:41 AM by Rich Bailey

Due to scheduling issues and a lack of a substantive agenda, there will not be a membership meeting this month. We will conduct our officer elections for Vice President and Secretary at the April 11 meeting. If you, or someone you know, is interested in running for either position please email rich@stonewallaustin.org

Stonewall Endorsed Candidates for March 6 Primaries

posted Feb 19, 2018, 1:23 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 7:22 PM ]

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin announce the following endorsements for the March 6th primaries (in some races no candidate reached the 60% threshold and dual endorsements were made). Early Voting runs from February 20th to March 2nd. Voting locations are  linked below the endorsements.

U.S. Representative, District 10: Michael Siegel
U.S. Representative, District 17: Dale Mantey
U.S. Representative, District 21:
Elliott McFadden & Mary Street Wilson
U.S. Representative, District 25:
Chris Perri & West Hansen
U.S. Representative, District 35: Lloyd Doggett

Governor: Lupe Valdez
Lt. Governor: Mike Collier
State Senator, District 25: Steve Kling
State Representative, District 46:
Sheryl Cole & Chito Vela
State Representative, District 47:
Candace Aylor & Elaina Fowler
State Representative, District 48: Donna Howard
State Representative, District 52: James Talarico

Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals, Pl 3: Chari Kelly
Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals, Pl 6: Gisela Triana
Judge, 331st District Court: David Crain
Judge, 459th District Court:
Greg Hitt & Aurora Martinez Jones

Travis County Judge: Sarah Eckhardt
Travis County Commissioner, Pl 4: Margaret Gomez
Travis County Clerk: Dana DeBeauvoir
Travis County Court-at-Law 3: John Lipscombe
Travis County Court-at-Law 5: Nancy Hohengarten
Travis County Justice of the Peace, Pct 3: Susan Steeg
Travis County Justice of the Peace, Pct 5: Nicholas Chu
Travis County Democratic Party Chair: Anne Wynne

Early Voting Locations

Mobile Voting Locations

Election Day Voting Locations


February 14th Monthly Membership Meeting

posted Feb 11, 2018, 5:03 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 9:18 AM ]

Join the Stonewall Democrats of Austin at our monthly membership meeting on February 14th at Cafe Express (3418 N. Lamar Blvd) beginning at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Austin City Council Member Greg Casar who will be taking about the proposed Paid Sick Leave ordinance.

The proposed agenda is below:
 
  • Call to Order
  • Introductions
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Featured Speaker - Council Member Greg Casar
  • Old Business
  • New Business - March Officer Elections (VP & Secretary)
  • Announcements
  • Adjourn 
We hope to see you there.

Candidate Forum & Endorsement Meeting January 10th at 6:30 pm

posted Dec 19, 2017, 9:04 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 7:29 AM ]

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will be holding a 2018 Democratic Primary Candidate Endorsement Forum on Wednesday, January 10th in the Smith Auditorium of the Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd). The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.

In order to be considered for endorsement a candidate must have filled out our questionnaire (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 2 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.

Below is the agenda as well as the responses from the Federal, State, County, and Judicial Candidates. Copies will be available at the endorsement meeting.

No December Membership Meeting - Holiday Party Instead

posted Nov 11, 2017, 6:50 AM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Dec 7, 2017, 1:38 PM ]

There will not be a Stonewall Membership meeting in December, instead we invite you to attend the TCDP/One Texas Resistence Holiday Party on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6-8PM at The North Door, 501 Brushy Street. So come out and join in the holiday festivities!

It will be a time to celebrate, drink merrily (and safely), and enjoy the holiday season together before the 2018 elections. So please come and enjoy with us as we continue preparing for the 2018 elections that are already underway.

See you at the One Texas Resistance Holiday Party!


Our next meeting will be a Candidate Endorsement Forum to be held in January. Details are still being worked out but will be provided once finalized.

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