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Austin Mayoral Forum Hosted by Stonewall & Liberal Austin Dems - Sept 12

posted Aug 14, 2018, 9:09 AM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Sep 9, 2018, 3:46 AM ]

Be sure to join the Liberal Austin Democrats and Stonewall Democrats at our first ever joint Austin Mayoral Forum and Endorsement Meeting on Wednesday, September 12th from 7-9PM at Scholz Garten at 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin.

Mayor Steve Adler, Laura Morrison and Travis Duncan have all committed to attend!

The candidates for Austin Mayor will be answering questions provided by each club. This will be followed by time for each of the candidates for Austin City Council, AISD and ACC to introduce themselves prior to individual club endorsement voting according to their by-laws (more details to come).

We invite all candidates for Austin City Council, Austin ISD Trustee and Austin Community College Trustee to join us for this large gathering of progressive Democrats!

In order to be eligible for consideration for endorsement, our Endorsement Rules require a candidate to submit a completed questionnaire. This questionnaire was sent to all the Mayoral candidates with Democratic voting history.
Below is a compilation of the responses we received from Steve Adler, Travis Duncan, Laura Morrison, and Alex Strenger to the Stonewall Democrats of Austin Candidate Questionnaire.

August 8 Monthly Membership Meeting - New Location

posted Aug 5, 2018, 7:06 PM by Rich Bailey

Please join the Stonewall Democrats of Austin on Wednesday, August 8th at 6:30 pm as we welcome candidate for Attorney General of Texas, Justin Nelson, to our first meeting at our new monthly meeting location - Hank's Austin, in East Austin (5811 Berkman Drive, #100, ATX 78723).

We will have an opportunity to learn more about Justin Nelson, his campaign to replace Ken Paxton with a Texas Attorney General who has integrity, and his belief that the law should protect ALL Texans!

We will also hear from David Butts from the Austin Together PAC, about the seven City of Austin Bond Propositions that will be on the November ballot.

The proposed agenda is below:

Call to Order

Introductions

Treasurer's Report 

Featured Speaker - Justin Nelson, Democratic Nominee for Texas Attorney General

City of Austin Bond Propositions - David Butts, Austin Together PAC

Old Business

New Business

Announcements

Adjourn 

We hope to see you there.

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.

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