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Stonewall Endorsements - City Council, School Board & Propositions

posted Oct 10, 2020, 9:12 AM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Oct 10, 2020, 9:15 AM ]

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin are pleased to announce the results of our endorsement vote for the 2020 Austin City Council, school boards, and the City of Austin Transportation Propositions. Candidates needed to get at least 60% of the votes cast in their race to earn the endorsement. In races where there were three or more candidates and no single candidate met the threshold but two candidates received at least 40% of the votes, then a dual endorsement was given.

Early Voting runs from October 13 - 30 and Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. We encourage you to support these endorsements and vote for all the Democrats on the ballot.

Austin City Council
Austin City Council District 2 - David Chincanchan for City Council

Austin City Council District 4 - Greg Casar

Austin City Council District 6 - Jimmy Flannigan

Austin City Council District 7 - Leslie Pool

Austin City Council District 10 - Alison Alter for Austin & Pooja Sethi for Austin City Council (dual endorsement)

Austin Independent School District (AISD)
AISD Trustee Place 2 - John Mckiernan-Gonzalez


Del Valle Independent School District (DVISD)
DVISD Trustee Place 2 - David J. Albert & Damian Pantoja (dual endorsement)

City of Austin Transportation Propositions
Proposition A: FOR - Transit Now

Proposition B:  FOR - Safe Mobility For All

In the AISD Trustee Place 5, no candidate met our thresholds for endorsement. Congratulations to all the endorsed candidates.

Austin City Council & Education Candidate Questionnaire & Responses

posted Sep 30, 2020, 12:40 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Sep 30, 2020, 12:53 PM ]

Because of COVID-19 the Stonewall Democrats of Austin have had to modify our candidate endorsement process for the November 4 General Elections. On September 14 and 21 Stonewall and the Liberal Austin Democrats held two joint virtual candidate forums with City Council and School Board candidates. Our endorsement process requires that candidates must complete a questionnaire in order to be considered for endorsement. Candidates were sent the questionnaire on September 21 and had to return it by September 28. Below in the files section are the responses of those candidates who responded by the deadline.

In order to gain the endorsement of the Stonewall Democrats of Austin, a candidate or proposition must receive at least 60% of the votes cast in that race. In races where there are three or more candidates and no candidate received at least 60% of the votes cast, but two candidates receive at least 40% of the votes cast, then there will be a dual endorsement in that race.

An email with a link to the ballot has been sent to all current members. A separate email has been sent to all lapsed members and who are eligible to renew their membership in order to vote. Should you have questions about your membership please email rich.g.bailey@gmail.com

**  VOTING ENDS AT 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND **

LAD & Stonewall Democrats of Austin Candidate Forums (9/14 & 9/21)

posted Sep 9, 2020, 5:49 PM by Danielle Skidmore

Liberal Austin Democrats (LAD) and Stonewall Democrats will be hosting virtual candidate forums for the November Elections. Both meetings will be hosted on Zoom. Use the link below to sign up & receive the meeting info.


·         LAD & Stonewall Democrats of Austin Candidate Forum for City Council Candidates (Monday 9-14-2020 7:00pm to 8:30pm)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdeusqT4jHNLovm_-U_wvJlY0txC4fwUE

  

·         LAD & Stonewall Democrats of Austin Candidate Forum for School Board Candidates (Monday 9-21-2020 7:00pm to 8:30pm)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucuugqD8sHdwqhUzP2bcWiNZfT3ZeY-cW

September 9, 2020 Meeting

posted Sep 8, 2020, 7:15 AM by Danielle Skidmore   [ updated Sep 8, 2020, 7:22 AM ]

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 6:30 pm.
- Our meeting will focus on a presentation and discussion about Project Connect, which is on the November ballot !!!
-We'll also discuss our November election endorsement process.
-Newly elected TCDP chair, Katie Naranjo will also join us to introduce herself and talk about the TCDP Coordinated Campaign.


Due to COVID-19, we will host the meeting remotely on ZOOM, with the meeting connection Information below.
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July 8, 2020 Meeting

posted Jul 7, 2020, 9:23 PM by Danielle Skidmore   [ updated Jul 7, 2020, 9:25 PM ]

7-8-20 6:30 – 7:45 PM

ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE
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It's been over 20 years since Travis County elected a candidate, who is openly gay, to a county-wide elected position. Seeing LGBTQIA+ elected leaders is critical to the continued fight for LGBTQIA+ equality. For our July monthly meeting, Stonewall Democrats of Austin will welcome Laurie Eiserloh, candidate for Travis County Attorney. Join us for an opportunity to learn more about Laurie Eiserloh, her work in LGBTQIA+ civil rights and justice, what it's like to be an openly gay candidate seeking elected office in Travis County, and her vision for criminal justice reform in Travis County.

Laurie Eiserloh is Stonewall Democrats of Austin's endorsed candidate for Travis County Attorney. We will be phone banking for Laurie's campaign to remind voters and encourage voters to vote to make history in electing Travis County's first openly gay County Attorney. https://www.electlaurie.com/


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June 10, 2020 Meeting & SD 14 Democratic Candidate Forum

posted Jun 2, 2020, 7:37 AM by Danielle Skidmore   [ updated Jun 5, 2020, 9:50 AM ]

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its monthly membership meeting and SD14 Democratic Candidate Forum on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at 6:30 pm. We are pleased to co host this forum with Bastrop County Stonewall Democrats.

Due to COVID-19, we will host the meeting remotely on ZOOM, with the meeting connection Information below.

ZOOM INFO:
Topic: Stonewall Democrats of Austin - June 2020 Meeting
Time: Jun 10, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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May 13, 2020 (Virtual ZOOM) Membership Meeting

posted May 13, 2020, 1:31 PM by Danielle Skidmore

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 6:30 pm.

Due to COVID-19, we will host the meeting remotely on ZOOM, with the meeting connection Information below.

We will give an update on the 2020 Texas Democratic Convention and Stonewall Caucus and have a panel discussion with three local leaders about our local response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

ZOOM INFO:
Topic: Stonewall Democrats Austin - May Meeting
Time: May 13, 2020, 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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

We hope to see you there!

March Membership Meeting Cancelled

posted Mar 8, 2020, 7:05 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Mar 8, 2020, 7:07 PM ]

Due to an exhausting Primary Season, the Stonewall Democrats of Austin will not be meeting on March 11th. Instead we encourage our members to rest up and then attend the Travis County Democratic Convention on March 21st at the Hyatt Regency (208 Barton Springs Rd). Doors open at 8:00 am and the convention will be called to order at 9:00 am. 

Our next membership meeting will be April 8th at the Carver Library (1161 Angelina St) beginning at 6:30 pm.

March 3 Election Day - Democratic Primaries

posted Mar 2, 2020, 2:21 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Mar 2, 2020, 2:24 PM ]

Election Day for the Democratic primary elections is Tuesday, March 3. Below are the Stonewall Democrats of Austin endorsed candidates for the 2020 Travis County Democratic Party primary. We encourage you to not only vote, but take 5 friends with you when you go. Travis County voting locations can be found at: here and also attached below. 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇸

US Representative TX-10: Mike Siegel
US Representative TX-17: David Jaramillo
US Representative TX-21: Wendy Davis
US Representative TX-25: Julie Oliver
US Representative TX-35: Rep. Lloyd Doggett

Texas Senate District 24: Clayton Tucker

Texas House District 45: Erin Zwiener
Texas House District 51: Eddie Rodriguez
Texas House District 136: John Bucy III

Texas Railroad Commissioner: Chrysta Castañeda

Texas State Board of Education District 10: Dr. Marsha Burnett-Webster

Chief Justice Texas Supreme Court: Amy Clark Meachum
Texas Supreme Court Place 6: Kathy Cheng
Texas Supreme Court Place 7: Brandy Voss
Texas Supreme Court Place 8: Gisela Triana
Texas Supreme Court Place 9: Brandon Birmingham

Chief Justice Texas Third Court of Appeals: Darlene Byrne
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4: Tina Clinton

District Judge 167: David Wahlberg
District Judge 200: Maggie Ellis
District Judge 353: Tim Sulak
District Judge 390: Julie Kocurek

Travis County Attorney: Laurie Eiserloh 

Travis County Sheriff: Sally Hernandez

Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector: Bruce Elfant

Travis County Commissioner Precinct 1: Jeff Travillion
Travis County Commissioner Precinct 3: Valinda Bolton

Travis County Constable Precinct 1: Tonya Nixon
Travis County Constable Precinct 2: Adan Ballesteros
Travis County Constable Precinct 4: George Morales III

Early Voting for Democratic Primaries: February 18-28

posted Feb 17, 2020, 5:34 PM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Feb 17, 2020, 5:49 PM ]

Early voting for the Democratic primary elections runs from February 18 to 28. Below are the Stonewall Democrats of Austin endorsed candidates for the 2020 Travis County Democratic Party primary. We encourage you to not only vote, but take 5 friends with you when you go. Travis County Early Voting locations can be found at: https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/polling-locations.html and also attached below. 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇸

US Representative TX-10: Mike Siegel
US Representative TX-17: David Jaramillo
US Representative TX-21: Wendy Davis
US Representative TX-25: Julie Oliver
US Representative TX-35: Rep. Lloyd Doggett

Texas Senate District 24: Clayton Tucker

Texas House District 45: Erin Zwiener
Texas House District 51: Eddie Rodriguez
Texas House District 136: John Bucy III

Texas Railroad Commissioner: Chrysta Castañeda

Texas State Board of Education District 10: Dr. Marsha Burnett-Webster

Chief Justice Texas Supreme Court: Amy Clark Meachum
Texas Supreme Court Place 6: Kathy Cheng
Texas Supreme Court Place 7: Brandy Voss
Texas Supreme Court Place 8: Gisela Triana
Texas Supreme Court Place 9: Brandon Birmingham

Chief Justice Texas Third Court of Appeals: Darlene Byrne
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4: Tina Clinton

District Judge 167: David Wahlberg
District Judge 200: Maggie Ellis
District Judge 353: Tim Sulak
District Judge 390: Julie Kocurek

Travis County Attorney: Laurie Eiserloh 

Travis County Sheriff: Sally Hernandez

Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector: Bruce Elfant

Travis County Commissioner Precinct 1: Jeff Travillion
Travis County Commissioner Precinct 3: Valinda Bolton

Travis County Constable Precinct 1: Tonya Nixon
Travis County Constable Precinct 2: Adan Ballesteros
Travis County Constable Precinct 4: George Morales III

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