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No April 2021 Meeting.

posted Apr 12, 2021, 3:14 PM by Danielle Skidmore

NO MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY (4/14)!

This week is a very hectic one at the Texas Capitol, with multiple attacks on Healthcare for LGBTQI+ Texans. In lieu of our April Membership Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, April 14th, I am making a call for action to our membership. Please join me and Equality Texas in working to stop these bills.
This post gives specific actions you can take. If you can join me at the Capitol on Wednesday, I look forward to seeing you.
Otherwise, there are plenty of ways to engage remotely.


SDA Recommendations for May 1 City of Austin Propositions

posted Apr 9, 2021, 4:21 PM by Rich Bailey

Voting has now closed for the Stonewall Democrats of Austin Endorsement Ballot on the May 1 City of Austin Propositions.

In order to gain the endorsement of the Stonewall Democrats of Austin, a proposition must have received at least 60% of the votes cast in that race. Below are the results:

FOR

Prop A: Firefighter collective bargaining: FOR - 74.3% Against - 17.1% No Endorsement - 8.6%

Prop C: Police Oversight Director: FOR - 82.9% Against - 8.6% No Endorsement - 8.6%

AGAINST

Prop B: Public camping/solicitation ban: AGAINST - 74.3% For - 8.6% No Endorsement - 17.1%

Prop F: Strong Mayor: AGAINST - 82.9% For - 11.4% No Endorsement - 5.7%

NO POSITION

Prop D: Mayoral Election Date: For - 54.3% Against - 42.9% No Endorsement - 2.9%

Prop E: Ranked Choice Voting: For - 57.1% Against - 34.3% No Endorsement - 8.6%

Prop G: Additional Council Seat: For - 45.7% Against - 45.7% No Endorsement - 8.6%

Prop H: Campaign Finance Vouchers: For - 42.9% Against - 48.6% No Endorsement - 8.6%

Early voting runs from Monday, April 19th to Tuesday, April 27th and Election Day is Saturday, May 1st.

Membership in the Stonewall Democrats of Austin is based on a calendar year (January 1 - December 31). If you need to renew your membership, the link to renew online can be found here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/stonewallaustindues


March 2021 Membership Meeting

posted Mar 7, 2021, 8:04 AM by Danielle Skidmore

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 6:30 pm.
Due to COVID-19, we will host the meeting remotely on ZOOM, with the meeting connection information below.
-Update on the 2021 Texas Legislative and LGBTQI+ Bills that are moving.
-Local and ISD May 2021 Election Overview.
-Spring 2021 Endorsement Update.
-Office Election (President & Secretary) - Call for Nominations.

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Topic: Stonewall Democrats of Austin - March 2021 Meeting
Time: Mar 10, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Stonewall Democrats of Austin - February 10, 2021 Meeting

posted Feb 10, 2021, 10:23 AM by Danielle Skidmore   [ updated Feb 10, 2021, 10:24 AM ]

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2020, at 6:30 pm.
- Part Two of our discussion about the 2021 Austin City Charter Amendments. This month we'll focus on the opposition raised against a "Strong Mayor" system.
"10-1 For the People" & "Austin for All People" will give a short presentation, followed by a discussion.
-We'll also have Kolby Duhon, President of Texas Young Democrats and a member of the TDP 2020 election review committee, will give us an update on their work.
Due to COVID-19, we will host the meeting remotely on ZOOM, with the meeting connection information below.
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Topic: Stonewall Democrats of Austin - February 2021 Meeting
Time: Feb 10, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Stonewall Democrats of Austin - January 2021 Meeting

posted Jan 9, 2021, 10:54 AM by Danielle Skidmore   [ updated Jan 9, 2021, 10:55 AM ]

Join us for our first meeting of 2021. We'll learn more about Austinites for Progressive Reform, and hear about the initial LGBTQI+ bills files at the Texas Legislature.
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Austinites for Progressive Reform is a campaign to amend the city charter to make Austin the most pro-democracy city in the country.
The campaign has proposed four charter amendments that will lead to a more representative, diverse, responsive, and accountable city government:
- Elect the mayor in presidential years, not midterms;
- Move to ranked-choice voting, to eliminate low-turnout runoffs;
- Adopt a mayor-council form of government, instead of our "strong manager" system; and
- Create a “Democracy Dollars” public campaign financing program.
More information is available at austinprogress.org.
This May, Austin will have the opportunity to vote on these reforms. In this meeting, members of the Austinites for Progressive Reform team will present on these reforms and take questions from the group.

MEETING INFO:

Topic: Stonewall Democrats of Austin - January 2021 Meeting
Time: Jan 13, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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November 11, 2020 Membership Meeting

posted Nov 9, 2020, 8:39 AM by Danielle Skidmore   [ updated Nov 9, 2020, 8:58 AM ]

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 6:30 pm.

- We'll have short 30 minute meeting celebrating the victories from November 3rd and a renewed focus on the December 15, 2020 Austin City Council runoff elections.

- In District 6 and 10, we must mobilize to ensure continued Democratic representation and LGBTQIA equality for these parts of Austin by reelecting Jimmy Flannigan and Alison Alter. Find out how we all can help turn out the vote!

Due to COVID-19, we will host the meeting remotely on ZOOM, with the meeting connection Information below.
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Topic: Stonewall Democrats (November Meeting)
Time: Nov 11, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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

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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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Topic: Stonewall Democrats of Austin - September 2020 Membership Meeting
Time: Sep 9, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 884 4887 7552
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