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September 8, 2021 Membership Meeting at 6:30 pm

posted Sep 5, 2021, 2:28 PM by Rich Bailey

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 2020, at 6:30 pm. Remaining on ZOOM this month, while we wait for this COVID Delta wave to subside.

-Rep. Celia Israel will join us again to debrief the first two special sessions and prepare for the third special session.
-We'll also discuss the November 2021 local ballot and Texas Constitution propositions.

We will host the meeting remotely on ZOOM, with the meeting connection information below.
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August Membership Meeting Cancelled

posted Aug 9, 2021, 10:32 AM by Rich Bailey

We will not be holding an August membership meeting. Our next scheduled membership meeting will be on September 8th. Details to follow.

July Membership Meeting Cancelled

posted Jul 6, 2021, 9:33 AM by Rich Bailey   [ updated Jul 6, 2021, 9:34 AM ]

We will not be holding an SDA membership meeting in July. Our next scheduled membership meeting will be August 11th, beginning at 6:30 pm. We hope this will be an in-person meeting but are still working on the logistics. The meeting will also be live streamed.

June 9, 2021 Membership Meeting at 6:30 pm

posted Jun 7, 2021, 9:31 PM by Rich Bailey

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, June 9, 2020, at 6:30 pm. 

As much as we were hoping for a hybrid meeting format, we'll need to have one more virtual only meeting this month.
- We'll have a general discussion/planning meeting for our future meeting locations and topics. 
- Rep. Celia Israel will join us at 7:15pm to share her insights on the regular session and the upcoming special session(s).

We will host the meeting remotely on ZOOM, with the meeting connection information below.
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May 2021 Meeting (Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6:30pm)

posted May 9, 2021, 9:38 AM by Danielle Skidmore

The Stonewall Democrats of Austin will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, May 12, 2020, at 6:30 pm.
- We'll focus of an update and a call for action for the final critical weeks of the Texas Legislative session
- We'll hold elections for President and Secretary
-We'll share information about the Victory Fund and their Upcoming Victory Institute
Due to COVID-19, we will host the meeting remotely on ZOOM, with the meeting connection information below.
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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)
Meeting ID: 864 8389 8178
Passcode: 06281969
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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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