Headquarters grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 27

Bay Area New Democrats (BAND) will celebrate the grand opening of the club’s fall campaign headquarters with food, a silent auction fundraiser and interaction with local candidates at 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 1020 W. NASA Pkwy., Suite 204 in Webster. Until the Nov. 8 election, the Bay Area Democratic Headquarters will be the site for club meetings and debate watch parties, and it will be the gathering place for phone banks, block walks and voter registration. The headquarters is in the shopping center at the corner of NASA Parkway and I-45 North.

August BAND meeting NOT on Aug. 10

BAND will not meet on the usual second Wednesday of the month in August. The room where the club meets at Freeman Branch Library was not available that day. During the fall campaign season, BAND will meet at the Bay Area Democratic Headquarters at 1020 W. NASA Pkwy., Suite 204 in Webster. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the shopping center at the corner of NASA Parkway and I-45 North.

BAND raising funds for campaign headquarters

At the July BAND meeting, president Melissa Courteau announced the board's plans to raise funds for a campaign headquarters leading up to the November election. BAND has traditionally opened a headquarters for about three months during election seasons in even-numbered years. Rates are higher than ever to rent space in a well-traveled area with high visibility, so Democrats are encouraged to contribute funds on http://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/band2016hq.

Runoff election is Tuesday, May 24

Tuesday, May 24, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., is your last chance to help Democrats choose their nominees on the November ballot. Election Day for the primary runoff is unlike early voting in that you may no longer vote at any location in the county; you may vote only where your precinct is scheduled to vote. Because expected turnout is low, the Democratic Party has consolidated multiple precincts in one location, often at the closest early voting location, but not necessarily. Before going to the polls, check harrisvotes.com to see your sample ballot and your precinct polling location.

National delegate selection process announced

Glen Maxey, executive director for the Texas Democratic Party, has announced how senate districts will select their representatives to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore. To ensure a transparent and inclusive experience at our upcoming state convention, we want to make sure all candidates for national delegate understand how elections will take place for the four Senate District 11 national delegates who will be elected June 17 at the state Democratic convention. Plans are tentative and subject to change, but notification of any changes will be timely.

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