The next monthly BAND meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at the Harris County Courthouse Bay Area Annex at 16603 Buccaneer, across the parking lot from the Freeman Branch Library. Guest speakers are to be announced.
Leticia Van De Putte, the Democratic nominee for state lieutenant governor, was a hit at the state Democratic convention with a funny video featuring her family members. See it at:
Join Battleground Texas as we celebrate the first anniversary of the Wendy Davis filibuster that brought the state senator national recognition. Battleground Texas is hosting a house party 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Los Ramirez Mexican Restaurant, 16630 El Camino Real, Houston 77062. The event includes streaming video from Davis, a campaign update and a limited menu for those who would like to order food.
Make plans to see State Sen. Wendy Davis and State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, by attending the "Momma Ain't Happy" Rally Honoring the Legendary Ladies of the Texas Labor Movement. Area 5 Democrats are putting on the rally 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Hall, 1730 Jefferson, Houston 77003.
Tom Smith, who heads up the Austin office of Public Citizen, will be the guest speaker at the May 14 BAND meeting. Public Citizen is a national consumer advocacy organization that represents consumers in the halls of Congress. BAND meetings take place at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Harris County Courthouse Bay Area Annex.
Delegates to the Senate District 11 convention in March passed 30 resolutions to be submitted at the Texas Democratic Party state convention in June for possible inclusion in the state party's resolutions and eventually in the platform. Some resolution topics came up more than once, but state conventions delegates will choose among competing resolutions to consolidate them. Below is a summary of the final segment of each SD11 resolution. The full text of the resolutions could not be provided in a format compatible with the BAND website. To read all 30 resolutions, click “Read more.”