BAND endorses candidates in May 22 runoff

At the April BAND meeting, the club reaffirmed its prior endorsements of Harris County Democratic candidates now vying for the nomination in the May 22 runoff election and added endorsements in two other races for governor and for Congressional District 22. The club has endorsed in the following races:
Harris County Clerk - Diane Trautman
Harris County District Clerk - Marilyn Burgess
Harris County Treasurer - Dylan Osborne
Harris County School Trustee, Pos. 3, at large - Josh Wallenstein
Texas Governor - Andrew White

SD 11 convention this Saturday, March 24

If you would like to be more involved with the local and state Democratic Party, this weekend's Senate District 11 convention is a good place to start. Please sign in beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 24 to obtain your credentials at the IBEW Union Hall Local 66 at 4345 Allen Genoa Rd., Pasadena 77504. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. We will conduct party business, choosing who will attend the June state convention as a delegate and providing our resolutions for use on the state party platform. A number of candidates will stop by.

Join local Democrats for watch party March 6

BAND will not hold the usual monthly meeting in March, but we'll gather with Bay Area Democratic Movement (BADM) members to watch election returns 7 - 11 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6. BAND's usual meeting place, the Freeman Branch Library, is unavailable for meetings during spring break. The watch party will be at the Krist Law Firm at 17100 El Camino Real, Houston 77058. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/194837631273891/ and sign up on the link there to bring food or drink to share.

Juvenile court candidate to speak at February meeting

Leah Shapiro, candidate for judge in the 315th Juvenile District Court, will be the guest speaker at the next BAND meeting. Shapiro, an assistant public defender in the Juvenile Division of the Harris County Public Defender's Office, has also worked in the county District Attorney's office and as a private defense attorney. She is a founding member of Creating Acceptance Recovery Empowerment (CARE), which works with victims of sex trafficking and their families as they rebuild their relationships and lives.

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