BAND will keep up the work of the 2014 campaign and still host watch parties for two important debates by state-wide candidates. Leticia Van de Putte and Wendy Davis are debating their Republican opponents on back-to-back nights Monday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Sept. 30. On Monday night, we will be phone banking from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Just prior to 7, we'll begin streaming the debate between Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, and Republican Dan Patrick at 7 p.m. Monday. Please arrive as close to 5:30 p.m. as possible.
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis will debate Republican Greg Abbott twice in September, and we will host debate-watching parties at the Clear Lake Democratic Headquarters at 1020 W. NASA Pkwy., Suite 204. The first debate at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 will originate from Edinburg, and we'll gather at the headquarters at 5:30 p.m. to watch streaming video. The second debate, to be televised across the state, will be on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
The Clear Lake Democratic Headquarters will open with regular office hours on Monday, Sept. 15, the day after the grand opening. The headquarters is at 1020 W. NASA Pkwy., Suite 204, next to the Star Cinema Grill. Most of our block walking and phone banking will originate from there until the election on Nov. 4. The headquarters will also serve as a place to coordinate our actions and provide visibility in our area. Office hours will be: noon - 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday; and noon - 6 p.m. Sunday.
Please join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the Clear Lake Democratic Headquarters for Battleground Texas, Bay Area New Democrats (BAND) and Bay Area Association of Democratic (BAAD) Women from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 at 1020 W. NASA Pkwy., Suite 204. Come meet the candidates, enjoy refreshments, pick up some yard signs and candidate literature and sign up to volunteer for the fall. The headquarters is in a shopping center next door to Star Cinema Grill at the intersection of NASA Parkway and the I-45 northbound feeder road.
Miraculously, we have passed the required inspections and received an occupation permit in time for BAND to hold its September meeting at the new Clear Lake Democratic Headquarters! The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the headquarters at 1020 W. NASA Pkwy., Suite 204, next door to Star Cinema Grill. The headquarters is in a shopping center at the intersection of NASA Parkway and the I-45 northbound feeder road. Come hear about the progress with our 2014 field plans and meet the candidates who drop by to seek your vote.
From now until the end of 2014, we'll meet for weekly BAND lunches at Las Haciendas Mexican Bar & Grill at 1020 W. NASA Parkway, Webster. We meet at 11:45 a.m. on Fridays. The restaurant is in the same shopping center as the 2014 local Democratic headquarters at the I-45 feeder road -- convenient for volunteering after lunch!