At the April 12 Bay Area New Democrats meeting, the club voted unanimously to endorse a yes vote in the upcoming elections for the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) bond. Early voting begins Monday, April 24 and continues every day (except Sunday, April 30) until Tuesday, May 2. You can vote early 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
At Sunday's Harris County Democratic Party (HCDP) county executive committee meeting, precinct chairs chose Lillie Schechter in the first round of balloting to replace Lane Lewis, who recently resigned his position as Harris County Democratic Party chair.
The next Bay Area New Democrats (BAND) meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 at the Freeman Branch Library Children's Activity Room at 16616 Diana Ln., Houston 77062. Please note the new earlier start time, planned so that the club can complete business before the library closing time.
BAND will hold board elections at the April meeting, and in the meantime, the club is forming a nominations committee. If you would like to participate in the nominating process, please contact Melissa Courteau, BAND president.
The deputy voter registrar training scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Area 5 Headquarters in Pasadena has been cancelled because of inclement weather. Jennifer Halvorson, Area 5 Democrats president, is working to reschedule the training. The Bay Area Sierra Club meeting, also scheduled for Jan. 18, has now been cancelled. Stay home and be safe.
BAND will celebrate the holidays with a dinner instead of a monthly meeting in December. The BAND Holiday Party will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Los Cucos Mexican Cafe, 1330 Bay Area Blvd., Friendswood 77546, next to Baybrook Mall. Please purchase tickets early so we can plan for adequate food and seating. Tickets are $22 for a regular plate and $20 for a vegetarian plate. They are available for purchase at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/band2016.
While the national election results were horrifying, we rocked locally! Harris County is once again blue, along with Bexar, Dallas, Travis, Fort Bend and El Paso Counties in Texas. Our voter registration and get-out-the vote efforts paid off. Democrats unseated Republicans in the sheriff's, district attorney's and tax assessor-collector-voter-registrar's office. Democratic incumbent district judges and those challenging Republicans all won their races.