Bay Area Association of Democratic (BAAD) Women usually meets on the third Thursday of the month, but the September meeting has been cancelled. The Houston Police Department (HPD) is actively engaged in the relief efforts resulting from Hurricane Harvey's wrath as the storm slowly inundated Houston, causing such suffering and loss for so many. Rather than disrupt these activities by having HPD present at the meeting, BAAD Women has called off the meeting scheduled for this Thursday. The next BAAD Women meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 19.
Jon Powell, a Democratic candidate for Congressional District 36, is the guest speaker at this month's Bay Area New Democrats (BAND) meeting. Powell has worked as a geologist and a chemist and has also served as a mayor and city councilman in Taylor Lake Village. The BAND meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Freeman Branch Library Children's Activity Room at 16616 Diana Ln., Houston 77062.
Several events planned for Labor Day weekend in the metropolitan Houston area have been cancelled, because the recovery from Hurricane Harvey has just begun. The AFL-CIO barbecue and cook-off scheduled for Saturday at the Pasadena Fairgrounds and a Labor Day breakfast at Walter Hall Park in League City are among those.
The August 9 BAND program will be a panel discussion on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This extremely well-funded organization has 45 years of history of trying to weaken the federal government, decrease taxes on the very richest in society and destroy any federally-funded safety nets. Until the last few years, they've flown under the radar, but more information is coming to light. Panel members will be Andy Hailey and Billie Patterson.
Dayna Steele, who is running for the Democratic nomination in Congressional District 36, will be the guest speaker at this month's BAND meeting. Steele is hoping to unseat Republican Rep. Brian Babin. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 at the Freeman Branch Library Children's Activity Room, 16616 Diana Ln., Houston 77062.
The June 21 Bay Area Sierra Club meeting has been cancelled because of Tropical Storm Cindy.