HERO to be topic at Sept. 9 BAND meeting

Brad Pritchett of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will speak about the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) at the next BAND meeting. He is the former operations manager for Harris County Democratic Party and a longtime activist in the LGBT community. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9 in the Harris County Courthouse Bay Area Annex at 16603 Buccaneer, across the parking lot from the Freeman Branch Library.

Come support Doug Peterson for Houston City Council

You are invited to attend the Houston City Council Campaign Kick Off for BAND's own Doug Peterson at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Villa Capri, 3713 NASA Pkwy. in Seabrook 77586. Doug, a founder of Bay Area New Democrats and former president, is a candidate for Houston City Council at-large position 3. His incumbent opponent is Michael Kubosh, a one-issue candidate who headed opposition to red-light cameras early in Mayor Annise Parker's administration.

Rep. Wu to speak at BAND meeting Aug. 12

State Rep. Gene Wu of District 137 will be the guest speaker at the Bay Area New Democrats (BAND) meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Rep. Wu, a former Harris County prosecutor who has served in the State House since 2013, will update us on the most recent legislative session. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Harris County Courthouse Bay Area Annex, 16603 Buccaneer, Houston 77062, across the parking lot from Freeman Branch Library.

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