Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan will be the guest speaker at the October BAND meeting. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Harris County Courthouse Bay Area Annex at 16603 Buccaneer, across the parking lot from the Freeman Branch Library. A native Houstonian, Vince Ryan has served as Harris County attorney since 2009. He served in the county attorney's office under Mike Driscoll as assistant county attorney and first assistant county attorney from 1981 to 1987 and then served three terms on Houston City Council.
At the September BAND meeting, the club voted to endorse a "yes" vote for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) and two candidates for positions on Houston City Council: Doug Peterson, candidate for at-large position 3, and Philippe Nassif, candidate for at-large position 5. The endorsement committee declined to recommend candidates in other races where two or more viable Democratic candidates are running.
Bay Area Association of Democratic (BAAD) Women invites you to attend a discussion on the area's top issues at the Clear Lake Candidates Forum with City of Houston mayoral candidates on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Bay Area Community Center in Clear Lake Park, 5002 NASA Pkwy. (across the street from the lake) in Seabrook.
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.
Conservatives in predictable fashion are calling it the "bathroom ordinance." It's really the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), and Harris County Democratic Party (HCDP) is recommending a "yes" vote on Proposition 1 in November.
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.