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.
At the next Bay Area Association of Democratic (BAAD) Women meeting on Thursday, Aug. 20, Sherrie Matula will share details of the newly formed Sisters United, an initiative to turn out women voters.
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.
Please note that the address listed for Doug Peterson's pre-launch campaign party was incorrect in the BAND Notes. The correct address is 14903 Village Elm St., Houston 77062. The first campaign event for Doug Peterson, a founding member of Bay Area New Democrats and the organization's first president, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at the home of Terry and Candy Anderson.