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Club endorses 2020 Democratic Primary candidates

On Jan. 22, Bay Area New Democrats voted to endorse the following candidates for the upcoming March 3 Primary:

U.S. Rep. District 14  - Adrienne Bell

U. S. Rep. District 22 - Sri Preston Kulkarni

U. S. Rep. District 36 - Rashad Lewis

Railroad Commissioner - Chrysta Castañeda

Chief Justice, Supreme Court - Amy Clark Meachum

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6 - Kathy Cheng

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7- Brandy Voss

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8 - Gisela D. Triana

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3 - William Pieratt Demond

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4 - Tina Clinton

Member, State Board of Education, District 6 - Debra Kerner

State Sen., District 11 - Susan Criss

State Sen., District 13 - Borris L. Miles

State Rep., District 128 - Josh Markle

State Rep. District 129 - Kayla Alix

State Rep., District 131- Alma A. Allen

State Rep., District 134 - Ann Johnson

State Rep., District 138 - Josh Wallenstein

State Rep., District 139 - Jarvis D. Johnson

State Rep., District 147 - Garnet F. Coleman

Chief Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District - Jim Evans

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 3 - Dinesh Singhal

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 5 - Amparo Monique Guerra

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 7 - Wally Kronzer

District Judge, 80th Judicial District - Larry Weiman

District Judge, 164th Judicial District - Grant J. Harvey

District Judge, 164th Judicial District - Cheryl Elliott Thornton

District Judge, 165th Judicial District - Ursula A. Hall

District Judge, 176th Judicial District - Nikita "Niki" Harmon

District Judge, 179th Judicial District - Ana Martinez

District Judge, 333rd Judicial District - Daryl Moore

District Judge, 334th Judicial District - Steven Kirkland

District Judge, 337th Judicial District - Colleen Gaido

District Judge, 339th Judicial District - Te'iva Bell

District Judge, 351st Judicial District - Natalia Cornelio 

Harris County District Attorney - Kim Ogg

County Civil Court at Law No. 4 - Lesley Briones

County Attorney - Christian Dashaun Menefee  

Sheriff - Ed Gonzalez

County Tax Assessor-Collector -  Ann Harris Bennett

County Commissioner Precinct 1  - Rodney Ellis

County Commissioner Precinct 3 - Michael Moore and

Kristi Thibaut (dual endorsement)

Justice of the Peace Precinct 6, Place 1 - Eva Loredo

County Constable Precinct 1 - Alan Rosen

County Constable Precinct 2 - Jerry Garcia (Harris County Lt.)  (note: There are two candidates with the same name; BAND has endorsed Lt. Garcia.)

County Constable Precinct 3 - Sherman Eagleton


BAND calls special meeting to vote on endorsements Jan. 22


BAND is holding a special meeting to vote on Democratic Primary candidate endorsements on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The club members were unable to vote on endorsements at our regular monthly meeting in January, because the endorsement committee had not yet concluded its interviews with the candidates. Soon, the committee will meet to agree on endorsement recommendations for the Jan. 22 meeting.

The special meeting this month will allow time for distribution of the recommendations before early voting begins. Super Tuesday is March 3, and early voting begins in mid-February.

The meeting will be at our former site for monthly gatherings at 7 p.m. at the Freeman Branch Library, 16616 Diana Ln., Houston 77062 this time only.

Members from last year must have paid their 2020 dues before the start of the meeting in order to qualify to vote. Visit bayareanewdemocrats.org and click on "member signup" to renew your membership. New members joining for the first time will not be eligible to vote this month.



Happy New Year! It's time to renew your membership!


Don't forget that BAND memberships expire at the end of each calendar year, no matter what month you first joined the club. To participate in upcoming club votes, such as decisions to endorse Democratic Primary candidates, you must have joined BAND or renewed your membership for 2020 prior to the meeting. You can renew easily online by clicking on "member signup."

BAND Holiday Party is December 11
Join us at El Tiempo Cantina, 16608 Gulf Freeway, Webster, at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of good food and fellowship.

Mike Collier, past (and, we hope future) candidate for lieutenant governor is our featured speaker. He's funny and knowledgeable -- come and enjoy.

Tickets are $28, and can be purchased at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/holiday20191211. Or, you can reserve by emailing bandtexas@gmail.com by Dec. 7 and pay at the door.

Meet and Greet Houston City Council Run-Off Election Candidates

Come meet and mingle with Raj Salhotra, Janaeya Carmouche, Letitia Plummer and Sallie Alcorn. Mayor Sylvester Turner has been invited.   

Saturday, December 1, 3-5 p.m., Sawa Grill and Restaurant, 16608 El Camino Real -- complimentary appetizers and drinks will be provided.

Hosted by Kim and Scott Krist, Ruth and Mohammed Nasrullah, Dr. and Mrs. Tarek Hussein, Suzy Allison and Rosie Flannigan.

Sign up for October Roadshow - HD 129 on Oct. 12 in nearby Scarsdale

Harris County Democratic Party (HCDP) will hold the October RoadShow - HD 129 to announce plans for 2020 and House District 129 in the Bay Area. This planning and training session will be held at the Parker Williams Library, adjacent to the Scarsdale Courthouse Annex at 10851 Scarsdale Blvd., Houston 77089, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Sign up at:
mobilize.us/hcdp/event/109800/?force_banner=true.


Nov. 5 election information posted

Under the Links menu, there's an Elections tab with dates, and links to resources and the Harris, Galveston and Brazoria county election offices.

This election has 10 proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot. For each one, there are links to the League of Women Voters and Ballotpedia information for that proposal, as well as a list of the legislators that sponsored it.


Email us at bandtexas@gmail.com if there's something else you'd like to see added to it. 


Thursday candidate forum cancelled due to weather

Because the tropical disturbance that was once Imelda is lingering, the three clubs planning to host a forum for Houston City Council at-large candidates have decided to cancel the event. Bay Area Association of Democratic (BAAD) Women, Bay Area New Democrats (BAND) and Bay Area Democratic Movement (BADM) were set to sponsor a second candidate forum this election season on Thursday night at the Bay Area Community Center. It would be risky or difficult for many candidates and audience members to attend. No information is yet available about possibly rescheduling at a later date.


Conditions at the Border


 

Daniela Dwyer, managing attorney for the Farmworker Project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, in Weslaco.

TRLA's website is https://www.trla.org, and Angry Tias and Abuelas is at https://www.angrytiasandabuelas.com/press.