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Monthly Meeting This Saturday!

Our monthly meeting will be Saturday, June 20th, upstairs at the George Memorial Library in Richmond. We will start at 10:00 and end by noon. Many of us go to lunch together after the meeting, so please feel free to join us for that, too! We will make decisions about our plans for the rest of the year, hear from a few prospective candidates, and offer a short lesson on blogging or comment making for our website, which is currently under design. Hope to see you there!

Pictures from the Gumbo Gala

The First Annual Fort Bend Democrats Club Gumbo Gala was a complete success in raising money for local Democratic efforts in Fort Bend.
Fort Bend Democrats Club Gumbo Gala      We owe a special thanks to The Ragin Cajun, Mark Wallis of The Palm Tree Group, and (pictured at left) Commissioner Grady Prestage, Commissioner Richard Morrison and Constable Ruben Davis for all their support and help.  We also want to thank Congressman Al Green for his support in coming to the event to help out and fire up local Democrats. 

Pictures are here.

Auction Item You Need to See!

     We will auction this amazing picture done by Wanda Harris at our Gumbo Gala.  Click here for more information.

Kennedy Brother by Wanda Harris



Gumbo and Live Music!

Saturday, May 16th 6:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Missouri City Community Center
1522 TexaS Parkway, Missouri City


Tickets $15 donation prepaid by May 10th, Or $20 at the door

Buy Tickets by clicking here.

Tickets are limited so Please RSVP at 281-341-5489

Live Music by Luke Jabbo and the Southside Playboys!

Live music, Gumbo catered by the Ragin’ Cajun, door prizes, and silent and live auctions of Obama memorabilia. Bring your camera to take a picture with a life-sized Barack and Michelle Obama!

All proceeds go to help Democratic candidates in Fort Bend County Support your President and your community!

Food For the Event is underwritten by our friends at The Ragin’ Cajun!

We know that times are tough so we promise to uphold our reputation of giving you your money’s worth and more!

We sell out every event, so get your tickets NOW!

Political offices up for election in 2010

Fort Bend Democrats logo     Because it's never too early to start thinking about it, we created a table of offices up for election in 2010.  Fort Bend is trending Democratic over the past three elections, so all of these local offices will winnable by a Democrat in 2010.

Take a look at these offices and let us know if you're interested in running for any of them.  We will get you the necessary information to get you started.

Click READ MORE at the bottom of this entry to see the list.

Meeting this Saturday!

      Our regular meeting will be this Saturday, March 21st, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the George Memorial Library in Richmond.

     We will have copies of the oral history video we made at last month's meeting.  There is absolutely no charge for you to get a copy of the video if you participated in the taping.

     We will have information about which local offices are up for election in 2010, what the filing fees and qualifications are, and how much the job pays.  We will also give you a packet of information to take back to your precinct.  Mark Bankston, successful political strategist, will be leading this session. If you are thinking about being a candidate or just interested in volunteering to make your community better, you will not want to miss this meeting. 

     We will also be signing a thank you card to President Barack Obama for giving us stem cell research.  Another promise kept!

     And we will pass a resolution about Gov. Rick Perry rejecting stimulus package unemployment insurance money for Texans.   We will also discuss the joint primary idea that was presented at the Party's meeting on Monday night.  

Commissioner Richard Morrison: A Modest Proposal

As many of you know I am against tolling the Grand Parkway. There has been some action on this issue here in Fort Bend County and :04:06:48Z">statewide.

Senate Bill 792 states that market valuation means a project valuation that is based on agreed project terms and conditions, including initial toll rate and toll rate escalation methods. It takes account of the project traffic and revenue study, using agreed upon assumptions, an agreed project scope, market research, estimated costs of project finance, construction, operation and maintenance. SB 792 also allows the market valuation agreement to be waived.

Action: Helping American Families

It's one thing to talk about the problems facing American familes after 8 years of George Bush. It's another to actually do something about it.

    Fort Bend Democrats Club has taken action.  We voted at our last meeting to take up donations at every meeting to help Feeding America feed an American family for a month.  We will will pass the hat to help those most hurt by this economy.

You can contribute, too.  Just click here and let us know that you want the money to go to feed American families.  We'll take it from there!

Heads Up: A Briefing on Fort Bend Policy Priorities

The Fort Bend Citizens for Action and Awareness (FBCAA) is hosting "Pulse
Check—A Briefing on Fort Bend Policy Priorities."

The purpose of this
event is for the community to be briefed on items being advanced by local
leaders at the state, county, and federal levels.

Pictures From the Fort Bend Democrats Club Inaugural Ball

The SOLD-OUT crowd filled the ballroom and made this a memorable evening.  


If you do not see your picture here yet, don't panic.  We will be uploading pictures all week.     Click right here to look at the pictures, to download them, or to order prints yourself.