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Meeting this Saturday!

      Take a break from shopping and the rush and have coffee and cookies with your Democratic friends.
      We are meeting this Saturday, December 20th, at the George Memorial Library in Richmond from 10:00 a.m. till noon.  We will have coffee and cookies, Obama tee shirts, buttons, totes, caps, and lots of Christmas stocking stuffer for Obama fans! 
      The public is always invited to our meetings!

 

SD 17 Special Election Early Voting Locations Are Up.

Well, not up at the county elections office website, anyway. Not yet anyway. But I got a call this evening advising me that the commissioners court was indeed apprised of the voting locations – my previous informer was misinformed by the elections office worker – and it actually appears on yesterday’s agenda, Item 30 on yesterday’s agenda.

An Evening With Democrats in Fort Bend

Did you miss the November meeting of the Fort Bend Democrats? It was an easy thing to do.

First, it was impossible to get a meeting place reserved for our usual Saturday morning at 10 AM meeting.

Anywhere.

Second, the meeting was announced late and took place on a school night.

But that didn't keep away the impressive crowd that did come and fill the seats set out in the George Library downstairs meeting room. So that we had to get more chairs out.

That was a nice problem to have.

Come Celebrate Chris Bell's Fort Bend Office Grand Opening!

Join Chris Bell as we officially open our Fort Bend campaign office. Enjoy free food and great speakers, and meet your fellow SD-17 Bell supporters! Be ready to phone bank or blockwalk after the party, and send Chris to the Texas Senate!

Bell for Senate Fort Bend HQ
869 Dulles Avenue, Ste. E
Stafford, TX 77477

Saturday, November 22nd: Meet Chris and other elected officials from 1-3 PM. Blockwalk and Phone Bank from 3pm.

RSVP to Garrett Graham at Garrett@chrisbell.com or call 281-208-1990 for more information.

Help Wanted

Future candidates and volunteers are needed for the fast growing Fort Bend Democratic Party. Anyone with these qualifications are asked to apply.

Winning Momentum

I am still feeling the excitement of being on the winning side a a great election. For too long we have been on the bottom of the ocean on a sunken ship. This election the tide turned our way and the ship rose to the top. As the ship sailed hundreds of volunteers jumped on and we just got bigger and stronger. Lets make sure we keep the moment going by keeping in touch through this website. It will continue to run through the next election. We need you to send us your ideas, comments, suggestions, and even more importantly we need future candidates and volunteers.

Judge Hebert: Just Say “No” to Ethics Reform

[Cross Posted from Half Empty]

In a story buried in the Houston Chronicle on November 10th we find that Precinct 1 Commissioner-Elect Richard Morrison has a full plate of ethics reform to serve to the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court when he takes office in January.

The hors d’oeuvres to this 7 course meal are pasted below from Morrison’s website where you can also get a copy of the full resolution.

I. CONTRIBUTION LIMITS

  • Starting with the 2010 election cycle, limit individual contributions to a County Jude or County Commissioner to $250.
  • Limit PAC contributions to $500.

II. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST 

  • Any gift in excess of $100 to a County Judge or County Commissioner (or immediate family members) from a party with business before the County will require that Judge or Commissioner to recuse themselves from ruling or voting on that issue.

Next Meeting!

Our Next Meeting

Need an Obama Victory tee-shirt, cap, or button?
 
At our meeting on Thursday evening, November 20th, at the George Memorial Library starting at 6:30, we will have Obama Victory tees, caps, buttons and other assorted swag - all at very reasonable prices.

We will also be discussing the best ways to get inauguration tickets, get some number crunching to see how we did, and discuss our own Inaugural Ball to be held right here in Fort Bend on January 19th.  
     At our next meeting, we 

Our First Campaign

The first time I was ever exposed to politics was when JFK was assasinated. The memories are still stuck in my mind as my family sat in our living room watching the scenes play out on our 13" black and white tv. Then came LBJ with the Vietnam War, civil rights marches and the race riots. Nixon with his famous peace sign, end of the war and Watergate. In 1975 I was called to political duty. I answered a local newspaper ad to go out and register people to vote. We registered thousands of people in our local community of Rosenberg, Texas.

Conservative Double Denial

America’s most precious resources are being exploited as if the horrendous terrorist attack of Sept. 11 never happened. The US Army has released soldier suicide statistics that are as inconceivable as George Bush’s “anti-terror” strategy is destructive. The fact that the majority of our soldiers are in a country that had nothing to do with the 2001 attack on American soil is as absurd as the idea that the Holocaust is a myth. Renew this nation by voting Democrat this election year!