Announcements (20)


August 2017 General Meeting

Hello Capital Area Progressive Democrats!

Please join us for our next club meeting on Tuesday, August 1 at 5:30pm.  We will meet at the AFL-CIO building located at 1106 Lavaca Street.  Here’s what to expect at our the next meeting:




May 2017 General Meeting

Hello Capital Area Progressive Democrats!

Please join us for our next club meeting on Tuesday, May 2 at 5:30pm.  We will meet at the AFL-CIO building located at 1106 Lavaca Street.  Here’s what to expect at our the next meeting:




March 2017 General Meeting

Hello Capital Area Progressive Democrats!

Please join us for our next club meeting on Tuesday, March 7 at 5:30pm.  We will meet at the AFL-CIO building located at 1106 Lavaca Street.  We’re fired up and you don’t want to miss this meeting!  Here are highlights for the next meeting:




February 2017 General meeting

Please join us for our next club meeting on Tuesday, February 7 at 5:30pm.  We will meet at the AFL-CIO building located at 1106 Lavaca Street.  You don’t want to miss this meeting!  Here are highlights for the next meeting:




CAPD fired up for 2017

Fellow Capital Area Progressive Democrats –

Thank you for joining us last night at our first meeting of 2017. We had one of the best turnouts for a regular meeting in years. Thank you to everyone that joined us!

We had a robust conversation about our goals for 2017 and agreed to focus our progressive efforts on affordability, housing and racial justice. To that end, we’re starting 2017 with some great volunteer opportunities and programs:




September 2016 Events

CAPD has a busy schedule in September. We have our regular monthly meeting, our annual KickAss Awards, and a special endorsement meeting. So, get your calendar out and mark these dates!




July 2016 Club Meeting

Please join us for our July Club meeting. We will have important updates from the Bylaws committee & the Nominations committee, in addition to regular club business and a speaker.

Tuesday, July 5th, 5:30pm

Texas AFL-CIO
1106 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701

Speaker:
We are fortunate to have Jan Soifer as our speaker for Tuesday’s meeting. She is our next 345th District Court Judge and Hillary Clinton Delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Jan’s involvement in the Whole Women’s Health case will allow us to gain expert insight about the recent Supreme Court ruling in that vital abortion rights case, and where we are currently in the struggle. Members and non-members alike are encouraged to attend and bring a friend to learn from Jan’s valuable insight. And if that weren’t enough she has also agreed to share her views as a national delegate on the convention season.

Nomination of New Officers:
The Capital Area Progressive Democrats’ Nominations Committee, chaired by Ken Craig, is recommending the following individuals for the following CAPD offices for the upcoming year:

Rick Cofer, Chair
Catherine O’Neill, Vice Chair for Membership
James Nortey, Vice Chair for Endorsements
Edward Garris, Secretary
Deena Estrada-Salinas, Treasurer
Eva Gonzales, Editor, CAPD Editorial/Opinion Webpage and on CAPD Facebook page(Newsletter)
Ken Craig, Programs Chair
Barbara Rush, Fundraising Chair
Sean O’Neill, Counselor
Lorena Watson, Youth Coordinator
Vacant, Communications Chair

Proposed Changes to the Bylaws:
The Capital Area Progressive Democrats’ Bylaws Committee, chaired by Rick Cofer, is recommending the following changes to the bylaws:
Proposed Amendment to the Capital Area Progressive Democrats Bylaws




June 2016 Club Meeting – Rail Initiative

Join us for our monthly meeting. JD Gins, Executive Director for the Travis County Democratic Party, will be our featured speaker. He will be speaking to us regarding a potential rail initiative.

Tuesday, June 7th, 5:30pm

Texas AFL-CIO
1106 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701




May 2016 Membership Happy Hour

Membership Happy Hour

Tuesday, May 3rd
5:30 – 7:00pm

Donn’s Depot
1600 W. 5th Street

Memberships for 2016 are due in May. Join us for a happy hour, bring your $10 membership dues, and bring a friend! Instead of our normal club meeting, we are holding a membership happy hour. Are you a member? Or want to see what CAPD is all about? Are you a Democrat? A believer in progressive causes? We look forward to seeing you on May 3rd.
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April 2016 Meeting

We will be returning to our old home, the AFL-CIO, for our April meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jacqueline Conn of the Second Chance Democrats will speak to us about Fair Chance Hiring, both the practice and the ordinance recently passed by the Austin City Council. We are finally beginning to address a serious civil rights issue, ending employment discrimination against our neighbors who have been previously incarcerated.

Tuesday, April 5
5:30pm
Texas AFL-CIO
1106 Lavaca St