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No October Meeting. KickAss Awards Next Week!

THERE IS NO OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING.
JOIN US IN ONE WEEK FOR THE KICKASS AWARDS.

Join Capital Area Progressive Democrats on October 7, 2019 for the
25th Annual KickAss Award Ceremony.

St. David’s Episcopal Church – Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St. 78701

Support CAPD by purchasing a sponsorship.
All sponsorships include special sponsor 
benefits.
The deadline to be included in the program is October 3, 2019 at 5pm. 
Become a sponsor by clicking here.
You may also mail a check to P.O. Box 413 Austin, Texas 78767

Lantana Sponsorship – $1,000
Bluebonnet Sponsorship – $500
Sunflower Sponsorship – $250
Primrose Sponsorship – $125
Individual tickets available for purchase.

EMMA S. BARRIENTOS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Honorable David A. Escamilla

KICKASS AWARD HONOREES

Nelson Linder
Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch
Gary Schumann




Emma S. Barrientos Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE EMMA S. BARRIENTOS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT…

Join Capital Area Progressive Democrats on October 7, 2019 for the
25th Annual KickAss Award Ceremony.

St. David’s Episcopal Church – Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St. 78701

Support CAPD by purchasing a sponsorship.
All sponsorships include special sponsor 
benefits.
Become a sponsor by clicking here.
You may also mail a check to P.O. Box 413 Austin, Texas 78767

Lantana Sponsorship – $1,000
Bluebonnet Sponsorship – $500
Sunflower Sponsorship – $250
Primrose Sponsorship – $125
Individual tickets available for purchase.

Emma S. Barrientos Lifetime Achievement Award
Hon. David A. Escamilla

David A. Escamilla currently serves as the elected County Attorney for Travis County. He is the first Hispanic person to hold this position. As County Attorney, he is responsible for all misdemeanor prosecutions and for the delivery of legal services to all Travis County elected officials and department heads. He was recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the National District Attorneys Association and serves on its Executive Committee. David’s past board service includes American Youthworks, Skillpoint Alliance, and the United Way for Greater Austin. He is also a past chair of the Government Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Texas.

This award is given to an individual whose body of work over their lifetime best demonstrates both the mission of CAPD and the selfless and enduring nature of Emma S. Barrientos’ actions on behalf of the people of Travis County.




Third KickAss Honoree

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR THIRD KICKASS HONOREE…

Join Capital Area Progressive Democrats on October 7, 2019 for the
25th Annual KickAss Award Ceremony.

St. David’s Episcopal Church – Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St. 78701

Support CAPD by purchasing a sponsorship.
All sponsorships include special sponsor 
benefits.
Become a sponsor by clicking here.

Lantana Sponsorship – $1,000
Bluebonnet Sponsorship – $500
Sunflower Sponsorship – $250
Primrose Sponsorship – $125
Individual tickets available for purchase.

KickAss Award Honoree
Gary Schumann

Gary Schumann is a Founding Partner at Savrick & Schumann and one of Austin’s most well regarded LGBTQ activists. Schumann organizes and hosts countless over-the-top themed house-party fundraisers and meet & greet events for dozens of  local Democrat candidates for diverse offices. His activism does not stop at politics. Schumann is a founder of the LGBT Bar Association, past Chair of the LGBT Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and is the primary organizer of an annual LGBT Scholarship Gala which benefits a student at Texas Law. Schumann is the creator and curator of Austin’s Smallest Park and “Keep Austin Weird” tourist attraction – BEPI Park. Schumann is married to Noel Landuyt, a professor at The University of Texas School of Social Work, who serves as Chair of Aids Services of Austin.

This award is given to a Democrat who is making a difference in our community.




Second KickAss Honoree

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR SECOND KICKASS HONOREE…

Join Capital Area Progressive Democrats on October 7, 2019 for the25th Annual KickAss Award Ceremony.St. David’s Episcopal Church – Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St. 78701

Support CAPD by purchasing a sponsorship.
All sponsorships include special sponsor 
benefits.
 

Become a sponsor by clicking here. 

Lantana Sponsorship – $1,000
Bluebonnet Sponsorship – $500
Sunflower Sponsorship – $250
Primrose Sponsorship – $125
Individual tickets available for purchase.

 Kick Ass Award Honoree
Nelson Linder

Nelson Linder currently serves as the President of the NAACP Austin Branch. The NAACP is one of the oldest, largest, and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. As President of the NAACP, Nelson advocates for civil rights in the Austin community, campaigns for equal opportunity, and conducts voter mobilization. Linder’s most recent advocacy has included confronting police violence, housing accessibility, and equitable city policies.

This award is given to a Democrat who is making a difference in our community.




No September Meeting and First KickAss Honoree

We will not be having a September meeting. We hope that you all have a relaxing Labor Day weekend. Additionally, WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST KICK ASS HONOREE…

Join Capital Area Progressive Democrats on October 7, 2019 for the 25th Annual Kick Ass Award Ceremony.St. David’s Episcopal Church – Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St. 78701

Support CAPD by purchasing a sponsorship.
All sponsorships include special sponsor benefits.

Become a sponsor by clicking here.

Lantana Sponsorship – $1,000
Bluebonnet Sponsorship – $500
Sunflower Sponsorship – $250
Primrose Sponsorship – $125
Individual tickets available for purchase.

Kick Ass Award Honoree

Kate Lincoln-GoldfinchKate Lincoln-Goldfinch is the owner of Lincoln-Goldfinch Law. After graduating from law school, Kate received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship in which she served the families detained at the Hutto Detention Center. She currently serves as pro bono liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter and serve on the boards of Casa Marianella and the Civil Rights and Immigration Section of the Austin Bar Association. Kate regularly hosts pro bono trips to the Karnes Family Detention Center where she works to reunite families separated by the Trump Administration. She has appeared on BBC, MSNBC, the New York Times, and National Public Radio as an immigration expert.This award is given to a Democrat who is making a difference in our community

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August 2019 Meeting

Hi Capital Area Progressive Democrats,

This is just a reminder about our meeting next week. Same time, same place – Tuesday, August the 6th, at 5:30 p.m., at the AFL-CIO. Our guest next week will be District Attorney Margaret Moore!

Here’s a snippet from her bio:

“Moore earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970 and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 1972. She was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1973. Her employment history as an attorney includes: legal counsel to Texas House of Representative committees (1974, 1975); Travis County Juvenile Public Defender, appointed to that position by the Commissioners’ Court in 1976; Travis County Assistant District Attorney (1977-1980); Travis County Attorney (1981-1984), and Assistant Attorney General, Civil Medicaid Fraud Division (2005-2014), where she was lead counsel in a case that resulted in one of the top jury verdicts of 2011.

“Moore served as Precinct 3 Travis County Commissioner twice, appointed by the County Judge to serve unexpired terms (1999-1998, 2001-2002). Her public service also includes chairmanship of the Travis County Child Welfare Board and as a Commissioner on the Board of Emergency Services District #9.”

See y’all next week!




July 2019 Meeting

Hi Capital Area Progressive Democrats,

We’re happy to announce that, for our July 2nd meeting, our guest speaker will be State Representative Sheryl Cole!

CAPD endorsed Rep. Cole in her primary in 2018, and we are proud of the work she did this legislative session. She was very busy as a freshman, doing her best to defend Planned Parenthood and soften the blow from SB 2 on local governments. Her appointments to the Ways & Means, County Affairs, and Redistricting committees mean that she is doing incredibly consequential work for Travis County, and we are happy to claim her as a founding member!

Our meeting will be held same time, same place – Tuesday, July 2nd, 5:30 p.m., at the AFL-CIO building.

Look forward to seeing you there!




June 2019 Meeting

Hi Capital Area Progressive Democrats,

For our meeting on Tuesday, June 4th. We will be hearing from Mark Erwin, Board Chair of Texas Health Action (THA). He will speak to us about the efforts to reduce and prevent HIV transmission by providing, at no cost to the individual, a pill called Truvada, the science behind Truvada, and what does the landscape look like in Travis County.

THA runs The Kind Clinic. The Kind Clinic provides sexual health services including PrEP and PEP access, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, and gender affirming care to Central Texans in need.

5:30pm
AFL-CIO




May 2019 Meeting

Hi Capital Area Progressive Democrats,

For our meeting on Tuesday, May 7th (TOMORROW) we will be hearing from Virginia Schilz.

Virginia will talk to our group about climate change. What does the science say about future projections? How has climate change affected Austin/Travis County? And many more questions will be answered.

5:30pm
AFL-CIO




April 2019 Meeting, Blue Ribbon Lobby Day, and Kick Ass Happy Hour

Hi Capital Area Progressive Democrats,

We forgot to mention that CAPD is a Sponsor for the Blue Ribbon Lobby Day. The event is tomorrow!If you would like to participate, we will pay for five $30 registration fees. Registration opens at 8:30am and lunch will be provided. Once you are registered we will forward the schedule of events to you.

Please email CAPD Chair Pedro Villaobos at pedro.villalobos09@gmail.com to register or if you have any more questions. 

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For our meeting on Tuesday, April 2 (TOMORROW) we will be hearing from Judge Elisabeth Earle, County Court at Law No. 7.

Judge Earle will talk to our group about indigent defense in Travis County. What does it currently look like? What is the current proposal for a Public Defenders Office? What are the benefits to a Public Defenders Office? It’s sure to be a lively discussion!

5:30pm
AFL-CIO

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Mark you calendars for the 1st Annual CAPD Kick Ass Happy Hour!

Featuring live music from local Austin band, Mother Rukkus

If the name Mother Rukkus sounds familiar then you know that District Attorney Margaret Moore is a band member!

Food will be catered by a local Austin favorite, Habanero Mexican Cafe.

Suggestion donation is $10. Your donation will help support CAPD’s mission to make Central Texas a vibrant, welcoming, and equitable region. Your donation will also make you a dues-paying member of the club for one year.

April 12, 2019
5pm
Donn’s Depot (Parking available on site)
1600 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703

Purchase donation by clicking here.