February 2016 Meeting

Please join us for our February Club Meeting.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 5:30pm
Twin Oaks Branch Library
1800 S. Fifth St., 78704

Our speaker for this meeting will be TCDP Director of Operations, Cindy Flint. She will be speaking to us about county convention procedures and any other questions about the upcoming primary. We look forward to seeing you there!

2016 Endorsement Results

CAPD is proud to have endorsed in the following races:

State Representative, District 49 – Gina Hinojosa
345th District Court Judge – Jan Soifer
427th District Court Judge – Jim Coronado
450th District Court Judge – Brad Urrutia
Travis County District Attorney – Gary Cobb
Constable Precinct 3 – Anthony “AJ” Johnson
Constable Precinct 4 – George Morales

Thanks to all the candidates for coming out to speak at the forum. And thanks to our membership for showing up and making your voice heard.

2016 Endorsement Selection Meeting

Click here to download the candidates’ questionnaires. New questionnaires will be added as they are received from candidates.

Our candidate forum and endorsement vote will be held on Monday, January 25 at the Texas AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca Street, starting at 5:30 PM and scheduled to end at approximately 8:30 PM.

If your dues are current, you may vote in the endorsement meeting. New members must have joined CAPD by the end of the 30th day prior to the endorsement meeting to vote. Former members whose memberships have lapsed within the previous 24 months will be allowed to pay the yearly dues at the endorsement meeting to renew their membership and will then be eligible to vote in the endorsement election. If you have any questions about your membership status, please contact Sean O’Neill at

Renew your dues right now online:

You can read our by-laws and rules here:

The entire eligible membership present at the endorsement meeting may participate. A candidate in a race must receive at least 55% of the vote of the members present and voting in order to receive CAPD’s endorsement. There will no runoffs. In any race in which no candidate wins at least 55% of the vote of the members present and voting, there will be no endorsement in that race.

Members may cast their ballot at anytime beginning at 5:30 pm and ending at 8:30 pm or 5 minutes after the last candidate finishes speaking, whichever is later.

Per the vote of the executive committee, vote totals in each race will not be announced, only the endorsement or non-endorsement. Also, per CAPD vote, the CAPD membership list shall not be distributed to any candidate or campaign.

Candidates shall complete a questionnaire which will be provided to members electronically and posted publicly on the CAPD website.

Upcoming 2016 Endorsement Forum

We will not be holding our regular CAPD monthly meeting in January. Instead, we are currently working on scheduling an Endorsements Forum. Below is additional information about that from our Vice Chair for Endorsements, Rick Cofer. Please contact him if you are interested in serving on the Endorsements Committee.

Our bylaws provide for an Endorsements Committee to work with the Vice Chair for Endorsements in setting up the endorsement process. Membership on the Endorsements Committee is open to any member of CAPD. Duties of the Endorsements Committee include drafting a questionnaire, scheduling the candidate’s forum and publicizing the forum and endorsement.

Our bylaws further provide that to be eligible to vote following the Candidates Forum, a member must be current in their dues and must have joined CAPD by the end of the 30th day prior to the endorsement meeting.

To win the endorsement of the CAPD, a candidate must receive at least 55% vote of the members present and voting.

We have already begun discussions with some other groups about holding a combined endorsement forum, just as we have in years past.

Here is a link to the Bylaws:

If you are interested in joining the Endorsements Committee, please contact our Vice Chair for Endorsements, Rick Cofer, at

2015 December Holiday Party with TCDP

Holiday Celebration
Tuesday, December 8, 5:30 – 8:00pm
The North Door
502 Brushy Street, 78701
Admission is FREE, but please bring canned goods for the Capital Area Food Bank.
Facebook Posting for additional details and to RSVP

Instead of a December meeting, join us to celebrate the holiday season. We will be joining the Travis County Democratic Party, Austin Young Democrats, Black Austin Democrats, South Austin Democrats, and Central Austin Democrats for a central Texas holiday celebration! Bring a friend. We look forward to celebrating with you!

November 2015 Meeting

November Club Meeting: Tuesday, November 3, 5:30pm
Location: Ruiz Library, 1600 Grove Blvd
Speaker: Jere Locke, Climate Change Resolution

October 2015 Meeting

Our October club meeting is just around the corner. We’ve got a great speaker lined up and have some important club business to share. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sarah Wheat
VP for Community Affairs
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas

Tuesday, October 6th, 5:30pm

Twin Oaks Branch Library
1800 S. 5th Street

2015 Club Happy Hour

Tuesday, September 1st
5:30 – 7:00pm

Donn’s Depot
1600 W. 5th Street

Instead of our normal club meeting, we are celebrating with a happy hour for club members, friends, and supporters. 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 September 1st.
RSVP on Facebook

August 2015 Meeting

Join us this Tuesday for our monthly meeting. Our speaker is Jennifer Denton who will be speaking about Austin’s Vision Zero Task Force. Vision Zero is working to end traffic deaths and serious injuries. Come hear about the plans to make our streets safer for everyone, including pedestrians and cyclists.

Ruiz Library
1600 Grove Blvd
Austin, Texas 78741


21st Anniversary Celebration – Photos from Event

  • July 26, 2015
  • Events

If you didn’t attend our annual celebration, you missed out! If you were there, you know the fun everyone had. Thanks to Joan Brook Photography for these wonderful images of the event!