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:

CAPD Meeting Minutes – January 3, 2017

CAPD Meeting Minutes January 3

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:

Runoff Election and CAPD Holiday Happy Hour at Donn’s Depot, 5pm – 7pm

  • December 1, 2016
  • Events

Hello CAPD!  Congratulations to all of the CAPD-endorsed candidates that were elected into office.  Please don’t forget to vote in the Run Off Elections.  Early voting starts today, Dec. 1!  You can visit the Travis County Clerk’s Office for polling locations.

December 1 – 9 is Early Voting
December 13 – Run Off Election Day

CAPD Endorsements for November 2016 General Election

CAPD is proud to endorse the following candidates and issue for the November 2016 general election:

City of Austin Endorsements:
City of Austin Transportation Bond – Yes
Delia Garza
Greg Casar
Jimmy Flannigan
Leslie Pool
Alison Alter
AISD Endorsements:
Jayme Mathias
Ann Teich
David Quintanila
ACC Endorsements:
Sean Hassan
Thomas Miranda
Nora de Hoyos Comstock

Congratulations to the above candidates.  We are truly appreciative to all of the candidates for stepping up and running great campaigns.  At the end of the day we’re all Democrats and we will work together to make Austin and Travis County a better place for everyone!

CAPD Endorsement Documents for meeting on September 27, 2016

Please click on the links below to view the documents for the endorsement meeting on September 27, 2016 at 5:30pm.  We will be at the Terrazas library located at 1105 E. Cesar Chavez Street.

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!

CAPD Meeting Minutes – August 2, 2016

CAPD Meeting Minutes August 2

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

1106 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701

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