Major M.J. Hegar Speaks to Dems
She encouraged us to read her book Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front to learn more about who she is.
Nov 7 Election
The Nov 7 election includes 7 propositions that would apply to the State of Texas. A helpful website, especially for the pros and cons of each one, is The League of Women Voters’ site for Austin. Go to www.lwvaustin.org and click on Voters Guide. If so inclined, you can check out the AFL-CIO positions at www.tcclc.org (click on Texas AFL-CIO, then on Tx Constitutonal Amendments 2017). Further, Sun City residents will see a Williamson County Proposition A which abolishes the office of county surveyor for the county, so that the county can use contract surveyors instead.
Early voting locations are open Oct 23 through Nov 1 (excluding Sundays) from 8 am to 6 pm, and on Nov 2 and 3 from 7 am to 7 pm.
Williamson County Inner Loop Annex, 301 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown
Georgetown ISD Admin. Building, 603 Lakeway Dr., Georgetown
Georgetown Parks and Recreation Admin. Building, 1101 N. College St., Georgetown
Cowan Creek Amenity Center, 1433 Cool Springs Way, Georgetown
Baca Senior Center, 301 W. Bagdad Avenue, Round Rock
Brushy Creek Community Center, 16318 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock
Round Rock Randalls, 2051 Gattis School Road, Round Rock
JB and Hallie Jester Annex, 1801 E. Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock
Anderson Mill Limited District, 11500 El Salido Pkwy., Austin
Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Boulevard, Cedar Park
Cedar Park Randalls, 1400 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
Leander Public Library, 1011 S Bagdad Street, Leander
Taylor City Hall, 400 Porter Street, Taylor
Joaquin Castro Comes to Sun City
An enthusiastic crowd of Democrats filled the ballroom to host Joaquin Castro on Saturday, October 7. Kim Moran gave opening remarks, and introduced local officials and candidates who were in attendance.
Congressman Castro stressed that the country needs the Democrats and that Sun City is important in that effort. “This is a crucial time for the United States and the world, and the United States has been the leader of the world for many years,” he said.
Congressman Castro said that issues of importance in America include high tuitions that students can no longer afford and the Affordable Care Act, which needs support. He stressed another major issue, immigration, and said that the Mexicans who come to the USA are working for better lives for their children. He told the crowd that every immigrant generation has dealt with discrimination until they’ve said, “That’s enough! No more!”
In closing, the Congressman called on us to vote out Ted Cruz and John Cornyn if we are not happy with the fact that they and the Republican Congress have not been able to pass one single piece of meaningful legislation. To read a little background on Joaquin Castro, click here.