Headline News

 Major M.J. Hegar Speaks to Dems

Close to 200 Sun City Democrats welcomed MJ Hegar and her family to the Ballroom for the Oct 21 general meeting.  Hegar described her experiences in the military and added a   riveting account of her rescue mission during her third tour of duty in Afghanistan,  for which she was awarded the Purple Heart.

 

Hegar talked about the role of women in the military, and mentioned she is part of a group that promoted the role of women in combat (the Combat Integration Initiative).  On the topic of national security, she sees  immigration bans as harmful to developing good relationships in the countries where the military is involved.

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

For more information on the statewide ballot Propositions click here.

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.

 Message from our President Larry Buxbaum regarding November’s meeting

Immediately after the November 18 meeting program,  we will have a general membership meeting. The only item on the agenda will be a proposal to amend the Sun City Democrats Club by-laws. The Board of Directors has approved these amendments, which are largely intended to clarify the composition of the Board and the responsibilities of the Committees and their chairs. At the general membership meeting, these amendments will be voted upon in their entirety. A two-thirds vote is required for adoption.  Please read the bylaws and note the changes marked in bold. Click here to read the proposed amendments in full.  

Holiday Party

The SunCityDems holiday party will be at the ATRIUM on December 2, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.!

In order to gauge the supply needs, please RSVP to cmelendez1950@gmail.com with the number of others you will be taking. Please put “holiday party” in the subject line.

Adding Voters to Democracy                                              September 18, 2017

Gale Radebaugh and Brenda Alicea registered WILCO voters at Austin Community College in  Round Rock on September 18.

 

 

 

 

 Congressman Beto O’Rourke Pays a Visit                         August 23, 2017

Democratic candidate for the US Senate against Ted Cruz, Congressman Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, talked and answered questions at Putters Wednesday August 23.  An estimated 60 to 70 people heard his policy ideas on health care, child care, women’s rights, immigration, foreign policy, judicial reform, and taxation.

 

How About Another Glass of Wine?

The latest, and third, wine tasting group is Liberal Libations, meeting on the first Thursday of the month.  If you are interested in joining, contact

rcyeck@suddenlink.net

 

 

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If you attend a Sun City Democrats event and take pictures, please send them on to the website. On your smartphone, make sure your camera is capturing at the highest resolution. You can also use a “real camera”.  For the website, acceptable file formats are .jpg, .png, or .gif.  A separate file for each photo, please.  Text files need to be in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.

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$20,000 and Growing                                                              Oct 5, 2017

This was IMPACT’s Kim Moran announcing the July total for fundraising.  As of July, we had raised $20,000 towards our $50,000 goal.  As of Oct, our total is $35,000!  Read more and follow the direct mail campaign by clicking here.

 

 

 

IMPACT Fundraising

Did you get your letter from the Sun City Democrats?  On May 10th, IMPACT mailed 440 letters to the Sun City Democrats Club mail list, (one letter per household) asking for donations to build a campaign war chest to support our Democrat candidates in the 2018 election.  Read more and follow the direct mail campaign by clicking here.

 

Candidate Count

Here are links to current candidates for offices that pertain to Georgetown. Check in on them to see statements, priorities, and schedules for campaign events. (Sun City Democrats does not endorse candidates until after the primaries.)

Help Wanted

Computer literate help needed for writing and editing this website.  Wordpress experience a plus, but OK if you are not afraid to learn a little WordPress.  Email me: marciaschorer@hotmail.com .