Voting Information


Early Voting for Texas Democratic Primary Election begins Tuesday, February 20, and ends on Friday, March 2. The Cowan Creek Amenity Center will be the Sun City polling location for Early Voting.

  • Early Voting polls will be open February 20 – February 23 from 8 am to 6 pm.
  • On Saturday, February 24 the polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm.
  • On Sunday, February 25 the polls will be open from Noon to 6 pm.
  • From February 26 to March 2 the polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm.

Democratic Primary Election Day is March 6. Polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm. Sun City polling locations for Election Day will be Cowan Creek Amenity Center and Texas Drive Amenity Center.

Registered voters can vote at any polling location in Williamson County on both Early Voting days and on Election Day.

Please bring a photo ID, (your Texas Driver’s License works great). Also bring your Voter Registration Card if you have it. The Voter Registration Card will get you through the process a little faster.

President’s Message

In  2017 your club moved with passion, discipline and enthusiasm to play a critical role in advancing the progressive values that lie at the heart of our club.

I applaud the enormous growth in membership. We greeted 2018 with over 550 proud members, a leap in membership that is all the more remarkable from an “off-year.” Needless to say, the election results from November, 2016 played a large part in convincing folks that participation with a group of like-minded individuals is critical to resisting horrific governmental actions. The development early in the year of an Activist Group led to coordinated action by our outraged members — marching in demonstrations, writing and calling elected officials, visiting officeholders in person and generally keeping our members informed.

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Headline News

Monthly General Meeting – February 17, 2018

The February monthly program featured Greg Coleridge, Outreach Director of Move to Amend, and author of Citizens over Corporations: A Brief History of Democracy in Ohio and Challenges to Freedom in the Future.

Mr. Coleridge gave the history of corporations accumulating never-intended constitutional powers over the last 200 years, in particular the Citizens United Supreme Court decision of 2010, which gave corporations free speech rights and granted personhood to corporations.

The Move to Amend organization is committed to building a national peoples’ movement that seeks the passage of a 28th amendment. Reversing the Citizens United decision alone would not go far enough to restore the power of people over the power of corporations. As with other movements to amend the constitution, widely diverse support is needed, with like-minded people coming together across party lines.

Sun City Democrats were encouraged to ask local organizations, candidates and communities to endorse Move to Amend. The motion to amend states, “We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.” For more information go to www.movetoamend.org

Monthly General Meeting – March 17, 2018

Monthly General Meeting – March 17 – Kim Gilby, incoming Chair of Williamson County Democrats.

Discussion Group

On February 14, Karen Collins of Austin presented a fascinating talk to our Discussion Group about how she evolved from a non-politically-involved great-grandmother who enjoyed gardening and grandkids to a motivated senior citizen after the disappointing results of the last election to being a co-founder of her neighborhood group “Indivisible Rosedale Huddle”  having its own Facebook page.  Rosedale Huddle, now a force of motivated citizens, visits, writes letters to, and calls politician’s offices. They regularly hold “Repeal and Replace Ted Cruz” banners over highway overpasses in downtown Austin during rush hours.  Karen reported they get many flashing lights, horn honks, and waves from passing motorists.  She characterized those responses as FUN!  MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow briefly showed a photo of one of the Rosedale Banner Drops.  The group also provides (free) banners to like-minded activists from other Texas cities, to display on their freeway overpasses.  Beto Campaign volunteers now join them at the Austin overpasses with their own banners.  Indivisible Rosedale Huddle is seriously working to turn Texas BLUE.

The next Democratic Discussion Group will be 2 pm Wednesday, March 14, at Cowan Creek.  Look for a forthcoming announcement about the presentation.  Please try to attend.

Mike Beaird, Chair SC Dems Discussion Group, mikebeaird1@gmail.com

Donations for a Blue 2018 are $47,000

#FF0000 Raised $47,000 towards the $50,000 target.

IMPACT. A hearty THANK YOU to the wonderful contributors to the Sun City Democrat Club’s fundraising committee, IMPACT.  You all are to be congratulated for helping us raise $47,000, so far. We aren’t done yet. We are now on the move to reach our goal of $50,000  to help elect Democrats in 2018, from the top of the ticket down. Many donors are making recurring, monthly donations.

The IMPACT team, shown here from left to right, are Cheryl Riley, Vicki Miller, Connie Carden, Billie Reaney, Janet Fulk, Kim Moran, and Ira Dolich.

 

 

Finding Democrats

Robert Melendez, Marianne Chmeleck and Vicki Simons recruit new new club members at the Sun City New Residents orientation.  Many new residents were thrilled to discover like-minded neighbors, and three signed up on the spot!

 

Sun City Democrats “closed” Facebook group?

FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris’ Station F in Paris, France on January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

By Larry Hilliard, administrator

The Sun City Democrats “closed” Facebook group, and was created in October 2011 with the approval of the Sun City Democrats Club Board of Directors at that time.  Its purpose was, and continues to be, to provide a social media venue for group members to share information and comments/opinions in a safe and non-threatening environment ~ thus a “closed” group. As with any Facebook page, comments are those of the individuals who sign their names. The views and opinions expressed in this group are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Sun City Texas Democrats Club or of its membership as a whole.

What is a “closed” Facebook group?   In order to join this group, you have to request to join.  When a request comes to the attention of one of the administrators, we do our best to determine if the requester meets the two criteria to become a member: 1) be a Democrat and 2) live in Williamson County.  Only individuals who have been approved to join this group can read comments, post items and comment on items.  While the Facebook public at-large can see the existence of the group on Facebook, as well as the members, no one who is not a member of this group can see anything beyond that information.  They can’t read what is posted or make comments.  When this group was created, it was (and still is) important that members would not feel threatened or be attacked for their political views (as happens frequently in other political Facebook groups).

Finally, being a member of this group, in and of itself, does not make you a member of the Sun City Democrats Club.  While club membership is not a criteria to join this group, we fervently hope that you will. Currently, there are over 400 members in this Facebook group and over 500 dues-paying members of the club.  If you have friends or neighbors who meet the eligibility criteria, please tell them about us and encourage them to join.  Our strength is in our numbers, our ideas and what we value.  Now is not the time to be a “closet” or “sit on the sidelines” Democrat.  We have work to do!

To join the group, go to facebook and enter Sun City Democrats, Georgetown, Texas . After requesting to join the Facebook group using the link on the site, you will be authorized to post questions, comments and more. 

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Email to Don Keller at cybergeezer@suddenlink.net