Mike is now officially a senior advisor on the Biden Team in Texas. He ran as the Democratic candidate for Texas lieutenant governor in 2018.
Mike has been a sustaining member of KAD for many years and is currently a silver member.
ATTENTION, Precinct Chairs
Harris County Democratic Party Precinct Chairs:
You are needed on August 15 for an important election to choose candidates for the positions of Harris County Clerk and Harris County Department of Education Trustee. The chosen candidate in each race will run against a Republican opponent in the General Election on November 3.
Wednesday, Sept. 2
@ 7 p.m.
Social Hour @ 6-7 p.m.
We are using Zoom until further notice. For more information, please email us.
KAD meets on the first Wednesday of every month.
Our members are starting a book club. Not surprisingly, the emphasis will be on politics and society. First book on the list is Mary Trump's book about her Uncle Donald, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man.
Our first meeting will take place on Sept. 16, 7 p.m. (tentatively) using the Zoom app.
For more information or to sign up, please email us here.
Campaign season for the 2020 Election is starting, and KAD and the Democratic Party need volunteers to turn Texas Blue!
There are many ways to help, even during a pandemic!
Distribute voter registration applications
Oct. 5 – Last day to register to vote or update registration for the General Election
Oct. 13 to 30 - Early Voting
Oct. 23 – last day for HC Clerk’s Office to receive applications for Ballot By Mail
Nov. 3 – General Election
KAD ALERT NEWSLETTER
Welcome to our new members:
Ken Aucoin & Danny Ryan
Claudia & George Brookover
and to renewing members,
Dr. Diane Trautman, former Harris County Clerk, who rejoined KAD
at the Gold Membership Level
John and Lori Hathaway at the Bronze Level
Julia Maldonado, Judge, Family District Court
Any purchase of at least $25 through the KAD store
will give you
membership until the end of 2020.
KAD welcomes new members, and we encourage you to join our club! Because we have no brick and mortar presence, our operating costs are extremely low. Money that we take in via dues and fundraisers is earmarked for voter education and outreach or is given directly to KAD-endorsed state and local democratic candidates.
We are now taking membership dues and donations through
We will no longer be taking payments through Paypal or Action Network, so please be sure to update your method of payment.
$0 College/HS student
Sustaining membership levels:
Annual dues run from January 1 through December 31, but you may join at any time.
Thank you for supporting KAD so we can help
TURN TEXAS BLUE!
Alex Schroller, HCDP candidate coordinator, was guest speaker at KAD's August meeting.
AUGUST MEMBERSHIP MEETING
It was an evening full of election campaign information! Guest speaker at KAD’s August 5th meeting was Alex Schroller, candidate coordinator at HCDP (Harris County Democratic Party), who talked about the various ways that club members can spread the word about local candidates and encourage community members to vote this election season. Texas is considered a swing state in 2020, so it’s important that people are registered to vote and make the effort to vote.
Several candidates or their representatives also made visits to the meeting:
Clarence Miller, 2022 candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 4, talked about his business and political background and why he wants to sit on the Harris County Commissioners Court. The seat is currently occupied by Jack Cagle (R).
Jeffery McGowen, 2020 candidate for Harris County Constable, Precinct 4.
Sima for Texas Campaign was represented by Noah Schwartz, field organizer. Sima Ladjevardian is the Democratic candidate running against Dan Crenshaw (R) in Congressional District 2.
Julia Maldonado is running for re-election to Texas 507th Family District Court.
JULY MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Royce West, state senator and runoff candidate for US Senate
Texas State Senator Royce West made a stop at KAD’s July meeting, taking time from his busy campaign schedule for the primary runoff election. He was running against M.J. Hegar for the Democratic nomination to oppose US Senator John Cornyn. Hegar declined our invitation. She later won the Democratic nomination.
KAD members learned about systemic racism and how it has hurt the Black population throughout the past century: economically, in education, and through the criminal justice system. Our guest speaker in July was Mary Graham, Houston Chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), a national organization that aims to educate and mobilize White people for racial justice.
Mary Graham, SURJ Houston Chapter