Joe Jaworski, Candidate for Texas AG
February Members' Meeting
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Joe Jaworski has a plan: first, unseat TX Attorney General Ken Paxton; second, introduce a more progressive legal agenda for Texas. He was our guest at the February KAD Members' Meeting.
Jaworski outlined a plan that includes an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to bring tax dollars home to Texans, legalization of recreational cannabis to allow a greater focus on jailing violent criminals, and greater support of local government officials to innovate. He cites the current State administration's attempts to suppress voter turnout last fall while local officials were working to give voters an option to vote by mail during a pandemic.
As the first Democrat to declare his 2022 candidacy for Texas AG, he may yet be challenged in a primary. In the meantime, Jaworski is doing his best to confront Ken Paxton on the current AG's political record and personal legal battles.
Keeping Energy Alive
It's never too early to look ahead to the next election!
December 2, 2020, was a night to hear about political organizing and activism at KAD's monthly membership meeting.
KAD members were joined by Art Pronin, president of the
Meyerland Area Democrats Club and policy consultant with Sisters United Alliance. He also serves as a committee vice chair with the Harris County Democratic Party.
Pronin is considered an institution in Houston where he is well known by candidates running for political office. Although he has worked as a paid political consultant,
Pronin also enjoys freely sharing his knowledge with Democratic clubs and candidates for the sake of motivating party volunteers.
His advice to club members is to "focus on the work to be done, never give up, and innovate" in order to "keep energy alive." He stresses that KAD represents the Democratic Party in our area, and we should, therefore, build the club's visibility.
Art Pronin makes a point of reaching out to Democratic candidates. He met Kamala Harris, now Vice President Elect, when she came to Houston in 2019 during her own campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The Sima for Texas campaign bus rolled into Kingwood, Atascocita and Humble on Saturday, Oct. 10, bringing Sima herself (front row, middle) and some of her campaign staff. In Kingwood, they were met by members of Kingwood Area Democrats and other Sima supporters. Sima Ladjevardian was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 2, running against incumbent Dan Crenshaw (R).
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez (right), running for re-election as Harris County Sheriff, with KAD member Ken Aucoin
Jay Stittleburg (right), candidate for State Senator, District 4, with Tony Morales of KAD.
Big Tent Event a Success
Saturday morning, Sept. 19, was a cool, sunny day, perfect for KAD's Big Tent Event. Democrats from across Kingwood and the surrounding area came to pick up candidate signs and other political swag. Adding to the morning's fun was having several candidates join us to answer questions and chat with voters.
Area Democrats were happy to take away lawn signs and other campaign materials. KAD board members Ellie Porras, Robin Pearce, and Jack Alexander helped each person find the items to match their needs.
Kathy Cheng, candidate for Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 6
Judge Julia Maldonado (right), standing for re-election to District Court, with KAD board member Elizabeth Stern.
Judge Veronica Rivas-Molloy (center) candidate for Justice, First Court of Appeals, with KAD members Kevin and Katrin McManis.
Left to right: Eartha Johnson, mother of Te'iva Bell, candidate for judge, Criminal District Court; Paula Miller; Clarence Miller, 2022 candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 4; and Jeff McGowen, candidate for Harris County Constable, Precinct 4.