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One PUMA’s thoughts about 2009

I do not have time to dally about whether the word “Feminist” is still correct. Suffice to say that I believe it is. That Governor Palin could call herself one, and Michelle Obama had trouble, shows the issue is not one of a leftist usurpation. Feminists right, left or in the middle, cannot cut off other feminists who support parallel position’s. Though I do not agree with Republican views of abortion, or their view of fiscal management or even their idea of care for the disadvantaged, I do find common ground on misogyny, and caucus fraud, election reform, and media bias.

Likewise, though I was outraged at NARAL’s actions, eventually upset with NOW, and disappointed by Steinem’s references to Palin, they are still democratic sisters. They made their best electoral choice. Most of their views are mine.

The problem, as I see it, is not our agreement; it’s how we got here, to this place, as PUMAs.  To move forward, we must focus; “keep our eyes on the prize”. Then, it’s the methods in how we move forward. (more…)

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Texas Two Step Disenfranchisement-will it “sinkin”? (more…)

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Latest News on the Texas Caucus meetings.

Times and Locations for Final Three Primary/Caucus Advisory Committee Hearings

December 9, 2008 by End the Texas Two Step   
Filed under Blog, News & Commentary

The following dates for hearings in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio have been posted to the TDP website. The actual hearing locations have not yet been annnounced.

December 17, 2008

Dallas, TX

Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, at 5150 Mark Trail Way, Dallas Texas 75232.

4 p.m.

December 19, 2008

Houston, TX

CWA Hall ( at 1730 Jefferson Street, Houston, Texas 77002)

9 a.m.

December 20, 2008

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio Area Progressive Action Coalition (at 7122 San Pedro, Ste 114 (rear of the building next to Ocean Dental) San Antonio, Texas 78216)

10:30 a.m.

 http://changethecaucus.org/?p=229

 

As we have said before, don’t forget to ask if your neighbor wants a ride or needs a sitter. If they couldn’t make it to the caucuses, they really need to be heard.

I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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Texas Dems, set your schedules to include:

Hearings In Dallas, Houston and San Antonio Set for Dec 17, 19, 20

November 25, 2008 by End the Texas Two Step  

The following dates for hearings in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio have been posted to the TDP website. The actual hearing locations have not yet been annnounced.

 

December 17, 2008

Dallas, TX

 

4 p.m.

December 19, 2008

Houston, TX

 

9 a.m.

December 20, 2008

San Antonio, TX

 

9 a.m

And don’t forget to ask if your neighbor wants a ride or needs a sitter. If they couldn’t make it to the caucuses, they really need to be heard.

I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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Written Testimony of Precinct Chair Reuben Leslie

November 25, 2008 by End the Texas Two Step   (more…)

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Change the Caucus has produced testimony at the TDP hearings in Austin November 14th. They are, unfortunately, only in Video. However, if you have that capability, see:

Video: Tory Lauterbach Testifying at the TDP Hearing on the Primary-Caucus System in Austin.

Tory Lauterbach is president of the Texas College Democrats and a 24-year-old law student at the University of Texas at Austin. She testified to the committee in her personal capacity as a Texas Democrat.

http://changethecaucus.org/?p=180 

 

Video of Jim Mattox Testifying Against the Texas Two-Step at Austin Hearing on November 14

November 21, 2008 by End the Texas Two Step   

 Five days before his death on November 19, Jim Mattox testified to the TDP Advisory Committee on the Convention/Caucus. He patiently waited more than two hours for his turn to speak. When his turn finally came, he strongly criticized the Texas Two-Step as an “unfair” system. The second part of his testimony contains some of his best points, so be sure to watch both parts.

 http://changethecaucus.org/?p=172

 

I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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Austin Meeting of the TDP Advisory Committee on the Primary/Caucus

November 10, 2008 by End the Texas Two Step   


Democrats in the Austin area will have the opportunity to participate in a TDP Advisory Committee Hearing on the Primary/Caucus system this Friday, November 14, 2008, in Austin at the AFL-CIO Building (at 1106 Lavaca Street Austin, TX 78701) at 10 AM.

The committee will be taking public testimony, so if you want to speak, when you get there, look for the yellow postcard size forms that they are using for people to sign in to testify. You can also fill out the form, if you just want to register that you are for or against the current system but do not want to speak. You can also bring written testimony and submit that to the committee. If you speak, you do not have to provide a written copy, but you can, since that will help the committee be able to re-read your testimony later. They seem to prefer that people do not read their testimony, but just speak to them as if you are talking to them one one one, but you can still submit a written version after you speak.

http://changethecaucus.org/?p=98

I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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