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                            Mayor: Sylvester Turner (inc) 

                      Controller: Chris Brown (inc) 

City Council at Large 1:  Raj Salhotra

City Council at Large 2:  David Robinson (inc) 

City Council at Large 3:  Janaeya Carmouche

City Council at Large 4:  Letitia Plummer 

City Council at Large 5:  Sallie Alcorn

Constitutional Amendments(10) on Ballot

Pros and Cons discussed at the links below:

SPEAKERS SCHEDULED


‍Meeting ‍Location:    Krist ‍Law ‍Firm

‍                                 17100 ‍El ‍Camino ‍Real

‍                                 Houston ‍TX ‍77058

‍Meeting ‍Dates:        2nd ‍Tuesday ‍of ‍each ‍month ‍


‍     12 ‍Nov ‍2019 ‍at ‍7:00pm

‍Guest ‍Speaker: ‍Jim ‍Blackburn,

‍                   Environmental ‍Attorney

‍        Rice ‍University ‍Environmental ‍Law ‍Professor


‍Topic:   How ‍To ‍Implement ‍The ‍New ‍Green ‍Deal ‍in ‍a ‍Red ‍Red ‍State ‍& ‍Other ‍Local ‍Environmental ‍Issues; ‍what ‍can ‍be ‍done.

10 Dec 2019 at 7:00pm 



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M A R Q U E E

M A R Q U E E

OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION


Bay Area Democratic Movement:

We stand together in support of each other for the protection of our constitutional rights, health, environment, immigrants, and uphold the belief that vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.


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BY LAWS

BY LAWS


We stand together in support of one another for the protection of our constitutional rights, health and environment and uphold the belief that vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. 


ARTICLE I

The name of the organization shall be the Bay Area Democratic Movement.


ARTICLE II

To support and promote Democratic principles at all levels of government.

To exert influence on the Democratic Party to continue its historic role as a party which promotes social justice, the local, state and national interest, and the needs of all people.

To keep the Bay Area Community informed of the Bay Area Democratic Movement and its principles by concentrating activities primarily in the Clear Lake and surrounding areas in cooperation with the Harris County and Galveston County Democratic Party and those elected or appointed Democratic Precinct Chairs in these precincts. 


ARTICLE III

All persons at least age fourteen (14) who are interested in the political process and support the principles of the Bay Area Democratic Movement are eligible for membership in the organization. 

Membership dues shall be set by the Executive Committee, approved by the general membership, and made a part of the by-laws.


Membership dues shall be paid annually, due in February each year and pro-rated for new members.

Only members in good standing shall be eligible to vote. 


ARTICLE IV 

The Bay Area Democratic Movement shall have eight (8) board members:

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Action Coordinator

Special Events and Food

Hospitality

Candidate Support & Voter Outreach


The term of each office shall be 2 years, beginning May through April. 

No term limits will be in place.

Elections shall be held at the regular April meeting of the organization.

Vacancies will be filled by a board majority. The foregoing named four (4) officers shall constitute the Executive Committee of the Bay Area Democratic Movement:

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary


The Board of Directors shall consist of the Executive Committee plus:

Action Coordinator

Special Events and Food

Hospitality


ARTICLE V

The President shall preside at all meetings and be the official spokesperson for the Executive Committee and for the organization. The President shall create committees as needed. The President shall have the power to call special meetings. The President shall be the official spokesperson at all meetings or gatherings with other Democratic organizations, Democratic officeholders and/or candidates seeking office.


The Vice President shall preside in the absence of the President. The Vice President shall additionally be responsible for arrangements of membership meetings and programs.


The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings and be prepared to report those minutes at the next scheduled meeting if requested by the President. The Secretary shall make such records available to all officers as requested. The Secretary shall additionally be responsible for coordinating publicity for the organization through newsletters and/or in the media.


The Treasurer shall receive and deposit all moneys of the organization and shall record all financial transactions and report them to the Executive Committee for the general membership. Membership dues received by the Treasurer shall determine active membership status and the Treasurer shall supervise the accuracy of membership records. 


The Treasurer shall additionally be appointed by the Executive Committee to be the Treasurer of the Bay Area Democratic Movement Action Committee and be responsible for filing all reports required by law with the Texas Ethics Commission.


ARTICLE VI 

The Bay Area Democratic Movement will meet at least quarterly. Special meetings may be called by the Executive Committee. A quorum comprised of a minimum of four (4) members shall be required to conduct business.  The annual meeting to elect offers shall be held in April.


ARTICLE VII 

This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting as a meeting, provided the proposed amendment has been read as a proposed amendment at the previous meeting.

Bylaws shall be adopted by a majority vote of the members present and voting at a meeting.


ARTICLE VIII

The most current edition of Roberts Rule of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern, unless otherwise provided in this Constitution or Bylaws. This Constitution and Bylaws shall take effect upon adoption by a two-thirds vote of those in attendance at a mass meeting of the membership.


ARTICLE IX 

If, at any time, this club shall be dissolved, no part of the funds or property shall be distributed to or among its members, but after payment of all indebtedness of the club, its surplus funds and properties shall be donated to the Harris County Democratic Party.



ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES


Individual: $25 

Family: $35 

Students (high school and college) and seniors (65 and older) are exempt from dues.


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JOIN / DUES


JOIN


Come join Bay Area Democratic Movement and have some fun while staying informed, learning and being active in the political process. Dues are $25  per individual and $35 for a family membership. Students and individuals over 65 are free.

Our snail mail address:


Bay Area Democratic Movement


PO Box 590383


Houston, Tx 77259



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BLUE WAVE

MEETINGS

MEETINGS


Monthly


We meet the second Tuesday of each month, with the exceptions of January and July, to discuss current events and organize for Democratic Party candidates and progressive causes.


7:00 Social and food

7:30 Guest speakers followed by brief group business


Location: (see map)

The Krist Law Firm

17100 El Camino Real Houston, TX 77058

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CALENDAR


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Meeting Reminder

Please come and join like minded Democrats in the Bay Area and consider joining our club to promote Democratic principles and help us elect Democrats. Cash or Check. Credit cards coming soon! $25/Member, $35/Family, Students and 65+ are at no charge! Donations to help establish the club and pay for our website and campaign materials would be greatly appreciated!


7:00 Social

7:30 Meeting

Krist law Firm 

17100 El Camino real 

Houston, Tx 77058

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SPEAKERS

   Jim Blackburn

Environmental Attorney

     Rice University Environmental Law Professor


Topic:   How To Implement The New Green Deal in a Red Red State & Other Local Environmental Issues; what can be done

PAST SPEAKERS

2019

January: 


February: 


March: Alex Karjeker,  Democratic Candidate for Texas House of Rep. District 129

           Sri Preston Kulkarni, Democrat Candidate for US House District 22

            Nina Johnston & Matt Honeychuck; Candidate Support & Voter Outreach Chairs for BADM


April:      


May: 


July:     


August:  


September: MJ ‍Hegar, ‍Democratic ‍candidate ‍for ‍United ‍States Senate  


October: Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo


November: 


December:


2018

January: 


February: Adrien Garcia Candidate for Harris County Commissioners Court Precinct 2, 


                Dayna Steele, Democratic Candidate for US Rep.  District 36


March: Alex Karjeker,  Democratic Candidate for Texas House of Rep. District 129


April: T'Liza Kiel, Veterans Behavioral Health Director at Mental Health America of Greater Houston,


          Sri Preston Kulkarni, Democrat Candidate for US House District 22


May: Adrienne Bell,  Democratic candidate for U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Texas


June 12, 2018 at 7.00 pm Nick Lampson

Former U.S. House of Representatives for 12 years representing the 22nd & the 9th Congressional Districts of Texas,  Author of “The Death Of Washington's Democracy”


July:     No meeting 


August 14th, 2018 at 7:00 :  Justin Nelson,  Texas Democrat Candidate for Attorney General


September 11, 2018 at 7:00: Mike Collier Texas Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor


October 9, 2018 at 7:00: Kim Olsen Democratic Candidate for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture


November 6, 2018 at 7:00: Election Results Watch Party 


December 11, 2018: All Clear Lake Democratic Christmas Party; wear funny political sweater/shirt, DJ & Dinner



2017

December:    No meeting


November: Mohammed Jamal,  Harris County Democratic Party Coordinator


October: Kim Ogg, District Attorney Harris County 


September: Astrid Dominguez, ACLU Immigrant Rights Specialist


August: Dr. Greg Smith, Superintendent CCISD


July: Cody Wheeler, Pasadena City Councilman


June: Mike Floyd, Elected Pearland ISD Board Member at 18


May:Caroline Duble, Engagement Specialist With ACLU


 April: Brother Ibraheim


March: Dayna Steele, Candidate for US Congress District 36


February:    


January:    


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LOCATION



17100 EL CAMINO REAL HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058

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ACTION ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS


“Local Events”

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OFFICERS / BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Kim Krist

Contact

Kim Krist graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BA in Marketing and worked in the retail industry before switching gears and becoming a teacher. She now works at Bright Futures as an Educational Consultant. She is married to Scott Krist and has 2 children who currently attend the University of Texas in Austin. Kim's hobbies are tennis, hiking, and running  but her passion is politics and is a political news junkie. She started the Bay Area Democratic Movement with a group of girlfriends right after taking part in the 2017 Women's March. Kim is also a Precinct Chair for district 568 and believes in the power of individuals to make a change.

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Vice President: John Cobarruvia

 Contact

John joined the Democratic Party in the early 90's and joined Clear Lake's local club, Bay Area New Democrats. Later he served as Vice President and then President of the club. John worked as the volunteer coordinator of the Sherrie Matula campaign in 2008 and worked closely with the campaign. He did his share of phone banking and block walking. In the past John has been an advocate for consumers in the area of home building issues, electricity rates, and home insurance. John has testified at many hearings on consumer issues in Austin and hopes to resurrect his activism after retirement. He is excited to have been asked to serve at Vice President of BADM.

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Treasurer: Angie Berka

Contact

Angie Berka is the Director of Finance & Administration at Houston Mechatronics and holds an MBA from University of Houston.  She is happily married to Reg Berka and they have three grown children, Allicyn, Ben & Corynn.  Angie is excited to be a part of the Bay Area Democratic Movement. Like many democrats in the country, Angie was concerned about the direction of our country after the election in November 2016 and, as a result, she chose to get more involved and active.  She participated in two marches in 2017, the Women’s March in Austin (her first march ever) and the Science March in Houston.  Angie has worked closely with Kim Krist and the other Board Members to build the Bay Area Democratic Movement and grow membership.  She has also assisted with Dayna Steele’s campaign for District 36 through phone banking and block walking.  Angie is ready for the Blue Wave in Texas.  Get out and vote!

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 Assistant Treasurer: Tracey Baird Lewis

Contact

Tracey Lewis is a retired Labor and Delivery Nurse and holds a BSN, RN from The University of Texas Health Science Center and a BBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems from The University of Houston.  Nursing was a second career after spending over 25 years in the Information Technology field.  She is happily married to Steve Lewis and has two children, Leon and Emma.  Tracey’s hobbies are traveling the world with her wonderful husband, and seeing live music with her friends.  Tracey has been a democrat all of her life and has voted in every presidential election and most primary elections since she was 18 years old.  After the 2016 presidential election, Tracey became active in trying to change the direction this country is heading.  Tracey has participated in marches and actively supports local and national candidates, both financially and as a volunteer.  Serving on the Bay Area Democratic Movement board is the first time Tracey has become actively involved in politics and feels it is an honor and a privilege.

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Secretary and Marketing: Carla Medlenka 

Contact

Carla Medlenka has been an entrepreneur much of her life, working mostly in communications, journalism and publishing. She joined the corporate world four years ago and currently works in health care marketing. Always politically aware, Carla has voted in every presidential election since she turned 18. Then, the 2016 election shifted her casual political attitude. She marched in Washington DC at the first Women’s March and has been an outspoken Democrat ever since. She is a founding member of the Bay Area Democratic Movement and now engages in as much political activism as she can squeeze into each day. Carla has been married to Galen Medlenka for 30 years and they have three grown children (but no grandbabies - yet).


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Voter Activation & Candidate Support:  

Nina Johnston, Chairman

Matt Honeychuck, Co Chairman

Contact

Nina Johnston worked for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution in marketing research as well as at the Houston Chronicle as Senior Research Analyst, before moving into the National Sales Manager role there.  After leaving the corporate world to raise her two boys, Nina has dedicated herself to volunteer work.  She created and developed a Children Around the World festival for the Montessori school, a fundraiser which continued for about ten years.  She was one of many activists who organized at the grass roots level to save the old Clear Lake Golf Course (now Exploration Green) from development.  She worked in the early days of that effort as the public relations contact in a media battle for accurate reporting of the facts about the land use for flood control.  It was a real life David and Goliath fight, and a true testament to what our community can do at the grass roots level to stand up for what is right and true.  Since November 2016, Nina has devoted herself to political activism and community organizing.  She is serving as Precinct Chair for Oakbrook (#745), as a member of the Senate District 11 Precinct Chair Vacancy committee, and is the Precinct Captain for precincts 692, 416 and 742.  She is also serving on the board of Bay Area New Democrats (BAND) as Secretary.   It is a great pleasure to work in the Harris County Democratic Party, and with all the tremendous people who are getting involved to turn Texas BLUE!!


Matt Honeychuck grew up in south central Pennsylvania.  He moved to Houston in 2015 after graduating from Penn State University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. He currently works in spaceflight operations.  In the aftermath of the 2016 election, Matt sought out ways to increase his civic engagement.  He eventually got in contact with Nina, who introduced him to BADM, and he has been helping with canvassing efforts in the area ever since.  Matt feels honored to be a part of such a passionate team of volunteers, and looks forward to helping elect progressive Democrats to public office.


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Technology: Freddie Bean

Contact

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Hospitality team: Sam Alix & Kayla Alix 

Contact

Samuel Alix is a native Houstonian. After completing 22 years in the military and serving as both a civilian and military police officer, Sam co-founded a veteran non-profit program, Changing Hearts and Minds Program(CHAMP) with his wife Kayla. Sam is committed to advocating for others, spreading positive vibes, and serving ALL members within his community.


Kayla Alix is a native Houstonian who grew up in South Park Houston and attended Ross Sterling High School. She received her degree in Business Information Systems and recently obtained her Masters Business Administration. She is married to Samuel Alix a disabled Veteran, and together they have five children and three grandchildren. Her career in Information Technology began in 1998 which catapulted her fulfilling her passion of working with youth attending under parish schools in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.).


Kayla is also the co-founder of Changing Hearts And Mind Program (C.H.A.M.P.) a non-profit that assists military, veterans, family members, and caregivers to receive many services such as Mental Health, Wellness Recovery, and benefits. Sam and Kayla founded their organization after similar struggles they shared when Samuel returned home from Iraq. Kayla is passionate about equality amongst all people and the opportunity for education for all who chose to pursue their goals.

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Membership:  Mary  Kirasich

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PHOTOS

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Angela Schroder, Kathy, Annise Parker, Dayna Steele, Angie Berka, Kim Krist

August 2017

Tricia Totten, Roslyn Turner, Kim Krist, Karla Klein

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Karla Klein, Carla Medlenka, Angie Berka, Mike Floyd (PISD), Kim Krist. John Cobarruvias

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Angie Berka, Karla Klein, John Cobarruvias, Kim Krist, Beto O'Rourke, Kayla & Sam Alix

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Beto O’Rouke, Kim Krist

November 2017

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Beto O’Rouke, Scott Krist, Kim Krist

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Beto O’Rouke, Scott Krist

November 2017

Dayna Steele, Kim Krist

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Kim Krist, Mike Floyd, Nancy Golden

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2018

BADM:  Families March & Rally


Jun  2018

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Kim Krist,  Lauretta Lewis


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Della Ramos, Lauretta Lewis, Rosie Flanigan


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Mary Kirasich, Kim Krist, Judy Vandagriff

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Mary Kirasich, Sri Preston Kulkarni,

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Tracey Baird Lewis,  Joaquin Castro , Kim Krist ,  Kayla Alix ,  Sam Alix

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TEXAS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR THE WIN !

September 2018 (BADM Fund raiser on Clear Lake in Houston)

AWARDS & INSPIRATIONS

Kimberly (Kim) Krist

President, Founder of Bay Area Democratic Movement (BADM)

Received the 2019 Outstanding Leadership Award on Tuesday evening from BADM’s Board.  Kim’s selfless, dedicated, and excellent community service exemplify Democratic ideals that positively impact local, state, national and international communities.

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President Obama

High School

Women

1 Year Congressional Ladies

CONTACT


CONTACT INFORMATION


Email:     BayAreaDemocraticMovement@gmail.com


Phone:     281-946-9684


Mail:        Bay Area Democratic Movement

                PO Box 590383

                Houston, Tx 77259


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