- Published on Sunday, 08 March 2015 03:38
Dear SDSA Member:
This is to give you NOTICE that there will be a Candidate Forum and Endorsement Meeting on Sunday, March 22, beginning at 1:00 pm in the Fiesta Room of Luby's Cafeteria, 911 N. Main Avenue.
Please note, we will have our regularly scheduled monthly meeting on March 16, 6:30 pm at Luby’s.
The purpose of the March 22 meeting is to hear from candidates who have filed for the May 09, 2015 Mayor and City Council elections as well as any local school board candidates who are on the May 09th ballot and who are interested in seeking our endorsement.
Each of these candidates has been invited to attend our Forum and to complete and submit a candidate questionnaire. After we hear from all the candidates, SDSA members will caucus to vote on the endorsements.
To be eligible to vote on these endorsements, a member must be a member in good standing as defined in Article IV, Section 1 of the SDSA Bylaws and have been a member for at least 30 days prior to the endorsement meeting. Lapsed members, whose dues are less than a year in arrears, may renew their membership at the time of the endorsement meeting and will be eligible to vote.
Runoff elections in these races are scheduled for Saturday, June 13. If deemed appropriate by the SDSA Board of Directors, another endorsement meeting may be held during our regular monthly meeting on May 18, 2015 to consider a vote on additional endorsements for the June 13 runoff election.
- Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 18:04
Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio members were saddened to learn that our friend, longtime Stonewall member and fellow activist, Travis Peterson, died Wednesday morning, March 4, at his home. His life partner, Charles Cuneo, was at his side. As you probably know, Travis was in declining health and was in home hospice care at the time of his death. You will recall that Travis was a respected social worker, LGBT and political activist both in Houston and in San Antonio. Travis was the one who initiated the LGBT sensitivity training with the SA Police Department cadets back in 2006. He was a gentle giant of a man who had a heart of love and kindness.
Funeral Services for Travis are scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at 9:00 am at Mission Park North Funeral Home 3401 Cherry Ridge, San Antonio, Texas.
- Published on Monday, 02 February 2015 19:53
On December 27, 2014, the San Antonio Express-News ran an in-depth article by Michelle Casady chronicling the tenure of former Police Chief William McManus, who retired at the end of the year to take a job with CPS Energy.
Read rest of article at http://outinsa.com/local-activist-reminds-express-news-chief-mcmanus-ally/
- Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 19:15
In an interview published this week in the San Antonio Current, Mayor Ivy R. Taylor tells interviewer Jade Esteban Estrada that she finds political correctness “frustrating.”