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2015 CBTDW Golf Tournament

The Coast Bend Texas Democratic Women cordially invite you to a Golf Tournament Monday, July 27, 2015 at 8:30 am at the North Shore Country Club 801 East B Roadway, Portland, TX 78374 (course phone: 361-643-1546).

Tournament Format: Four-Man Scramble A-B-C-D with Shot Gun Start

  • Entrance Fee: $150 Per Player
  • Team Sponsorship: $600 Bronze–$700 Silver–$1000 Gold
  • Hole Sponsorship: $150

Prizes:

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
  • Longest Drive #1 and #18
  • Closest to the Pin #7 and #16

Tournament Information: Sara Salvide 361-774-2868 Fax 361-879-0501

To play please either pay online here or fill out the entry form below and include it with your contribution check made payable to:

Coastal Bend Texas Democratic Women
634 Hoffman St.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404

ENTRY DEADLINE: July 24, 2015

Name: ____________________________________
Occupation: ________________ Employer: ____________
Address: ____________________________________
City ____________, TX Zip: ____________
Work: ________________ Cel: ____________
Email: ________________ Handicap ____________
Entrance Fee:: ______@$150 each = $________
Team: ❏$600 Bronze   ❏$700 Silver   ❏$1,000 Gold

Schedule, Monday July 27, 2015:

  • Breakfast 7:30am – 8:30am
  • Registration 7:30am – 8:30am
  • Shot Gun Start @ 8:30 am
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2015 South Texas Summit

Come join the Nueces County Democratic Party and special guests Prof. Bill Cris and former U.S. Senate candidate Dr. David Alameel on Saturday February 21, 2015 1:00pm – 3:00pm as we deconstruct the 2014 election and help us plan we we’re taking the Democratic Party in the 2016 election cycle.

The meeting is in the conference center at the Holiday Inn-Airport
5549 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78408. All are welcome, but seating is limited.

Please RSVP here.

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2015 State of the Union Watch Party

Join the Nueces County Democratic Party Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Taqueria Garibaldi (200 N Staples St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401) for our annual State of the Union watch party. See you there at 7pm, President Barack Obama goes on at 8pm CST.

Please invite your friends, all are welcome. Please RSVP here.

Watch President Obama reflect on the State of the Union and preview this year’s address → go.wh.gov/PreSOTU15

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Funeral for Democracy (Corpus Christi, TX)

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled in Citizens United v. FEC that corporations can spend as much money as they want to promote or defeat political candidates. This rally is part of a nationwide action to protest that decision. Urge Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to state that corporations are not people and money is not speech.

We must reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics if our political system is to survive. Join us in this effort on January 21, 2015, 4-6 p.m. at the corner of South Staples and South Padre Island Drive (5601 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78411 in front of the Starbucks) Sponsored locally by: Move to Amend CC

RSVP here or contact:
Colin Sykes: 361-853-7992, jucosy@sbcglobal.net
Jim Klein: 361-334-3908, jeklein64@yahoo.com

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Voter Registration Deputization Training!

A new year brings new beginnings and new voters! To register voters for 2015-2016 campaign cycle you must be (re-)deputized. Yes, per Texas law, even if you’ve been deputized before you must re-up your deputization.

Please join Battleground Texas and the Progressive Populist Caucus (PPC) this Thursday, January 15, 5:45 pm at the Progressive Center located at 413 Waco St. close to the Nueces County Courthouse.

Training will last 30 min. and will followed by the PCC’s monthly meeting then Drinking Liberally. Drinking Liberally is potluck style meet & greet. Bring your fav Texas dish and adult beverage.

For more information, contact Stacey Barrera at 361-815-0183 or RSVP here.

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Texas GOP congressman who owns ‘blow-me.org’ website accused of sexual harassment

Raw Story reports on our recently re-elected Congressman:

A Texas Republican congressman is facing allegations of sexual harassment from a former staff member.

According to Mediaite, Rep. Blake Farenthold was accused of harassing a female staffer in a lawsuit filed last Friday. On Monday, it emerged that Farenthold is the owner of the URL “www.blow-me.org,” a currently inactive web address.

Freshman congressman and Tea Party favorite Farenthold was accused of sexual misconduct and of creating a hostile work environment in a lawsuit filed by former staffer Lauren Greene.

Greene claims that Farenthold needed a team of staffers to accompany him to functions on Capitol Hill because of his tendency to drink too much and behave inappropriately toward women.

“Farenthold regularly drank to excess,” said the suit, “and because of his tendency to flirt, the staffers who accompanied him to Capitol Hill functions would joke that they had to be on ‘red head patrol’ to keep him out of trouble.”

The congressman reportedly shared his “sexual fantasies” and “wet dreams” about Greene with other staffers and “regularly made comments designed to gauge whether [Greene] was interested in a sexual relationship.”

In February of 2014, Farenthold reportedly tried to entice Greene into a “threesome” with a female lobbyist. He told Greene that he is estranged from his wife and hasn’t “had sex with her in years.”

Greene said she raised concerns about Farenthold’s behavior with other senior staff. Over time it became difficult to perform her duties, she claims, because she tried to avoid being alone with Farenthold. She was eventually fired from her position.

Her suit, say Farenthold’s representatives, is merely a he-said, she-said personnel matter from a disgruntled former employee.

“The Congressman is eager to respond to Ms. Greene’s allegations through the appropriate legal process,” said a spokesperson. “[We are] confident that once all of the facts are revealed, he will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”

On Monday, however, BuzzFeed revealed that Farenthold is the owner of “www.blow-me.org,” a potential pornographic site which he has owned since 1999.

Mediaite speculated that Farenthold purchased the URL in a “cyber-squatting” scheme, hoping to eventually sell it to distributers of illicit material.

His office dismissed the website ownership as unimportant.

“Farenthold did not use the name and does not intend to renew it,” his spokesperson said.

More from the Caller Times: “Former staffer sues Rep. Blake Farenthold
More from KIII-TV: “Farenthold’s Office Sued For Harassment
More from KRIS-TV: “Former Farenthold Staffer Files Harassment Lawsuit“, “Former Staff Member Sues Congressman Farenthold’s Office“, “No New Comments From Farenthold Or Staff About Lawsuit
More from The Huffington Post: “Rep. Blake Farenthold Joked Online About Drinking And Hitting On Women

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THU 12-18: Drinking Liberally Annual Holiday Pot Luck Party

Celebrate the end of the year at our Drinking Liberally Annual Holiday pot Luck Party. An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. You don’t need to be a policy expert and this isn’t a book club—just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it’s not taboo to talk politics.

Thursday December 18 at 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Progressive Center
413 Waco St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Please RSVP Here.