BAY AREA

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SPEAKERS SCHEDULED

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Meeting Location:   Krist Law Firm

                               17100 EL Camino Real

                                Houston Tx 77058

Meeting Dates:      2nd Tuesday of each month 

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March 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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

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  April 10, 2018 at 7.00 pm

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

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May 8, 2018 at 7.00 pm

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

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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”

OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

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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

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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. 

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ARTICLE I

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

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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

The term of each office shall be one year, beginning May 1 through April 30. 

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

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

Action Coordinator

Special Events and Food

Hospitality

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES

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Individual: $20 

Family: $30 

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

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JOIN / DUES

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JOIN

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Come join Bay Area Democratic Movement and have some fun while staying informed, learning and being active in the political process. Dues are $20  per individual and $30 for a family membership. Students and individuals over 65 are free.

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Our snail mail address:

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Bay Area Democratic Movement

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PO Box 590383

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Houston, Tx 77259

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ENDORSEMENTS

ENDORSEMENTS

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U.S. Senator:      Beto O'Rourke

U.S. Representative District 22:  Sri Preston Kulkarni

U.S. Representative District 36:    Dayna Steele

Lieutenant Governor:      Mike Collier

Attorney General:     Justin Nelson 

Comptroller of Public Accounts: Joi Chevalier

Commissioner of the General Land Office:  Miguel Suazo

Commissioner of Agriculture:  Kim Olson

Railroad Commissioner:  Roman McAllen

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 2:  Steven Kirkland

Member, State Board of Education, District 4:  Lawrence Allen Jr.

State Representative District 129:   Alexander Jonathan Karjeker 

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 3:  Jerry Zimmerer

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 4:  Charles Spain 

District Judge, 55th Judicial District:  Latosha Lewis Payne , Paul Simon 

District Judge, 113th Judicial District:  Rabeea Collier 

District Judge, 189th Judicial District:  Scott "Dolli" Dollinger 

District Judge, 190th Judicial District:  Beau Miller

District Judge, 288th Judicial District:  Greg Glass

District Judge, 246th Judicial District:  Angela Harrington

District Judge, 269th Judicial District:  Shampa Mukerji

District Judge, 281st Judicial District:  George Arnold

District Judge, 295th Judicial District:  Donna Roth 

District Judge, 309th Judicial District:  Kathy Vossler 

District Judge, 313th Judicial District:  Natalia Oakes 

Judge, County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 2:  Harold J. Landreneau 

Judge, County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 5:  David M. Fleischer

Judge, County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 7:  Andrew A. Wright 

Judge, County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 11:  Gus Saper 

Judge, County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 12:  Juan J Aguirre 

Judge, County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 13:  Raul Rodriguez 

Judge, County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 15:  Kris Ougrah 

Judge, County Probate Court-at-Law No. 2:  Jim L. Peacock 

Judge, County Probate Court-at-Law No. 4:  James Horwitz

Judge, County Civil Court-at-Law No. 2:  Jim F. Kovach 

District Clerk:  Marilyn Burgess 

County Clerk:  Diane Trautman

County Treasurer:  Dylan Osborne 

County School Trustee, Position 3, At Large:  Josh Wallenstein 

County School Trustee, Position 6, Precinct 1:  John Miller 

County Commissioner Pct. 2:  Adrian Garcia 

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MEETINGS

MEETINGS

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Monthly

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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.

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7:00 Social and food

7:30 Guest speakers followed by brief group business

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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! $20/Member, $30/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!

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7:00 Social

7:30 Meeting

Krist law Firm 

17100 El Camino real 

Houston, Tx 77058

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SPEAKERS

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T'Liza Kiel

speaker:

10 Apr 2018

Veterans Behavioral Health Director at Mental Health America of Greater Houston

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Alex Karjeker

 Speaker:  

13 Mar 2018

PAST SPEAKERS

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November: Mohammed Jamal,  Harris County Democratic Party Coordinator

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October: Kim Ogg, District Attorney Harris County 

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September: Astrid Dominguez, ACLU Immigrant Rights Specialist

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August: Dr. Greg Smith, Superintendent CCISD

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July: Cody Wheeler, Pasadena City Councilman

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

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May:Caroline Duble, Engagement Specialist With ACLU

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 April: Brother Ibraheim

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March: Dayna Steele, Candidate for US Congress District 36

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LOCATION

BAY AREA  DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

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17100 EL CAMINO REAL HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058

ACTION ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

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Local Meetings

 (Courtesy of Billie Patterson)

Tuesday, March 15, BAAD Women, 6:30 PM, Bay Area Community Center, 5002 NASA Road 1, Seabrook.  The focus is on the Senate District 11 Convention, March 24.

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Monday, March 19, Area 5 Democrats, 3800 Spencer Highway, Suite L, Pasadena, 77504

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Tuesday, March 20, Houston Black American Democrats, 6:30 PM, 5300 Griggs Road #2, 77021

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Monday, March 26, Analysis of the Primary by TDWHarris, HCDP Headquarters, 1445 North Loop W, 77008

 

Major Events

Saturday, March 24, March for Our Lives, 9 AM, Tranquility Park, 400 Rusk, 77002  https://www.facebook.com/events/191745114753073/

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Saturday, March 24, Senate District Conventions.  Find yours here.

http://texasdemocraticconvention.com/

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Saturday, April 7th (12:00PM – 3: 00PM)

HCDP Opening Weekend Crawfish Boil

Tony Mandola’s (1212 Waugh Dr. Houston, TX 77019)

More info at the Harris Co. Democratic Party’s website. 

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Beto Campaign is Still Going Strong! (Info from Zack Malitz)

Phonebank Training | Houston HQ:

Tuesday, March 13ᵗʰ in Houston 

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Canvass For Beto | Galveston:

Wednesday, March 14ᵗʰ in Galveston

 

Phonebank Training | Houston HQ:

Thursday, March 15ᵗʰ in Houston

 

Phonebank Training | Houston HQ:

Saturday, March 17ᵗʰ in Houston

 

Canvass for Beto:

Saturday, March 17ᵗʰ in Houston 

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Phonebank Training | Houston HQ:

Sunday, March 18ᵗʰ in Houston

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Canvass For Beto | Montrose:

Sunday, March 18ᵗʰ in Houston 

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Visit map.betofortexas.com to find other volunteer-led events for Beto!

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Harris Co. Democrats

For countywide schedule of events, go to https://harrisdemocrats.org/calendar/

For lots of action items with info on how and why, go to Rogan’s List at this link. http://roganslist.blogspot.com/

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Democratic Runoff Elections: Support your favorite candidate!

Governor: Lupe Valdez and Andrew White 

House District 3: Lorie Burch and Sam Johnson

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House District 6: Jana Lynne Sanchez andRuby Faye Woolridge

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House District 7 ? Culberson): Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and Laura Moser

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House District 10: Tawana Walter-Cadien and Tami Walker

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House District 21: Mary Street Wilson and Joseph Kopser

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House District 22: Sri Preston Kulkarni and Letitia Plummer

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House District 23: Gina Ortiz Jones and Rick Treviño

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House District 25: Chris Perri and Julie Oliver

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House District 27: Eric Holguin and Raul Barrera

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House District 31: Mary Jennings Hegar and Christine Eady Mann

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House District 32 (Pete Sessions) ? Lillian Salerno and Colin Allred

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House District 46 ? Sheryl Cole and Jose "Chito" Vela

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OFFICERS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Kim Krist

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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

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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

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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: Tracy Baird Lewis

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Secretary and Marketing: Carla Medlenka 

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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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Special Events & Refreshments Coordinator:  Karla Klein

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Karla Klein moved to Houston from Bogota, Colombia. She studied at St. Thomas University and proceeded to work in retail management until taking time off to raise her  family. Passionate about helping others, Karla volunteers for several organizations. In her free time, she loves biking with her husband and taking art classes. 

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Technology: Freddie Bean

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Hospitality team: Sam Alix & Kayla Alix 

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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.

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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.).

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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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 Action Item Director: Open

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 Publicity Director: Open

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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 Ali

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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

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Dayna Steele, Kim Krist

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Kim Krist, Mike Floyd, Nancy Golden

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Scott Krist

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Beto O’Rouke and Family

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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Email:     BayAreaDemocraticMovement@gmail.com

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Phone:     281-946-9684

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Mail:        Bay Area Democratic Movement

                PO Box 590383

                Houston, Tx 77259

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