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The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Friday, December 18, 2009

    Austin/Travis County, TX Focus


    Here are some biodiesel stations near Austin, TX. Biodiesel is less polluting and has a smaller carbon footprint than regular diesel, and is produced right here in the USA. Biodiesel can be used in almost any diesel engine. Up to B20 (a 20 percent blend) any diesel engine, whether car or 18 wheeler or whatever, can use it. Above B20 some older engines may have problems, but newer engines should be ok.

    DieselGreen Fuels: 5217 Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, 512-247-3835. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine) and B100 (OK for newer diesel engines). Open 9-5.

    El Sol Logistics: 1114 Regal Row, Austin, TX 78748, 512-563-8142. Offers B100 (OK for newer diesel engines). Open 9-5 M-F

    Oaxacan Tamaleo: 1634 Hwy 71, Cedar Creek, TX 78612, 512-289-9262. Offers B100 (OK for newer diesel engines). CLOSED MONDAYS

    Ecowise: 110 W. Elizabeth St. Austin, TX 78704, 512-326-4474. Offers B100 (OK for newer diesel engines). Open M-SU 10-7PM.


    This comes from the Travis County Democratic Party:

    Northeast Travis County Democrats
    TIME/DATE: December 29, 2009. 6:30pm Meet and Greet, 7:00pm Meeting starts
    PLACE: Travis County Community Center, 15822 Foothill Farms Loop, Pflugerville
    CONTACT: Dave Taylor at 844-1300 or mrdave9735@aol.com

    You are invited to join Northeast Travis County Democrats for their monthly meeting the last Tuesday of the month. The Community Center is located across FM 1825 from the Springhill Restaurant and behind the Lamb's Auto.

    Travis County Primary Candidates Forum
    When: January 9th, 2010 (10 am)
    Where: TBD

    Info: As you know, the March primary will be here before we know it. We have lots of candidates and lots of decisions to make as individuals and clubs (including endorsements). As we have had in the past, I propose that we join together and host a mass candidate forum after the filing deadline in January.

    You'll remember that we had a City Council forum this year with nine clubs co-hosting. We had a great turnout from candidates and clubs alike. This year, given the large number of contested seats (from Governor on down), this forum will be bigger than the last several. I'm imagining a larger venue and a longer day. For now, the date has been set and the locations are being sought.

    The forum is schedule to take place on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. I'm sending this email to ask you to discuss with your clubs whether they would like to sign on as co-hosts. Being a co-host involves putting your name on the program and invitations, designating a club contact person/volunteer, submitting questions for candidates, and organizing your own endorsement election (if it will take place that same day). If your club would like to participate, please let me know no later than Friday, November 20. So far, the County Party is an official co-host, and I'm expecting at least a dozen clubs this year (hopefully more).

    Thank you in advance for your participation, and thank you for all you do for our party and country.

    Lake Travis Democrats host Bill White, Candidate for Gov
    Hosts: Lake Travis Democrats

    Date: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

    Time: 6:30 pm. Meeting will begin at 6:30 pm with wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks served as part of a social time. The business and program part of the meeting will begin promptly at 7 pm.

    Site: Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek Lakeway, TX, 78734

    Lake Travis Democratic Club is made up of nine precincts from Lakeway, Bee Cave and Spicewood to Hudson Bend and Lake Wind. Additionally, many residents of Steiner Ranch regularly attend club activities. For more information about the club and the monthly meetings, please contact, Judy Donohue, jdonohue@austin.rr.com, 214 228-1532. To join the Lake Travis Democrats or renew a membership, please contact Jo Ann Richmond, Membership Chair, jr9657@yahoo.com ,627-9451.

    Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

    Site: Garner Betts Juvenile Justice Center - 2515 South Congress Avenue - Court Room

    Please join us. Hear the candidates tell you who they are and what they stand for in Travis County.

    All questions will be via a selected panel - some questions prepared in advance and some may be submitted on the floor.


    Hispanic Bar Association Endorsement Meeting
    When: January 20, 2010 (5:30 pm)
    Where: Travis County Commissioners Courtroom - 314 West 11th Street.

    For more information, contact Jana Ortega at (512) 469-9900.


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