Luncheons for October, 2010

Mid-Election Super-Inspiring, Super-Informative Extravaganza

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Election Day is November 2. Early voting begins October 18 (and ends October 26). At this Forum meeting, we’ll be in the middle of the election process. We’ll have a special opportunity to hear from Lloyd Doggett about the status of his critically important battle for reelection, we’ll hear from the always-inspiring Kirk Watson, and we’ll hear from Lee Leffingwell about the $90 million mobility-bonds ballot issue.

Lloyd Doggett

Lots of other Democratic candidates will attend. We Democrats have a great opportunity in this election cycle! Please don’t miss this Forum meeting.

Lee Leffingwell

SPEAKERS:

Congressman Lloyd Doggett
Senator Kirk Watson
Mayor Lee Leffingwell

Kirk Watson

Super-Spectacular Door Prizes:

1. Picking Cotton—the absolutely awesome book by Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Thompson. Jennifer was raped. She identified Ron Cotton as the rapist, and he was convicted and served 11 years in prison. The DNA evidence exonerated him. He confronted Jennifer, forgave her completely, and now they are close friends and lecture across the country on the dangers of eyewitness testimony and the need for reform of our criminal justice system. The book is incredibly compelling.

2. Citizens United: How to Undermine American Democracy with Massive Corporate $$$. This is the new Rick Perry/Bob Perry playbook. You’ll despise it as much as they love it.

3. Red Wassenich’s book, Keep Austin Weird – an Austin best seller. This is definitely the last copy in the Milky Way Galaxy. (The observable universe contains over 170 billion galaxies. Thus, other copies may exist elsewhere, but delivery costs may be prohibitive.)

Cost: lunch is $15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members

Parking: 816 Congress Avenue/IBC Bank parking garage. Enter the parking garage on 9th Street, between Colorado and Congress. Bring your ticket to the receptionist on the 7th floor and you will be given a coupon to use to exit the garage at no charge.

Reservation required: To reserve your seat, email jerben@herring-irwin.com or cherring@herring-irwin.com or call Chuck Herring or Judy Erben at 320-0665. Please tell us if you intend to bring a non-member guest and if you have any special dietary concerns. PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS BY 5 PM ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22. Seating to this event will be limited.

About the Forum: The Forum meets monthly for lunch to hear Democratic speakers. Membership is $120/yr. Non-members may attend, but members have priority and receive discount prices for lunches.