Luncheons for April, 2013

Battleground Texas & HD 50 Race

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Austin Bar Association

816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700

Program:  (1) House District 50 – Round 2

(2) Jenn Brown – Report on Battleground Texas

The Forum has another great doubleheader program. First, we’ll hear from the remaining potential candidates to succeed Rep. Mark Strama in HD 50. Last month we heard excellent presentations from three speakers who are considering that race: Celia Israel, Ramey Ko, and Rico Reyes. This time we’ll hear from Ross Peavey, General Counsel to State Senator Jose Rodriguez, and Jade Chang Sheppard, a very successful local businesswoman.

Then we’ll hear a report on the highly touted Battleground Texas project from Jenn Brown, the project’s Executive Director, who served as the Obama campaign field director in Ohio.

Battleground Texas:

Spectacular Door Prizes:

1.     Rick Perry, My Winning Formula To Improve Texas Schools: Less Teachers, More Guns.

2.     Rick Perry, Battle Plan To Defeat Kim Jong-un: More Guns In Schools.

3.     Rep. Paul Workman, Beautify Austin Project: Less Trees, More Plastic Bags.

“New (now Old) Reservation Policy Alert” – Please note our new policy on canceling reservations.  As a result of recent last-minute cancellations and no-shows, we will have to start charging for persons who make a reservation but do not attend.  The Forum still has to pay for those lunches, and at times we’ve had to absorb over $150 in costs for non-attendees who made reservations.  We now offer the option to pay online in advance for your lunch.  If you cancel at least 24 hours before the meeting, there will be no charge.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your cooperation.
Cost:  lunch is $15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members.

Purchase Tickets Here

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 or 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 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013.

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