Terri Burke


Executive Director of ACLU of Texas

APRIL 8, 2019


Please join Bellaire/Braeswood Democrats for an informative evening with special guest speaker Terri Burke, Executive Director of ACLU of Texas. Since January of 2008, Terri has led the organization through a strategic focus on LGBT equality, criminal law reform, religious liberty, immigrant’s rights and reproductive rights. The program will provide an overview of the current legislative session in Texas with a focus on House Bill 2730 addressing Freedom of Speech, and Senate Bill 17 addressing use of religion to discriminate.
The meeting will be at The Seven Seven Event Center, 6700 Ferris St, Bellaire TX, 77401 (next door to the ‘401 Table and Tap). Please arrive at 6:00 pm for a great “Dutch Treat” meal with the group. We will have a condensed menu available to us so that food and drinks can be served efficiently prior to the start of the program. The program will begin at 7:00 pm, and will last approximately 1 hour.

Please RSVP to Patrick Durio at Patrick.Durio@Durio.pro.

Come hear Bob Stein February 11, 2019


Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science
Rice University

Topic: 2018 Texas election and prospects for 2020, plus County Clerk Trautman’s plan for the Adoption of Election Day vote Centers in Harris County

Meeting: Feb 11, 6-8pm, Ragin Cajun 4302 Richmond Ave.

Professor Stein is an expert on urban politics and public policy. He is co-author of Perpetuating the Pork Barrel: Policy Subsystems and American Democracy (1995, Cambridge University Press), and author of Urban Alternatives: Public and Private Markets in the Provision of Local Services (1990, Pittsburgh Press). His work has also appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals.

Dr. Stein’s current research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and examines the impact of the federal aid system on the electoral trajectories of office holders at both the subnational and congressional levels. Other research examines collective action among metropolitan area governments and voting behavior.

Please RSVP to Patrick Durio at Patrick.Durio@Durio.pro.

November Meeting

Please join the Bellaire/Braeswood Democrats for an exciting evening with guest speaker Charles Kuffner with “Off the Kuff”.  Charles will offer a post Midterm General Election analysis, and discuss what we might expect in 2020.  We will also be celebrating the great voter turnout in Harris County, the many accomplishments made by our Democratic candidates, and the hard work put in by all!
Meeting location is at the new Seven Seven, 6700 Ferris St., Bellaire 77401 (next door to The ‘401 Table and Tap).  Please join us at 6pm for the dinner social portion of our meeting.  Meeting begins at 7pm.  Please RSVP to Patrick Durio at Patrick.Durio@Durio.pro.


Please join the Bellaire/Braeswood Democrats on Monday, October 22nd to hear an important presentation by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Houston Chapter – George S. Tallichet.  Mr. Tallichet will discuss the Johnson Amendment – a provision in federal tax code that protects the integrity of tax-exempt organizations, including houses of worship, by ensuring they do not endorse or oppose political candidates.  

Please arrive at 6pm for the “Dutch treat” dinner social portion of our meeting.  Announcements will begin at 6:45pm with program beginning promptly at 7pm.

Meeting location is at La Tapatia – 5591 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77056.  Please send RSVP to Patrick.Durio@Durio.pro.  We look forward to seeing you!

August 13 Meeting

Please join Bellaire/Braeswood Democrats for our August meeting, which will be an interactive “Precinct by Precinct G.O.T.V. Workshop”, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about, and volunteer for various rolls and activities planned in your precinct to get out the vote.
NOW is the time to join in and make an impact between now and Election Day, November 6, 2018.
Harris County Democratic Party will also be announcing the rollout of the Fall G.O.T.V. initiative.  Light food and drinks will be provided.

The meeting will be held at Bayland Park Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St, Houston TX 77074,
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Please RSVP to Patrick.Durio@Durio.pro, and provide the names of all persons in your group.
We will have name tags available at the door.

June 11, 2018 Meeting

Please join the Bellaire/Braeswood Democrats for an engaging discussion with Marc Watts.

Mr. Watts is President of The Friedkin Group, Inc. and 2018 Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership.

Our topic:
The importance of political participation from our Texas and local business communities.

For a recent article on this topic, please visit this page on the Houston Public Media website.

Meeting date/time:  Monday, June 11th

6pm – Dutch treat dinner

7pm – Program begins

Join us at
the 401    The ‘401 Table and Tap  |  6700 Ferris Street in Bellaire