Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Resistance Movement in the Bay Area

I was invited to a meeting of the Bay Area Democrats Resistant Movement last night and it did not disappoint. There were a large number of new people who were anxious to "do something". They are off to a very good start.

As the meeting progressed they monitored the election in Kansas, discussed Texas Senate Bill 522, and reviewed the many controversies surrounding the White House. Clearly many in the audience were very serious about getting involved and were already educated on the issues.

One of the speakers, Imam Ibrahim Ezghair from the Clear Lake Islamic Center talked about the local Muslim community and their commitment to be involved and to vote in local elections as well as on the national level.

Pic from the Houston Press

Dayna Steele addressed the crowd announcing she was considering a run for Congress against Brian Babin. Dayna is currently getting her ducks in a row, researching the district, and doing her homework, something every candidate should do when considering a run for office. She started by saying she wanted to talk about some of the controversies surrounding the White House but there were just too many. As she said "It is only day 82!". Dayna "is a radio and television personality, entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker." Her enthusiasm and positive outlook for a better district and country is contagious. She is expected to make a decision within the month.

The leader of the group, Kim, didn't let everyone leave before handing out assignments of contacting their election officials on specific issues to attend various rallies and protests in the area such as the Tax Day protest and the March for Science. The next meeting is May 9th Tuesday. If you are interested in a positive group of women (and men) this is a group to be involved with.

I'm looking forward to becoming a part of this organization. There was a lot of positive hopeful energy ready to be put into action. As Governor Ann Richard said "Honey get over it and get on with it!".

They have. They are.

3 comments:

Galen Medlenka said...

Thanks for the coverage. Couple things. Dayna Steele - spells her name with a "y" and the speaker was Imam Ibrahim Ezghair from the Clear Lake Islamic Center.

John Cobarruvias said...

DOH! I should know how to spell Dayna's name!! Thanks for the heads up. I've updated the post. And thanks for reading!

bob42 said...

How does one find out more about the Bay Area Democrats Resistant Movement?