Minutes – September 26, 2016

MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 MEETING

TEXAS DEMOCRATIC WOMEN-HARRIS COUNTY METRO

Board members present: Laura Nicol, Mary Morrison, Kathy Stabe, Marie Dobay, Edna Griggs, and Almeda Dent

President Laura Nicol called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. Candidates present were: Marilyn Burgess for Harris County School Trustee, Position 2, Precinct 4; Ben Rose for Texas State Representative, District 134; and Jim Peacock for the Texas First District Court of Appeals. Elected officials present included Texas State Representative Senfronia Thompson.

Reading of the minutes from the May meeting were waived and the minutes were approved.

The September speaker was Diane Trautman of the Harris County Board of Education, who spoke about the school-to-prison pipeline, the effect of zero tolerance policies, and legislation and training for educators and school officers to respond more appropriately to non-violent behavioral issues among students.

TDWHarris welcomed members and guests to join us to watch the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump for the 2016 presidential election.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.