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Northwest Tarrant Progressives Minutes: General Meeting, Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The meeting was called to order by the president, Michael Stackhouse, at 7:03 PM. The secretary, treasurer, membership committee chair, and marketing committee chair were also present. Total attendance was 20.

Michael advised none of the invited speakers - local area candidates for the upcoming May election - were unable to attend, as their campaigns enter the final weeks before election day.

The secretary, Lee Traweek, provided minutes from the March 20th general meeting, and those minutes were approved as distributed.

The treasurer, Haley Stackhouse, reported a cash balance of $1386.40, and paid memberships at 39 for 2019. The treasurer’s report was accepted as distributed.

Michael discussed possible fundraising activities, which included club name badges and T-shirts. He is also looking for membership participation in fundraising and outreach activities.

Michael and Haley provided meeting participants with sample ballots for Northwest Tarrant County municipal and school board candidates, along with a sample ballot for the the Tarrant Regional Water District. Michael encouraged everyone to do their research on the candidates and VOTE! Information on candidates can be found online in various locations including the League of Women Voters at Early voting runs from April 22 through 30, and election day will be May 4.

Cherie Traweek advised Tarrant County is proposing the establishment of voting centers that would function much like early voting on election days, allowing voters to vote at any convenient voting center. Town Hall meetings to solicit citizen input are planned with one scheduled at the Lake Worth Activity Center, 7005 Charbonneau Rd, Lake Worth, TX 76135 on April 24th at 5:30PM. Your voice is important! Our local Republican friends and neighbors oppose the establishment of voting center; fearing any effort to make it easier to vote will improve Democratic turnout.

Cherie Traweek also encouraged NWTP members to attend the Tarrant County Democratic Woman’s Club Spring fundraiser. Hope you didn’t miss it!

The meeting adjourned at 7:25 PM.

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