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From the Hays County Democratic Party:

The Hays County Democratic Party kicks off its annual LBJ Birthday Bash and Fundraiser on 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Kyle’s Texas Old Town.


Admission is free and the event features a pot-luck supper and silent auction with many LBJ-related items. In addition to celebrating what would have been President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 104th birthday, this year’s event coincides with Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the enactment of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920, which gave women the right to vote. The program will recognize this historic milestone.

Keynote speakers include U.S. Rep Lloyd Doggett, whose current Congressional District 25 includes all of Hays County and State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, representing State Senate District 21 which will include eastern Hays County.

Doggett serves on House committees with jurisdiction over Social Security, Medicare and other budget issues. Zaffirini, who chairs the Higher Education Committee, is the highest-ranking woman and Hispanic in the Texas Senate, and has been a tireless advocate for Texas State University.

The program will also feature other Democratic candidates for United States Congress, State Senate, State Board of Education, State Representative, State Courts, County Commissioner, Constables, and Justice of the Peace.

With the intense interest in this year’s presidential election, and the competitiveness of other important national, state and local races on the Hays County ballot in November, event organizers are bracing for a strong and enthusiastic turnout.

“This year, our candidates are united by an intense commitment to providing our children with the best education possible. Texas families and their children deserve no less,” said Bill Liddle, the Hays County Democratic chair Bill Liddle. “I’m pleased that the LBJ Birthday Bash will give them an opportunity to share their vision with so many of our friends from every corner of Hays County.”

Sponsorships and sustaining memberships will be available on site.

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