Event Blog

Francisco "Chato" Rios Foundation Annual Event

Saturday, September 30, 2017. I attended part of the Francisco "Chato" Rios Foundation's Annual Event. I spoke briefly along with Nallely Briones Mejia, Alicia Fernandez, Leslie Guerrero, James Montoya, and Amelia Fischer, about DACA (and other immigration issues). We need to protect our Dreamers! Tenemos que defender los sonadores!


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Texas Democratic Women 23rd Annual Beans & Jeans Fundraiser

Saturday, September 30, 2017. I attended the 23rd Annual Texas Democratic Women (Nacogdoches Chapter) Beans & Jeans Fundraiser. It was a great time. Thanks to Judge Gilberto Hinojosa and Bill Brannon for coming down. Thanks to Norma Butler, Doris Perkins, and the army of folks that helped put on the event. It was an honor to be there.


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Texas State Forest Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017. I spent a few hours at the Texas State Forest Festival in Lufkin (http://www.texasstateforestfestival.com/).


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Discovery Science Place 6th Annual Gala: A Night at the Museum

Saturday, September 23, 2017. It was a privilege to attend the Discovery Science Place 6th Annual Gala (http://www.discoveryscienceplace.org/). Rabbi Neal Katz and Henry M. Bell, III were honored at the event.


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East Texas State Fair

Friday, September 22, 2017. I spent a few hours at the Smith County Democratic Party booth at the East Texas State Fair (http://www.etstatefair.com/).


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Peace Meal 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017. I was invited by Rabbi Neal Katz to attend the annual Peace Meal in Tyler. Jack Wilson, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, was honored at the event (http://smithcountyhabitat.org/ceo/).


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Panola County Dems

Monday, September 18, 2017. I had a great visit with the Panola County Dems. Our campaign t-shirts were a big hit.


Indivisible Deep East Texas

Thursday, September 14, 2017. I had a great time meeting with Indivisible Deep East Texas. Thanks to everyone that volunteered to help out the campaign. We're all in this together!


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Indivisible Nacogdoches

Tuesday, September 12, 2017. I had a great time meeting with Indivisible Nacogdoches. We had to meet outside because the power was out. Thanks to all those that volunteered to help out the campaign!


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Nacogdoches County Democrats

Monday, September 11, 2017. I attended the monthly meeting of the Nacogdoches County Democrats. Thanks to Mike Strong, county chair, for giving me a few minutes on the agenda. Thanks to everyone that volunteered to help collect petition signatures and/or volunteered to help out our campaign in other ways.

Progressive Student Coalition

Sunday, September 10, 2017. Brent met with Ethan McBride's Progressive Student Coalition (Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Progressive-Student-Coalition-301244146951550/). Great group of students!


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Nacogdoches DACA Rally

Saturday, September 9, 2017. We need to protect our Dreamers! Our campaign organized a pro-DACA rally at the Nacogdoches County courthouse. Close to 30 volunteers attended a Volunteer Deputy Registrar training class before the rally. 200+ came to the rally.


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Tyler Union Picnic

Monday, September 4, 2017. Brent Beal attended the Tyler Union Picnic on labor day.


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Beaumont Water Trip

Friday, September 1, 2017. Mike Strong, Chair of the Nacogdoches Democratic Party, arranged to deliver bottled water to Beaumont after Harvey. Our campaign (Brent Beal for Congress) helped out with the fundraising.


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Wood County Democrats Meeting

Thursday, August 24, 2017. Brent was invited to the monthly Wood County Democrats meeting to speak about his campaign. It was a great group!


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50 City Tour: Day 1

Wednesday, August 23, 2017. This was Day 1 of the campaign's 50 city tour of Texas's first congressional district. It started at 9:00 a.m. at the Standpipe Coffee House in Lufkin.


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The Poverty Conference

Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Brent attended the 2017 Poverty Conference at LeTourneau University's Belcher Center. The keynote speaker was Liz Murray, known for her "Homeless to Harvard" biography. The event included a community panel of key organizations and community leaders with insight into poverty in East Texas. 


Marshall Town Hall

Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Brent attended a town hall in Marshall, TX planned by Dr. Stephanie Gorski of Wiley College. Shirley McKellar also attended the event. The Marshall News Messenger covered it (shout out to Caleb Brabham for a great write-up): https://www.marshallnewsmessenger.com/news/2017/aug/24/democratic-congressional-hopefuls-visit-with-resid/.


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Harrison County Texas Democratic Women

Thursday, August 17, 2017. Brent was invited by the Harrison County chapter of the Texas Democratic Women to speak about his campaign. It was a great group and a great discussion.


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Beto O'Rourke Lufkin Meet & Greet

Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Brent and the campaign team attended Beto O'Rourke's Lufkin Meet & Greet at Casa Ole. It was great getting to support Beto and meet local supporters!


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