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Dallas County Democratic Party
Weekly Roundup              
Democratic news from Dallas County 
 and beyond. 
Tuesday August 15 2017   
If Trump Fires Mueller,
Are You Ready?

Progressive organizations across the nation are  preparing contingency plans for the possibility that President Trump will provoke a constitutional crisis by firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Dallas organizer Liz Wally says "This is a protest we don't want to have," but we have to be prepared.

If this happens, then protests will begin at Dallas City Hall.



This is nationwide. See more at Nobody Is Above The Law .

DCDP In Community Projects
Join us for one or more of these community projects:

    Dallas County Democratic Party School Supply Drive, August 7-24: Bring school supplies for DISD students to 4209 Parry Avenue on week days between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

    Dallas County Democratic Party Toiletry Drive for Homeless Women August 7-29: Bring toiletries to 4209 Parry Avenue on week days between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

    Dallas County Democratic Party Meals on Wheels Day, August 16: Meet at 10:30 am at the VNA Building at 1440 West Mockingbird Lane to help distribute food.

    Dallas County Democratic Party & State Representative Eric Johnson team up at the MLK Back to School Fest, August 25, 11am to 2pm, MLK Recreation Center 2901 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    Dallas County Democratic Party Habitat for Humanity Day: Details to be announced soon.

The battle to take back our country starts right here in Dallas County. We need your help. Join us. We are standing together to change this country for the better.

Upcoming Events and Meetings
(For the latest updates on local events, and links to more info about these, check out the DallasDemocrats on Facebook and Twitter, and the DCDP website Calendar. To add an event or make a change or correction, contact the party office or reply from this email to the editor, former DCDP Chair Bill Howell. Please send me pictures of events and campaign activities!)

Tuesday, August 15:

Carmen White Campaign Kick-Off and Fundraiser -- For Judge of County Criminal Court 8. (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Idle Rye, 2826 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75226)

Meet & Greet for Carol Donovan, DCDP Chair -- Hosted by Constable Roy Williams Jr. and Carol & Grant Bell. No donation required to attend. RSVP to  https://form.jotform.us/72140591378155  (6 - 7:30 PM, 3710 Green Hollow Drive, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052)

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas -- Paul Castillo will be our guest speaker from Lambda Legal to update us on their actions and special session updates. We will also be asking for volunteers for Pride. Stonewall is proud to participate in Dallas Pride this year in both the parade and at the festival. (Social 6:30 PM, Meeting 7 PM, Sue Ellen's, 3014 Throckmorton at Cedar Springs, Dallas)

Collin County Young Democrats -- (6:30 PM, Mexigo, 6205 Coit Road Ste 396, Plano 75024)

Wednesday, August 16:

Meals On Wheels -- While our Democratic elected officials are working hard in Austin to address the institutional barriers that these Dallas residents face, we wanted to see what we could do here at home to help, so we're teaming up with Meals on Wheels! On Wednesday, August 16, we are delivering meals to those in need around Dallas County. Please arrive no later than 10:15 am at the VNA Haggerty Kitchen - 1440 W. Mockingbird Lane. We will check-in, as a group, and then be escorted to the community room where we will hear the Meals on Wheels - What to Expect overview.  (~20 minutes). A couple of points to remember: Make sure to dress comfortably! Plan for at least an hour and half for delivery (this is average time) Bring cash if anyone would like to purchase Meals on Wheels blue bags for delivery ($2.50 each).  These bags are for convenience, no mandatory purchase it required. The bags will allow volunteers to deliver and not have to return the coolers that the food is originally packed in. RSVP HERE

Garland Democratic Woman's Club
-- We are honored to have the current president of the Texas Democratic Women, Carol Jablonski as our speaker.  She will let us know all about the 2017 Summer Retreat held in Highland Lakes, a special secluded natural hide away in the hill country. Don't forget your back to school things for New Beginnings Center/ Hope's Door. (11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Siciliano's Italian Restaurant 2210 W. Buckingham, Garland)

NDTDW Persuasion Project Happy Hour -- Colin Allred,  Candidate for CD32, will be attending. (5:30 PM, Blue Mesa, 14866 Montfort Dr, Addison)

NW Dallas County Democratic Club -- (7:30 pm, at Taco Cabana on Webb Chapel, just south of LBJ 635)

Thursday, August 17:

Services for Rebecca "Becky" Diaz Garcia -- (10:30 to 11:30 am, St Thomas Aquinas Church, 6306 Kenwood Ave., Dallas)

Re-Elect Judge Brandon Birmingham Campaign Kickoff and Fundraiser -- 292nd Criminal District Court. (5:30, Babb Brothers BBQ, 3015 Gulden Ln, Dallas TX 75212)

Far North Dallas Richardson Democrats -- (6:00 pm, Sonny Bryan's, 1252 W. Campbell Road, Suite 240, Richardson 75080)

Friday, August 18:

Drinking Liberally McKinney -- (6:30 pm, Henderson Kitchen and Tap, 2730 S. Central Expressway, McKinney)

Saturday, August 19:

Dallas County East Democrats Coffee Social -- (8 am - 10 am Every Saturday at Panera Bread, 18641 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy., Mesquite 75150)

North Oak Cliff Democrats --
(8:30 AM, Norma's Cafe, 1123 W. Davis St., Dallas 75208)

Garland Area Democratic Club Saturday Morning Coffee --
(9 - 11 AM, Generator Coffee House, 107 N. 6th St. on the Square in Downtown Garland)

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: Don't be Out of Order: Robert's Rules 101
-- Ever been in a meeting and not known the parliamentary procedure? We've all been there! Learn how to follow along with formal meetings and how to run a meeting efficiently by following Robert's Rules of Order. We'll provide pizza for lunch! Taught by Francis Rizo. RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/71908435917970  (10:00 - 1:00 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Lake Highlands White Rock Democrats -- (10:00 am, The Point at C. C. Young, 4847 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas)

NOTE: Southwest Dallas County Democrats will NOT meet today to vacations and summertime activities of members. We will hold our next meeting Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Coppell Valley Ranch Democrats Brunch Social -- Special guest Jan McDowell will speak about her campaign plans for Congressional District 24 which has been held almost "forever" by Kenny Marchant. (10:30 AM, Siena's, 780 S MacArthur Blvd #100, Coppell, TX 75019)

Dallas Against White Supremacy Rally -- This rally will meet at the Confederate war memorial in the old cemetery west of City Hall, this is one of the many Confederate statues many Dallasites want removed. (7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, 1201 Marilla St,, Dallas TX 75201)

Monday, August 21:

Dallas County Tejano Democrats August General Meeting/Annual Meeting of Elections -- (Please Note Change of Date!)  We will be voting for officers for the 2017-2019 term. Only members whose membership was in good standing at least 30 days before the election are eligible to vote. We have moved the meeting date to allow for the response of new members that joined at our last meeting the opportunity to vote for the new officers. (6:00 PM Meet & Greet/Networking, 6:45 PM Business Meeting, La Calle Doce Restaurant, 415 W. 12th St. Dallas, 75208 in Oak Cliff)

Tuesday, August 22:

Drinking Liberally Addison -- (5:30 pm, The Londoner, 14930 Midway Rd., Addison)

Wednesday, August 23:

Annual Women's Equality Day Celebration Of The 19th Amendment -- In honor of the suffragists, participants wear white. Join Mayor Mike Rawlings, the Dallas City Council members, the DCDP, and citizens of Dallas County. (Noon, Flag Room, on the 6th floor of Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas)

Thursday, August 24:

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: Stay Woke w/ Rep. Johnson: Lobbying 101 --  The conventional wisdom on how to contact your representative is to call/write them. In the age of social media, that is not always true anymore. Hear from Rep. Eric Johnson on the best ways to have your voices heard at the capitol. He'll also be giving a legislative update on the special session! Taught by State Representative Eric Johnson. RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/71917583017965  (6:30 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Campaign Kickoff Reception for Thelma S. Clardy -- Candidate for 302nd Family Court Judge. (6 - 8:30 PM, La Calle Doce, Dallas)

NDTDW -- We will start the night with Dallas County Election Department doing a training and registration for Deputy Registrars. Before the main program, candidates Anna Marie Ramos (HD102) and Danielle Pellett (CD 32) will speak for 5 minutes each.  The main program will be a panel of the leaders of the major "resistance" type groups who will explain their mission, their achievements and what they have planned for the 2018 election. Confirmed participants are: Lauren Wyatt, Indivisible Richardson; Marsha Fishman, Indivisible 24 Action; Kim Morris, Liberal Ladies Who Lunch; Jay Malone, TDP Coordinator for CD32; Olia Bosovik, Swing Left 32. (6:30 PM, Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Rd., Dallas)

Saturday, August 26:

Special Elections In DeSoto And Rowlett -- Information at http://www.dallascountyvotes.org/election-day-information/upcoming-election-information/

Collin County Democrats Ann Richards Dinner
-- With Keith Ellison. Tickets at  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ard2017  (7:00 to 10:00 pm, Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074)

Monday, August 28:

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: #DallasDemocrats: Social Media 101 -- Don't be like our Tweeter-In-Chief! Use social media for the greater good. Come learn how to better organize, educate, and empower your social network. All proficiency levels are welcome! Taught by Tessa McGlynn and Constable Roy Williams Jr. RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/71934596417972   
 (6:30 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Tuesday, August 29:

Re-Election Kickoff for Carol Donovan, Dallas County Democratic Party Chair -- Precinct Chairs and activists are NOT required to pay for attending. Sponsorships $5000 - Platinum, $2500 - Gold, $1000 - Silver, $500 - Bronze, $250 - Supporter, $100 - Friend. (6:00 - 8:00 pm, Dallas Grilled Cheese Company, 310 W. 7th Street, Dallas Texas 75208)

Thursday, August 31:

Heath Harris Campaign Kickoff & Fundraiser -- for Criminal District Court #7. (5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Pappadeaux, 3520 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75403)

Meet And Greet Carolyn Ann Morris -- Candidate for Dallas County Democratic Party County Chair. RSVP to VoteCarolynAnnMorris@gmail.com. (6:30 - 8:30 PM, 420 Rolling Oaks, Cedar Hill, TX)

Friday, September 1:

DCDP Tillotson Speaker Series -- All funds will benefit the DCDP. The cost per luncheon is $100. The price includes a 3-course meal. To make your reservation, call the DCDP Office at 214-821-8331 or purchase your tickets online. (Noon, Maggiano's Restaurant at 205 NorthPark Center, Dallas 75225 on the south side of the center)

Monday, September 4:

Dallas AFL-CIO Annual Labor Day Breakfast -- $35 tickets on sale now. Call 214-826-4808. (8:30 AM, Eddie Deen Ranch, 944 S. Lamar, Dallas 75202)

20th Annual Dallas County Democratic Party Labor Day Picnic
-- In true Democratic spirit, we are providing fried chicken and hot dogs. Feel free to bring your favorite casserole, side dish, salad, or dessert. Free admission and parking ***Inside & Air Conditioned*** Mingle with Dallas County elected officials & candidates (and sign candidate petitions). Get to know fellow Democrats. Signs and stickers and campaign stuff! (12 Noon - 4 pm, at the usual but renamed location, the El Rio Disco [the former Catholic Czech Club], 4930 Military Parkway, Dallas, TX 75227)

Saturday, September 9:

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops:  Understanding Our Founding Fathers: Constitutional Law 101 -- Some of the most contentious political arguments stem from disagreements about the U.S. Constitution. We want to equip you with the power of knowledge by teaching you exactly what our Founding Fathers wrote and what they meant.  Taught by Dr. Bob Franklin. RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/72014880917963 (1 - 4 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Tuesday, September 12:

Judge Ingrid Warren's Re-election Kickoff Reception -- County Probate Court No. 2. (5:30 - 7:30 PM, Location TBA)

Wednesday, September 20:

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: Like a Good Neighbor, Democrats are There: Volunteer Recruitment/Community Outreach 101 -- As a result of the Trump administration, Americans are more politically engaged than ever. It's our job to harness that energy and get folks involved in efforts to get out the vote in Dallas County. We're targeting new demographics, reaching out to untapped communities, and changing our methods to make 2018 the best voter turnout for Democrats in Dallas' history. Taught by Terry Bermea, Zulikha Hussein.  RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/71907528217965 (6:30 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Wednesday, September 27:

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: Treat Yo' Self: Self-Care 101 -- One of the biggest threats to a successful campaign is volunteer burnout. Activists tend to put campaigns before their own health, sleep schedule, and social life. It's so important to manage your time well and practice self-care during GOTV. Come get tips/tricks from a certified therapist! Taught by Clare Buie Chaney. RSVP to 
https://form.jotformpro.com/72095445617966   (6:30 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Friday, October 20:

DCDP Annual Fish Fry -- Tickets include a catfish dinner with all the fixings. Beer and soft drinks will be available. Individual tickets will go on sale later. [Those will be $35 for tickets, except that DCDP Sustaining Members and Precinct Chairs will be only $25.] Sponsorships available -- call the DCDP office.

Tuesday, November 7:

Local election day -- There will be a Dallas city bond issue on the ballot, and perhaps other items. Details later.

Friday, November 17:

Bill and Hillary Clinton -- Tickets ($99.50 and up, plus a fee) go on sale August 18 from Ticketmaster. (7:30 PM, The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory, 300 W Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, Texas 75039)

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Dallas County Democratic Party
Carol Donovan, County Chair
4209 Parry Avenue, Dallas TX 75223
Phone: 214-821-8331     Fax: 214-821-0995
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