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Dallas County Democratic Party
Weekly Roundup              
Democratic news from Dallas County 
 and beyond. 
Wednesday September 6 2017   
Labor Day Picnic
   
We had an unbelievable turnout at our 20th Labor Day Picnic. Thank you to all of our sponsors for making this event possible and to everyone who came out today!? We know that your enthusiasm will make for a competitive and rigorous primary, which will make us unstoppable next November.

Thank you to our sponsors:
LaDeitra Adkins for Family District Judge District 304
Chika Anyiam for Criminal District Judge Court No. 7
Hon. Jennifer Bennett
Hon. Brandon Birmingham
Joe Bogen for State Senator District 16
Hon. Robert Canas
Joanna Cattanach for State Representative District 108
Hon. John Creuzot for District Attorney 
Dallas Coalition of Black Democrats
Hon. Theresa Daniel 
Hon. Yvonne Davis
DCDP Chairwoman Carol Donovan
Downtown Dallas Democrats
Edwards & Patterson
Hon. Darlene Ewing
Funky East Dallas Democrats 
Hon. Elizabeth Frizell for District Attorney
Hon. Dr. Elba Garcia
Hon. Hector Garza
Hon. Carl Ginsberg
Hon. Amber Givens-Davis
Hon. Lisa Green
Chris Hamilton for DCDP Chair
Gregory Harper for District Clerk
Heath Harris for Criminal District Judge Court No. 7
Hon. Teresa Hawthorne
Kris Hayes
Hon. Martin Hoffman
Hon. Peggy Hoffman
Hon. Jeanine Howard
Sandra Jackson for Family District Judge District 302
Hon. Juan Jasso
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson
Nathan Johnson for State Senator District 16
Hon. Margaret Jones-Johnson
Hon. Thomas G. Jones
Hon. Jim Jordan
Johnny Lanzillo for Judge Criminal Court of Appeals No. 2
Hon. Janice Mattox
Hon. Lela Mays for District Judge, Judicial District 283
Marilynn Mayse 
Jan McDowell for U.S. Representative District 24
Sandre Moncriffe for District Judge, Judicial District 255 
Hon. Sally Montgomery
Hon. Maricela Moore
Audrey Moorehead for Judge Criminal Court No. 3
Sasha Moreno for Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 4 Place 2
Carolyn Morris for DCDP Chair
Hon. Nancy Mulder
Hon. Dan Patterson
Hon. Felicia Pitre
Hon. Monica Purdy 
Aiesha Redmond for Judge Court at Law No. 2
George Rodriguez for U.S. Representative District 32
Hon. Toni Rose
Kendall Scudder for State Senator District 2
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
Hon. Brenda Hull Thompson 
Hon. Dale Tillery
Hon. Emily Tobolowsky
John Turner for State Representative District 114
Hon. Kristin Wade
Hon. Ingrid Warren
Mark Watson for Criminal District Judge Court No. 7
Hon. Royce West
Dan Wood for U.S. Representative District 5


DCDP In Community Projects

   
Join us for one or more of these community projects:

UPDATE ABOUT HURRICANE RELIEF:
As you may know, officials have asked that donations NOT be taken to various shelters. For your convenience, we are designating the Dallas County Democratic Party as a drop-off location for needed supplies in the central Dallas area. We will be transporting these supplies to the Trusted World location for you.

CENTRAL DALLAS DROP-OFF:
DCDP Headquarters
Central Dallas Area Drop-Off
10AM-4PM Monday through Friday
4209 Parry Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75223


Meals on Wheels -- Every third Thursday of the month, we will be 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: https://form.jotformpro.com/71935320817962

 

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


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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!)

Thursday, September 7:

Campaign Kick off for Judge Cheryl Lee Shannon -- 305th District Court. (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Potpourri of Silk, 317 N. Zang, Dallas)


Saturday, September 9:

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

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

Fort Worth Chorizo and Menudo Community Breakfast -- (9 AM, Resturant Nuevo Leon, 1544 Ellis Ave, Fort Worth TX 76164)

Mexican American Democrats of Texas -- Dallas CAUSA Chapter. (10:00 am, Latino cultural center in Oak Cliff, Dallas)

Kaufman County Democratic Party -- (10:00 am, Office of Dan Wood, Jr., 114 North Adelaide, Terrell 75160)

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)


Monday, September 11:

Metrocrest Democrats -- Our speaker will be Kim Olson, Colonel, USAF Retired, who is a candidate for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. Kim will talk about how she plans to protect our most precious resources: land, water, and people. (Come anytime after 6:00 pm to eat and mingle with other Democrats and activists, Meeting will start at 7:00 pm, New New Buffet, 3822 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75001)

Dallas County Young Democrats -- (6:30 pm, Green Door Public House, 600 South Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201)


Tuesday, September 12:

Judge Ingrid Warren's Re-election Kickoff Reception -- County Probate Court No. 2. (5:30 - 7:30 PM, Off the Bone BBQ 1734 S. Lamar St. Dallas, TX 75215)

Irving Democratic Club -- (6:30 pm to 8:15 pm, Midori's, 4020 N MacArthur #114, Irving 75038)

Drinking Liberally Lewisville -- (6:30 PM, Tierneys Cafe and Tavern, 208 E Main St., Lewisville 75077)

Dallas Drinking Liberally -- (7:30 pm, Uptown Pub, 3605 McKinney Ave, Dallas)


Thursday, September 14:

Re-election Campaign Kickoff for Judge Tammy Kemp -- 204th Criminal District Court. (5:30 to 7:30 pm, Sambucca's Uptown, 2021 McKinney Ave., Dallas)




Judge Tonya Parker Campaign Reception --
116th Civil District Court. (6:00 - 8:00 pm, 3930 Shorecrest Drive, Dallas, Texas)



Preston Hollow Democrats
-- Forum for Candidates for Dallas County Democratic Party Chair. Carol Donovan, Chris Hamilton, and Carolyn Morris have all been invited. Also Ann Parchem will discuss the Community Development Commission. (6:30 - 8:30 PM, Walnut Hill Recreation Center, Walnut Hill at Midway, Dallas)

Garland Area Democratic Club -- State Representative Victoria Neave will give us a wrap up of the 2017 legislature.  A spokesperson from Beto O'Rourke's campaign will inform us on the main focus of his run. (7 PM, 713 Austin St., Garland)


Saturday, September 16:

Dallas Pride Festival -- Stonewall Democrats will have a booth including a table and canopy and will be registering voters, doing outreach, and passing out bags to festival attendees. (11 pm - 7 pm, Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave., Dallas)


Sunday, September 17:

Alan Ross Freedom Parade -- Stonewall Democrats have the 9th entry in the parade towards the front, we will need to line up previous to the parade which begins at 2 pm. The Dallas Pride theme this year is "Stand Up Speak Out" so inline with the theme we would like to march our entry as a contingent group with our banner of course and help bring light to progressive ideals and inter-sectional causes in the current climate. We will also be joined by LULAC 4871 along with others. Candidates that have helped us raise funds for Pride will join us and be passing out items. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/266698767163247   


Monday, September 18:

Dallas County Tejano Democrats -- This month, we have moved our meeting date due to the Labor Day Holiday. Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/133513083906063/   (6:00 Meet & Greet/Networking, 6:30 Business Meeting, La Calle Doce Restaurant, 415 W. 12th St., Dallas, 75208)


Tuesday, September 19:

Judge D'Metria Benson Campaign Reception -- County Court at Law No. 1. (6:00 - 8:00 pm, 3820 Southwestern Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75225)




Campaign Kickoff Party for Johnny Lanzillo -- For Judge of County Court of Criminal Appeals No. 2. (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Noble Rey Brewing Company, 2636 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207)



Dan Wood For Congress Kick-Off Fundraiser -- District 5. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Suggested minimum to attend: $20. Please RSVP at: events@votedanwood.com. You can also purchase tickets at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/danwoodkickoff  (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Stoney Creek Amenity Center, 400 Stoney Creek Blvd, Sunnyvale, TX 75082)


Wednesday, September 20:

Judge Craig Smith Campaign Reception -- NOTE: RSVP is strictly required (email to judgecsmith@gmail.com) due to space constraints at venue. (6:00 - 8:00 pm, The Mayfair at Turtle Creek Sky Club Rooftop, 3401 Lee Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75219)


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)


Thursday, September 21:

Meals on Wheels -- Every third Thursday of the month, we will be 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: https://form.jotformpro.com/71935320817962


Tuesday, September 26:

Judge Brenda Hull Thompson Campaign Kickoff -- County Probate Court No. 1. (5:30 - 7:30 pm, Times Ten Cellars - Annex Event Space, 6324 Prospect Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75214)




Wednesday, September 27:

Judge Martin Hoffman 50th Birthday -- 68th Civil District Court. (5:30 - 7:30 pm, Altitude W Dallas, 2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, Texas 75219)



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)


Thursday, September 28:

Lela Mays Campaign Fundraiser -- For Judge of the 283rd Criminal District Court. (5 - 8 PM, Aloft Dallas Downtown, 1033 Young St., Dallas, TX 75202)
 

Judge Robert Burns and Judge Peggy Hoffman Campaigns Receptions -- Details to be announced soon.


Thursday, October 5:

Campaign Kickoff Event for Dorotha Ocker -- For State Representative Dist. 115. (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 55 degrees Wine Bar and Bistro, 1104 S Elm St, Carrollton, TX 75006)


Saturday, October 7:

Wow Dems Oktoberfest -- Featuring: Professional Accordion Player Alan Beck, German Craft Beers, Polka and Line Dancing. Bring a folding chair for ultimate comfort. The top sponsor will be named "Honorary Mayor of Oktoberfest" and will get the honor of TAPPING the KEG!! Sponsorships are available and greatly appreciated. Individual Ticket includes 2 drink tickets. BEST DEAL: Early Bird $25 NOW through 9/23/17. Regular $35 9/24/17 through 10/6/17. "Day of" $45 on 10/7/17. Tickets:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/WOWDemsOktoberfest   (4 pm to 6 pm, Franconia Brewing Co., 495 McKinney Pkwy., McKinney, TX 75071)


Thursday, October 12:

Judge Jim Jordan Campaign Reception -- Details to be announced soon.


Thursday, October 19:

Judge Dennise Garcia Campaign Reception -- Details to be announced soon.


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.


Thursday, October 26:

Judge Sally Montgomery Judge Sally Montgomery Fundraiser -- CCL#3. (5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2001 Bryan Street, Bryan Tower Suite 1800, Dallas, Texas 75201)



Thursday, November 2:

Judge Darlene Ewing Campaign Reception -- Details to be announced soon.


Tuesday, November 7:

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


Wednesday, November 8:

Judge Brenda Hull Thompson Campaign Reception -- Details to be announced soon.


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)
 

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.

IF MUELLER IS FIRED BEFORE 2 PM, THEN PROTESTS WILL TAKE PLACE AT 5 PM.

IF MUELLER IS FIRED AFTER 2 PM, THEN THE PROTEST WILL TAKE PLACE AT NOON THE FOLLOWING DAY.

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


Get Active NOW!
   
Angry about the worst start to a Presidential administration EVER? Get involved and help us make a better future for ALL.

Help Prepare For A Banner Democratic Year In 2018!
Start (Or Renew) Your Sustaining Membership In the Dallas County Democratic Party
      
Sustaining Members of the DCDP make it possible for Democrats to have an office open year-round as a base for our efforts to register, educate, and organize voters to keep Dallas County BLUE. Your regular donation of as little as $10 a month is an investment in the future of the local Democratic Party.

BUT did you know that we have several levels of Sustaining Memberships, each with its own category name and benefits, ranging from Horned Frog to Yellow Dog? Read about them all and choose your level to get (or renew) your Sustaining Membership at this page


Contact:
Dallas County Democratic Party
Carol Donovan, County Chair
4209 Parry Avenue, Dallas TX 75223
Phone: 214-821-8331     Fax: 214-821-0995
Website:  www.dallasdemocrats.org
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