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Dallas County Democratic Party
Weekly Roundup              
Democratic news from Dallas County 
 and beyond. 
Tuesday August 8 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 .

Found On The Web 

Jeff Sessions' Attack on the Media Is Worse Than You Think

There's no such thing as a Trump Democrat

A Chilling Theory on Trump's Nonstop Lies

DONATE TO OUR SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE! Democratic Party Chair Carol Donovan and State Representative Eric Johnson invite you to drop off school supplies at Democratic Party HQ, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas, between 10 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. All supplies must be received by August 24 and will be distributed to children on August 25 at the MLK Back to School Fest from 11 am to 2 pm at the MLK Recreation Center, 2901 Pennsylvania Ave., Dallas. We will accept any items listed on the standard DISD supply list. Here's a link:

A packed house for the Messaging 101 workshop with Kathleen Thompson. Candidates and concerned citizens learned how to connect with voters at an emotional level first.

Check out our syllabus for our summer workshops and RSVP for one of our upcoming classes

Dale Hansen speaking at the DCDP Tillotson Speaker Series on August 4.

On August 5 DCDP Chair Carol Donovan kicked off our workshop on fundraising, full of suggestions for candidates and Party activists.

Pro tip from Leigh Bailey on fundraising: throw FUN parties!

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.

In Memory: Rebecca Diaz Garcia
Rebecca "Becky" Diaz Garcia, age 58, died peacefully at Dallas Texas on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was married to DCDP Secretary and Precinct Chair Gary Garcia. She worked for Dallas County, first in the Sheriff's Dept. then later as a Probation Officer, for over 30 years. A native of San Antonio and a graduate of Texas Women's University, she volunteered for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Tree of Angels, and was an active participant with the Dallas County Democratic Party.  She is also survived by brothers, sisters, and many nieces and nephews. You may choose to honor her by making a donation to the SPCA of Dallas.  Becky loved animals and had a soft spot for those creatures that were abandoned and neglected. Lastly, please keep Gary in your prayers. Services will be held at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 6306 Kenwood Ave. Dallas Texas,  (4 blocks south of Mockingbird on Abrams Rd) 10:30 am Thursday August 17, 2017.  There will be an informal reception to celebrate her life in St. Anne's Hall, which is adjacent to the church.

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 8:

Fundraiser for Judge Shequitta Kelly -- County Criminal Court Number 11. (5 - 7 PM, District Food and Wine, 921 N Riverfront Blvd. #300, Dallas, TX 75207)

Judge Angela King's Campaign Kick-Off Reception -- County Criminal Court No. 6. (5 - 7 PM, Texas Ale Project, 1001 N. Riverfront Blvd., Dallas TX 75207)

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: Be Ahead of the PAC: Political Action Committees 101
-- Building a political action committee (PAC) is not as hard as you'd think and can allow you to pool campaign contributions for candidates, ballot initiatives, and legislation. Whether your club wants to take the next step and become a PAC, or you have questions about how they operate, then this seminar is for you! Taught by David Bradley. RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/71908416617966 (6:00 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

WOW Dems Present An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Starring Al Gore -- After the screening, we are proud to present a discussion with our esteemed panel of experts: Rita Beving, Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action; Dr. Theresa Daniel, Dallas County Commissioner; and Robert Haley MD, who will speak on the health effects of air pollution. $20 Advance Ticket Price, $25 Day of Ticket Price; Purchase tickets or sponsor at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/truthmovie  (Reception at 6:30 pm, movie starts at 7:00 pm [1 hr 40 mins], Angelika Film Center - Plano [Shops at Legacy], 7205 Bishop Rd., Plano, TX 75024)

Irving Democratic Club -- (6:30 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)

Wednesday, August 9:

Preston Hollow Democrats Social -- It's a political trivia contest!  Please bring your friends or your team.  Political trivia contest begins at 7:30 p.m.  NOTE:  No Thursday, August 10th, general meeting. (Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop, 2713 Commerce Street, Dallas 75226)

Thursday, August 10:

Meet And Greet Colin Allred -- For Congess Dist. 32. We'd love for you to come by or get the word out to other Democrats in our area (even better if they can email me at johndavidblakley1@gmail.com to let me know they are coming so we can make sure to have enough refreshments). (6:30 - 8:30 pm, 10219 Church Road, Dallas, TX 75238)

Coppell Drinking Liberally --
(6:30 pm, Esparza's Restaurante Mexicano, 817 S. MacArthur Blvd. #125, Coppell)

Garland Area Democratic Club
-- Christopher Surprun, the Texas Republican Presidential Elector who voted against Trump last December in Austin. He continues to work across the state and country to stop Donald Trump and his administration which is destabilizing America and the world.  He no longer considers himself a Republican and feels the GOP has left him and others. Come and hear for yourself how a Presidential Elector followed his convictions. (7 PM at The Garland Activities Building, 713 Austin St, in downtown Garland)

Saturday, August 12:

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 AM, Latino cultural center in Oak Cliff)

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

Monday, August 14:

Metrocrest Democrats -- Our speakers will be, Immigration Attorney, Adam Malik, who will discuss issues related to the recent iteration of the Trump travel ban, 287G, Trump's recent proposals regarding immigration in general and SB4; and Judge Tina Yoo Clinton of Criminal Court #8, who will discuss the issues in Dallas County (which also affects other counties in Texas) relating to bail, time in jail for people unable to make bail, resulting in a debtors prison situation, and  significant cost to taxpayers. (6 pm eat and mingle, 7 pm program, NewNew Buffet, 3822 Belt Line Rd, southeast corner of Marsh Lane and Belt Line Rd, at the east end off the shopping area)

Dallas County Young Democrats -- (6:30 pm - 8 pm, Green Door Public House, 600 South Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201)

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.  (6 - 7:30 PM, 3710 Green Hollow Drive, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052)

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas -- (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:

Garland Democratic Woman's Club -- 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)

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

Thursday, August 17:

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

Saturday, August 19:

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)

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)

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)

Saturday, August 26:

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)

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:

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.

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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

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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