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Weekly Roundup              
Democratic news from Dallas County 
 and beyond. 
Tuesday March 14 2017   
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Celebrating #HERstory with some Dallas Democrats at El Centro March 9. On the panel: Jean Ball, DCDP Election Coordinator; Frances Rizo, Chair of Dallas County Tejano Democrats; Janelle Ellis, longtime activist and Precinct Chair; and Ellen Johnson, veteran feminist.



On strike March 8 for A Day Without A Woman -- Several local Democrats at Deep Ellum Brewing Co. writing and calling our representatives and demanding gender equality!

Resist And Vote In 2017 and 2018
    
An attack on some of us is an attack on all of us. We have to stand united and fight all forms of oppression during Trump's Administration.
 
To join the resistance, check out our growing list of local events at http://dallasdemocrats.org/home/articles/resist2017.html.

Some of the upcoming events:
Wednesday, April 5 -- Planned Parenthood Texas Lobby Day
Sunday, April 9 -- Mega March
Saturday, April 15 -- Trump Taxes Rally
See more info at the link above.

Help us keep our resistance calendar up-to-date by sending event information to Tessa at tessa@dallasdemocrats.org.   

Get Active NOW!
   

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

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 email the editor: BillHowellDCDP AT Yahoo.com. Please send me pictures of events.)

Tuesday, March 14:

Dallas County Tejano Democrats -- NOTE: this meeting moved from the usual date March 7. This 3/14 meeting is for the purpose of voting on endorsements for the May 6 election. ONLY members in good standing will be able to vote.  (6 pm meet & greet, 6:45 pm  business meeting; La Calle Doce Restaurant, 415 W. 12th Street on Oak Cliff)

Dallas County Young Democrats -- (6:30 pm, Sue Ellens 3903 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219)

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

DCDP Precinct Chair Town Hall With DCDP County Chair Carol Donovan -- (7 PM, Garland Central Library, 625 Austin St., Garland 75040)

Irving Democratic Club -- (7:00 pm, Midori's, 4020 N MacArthur #114, Irving 75038)

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


Wednesday, March 15:

Garland Democratic Woman's Club -- Our speaker will be John Dornheim of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  We will discuss how to identify mental illness and how best to support those who have the problem. (11:30 am - 1 PM, Siciliano's Italian Restaurant, 2210 W. Buckingham, Garland)

 
St. Patrick's Day Party & Fundraiser for Dr. Theresa Daniel -- Dallas County Commissioner, District 1. Complementary green beer. Irish Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, All Kinds of Green Treats. Suggested minimum to attend $20. RSVP:  theresadanielforcommissioner@gmail.com. Sponsor Pledge levels: Irish Cheddar $5000, Emerald Isle $2500, Hibernia $1000, Guinness $500, Dubliner $250, Leprechaun $100. To be recognized as a sponsor, RSVP with your pledge by Tuesday, March 14. Email pledge to:  theresadanielforcommissioner@gmail.com. (5:30 - 7:30 pm, Dallas Grilled Cheese Co., 310 W 7th Street, Dallas, Texas 75208)

Collin County Young Democrats -- (6:30 PM, La Madeleine Country French Café, 810 W McDermott Dr, Allen)

Denton Democratic Women -- (6:30 PM, Korner Café, 921 W Main St, Lewisville)

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


Thursday, March 16:

Far North Dallas Richardson Democrats -- (6:30 for dinner and mingle, 7:00 official meeting begins; NOTE LOCATION Kasra Restaurant, 525 W Arapaho, Richardson 75080)

Coppell Valley Ranch Democrats -- Our two guest speakers are associated with two different Indivisible groups in North Texas. Jay Malone is an educator and world traveler, and is the host of the IndivisibleDFW podcast. Joseph Bogen is a Dallas lawyer whose practice involves criminal and juvenile cases. (6:30 pm, program starts 7 PM, Pan Acean Restaurant, 777 S. MacArthur Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019)

Fundraiser for Elvia Espino for Irving Mayor -- RSVP only: elvia@elviaespino.com or text to 214-289-1540 for more information. (7 - 9 PM, 500 Guadalajara Circle, Irving, Texas)


Saturday, March 18:

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)

Senator Royce West Eggs And Issues Legislative Update Town Hall Meeting -- Complimentary breakfast. (8:45 - 11 AM, University of North Texas System lobby, 1901 Main St., Dallas)

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

DCDP VAN Training -
Quick Look Up, Person Record, Create My List, Print List, Activist Code. (10 AM - 12 PM, DCDP HQ, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

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

Southwest Dallas County Democrats -- (10 AM, Southwest Center Mall - Community Room, 3662 W Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas)

Judge Staci Williams Citizens' Civil Academy -- This program will provide insight into the Civil Courts at the George L. Allen, Senior Courthouse. For more information and to apply, visit: www.ccadallas.com  (10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Cooper Hotel Conference Center - 12230 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75230)

Brief Introduction to the US Constitution -- Sponsored by North Dallas Texas Democratic Women. $10. For more info and to register see  http://ndtdw.com/politicsgovernment-101-seminar/  (2 - 4 pm. Northaven United Methodist Church, 2nd Floor, 11211 Preston Rd., between Royal and Forest Lanes, Dallas)


Sunday, March 19:

Hello Tarrant County Hosted by Jan McDowell for Congress -- https://www.facebook.com/events/1854709154805404/  (2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Spring Creek BBQ, 315 St. Highway 114, Grapevine)


Monday, March 20:

DCDP Precinct Chair/ VAN Training -- (10:00 am to 12:00 pm, DCDP HQ, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)


Tuesday, March 21:

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas -- (6:30 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)


Thursday, March 23:

Texas Coalition of Black Democrats Dallas Chapter -- (6 PM, African American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75210)

North Dallas Texas Democratic Women's Club --
 This  month we are focusing on education as we try to follow the debates in Austin on public schools and charter schools, vouchers,  what that means and who pays for it. Mr Charles Axe a retired 30 year high school History/government teacher, Texas State Teachers Association Organizational development specialist and member advocacy specialist, 2 term president of the Garland Education Association and 2 term president of the TSTA Region 4E,  will bring us up to date on the state of our Texas  school system. (6:45 PM, Northaven United Methodist Church,  11211 Preston Rd [between Forest and Royal Lanes], Dallas) 


Saturday, March 25:

Grassroots 101 - Volunteer Training --
(10:00 am to 1:00 pm, CWA Hall, 1408 N. Washington Ave., Dallas, TX 75204)

Brief Introduction to the US Constitution, Part 2 -- Sponsored by North Dallas Texas Democratic Women. $10. You should take Part 1 before taking Part 2 as much of what will be discussed will be based upon the material in Part 1.
For more info and to register see  http://ndtdw.com/politicsgovernment-101-seminar/  (2 - 4 pm. Northaven United Methodist Church, 2nd Floor, 11211 Preston Rd., between Royal and Forest Lanes, Dallas)


Monday, March 27:

Dallas Democratic Forum Immigration Enforcement: What Happens Next? -- Panel with Sarah R. Saldaña, Former Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Former U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas;  Liz Cedillo-Pereira, Immigration Attorney, Former Senior Advisor to the Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and Reatta D. Fort'e, Community Relations Officer, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement;  moderated by Idean Salehyan, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas. RSVP by Thursday, March 23 by email to wdgriggs@yahoo.com. (11:30 am Registration/Buffet, 12:00 Noon Program;  The Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue at Olive, Dallas, TX  75201)


Friday, March 31:
  DCDP Tillotson Speaker Series -- $100 (or $750 for the entire 10 luncheon series). This series is our first speaker series, and it will be sponsored by fellow Democrat, and local attorney, Jeff Tillotson. We are grateful for his sponsorship, and we are very excited to provide this series of luncheon programs, at which Dallas County elected officials will speak in an intimate forum of 50 or less Democrats to provide opportunities for discussion and questions & answers. The price includes a 3-course meal. To make your reservation, call the DCDP Office at 214-821-8331 or pay online at https://form.jotformpro.com/70676939463976 . (Noon, Maggiano's Restaurant, 205 NorthPark Center, Dallas 75225)


Saturday, April 8:

Brief Introduction to the US Constitution, Part 2 -- Sponsored by North Dallas Texas Democratic Women. $10. You should take Part 1 before taking Part 2 as much of what will be discussed will be based upon the material in Part 1. For more info and to register see  http://ndtdw.com/politicsgovernment-101-seminar/  (2 - 4 pm. Northaven United Methodist Church, 2nd Floor, 11211 Preston Rd., between Royal and Forest Lanes, Dallas)


Sunday, April 9:

Dallas Mega March -- A multi-ethnic coalition of faith leaders, community activists and organizers across N. Texas are excited to announce the 2017 Dallas Mega March. (2 - 4 PM, start at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of  Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Avenue, and end with a rally at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas)


Monday, April 10:

Dallas Democratic Forum -- Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will discuss goals and current issues before the city council. Details later.


Wednesday, April 19:

Annie's List Preparing to Run Program -- Answers women's questions about running for office. $10 for participants. More info at  https://annieslist.com/how-we-do-it/events/preparing-run-dallas/  (6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Location TBD, Dallas)


Monday, April 24:

Dallas Democratic Forum -- George Lakoff, Professor Emeritus UC Berkeley and noted author, and Glen Smith, long-time Texas political consultant, will discuss messaging of the progressive movement, how it affected the outcome of the 2016 elections and how it could be critical to electoral success in the future.  Details later.


Saturday, April 29:

Brief Introduction to the US Constitution Part 1 -- Sponsored by North Dallas Texas Democratic Women. $10. You should take Part 1 before taking Part 2 as much of what will be discussed will be based upon the material in Part 1.
For more info and to register see  http://ndtdw.com/politicsgovernment-101-seminar/  (2 - 4 pm. Northaven United Methodist Church, 2nd Floor, 11211 Preston Rd., between Royal and Forest Lanes, Dallas)


Thursday, May 18:

Fundraiser for Judge Jeanine Howard -- Criminal District Court No. 6. Details to be announced later.

DCDP Intern Opportunities
   
DCDP Communications Intern
Responsibilities
The intern will help the Communications Director promote events, design graphics, research, write press releases, maintain social media accounts and other day to day office duties.
Requirements
Desire to work at grassroots level. Desire to learn about local politics and help organizational growth. Computer literate. Understanding of Social Media Platforms.
Skills
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Social Media, Computer, Critical Thinking, Research, Communication
Preferred Skills
Bilingual-English/Spanish, Photoshop, Logo Design
DCDP Special Projects Intern
Responsibilities
The intern will shadow the Special Projects Director to coordinate events, voter registration events, manage volunteers, research, and other day to day office duties. Must be comfortable working with data and spreadsheets.
Requirements
Desire to work at grassroots level. Desire to learn about local politics and help organizational growth. Computer literate.
Skills
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Social Media, Computer, Critical Thinking, Research, Communication
Preferred Skills
Bilingual-English/Spanish, Photoshop, Logo Design
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Contact:
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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