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Dallas County Democratic Party
Weekly Roundup              
Democratic news from Dallas County 
 and beyond. 
Tuesday May 9 2017   
This Saturday May 13:
The Future Is Female:
Women In Politics 
The Future Is Female, and this month we're centering it around "Women In Politics." We're hosting a panel of former and current elected officials, former candidates, and political operatives (so far):

Carmen Ayala, DCDP Executive Director 
Rhetta Bowers, '16 Candidate for HD 113 
Judge Darlene Ewing 
Terry Meza, '16 Candidate for HD 105 
Judge Nancy Mulder 
Judge Tonya Parker 
Judge Gena Slaughter 
Kathleen Thompson, SDEC & Communications 
Sheriff Lupe Valdez 
Judge Tina Yoo Clinton

Between these amazing women, you will not only hear about the unique struggles they face as women in politics but also about their triumphs. The work they're doing to blaze the trail for young women and future generations is critical, especially in our current political climate. We want all of you to learn from them, so that you can join us in the front lines in fighting for equal pay for equal work, autonomy over our bodies, parental leave, and so many other issues that directly affect women.

This event will be held May 13 from 9 am - 12 pm at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall in Garland.

Individual Tickets  $10.00. Get your tickets here:  
Judge Darlene Ewing Takes Her Bench
After an unexpectedly long recovery from illness that prevented her from taking the bench in January, newly elected Judge Darlene Ewing began presiding over the 254th Family District Court last week. Darlene expressed her deepest gratitude to those who have been supportive during her recovery. "I am so excited to finally join my colleagues at the courthouse and get to work doing what the citizens of Dallas County elected me to do," Ewing declares. "To serve as a judge is a calling. I will be fair and hardworking. I will put families first and make sure we take care of children who are going through what can be a difficult time."

Darlene Ewing served as Dallas County Democratic Party Chair during the Party's initial sweep of Dallas County in 2006, and led local Democrats for 10 more years before running successful Primary and General Election campaigns for herself in 2016. We are glad to have her back and better than ever to serve the citizens of Dallas County.

Judge Ewing will be on the 2018 ballot and will have a kickoff reception on Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at Times Ten Cellars Annex, 6324 Prospect Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75214.

Local Images

Thank you to Judge Jennifer Bennett and Judge Nancy Kennedy for helping out with Operation Blue GOTV on May 6.


The DCDP Johnson-Jordan Dinner broke records on attendance and fundraising! Thanks to our sponsors & all who attended. Our featured speaker was Governor Martin O'Malley, shown above at the Dinner and below at DCYDs JJ After Dark.


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, May 9:

Rally outside offices of Senator Cornyn every Tuesday -- 
Contact Indivisible. (Noon, Providence Towers, 5001 Spring Valley Rd #1125E, Dallas, TX 75244)

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

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)

Thursday, May 11:

Preston Hollow Democrats -- "One in six of our general population - children, working parents and seniors - are food insecure and unsure about their next meal."  Diana Carranza, Communications Manager for the North Texas Food Bank, will discuss efforts by the NTFB to improve food insecurity for many Dallas residents as well as future challenges to resolve the hunger problem.  (6 - 8 PM, Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane, Dallas 75229)

WOW Dems -- Our featured speaker is Carrie Stewart, Co-Director of the DFW Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. (6:30 PM, Plano Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75075)

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

Garland Area Democratic Club --
This month we are honored to  have Terri Burke, the Texas Executive Director of the ACLU as our speaker. The ACLU is protecting our rights and covering our backs. Ms Burke will let us know what the ACLU is doing to hold the Trump line (or should I say wall). (7 PM, Garland Activities Building, 713 Austin St., Garland TX 75040)

Friday, May 12:

Protest Against Congressman Pete Sessions --
Because of his vote for the Republican anti-health care bill. Led by Texas Alliance for Retired Americans. Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/508835896174143/ (10 AM - 11 AM, At his NEW OFFICE: Lakeside Square Office Building, 12377 Merit Drive, Dallas TX 75251)

Drinking Liberally Collin County -- (6:30 PM,  Rugby House Pub, 8604 Preston Rd. Ste. 100 Plano, TX 75024)

Saturday, May 13:

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)

The Future is Female! Women in Politics --
Individual Tickets  $10.00. Get your tickets here:
https://form.jotformpro.com/71175860617965 (9 AM - 12 Noon, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 1003629 W Miller Rd, Garland, TX 75041)

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

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

Mexican American Democrats of Texas -- Dallas CAUSA Chapter. (10 AM, 3114 Clymer, Dallas Texas 75212) 

Monday, May 15:

Judge Ernest White Fundraiser -- (5:00 to 7:00 pm, Babb's Brothers BBQ - 3015 Gulden Lane #105, Dallas 75212)

Tuesday, May 16:

Fundraiser Kick Off for Judge Staci Williams -- (5:30 to 7:30 pm, 5110 Southbrook Drive, Dallas, Texas 75201)

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)

Wednesday, May 17:

Garland Democratic Woman's Club -- 
Speaker: Christopher Surprun, the local 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. (11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Siciliano's Italian Restaurant, 2210 W Buckingham, Garland)

Fundraiser for Judge Gena Slaughter -- 191st Civil District. (5:30 PM, The Standard Pour, 2900 McKinney Ave., Dallas TX 75205)

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

Thursday, May 18:

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

Judge Dan Patterson Re-Election Kickoff -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, The Dallasite, 4822 Bryan Street [at Fitzhugh], Dallas, Texas 75204)

Judge Carl Ginsberg Re-Election Reception -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, Peticolas Brewing Company with Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. Catering, 2026 Farrington Street, Dallas, Texas 75207)

Saturday, May 20:

DCDP VAN Training -- Q and A Overview. (10:00 am to 12:00 pm 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Tuesday, May 23:

Judge Craig Smith Re-Election Reception -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, The Joule Hotel, 1530 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75201)

Audrey Moorehead For Judge Campaign Kick Off -- (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, The Patio at Saint Rocco's, 3011 Gulden Lane, Dallas 75212)

Fundraiser for Elizabeth Davis Frizell for District Attorney -- (5:30 - 7:30 PM, Paul Martin's American Grill, 3848 Oak Lawn, Dallas, Texas 75219)

Wednesday, May 24:

Judge Tina Yoo Campaign Kickoff -- (5:00 - 7:00 pm, Monkey King Noodles, 2933 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75226)

Judge D'Metria Benson Re-Election Reception -- (6:00 - 8:00 pm, Time Ten Cellars - Annex, 6324 Prospect Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75214)

Thursday, May 25:

Judge Tonya Parker Re-Election Reception -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, STIRR Rooftop Deep Ellum, 2803 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75226)

North Dallas Texas Democratic Women -- Cory Troiani, from the Texas Campaign for the Environment will be our speaker.  He is also a spokesperson for the Dallas Green Alliance, the PAC devoted to city council races from a local environmentalist perspective. (6:45 pm, Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Rd., Dallas)

Tuesday, May 30:

Judge Tracy Holmes Re-Election Kickoff -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, The Angry Dog, 2726 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226)

Wednesday, May 31:

Judge Bonnie Goldstein Re-Election Reception -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, NYLO Hotel Rooftop, 1325 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75215)

Judge Mary Brown Re-Election Reception -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, Wild Salsa Downtown, 1800 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75201)

Thursday, June 1:

Julge Julia Hayes Re-Election Campaign Kickoff -- (5 - 7 PM, Babbs Brothers BBQ & Blues, 3015 Gulden Lane Suite 105, Dallas 75212)

Judge Jim Jordan Re-Election Reception --
(5:30 - 7:30 pm, Texas Ale Project, 1001 N. Riverfront Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75207)

Campaign Kickoff/ Fundraiser for Susan Lopez-Craig -- And 60th Year Birthday Celebration. For Constable Pct. 5. RSVP to secraig@att.net. (5:30 to 7:30 pm, Jed's Bar & Grill, 1001 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208)

Saturday, June 3:

NDTDW Summer Party and Chili Cook-Off -- Cook-off Categories:  Beef, Chicken & Vegetarian. You must let us know that you are bringing chili and in what category you are ntering! Email info@nddw.org with that information. If you are not bringing chili, bring the following based upon the first letter of your last name: A - J = Appetizer, K - P = Salad, Q - Z = Dessert. NDTDW will provide the Chili Extras (grated cheese, onions, crackers) and beverages. We are also rounding up some great items for door prizes.  Tickets to enter the door prize drawing will be $5.00 each. (6 PM, 17201 Hidden Glen Drive, Dallas 75248)

Tuesday, June 6:

Judge Martin Hoffman Re-Election Reception -- (6:00 - 8:00 pm, Home of Andy Payne, 4622 Shadywood Lane, Dallas, Texas 75209)

Wednesday, June 7:

Judge Dennise Garcia Re-Election Reception -- (5:30 - 7:30 PM, Cane Rosso Deep Ellum, 2612 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226)

Thursday, June 8:

Judge Emily Tobolowsky Kickoff Reception -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, Wild Salsa Downtown, 1800 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75201)

Tuesday, June 13:

Judge Nancy Mulder Re-Election Kickoff -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, St. Pete's Dancing Marlin, 2730 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226)

Wednesday, June 14:

Judge Darlene Ewing Re-Election Reception -- (6:00 - 8:00 pm, Times Ten Cellars - Annex, 6324 Prospect Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75214)

Thursday, June 15:

Judge Ken Tapscott Re-Election Reception -- (6:00 - 8:00 pm, Baker's Ribs Deep Ellum, 3033 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75226)

Tuesday, June 20:

Judge Kristin Wade Re-Election Kickoff -- (4:30- 7:00 pm, Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, 702 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202)

Wednesday, June 21:

Chika Anyiam for Judge Kickoff Event -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, The Angry Dog, 2726 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226)

Thursday, June 22:

Judge King Fifer Re-Election Reception -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, St. Pete's Dancing Marlin, 2730 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226)

Tuesday, June 27:

Judge Hector Garza Re-Election Kickoff -- (5:30 - 7:30 pm, Pepe's & Mito's Cafe, 2911 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75226)

Wednesday, June 28:

Judge Robert Burns Re-Election Reception -- (5:00 - 7:00 pm, Bowlounge, 167 Turtle Creek Blvd #103, Dallas, Texas 75207)

Judge Mark Greenberg Re-Election Reception -- (6:00 -8:00 pm, The Palm Dallas, 701 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202)

Thursday, June 29:

Judge Dale Tillery Re-Election Reception -- (6:00 - 8:00 pm, Main Lobby Event Venue, 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd.,  Dallas, Texas 75219)

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