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Dallas County Democratic Party
Weekly Roundup              
Democratic news from Dallas County 
 and beyond. 
Wednesday November 9 2016   
Thanks to all of the people who have voted for, worked for, campaigned for, and contributed to the Democratic ticket here in Dallas County. Because of all of you, we did well here, including electing at least one new State Representative (Victoria Neave in HD107) and winning all of our county-wide races once again.

You can see the election results for Dallas County at this page:

Statewide results and those for districts which cross county lines are at this page:


Nationally the Republicans surprised all the pollsters and everyone else (including themselves) by squeaking out a tiny and minority victory for President. It was so narrow that at this writing, not every close state has finished counting yet! The final count is likely to show that the Democratic ticket actually got more popular votes, but lost in the electoral college. (This would make two times that has happened to us in 16 years -- anyone else for abolishing the electoral college?)

Early in the morning as it became clear the count would go on, the Clinton watch event in New York sent gathered supporters home. Later when the Republicans carried enough states, Hillary Clinton called their candidate to congratulate him, and this morning she gave a speech of concession. Last night, well before the evening was through, she posted this message and picture on her site:

In Memory: Willie "Odell" Montgomery
Odell Montgomery, a long-time active Democrat and a member of the DCDP Advisory Council, just passed away following an illness. Odell's Texas home going service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.. The location is the Bean-Massey-Burge funeral home located at 2951 S. Belt Line, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75052.

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.)

Thursday, November 10:

Preston Hollow Democrats -- A Retrospective on the Elections with Patrick Moore (Professor of Government, Richland College) and Parker Hevron (TWU Dept. of History & Government). Arrive promptly at 6:00 p.m. for PHD's new Soap Box forum! (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Preston Royal Library Auditorium, 5626 Royal Lane, Dallas 75229)

WOW Dems -- With Dimple Patel,  Texas Association for the Protection of Children. (6:30 pm Meet and Greet; 6:45 pm Program; Plano Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway, Plano TX 75093) 

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

Garland Area Democratic Club -- (7:00 pm, Garland Women's Activities Building, 713 Austin St. [at Glenbrook], downtown Garland)

Saturday, November 12:

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

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

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

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

Mexican American Democrats of Texas Dallas CAUSA Chapter -- (10 AM, Oakcliff library, 302 w 10th street, Dallas)

Monday November 14:

Metrocrest Democrats -- (6:30 pm, NewNew Buffet, 382 Belt Line Rd -- southeast corner of Marsh Lane and Belt Line Rd at the east end of the shopping area)

Tuesday, November 15:

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

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas -- (6:30 pm, Sue Ellen's, 3014 Throckmorton at Cedar Springs, Dallas)

Wednesday, November 16:

Garland Democratic Woman's Club -- Carol Donovan, Chair of the Dallas County Democratic Party, speak on an analysis of the election and where we go from here. (11:30 AM to 1:00PM, Siciliano's Italian Restaurant, 2210  W Buckingham, Garland)

Friday, November 18, 2016:
Dallas Democratic Forum Post- Election Analysis 2016 -- With Jason Whitely, Senior News Reporter, Dallas Morning News and Host, Inside Texas Politics, WFAA-TV - Channel 8;  Mercedes Olivera, Columnist, Dallas Morning News; and Bud Kennedy, Columnist, Fort Worth Star Telegram; moderated by Jennifer Holmes, Department Head, Political Science and  Department Head, Public Policy and Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas. $25 for regular Forum members. RSVP by Wednesday, November 16 by email to WDGriggs AT Yahoo.com.  (11:30 am Registration/Buffet, 12:00 Noon Program, The Belo Mansion -- Ross and Olive, 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX  75201)

It's Party Time! 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
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/DallasDemocrats
Twitter:  twitter.com/dallasdemocrats
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