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Dallas County Democratic Party
Weekly Roundup              
Democratic news from Dallas County 
 and beyond. 
Tuesday April 25 2017   
Today: Last Day To Vote Early

Early Voting for this year's city and school board elections ends TODAY, Tuesday May 2, at 7 PM. This is your last chance to vote early in this election. You can vote at any of the local early voting locations. For a list of places for Early Voting this time, see this pdf:

To see what candidates and propositions are up see this pdf:

If you don't vote Early, your last chance will be on Saturday, May 6. Due to low turnout, some locations may be combined on this day. Check the list of polling places for your precinct at this pdf:

Local Images
Sylvia Thomas, District Director for State Representative Victoria Neave, Dallas County East Democrats President Sergio Garcia, and DCDP County Chair Carol Donovan at the April 26 DACED meeting.

May 8: DCDP JJ Dinner
Former Maryland Governor and 2016 candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination Martin O'Malley is coming to Dallas to be our keynote speaker for the 2017 Johnson-Jordan Dinner.

Monday, May 8, 2017
5:30 pm VIP Reception for Event Sponsors
6:30 pm Dinner & Program
Hyatt Regency Downtown Dallas

Sponsor Benefits and Ticket Donations:

Individual tickets cost $150. Discounted tickets of $100 are available for precinct chairs.

Thank You To All Of Our Sponsors (so far!)

Updated list as of May 1:


Tillotson Law

Communications Workers of America Local 6215

Anonymous Gold Sponsor
Lisa Blue Baron
Baron & Budd, P.C.
Cunningham Swaim, LLP
Jeff Dalton - Democracy Toolbox
Cynthia Halatyn - Stanton LLP
Modjarrad Abusaad Said
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Waters & Kraus, LLP

Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Dan & Hon. Carol Donovan
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP
Hon. Ken Molberg
Hon. Craig Smith
Hon. Ken Tapscott
UAW Southwestern States CAP Council

Jim Barber
Hon. Susan & Hon. David Bradley
Hon. John Creuzot for District Attorney
Thomas Gaubert
Hon. Bonnie Goldstein
Hon. Martin Hoffman
Hon. Philip Kingston
Ted B. Lyon & Associates, P.C.
McCathern, PLLC
Carmen Mitchell
Hon. Sally Montgomery
Hon. Will Pryor
Jan Sanders
Sommerman, McCaffity & Quesada, LLP

Hon. John R. Ames
Chika Anyiam for Judge
Hon. D'Metria Benson
Hon. Mary Brown
Dallas County East Democrats
Hon. Dr. Theresa Daniel
James Erdle
Hon. Darlene Ewing
Hon. King Fifer
Hon. Elizabeth Frizell for DA
Hon. Carl Ginsberg
Hon. Mark Greenberg
Heath Harris for Judge
Hon. Clay Jenkins
Metrocrest Democrats
Hon. Maricela Moore
Audrey Moorehead for Judge
Hon. Eric V. Moyé
Hon. Nancy Mulder
Hon. Tonya Parker
Hon. Monica McCoy Purdy
Texas Coalition of Black Democrats - Dallas Chapter
Hon. Emily Tobolowsky
John Turner
Hon. Royce West
Joe Zopolsky
Judge Ken Molberg Awarded TEX-ABOTA Jurist Of The Year
TEX-ABOTA, the statewide organization representing all Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates, will present the Honorable Judge Ken Molberg with the TEX-ABOTA Jurist of the Year Award on June 17th in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Judge Molberg presides over the 95th Civil District Court in Dallas County, and he is a former DCDP Party Chair and was the longest serving member of the State Democratic Executive Committee in Texas Democratic Party history until leaving that office recently.

Judge Molberg will be honored alongside Trial Lawyer of the Year Kenneth Tekell and Champion of Civil Justice Chancellor Robert L. Duncan, currently with the Texas Tech University System and formerly a Representative and Senator. ABOTA is a national organization made up of experienced trial lawyers from both sides of the bar who are dedicated to improving the legal profession and protecting the right to trial by jury. Congratulations Judge Molberg and thank you for your decades of service to justice, to Dallas County, and to the Democratic Party.

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:  
DCDP Executive Committee Meets
On Monday night the Dallas County Democratic Party Executive Committee held their quarterly meeting. Elected officials present included Judges Carter Thompson, Carl Ginsberg, and Tina Yoo Clinton, Sheriff Lupe Valdez, and County Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel. Several candidates for local council and other races were introduced, and some in next year's Democratic Primary, including two candidates for District Attorney, and others expecting to challenge Republicans Congressman Pete Sessions and State Senator Don Huffines (we'll be hearing more from all of them in months to come).

After hearing financial and other reports, the committee voted to fill 36 Precinct Chair vacancies. That included four contested spots. In two of those only one candidate was present, and both won. One more contest was tabled until the next meeting, as neither candidate showed up. Moral: attendance matters. The new Precinct Chairs should be listed shortly on the party website.

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.

From the upcoming events:
Saturday, May 6 -- Immigrants' March
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.)

Monday, April 24 through Tuesday, May 2:

Early Voting for the May 6 Local Elections -- For City Councils and School Boards. See a pdf of Early Voting dates, times, and locations at http://www.dallascountyvotes.org/wp-content/uploads/EVLocations.pdf

Tuesday, May 2:

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

Reception for John Creuzot -- For Dallas County District Attorney. RSVP to Creuzot4DA@gmail.com. (6 - 8 PM, 4622 Shadywood Ln., Dallas, Texas 75209)

Dallas County Tejano Democrats -- (6 PM, La Calle Doce Restaurant, 415 W. 12th Street, Dallas Texas 75208)

Irving Texas Democratic Women -- (7 PM, East China Buffet, 4023 W. Airport Fwy., Irving 75062)

Wednesday, May 3:

Dallas Democratic Forum -- "U.S. - Russia Relationship: From Trust to Tension in Three Short Years" with Ray McGovern, Longtime CIA Analyst and US Army Officer. After a distinguished 27-year career he co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a group of seasoned intelligence professionals who have spoken out strongly against the corruption of intelligence. 2017 Patron & Sustaining Forum Members -- Free, 2017 Regular Members -- $25, Non Members -- $40. RSVP by Monday, May 1 to  wdgriggs@yahoo.com. (11:30 am Registration/Buffet, 12:00 Noon Program, The Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue at Olive, Dallas, TX  75201)

Fundraising Reception for Elizabeth Frizell -- For Dallas County District Attorney. Please RSVP to elizabethdfrizell@gmail.com. (5:30 - 7:30 PM, Gloria's, 600 N. Bishop, Dallas 75208)

Friday, May 5:

DCDP Tillotson Speaker Series -- NOTE: There will be no Tillotson Speaker Series event in May because of the JJ Dinner. The June event will feature Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson.

Drinking Liberally Allen -- (6:30 PM, Two Rows, 711 Central Expy., Allen 75013)

Saturday, May 6:

Local Election Day -- City Council and School Board elections. (7 AM - 7 PM, local precinct polling places. Note: some locations may be combined due to low expected turnouts, so check with http://www.dallascountyvotes.org/ for your own precinct if you didn't vote early in the previous two weeks.)

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)

Park Cities Central Dallas Democrats -- (10:30 AM-12:00 PM, University Park Library, 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 200, University Park, TX 75225)

Rockwall Democratic Men's Luncheon -- Sol Villasana will speak on the historical significance of Cinco de Mayo. (Noon, Arboleda's Mexican Grill, 1103 Ridge Rd, Rockwall)

Sunday, May 7:

Muslim Democratic Caucus of Dallas County -- (2:00 pm, Texas King Restaurant, 3455 N. Belt Line Rd. #103, Irving 75062)

Monday, May 8:

DCDP Johnson Jordan Dinner -- Featured speaker this year is former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. See details in article above.

Tuesday, May 9:

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)

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)

Saturday, May 13:

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)

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)

Wednesday, May 17:

Fundraiser for Judge Gena Slaughter -- (5:30 PM, Location to be announced)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

DCDP Intern Opportunities
DCDP Communications Intern
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.
Desire to work at grassroots level. Desire to learn about local politics and help organizational growth. Computer literate. Understanding of Social Media Platforms.
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Social Media, Computer, Critical Thinking, Research, Communication
Preferred Skills
Bilingual-English/Spanish, Photoshop, Logo Design
DCDP Special Projects Intern
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.
Desire to work at grassroots level. Desire to learn about local politics and help organizational growth. Computer literate.
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Social Media, Computer, Critical Thinking, Research, Communication
Preferred Skills
Bilingual-English/Spanish, Photoshop, Logo Design
Help Make It A Democratic Year!
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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