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Weekly Roundup              
Democratic news from Dallas County 
 and beyond. 
Tuesday March 7 2017   
A Day Without Women
       
Wednesday, March 8 marks International Women's Day, and we will be joining women across the country in a national strike for equality. The intent is to "spotlight the economic power and value of women and their contributions to society in paid and unpaid labor." To further drive this point home, we won't just strike, we'll also write and call our representatives and demand action.

We invite you to join us at Deep Ellum Brewing Company (2823 St Louis St., Dallas, TX 75226) at 1 PM for a postcard/phonebanking party. Meet other nasty women, enjoy local beer, and fight injustice with us. We'll provide the pens, postcards, and addresses/phone numbers of your representatives, but make sure to bring a charged cellphone.

We know that not everybody is in the economic position to go on strike, so we made the postcards (see the front above) available to download on our website:  
http://dallasdemocrats.org/home/articles/daywithoutwomen.html

Justice Sinking Like Waters
   
Trump's Attorney General found around the web:

 



Recent Democratic Images
 


Dallas State Representative Victoria Neave got to be acting Speaker of the House for the day on March 2.



Congressman Marc Veasey and State Representative Rafael Anchia at the Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade.



Audrey Moorehead, DCDP County Chair Carol Donovan, and Zulikha Hussein at the International Women's Day celebration at the White Rock Bath House.

"The people united will never be divided."
    
Resistance and civil disobedience in 2017 requires intersectional solidarity and community organizing. 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:
Tuesday, March 7 -- Gun Violence Prevention Symposium
Saturday, March 11 -- 2nd Annual Clinton R. Allen Youth Speakout hosted by Mothers Against Police Brutality
Wednesday, April 9 -- Planned Parenthood Texas Lobby Day
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 7:

Campaign Kickoff for John Creuzot for District Attorney -- More information forthcoming soon. RSVP to creuzot4da@gmail.com. (5:30 - 7:30 p.m., El Fenix Mexican Restaurant, 1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas 75202)

Dallas County Tejano Democrats -- NOTE: March meeting MOVED to March 14 for the purpose of voting on endorsements for the May 6 election.
 
Senate District 8 Town Hall Mixer --
Join Zach Bullard and Sharon Hirsch to mingle with fellow senate district 8 Democrats, hear an update on the SDEC, ask questions and inquire requests about the SDEC, also hear from Judge Tina Yoo Clinton, Judge Ken Molberg, and Collin County Democratic Chair, Mike Rawlins on what you can do, now, to organize for 2018. (6:30 - 8:30 PM, Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano 75093)

Irving Texas Democratic Women -- (7:00 pm, East China Buffet, 4023 W. Airport Fwy., Irving 75062)


Wednesday, March 8:

Deputy Voter Registrar Training North Dallas --  RSVP: It is important to register in advance if coming. Please respond to mrmarcus@themarcuscompany.com. (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Temple Emanu-el, 8500 Hillcrest, Dallas) 


Thursday, March 9:

   
Preston Hollow Democrats -- Candidates forum for Dallas City Council candidates from District 6 (Monica Alonzo, Tony Carrillo, Gilbert Cerda, Alex Dickey, Omar Narvaez, and Linus Spiller) and District 11 (Lee Kleinman and Candace Evans). (6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Please note location change for this meeting only: Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas 75229.)

North Texas Women Organizing Women Democrats -- An update from the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America (CLCMA).  Catherine McDonald, Managing Attorney, and Sehla Ashai, Immigration Attorney, will present "Where Are We Now? The Trump Administration and Immigration." (6:30 PM, Plano Environmental Education Center, at 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano 75093)

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

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Live Telephone Town Hall -- For my constituents of district 30. I hope you join me and ask a few questions. I'm looking forward to the conversation. The dial-in number is: 1-877-229-8493 and PIN 114175. Feel free to listen as well online via https://vekeo.com/repebj/#  (6:50 PM)

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


Saturday, March 11:

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)
 
Operation Blue: Mission Blue Mesquite -- Four tasks: voter registration, block walking, resisting, and increasing vote-by-mail participation. This weekend, we're kicking off our first block walk in Mesquite. Increasing Democratic turnout in every election is vital to our success in the future. Refreshments and training will be provided. Commit you'll be there by clicking here: https://form.jotform.com/70645529577165  Wear cool clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Find more information about Operation Blue here: http://dallasdemocrats.org/home/articles/operationblue.html  We look forward to persisting with you. (9:30 AM, Panera Bread Town East, 18641 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Mesquite, TX 75150)

Mexican American Democrats of Texas Dallas CAUSA Chapter -- (10 AM, JD's BBQ, 311 w Jefferson blvd., Dallas, TX 75208) 

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)

Speakout Against Police Brutality -- (10 AM - 4 PM, South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S Fitzhugh Dallas TX 75210)

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

Liberal Ladies Who Lunch Rockwall -- Guest speaker Nan Kirkpatrick, with Texas Equal Access Fund. TEAF provides financial assistance to low-income people who need an abortion and can't afford it. Lunch will be provided at $10 per person. RSVP to Susie Stansel before March 8, 2017. (12 noon, Harry Myers Community Center in Rockwall)

Dallasite 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Crawfish Boil -- (12 noon, The Dallasite Billiards, 4822 Bryan St. at Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX 75204)

ACLU Protest -- Donald J. Trump, Jr and Ted Cruz will be the speakers at the Dallas GOP's Fundraiser at the Omni Hotel. ACLU, Indivisible, Resist and others will hold a peaceful demonstration on the sidewalks. Bring your signs, avoid blocking entrances to the building. Organizers are not responsible for personal injuries or property damage caused by individuals at the event. (4 - 8 PM, Omni Hotel, Dallas)


Sunday, March 12:

Rockwall Democratic Party Painting With A Twist Democratic Fundraiser -- Here's your opportunity to bring out your inner Picasso and have some fun. Bring a friend. This promises to be a fun evening. It is BYOB and Appetizer. You will go home with an original painting and proceeds benefit the Rockwall Democratic Party. Our instructor is Bree McCleskey who was recently on Undercover Boss. $35. Register online [see Lib Ladies and Gents Fundraiser] at:  https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewevent.aspx?eventid=1032167  (6 - 8 PM, 513 E Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087)


Monday, March 13:

Metrocrest Democrats -- Starting at 6:30,representatives of the  Dallas County Elections Office will be present to conduct Voter Registrar Deputation, which should take 45 minutes, then we will take a ten minute break and follow with our regular meeting at 7:30pm. Speaker: Sarah Saldana, former Director of ICE in the final two years of the Obama administration.  Prior to that she was US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. She has a particular insight into the events following Trump's Executive Orders affecting immigrants and visitors from 6 predominantly Muslim nations. (6:30 PM, NewNew Buffet, 3822 Belt Line Road, Dallas)


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 -- (11:30 am, 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. 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)

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)


Saturday, March 18:

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)

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)


Saturday, March 25:

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


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)


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
Website:  www.dallasdemocrats.org
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