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Dallas County Democratic Party
Weekly Roundup              
Democratic news from Dallas County 
 and beyond. 
Tuesday August 29 2017   

DCDP In Community Projects

Join us for one or more of these community projects:

As you may know, officials have asked that donations NOT be taken to various shelters. For your convenience, we are designating the Dallas County Democratic Party as a drop-off location for needed supplies in the central Dallas area. We will be transporting these supplies to the Trusted World location for you.

DCDP Headquarters
Central Dallas Area Drop-Off
10AM-4PM Monday through Friday
4209 Parry Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75223

Join us for our women's toiletry drive on August 30 from 6-8pm at HQ - 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223. Bring tampons, pads, etc. to donate, and come hear from Tammi Kollinger from Take Charge. Period.! If you can't make it to the party, we'll be collecting donations at the office all month, so stop by and drop off your donation during office hours on any day leading up to the big event.
    Dallas County Democratic Party Toiletry Drive for Homeless Women August 7-29: Bring toiletries to 4209 Parry Avenue on week days between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

Dallas County Democratic Party Habitat for Humanity Day: Details to be announced soon.

The battle to take back our country starts right here in Dallas County. We need your help. Join us. We are standing together to change this country for the better.

The Dallas County Democratic Party & State Representative Eric Johnson teamed up giving out school supplies at the MLK Back to School Fest, August 25, at the MLK Recreation Center.

State Representative Eric Johnson talking to Dallas Democrats August 24 at Lobbying 101 about how to effectively have their voices heard.

5th Dist. Court of Appeals Candidates
Excited to co-announce with my Democratic Party Chair counterpart in Collin County, Mike Rawlins, that our Fifth District Court of Appeals slate is continuing to expand. We have Bill Pedersen and Cory Carlyle confirmed, and Dallas County Civil District Court Judge Ken Molberg is strongly considering a run. You may recall he ran a very strong campaign in 2014, and we came very, very close with Judge Dennise Garcia and Judge Gena Slaughter in 2016. Per the Texas Constitution, Judge Molberg would be allowed to seek a bench on the Court of Appeals without giving up his current court.

This is a six-county race, and the local parties are encouraging people to run and providing information on how to run and opportunities. Please note we cannot and do not determine who ultimately decides to run, or endorse in the Democratic Primary. But we are working to fill out our 2018 slate for these races and others, and we will run a strong coordinated effort against the Republicans in November. Let's stand together for change in 2018!

--Carol Donovan, DCDP County Chair

If Trump Fires Mueller,
Are You Ready?

Progressive organizations across the nation are  preparing contingency plans for the possibility that President Trump will provoke a constitutional crisis by firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Dallas organizer Liz Wally says "This is a protest we don't want to have," but we have to be prepared.

If this happens, then protests will begin at Dallas City Hall.



This is nationwide. See more at Nobody Is Above The Law .

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 reply from this email to the editor, former DCDP Chair Bill Howell. Please send me pictures of events and campaign activities!)

Tuesday, August 29:

Elizabeth Davis Frizell for District Attorney Meet & Greet/Fundraiser -- (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Pappadeauxs Seafood Kitchen, 3520 Oak Lawn Dallas, TX)

Re-Election Kickoff for Carol Donovan, Dallas County Democratic Party Chair -- Precinct Chairs and activists are NOT required to pay for attending. Sponsorships $5000 - Platinum, $2500 - Gold, $1000 - Silver, $500 - Bronze, $250 - Supporter, $100 - Friend. (6:00 - 8:00 pm, Dallas Grilled Cheese Company, 310 W. 7th Street, Dallas Texas 75208)

Wednesday, August 30:

Town Hall by Jan McDowell for Congress -- For District 24. Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/124979028130272/  (7 - 9 PM, Carrollton Public Library, 1700 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, Texas 75006)

Dallas County East Democrats -- (7:00 pm, Martinez Restaurant, 901 Gross Rd., Mesquite)

Thursday, August 31:

Heath Harris Campaign Kickoff & Fundraiser -- for Criminal District Court #7. (5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Pappadeaux, 3520 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75403)

Meet And Greet Carolyn Ann Morris -- Candidate for Dallas County Democratic Party County Chair. RSVP to VoteCarolynAnnMorris@gmail.com. (6:30 - 8:30 PM, 420 Rolling Oaks, Cedar Hill, TX)

Blue Wall Presents Chris Hamilton --  Candidate for Dallas County Democratic Party Chair. (7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Lakewood United Methodist Church, 2443 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75214)

Friday, September 1:

DCDP Tillotson Speaker Series -- With Congressman Marc Veasey. All funds will benefit the DCDP. The cost per luncheon is $100. The price includes a 3-course meal. To make your reservation, call the DCDP Office at 214-821-8331 or purchase your tickets online. (Noon, Maggiano's Restaurant at 205 NorthPark Center, Dallas 75225 on the south side of the center)

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

Saturday, September 2:

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)

Dallas Chorizo and Menudo Community Breakfast -- (9:00 am, El Ranchito Restaurant, 610 W Jefferson Blvd., Dallas 75208)

Park Cities/Central Dallas Democrats -- Dr. Al Armendariz, the Sierra Club Deputy Regional Director of the Beyond Coal Campaign, on "Protecting the Environment in the Time of Trump." (10:30 am to 12:00 pm (doors open at 10:00 am) University Park Public Library, 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 200, 3rd floor, University Park, TX 75225)

The Commish Talk Show Live with Elizabeth Frizell and John Creuzot -- Candidates for Dallas County District Attorney. (3:00 to 5:00 pm, CWA Local 6215, 1408 N. Washington Ave., Dallas 75204)

Wylie Democrats Collin County Democratic Party Meetup -- (4:00 PM, Target, 3440 West FM 544, Wylie)

Sunday, September 3:

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

Monday, September 4:

Garland Labor Day Parade -- Garland Area Democratic Club will have a showing in the parade.  Join us for decorating, at 7:30 AM and follow us as all the candidates show off their stuff to the crowds. 

Dallas AFL-CIO Annual Labor Day Breakfast
-- The AFL-CIO Executive Vice President, Tefere Gebre, will be with us! $35 tickets on sale now. Call 214-826-4808. (8:30 AM, Eddie Deen Ranch, 944 S. Lamar, Dallas 75202)

20th Annual Dallas County Democratic Party Labor Day Picnic
-- In true Democratic spirit, we are providing fried chicken and hot dogs. Feel free to bring your favorite casserole, side dish, salad, or dessert. Free admission and parking ***Inside & Air Conditioned*** Mingle with Dallas County elected officials & candidates (and sign candidate petitions). Get to know fellow Democrats. Signs and stickers and campaign stuff! (12 Noon - 4 pm, at the usual but renamed location, the El Rio Disco [the former Catholic Czech Club], 4930 Military Parkway, Dallas, TX 75227)

Tuesday, September 5:

Irving Texas Democratic Women -- Judge Lela Mays and Dr. Irie Session of New Friends New Life speak on "Human Trafficking". (7:00 - 8:00 pm, East China Buffet, 4023 W. Airport Fwy., Irving 75062)

Thursday, September 7:

Campaign Kick off for Judge Cheryl Lee Shannon -- 305th District Court. (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Potpourri of Silk, 317 N. Zang, Dallas)

Saturday, September 9:

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops:  Understanding Our Founding Fathers: Constitutional Law 101 -- Some of the most contentious political arguments stem from disagreements about the U.S. Constitution. We want to equip you with the power of knowledge by teaching you exactly what our Founding Fathers wrote and what they meant.  Taught by Dr. Bob Franklin. RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/72014880917963 (1 - 4 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Monday, September 11:

Metrocrest Democrats -- Our speaker will be Kim Olson, Colonel, USAF Retired, who is a candidate for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. Kim will talk about how she plans to protect our most precious resources: land, water, and people. (Come anytime after 6:00 pm to eat and mingle with other Democrats and activists, Meeting will start at 7:00 pm, New New Buffet, 3822 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75001)

Tuesday, September 12:

Judge Ingrid Warren's Re-election Kickoff Reception -- County Probate Court No. 2. (5:30 - 7:30 PM, Off the Bone BBQ 1734 S. Lamar St. Dallas, TX 75215)

Thursday, September 14:

Re-election Campaign Kickoff for Judge Tammy Kemp -- 204th Criminal District Court. (5:30 to 7:30 pm, Sambucca's Uptown, 2021 McKinney Ave., Dallas)

Judge Tonya Parker Campaign Reception --
116th Civil District Court. (6:00 - 8:00 pm, 3930 Shorecrest Drive, Dallas, Texas)

Preston Hollow Democrats
-- Forum for Candidates for Dallas County Democratic Party Chair. Carol Donovan, Chris Hamilton, and Carolyn Morris have all been invited. Also Ann Parchem will discuss the Community Development Commission. (6:30 - 8:30 PM, Walnut Hill Recreation Center, Walnut Hill at Midway, Dallas)

Tuesday, September 19:

Judge D'Metria Benson Campaign Reception -- County Court at Law No. 1. (6:00 - 8:00 pm, 3820 Southwestern Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75225)

Wednesday, September 20:

Judge Craig Smith Campaign Reception -- NOTE: RSVP is strictly required (email to judgecsmith@gmail.com) due to space constraints at venue. (6:00 - 8:00 pm, The Mayfair at Turtle Creek Sky Club Rooftop, 3401 Lee Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75219)

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: Like a Good Neighbor, Democrats are There: Volunteer Recruitment/Community Outreach 101
-- As a result of the Trump administration, Americans are more politically engaged than ever. It's our job to harness that energy and get folks involved in efforts to get out the vote in Dallas County. We're targeting new demographics, reaching out to untapped communities, and changing our methods to make 2018 the best voter turnout for Democrats in Dallas' history. Taught by Terry Bermea, Zulikha Hussein.  RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/71907528217965 (6:30 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Tuesday, September 26:

Judge Brenda Hull Thompson Campaign Kickoff -- County Probate Court No. 1. (5:30 - 7:30 pm, Times Ten Cellars - Annex Event Space, 6324 Prospect Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75214)

Wednesday, September 27:

Judge Martin Hoffman 50th Birthday -- 68th Civil District Court. (5:30 - 7:30 pm, Altitude W Dallas, 2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, Texas 75219)

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: Treat Yo' Self: Self-Care 101
-- One of the biggest threats to a successful campaign is volunteer burnout. Activists tend to put campaigns before their own health, sleep schedule, and social life. It's so important to manage your time well and practice self-care during GOTV. Come get tips/tricks from a certified therapist! Taught by Clare Buie Chaney. RSVP to 
https://form.jotformpro.com/72095445617966   (6:30 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Thursday, September 28:

Judge Robert Burns and Judge Peggy Hoffman Campaigns Receptions -- Details to be announced soon.

Thursday, October 12:

Judge Jim Jordan Campaign Reception -- Details to be announced soon.

Thursday, October 19:

Judge Dennise Garcia Campaign Reception -- Details to be announced soon.

Friday, October 20:

DCDP Annual Fish Fry -- Tickets include a catfish dinner with all the fixings. Beer and soft drinks will be available. Individual tickets will go on sale later. [Those will be $35 for tickets, except that DCDP Sustaining Members and Precinct Chairs will be only $25.] Sponsorships available -- call the DCDP office.

Thursday, October 26:

Judge Sally Montgomery Judge Sally Montgomery Fundraiser -- CCL#3. (5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2001 Bryan Street, Bryan Tower Suite 1800, Dallas, Texas 75201)

Thursday, November 2:

Judge Darlene Ewing Campaign Reception -- Details to be announced soon.

Tuesday, November 7:

Local election day -- There will be a Dallas city bond issue on the ballot, and perhaps other items. Details later.

Wednesday, November 8:

Judge Brenda Hull Thompson Campaign Reception -- Details to be announced soon.

Friday, November 17:

Bill and Hillary Clinton -- Tickets ($99.50 and up, plus a fee) go on sale August 18 from Ticketmaster. (7:30 PM, The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory, 300 W Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, Texas 75039)

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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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