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Dallas County Democratic Party
Weekly Roundup              
Democratic news from Dallas County 
 and beyond. 
Tuesday August 1 2017   
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Robert Reich, Clinton's Secretary of Labor, reports what he's heard -- "Hill Republicans: Trump Is Fritzing Out"

On July 26 Karen Bassett and Elizabeth Wally led a workshop on Voter Registration at DCDP headquarters, followed by a deputization by the Dallas County Elections Department. Check out our syllabus for our summer workshops and RSVP for one of our upcoming classes: http://www.dallasdemocrats.org/home/articles/workshops.html   

On July 27 several Democrats helped in delivering over 300 meals to folks in Dallas with VNA Texas. Thank you to all our volunteers for coming out!

On July 29, our Elections Team, Jean Ball and Kris Farrell, led a training on being an Election Worker. If you're interested in being an Election Judge, Alternate Judge, or clerk, fill out an application on our election worker registry today: http://dallasdemocrats.org/el.../election-worker-registry.html  

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 1:

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

Wednesday, August 2:

Celebrate Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security -- Texas Alliance for Retired Americans. Please join us for a light lunch and hear our Dallas County Director of Health and Human Services Zachary Thompson talk about the importance of Medicare and Medicaid to our citizens. Cong. Eddie Bernice Johnson will also join us to share the latest info from Washington on senior issues. RSVP to Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1665571733467075/  (Noon, Alliance/AFT Hall, 334 Centre, Dallas)

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: What's Your Message?: Messaging 101 -- As a candidate, precinct chair, or volunteer, it's important to establish your message and convey your ideas in a manner that will resonate with your community. From perfecting an "elevator speech" to pinpointing talking points for your blockwalks, your message is your key to success. Taught by Kathleen Thompson. RSVP to https://form.jotformpro.com/71907894117970 (6:00 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Friday, August 4:

DCDP Tillotson Speaker Series -- Award-winning sportscaster Dale Hansen. Read more here. 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, August 5:

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
-- Speakers: Omar Narvaez, Dallas City Council District 6; Joanna Cattanach, Democratic candidate for State Representative in House District 108; Gloria Carillo, Grand Prairie School Board Trustee; Colin Allred, candidate for Congress District 32; and Mike Del Bosque, Grand Prairie City Council District 3. (9:00 am, El Ranchito Restaurant, 610 W Jefferson Blvd., Dallas 75208)

Park Cities Central Dallas Dems -- (10:30 am, University Park Library, 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 200, University Park)

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: Mo Money Mo Possibilities: Fundraising 101
-- Money can't buy an election, but it can buy you materials to run an effective campaign. Everything from yard signs to push cards to snacks for your volunteers costs money. We know it's not easy to ask for donations, so hear from Dallas' fundraising gurus. Taught by Carol Donovan and Leigh Bailey. RSVP to https://form.jotformpro.com/71908021117953 (1:00 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Hamilton Singalong -- Think you're the next Lin-Manuel Miranda? Come out on August 5th and raise a glass to freedom while singing along to the Hamilton soundtrack! Dallas has its eyes on you, so don't throw away your shot! Singing not your thing? No problem! We will have local organizations present at the singalong that can tell you all about how you can rise up and get involved in your community. RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/241610413014905/  (6:00 pm, 211 N. Ervay St., Dallas 75201)

Sunday, August 6:

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

Tuesday, August 8:

Fundraiser for Judge Shequitta Kelly -- County Criminal Court Number 11. (5 - 7 PM, District Food and Wine, 921 N Riverfront Blvd. #300, Dallas, TX 75207)

Judge Angela King's Campaign Kick-Off Reception -- County Criminal Court No. 6. (5 - 7 PM, Texas Ale Project, 1001 N. Riverfront Blvd., Dallas TX 75207)

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: Be Ahead of the PAC: Political Action Committees 101 -- Building a political action committee (PAC) is not as hard as you'd think and can allow you to pool campaign contributions for candidates, ballot initiatives, and legislation. Whether your club wants to take the next step and become a PAC, or you have questions about how they operate, then this seminar is for you! Taught by David Bradley. RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/71908416617966 (6:00 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

WOW Dems Present An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Starring Al Gore -- After the screening, we are proud to present a discussion with our esteemed panel of experts: Rita Beving, Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action; Dr. Theresa Daniel, Dallas County Commissioner; and Robert Haley MD, who will speak on the health effects of air pollution. $20 Advance Ticket Price, $25 Day of Ticket Price; Purchase tickets or sponsor at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/truthmovie  (Reception at 6:30 pm, movie starts at 7:00 pm [1 hr 40 mins], Angelika Film Center - Plano [Shops at Legacy], 7205 Bishop Rd., Plano, TX 75024)

Irving Democratic Club -- (6:30 pm, Midori's, 4020 N MacArthur #114, Irving 75038)

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

Dallas Drinking Liberally -- (7:30 pm, Uptown Pub, 3605 McKinney Ave, Dallas)

Thursday, August 10:

Garland Area Democratic Club -- Christopher Surprun, the Texas Republican 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. Come and hear for yourself how a Presidential Elector followed his convictions. (7 PM at The Garland Activities Building, 713 Austin St, in downtown Garland)

Tuesday, August 15:

Carmen White Campaign Kick-Off and Fundraiser -- For Judge of County Criminal Court 8. (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Idle Rye, 2826 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75226)


Thursday, August 17:

Re-Elect Judge Brandon Birmingham Campaign Kickoff and Fundraiser -- 292nd Criminal District Court. (5:30, Babb Brothers BBQ, 3015 Gulden Ln, Dallas TX 75212)

Saturday, August 19:

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: Don't be Out of Order: Robert's Rules 101 -- Ever been in a meeting and not known the parliamentary procedure? We've all been there! Learn how to follow along with formal meetings and how to run a meeting efficiently by following Robert's Rules of Order. We'll provide pizza for lunch! Taught by Francis Rizo. RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/71908435917970  (10:00 - 1:00 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Monday, August 21:

Dallas County Tejano Democrats August General Meeting/Annual Meeting of Elections -- (Please Note Change of Date!)  We will be voting for officers for the 2017-2019 term. Only members whose membership was in good standing at least 30 days before the election are eligible to vote. We have moved the meeting date to allow for the response of new members that joined at our last meeting the opportunity to vote for the new officers. (6:00 PM Meet & Greet/Networking, 6:45 PM Business Meeting, La Calle Doce Restaurant, 415 W. 12th St. Dallas, 75208 in Oak Cliff)

Thursday, August 24:

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: Stay Woke w/ Rep. Johnson: Lobbying 101 --  The conventional wisdom on how to contact your representative is to call/write them. In the age of social media, that is not always true anymore. Hear from Rep. Eric Johnson on the best ways to have your voices heard at the capitol. He'll also be giving a legislative update on the special session! Taught by State Representative Eric Johnson. RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/71917583017965  (6:30 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Campaign Kickoff Reception for Thelma S. Clardy -- Candidate for 302nd Family Court Judge. (6 - 8:30 PM, La Calle Doce, Dallas)

Saturday, August 26:

Collin County Democrats Ann Richards Dinner -- With Keith Ellison. Tickets at  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ard2017  (7:00 to 10:00 pm, Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074)

Monday, August 28:

Democratic Leadership Institute Summer Workshops: #DallasDemocrats: Social Media 101 -- Don't be like our Tweeter-In-Chief! Use social media for the greater good. Come learn how to better organize, educate, and empower your social network. All proficiency levels are welcome! Taught by Tessa McGlynn and Constable Roy Williams Jr. RSVP to  https://form.jotformpro.com/71934596417972   
 (6:30 PM, DCDP headquarters, 4209 Parry Ave., Dallas 75223)

Tuesday, August 29:

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)

Friday, September 1:

DCDP Tillotson Speaker Series -- 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)

Monday September 4:

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 12:

Judge Ingrid Warren's Re-election Kickoff Reception -- County Probate Court No. 2. (5:30 - 7:30 PM, Location TBA)

Wednesday, September 20:

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) 

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Carol Donovan, County Chair
4209 Parry Avenue, Dallas TX 75223
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