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Dallas County Democratic Party
Weekly Roundup              
Democratic news from Dallas County 
 and beyond. 
Tuesday August 22 2017   

DCDP In Community Projects

Join us for one or more of these community projects:

    Dallas County Democratic Party School Supply Drive, August 7-24: Bring school supplies for DISD students to 4209 Parry Avenue on week days between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

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 & State Representative Eric Johnson team up at the MLK Back to School Fest, August 25, 11am to 2pm, MLK Recreation Center 2901 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    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.

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 22:

Re-Elect Judge David Lopez Fundraiser -- (5:30 - 7:30 PM, Colter's Bbq, 3904 W. Camp Wisdom, Dallas 75237)

Drinking Liberally Addison
-- (5:30 pm, The Londoner, 14930 Midway Rd., Addison)

Wednesday, August 23:

Annual Women's Equality Day Celebration Of The 19th Amendment -- In honor of the suffragists, participants wear white. Join Mayor Mike Rawlings, the Dallas City Council members, the DCDP, and citizens of Dallas County. (Noon, Flag Room, on the 6th floor of Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas)

Thursday, August 24:

Texas Coalition of Black Democrats -- Dallas Chapter. (6 - 7 PM, African American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75210)

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)

NDTDW -- We will start the night with Dallas County Election Department doing a training and registration for Deputy Registrars. Before the main program, candidates Anna Marie Ramos (HD102) and Danielle Pellett (CD 32) will speak for 5 minutes each.  The main program will be a panel of the leaders of the major "resistance" type groups who will explain their mission, their achievements and what they have planned for the 2018 election. Confirmed participants are: Lauren Wyatt, Indivisible Richardson; Marsha Fishman, Indivisible 24 Action; Kim Morris, Liberal Ladies Who Lunch; Jay Malone, TDP Coordinator for CD32; Olia Bosovik, Swing Left 32. (6:30 PM, Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Rd., Dallas)

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes Presentation - Blue Wall Dallas -- Summer Lollie will present a basic overview of Planned Parenthood, focusing on the program, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes.  She will discuss the latest Texas legislative and special sessions, and its implications on Planned Parenthood and health access across Texas. (7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Lakewood United Methodist Church, 2443 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75214)

Saturday, August 26:

Special Elections In DeSoto And Rowlett -- Information at http://www.dallascountyvotes.org/election-day-information/upcoming-election-information/

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)

Environmental Justice Activist Leona Morgan --
Presented by the Nuclear Free World Committee of the Dallas Peace and Justice Center. Leona's presentation will be followed by a panel on Environmental Justice issues led by Yolonda Blue Horse with the Society of Native Nations. Free. RSVP by calling (214) 679-2521. (9:30 a.m. - Reception, 10:00 a.m. - Talk; Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, Texas)

Rowlett Democratic Club --
(3:00 to 5:00 pm, First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 7301 Miller Rd. at Chiesa Rd., northeast corner, Rowlett)

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)

Blue Wall Presents Danielle Pellett -- Candidate For Congress, District 32. (7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Lakewood United Methodist Church, 2443 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75214)

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)

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 -- 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:

Dallas AFL-CIO Annual Labor Day Breakfast -- $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)

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)

Tuesday, September 12:

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

Thursday, September 14:

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)

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)

Wednesday, September 27:

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)

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.

Tuesday, November 7:

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

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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