In the heart of Tea Party country in the Northeast corner of Tarrant County, progressive activists are raising money for Democratic Party candidates for the November General Election campaign. A local political club, the Northeast Tarrant Democrats organized an ice cream social as a fundraiser for Libby Willis who is running for Texas Senate District 10, Wendy Davis' previous office and Tina Penney who is challenging Republican Jon Stickland who just completed his first term for House District 92. The fundraiser is at a private residence in Colleyville.
Reggie Lyon, President of the Northeast Tarrant Democrats said, “This is a fun way to raise money for our candidates and allows everyone to mingle and to get to know the candidates in an informal atmosphere.”
Mark Bauer, Vice-President of the club said, “Now that the run-off elections are over, we know that that we are up against a slate of some of the most right-wing candidates that the Tea Party has ever promoted. It is important for all moderate and progressive citizens, regardless of party, to defeat their extremist agenda of cutting back on our infrastructure maintenance, choking off our school funding, and attempting to bring guns onto our college campuses – among their more irresponsible ideas.”
Senate District 10 covers Fort Worth and the surrounding area within Tarrant County. Although it has been under Democratic Party control with Wendy Davis, it is considered a swing district and tends to lean Republican. House District 92 covers most of the mid-cities of Hurst, Euless, Bedford and nearby regions. It has had a strong Republican voter turnout in the past.
The Northeast Tarrant Democrats organization is a General Political Action Committee (GPAC) formed in 2012 and has members from the Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine, and surrounding area.
Tickets to the event are still available:
what: Ice Cream for Democrats!
when: Sunday, June 1st, 3:00 pm
where: Home of Mark & Tari Bauer
609 Colts Neck Ct, Colleyville, TX
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here: