Dallas County Democratic Party Weekly Roundup: July 7

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Thank you to Dallas County Clerk John Warren and the many Judges who were prepared and worked quickly to ensure marriage equality on the day of the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Meet our July Club of the Month: Women Organizing Women Democrats

Women Organizing Women (WOW) Democrats is a North Texas-based organization dedicated to advancing Democratic women in politics.

Join the WOW Democrats July 7th for their event “Hillary for Texas, North Texas Grassroots Organizing Meeting”at the Environmental Education Center. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/465072510324349/

For more information about WOW Democrats, including meeting times and locations, check out their website: http://wowdems.com. You can also like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WOWDemocrats and follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WOWDemocrats.

Upcoming Events and Meetings
(For the latest updates on local events, and links to more info about these, check out the Dallas Democrats 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.)

Tuesday, July 7:

Irving Texas Democratic Women — (6:30 pm, East China Buffet, 4023 W. Airport Fwy., Irving 75062)

Hillary For Texas North Texas Grassroots Organizing Meeting — Be among the first to kick off Hillary’s 2016 Presidential Campaign. RSVP by email to outreach AT WOWDEMS.org. (Sign-In: 6:30 p.m. Meeting Begins: 7:00 p.m., Plano Environmental Education Center 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano 75093)

Wednesday, July 8:

Precinct Chair Matters Committee Meeting — An informal meeting where committee members get to know one another. Please NOTE: the PCMC meeting will NOT be at the DCDP office this month. (7 – 8:30 PM, The Elbow Room, 3010 Gaston Avenue, Dallas)

Thursday, July 9:


Dallas Democratic Forum Panel The U.S. Supreme Court: Impact of Recent Decisions — With Jeff Kahn, Professor of Law, SMU, Paul D. Castillo, Attorney, Lambda Legal, and Jason Steed, Appellate Attorney and Supreme Court Commentator; moderated by John Turner, Partner, HaynesBoone. 2015 Patron & Sustaining Members of the Forum — Free; 2015 Regular Members — $25, Non Members — $40. RSVP by Tuesday, July 7, by email to WDGriggs AT yahoo.com. (11:30 am Registration/Buffet, 12:00 Noon Program, Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue at Olive, Dallas 75201)

Preston Hollow Democrats — Lieutenant Roy Alston, Ph.D., Commander of the Bexar Street Satellite Police Station and the Commander of the SE Community Engagement Unit with the Dallas Police Department, will speak on the recent DOJ Ferguson Report on police and community relations. (6:00 pm, Preston Royal Library Auditorium, 5626 Royal Lane, Dallas)

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

Garland Area Democratic Club — Come help us celebrate the arrival of summer and our recent Democratic victories with an old-fashioned ice cream social complete with homemade ice cream and all the trimmings. Dallas County ‘s newly elected Party Chair Carol Donovan will get the party started, so don’t be shy. (7:00 pm, Garland Women’s Activities Building, 713 Austin St. [at Glenbrook], downtown Garland)

Muslim Democratic Caucus of Texas Annual Event — “An Iftar with Democrats”. Decade of Ramadan celebration with Democratic friends. Suggested donation is $20 to help cover event expenses. Please RSVP to be included in the guest list. Contact: Aftab Siddiqui 817-706-7495 email to aftab.a.siddiqui AT gmail.com. (7 PM, BBQ Tonite, 2540 Old Denton Rd., Carrolton 75081)

Saturday, July 11:

Fort Worth Chorizo and Menudo Community Breakfast — (9:00 am, Nuevo Leon Restaurant, 1544 Ellis Ave., Fort Worth 76164

Kaufman County Democratic Party — (10:00 am, Office of Dan Wood, Jr., Brin Opera House Bldg., 102 E. Moore Ave., Suite 212, Terrell 75160)

Park Cities Central Dallas Democrats — [Meeting moved from July 4 because of the holiday] Dr. Timothy Bray, Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at the University of Texas Dallas, who will speak to us on poverty in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, and the communities to our north, as a recent study showed a startling increase in poverty in North Texas. Everyone is welcome for this enlightening presentation and discussion. (10:30 AM – 12 PM, University Park Library, 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 200, University Park, TX 75225.)

Mexican American Democrats of Texas – Dallas CAUSA Chapter — Guests are welcome but must RSVP by calling Sylvana Alonzo 972-900-0882. (11 AM, 2223 W. Jefferson, Dallas 75208)

Muslim Democratic Caucus of Dallas County — Contact: Tariq Jaffery, 972-523-7536, email to tjaffery AT gmail.com. (2:30 p.m., Kasbah Grill, 2851 Esters Rd, Irving 75062)

Tuesday, July 14:

Drinking Liberally Addison — Meetings will be on 2nd Tuesdays going forward. (5:30 PM, The Londoner 14930 Midway Rd., Addison)

Dallas County Tejano Democrats — (6:30 pm, La Calle Doce Oak Cliff, 415 W 12th St., Dallas 75208)

Dallas County Young Democrats — (6:30 pm, Sue Ellens, 3903 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas 75219)

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

Irving Democratic Club — (7 PM, Midori’s, 4020 N MacArthur #114, Irving 75038)

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

Wednesday, July 15:

Garland Democratic Woman’s Club — Our speaker will be Dallas County District 1 Commissioner Theresa Daniel. Come and enjoy a drink (my favorite is ice water with lemon) and/or a meal. We will be electing and installing our officers. Please contact our President, Arlene Beasley, at (972) 278-9511 or at arbea25199 AT aol.com for more information. (11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Siciliano’s A Taste of Italy, 2210 W. Buckingham Road, Garland 75042)

Reception and Fundraiser for John R. Ames — Dallas County Tax Assessor/Collector. Watch a video message from John R. Ames and connect with the campaign on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelectames. Complimentary Beverages & Appetizers. RSVP by email to reelectjohnames AT gmail.com. If you plan to donate and wish to be recognized as a sponsor, please email the campaign by Tuesday, July 14, with your pledge. (5:30 to 7:00 p.m., El Fenix – Original Location, Upstairs Room & Patio, 1601 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 75202)

NW Dallas County Democratic Club — (7:30 pm, at Taco Cabana on Webb Chapel, just south of LBJ 635)

Thursday, July 16:


Commissioner Theresa Daniel Birthday Party — Complimentary beverages & grilled cheese sandwiches. RSVP by email to TheresaDanielForCommissioner AT gmail.com. Suggested minimum $20. Sponsorships (please RSVP with your pledge by July 16): American $5000, Parmesan $2500, Swiss $1000, Cheddar $500, Jack $250, Singles $100. (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Dallas Grilled Cheese Co., 310 W. 7th St., Dallas 75208)

Far North Dallas Richardson Democrats — (6:00 pm, Sonny Bryan’s, 1252 W. Campbell Road, Suite 240, Richardson 75080)

Coppell Valley Ranch Democrats — (7:00 pm, Siena Pasta and Pizza, 780 S. MacArthur Blvd., Coppell)

Friday, July 17:

Drinking Liberally for McKinney — (6:30 PM, Cafe Malaga, 107 South Church Street McKinney, 75069)

Saturday, July 18:

North Oak Cliff Democrats — (8:30 am, Norma’s Cafe, 1123 W. Davis St., Dallas 75208)

Rockwall County Democratic Party Breakfast Meeting — Speaker: Jon Bailey, CEO of Rockwall Helping Hands. (9:00 am, Harry Myers Community Center, 815 E. Washington, Rockwall 75087)


Southwest Dallas County Democrats — This month’s guest speakers will be Natalie Baker (at right), Executive Relations Manager, with the Prison Entrepreneurship on “Rethinking Prison”, and and Thelma Clardy, former Desoto Mayor Pro Tem, with a Legislative Update. (10 AM, Southwest Center Mall – Community Room, 3662 W Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas)

Lake Highland White Rock Democrats — (10 AM, The Pointe at CC Young, 4847 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas 75214)

Tuesday, July 21:

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas — (6:30 pm, Ojeda’s Restaurant, 4617 Maple Ave., Dallas)

Friday, July 24:

Tarrant County Democratic Party Jim Wright Flying High Gala — Rescheduled from June 5. Honoring the late Speaker of the House. Sponsorships are still available. Tickets are $125 and includes a meal, beverages, live band, and FUN! Tickets and sponsorship info at this page: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2015jimwrightflyinghighgala. This is the annual fundraiser for the Tarrant County Democratic Party. (7 – 11 PM, Hilton Downtown Fort Worth, 815 Main St, Fort Worth 76102)

Thursday, July 30:


TARA Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Medicare / Medicaid — Texas Alliance for Retired Americans celebrates the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. Join us for this free and fun event! See the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1433737716935973/. (12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Alliance/AFT hall, 334 Centre St. at Bishop in Oak Cliff, Dallas 75208).

Wednesday, August 5:


Judicial Campaign Kickoff for Chika Anyiam For Criminal District Court No. 2. Complimentary Appetizers, Beverages & Valet Parking. Please RSVP by email to chikaforjudge AT gmail.com. (5:30 to 7:30 pm, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 3520 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas 75219)

Monday, August 24:

DCDP Executive Committee Meeting — Quarterly meeting of the Dallas County Democratic Party County Executive Committee, consisting of the County Chair, County Secretary, and Precinct Chairs. (6:30 PM, CWA Hall, 1408 N. Washington at Bryan, Dallas 75204)

Monday, September 7:

DCDP Labor Day Picnic — Details later.

Tuesday, September 15:

Filing begins for Precinct Chairs for 2016 Primary. (9 AM – 5:30 PM, DCDP office, 4209 Parry at Fletcher, Dallas 75223)

Saturday, November 14:

Filing begins for public office for 2016 Primary. (9 AM, DCDP office, 4209 Parry at Fletcher, Dallas 75223)

Monday, December 14:

Filing ends for 2016 Primary for public office and Precinct Chairs. The deadline is set by law for 6 PM. (9 AM – 6 PM, DCDP office, 4209 Parry at Fletcher, Dallas 75223)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016:

Democratic Primary — (Local polling places, 7 AM – 7 PM)

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