Dallas County Democratic Party Weekly Roundup, September 1

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DCDP Labor Day Picnic
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Celebrate Labor Day at the 18th Annual Dallas County Democratic Party Labor Day Picnic next Monday, September 7, 2015. From noon to 4 PM, join your fellow Democrats, including elected officials and candidates. We will meet again at the usual place, 4930 Military Parkway [the former Catholic Czech Club], Dallas 75227.

This event is FREE, and it’s the best kind of Texas picnic: It’s inside with air-conditioning! Fried chicken, hot dogs and iced tea will be provided at no cost. Just bring your favorite casserole, side dish, salad or dessert.

Take advantage of this well-attended event by advertising your club, business and/or campaign in one or more of the following ways:

· For $20 per slide, your information will be included in a continuous slideshow at the Picnic;
· For $30, you can display information on half of a table at the Picnic;
· For $50, you can display information on a full table at the Picnic; or
· For $150, you can be listed as a sponsor of the Picnic. Sponsorship includes a slideshow slide, a display table, and your listing on marketing, event signage and the DCDP website.

To sponsor the Picnic or reserve a table, half-table or slide, contact Carmen Ayala at the DCDP office at 214-821-8331 or email to laborday AT dallasdemocrats.org. Your advertising and/or sponsorship will support the ongoing work of the Party.

Garland Labor Day Parade Float
Notice to All 2016 Candidates for Dallas County Positions: Every Labor Day the Garland Area Democratic Club has a float in the Garland Labor Day Parade. Our float displays candidate posters. If you would like your posters to be on our float please contact Jack Blackshear, 214-679-7175 or email to blackshear.jack AT yahoo.com. You will need 2 posters, one for each side. Posters must be received by Sunday, September 6th.

Join Our Team as a Fall Fellow
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The Dallas County Democratic Party is looking for fellows/volunteers for the DCDP Fall Fellowship Program. If you are an enthusiastic and open-minded individual who wants to learn how to get involved in the grassroots movement of the 2016 Elections to make a direct impact in the community, we look forward to hearing from you.

The Dallas County Democratic Party Fellowship Program is designed to provide prospective organizers with training and experience in grassroots campaigning.

DCDP Fellows will be directly involved in dynamic local, statewide and national campaigns, and they will learn first-hand how to use voter contact methods and online organizing to increase community engagement, mobilize supporters, and communicate with voters countywide.The program is a 15-20 hour per week commitment, and Fellows will be directly responsible for organizing events, managing volunteers, and talking to voters about the issues at stake this election.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through September 7. Please answer the following questions and provide a resume and cover letter for consideration. If you want to learn how make a difference in the Primary and Presidential election, apply today and join our family! Apply online here.

WANTED: Phone Volunteers
WANTED: Phone Volunteers
WHEN: Now!
WHERE: at the DCDP office or at your home, your choice
PURPOSE: to call potential Precinct Chairs for precincts with vacancies

The DCDP needs phone volunteers who can call designated lists of potential Precinct Chairs with strong Democratic voting histories. So far, this method has proven successful in recruiting new Precinct Chairs, but we still have lots of precinct chair vacancies to fill.

If you are willing to help us make calls, at the DCDP office or at home, please call DCDP Operations Director Carmen Ayala at the DCDP office at 214-821-8331. Let us know when you are available, and we will have your list ready for you.

Thank you!

–Carol Donovan, Chair, Dallas County Democratic Party

First Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party October 13
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Hosted by:
Tax Assessor/Collector John R. Ames
Judge Phyllis Lister Brown
Judge Dominique Collins
Judge Ken Molberg
Judge Eric V. Moyé
Victoria Neave for State Representative, District 107
Democracy Toolbox

No matter which Democratic candidate you’re rooting for, join hundreds of Dallas Democrats as we watch the first debate of the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential contenders.

The first debate takes place in Nevada, and we’ll watch from the Angelika Film Center Dallas, conveniently located at Mockingbird Station, with plenty of public parking and on the DART line.
Thanks to our hosts, the event is free to attend. Registration is required to help us track attendee count, in case we need to rent a larger or additional theater. Click here to register.

Set out your Democratic T-shirts and flare, and make plans to join us:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Angelika Film Center, 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 75206

If you’re on Facebook, here’s our Facebook event to share.

Election This November 3, 2015
On Tuesday, November 3, 2015, we can all vote on seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. You can find the ballot language and explanations at http://votetexas.gov/november-3-2015-constitutional-amendment-election-explanatory-statements

As always, we need more election clerks to help hold this election, especially bilingual ones, as well as some Alternate Election Judges and a few Election Judges. You can read more about the tasks and requirements, and find a link to the application, at http://www.dallasdemocrats.org/elections/election-worker-registry.html

Filing for the 2016 Primary
Candidates for Precinct Chair can’t file for the 2016 Democratic Primary until Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Candidates for public office can’t file until Saturday, November 14, 2014. Filing ends for candidates for both Precinct Chair and for public office on Monday, December 14, 2015, and is set by law to end at 6 PM.

Find more information about running for public office and links to forms for filing for the primary, filing of campaign treasurers, filing fees, and to the petition forms that candidates for JP and Judge have to get voters to sign to get on the primary ballot (or that other candidates can use to avoid paying filing fees), at http://www.dallasdemocrats.org/elections/election-facts.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 email the editor: BillHowellDCDP AT Yahoo.com.)

Tuesday, September 1:
Reception for Carol Donovan —
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Chair, Dallas County Democratic Party. RSVP by email to carolfordcdp AT gmail.com. Facebook event page and sponsors at https://www.facebook.com/events/807605609353889/ Donate online at https://plasso.co/s/dc59NXAadg (6:00 – 8:00 PM, Home of Regina Montoya & Paul Coggins, 5230 Lobello Drive, Dallas 75229)

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

Friday, September 4:
Drinking Liberally Allen — (6:30 PM, Two Rows, 711 Central Expy., Allen 75013)

Saturday, September 5:
Dallas County East Democrats Coffee Social — No meeting, just come socialize and casually chat with local Democratic neighbors. (8 – 10 AM, every Saturday at Panera Bread, 18641 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy., Mesquite 75150)

Block-walk for Victoria Neave for State Rep. 107 — Block-walks are planned for September 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2015. Please click on the link to select the shifts during which you can Volunteer for Victoria: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/8957361260565956608. For more information follow us at www.Facebook.com/VictoriaforTexas or on Twitter and Instagram @Victoria4Texas. (9:00 am to 7:30 pm)

State Representative Yvonne Davis Salute to the Stars of District 111 — RSVP to 972-274-1627. (9 AM – 11 AM, Methodist Charlton Medical Center – Auditorium, 3500 W. Wheatland Road, Dallas 75237)

Dallas Chorizo and Menudo Community Breakfast — (9 AM, El Ranchito Restaurant, 610 W Jefferson Blvd., Dallas 75208)

Jobs with Justice Rally and March — The theme of this year’s hearing will be “Community, Faith, and Labor: Forward Together Addressing Child Poverty.” (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Martin Luther King Jr Family Clinic, 2922 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Dallas)

Park Cities Central Dallas Dems — Josh Gravens, former Chair of Texas Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, Soros Justice Fellow, and community activist and organizer on the issues of criminal justice, race, and economic disparity. He will be speaking to us on recent legislative successes and defeats, including those involved with reforming juvenile justice sex offender policies. He will also tell us abut a new organization which is seeking to restore democracy for those involved in our criminal justice system. (10:30 AM, University Park Library, 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 200, University Park 75225)

Rockwall Democratic Men’s Meeting — (12 – 1:30 PM, Napoli Italian Restaurant, 407 S Goliad, Rockwall)

Labor Day, Past, Present and Future — With Gene Lantz, President Texas Alliance for Retired Americans. Speaking at College of Complexes meeting. $3 plus $5 food or drink purchase. (6 PM, Barbec’s Restaurant, 8948 Garland Road, Dallas 75218)

Sunday, September 6:
Block-walk for Victoria Neave for State Rep. 107 — Block-walks are planned for September 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2015. Please click on the link to select the shifts during which you can Volunteer for Victoria: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/8957361260565956608. For more information follow us at www.Facebook.com/VictoriaforTexas or on Twitter and Instagram @Victoria4Texas. (9 am to 4 pm)

Collin County Democrats Labor Day Chili Cook Off — A little competition will spice up the event as teams compete for a Grand Prize worth fighting for! Ribbons will be given for best recipe, best showmanship, best presentation, and any other best achievement that we can think of! Contact Neal Bert at (972) 333-3309 to enter your team! (6:00 – 9:00 PM, Towne Lake Recreation Area, McKinney)

Monday, September 7:
AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast — Order tickets ($30 individual, $300 table) through Pam Resendiz at 214-826-4808. (8:30 AM, 1700 Rodeo Dr., Mesquite 75149)

DCDP Annual Labor Day Picnic — See article above. Free. Sponsorships and tables available for candidates and Democratic organizations. (Noon to 4 PM, 4930 Military Pkwy. [formerly the Catholic Czech Club], Dallas 75227)

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

Tuesday, September 8:
Campaign Kickoff and Fundraiser for Victoria Neave for State Representative
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For House District 107. Complimentary Wine and Appetizers. To be recognized as a name sponsor, please click here: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/1896279994802440192 You can also email us to Info AT VictoriaforTexas.com with your pledge and sponsorship level. A donation is not required, but we would greatly appreciate a minimum contribution of $50. (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Times Ten Cellars Too, 2018 Kidwell St., Dallas 75218)

Dallas County Young Democrats — (6:30 pm, Sue Ellen’s, 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, Senter Park East, 228 Chamberlain, Irving)

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

Thursday, September 10:
Re-election Reception for Judge Ken Molberg
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95th Civil District Court. Beverages & Appetizers. Complimentary Valet Parking. Sponsor Levels: Platinum $5000, Gold $2500, Silver $1000, Bronze $500, Copper $250. To be recognized, RSVP with your pledge by Wednesday September 9. Donate online at https://plasso.co/s/3gCqpDRWf2 or bring your donation to the event. RSVP by email to JudgeMolberg AT gmail.com. (6 – 8 PM, Home of Carmen Mitchell, 3865 W. Bay Circle, Dallas 75214)

Preston Hollow Democrats —
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Mike Collier, our 2014 Comptroller candidate, will provide an overview of the 84th Legislature in terms of our State’s fiscal policies and budget. (6:00 p.m., Preston Royal Library Auditorium, 5626 Royal Lane, Dallas 75229)

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

Garland Area Democratic Club — (7:00 pm, Garland Women’s Activities Building, 713 Austin St. [at Glenbrook], Garland)

Saturday, September 12:
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Community Appreciation Day —
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Health Screenings, Live Music, Food, Special Recognitions. To celebrate all the people who make District 30 great. (11 AM – 2 PM, Virginia Weaver Park, 631 Somerset Dr., Cedar Hill

Sunday, September 13:
Texas Style Democratic Meet And Greet — Elected officials and 2016 candidates. Join Dallas County Democratic Precinct Chairs and friends. RSVP via email to vwalton77 AT yahoo.com or send text to 972-365-4669. (1 – 5 PM, Selena’s Event House, 2734 E. Ledbetter, Dallas 75216)

Monday, September 14:
Dallas Democratic Forum: Criminal Justice Reform in Texas with Sen. Royce West —
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RSVP by Thursday, September 10, by email to wdgriggs AT yahoo.com. Voicemail line: 214-855-7151. (11:30 am Registration/Buffet, 12:00 Noon Program, The Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue at Olive, Dallas 75201)

Dallas County Tejano Democrats — [Moved from Sept. 7.] (6:30 p.m., La Calle Doce Mexican Seafood Restaurant, 415 East 12th Street, Dallas 75208)

Tuesday, September 15:
Filing begins for Precinct Chairs for 2016 Primary. (9 AM – 5:30 PM, DCDP office, 4209 Parry at Fletcher, Dallas 75223)

Wednesday, September 16:
WOW Dems “Its Too Hot to Cook!” Fundraiser —
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Menu includes: Bread and olive oil, House or Caesar Salad, Main course choice of chicken piccata, tilapia, pasta trio or pasta primavera. Includes pasta and veggies for chicken and fish dishes, Dessert, Soft drink/tea/coffee [BYOB] Tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased on ActBlue at http://bit.ly/wowdemsabocas. (6 PM, Aboca’s Italian Grill, Richardson Heights Village, 100 S. Central Expy. #63 [at Beltline], Richardson 75080)

Saturday, September 19:
NAACP Garland 25th Freedom Fund Brunch — And Silent Auction. Keynote Speaker: Niambi Tillman FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge. Brunch table: $450.00. Individual tickets: $45.00. For more information please contact Gwendolyn Daniels, Corporate Sponsorships Chairperson 972-381-5044 Box #5. (Silent Auction 9 AM, Brunch 10 AM, Hyatt Place Garland, 5101 George Bush Highway, Garland 75040)

Dallas County East Democrats 5th Annual Casino Night —
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$25 Tickets (or sponsorships) on-line at https://sites.google.com/a/daced.org/daced/programs Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Shannon Long 214-586-5856 or Barbara Rojas 214-718-9605. (7 PM, Courtyard by Marriott, 2300 I-30, Mesquite 75150)

Tuesday, September 22:
A Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton in support of Hillary for America — Contribution levels: $1,000, $2,700 (includes picture with Hillary). To contribute or RSVP go to: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/ticketed-events/conversation-hillary-sep-22-1/?raiser=112322 (Time [morning]to be determined, at the home of Marc and Wendy Stanley, Dallas, Address provided upon RSVP)

Wednesday, September 23:
Ribfest for Judge Eric V. Moye —
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14th Civil District Court. Barbecue & Beverages. (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 3400 Carlisle Ave., Suite 550, Dallas 75204)

Saturday, October 3:
Collin County Democrats Ann Richards Gala —
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Joaquin Castro, US Congressman for the 20th District of Texas and Chief Deputy Whip for the House Democratic Leadership, will deliver the keynote speech. He will be joined on the podium by Mike Collier, Finance Co-Chair for the Texas Democratic Party. All proceeds go to support the Democratic Party of Collin County. For more information see http://www.collindemocrats.org/2015-ann-richards-dinner/ For tickets ($75) and sponsorships ($250 – $5000) see https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/annrichards (6:30 pm, Hilton Garden Inn, 705 Central Expressway S. [at Bethany], Allen 75013)

Monday, October 5:
Re-election Campaign Reception for Marc Veasey — Suggested Contributions: $2,700 – Sponsor, $1,000 – Host, $500 – Supporter, $250 – Friend. PAC Sponsorships: $5,000 – Sponsor, $2,500 – Co-Sponsor, $1,000 – Supporter. Contact us by email to RSVP at MarcVeasey.com or by phone at (817) 446-8222. (5:30 – 7:30 pm, Joe T. Garcia’s Restaurant, 2201 N. Commerce St., Fort Worth 76164)

Thursday, October 8:
State Representative Yvonne Davis Annual Fundraiser & Fashion Show —
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For more information call 972.274.1627. (6:30 PM, Edison’s, 1724 Cockrell Ave., Dallas 75215)

Tuesday, October 13:
First Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party — Hosted by: Tax Assessor/Collector John R. Ames, Judge Phyllis Lister Brown, Judge Dominique Collins, Judge Ken Molberg, Judge Eric V. Moyé, Victoria Neave for State Representative District 107, and Democracy Toolbox. Thanks to our hosts, the event is free to attend. Registration is required to help us track attendee count, in case we need to rent a larger or additional theater. Register online at https://dallasdemsdebatewatch.eventbrite.com Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/301469453310704 (7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station, 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 75206)

Tuesday, November 3:
Constitutional Amendment Election — Seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. See ballot language and explanatory statements at http://votetexas.gov/november-3-2015-constitutional-amendment-election-explanatory-statements (7 AM – 7 PM, local precinct polling places)

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 — (7 AM – 7 PM, Local precinct polling places)

Saturday, March 19, 2016:
Senate District Conventions — (Various locations and times)

Thursday, June 16 through Saturday, June 18, 2016:
Texas Democratic Party State Convention — San Antonio

Monday, July 25 through Thursday, July 28, 2016:
Democratic National Convention — Philadelphia

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