Dallas County Democratic Party, Weekly Roundup September 15, 2015

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Lake Highlands / White Rock Democrats Annual Chili Supper
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This year the Lake Highlands / White Rock Democrats will be holding their Annual Chili Supper on this Sunday, September 20, from 5 to 9 PM, at Winfrey Point, White Rock Trail, Dallas 75218. Socialize, have dinner, hear a speaker, entertainment and a great time. Tickets ($15) and Sponsorships (from Serrano Pepper – $50.00 up to Habanera Pepper – $150.00) are available on line at this page: https://lakehighlandwhiterockdemocrats.wildapricot.org/event-1927133

Democrats at Anti-Trump Rally
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On Monday, lots of Democrats joined some 4000 to 5000 people who rallied and marched against the appearance in Dallas of Republican candidate for Demogogue-in-Chief Donald Trump. Present and former Democratic legislators spoke to the large crowd (including Roberto Alonzo and Domingo Garcia), as did DCDP Chair Carol Donovan. (Shown below, Rep. Alonzo at the rally with the Trump pinata.)

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At the Rally Against Hate, Donovan said “Trump is a schoolyard bully who picks on anybody who doesn’t look like him! Stand up to that bully!”

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She released this message to the media: “Republicans are attacking our families every day. This racist, anti-Latino, anti-immigrant, and anti-woman rhetoric has to stop. Texas Democrats know that we are a nation of immigrants and every child born in America is a United States citizen.

“Dallas Democrats are the champions of Dallas families and are committed to expanding opportunity for all. We believe that hate has no place in politics. That’s why we continue to fight for higher wages to help families get ahead, strong neighborhood schools for our children, and fair, comprehensive immigration reform that keeps families together and ensures a pathway to citizenship.”

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Earlier she spoke with WBAP at the DCDP office about Trump’s hateful speech against anyone who doesn’t look like him.

Dallas County Judicial Reception Benefiting the DCDP
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Lakewood Country Club
1912 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas 75214
Complimentary Beverages & Appetizers
Complimentary Valet Parking

Donations & Sponsorships:
1) Donate online at www.DallasDemocrats.org
2) Or mail check made out to Dallas County Democratic Party, 4209 Parry Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75223
To sponsor this event and be recognized, email your pledge by September 28th to eventrsvp AT dallasdemocrats.org and give at one of the following levels: $2500 Platinum, $1000 Gold, $500 Silver, $250 Bronze, $100 Friendship

UNDERWRITING HOST:
Hon. Joe Kendall, Kendall Law Group, LLP

CURRENT SPONSORS:
Law Office of Lynda Lee Weaver
Hon. Carol Donovan
Hon. Ken Molberg
Hon. Eric V. Moyé
Hon. Dale Tillery
Hon. Phyllis Lister Brown
Hon. John Creuzot
Hon. Gracie Lewis
Hon. Ken Tapscott
Hon. D’Metria Benson
Hon. Brandon Birmingham
Susan & David Bradley
Hon. Tena Callahan
Hon. Dr. Theresa Daniel
Law Office of J. Darlene Ewing
Hon. Dennise Garcia
Hon. Bonnie Goldstein
Hon. Mark Greenberg
Hon. Martin Hoffman
Law Office of Maricela Moore
Hon. Craig Smith
Hon. Brenda Hull Thompson
Hon. Emily Tobolowsky
Hon. Roy Williams Jr.

WANTED: Phone Volunteers
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.

First Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party October 13
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
Filing for candidates for Precinct Chair for the 2016 Democratic Primary begins TODAY, 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.

Note to Precinct Chairs and candidates for Precinct Chair:
the current term will end twenty days after the 2016 Primary Runoff. If you want to be elected to the next two-year term, you will need to file for the Primary ballot. You can find a link to the form and more information about Precinct Chairs at this page:

http://www.dallasdemocrats.org/about/precinct-chairs.html

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

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas — This month we will not have a Speaker per se but an Appreciation Night for all of the Dallas County Judges and County Officials who were ready on June 26th, 2015, when the Obergefell decision was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Married couples have been invited to tell their story and share their experience that day. There will be cake! (Conversation at 6 PM, meeting at 6:30 pm, Ojeda’s Restaurant, 4617 Maple Ave., Dallas)

Collin County Young Democrats — (6:30 PM, Mexigo, 6205 Coit Road Ste 396, Plano 75024)

Wednesday, September 16:
Garland Democratic Woman’s Club — Our speaker will be Denise Rodriguez of Planned Parenthood. (11:30 AM – 1 PM, Siciliano’s Restaurant, 2210 W. Buckingham, Garland)

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)

Metrocrest Democrats GOP Presidential Debate Watch Party — The first (“kid’s table”) debate begins at 5pm, the main debate begins at 7pm. On the Border has a happy hour lasting until 7pm, and another one starts at 9pm, so come early or stay late for a good deal. During the second, main debate, we will play GOP Debate Bingo and there will be prizes. $10 donation suggested. (On the Border, 4855 Belt Line in Addison)

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

Thursday, September 17:
Coppell Valley Ranch Democrats —
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Our speaker will be Chika Anyiam, one of the candidates for Judge, Criminal District Court No. 2. (Socialize 6:30 PM, meeting 7 PM, NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION: Pan Acean, 777 S. MacArthur Blvd., Coppell 75019)

Far North Dallas Richardson Democrats — (7:00 PM, Sonny Bryan’s 1251 West Campbell Road, Richardson)

Friday, September 18:
Drinking Liberally for McKinney — (6:30 PM, Cafe Malaga, 107 South Church Street McKinney, 75069)

Saturday, September 19:
Dallas County East Democrats Coffee Social — (8am – 10am, Every Saturday at Panera Bread, 18641 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Mesquite 75150)

North Oak Cliff Democrats — (8:30 – 10 AM, Norma’s Cafe 1123 W. Davis St., Dallas 75208)

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)

Rockwall Democratic Monthly Breakfast — (9 – 11 am, Harry Myers Community Center, 815 East Washington, Rockwall 75087)

Lake Highlands White Rock Democrats — (10:00 am, The Pointe Center for the Arts and Education, CC Young Retirement Community, 4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas 75214)

Southwest Dallas County Democrats — (10 AM, Southwest Center Mall – Community Room, 3662 W Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas)

Mexican American Democrats of Texas — Dallas CAUSA Chapter. (11:00 am, 2223 W. Jefferson, Dallas 75208)

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)

Sunday, September 20:
Lake Highlands / White Rock Democrats Annual Chili Supper — (See article above.) Read more or tickets at this page: https://lakehighlandwhiterockdemocrats.wildapricot.org/event-1927133 (5 – 9 PM, Winfrey Point, White Rock Trail, Dallas 75218)

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)

Dallas County Texas Democratic Women — (6:30 pm, Sixth floor clubhouse, 1400 Hi Line Drive at 35E, Dallas 75207)

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)

Thursday, September 24:
NDTDW — First Assistant Prosecutor Messina Madison speaking on the DA’s Domestic Violence Task Force. (6:45 PM, Northhaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Rd., Dallas)

Campaign Reception for Marilynn Mayse for Judge
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For Criminal District Court No. 2. (6 – 8 PM, Salazar Center lobby, 2201 Main at Cesar Chavez, Dallas 75201)

Tuesday, September 29:
Dallas County Judicial Reception — Benefiting the Dallas County Democratic Party. Complimentary Beverages & Appetizers. Complimentary Valet Parking. See article above for sponsorship information. (5:30 – 7:30 pm, Lakewood Country Club, 1912 Abrams Road, Dallas 75214)

Thursday, October 1:
An Evening in Support of Judge Phyllis Lister Brown
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(5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Wild Salsa, 1800 Main Street, Dallas 75201)

An evening with David K. Shipler — Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of The Working Poor: Invisible in America and Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword. Presented by HP Kids Read. (7:30 PM, Highland Park High School Auditorium)

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)

Friday, October 9:
State Representative Eric Johnson 6th Annual Texas/OU Weekend Birthday Fundraiser — Tickets $50. Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/436092783245085/ (11:30 AM – 1 PM, Mattito’s Tex-Mes, 3102 Oak Lawn, Dallas)

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)

Saturday, October 31:
Incarceration Nation: Mass Incarceration & The New Jim Crow —
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Community Discussion with featured panelist State Representative Roberto Alonzo, District 104. Hosted by Justice League of Texas. (11 AM – 1 PM, Light of the World Family Life Center, 7408 S. Hampton Road, Dallas 75232)

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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