Dallas County Democratic Party Weekly Roundup, September 22, 2015

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National Voter Registration Day
national voter reg day
TODAY’s Challenge: Ask 5 friends if they are registered to vote.

October 5 is the last day to get registered to vote for this November!

The Dallas County Elections Department is holding a county-wide event today. Read more about locations and times on their website at this pdf: http://www.dallascountyvotes.org/wp-content/uploads/2015_DCNVRD.pdf

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

Individual Tickets: Suggested minimum to attend $25 per person.
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

Hon. Joe Kendall, Kendall Law Group, LLP

Law Office of Lynda Lee Weaver
Quentin Brogdon
Hon. Carol Donovan & Dan 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
Hon. Angela King
Law Office of Maricela Moore
Hon. Nancy Mulder
Hon. Craig Smith
Hon. Brenda Hull Thompson
Hon. Emily Tobolowsky
Hon. Roy Williams Jr.

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.

Sponsor The DCDP Fish Fry
fish fry
Each year this event is our largest gathering of Democratic voters, officeholders and candidates, coming together for food, fellowship, and fun. Our celebration is Friday, October 16, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., once again at the Sokol Hall, 7448 Greenville Avenue, Dallas.

Please become a Fish Fry sponsor at the highest level you can! Printing deadlines are quickly approaching, so get your reply in by September 29. All sponsorship levels will be recognized on the invitations. The sponsorship levels are:
Killer Whale – $5,000: includes 10 event tickets, recognition on all promotional materials, and from the podium at the event.
Piranha – $2,500: includes 8 event tickets and recognition on all promotional materials.
Barracuda – $1,000: includes 6 event tickets and recognition on all promotional materials.
Shark – $500: includes 4 event tickets and recognition on all promotional materials.
Swordfish – $250: includes 2 event tickets and recognition on all promotional materials.
Sailfish – $125: includes 2 event tickets and recognition on the invitation.

Sponsorship contributions can be made online here:

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.

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 began on 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:


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

Tuesday, September 22:
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
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

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

Saturday, September 26:
Dallas County East Democrats Coffee Social — (8 am – 10 am, Every Saturday at Panera Bread, 18641 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Mesquite 75150)

Rowlett Democratic Club — (5:00 pm, First Christian Church, 7301 Miller Rd. at Chiesa Rd., northeast corner, Rowlett)

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)

Wednesday, October 30:
Dallas County East Democrats — Meet the LAST Wednesday of each Month. (6 PM networking, 7 PM meeting, Martinez Restaurant, 901 Gross Rd., Mesquite)

Thursday, October 1:
An Evening in Support of Judge Phyllis Lister Brown
(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 —
ann richards
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 —
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 —
eric johnson
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)

Reception for State Representative Toni Rose — Tickets $50. Sponsorships $250 to $2500. For more info call 214-280-1869. (12:30 – 2 PM, Clutch Bar, 2520 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 75201)

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)

Friday, October 16:
DCDP Fifteenth Annual Fish Fry —
fish fry
See article above for information about Sponsorships. (6:30 – 8:30 PM, Sokol Hall, 7448 Greenville, Dallas)

Saturday, October 31:
Incarceration Nation: Mass Incarceration & The New Jim Crow —
incarceration nation
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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