Dallas County Democratic Party Weekly Roundup, Sept. 29, 2015

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Stand With Planned Parenthood
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Congressman Marc Veasey standing with Planned Parenthood on national Pink Out Day. His statement: “Today on National #PinkOut Day, I am proud to demonstrate my unwavering support for Planned Parenthood in the wake of House Republicans’ most recent assault on women’s health. If House Republicans are successful, the current health crisis facing poor women in Texas could soon be the same crisis facing women across this country. Today and every day, let’s stand up for women and their families to make sure they have access to the resources they need like affordable contraception and preventative screenings.”

TONIGHT: 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

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

Donations & Sponsorships:
Donate online at www.DallasDemocrats.org

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

SPONSORS (UPDATED):
Law Office of Lynda Lee Weaver
Ackels & Ackels, LLP
George & Christie Aguilar
Hasan Ansari
Chika Anyiam for Judge
Barry Barnett
James Bell
Hon. D’Metria Benson
Hon. Brandon Birmingham
Mark Blenden
Susan & David Bradley
Quentin Brogdon
Hon. Phyllis Lister Brown
Alan L. Busch
Hon. Tena Callahan
Sean Cox
Hon. John Creuzot
Amanda & Jeff Dalton
Hon. Dr. Theresa Daniel
Cassandra Davis
Hon. Carol Donovan & Dan Donovan
Law Office of J. Darlene Ewing
Hon. King Fifer
Hon. Dennise Garcia
Hon. Bonnie Goldstein
Reina Gonzalez
Hon. Lisa Green
Hon. Mark Greenberg
Hallett & Perrin PC
Hon. Teresa Hawthorne
Hon. Martin Hoffman
Hollingsworth Walker Attorneys
Hon. Juan Jasso
Law Office of Wesley Johnson
Hon. Angela King
Peter Kraus
Hon. Gracie Lewis
Hon. Marty Lowy
Hon. Ken Molberg
Hon. Sally Montgomery
Law Office of Maricela Moore
Hon. Eric V. Moyé
Hon. Nancy Mulder
Hon. Dan Patterson
Monica Pinon
Brian & Valerie Robbins
Randall Roberts
Larry Rolle
John Sherwood
Hon. Craig Smith
John Stilwell
Hon. Ken Tapscott
Hon. Brenda Hull Thompson
Hon. Dale Tillery
Hon. Emily Tobolowsky
Nona Walker
Hon. H. Ron White
Hon. Chris Wilmoth
Carol Wilson
Hon. Roy Williams Jr.
Wanda Zamorano

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
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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
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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:

SPONSORSHIPS:
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:
http://form.jotform.com/form/2622557608

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:

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

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
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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)

Friday, October 2:
Drinking Liberally Allen — (6:30 PM, Two Rows, 711 Central Expy., Allen 75013)

Saturday, October 3:
Dallas County East Democrats Coffee Social — (8am – 10am, Every Saturday at Panera Bread, 18641 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Mesquite 75150)

Dallas Chorizo and Menudo Community Breakfast — (9:00 am, El Ranchito Restaurant, 610 W Jefferson Blvd., Dallas 75208)

Park Cities / Central Dallas Democrats — John Fullinwider, Co-Founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality and award-winning educator and community organizer, will report on the work he and Collette Flanagan are doing to prevent police brutality here in Dallas. We will also vote on an amendment to our PCCDD Constitution. (10:30 am to 12:00 pm, University Park Public Library, 3rd floor, 8383 Preston Center Plaza Suite 200, University Park 75225)

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)

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

DCDP VAN Training — VAN Training is available to Precinct Chairs and volunteers who have access to the Voter Activation Network (VAN). Everyone who needs help as a first time VAN user or VAN refresher is urged to come! Those who are not familiar with computer use or not acclimated with newer technology are more than welcome to attend because trainers will help all users at the level they are most comfortable with. (6:30 p.m. at the Party Headquarters on 4209 Parry Ave. Dallas 75223)

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

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)

WOW Dems — Kristin Houle of the “Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty” will speak. Kristin Houle of the “Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty” will speak at the next WOW Dems General Meeting October 8 at the (6:30pm Meet and Greet, 6:45pm program, Plano Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway, Plano 75093)

Friday, October 9:
State Representative Eric Johnson 6th Annual Texas/OU Weekend Birthday Fundraiser —
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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)

Fundraising Reception for Representative Toni Rose —
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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)

Grand Celebration for Senator Royce West
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Business attire. Hors d’oeuvres. RSVP by Oct. 7 to 214-9GO-WEST or email to to dlewis AT roycewest.org. (2 – 4 PM, Hilton Anatole Hotel, Wedgwood Room, Tower Entrance, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas)

Monday, October 12:
Tarrant County Democratic Party Golf Tournament — Ramon Romero, Texas State Representative, Honorary Tournament Chair. RSVP – 817-335-8683. More info and register on line at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/golftournament2015 (1:00 PM – Registration and Sign-In, 2:00 PM – Shotgun Start, Iron Horse Golf Club, 6200 Skylark Circle, North Richland Hills 76180)

Metrocrest Democrats — Gracie Lewis, Judge of Criminal District Court No.3 (at right), and Dominique Collins, Judge of Criminal District Court No. 4 (below at right), are both proponents of diversion programs, Judge Lewis for Youthful Offenders and Judge Collins for Veterans. The presence of these judges makes a difference in the lives of offenders and their families because of the diversion programs they develop and implement, and in reductions in the overall prison population with all of the attendant costs to society. They will discuss those programs and the ramifications of the new Grand Jury selection process. (6 PM meet and mingle, 7 PM meeting, NewNew Buffet, 3822 Belt Line Rd [southeast corner of Marsh Lane and Belt Line])

Tuesday, October 13:
Drinking Liberally Addison — Debate watch and meeting. (5:30 pm, The Londoner 14930 Midway Rd, Addison)

Irving Democrats — Irving Democrats will not hold its regularly scheduled meeting this month. Instead, we are encouraging our members to join the Dallas County Democratic Party Debate Watch event at the Angelika.

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)

Wednesday, October 14:
Fundraiser for Victoria Neave for State Representative —
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for House District 107. To RSVP and/or Co-Sponsor: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-5379566678191306752 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 6711 Velasco Ave., Dallas 75214)

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

Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 30: — Early Voting for November 3, 2015 Election for Constitutional Amendments — See dates, times, and locations at this pdf: http://www.dallascountyvotes.org/wp-content/uploads/EVLocations.pdf

Wednesday, October 21:
North Texas Asian Democrats Fall Festival and Beer Tasting — To benefit our 2016 voter outreach efforts. You can download our event flyer here for more information: http://tinyurl.com/NTADFallFest2015 Email questions about our event to mwong AT airmail.net. (6 – 8 pm, Braindead Brewing, 2625 Main St, Dallas 75226)

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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