Dallas County Democratic Party Weekly Roundup, October 6, 2015

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NBC 5 Wall of Fame
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Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Carol Donovan made her mark on the NBC DFW “Wall of Fame” before taping Lone Star Politics: Vote Blue! Vote Democratic! – at NBC DFW.

First Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party October 13
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We are at capacity for our first debate watch party at the Angelika, and a waitlist is available.

Hosted by:
Tax Assessor/Collector John R. Ames
Judge Phyllis Lister Brown
Judge Dominique Collins
Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel
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.

Next Friday: 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.

Tickets are $35 — except for DCDP Precinct Chairs and Sustaining Members, it’s just $25.

Tickets and contributions are online here: dallasdemocrats.org

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

Thursday, October 8:
Preston Hollow Democrats —
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Tina Yoo-Clinton, Judge, Dallas County Criminal Court No. 8, will speak on the 7 proposed Amendments to the Texas Constitution. Copies of the explanation and text of the proposed Amendments will be available at the meeting. (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
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)

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)

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 (6:30 pm Meet and Greet, 6:45pm program, Plano Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway, Plano 75093)

Garland Area Democratic Club —
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If you’ve still got questions about the seven propositions that’ll appear on the ballot, you’re not alone. Find answers this Thursday evening when county commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel, who earned her doctorate in public affairs and public administration, will be on hand to discuss the proposed amendments and their hidden consequences. Then join us for refreshments and fellowship afterward. (7 p.m., Garland Women’s Activities Building, 713 Austin St. at Glenbrook, Garland 75040

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)

Drinking Liberally Plano — (6:30 p.m., Rugby House Pub, 8604 Preston Road #100, Plano)

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

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., Attorney at Law, Brin Opera House Bldg., 102 E. Moore Ave., Suite 212, Terrell 75160)

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

Muslim Democratic Caucus of Dallas County — (2:30 pm, Kasbah Grill, 2851 Esters Rd., Irving 75062)

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, and Dominique Collins, Judge of Criminal District Court No. 4, 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.

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)

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

First Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party — Hosted by: Tax Assessor/Collector John R. Ames, Judge Phyllis Lister Brown, Judge Dominique Collins, Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel, 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 —
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)

Thursday, October 15:
Far North Dallas Richardson Democrats — (6:00 pm, Sonny Bryan’s, 1252 W. Campbell Road, Suite 240, Richardson 75080)

Friday, October 16:
Dallas Democratic Forum: The Second Amendment: What It Means Today in Texas — Co-sponsoring with the Federalist Society. A panel discussion with Alan Gura, Carl Cecere, Marsha Fishman (Organizing for Action, Activist against Gun Violence), and Andrew Oldham (Deputy General Counsel, Texas Governor Greg Abbott), moderated by Frederick C. Moss (Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law). 2015 Patron & Sustaining Forum Members — Free, 2015 Regular Members — $25, Non Members — $40. RSVP by Wednesday, October 14 by email to wdgriggs AT yahoo.com. (11:30 am Registration/Buffet, 12:00 Noon Program; The Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue at Olive, Dallas 75201)

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:
Garland Democratic Woman’s Club —
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7 propositions on November 3, 2015 ballot? We would like to help you understand the concept of each constitutional amendment. Please visit Dallascountyvotes.org or votetexas.gov and print out a copy of a sample ballot and bring it to our meeting. Oct 21, we are discussing the 7 propositions on Nov 3, 2016 ballot. The program will be lead by Katherine McGovern. (11:30 AM – 1 PM, Siciliano’s Italian Restaurant , 2210 W Buckingham, Garland)

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)

Thursday, October 22:
North Dallas Texas democratic Women’s Club —
Mike Collier, our candidate for Texas Comptroller in 2014, he has traveled the state on his “Listening tour” and presented his 2014 Election Report to TDP Chairman Hinojosa. He will lay out his findings to the women of NDTDW. (6:45 pm, Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Rd., Dallas)

Tuesday, October 27:
Re-Election Reception for Judge Dominique Collins — Criminal District Court No. 4. Beverages & Appetizers. Valet Parking. (5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Dallas Chop House, 1717 Main Street, Suite 100, Dallas 75201)

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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