Dallas County Democratic Party Weekly Roundup, October 13, 2015

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TONIGHT: First Democratic Presidential Debate Watch
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We are now AT CAPACITY for our first debate watch party at the Angelika.

Six hundred Democrats have registered to attend the Dallas County Democratic Party’s first 2016 Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party featuring Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee. All candidates are united by common Democratic values – quality education for our children, equal pay at work, safe communities to live in, and affordable health care for all.

Attendees will cheer on their favorite candidate and play Debate Bingo. Thanks to several elected officials and candidates, the event is free to the public.

Dallas County Judges Ken Molberg and Phyllis Lister Brown will MC from the Angelika’s two largest theaters.

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

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. We are NOW AT CAPACITY for our first debate watch party.

Set out your Democratic T-shirts, 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.

DCDP Debate Bingo Cards and Other Watch Parties
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If you couldn’t make it to the Dallas County Democratic Party’s Debate Watch Party tonight, you can still play along at home with our DCDP Debate Watch Bingo Cards. Download them and print from this nine-page pdf:
http://dallasdemocrats.org/site_files/DemocraticDebateBingo.pdf

There are also several other smaller area watches going on tonight:
Drinking Liberally Addison — The Londoner in Addison. RSVP YES if you are attending on the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/979849028738746/

Collin County Dems — Rugby House Pub, 8604 Preston Road #100, Plano. The room is reserved for 6:00 p.m for those who plan to order dinner., the Debate starts at 7:00 p.m. Email events AT collincountydemocrats.org if you have questions.

Lewisville Drinking Liberally — Tierney’s Cafe & Tavern, 208 E Main St, Lewisville. On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/490480164462406/

Denton County Dems — 7:00 for social time and dinner together. Debate starts at 8:00. Drunken Donkey Bar & Grill, 3350 Unicorn Lake, Denton. On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/976381759090298/

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

Our Generous Sponsors (as of Oct. 13):
Killer Whale:
Hon. Joe Kendall

Piranha:
CWA – AFL-CIO Local 6215

Barracuda:
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson
Hon. Royce West

Shark:
Hon. Carol C. Donovan
Hon. Eric Johnson
Lisa Elaine McKnight
Jason Mattox
Hon. Ken Molberg
McLarty POPE, LLP
Hon. Ken Tapscott

Swordfish:
Hasan Ansari
J. Shannon Bailey
Elizabeth A. “Betty” Boyer
Hon. David W. Bradley
Dwaine Caraway
Hon. John Creuzot
Steven Engwall
Hon. Darlene Ewing
Hon. King Fifer
Deborah M. Floyd
Rollin Gary & Catalina Garcia
Hon. Mark Greenberg
Marcy C Helfand
Hon. Martin J. Hoffman
Hon. Katy Hubener
Hon. Gracie Lewis
Don Maison
Janice Lee Mattox
Hon. Pauline Medrano
Hon. Sally Montgomery
Thomas Mumey & Clinton Swingle
Brent & Betty Rosenthal
Judy Shure & Jim Mattingly
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas PAC
Robert N Udashen
Nancy Woertendyke

Sailfish:
Bobby Abtahi
Lawrence E. Ackels, Jr.
Hon. John R Ames
Bruce Anton
Chika Anyiam
Vivienne Armstrong
Hon. Rebecca L Arredondo
Jennifer Bennett
Hon. Brandon Birmingham
Michael Bonesio
Janie Bush
Jack Caffey
J. Scott Chase
Susan P. Chizeck
Michael L Dailey
Dallas County East Democrats PAC
Eli Davis
Mary Clare Fabishak
Far North Dallas Democrats
Rachel Baker Ford
Gary V. Garcia
Hon. Carl Ginsberg
Phillip & Gloria Gray
Paul S. Heller
Jan Hemphill Howell
Carol Jablonski
Tom Jacob
Hon. Juan Jasso
David & Carol Kent
Linda & Stephen Love
Laurie A McClurg
Brian & Katherine McGovern
Hon. Michael B. McPhail
Marilynn S Mayse
Hon. Nancy Mulder
Rosa & James Orenstein
Park Cities/Central Dallas Democrats
Hon. Dan Patterson
Preston Hollow Democrats
Liz Roberts
Barbara E Rosenberg
Hon. Doug Skemp
Gene Soslow
Carl Tillery
Steve A. Tillery
Nancy Wang
John Wellik
Hon. Ernest B. White, III
Jenee Whitener
Dr. Beverly J Wunderlin

October Club of the Month: The Garland Area Democratic Club
The Garland Area Democratic Club is a community of progressives in the Garland and greater Dallas area seeking to promote Democratic/Progressive ideals; to elect progressive candidates to local, state, and national office; and to generally make the world a better place.

They meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Garland Women’s Activities Building at 713 Austin St., Garland, 75040.

For more information, like their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garland-Area-Democratic-Club-114741511897433/timeline/

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, 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. We are now at capacity. Thanks to our hosts, the event is free to attend. 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:
Jobs With Justice Movie Night: The Hand That Feeds — Free. An inspiring story about a popular bakery cafe where residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. (7 PM, CWA Hall, 1408 N Washington Ave, Dallas)

Thursday, October 15:
Far North Dallas Richardson Democrats — Our speaker will be Dr. Timothy Bray who will speak to us about poverty in Dallas and what can be done about it. Dr. Bray is Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at the University of Texas at Dallas. FNDRD Treasurer and Political Science Professor at Collin College, Bob Franklin, will also do a short presentation on the propositions on the November 3, 2015 ballot. (Socializing at 6:30 p.m. with program to start at 7:00 p.m., 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. Tickets $35, or $25 for DCDP Precinct Chairs and Sustaining Members. (6:30 – 8:30 PM, Sokol Hall, 7448 Greenville, Dallas)

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

Saturday, October 17:
Dallas County East Democrats Coffee Social —
(8 – 10 am, Every Saturday at Panera Bread, 18641 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Mesquite 75150)

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

Lake Highlands White Rock Democrats — (10:00 am, The Pointe Center for the Arts and Education on campus of 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)

Collin County Democrats — Third Saturday Educational Forum Series Hosted by the Democratic Party of Collin County. Speaker: Ms.Sandy Greyson, Dallas City Councilwoman, District 12, who represents the portion of Dallas in Collin County. Will Present the Program “Involvement in Your Local Community”. (10 AM, Collin County Community College Library, Room L201 A/BSpring Creek Campus Off Jupiter Road (South of Spring Creek Campus Ballpark), 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano 75074)

Sunday, October 18:
Fundraiser for Laura Irvin —
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For State House District 102. Music will be provided by the Trinity River Dixie Kings. Recommended Minimum Contribution $25. Sponsorships from $50 to $1000. RSVP and pay online at http://www.laurairvinfortexas.com/meet-greet. (2 – 4 PM, 6912 Spanky Branch Court, Dallas 75248)

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

Monday, October 19:
North Texas Asian Democrats — (7:30 pm, Jeng Chi Restaurant, 400 N. Greenville Ave. Suite 11, Richardson 75081)

Tuesday, October 20:
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas — Our Guest Speaker this month is Dr. John Carlo, CEO of AIDSArms. (6:30 – 8:30 pm, Ojeda’s Restaurant, 4617 Maple Ave., Dallas)

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

Wednesday, 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 led by Katherine McGovern. (11:30 AM – 1 PM, Siciliano’s Italian Restaurant , 2210 W Buckingham, Garland)

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 NOTE: date moved from Oct. 14th. (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 6711 Velasco Ave., Dallas 75214)

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)

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

Thursday, October 22:
Fundraiser for Victoria Neave for State Representative — for House District 107. To RSVP or Co-Sponsor: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/7808380405633058816 (6 – 8 pm, Casita Tex-Mex, 5807 Blackwell St., Dallas 75231)

North Dallas Texas democratic Women’s Club —
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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)

Thursday, October 29:
Hats off to Helen —
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Reception honoring State Representative Helen Giddings, House District 109. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Debra Jones at 214.943.4120 or email monihobbs1 AT gmail.com. Contribution levels: $5000 Top Hat, $2,500 Derby, $1,000 Fedora, $500 Cowboy, $250 Beret, $100 Baseball Cap. Individual contributions accepted at the door. (5:30 to 7:30 pm, The African American Museum, 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas 75210)

Reception for Dr. Theresa Daniel —
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Commissioner, Dallas County District 1. Complimentary appetizers and beverages. Drive to the top of the driveway for valet. To be recognized as a sponsor, RSVP to the campaign by Wednesday, October 28, and give at one of the following levels: $5000 Platinum, $2500 Gold, $1000 Silver, $500 Bronze, $250 Copper. Donate online at https://plasso.co/s/Fecf3ROySe (6 – 7:30 p.m., 5110 Southbrook Drive, Dallas 75209)

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)

Rowlett Democratic Club — Guest Speaker Kelly Hart, Senior Directory of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Greater Dallas. Also discussion of Proposed Amendments to the Texas Constitution – Voting November 3. (3 PM, First Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 7301 Miller Rd., Rowlett)

Monday, November 2:
Campaign Reception for Darlene Ewing —
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For Judge, 254th Family District Court. Complimentary Beverages & Appetizers. Valet Parking. To sponsor, RSVP with pledge by Friday, October 30th by emai to darleneewingforjudge AT gmail.com. Sponsor levels: $5000 Platinum, $2500 Gold, $1000 Silver, $500 Bronze, $250. Online at https://plasso.co/s/zfAbszDstR (5:30 to 7:30 pm, Wild Salsa, 1800 Main St., Ste. 100, Dallas 75201)

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)

Tuesday, November 17:
Re-election Reception for Judge Eric V. Moyé —
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14th Civil District Court. To be recognized as a sponsor, please RSVP to the campaign by Monday, November 16, and give at one of the following levels: $5000 Platinum, $2500 Gold, $1000 Silver, $500 Bronze, $250 Copper. RSVP: judgemoye AT gmail.com. Contributions & Sponsorships Donate online at www.JudgeMoye.com (6 – 7:30 PM, 3820 Southwestern Blvd., Dallas 75225)

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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