Dallas County Democratic Party Weekly Roundup, November 17, 2015

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Filing Has Begun for Public Office in the 2016 Primary
Filing for candidates for Precinct Chair for the 2016 Democratic Primary began on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Candidates for public office began filing on 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 can get voters to sign to get on the primary ballot in order to avoid paying filing fees), at http://www.dallasdemocrats.org/elections/election-facts.html

Who Has Applied To Be On The Primary Ballot?
As of now, 16 candidates for public office have applied for the 2016 Democratic Primary ballot (one today and two yesterday). Their applications become officially filed when the County Chair, Carol Donovan, signs off on them as valid. This happens within a few days. We have been posting unofficial listings as they happen on the DCDP Twitter page, and also (with known links) at http://stoutdemblog.blogspot.com/

Hundreds Attend DCDP Debate Watch
debate watch
Hundreds of Democrats attended the DCDP Presidential Debate Watch Party on Saturday, November 14, at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. On stage above (in front of a Trump pinata) are some of the sponsors at the event, Dallas County Tax Assessor/Collector John R. Ames, Judge Ken Molberg, Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel, and Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia.

DCDP Office Closed For Thanksgiving Holidays
To allow staff and volunteers to enjoy the holidays with their families and friends, the DCDP office will close at Noon on Wednesday, November 25, and be closed all day on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.

DCDP Executive Committee Meeting
new precinct chairs
On Monday the DCDP Executive Committee (consisting of the County Chair and Precinct Chairs) held their quarterly meeting at the CWA union hall. They heard reports on party activity and finances and elected nine people to fill vacant Precinct Chair positions, in Precincts 1717, 3301, 1061, 2805, 2309, 2901, 3109, 3018, and 4017. (Shown above are some of the new Precinct Chairs at their swearing-in, with County Chair Carol Donovan.)

voting
The Committee also passed three resolutions. They voted unanimously to endorse Dallas’ 13-year-old equal rights ordinance and oppose any current or future attempts to repeal. In a second resolution, they voted to “condemn Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s un-American plan to bar Syrian refugees from Texas. We support President Obama and the Texas Democratic Party’s compassionate stand toward refugees seeking asylum in our great country.” (Precinct Chairs are shown above voting to pass this.) A third resolution called upon the Dallas City Council to reconsider its vote to allow a cement plant to move uphill from a middle school in Oak Cliff.

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)

Saturday, November 14:
Filing began for public office for 2016 Primary. (9 AM – 5:30 PM, Mon-Fri, DCDP office, 4209 Parry at Fletcher, Dallas 75223)

Tuesday, November 17:
Re-election Reception for Judge Eric V. Moye
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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)

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

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas — Tonight our guest speaker is State Rep. Eric Johnson (HD 100). We will also be discussing our options for a new location for 2016 at tonight’s meeting. This is our last formal membership meeting of 2015 and our last meeting to be held at Ojeda’s restaurant. We will be conducting our annual Officers Election as required by our By Laws for the upcoming 2016 calendar year. All members who have been dues current for the past 30 days are eligible to vote in tonight’s election as well as serve as an Officer of Stonewall. (6:30 pm, Ojeda’s Restaurant, 4617 Maple Ave., Dallas)

Wednesday, November 18:
Cleophas R. Steele Jr. Courthouse Naming Ceremony —
steele jr.
In honor of the late Judge and Constable Cleophas R. Steele, Jr., the official naming ceremony of the Cleophas R. Steele, Jr. Courthouse will be held beginning at 10 AM, Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 414 South R. L. Thornton Frwy., Dallas 75203. Please RSVP to 214-653-6671.

Garland Democratic Woman’s Club — The nomination committee will submit an impressive list of candidates for our 2016, 2017 board. We will also welcome nominations from the floor. We will review the new By-Laws and vote on them. Last but very important we will vote on a Logo for GDWC. (11:30 to 1:00 PM, at Siciliano’s Italian Restaurant, 2210 W Buckingham, Garland)

Dallas County East Democrats — (7 pm (come at 6 for networking), Martinez Restaurant, 901 Gross Rd., Mesquite)

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

Thursday, November 19:
Reception for State Representative Rafael Anchia — With Special Guest Congressman Joaquin Castro.
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Individual $100, Bronze 250, Silver 500, Gold 1000, Platinum 2500, Diamond 5000. Facebook event page. (6 – 8:30 PM, Community Beer Company, 1530 Inspiration, Suite 200, Dallas)

Far North Dallas Richardson Democrats — (Come at 6:00 for dinner and socializing and the meeting will start at 7:00 pm., Sonny Bryan’s, 1251 West Campbell Road, Richardson)

Coppell Valley Ranch Democrats — (7:00 pm, Pan Acean, 777 S. MacArthur Blvd., Coppell 75019)

Friday, November 20:
Drinking Liberally for McKinney — (6:30 PM, Cafe Malaga, 107 South Church Street, McKinney 75069)

Saturday, November 21:
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 to 10:00 am, Norma’s Cafe, 1123 W. Davis St., Dallas 75208)

Lake Highlands White Rock Democrats — (10 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 — (10:00 am, Southwest Center Mall, Community Room (near Macy’s), 3662 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas)

Young American Voters Foundation 3rd Annual Leadership Summit — Law Enforcement & City Leadership panel discussion with Q&A. Keynote Speaker Reverend Darryl Grey, of the SCLC. Panelists include Dallas Deputy Mayor Eric Wilson and Constable Roy Williams. More info at this page. (11 AM, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas 75201)

Tuesday, November 24:
Dallas County Texas Democratic Women — (6:30 pm, Sixth floor clubhouse, 1400 Hi Line Drive at 35E, Dallas 75207)

Monday, November 30:
Reception for Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel
theresa daniel
Dallas County Precinct 1. Complimentary Appetizers & Beverages. RSVP by email to TheresaDanielForCommissioner AT gmail.com. (6:00 – 7:30 p.m., 5230 Lobello Drive, Dallas 75229)

Tuesday, December 1:
Reception for Dallas County Democratic Party County Chair Carol Donovan
carol donovan
(5:30 PM, Home of Hon. Harryette Ehrhardt, 5731 Swiss Avenue, Dallas)

Thursday, December 3:
Annual Peace & Justice Awards Dinner — More info on line at http://dpjc.org/event/awards-dinner/ ($75, DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, 8250 N. Central Expressway, Dallas)

Saturday, December 5:
Reception for Barbara Mallory Caraway for Congress —
barbara caraway
Holiday Extravaganza of Songs and Poetry Fundraiser. Tickets $125. Sponsorships $250 – $2700. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/977942122270080/ (5:45 PM, African American Museum of Dallas, 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas 75210)

Monday, December 7:
Stonewall Democrats Annual Holiday Party — We will be presenting our Annual Awards at the Party as well as giving any Judges who participated when the Obergerfell decision was handed down a chance to briefly speak to us about their experience on that day. (7 – 9 PM, Round Up Saloon, Dallas)

Tuesday, December 8:
Reception for Judge Ken Molberg
ken molberg
95th Civil District Court. (6 – 8 PM, 3114 St. John’s Drive, Dallas)

Thursday, December 10:
Reception & Fundraiser for Dallas County Tax Assessor/Collector John R. Ames
john ames
RSVP to ReelectJohnAmes AT gmail.com. (5:30 – 7:00 PM, Times Ten Cellars, 6324 Prospect Ave., Dallas 75214)

Preston Hollow Democrats Holiday Party — Catering by Wendy Krispin plus beer and wine. Live jazz by the Mac 7 Combo. (6:30 – 10 PM, Four Seasons Decorationns, 139 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas 75207)

Saturday, December 12:
Dallas County East Democrats Holiday Party — (7:00 pm, Joe’s Crab Shack, 1340 N. Peachtree Road, Mesquite 75149)

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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