( - promoted by Phillip Martin)
College Democrats to Meet in Dallas: Is Texas the Next 'Big D'?
Dallas, TX - Texas College Democrats will have their Fall Conference September 18th at the Progressive Center of Texas located at 1409 S. Lamar Street. Speakers and trainings will be announced in the coming weeks. Dallas was one of the last urban areas to turn blue but Obama net gained more votes in Dallas than any other city in Texas.
Southern Methodist University Democrats, who won the bid, is the home of the George W. Bush Presidential library and is on first glance in a conservative area. In 2008, SMU was named #3 among all U.S. colleges for "Most Conservative Students" by the Princeton Review. However, SMU Democrats was one of only two college chapters to qualify for the full five delegates at the TYD 2010 Convention, was the second largest Texas delegation to the CDA 2010 Convention, and SMU Students for Bill White is the third largest SFBW chapter in North Texas, only behind Austin College and UNT.
Former YDA President David Hardt and current YDA Vice President Renee Hartley are from Dallas. The Dallas County Young Democrats is one of the largest Democratic activist organizations in Dallas County, and one of the largest Young Democrats groups in the nation. With almost 600 members, the DCYDs are able to provide strong volunteer support to local Democratic and community events including parades, campaigns and rallies.
Dallas County has been the most productive county in taking back the state house with 4 gains. Also, a Democrat running county-wide in Dallas County hasn't lost since 2004. More importantly, there are more recognized vulnerable Republican state house members in Dallas County than any other county in 2010.
The Metroplex represents a very real prospect for Texas to turn blue. Texans are folks who love common sense and aren't afraid to swim upstream. In a time when Texas Republicans are in the news shouting about "terror babies", stealing taxpayer money for personal expenses, and being recorded to work part-time for a full-time salary---people from across the Lone Star state will look at their ballot and do the only thing a reasonable, rational, logical person would: vote Democratic.
Let's get to work,
Texas College Democrats