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Mark Bauer is a liberal activist in Tarrant County, leader of Tarrant County for Obama, past President of the Northeast Tarrant Democrats, and 2012 National Delegate. Father of three children, Methodist Sunday School teacher, and aerospace engineer.

Senator Davis in Colleyville, TX

by: easyaim

Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 01:40 PM CDT

  State Senator Wendy Davis was the guest speaker for CEO (Colleyville Executive Organization) on August 8, 2013 in Colleyville, Texas - a suburb of Fort Worth.
 The membership of CEO is primarily company and community leaders who are generally politically conservative but Senator Davis got a warm welcome from the approximately 30 attendees.  The main issues that she stressed included funding (or more accurately, the lack of funding by the Republican legislators) of public schools, water supply, and transportation infrastructure.
 There was one accusatory question from the crowd concerning the cost of the special sessions that the Tea Party is blaming on Senator Davis' filibuster.  However, Wendy very succinctly and clearly explained that it was the Republican leadership's choice to schedule the votes such that a second session was required. (And it went without saying that the third session proved that it was all incompetent Republican leadership - no filibuster required.)

Photos of the event can be found here:

- Mark Bauer   mbauer@coltsoft.com   (817)939-5671

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CSCOPE vs Republican Senators

by: easyaim

Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 07:14 AM CDT

  How many Republicans does it take to kill a non-partisan lesson curriculum used state-wide?  Two. Dan Patrick (R-SD7) and Donna Campbell (R-SD25) have shown that all it takes is two Senators on the Texas Senate Education Committee to close down one of the few teaching tools available to our public schools.
 And the reason for this action? Fear of teaching the truth to our students.  Real history lessons scare Republican conservatives - they feel that we should hide our nation's mistakes and sweep everything under the rug.  More information here.


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Texas Rangers Baseball & Democrats

by: easyaim

Thu May 23, 2013 at 10:32 PM CDT

  On Monday, May 20th, 2013, the Northeast Tarrant County Democrats had a fun outing at the Texas Rangers ballpark to watch the Texas Rangers play the Oakland A's. Behind home plate (and on the third deck) sixty tickets were purchased for Democratic Party supporters and their friends and family.
 It was fun and a great fundraising event for the Northeast Tarrant Democrats.  The proceeds will go to the 2014 campaign season for our Democratic candidates including State Senator Wendy Davis' re-election campaign.
 Photos are here:
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Organizing for Action - Tarrant County

by: easyaim

Sun May 12, 2013 at 02:17 PM CDT

 Erika Rocha, a Fellow with Organizing for Action in North Texas, held one of her first organization meetings at a home in Tarrant County.  Rocha reported on the status of the Immigration Reform bill pending in Congress and the benefits to everyone to bring the immigrants out of the shadows.
 The group discussed a plan of action to bring attention to this important issue. Look for upcoming events in the Fort Worth area to support President Obama's agenda to move the nation forward.  Participants included Mark & Tari Bauer, Eduardo & Maricela Chibli, Mandie Bauer, Becky Rodriguez, and Erika Rocha.
 Photos here:
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Tarrant County has a New Interim County Chair

by: easyaim

Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 07:59 PM CDT

 Deborah Peoples of Fort Worth, a former executive for AT&T, is the new interim Democratic Party Chair for Tarrant County after a special election this Saturday, April 20th.
 Outgoing County Chair Steve Maxwell stepped down after five years of service to the party. The Precinct Chairs of the county gathered to elect the new chair from a slate of four candidates that consisted of Deborah Peoples, Dick Abrams, Randy Daniels, and Lee Henderson.
 One surprise guest was Tarrant County Republican County Chair Jennifer Hall. Steve Maxwell welcomed her and let her know that the Democrats were "going to show you the right way it is done". (The Republicans had a contentious interim chair election a few months ago.)
 In a surprise move, during the five minute speech phase, Lee Henderson withdrew his name from consideration without endorsing any other candidate. It took two rounds of voting with Peoples and Abrams going down to the wire with a very close vote.
 The four hour meeting closed on an upbeat mood with congratulations and promises of cooperation to turn Tarrant County blue.

picture here:

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Democrats at a Tea Party Town Hall Meeting

by: easyaim

Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 08:56 PM CDT

   One of the newest and most conservative state legislators is Giovanni Capriglione who represents House District 98 in northeast Tarrant County.  He has drawn the ire of local Democrats with his bills including HB 1175 promoting school vouchers and HB 706 which allows students to bring guns on to college campuses.
  On Friday, April 12th, Capriglione had a town hall meeting at the Southlake Town Hall.  A total of 25 Democratic Party and progressive activists showed up also.
  Public school advocate Kim Burkett asked Capriglione: why didn't the legislature restore the funding to public schools that they cut in 2011 when the budget is so much better now?   She was not happy with his explanation about spending caps and budget projections. "What he failed to mention was that each of these excuses were legislative-made and solvable for those with the political will to do so. And, frankly, these self-imposed impediments are not the problem of Texas children. They should be solved by the grown-ups that created them instead of punishing students."
    Besides public school advocates, there were representatives from the Northeast Tarrant Democrats, the Mid-Cities Democrats, and Equality Texas.
    Tari Bauer, member of the Northeast Tarrant County Democrats said, "I wanted to let my  representative know that he has constituents on all sides of the political spectrum in the hopes of blunting any extremism. It was a positive experience and Mr. Capriglione thanked us afterwards."

pictures here:

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Northeast Tarrant Democrats Celebrate the Inauguration

by: easyaim

Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 06:10 AM CST

  The Northeast Tarrant County Democrats gathered at the home of Mark & Tari Bauer in Colleyville to watch the inauguration of President Obama on Monday morning, Jan 21.  The local Democrats celebrated with breakfast foods and mimosas and champagne.
 Lee Williams, President of the Northeast Dems remarked, "What a great event to watch together. I know that our group and the nation are anticipating great things for the next four years."
 Photos of the event are here:
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Protesters Greet Governor Perry in North Richland Hills

by: easyaim

Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM CST

  The Governor of Texas was greeted by protesters on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 during his visit to North Texas.  The Northeast Tarrant County Democrats organized a rally to advocate restoring funding for public schools.
 Governor Perry was attending a Tea Party fundraiser at the North Richland Hills Community Center.
 His Tea Party guests got to hear various chants including "Stop the Cuts - Educate Our Future!" and protest signs to remind them that the Republican-led Texas legislature has cut over 5 billion dollars from public schools and may cut more this session.  
 Besides the Northeast Democrats, other groups that participated included Save Texas Schools and other education advocates.

The Star Telegram reported the protest:

as did the Dallas Morning News:

pictures from the protest are here...

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Democrats Welcome the Snowball Express

by: easyaim

Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 00:57 PM CST

The Northeast Tarrant County Democrats organized a welcome committee for the Snowball Express in Fort Worth on Sunday, Dec 2nd. The Snowball Express honors those military families who have lost a loved one in the service of their country with destination vacations for the children and spouses. They were on their way to Billy Bob's to hear Gary Sinise and his band "Lt. Dan Band". Other organizations that were represented include the Southwest Democrats, Organized Labor, Mid-Cities, and Tarrant County for Obama.
 Pictures here:
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Snowball Express in Fort Worth

by: easyaim

Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM CST

  Local Democrats in Fort Worth are going to welcome a convoy of buses of military families who have lost a loved one in military service.  The "Snowball Express" is an organization that honors these family members with outings and events.
  On Sunday morning, the convoy of buses will be going through Fort Worth, down Main Street from downtown to the Stockyards.  They are headed to Billy Bob's where Gary Sinise will be entertaining them with his "Lieutenant Dan Band".
  We're asking everyone to bring their own signs - and we'll have breakfast at El Asadero afterwards.

what:    Welcome the Snowball Express
when:    Sunday, Dec 2, 9:30 am to meet, 10:00 am convoy
where:  El Asadero Restaurant, 1535 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX
optional rsvp:   https://my.barackobama.com/pag...

So far we have the Northeast Dems, Tarrant County for Obama, and the Southwest Tarrant County Democrats participating - everyone is welcome.

Mark Bauer
President, Northeast Tarrant County Democrats
cell:   (817)939-5671
email:  NEDems@coltsoft.com

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