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Thursday, August 16, 2018: Voter Registrar Training

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Sonny Bryan’s

FREE training to get deputized to register voters in Dallas County. Once deputized, you can help us REGISTER VOTERS:
– high school & college students at back-to-school events
– first time voters
– new residents.
If you’ve been deputized before, check to see if your status is expired or come get a refresher.

PLEASE RSVP ON FACEBOOK OR MEETUP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND SO WE HAVE ENOUGH MATERIALS. (Our last training packed the room!)

Come early to get dinner and a seat. Training starts at 7pm.

 

Upcoming Events

Democratic Candidates Meet and Greet: Colin Allred, Ana-Maria Ramos, Brandy Chambers, Mark Phariss, Wini Cannon
Monday August 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Café Gecko (1381 W Campbell Rd)

North Texas Jewish Democratic Council Presents Congressman Beto O’Rourke
Tuesday August 14, 11:00 a.m., Richardson Civic Center (411 West Arapaho Road)

North Texas Jewish Democratic Council Presents Justin Nelson for Attorney General
Wednesday September 5, 6 p.m., Home of Bob Franklin and Lenna Webb (17201 Hidden Glen Drive)

 


MEETING REPORTS

 

Thursday, July 19, 2018: Christopher Cambises of Refugee Services of Texas, Nathan Johnson for Texas Senate District 16

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Sonny Bryan’s

 

Topics: Refugee resettlement in Texas, Texas Senate District 16 election

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Chris Cambises (RSTX Area Director) spoke to our club about the impact the administration’s policy changes have had on Texas, the largest refugee resettlement state. Even though refugees are rigurously screened and 80% of them are self-sufficient within 6 months of arrival, the resettlement process has been made even more difficult and the refugee admission number, the lowest in history, is being treated as a maximum rather than a goal.

Read: Refugee Arrivals June 2018 – Report Card | The Rigorous Process of Screening Refugees for Resettlement to the United States | Refugee Resettlement in the United States

Get involved: RSTX.org

 

Texas Senate District 16 candidate Nathan Johnson reminded us only two state senate seats need to flip to block the Republicans’ destructive agenda and vote in measures benefiting local communities. He shared good news about his campaign and the passion and committment of his team, who have been reaching many thousands of voters. Recent polls show Nathan within 1 point of his opponent!

 

We were joined by Mauri Long for Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3, Place 2 and Chika Anyiam for Judge of Criminal District Court #7.

 

 

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018: Alexa Garcia-Ditta and Emily Martin of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Sonny Bryan’s

 

Topic: How to talk about abortion

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Alexa Garcia-Ditta (NARAL Communications Director) and Emily Martin (NARAL Program Director) spoke about constructive ways to discuss abortion as a personal healthcare decision that should be available and affordable. Both speakers underlined the importance of holding conversations from a place of values rather than emotions or hostility, by finding common core values — such as autonomy, fair treatment, recognizing unique circumstances, health and wellbeing — and following up with facts.
Find plenty more information and ways to help at prochoicetexas.org.

 

We were joined by Ana-Maria Ramos for Texas HD102, Aly Eber on behalf of Colin Allred for Texas CD32, and Marilynn Mayse for Dallas County Court of Criminal Appeals No. 2.

 

 

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018: Carol Donovan, Lillian Salerno

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Sonny Bryan’s

 

Topics: Dallas County Democratic Party coordinated campaign, Texas 32nd Congressional District

Dallas County Democratic Chair Carol Donovan spoke to the club about the coordinated campaign, which starts after the primary runoff election on May 22 and will work to promote all the Democratic candidates on the general election ballot. In preparation for the kickoff, the county party has created a development council to reach out to more local supporters and a unity council to help unify the efforts of area Democratic clubs and Resistance groups.

 

Texas CD32 candidate Lillian Salerno addressed the vital need to win CD32—to stop the national GOP leaders from tearing down the essential programs that help Texans’ lives. Lillian mentioned the three most important local issues as being healthcare prices, access to public education, and economic justice.