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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Saturday, January 30, 2010

    Dallas County, TX Focus

    NEWS FROM DALLAS:

    Dallas Public Television Excludes Public Candidates

    Debunking Dallas crime stats

    Pete Sessions Continues Abysmal Leadership for NRCC


    DALLAS COUNTY EVENTS:(excerpted from the Dallas County Democrats)

    Park Cities / Central Dallas Democrats
    02/06/2010 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Usually meets the 1st Saturday of each month.

    Dallas Public Oak Lawn
    4100 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX
    (214) 670-1359

    Metrocrest Democrats
    02/08/2010 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Metrocrest Democrats normally meets on the second Monday of even numbered months at 7 PM at New New Buffet, 3822 Belt Line Rd., Addison 75001.

    Happy Hour--North Oak Cliff Democrats
    02/09/2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monthly happy hour with Democrats in the north part of Oak Cliff. http://northoakcliffdems.bravehost.com/

    Beckley Brewhouse, 1111 N. Beckley Ave at Zang

    Dallas County Young Democrats
    02/09/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Zubar
    2012 Greenville Ave.
    Dallas, TX 75206

    Join DCYD at our Monthly Membership meeting.

    Happy Hour begins at 6:30
    Meeting starts at 7:00

    For more information please visit www.dallasyoungdemocrats.org

    Preston Hollow Democrats
    02/11/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Preston Hollow Democrats are invited to meet at Popolo's restaurant to celebrate our victories and plan for the future! Please call Roger Grape at 214-502-7084 to RSVP so that we can tell Popolo's how many to expect.

    Garland Area Democratic Club
    02/11/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Meetings 2nd Thursday of every month

    Garland Women's Activities Building
    713 Austin St
    Garland, TX 75040-6306

    Grand Prairie Democrats
    02/13/2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am
    Grand Prairie Democrats
    Dates: Every Second Saturday
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Where: Avion Village Clubhouse
    800 Skyline Rd.
    Grand Prairie, Texas

    North Texas Asian Democrats
    02/15/2010 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Every 3rd Monday of each Month
    From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Hunan Dynasty
    8150 N Macarthur Blvd
    Irving, TX 75063

    Early Voting
    02/16/2010 - 8:00am - 02/26/2010 - 5:00pm
    VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

    Dates and times are as follows:
    Tuesday - Friday (February 16 - February 19): 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, February 20: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday, February 21: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Monday - Friday (February 22-26): 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
    02/16/2010 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Monthly Meeting
    Moorland YMCA
    907 E. Ledbetter Rd.
    Dallas, TX 75216

    Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
    02/16/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Monthly Meeting

    6:30 PM
    Ojeda's Restaurant
    4617 Maple Ave
    Dallas, TX

    Irving Democratic Club
    02/16/2010 - 7:00pm
    The IDC will be meeting every second month in 2010. The meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of even-numbered months at 7 p.m. at Senter Park East Building 228 Chamberlain Street in Irving unless an advance notice otherwise is sent out.

    February meeting: Reception for all Democratic Primary Candidates-Bring materials. Special Guest: State Dist. 106 Rep. Kirk England who will discuss legislative activities taking place in 2010.

    April meeting: Reception and Forum for Local Candidates in the May Election

    Garland Democratic Women's Club
    02/17/2010 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Garland Democratic Woman's Club meets at
    Siciliano's Taste of Italy
    2210 W. Buckingham
    Garland, TX
    at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month

    Drinking Liberally Addison
    02/18/2010 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Join your local liberal drinking club for good food and good brews. Promoting democracy one pint at a time! Every 3rd Thursday unless otherwise noted. 6pm to 8:30pm at The Quarter, 15201 Addison Rd in Addison. http://livingliberally.org

    Far North Dallas Democrats
    02/18/2010 - 6:45pm - 8:30pm
    Far North Dallas Democrats is an activist group primarily located in the Far North Dallas area.

    www.farnorthdallasdemocrats.org

    Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
    1251 W Campbell Rd
    Richardson, TX 75080-2971
    (972) 664-9494

    North Oak Cliff Democrats
    02/20/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
    3rd Saturday Monthly breakfast at Norma's Cafe in the east room (that requires a right turn when you walk in the door....sorry). Come by for a casual breakfast with Democrats of North Oak Cliff. No agenda, no minutes, just a relaxed social opportunity. Meet your neighbors and local candidates.

    Most folks show up around 9 or so. Some of us at 8:30. Stay until 10 or so.

    Southwest Democrats
    02/20/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Meet the Third Saturday each month, 10 AM
    next meeting June 20th

    Ranch Steakhouse
    1435 N HWY 67, Ste 200
    Cedar Hill, Texas 75104 (Wintergreen Exit)

    Lake Highlands White Rock Democrats
    02/20/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    LHWR Democrats Monthly Meeting 10:00 a.m. until Noon @ Dancemasters, 10675 E. Northwest Hwy., Dallas
    $5.00 donation at the door to help defray meeting expenses.
    Contact: Al Ortiz, President (214-349-1082)

    Jefferson and Jackson Day Dinner
    02/20/2010 - 7:00pm
    The Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner has been scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2010

    Location: Union Station - 400 South Houston, Dallas, TX

    Cocktails start at 7:00 p.m. - Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.

    Tickets available at Party Headquarters. For more information contact the Party Office at 214-821-8331.

    Old East Dallas Democrats
    02/22/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Upcoming March 2, 2010 Primary:
    Come meet candidates before you vote

    Because the Democrats are expected to win all/most
    county races in November, the Primary choices are crucial.
    There will be time for discussion and questions.
    Early voting starts February 15, 2010.

    Meetings are the 4th Monday of the Month

    La Calle Doce, 1925 Skillman St Dallas, TX 75206

    Dallas Democrats Meetup
    02/23/2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Come meet Democratic Primary candidates and talk about all the issues that have come up both in D.C. and in our local politics! Healthcare, the environment, the governor race, the ever-closer and important March, 2010, primary.

    Join others who want to learn what's going on and share opinions about the issues of our time. Bring your own concerns, causes and ideas and find how to connect with the network of Democratic and progressive groups in the Dallas area.

    East Dallas Democrats
    02/24/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    We meet at Martinez Restaurant on 901 Gross Rd, Mesquite, TX. This club serves SE Dallas (Pleasant Grove and Kleberg/Rylie), Mesquite, Seagoville, and Balch Springs.

    23rd Senate District Democratic Organization
    02/27/2010 - 9:00am - 11:00am
    Meetings on the last Saturday of each month.

    University of North Texas, Hampton Road, Room 242

    Primary Election Day
    03/02/2010 - 7:00am - 7:00pm
    The Texas Democratic Primary is March 2, 2010. For general voting information, please visit the Dallas Elections Website http://www.dalcoelections.org/
    VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!


    Biodiesel in Dallas:

    Biodiesel is an American produced fuel that is cleaner than traditional diesel. Up to B20 (a 20% blend of biodiesel and traditional diesel) any diesel engine, car or truck, can run on it. Above B20, some older engines may have problems but newer diesel engines should be ok. Here are some gas stations selling biodiesel near Dallas/Ft. Worth:

    Loves: 1501 W Highway 287, Midlothian, TX 76065, 972-775-2820. Offers B5 (good for any diesel engine). Open 24 HRS.

    Green Spot Market and Fuels: 702 N Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75218, 214-319-7768 Offers B5 (good for any diesel engine) and B99 (good for newer diesel engines, may not be good in some older engines). Open 6AM-9PM.

    Texas Biotech Inc. 614 111th Street, Arlington, TX 76011, 817-633-3139 Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine) and B99 (good for newer diesel engines, may not be good in some older engines). Open 7AM-5PM M-F ; 9A,-3PM SATURDAY; CLOSED SUNDAY

    Carls Corner Truck Stop: I35E and FM 2959, Hillsboro, TX 76645, 254-582-8433. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine).

    Loves Store #299: 715 S Central Expressway, Anna, TX 75409, 972-924-3683. Offers B5 (good for any diesel engine). Open 24 HRS.

    DFW Biodiesel: 2561 E Long Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76137, 817-875-5147. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine) and B100 (good for newer diesel engines, may not be good in some older engines). Open 24 HOURS.

    Drivers Truckstop/Valero: 3201 N Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76106, 817-624-3975. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine). Open 24 HRS


    Find out about the Dallas County DA Office, one of the more advanced DA's office in the nation and the reason I became inspired to focus on Dallas County. They have championed a program to confirm the guilt of convicted felons to ensure that the REAL criminals are taken off the street. Their efforts have been extremely successful. And find out about careers with the Dallas DA Department.


    DALLAS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATIONS:

    Dallas County Young Democrats
    URL: http://www.dallasyoungdemocrats.org
    For Dallas Area Democrats between the agaes of 14 and 36.
    Renee Hartley, President
    Email: president@dallasyoungdemocrats.org

    Democracy for America Dallas
    URL: http://www.dfalink.com/dallas
    Contact Name: Michael Thomas
    Phone: 214-403-8657
    NW Dallas; NE Dallas; SW Dallas; SE Dallas; Central Dallas

    Progressive Populist Caucus of Texas
    URL: http://www.texaspopulists.com

    Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus
    URL: http://www.stonewalldemocrats.org/texas
    Contact Name: Shannon Bailey, President
    Email: texas@stonewalldemocrats.org
    3532 Cedarplaza Lane, Dallas, TX 75209

    Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
    Contact Name: T. Nobles
    Email: tcbddallas@yahoo.com
    Phone: 214-264-8483
    P. O. Box 764726, Dallas, Texas 75376
    News Group-Meetup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TCBDDallasChapter

    Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
    URL: www.stonewalldemocratsofdallas.org
    Contact Name: Jesse Garcia, President
    Email: info@stonewalldemocratsofdallas.org
    Phone: 214-500-7066
    P.O. Box 192305, Dallas, TX 75219

    More organizations can be found here.

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