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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).

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Friday, May 14, 2010

    Dallas County, TX Focus

    Dallas News:

    Planned Fort Worth-McKinney rail line to seek private partner

    Bill White the Man on the Move, Winning Over Moderates

    Dallas Morning News Editorial says Forensic Panels Should Meet in Public

    Terri Hodge Sentenced To One Year In Prison

    Incarceration for DWI fails without treatment

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

    North Oak Cliff Democrats
    05/15/2010 - 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
    05/15/2010 - 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 Annual Picnic
    05/15/2010 - 11:00am
    Flag Pole Hill Pavilion
    8100 Doran Circle
    East Northwest Hwy at Buckner Blvd

    $5 (kids 12 and under no charge)

    ~ Meet the Democratic candidates
    ~ Spirited conversation on upcoming elections
    ~ Great food – hotdogs, chips, & drinks provided
    (What did you expect? It’s a picnic!)
    ~ Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share

    For more information contact -
    Sally White 214-660-4947 sallywht@att.net
    Al Ortiz 214-349-1082 ortiz@sbcglobal.net

    North Texas Asian Democrats
    05/17/2010 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    North Texas Asian Democrats

    Every 3rd Monday of each Month
    From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Hunan Dynasty
    8150 N Macarthur Blvd
    Irving, TX 75063

    Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
    05/18/2010 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Monthly Meeting
    Moorland YMCA
    907 E. Ledbetter Rd.
    Dallas, TX 75216

    Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
    05/18/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Monthly Meeting

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

    Irving Democrats
    05/18/2010 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    The regular meeting of the Irving Democratic Club (IDC) is scheduled to meet at 6:30 pm at the Irving Senter East Building.

    Garland Democratic Women's Club
    05/19/2010 - 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

    Far North Dallas Democrats
    05/20/2010 - 6:45pm - 8:30pm
    Far North Dallas Democrats is an activist group primarily located in the Far North Dallas area


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

    Coppell Democrats
    05/20/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    The Coppell Democrats will meet on the third Thursdays of odd-numbered months at 7 p.m. at Siena Pasta & Pizza, 780 S Macarthur Blvd # 100, Coppell (new location).

    Precinct Chair Training
    05/22/2010 - 10:00am
    There is a Precinct Chair Training Class scheduled for Saturday May 22 @ 10 a.m. at the Dallas County Democratic Party Headquarters, 4209 Parry Avenue, Dallas, TX 75223. This meeting will be open to new Precinct Chairs or those who need a refresher course.

    Richardson North Dallas Democrats meet at Wizards - 747 North Central Expressway
    05/25/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    The Richardson/North Dallas Democrats meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

    The Richardson/North Dallas Democratic Club will next meet on Tuesday, March 23, at 7 P.M. at Wizard's Sports Cafe, 747 North Central Expressway, Richardson. Detailed information and analysis of the primary will be available, as well as the appearance of run-off candidates.

    East Dallas Democrats
    05/26/2010 - 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
    05/29/2010 - 9:00am - 11:00am
    Meetings on the last Saturday of each month.

    University of North Texas, Hampton Road, Room 242

    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 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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