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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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  • Friday, May 28, 2010

    Dallas County, TX Focus

    Dallas News:

    The entire City of Dallas has been relocated to the coast.

    Beyond DNA exonerations

    Dozen Dallas officers disciplined for high-speed chase violations

    Auditor: Dallas DA told of constable allegations in 2008

    Who owns your medical data?

    Bill White: "Texas Roots, Texas Values"


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

    Young Democrats of America/Dallas County Young Democrats - The Future is Now Campaign
    Friday, June 4, 2010 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Hotel Indigo
    1933 Main St.
    Dallas, TX 75201

    The Young Democrats of America and Dallas County Young Democrats
    invite you to a reception celebrating The Future Now Campaign
    The Future Now campaign is dedicated to keeping young voters
    engaged and mobilized to vote in EVERY election.

    Grassroots Campaign Training in Dallas
    06/05/2010 - 9:00am - 06/06/2010 - 6:00pm

    The DFA Campaign Academy empowers citizens to manage successful campaigns and even run for office themselves. Co-organized by local DFA volunteers, we shape each DFA Campaign Academy to fit the needs of local progressive activists, staff or candidates.
    You can learn more about the training or sign up at: www.democracyforamerica.com/2010dallastraining


    Robert Miklos Campaign Office Opening and Cookout - Special Guest Gubernatorial Candidate Mayor Bill White
    06/05/2010 - 10:00am

    Saturday June 5th
    10 a.m. Meet and Greet
    11 a.m. Block Walk
    1 p.m. Cookout
    2201 Gus Thomasson Rd., @ Gus Thomasson & I-80

    Right after we kick things off with Mayor White, we’ll take our message directly to the voters. After going door to door, everyone is invited to join me back at campaign office for a cookout.

    RSVP: Joe Cullar 972.757.7818 or Joe@robertmiklos.com

    Park Cities / Central Dallas Democrats
    06/05/2010 - 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

    Dallas County Chapter of Texas Democratic Women
    6:30 PM Monday June 7 at the Progressive Center of Texas 1409 South Lamar Dallas TX 75215

    Dallas County Young Democrats Monthly Meeting
    06/08/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Brooklyn's Jazz 1701 S Lamar St Dallas, TX 75215

    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
    06/10/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Preston Hollow Democrats will meet Thurs, June 10 (monthly, 2nd Thursdays) in the quiet privacy of the Banquet Room of Mei Mei Chinese Restaurant, 10455 N Ctrl Expy at NW corner of Meadow Rd (behind Grandy’s). Networking and Dinner (optional) are available from 5:45pm - 6:30pm, followed promptly by the evening’s program and business meeting at 6:30pm. Coffee, tea, sodas, etc. may be ordered or you may BYOB the beverage of your choice.

    Garland Area Democratic Club
    06/10/2010 - 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
    06/12/2010 - 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

    Metrocrest Democrats
    06/14/2010 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

    The next regular meeting of Metrocrest Democrats will be Monday, June 14, at 6:30pm at the New New Buffet, 3822 Belt Line Road, Addison 75001. Our speaker will be Boyd Richie, Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party. Join us for conversation and dutch-treat supper at 6:30 pm. The program will run from approx. 7 - 8 pm. Coppell Democrats will be joining Metrocrest Democrats for this special event.

    Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
    06/15/2010 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Monthly Meeting
    Moorland YMCA
    907 E. Ledbetter Rd.
    Dallas, TX 75216

    Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
    06/15/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Monthly Meeting

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

    Irving Democrats
    06/15/2010 - 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
    06/16/2010 - 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
    06/17/2010 - 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
    06/19/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am3rd 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.

    Lake Highlands White Rock Democrats
    06/19/2010 - 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)

    Southwest Democrats
    06/19/2010 - 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)

    North Texas Asian Democrats
    06/21/2010 - 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

    Richardson North Dallas Democrats meet at Wizards - 747 North Central Expressway
    06/22/2010 - 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.

    Tonya Parker for Judge Fundraising Reception
    Thursday June 24, 6-8pm
    Brooklyn Jazz Cafe
    1701 South Lamar Street
    Dallas, TX 75215-1942

    - Special guest performance by Grammy Award nominated jazz singer Breggett Rideau.
    - Complimentary Light Appetizers and Cocktails

    North Dallas Texas Democratic Women
    06/24/2010 - 6:45pm - 8:30pm
    Ms. Mavis Knight, member of the State Board of Education, will share her experiences and challenges in working with the SBOE and, most importantly, tell our membership what we can do to help change the composition of the State Board of Education, so that it will no longer be the punch line of late night comedians’ jokes, but will instead allow our State’s children to receive a quality, fact-based education. The nation’s attention was on the SBOE for three days this year as they debated the standards for Texas social studies textbooks. The Republican majority succeeded in giving gun rights the same importance as free speech rights, strengthening references to Christianity and emphasizing “the dangers of overregulation” in textbooks. The Republican majority also voted to de-emphasize Thomas Jefferson, FDR and the establishment clause to the Bill of Rights. Ms. Knight proposed an amendment to the proceedings which would have required Texas students to be taught the reasons the Founding Fathers “protected religious Freedom in America by barring governments from promoting or disfavoring any particular religion over all others.”

    23rd Senate District Democratic Organization
    06/26/2010 - 9:00am - 11:00am
    Meetings on the last Saturday of each month.

    University of North Texas, Hampton Road, Room 242

    Dallas County East Democrats
    06/30/2010 - 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.


    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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