Dallas County, TX Focus
Houston Mayor Bill White is running for Governor of Texas against incumbent Republican and avowed friend of BP Rick Perry. Despite Republican Perry's ability to raise huge donations from oil executives and the very rich (About 20 percent of Perry's money comes from ony 25 wealthy donors who gave at least $50,000 each), Bill White has raised more money than Perry, making this a competitive race.
Rick Perry is the oil company candidate while Bill White has been endorsed by the League of Conservation voters. Burnt Orange Report has also endorsed Bill White and had an excellent endorsement article back in February that is worth a read.
Here is a video from Bill White's campaign:
I hear the Bill White campaign is in particular need of volunteers in Dallas, so you, my readers in Dallas, are in demand. A campaign is only as good as its volunteers, so PLEASE take some time to help out Bill White and defeat BP's buddy, Rick Perry. Your efforts can make a big difference.
DALLAS COUNTY EVENTS: You can find local Dallas County events at the Dallas County Democrats website.
RACIST, ANTI-SEMITIC FANATICS COME TO DALLAS:
The Westboro Baptist Church is one of the nastiest group of hate-mongers in America. They love to have anti-gay and anti-Jewish protests at the funerals of American soldiers and they go to neighborhood synagogues and schools and preach anti-Semitism and homophobia. They came to my neighborhood in Brooklyn some time back. But the story from the inside (told by a son of the Wesboro Cult Leader, Fred Phelps) is even more frightening (story not for the faint of heart).
Well the Wesboro Cult of Hatred recently came to Dallas to protest in front of the Dallas Holocaust Museum (yes...they hate Jews THAT MUCH), and the Gay & Lesbian Resource Center. Dallas showed them their message of intolerance was not welcome:
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
For Dallas Area Democrats between the agaes of 14 and 36.
Renee Hartley, President
Democracy for America Dallas
Contact Name: Michael Thomas
NW Dallas; NE Dallas; SW Dallas; SE Dallas; Central Dallas
Progressive Populist Caucus of Texas
Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus
Contact Name: Shannon Bailey, President
3532 Cedarplaza Lane, Dallas, TX 75209
Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
Contact Name: T. Nobles
P. O. Box 764726, Dallas, Texas 75376
News Group-Meetup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TCBDDallasChapter
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
Contact Name: Jesse Garcia, President
P.O. Box 192305, Dallas, TX 75219
More organizations can be found here.