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  • Sunday, October 03, 2010

    Dallas County, TX Focus

    DALLAS ACTION ALERT: Volunteers needed for the Bill White campaign in Dallas.

    Get out the Vote for Bill White:



    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.

    Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez Cites Real Border Security in Bill White Endorsement
    This comes from Dos Centavos:

    “Border security isn’t just a border area issue in our state. There are eight major drug routes in the United States, and three of them go through Dallas. We need to do whatever is necessary to stop the flow of drugs, money and violence. Bill White will act, and his border security plan will be effective.”

    And with that, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez endorsed Bill White for Governor.

    Now, this is the type of endorsement I like to read. The “border violence” problem goes beyond the border because the gun-fights on the other side are all about who gets to cross to our side and use the drug routes to feed the demand for drugs on this side of the border.


    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.


    Keep Dallas County Blue - Precinct Walk
    10/14/2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    10/21/2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    10/28/2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    RSVP to win2010@dallasdemocrats.org or call 214.544.0381 for more details. RSVP required 24 hours in advance so we can prepare a list for you. You will work with a partner and receive complete training. It's a great chance to work with other Democrats and elected officials and candidates. Meet up location and further details will be provided when you RSVP.

    Dallas County Democratic Party 10th Annual Fish Fry
    10/15/2010 - 6:30pm

    Friday, October 15 · 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location Sokol Hall
    7448 Greenville Ave
    Dallas, TX
    Created By
    Dallas County Democratic Party
    More Info The 10th Annual DCDP Fish Fry is scheduled for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15. Save the date! Details coming soon.

    $25 Sustaining Members
    $35 Individuals

    Interested in becoming a sustaining member? It's a cinch! Give us a call at 214.821.8331 for information!


    Hank Gilbert, Democrat for Commissioner of Agriculture

    Tejanos endorsement video:



    Please volunteer with Hank Gilbert's campaign. Or if you can't do that, please contribute.


    Eddie Bernice Johnson for Congress:



    Congresswoman Johnson has been endorsed by:

    Alliance for Retired Americans
    Sierra Club
    Sierra Club -- Lone Star Chapter
    Humane Society
    Texas Nurses Association
    American Nurses Association
    Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
    National Education Association
    Planned Parenthood
    International Association of Firefighters
    Citizens for Global Solutions

    Find out more from Eddie Bernice Johnson's website.


    DALLAS COUNTY EVENTS: You can find local Dallas County events at the Dallas County Democrats website.


    BLOGGING DALLAS: Some Local Blogs

    Dallas Progress: Local blog about politics, development, technology, social media, business, and whatever else comes to mind.

    DALLAS SOUTH: Blogging Dallas, Black/African-American Issues, Barack Obama, elections and more


    Stonewall Democrats of Dallas is an organization of politically active individuals working for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community in the city of Dallas and the state of Texas.

    Website: http://www.stonewalldemocratsofdallas.org

    General Membership Meetings are held on the the 3rd Tuesday of every month. We welcome visitors and those interested in possible Membership, to attend our meetings!

    Location: Ojeda's, 4617 Maple Ave. Dallas TX 75219
    When: 6:30 PM


    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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