Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Monday, April 21, 2008

Upcoming Meetings & Events 080421

Tuesday, April 22:
  • Richardson / North Dallas Democrats (7 PM, La Madeleine Cafe, 1320 W. Campbell Road at Coit, Richardson)
  • Dallas Democrats Meetup (7 PM, La Madeleine, 3072 Mockingbird Ln off Central, Dallas)
Wednesday, April 23:
  • Col. Ann Wright, peace activist and author, speaks. Contact Lydia Dale by email to Ldale AT mail.smu DOT edu. (8 PM, Southern Methodist University Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas)
Thursday, April 24:
  • North Dallas Texas Democratic Women screening of the Academy Award nominated documentary "No End In Sight". "This was the first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy." (6:45 PM, Northaven Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Rd. between Royal & Forest Lanes, 2nd floor, Dallas)
  • Grassroots Democratic Coalition Candidates Night "We welcome all Democratic Party candidates for all offices listed on the Dallas County November General Election ballots. Please RSVP by email to Video.AudioGuys AT verizon DOT net or call 972-496-6789." ($2 per person; 7:30 PM, Black Eye Pea, 7979 Belt Line Rd. at Coit Rd., Richardson)
Friday, April 25:
  • Stonewall Democrats 2008 Candidate Mixer with Stonewall-endorsed candidates in our Oak Lawn neighborhood's sports bar. Free appetizers! (7 PM, Woody's, 4011 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas)
  • Interorganization Council Hamilton Park (7 PM, Hamilton Park UM Church, 11881 Schroeder, Dallas)
Saturday, April 26:
  • 23rd Senatorial District Democratic Organization (9 AM, University of North Texas at Dallas, 7300 Houston School Rd., Dallas)
  • Southwest Dallas County Democrats (11 AM, Luby's, 926 East Highway 67 at Cockrell Hill Road, Duncanville)
Monday, April 28 through Tuesday, May 6:
  • Early Voting for the May 10 local elections for several suburban cities, for Dallas and several other school districts, and a water control district in Balch Springs. This includes a 1.35 billion dollar bond issue for the Dallas ISD. A pdf file of the sample ballot is here, and the Early Voting times and places are here.

Monday, April 28:
  • Old East Dallas Democrats (7 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 4104 Junius St. at Haskell, Dallas)
Tuesday, April 29:
  • Dallas County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting Swearing-in ceremony for Precinct Chairs will take place. (6:30 PM, Communications Workers of America union hall, 1408 N. Washington Ave. at Bryan, Dallas)
Saturday, May 3:
  • Precinct Chair Training 101 (9:30 AM to 1 PM, DCDP office, 4209 Parry Ave. at Fletcher [between Haskell and Peak, 2 blocks south of Interstate 30], Dallas; 214-821-8331)
Wednesday, May 7:
  • Arianna Huffington, author and cofounder of the Huffington Post, sponsored by North Dallas Texas Democratic Women $15 ($20 at the door); pay online at their site. (5:30 Reception; 7 PM Lecture & Book Signing; Plano Convention Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano)
Saturday, May 10:
  • Local Elections in Dallas and several suburbs. (7 AM to 7 PM; locations to be posted later.)
Friday, June 6 through Saturday, June 7:
  • Texas Democratic Party State Convention Details, including a reception Thursday evening, are at this page. (Austin)
Monday, August 25 through Thursday, August 28:
  • Democratic National Convention (Denver)


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