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North Oak Cliff Democrats

Dallas, Texas 75208

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April showers bring...

Well folks, May is upon us. We have our next happy hour at 5:30 PM on May 28th at PhD, 1300 W Davis St.

 

May 4th is the bond election and our chance to choose some of our Appraisal District board members. Please vote, the turnout has been very low.

 

May 28th is the Democratic Primary runoff race, the big one is for Dallas County Sheriff. Marian Brown and Lupe Valdez are facing off. Please make sure you vote. Early voting begins on Monday May 20th.

April Pints & Politics

Hi folks, we had a busy spring with the primaries and candidates. Our next meeting is on Tuesday April 30th, 5:30 PM at PhD 1300 W Davis St at the corner with N Clinton.

Don't forget to vote in the upcoming Joint Election on Saturday May 4th. We have the 2024 Dallas Bond issue on the ballot and elections for the Dallas County Appraisal District. Please vote for these bonds, they fund library replacement in Oak Cliff, safety improvements to our streets, and parks projects among many others.

The last legislative session created a law that requires Appraisal District boards be elected, when they were formerly appointed by the district. Republicans think they can take control of these non-partisan boards to benefit the wealthy and corporate interests.

Only one of the Dallas County Appraisal board positions (position 1) is contested. One candidate, P. Wylie Burge, is a Republican podiatrist from Lakewood. The other is Ekambar Kumar Singirikonda, a Democrat, who appears to work in software engineering management for Toyota. Not much knows about either ones' experience with appraisal or property values.

Kendall Scudder is also running uncontested for place 2, but he does have a background in real estate and appraisal. He is also endorsed by Progress Texas and is on the State Democratic Executive Committee.

Alexandra Stewart is running uncontested for place 3. Unclear as to who she really is, so her background is unknown.

 

We also have a primary runoff election between Sheriff Marian Brown and former Sheriff Lupe Valdez. This runoff election is May 28th, Early Voting starts May 22nd, so don't be confused with the Joint Election May 4th.

 

October activities

Hey everyone, it's getting close to the fall election. Normally we'd meet on October 31st, but since that's a really busy holiday, we'll meet up on October 24th at PhD 5:30-6:30. PhD is at 1300 W Davis at the corner with N Clinton. We'll be out on the patio if the weather is nice, otherwise in the back room. See you there!

 

Upcoming election on November 7th.

Key dates:

Monday October 23 first day of early voting.

Friday November 3 last day of early voting.

More information: https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/election-day/upcoming-election-information/

This election is primarily for constitutional amendments. Some cities and school districts may have races or ballot issues to vote on. Check your ballot online at the Dallas County Elections Department website to make sure you know what you are voting on.

Constitutional Amendment Voter Guide from the Texas Tribune has a good discussion of each amendment.

Progress Texas recommendations for the constitutional amendments explains each amendment and reasons to vote for or against.

September stuff

We had a great turnout last month and expect more as our candidate roster gets fuller. If you are a candidate, please reach out to us to let us know if you are coming.

I'm also planning on some candidate meet and greet opportunities. Since the deadline is in early December, we will probably begin after Thanksgiving. I will also share any candidate town hall meetings in our area with the email list and post to the blog.

Texas Justice Tour Saturday, September 30, 2:00 to 4:00pm
KRIO Cajun-Asian Fusion Restaurant
233 W. Seventh St #100, Dallas, Texas 75208

RSVP https://democratsforjudge.com/rsvp

Our September Pints & Politics will be held at PhD on Davis on Tuesday September 26th at 5:30 PM. We'll be in the back room where the AC is working until the weather cools.

October stuff

Just wanted to apologize for those who went to the happy hour and couldn't find me. I wasn't released from the hospital until it was too late to make it there.

Our next happy hour will be 5:30PM Tuesday October 25th at PhD on the corner of N Clinton and W Davis.

Other important upcoming dates:

Oct 24 first day of in person early voting
Oct 28 last day to apply for ballot by mail
Nov 4 last day of in person early voting
Nov 8 election day/last day to receive ballot by mail

September events

Our next Pints & Politics Happy Hour at PhD on Tuesday September 27th from 5:30 to whenever. PhD is located at W Davis St and N Clinton Ave.

ACTION DAY - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 10AM-1PM
Southeast Parking Lot, Kidd Springs Park, 709 W. Canty, Dallas
Canvass, deliver yard signs, block walking

RSVP

August upcoming events

We have a number of August events that are not just about the North Oak Cliff Democrats, so I want to share them with you.

 

City of Dallas

Sylvan/Tyler/W Colorado intersection traffic calming meeting. We've had a number of crashes at that intersection over the years that have damaged houses, traffic signals, endangered pedestrians and cyclists. Unfortunately a few weeks ago we had a fatal crash. Time to get traffic speeds  under control.

Wednesday August 10th 6 PM at the North Oak Cliff Library 302 W 10th St.

City of Dallas Budget Town Hall Meetings

Thursday August 11th, 6 PM at Hitt Auditorium at Methodist Hospital 1441 N Beckley Ave.

Monday August 15th, 6 PM at Martin Weiss Recreation Center 1111 Martindell Ave. (Spanish only/solamente en Espanol)

Tuesday August 16th Tele-Town Hall Meeting

Thursday August 18th at Wax Space at Tyler Station 1300 S Polk St Suite 295

 

North Oak Cliff Democrats events

Breakfast at Taco Deli in Sylvan 30 on August 20th 9 AM. Intersection of Fort Worth Ave and Sylvan.

North Oak Cliff Democrats Pints & Politics Happy Hour(s) is on  Tuesday August 30th at PhD from 5:30-6:30 PM.

PhD, 1300 W Davis on the corner of N Clinton.

Note the change: it's been a bit hot in case you didn't notice, so we'll meet inside in the big room on the west. I'll put up the banner as usual.

 

July Pints & Politics Happy Hour

Hey everyone,

 

Time for another meetup at PhD. Tuesday July 26th at 5:30 PM, look for us in the back room under the A/C. PhD is at the corner of W. Davis and N. Clinton. Look for the banner.

Senate District 23 TDP Convention Preview Call

Senate District 23 Texas Democratic Party Convention Preview Call, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:30PM

To register for the Zoom call go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlduurpz4rGtIEKncQov16m1R2BGg-H4g0

Join the call to learn about the following:

  • Convention schedule
  • Overview of business conducted 
  • Elections within our senate district caucus
  • Filing for convention elections
  • Statewide party officers’ elections
  • Resources for those running for senate district committees
  • Guests at the convention
  • Senate District 23 in person pre-convention caucus TBA

For more information contact Jeff Strater at jeffstrater@gmail.com or by phone at 214-893-1336. 

May events

So for all of us who enjoyed a lovely Sunday May 1st, otherwise known as May Day thanks to our union brothers and sisters! After all who brought you the weekend? Not the bosses, that's for sure.

We have a number of upcoming events:

Breakfast at Taco Deli in Sylvan 30: Saturday May 14th at 9 AM out on the patio

Pints & Politics at PhD: Tuesday May 31st at 5:30 PM on the patio

Upcoming elections:

Constitutional and local elections Saturday May 7th (early voting in progress until May 3rd)

Democratic Party Runoff election Tuesday May 24th (early voting May 16-20th)

Runoff races

US House of Representatives District 30
Jasmine Crockett
Jane Hope Hamilton

Lt. Governor
Michelle Beckley
Mike Collier

Attorney General
Joe Jaworski
Rochelle Mercedes Garza

Comptroller of Public Accounts
Angel Luis Vega
Janet Dudding

Land Commissioner
Sandragrace Martinez
Jay Kleberg

Texas House District 100
Sandra Crenshaw
Venton Jones

County Criminal Court at Law No. 10
Etta J Mullin
Monique Bracey Huff

County Clerk
Ann Cruz
John F Warren

Justice of the Peace Precinct 5, Place 2
Juan Jasso
Desmond Dez Cooks

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