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North Oak Cliff Democrats

Dallas, Texas 75208

No Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day + happy hour

So for those who are not aware (Mexi-woke), Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. That is September 16th, between my birthday and my sister's, so naturally that's when mamacita would celebrate both events. Just sayin, it's a no brainer. Anyway for those who didn't follow Mexican history (a convoluted and sordid tale), the holiday celebrates the Battle of Puebla in 1862 where the Mexican Army (such as it was) won a battle against the French, who subsequently won the war and occupied Mexico for the next 5 years. And supported the Confederacy, mostly by buying smuggled cotton produced by Texas slaves. So many layers to Mexican history...

Anyway, with all of that said, May is upon us, and it's time to get back to in-person happy hours. This month will be held on May 25th from 5-6PM at the PhD on Davis at Clinton. Lots of room on the porch, good ventilation. Unfortunately I will have to depart early as I have some volunteer training to do at 6. Please wear a mask as not everyone is vaccinated yet, just sayin.

So for those who are not aware, Municipal elections are pretty much over in Oak Cliff, so no runoffs for most of the districts. Chad West (1), Omar Narvaez (6) and Casey Thomas (3) were re-elected outright. Carolyn King Arnold (4) will be in a runoff in June against Maxie Johnson.

Oh, and just to cap it off, the Texas House passed SB 7, the voter oppression bill that will make voting significantly more difficult and perhaps dangerous for Texas Democrats. No doubt Governor Abbott will sign it. We'll have a lot to discuss, and certainly this will be fought in the courts.


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