In the same 24 hours as the Bush Presidential Center opening at SMU, President Obama's Democratic National Committee private dinner and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private speech to the National Multi Housing Council, hundreds of Dallas County Democrats...
In the culmination of the hard work of the 2012 re-election campaign, the world watched as President Obama was sworn-in by Chief Justice Roberts and heard his inauguration speech which called America to work together as one nation and one people.
Dallas County is more Democratic than ever and the New Year's Day swearing-in of elected officials made our party's gains in November official.
A big Democratic thank you to Jane Hoffman, longtime activist and member of the North Dallas Texas Democratic Women, who paid for 24 new office task chairs for the headquarters. What an improvement!
Items still on our DCDP wish list include four blue or black guest arm chairs and a 40" mountable flat screen television. If you are able to provide these or can make a contribution towards purchases, please complete this online form. Thank you.
Dallas County Democrats say, "Welcome to Texas!"
Will Hailer began his job as Texas Democratic Party executive director in late April, coming from Minnesota, where he served as campaign manager and district director for Congressman Keith Ellison.
Hailer worked with the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone early in his political career and since has worked for Democratic candidates in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and Virginia.
Via Twitter, Hailer says he's looking forward to working with Dallas County Democrats. You may meet Hailer at the next Texas Democratic Party State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting in Dallas (details to be posted soon.)
(Will Hailer with former State Representative and current Special Assistant to the TDP Chair, Glen Maxey. Photo by David Thomas.)
Formed in 2002, North Dallas Texas Democratic Women is one of the most active clubs in the Dallas area. NDTDW represents Politics, Progress and Fun! We meet monthly for programs of substance related to local, state and national issues.
Our monthly Movie/Dinner Club and bi-monthly Book Club are a great way to get to know your fellow Democrats. During the year we schedule a Summer BBQ (this year, June 8th) and December Holiday Party in place of that month's regular meeting. Through these venues we promote the increased political activity of Democratic women in Texas politics and government.
Our regular club meetings are on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:45 PM. We meet at the Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230-3457 (between Forest and Royal Lanes.)
We publish a monthly newsletter entitled "The Link" and we do frequent emailing covering topics of interest to our members. Please visit our website: www.nddw.org for specifics on our club.
Bill filing for the 83rd Texas Legislature wrapped up in early March and more than 6,500 resolutions and bills were filed since January. (That's nearly the same as the last session.)
While Democrats share core values about a number of issues, each voter may have numerous matters dear to their heart.
A number of commercial websites and applications are available to you to like The Texas Tribune (website and smart phone), Open States (website and smart phone) and TexLege (smart phone) to search interactively by subject or legislator filing.
We highly recommend the Texas Legislature Online website for bill tracking, meaning what stage the bill is in (filing, committee status, etc.), when hearings are scheduled, how your legislator voted and more. On this website, you can find the legislation your elected officials authored, sponsored, coauthored, cosponsored or amendments authorized on their individual member page.
Dallas County is served by the following state senators: Robert "Bob" Deuell SD 2 (R-Greenville), Ken Paxton SD 8 (R-McKinney), Kelly Hancock SD 9 (R-North Richland Hills), John Carona SD 16 (R-Dallas) and Royce West SD 23 (D-Dallas)
Dallas County is served by the following state legislators: Eric Johnson HD 100 (D-Dallas), Stefani Carter HD 102 (R-Dallas), Rafael Anchia HD 103 (D-Dallas), Roberto Alonzo HD 104 (D-Dallas), Linda Harper-Brown HD 105 (R-Irving), Kenneth Sheets HD 107 (R-Dallas), Dan Branch HD 108 (R-Dallas), Helen Giddings HD 109 (D-DeSoto), Toni Rose HD 110 (D-Dallas), Yvonne Davis HD 111 (D-Dallas), Angie Chen Button HD 112 (R-Richardson), Cindy Burkett HD 113 (R-Sunnyvale), Jason Villalba HD 114 (R-Dallas) and Bennett Ratliff HD 115 (R-Coppell).