Local Democratic Clubs

The following entries are local Democratic clubs of Dallas County. If you know of a club that is missing or has incorrect information, please contact us so we can correct the entry or add it to the calendar. We strive to keep this list as accurate as possible.

The clubs are the bedrock of activism for the Democratic Party. Get involved with your local club to learn about issues in the party or your local area. Clubs can help you become a precinct chair and give you information about local efforts for voter registration or candidate campaigns. 

SPEAKERS BUREAU

The following people have programs which clubs may wish to hear. Often times, program planners are looking for new presentations. We hope these are of interest to you all.

Professor Bob Franklin
rnilknarf@aol.com
972-732-7712

Professor Franklin has made presentations pertaining to the US and Texas Constitutions, the Supreme Court and specifically, Supreme Court decisions, candidates, campaigns and Texas ethics codes to include PAC formation and reporting. He is the PAC treasurer for the North Texas Democratic Women PAC as well as a member of numerous Democratic Clubs. His presentations are informal and inclusive.

Judge Lynn Cherry
plynncherry@aol.com

Judge Cherry has a variety of topics dealing with the family court system, and can be of very real assistance to families . Here are some of the topics: Navigating the CPS System, understanding your rights and Obligations", " "Grandparents rights under the Texas Family Code", "What to Expect When In Family Court", " Representing Yourself in Family Court", "Understanding The Two Way Street of Child Access and Child Support". "Helpful Information When Navigating your Way through the Family Court System", The Cost of Being a Parent, both Emotionally and Financially. (this Speech works very well with Teenagers.) .

Amy Gill
Executive Director
RESOLANA
214-681-2440

Resolana was developed in the county jail with the help of Sheriff Lupe Lopez. It is a pod within the prison tha builds a safe and empowereing learning community, where women can use their time in custody to acquire skills and resources that will help them take responsibility for their lives and prepare for a positive integration into the lives of their children, families and community.

Deena Graves
Executive Director
Traffick911
817.933.1755
www.traffick911.com

Traffick911, which prevents, rescues and restores victims of domestic minor sex trafficking, was named the 2013 Outstanding Organization of the Year by the Fort Worth Commission for Women with commendations by the Fort Worth City Council, mayor and State Senator Wendy Davis. We also have been recognized by Homeland Security as a most-valued partner in this battle to save our American children from sexual slavery.
Traffick911 has identified or rescued multiple victims of this horrific crime and our work has led to multiple felony arrests.

Traffick911's interactive Traps of a Trafficker equips youth and parents to avoid the tricks, traps and lures of traffickers. Traffick911 also speaks to civic and religious groups and in other venues to raise awareness of American children being forced into modern-day slavery.
In addition, Traffick911 has trained thousands of first responders across the country, including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Police, DPS, local law enforcement, educators, medical personnel, juvenile justice staffs at the county and state level, CPS regional supervisors and caseworkers, DAs, etc. Not only do we receive the highest evaluations, we have documented identifications and rescues out of our trainings.

Judge Mike Miller
judgemem@att.net

Probate Courts hear matters related to Wills, Estates, Trusts and Guardianships. This means tha any group interested in why Texans should make wills, the ins and outs of estate administration, truat matters and what to do when agin parents can't handle the checkbook anymore, can hear me answer their questions. Furthermore, my court is designated as the Mental Illness Court of Dallas County. i send people to Terrell State Hospital and to other area private hospitals who need treatment for mental illness.

Judge Jeffrey Rosenfield

Dallas County Criminal Court of Appeals #2
jeff@judgerosenfield.com

Judge Jeffrey Rosenfield has been Judge of Dallas County Criminal Court of Appeals #2 since 1-1-07. The Court hears Class "A" and Class "B" misdemeanors despite the title of the court. In an attempt to come up with a creative alternative sentencing program for defendants that are not good candidates for probation, Judge Rosenfield refined and utilizes an older program called the "Road and Bridge Program". It is an effective work detail program. Come hear how Judge Rosenfield has instituted this very effective punishment program.

Judge Mark Stoltz

The main area I would be interested in is Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System. Topic- Treating dual Diagnosis/Co-occuring Disorders through Problem Solving Courts-The Dallas Approach-DDC The Dallas County Dual Diagnosis Court is a post adjudication Court which integrates theraputic Judicial Oversight, specialized treatment and multi-disciplinary case management to Individuals who are drug dependant and diagnosed with a mental illness.           Other  possible Topics: Problems for the mentally ill in the Criminal Justice System    or  Did You Know the Largest Mental Health Provider in Dallas County is the Lew Sterrett Jail and What We Are doing About It.         

Judge Kristin Wade
judgekw@att.net

I have run an award winning mental health jail diversion program for the last eight years. I am available to to ttalk to clubs about mental health, the treatment of mental health in the Dallas County jail, and trends in Dallas County. I chair the Mental Health Steering Committee for Dallas County, and sits on the Behavioral Health Leadership Team which is chaired by Commissioner John Wiley Price and includes advocates from mental health across Dallas County.

 

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Coppell/Valley Ranch Democrats

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Meets 3rd Thurs, odd numbered months, 7:00 pm

Location: Pan Acean, 777 S. MacArthur Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019

The Coppell Valley Ranch Democrats is an organization open to anyone in the local area that believes in the Democratic way.  We meet regularly and we have a Yahoo!

Nancy Wang, President
Email: wang@cvrdems.com

Dallas County East Democrats

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Meets LAST Wednesday of each month, 7 pm (6 for networking)

Martinez Restaurant, 901 Gross Rd, Mesquite

The DACED is the Democratic Club that serves Eastern and Southeastern Dallas County. As well as Texas House District 100, 107,110, 113, Texas Senate District 2, and US Congressional District 5.

Sergio Garcia, President.
Email: sergio.garcia.mesquitelion@gmail.com

Dallas County 
Tejano Democrats

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Meets first Mon., 6:30 pm
Calle Doce Restaurant in Oak Cliff, 415 West 12th Street, Dallas 75208
Frances Rizo, President
Email: rizofrancis1@gmail.com

Dallas County Young Democrats

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Meets 2nd Tuesdays 

Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Sue Ellen's (3903 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas, Texas 75219)

A club open to 14 - 36 year olds that believe in the Democratic way. In other words, we're young North Texans working for a better tomorrow for everyone in our community.

Terry Jones, President.

Democrats with Disabilities of Dallas County

 

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Meets 2nd Saturdays of each month at 10:30am
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, McDermott Rooms, 1515 Young Street,
Dallas, TX 75201
We are a group of engaged Democrats with a special interest in issues
affecting the daily lives of the disabled community.

Dallas Liberal Thinkers & Drinkers

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Dallas Liberal Thinkers & Drinkers at 7:30 PM. 
It's always the second Tuesday of the month and always at Uptown Pub, 3605 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204.

Drinking Liberally Addison

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Meets 4th Tuesdays, 5:30 PM. 

The Londoner, 14930 Midway Rd, Addison

Promoting democracy one pint at a time!

Far North Dallas Richardson Democrats 

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FNRDD regular monthly meeting is the third Thursday at 7:00 pm
Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse at 1251 W Campbell Rd., Richardson 75080. 

They also host an annual Donkey Show (in 2016 on January 20) and a Democratic Primary Forum (for 2016 on January 31).  FNDRD does hold monthly meetings on months with special events, December and the high summer months. Check their FB site for latest information on meetings and locations. 

To get involved, visit their website, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or email them at FNDDCLUB@gmail.com.

Laura Irving, President
Email: laura.irvin1959@att.net
Phone: 214-415-4761

Garland Area Democratic Club

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Meets 2nd Thurs., 7 pm

Women's Activity Bldg, 713 Austin St, Garland

The GADC is a club representing Democrats in Garland and the surrounding cities of Mesquite, Sachse, Murphy, Rowlett, Rockwall and parts of northeastern Dallas. 

Bill Shipp, President. 
Email: billshipp@earthlink.net
Phone: 903-640-6217

Garland Democratic Woman's Club

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Meets second Wed., 11:30 am
Siciliano's Italian Restaurant, 2210 W. Buckingham

Please come and enjoy great Democratic conversation and wonderful Italian rolls and food!

Irving Democrats

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Meets 2nd Tues, 7:00 pm
Midori's, 4020 N. MacArthur #114, Irving 75038

The Irving Democrats group is working to restore Democratic leadership in Irving at all levels of government.

Bob Sheaks, President
Email: rsheaks@flash.net
Phone: 214-600-2582

Irving Texas Democratic Women

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Meets first Tues, 7:00 pm

East China Buffet, 4023 W. Airport Fwy.

Fatema Biviji, President.

Lake Highlands/White Rock Democrats

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Meets 3rd Sat, 10 am

The Pointe Center for the Arts and Education on campus of CC Young Retirement Community, 4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas 75214

Join the LHWR Democrats to support and elect Democratic candidates, to promote political awareness and participation in the Democratic Party, and to provide a forum for the discussion of issues.

Doug Skemp, President.
Email: dougskemp@gmail.com

Mexican American Democrats of Texas

 

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Meets second Sat., 10:00 am

Kidd Springs Rec Center, 711 W. Canty St.

Roberto Alonzo Jr., President
Email: ralonzojr@hotmail.com
Phone: 972-900-0882

Metrocrest Democrats

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Meets 2nd Mon of every month, 7:00 pm

New New Chinese Buffet, 3822 Beltline Ave, Addison (at Marsh)

The misson of the Metrocrest Democrats is to advance the success of the Democratic Party throughout suburban Northwest Dallas County by promoting active civic participation, educating on values and issues, and supporting candidates for elective office.

 Mary Clare Fabishak, President.
Email: maryclarefab@gmail.com
Phone: 972-839-9600

Muslim Democratic Caucus of Dallas County 

 

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Meet first Sunday of each month, 2 PM.  at Texas King Irving Food Street and Meat Market 3455 N Belt Line Rd, Ste 103, Irving, Texas 75062

North Dallas Texas Democratic Women

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Meets 4th Thurs, 6:45 pm

Northhaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Rd, Dallas (at Northhaven)

As one of the most active clubs in Dallas, the NDTDW is known for it's substantive programs, Book Club, Movie Club and great parties in the summer and in December. We also publish a monthly newsletter that is mailed to over 450 democrats. "The Link" has been voted Best Newsletter by our state organization twice. Like our monthly programs, "The Link" features articles regarding upcoming club events, local, state and national topics of interest. Our website offers detailed information on all aspects of our club.

Carol Jablonski, President.

North Oak Cliff Democrats

 

Meets 3rd Sat, 8:30 am

Norma's Cafe - Oak Cliff, 1123 W Davis, Dallas 

Social group for Democrats. No formal structure. 

 Contact Doug Taylor by email to  kessler.democrat AT sbcglobal.net.

North Texas Asian Democrats

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Meets 3rd Mon, even months, 7:30 pm 

Jeng Chi Restaurant , 400 N. Greenville Ave., Suite 11, Richardson, Tx 75081

The purpose of N.T.A.D. is to encourage Asian-American participation in the campaigns of Democratic candidates.

Michele Wong, President. president@northtexasasiandemocrats.org

NW Dallas County Democrats

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Meets 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 PM

Taco Cabana, 11824 Webb Chapel Road, Farmers Branch

The Northwest Dallas County (Texas) Democratic Club is an organization for people wishing to become more active participants in the government. By taking a more active role we can help encourage responsible citizenship and help to improve the country we live in. 

Park Cities/Central Dallas Democrats

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Meets 1st Sat, 10:30 AM

University Park Public Library, 8383 Preston Center Plaza Suite 200

Park Cities/Central Dallas Democrats are activists promoting constructive government, community strengthening, compassionate social policies, citizen involvement, voter education, and responsiveness of elected officials. We recruit and support candidates who promote the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party.

Mary Warren, President Email: maryewarren2@mac.com

Preston Hollow Democrats

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Meets 2nd Thurs, 6:00 pm

Preston Royal Library, Southwest corner of Royal and the Dallas North Toll Road

Regular membership meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Thursday.   The business meeting and programs are of interest to House District #114, Senate District #16.

George Edwards, President. Email: GeoEdwards@thephd.org 

 

Progressive Voters League - A New Era

 

Meets 2nd Tues, 6:30 pm

Thurgood Marshall Center, 5150 Mark Trail Way, Dallas

meets January- May, breaks for summer then meets September-December 

Contact Information: PVL New Era, Post Office Box 398647, Dallas, Texas  75339 Email: pvlnewera AT gmail.com

Dr Stephen Jones, President 

Rowlett Democratic Club

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Meets 4th Saturday, 3 pm

First Christian Church, 7301 Miller Road, Rowlett, TX 75089

Contact: Call Jeff at 972-475-1836 for more information.

 

 

Southwest Dallas County Democrats

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Meets 3rd Sat, 10:00 am

Southwest Center Mall, Community Rm (near Macy's) 3662 W. Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas

Democrats in Southwest Dallas County, covering: Cedar Hill, Desoto,Duncanville,Lancaster,Glen Heights,Southwest Dallas and West Dallas.

 James E Collier Jr, President  972.207.2175 

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas

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Meets 3rd Tues, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Sue Ellen's - Vixen Lounge (upstairs) 3014 Throckmorton @ Cedar Springs. Dallas, Texas.

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; the purpose of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas is to:
1) Sensitize Democratic candidates and officeholders to the political needs of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community.
2) Promote the Democratic Party's message of economic justice and social progress in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community.

Jay Narey, President.

Texas Coalition of Black Democrats

 

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Texas Coalition of Black Democrats - Dallas Chapter promotes African American's to have an active interest in Governmental Affairs, particularly the Democratic Party.

University of Texas at Dallas College Democrats

 

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UTD College Democrats are a student-run organization that promotes progressive ideals within our campus.

 Women Organizing Women Democrats (WOW Dems)

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Meets 2nd Thurs, quarterly Jan, Apr, July, Oct, see website for varying locations.

WOW Dems is a North Texas-based organization dedicated to expanding the participation of women in politics: increasing their political engagement; raising awareness about women’s issues; and recruiting, supporting, and electing women Democrats for partisan and nonpartisan offices.

Lori Kleinfield, President. Email at president AT wowdems.org