Hot off the union printing presses! Take a Turning Texas Blue T-shirt home today. Keeping Dallas County "Blue" costs nearly $190,000 annually and we sincerely appreciate every dollar!
Hundreds crowded the Angelika Film Center for the Dallas premiere of "American Winter", the latest documentary from award-winning documentary filmmakers Harry and Joe Gantz about the social safety net and the future of the American Middle Class.
On October 3, Senator Wendy Davis announced her gubernatorial campaign. "Until the corridors of power are the corridors of the people, until problem-solving trumps partisanship, until our state is 'a lot less lone and a lot more star', we will keep going."
SATURDAY 9 AM UPDATE: We are now at the office, ready to notarize forms for anyone who wants to file for office or for Precinct Chair. We're here, it's clear, and we're counting petition signatures while we await the 33 candidates (including 10 incumbents) who still need to file -- and over a hundred Precinct Chairs. Come on down!
Yes, the DCDP office WILL be open this weekend for candidates and Precinct Chairs to file for the 2014 Democratic
Primary. We will be open Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, December 8, from
Noon to 5 p.m.
We will have a Notary present.
On Monday, December 9, the Dallas County Democratic Party Chair, Darlene Ewing, will also be present at the DCDP office to accept filings by candidates and Precinct Chairs.
On Monday night, December 9, filing for the 2014 Democratic Primary closes.
We look forward to seeing you after to celebrate!
Monday, December 9, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Salon Las Americas
1004 Ft. Worth Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75208
Filing for public office for the 2014 Primary has now begun. Our list is at this page. (The last official filings for local candidates were posted on Wednesday December 4 at 6:34 PM. There are currently [as of Thursday Dec. 5 at 7:07 PM] 20 more that are APPLIED and awaiting formal approval. See the note on that page.)
But, who has filed for what President Truman called the most important office, Precinct Chair? See a list of those who have submitted applications for the Primary ballot at this page. More info, and a link to the filing form, on our Precinct Chair page.
LESS THAN HALF OF OUR PRECINCT CHAIRS HAVE FILED YET FOR THE 2014-2016 TERM. IF NO ONE FILES FOR A PRECINCT, IT WILL BECOME VACANT AT THE START OF THE NEXT TERM IN JUNE 2014, AND THE REST OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WILL HAVE TO FILL VACANCIES AT THAT JUNE MEETING. BRING YOUR FILING FORMS BY OR GET THEM NOTARIZED AND MAIL THEM IN.
Candidates running statewide or in districts that cross county lines file with their state parties in Austin. For ours, the Texas Democratic Party has those who filed with them listed on their blog at this page. The Texas Republican Party lists those filed with them in Austin at this page. Candidates whose districts do not cross county lines file with their county parties. These are also shown for both parties on the Secretary of State's website at this page. (Choose Dallas County on the drop-down menu.) It looks like the state Democratic blog is more up to date on the statewide candidates than the Secretary of State's site.
CANDIDATES PLEASE NOTE: filing for both public office and Precinct Chair ends at 6 PM on Monday, December 9. At least 33 other Democrats (including 10 incumbents seeking reelection) have indicated they also plan to file for public office here. Even more Precinct Chairs still need to file for another term. You do the math. Get your filings in before the last day so you won't be standing at the end of a line that goes around the block. (Preferably well before, so we can point out any problem while you still have time to fix it before actually filing -- there will be no time for any such preliminary review on deadline day.) Thanks.
From the Information For Candidates section of our Election Facts page:
Do the voters who sign the petition have to live in my district?
Yes. If you are running county-wide, they need only live in Dallas County. If you are running in a less than county-wide district, such as for Justice of the Peace or Constable, only voters registered in your own district can sign your petition. See Section 172.021(b) and (e), referring to Section 141.062, which refers to Section 141.063 (a)(1): "A signature on a petition is valid if: ... the signer, at the time of signing, is a registered voter of the territory from which the office sought is elected...." Signatures from outside the county, or the district if less than county-wide, are not valid and do not count. Your opponents, Democratic or Republican, can check these to see if they can kick you off the ballot for not having enough valid signers. (This item was added October 11, 2013, in response to a candidate's website telling voters that they did not have to live in that candidate's district to sign.)
Information For Candidates
Please see our Q and A as well as links to sites and forms with basic information about running in the 2014 Primary. This includes things like district lines, eligibility, when where and what form to file for a campaign treasurer, when where and what form to file for the Primary ballot, filing fees, number of signatures needed for which offices and their forms, endorsements, listing your events on the DCDP website and email Roundup, and the ever-asked "Can I use the party email or mailing lists?" (Sneak preview: NO.) To read them all, go to our Election Facts page and scroll down to "Information For Candidates".
A number of area groups are hosting Affordable Care Act information sessions Wednesday through Sunday to help Dallas County residents get covered. Please share this with friends and family.
From the Dallas Morning News:
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Christ’s Foundry United Methodist Mission, 9891 Webb Chapel Road in Dallas. The session, which will be in Spanish only, will offer on-site enrollment with specially trained navigators.
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Collin College’s Spring Creek campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Both sessions in the library atrium will feature information about the insurance coverage but no sign-up opportunities. The sessions will be in English.
Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday, Univision Vive Saludable Health Fair at Kidd Springs park, 711 W. Canty St., Dallas. Dallas Area Interfaith will provide ACA information in the recreation center from 1:30-3 p.m. in both English and Spanish.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Road at Hillcrest Road in Dallas. The session will include counselors and navigators to assist applicants. The session is in English and Spanish.
The purpose of the North Texas Asian Democrats (NTAD) is to sensitize Democratic candidates and officeholders to the political needs of the Asian-American community; to promote the Democratic Party’s message of economic justice and social progress in the Asian-American community; to encourage Asian-American participation in the campaigns of Democratic candidates and at all levels of the Democratic party, and to facilitate the election of Democratic candidates to public office by maximizing the Democratic turnout in the Asian-American community.
North Texas Asian Democrats' general membership meetings take place at 7:30 p.m., every third Monday of even numbered months (February, April, June, August and October). December holiday party TBA.
Come early and enjoy great Asian cuisine.
Jeng Chi Restaurant
400 N. Greenville Ave., Suite 11
Richardson, Tx 75081
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