Dallas Democrats' Press

Texas GOP-to-Prison Pipeline

DALLAS - The Dallas County Democratic Party joins the Texas Democratic Party in voicing our outrage over Ted Cruz’s illegal campaign fundraising tactics.
April 25, 2016

Dallas Democrats Hire New Executive Director

DALLAS - The Dallas County Democratic Party is overjoyed to announce that we’ve hired Carmen Ayala as our brand new Executive Director. 
April 1, 2016

Dallas Democrats Call on Justice of the Peace Bill Metzger to Resign

DALLAS - Justice of the Peace Bill Metzger is refusing LGBT Mesquite residents their constitutional right to marriage. Metzger is not only violating federal law, as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court, but he is also violating his Oath of Office. Therefore, he must resign. 
February 5, 2016

Gov. Abbott Plays Trump-Style Politics on Background Checks

DALLAS - Abbott is playing Trump-style politics and does not reflect the demands of the American people, who have consistently asked our leaders to do more.
January 4, 2016

Dallas County Democrats Field Candidates For Every State House District 

DALLAS - The Dallas County Democratic Party has fielded candidates for every State House district in Dallas County.
December 14, 2015

Dallas Democrats Stand With Planned Parenthood and Texas Women

DALLAS - The Texas Legislature has consistently challenged women’s right to affordable and accessible healthcare.
November 24, 2015

Dallas County Democratic Party Condemns Abbott’s Un-American Position on Syrian Refugees

Today Republican Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas will not accept any Syrian refugees and on his Facebook page “demanded that the U.S. act similarly”. 
November 16, 2015

Dallas Democrats Praise Dallas' 13-Year-Old Equal Rights Ordinance

Yesterday, the Dallas City Council unanimously voted to clarify its 13-year-old equal rights ordinance.
November 11, 2015

Governor Abbott Intentionally Misrepresents Dallas Sheriff's Policies

Today Governor Greg Abbott threatened to withhold grant funds from Texas Sheriff Departments who refuse to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE".)
November 4, 2015

Dallas County Democrats Stand With Sheriff Valdez

Today Governor Greg Abbott threatened Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, demanding that she detain immigrants beyond their release dates.
October 26, 2015

Dallas Democrats Call on District Attorney Susan Hawk to Resign

Today it was revealed that during District Attorney Susan Hawk's lengthy absence from work, she was involuntarily committed at a Houston psychiatric hospital.
October 4, 2015

Dallas County Deserves Better Than Empty Chairs, Mistrust at DA’s Office

News broke this weekend of a seventh key employee fired or forced out of the Dallas County District Attorney’s office, as well as allegations of repeated attempts by DA Susan Hawk to misuse public money, and new allegations of Hawk’s paranoia over staff loyalty.
September 21, 2015

Dallas Democrats Know Shortchanging Kids is No Accomplishment

Governor Greg Abbott is coming to Dallas today to tout what he describes as his "accomplishments."
September 17, 2015

Dallas Democrats Stand with Ahmed Mohamed

Instead of encouragement for his innovative creation, 14-year-old Irving high school student Ahmed Mohamed got handcuffs when he brought a clock to school to show his teachers.
September 16, 2015

Donald Trump and Republicans Disrespect Constitution, Texas Families (¡No Te Dejes, Vota!)

Today Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is bringing his spectacle of sexism, racism, and hate speech to Dallas.
September 14, 2015

Dallas Democrats on Scott Walker’s Dallas Visit 

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker has included Democratic Dallas County on his Texas campaign and fundraising tour.
September 2, 2015

Dallas Democrats Commend DA for Telling Truth, Renew Call for DA to Do Job or Resign

After more than three weeks of being MIA, late this afternoon District Attorney Susan Hawk announced that she is battling depression and will take another four weeks off from work, and these additional weeks will be unpaid.
August 25, 2015

Dallas Democrats Tell DA to Do Her Job or Resign  

Just months after being sworn in, Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk has been inexplicably away from her job for three weeks, going on four.
August 24, 2015

Dallas Democrats Cheer Fifth Circuit Court Ruling Against Texas in Discriminatory Photo Voter ID Case

Today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Texas’ discriminatory photo Voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and sent the case back to a lower court for further review.
August 5, 2015

Dallas Democrats Echo Calls Across Texas for AG Ken Paxton to Resign

Today three felony indictments were unsealed against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
August 3, 2015

Dallas County Democrats Elect Carol Donovan Interim Chair

Today the executive committee of the Dallas County Democratic Party elected Carol Donovan as interim chair.
June 27, 2015

Marriage Equality Comes to Texas

Today the Supreme Court once and for all affirmed same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.
June 26, 2015

Dallas Democrats Mourn the Loss of Constable Steele 

Constable Cleo Steele died today after complications from heart surgery.
February 18, 2015

Dallas Democrats Win Vast 
Majority of Countywide Elections 

Dallas County Democrats nearly completed a historic fifth-straight sweep of countywide contests, winning all but one race.
November 5, 2014

Dallas Democrats Await Another Abbott Loss on Voter ID

Today the conservative 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Greg Abbott's discriminatory photo Voter ID Law.
October 14, 2014

Abbott Insults Dallas

Today Greg Abbott dropped out of a long-planned Dallas gubernatorial debate, the day after he was defeated in court for protecting an unconstitutional education system that overcrowds students and understaffs schools, even closing many.
August 29, 2014

Judge Ken Molberg Running for Fifth District Court of Appeals

Judge Ken Molberg will be on the November 4, 2014, general election ballot as a candidate for the Fifth District Court of Appeals, Place 5.
August 25, 2014

Avoid Confusion with Vote by Mail Ballot Returns

At today’s Dallas County Commissioners Court meeting, Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins Poole reported more than 1,000 complaints from voters confused about returning their mail ballots for the May 10 joint municipal and school board elections and their May 27 Democratic and Republican Primary Runoff elections.
May 6, 2014

Dallas County Voters Empowered, Encouraged to Vote

Hundreds of thousands of eligible and qualified Dallas County voters receive notices that their voter registration card and photo IDs do not match.
January 30, 2014

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