By now you’ve likely heard the good news! Candidates we supported, and who were mercilessly attacked by State Representative Jonathan Stickland and his Empower Texans dark money, won their local elections. Dan Cogan won in Bedford, Salman Bhojani won in Euless, and Cindy Shepard in Hurst is headed for a June runoff.
Sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamophobic Stickland is so sure of his November win against our friend Steve Riddell, that he spent thousands in HEB and GCISD races, encouraging his followers to fear and hate qualified candidates because they have voted in a Democratic primary or have a different faith, but it didn’t work!
In lieu of a regular May meeting, please join council member-elect Salman Bhojani, council member-elect Dan Cogan, council candidate Cindy Shepard, and The Mid-Cities Democrats for our May Mixer to celebrate their wins and mix with new and old like-minded friends. A chicken and beef taco dinner, sides, drinks, and desserts will be served, and adult beverages available. Suggested donation to defray some costs and put money in the bank for the November general election: $15. Making your donation early helps us with an accurate guest and food count. Thanks!
Mid-Cities Democrats May Mixer
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Thompson/Maxwell Home
3317 Burning Log Drive
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Please consider carpooling. Cul-de-sac parking is limited. Let’s celebrate!
p.s. Here’s our Facebook event to share.
Steve Riddell is taking on Tarrant County’s worst of the worst in State Representative Jonathan Stickland, known for his rape “jokes,” ineffective lawmaking, blocking any constituent who disagrees with him, and now, attacking Euless City Council candidate Salman Bhojani for his Muslim faith. [Dallas Observer; Star-Telegram]
If you don’t know Salman, he worked at a convenience store, became a small business owner, became an attorney, serves on the Euless Parks Board, and helps lead his son’s Boy Scout troop. Really scary stuff, huh? We don’t need Trump-Republicans promoting intolerance and fear in our communities!
Stickland is so flush with dark money that he’s doled out several thousand in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD races, too.
Support Salman online, vote for him if you’re a Euless resident, and help us send Stickland back to his pest control business by donating $10/25/50 to Steve Riddell for Texas House District 92 today.
Polls are open Saturday from 7am-7pm for local municipal and ISD elections. Find your polling place here. It’s imperative that Democrats vote for qualified, rational candidates, and your MCD executive board recommends you vote for:
Bedford – Dan Cogan for City Council
Euless – Salman Bhojani for City Council
Hurst – Jeffrey Barnes, Jeff Childers, and Cindy Shepard for City Council
See you at the polls!
Can you see victory in November? We can! This month, we’re spotlighting two *VERY* competitive, winnable races — SD 10 and HD 92.
Our April guest is Beverly Powell, former Burleson ISD trustee and Democratic nominee for State Senate, District 10.
She’s taking on anti-education, anti-local control, and anti-economic development Konni Burton, who works for “Empower Texans” and a fundamentalist billionaire living far away from Tarrant County.
We’ll also get a campaign update from Steve Riddell for Texas House District 92. If you’re on Twitter, you’ve been enjoying Steve’s ongoing exchange with extremist anti-intellectual Stickland. Follow Steve online here.
See you on April 26, and bring a friend!
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Los Jimadores Tex-Mex Tequila Factory
3314 Harwood Rd, Bedford, Texas 76021
6:30 p.m. to visit and eat
7:00 p.m. meeting
Here’s our Facebook event to share.
Democrats know environmental protection is essential to our health, quality of life and long-term economic growth. Let’s do our part in OUR community.
It’s time for our Adopt-a-Highway cleanup along Colleyville Boulevard/Grapevine Highway.
We’ll gather upstairs at Market Street for coffee, split into teams and head out.
TXDOT will provide safety vests and trash bags. MCD will provide bottled water. (Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring gloves.)
April 14, 2018
Market Street Grocery Store
5605 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX 76034
8:30 a.m. to visit and have coffee
9:00 a.m. split into teams and head out
Here’s our FB event to share.
It’s only just spring in The Mid-Cities, but the November election will be here before you know it.
After much discussion, your executive board and members have decided to throw our full support behind one #TXlege candidate this cycle, rather than some funding here and there.
Steve Riddell is taking on Tarrant County’s worst of the worst in Jonathan Stickland, known for his rape “jokes,” ineffective lawmaking, and blocking any constituent online who disagrees with him.
Stickland is a high school dropout who worked as a pest control tech, before the local Tea Party extremists found him and turned him into an “oil and gas consultant.” Yeah, right.
Steve Riddell is a businessman whose number one priority is public education. HD 92 deserves a lawmaker who will champion education and opportunity, not partisan games and potty police.
We will be working with Steve on upcoming fundraisers, voter outreach, vote by mail applications for November, and more because THIS IS A WINNABLE RACE.
$25 buys one week of online ads
$50 buys two weeks
$100 pays canvassers
$250-500 funds reception costs
$1500 buys next round of door literature
$2000 funds vote by mail applications
Will you make an additional donation today to support Steve Riddell?
Sometimes you get to work for a great candidate (Steve), sometimes against a rotten one (Stick)—in HD 92, you get both! Join us!