Texas Legislature Postcard Writing Party (March 2017 Meeting)

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A lot has happened since our February meeting: Texas Democrats, civil rights organizations and voting rights advocates had a win in federal court over congressional redistricting maps, the Texas Senate advanced the transgender-targeting “bathroom bill”, mixed-status families and immigrant communities and allies are fighting back against SB4, and much more.

Do your Texas representative and senator know where you stand on public education funding, the environment, equality in the workplace, immigration… Let them hear from you at our March postcard party.

We’ll provide the pens, cards, stamps, and our board officers will share their own samples.

Start exercising those fingers now.

See you at the meeting and bring a friend!

Los Jimadores Tex-Mex Tequila Factory
3314 Harwood Rd, Bedford, Texas 76021
Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:30 p.m. to visit
7:00 p.m. meeting

Here’s our Facebook event to share.

 

H-E-B Democrats Brunch Bunch

We’re getting the band back together!

All Hurst, Euless, and Bedford progressives are invited to come meet other local folks in an informal setting to chat about current events, Trump disasters-of-the-day, and how we can get HEB voting BLUE again.

Look for the light blue “H-E-B DEMS” table sign when you get to Raven’s Grille.

Raven’s Grille at Texas Star Golf Course
1400 Texas Star Pkwy, Euless, Texas 76040
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Here’s the Facebook event to share.

Sean Hayward Campaign Kickoff

Please join us this Thursday at Los Jimadores from 6:30 p.m., as we host a fundraiser for our club president Sean Hayward. Sean is running for Tarrant County Community College Trustee District 3.

Our community college needs trustees who will work to ensure that a high quality and affordable higher education is available to all in Tarrant County.

We at Mid-Cities Democrats believe that Sean will hold true to this principle, and so wholeheartedly support his candidacy.

Los Jimadores Tex-Mex Tequila Factory
3314 Harwood Rd, Bedford, Texas 76021
Thursday, March 2, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Here’s his Facebook event to share.

 

February 2017 Meeting

Over next few months, the challenges facing the Texas Legislature could not be more serious.

Children are in overcrowded classrooms. College is out of reach for many and student loan debt is bankrupting a generation. Healthcare, for those lucky to have it, is facing chaos. The foster care system is in crisis and kids are dying. The most essential state services will be slashed by billions if Trump Republicans have their way, and our economy has taken a dive from 3rd to 21st under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

In January, our membership began voting on our legislative priorities, among them public education funding, women’s rights, criminal justice reform, and the environment, to name a few.

Texas Democrats are fighting to ensure every community has a fair shot to get ahead. One ally in the fight against Trump Republican priorities is Trans-Cendence International, Inc.

Our February meeting features Finnigan Jones, Executive Director and co-founder of Trans-Cendence International, Inc. Finnigan serves as a leader in the transgender community of DFW and serves as a consultant to other transgender communities outside of Texas. He is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, a transgender/gender identity consultant, and ally training consultant.

We’ll hear about SB6, Dan Patrick’s “bathroom bill” and about the fight for a safer Texas.

See you at Los Jims, and bring a friend!

Los Jimadores Tex-Mex Tequila Factory
3314 Harwood Rd, Bedford, Texas 76021
Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:30 p.m. to visit
7:00 p.m. meeting

Here’s our Facebook event to share.

Sanders vs. Cruz: ACA Debate Watch

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Health care is a right — every Texan deserves access to quality, affordable health coverage. Since the Affordable Care Act became law, more Texans have gained access to health coverage than ever before. But 5 million Texans still don’t have insurance, which means we still have a long, long way to go.

On Tuesday night, Senator Bernie Sanders will debate Senator Ted Cruz on the Affordable Care Act, and we’ll be watching.

Free to attend. Suggested donation $5.

Los Jimadores Tex-Mex Tequila Factory
3314 Harwood Rd, Bedford, Texas 76021
Thursday, February 7, 2017
6:30 p.m. watch party starts
8:00 p.m. debate begins

Here’s our Facebook event to share.