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.

Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup

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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 everything we’ll need. (Please wear closed-toe shoes, and bring water/drink of your choice.)
Market Street Grocery Store
5605 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX 76034
Saturday, February 25, 2017
8:30 a.m. to visit and have coffee
9:00 a.m. split into teams and head out

Here’s our Facebook event to share.

January 2017 Meeting

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The 85th Texas Legislature is now underway and our first club meeting of the year is January 26.

We know the out-of-touch priorities of Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick. Make sure you attend our January meeting as we vote as a club on our priorities for 2017. Of course, we will support Democrats willing to step up and run at the local level, and we will watch the legislative session closely, but the particulars of focus are up to you – MCD members.

Project LIFT (Local Investment in the Future of Texas) is a new program of the Texas Democratic Party that works with party leaders and progressive partners to recruit, train, and support candidates – with a special focus on winning local, non-partisan races.

With hundreds of cities and school districts holding elections in May, we want to have Democrats running in every corner of the state. It’s up to local Democrats leaders to encourage their fellow Democrats to step up and run. Learn some best practices on recruiting candidates from Project LIFT leaders Cliff Walker and Andrew Turney.

Also, we will hear from Terry Meza, a candidate you voted to endorse and fund, who lost her state representative race in November by only a few dozen votes out of more than 47,000 votes.

See you at Los Jims, and bring a friend!

Los Jimadores Tex-Mex Tequila Factory
3314 Harwood Rd, Bedford, Texas 76021
Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30 p.m. to visit
7:00 p.m. meeting

Here’s our Facebook event to share.

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What a year it’s been!

In part due to our voter contact and donations, our endorsed candidates raised Democratic turnout in their districts and one candidate came within a few dozen votes out of 47,000 of winning.

Our membership has grown and we’re ready to say goodbye 2016, hello, 2017 municipal and school board elections.

Join us!

The Gaca Home
724 Cliffmoore Drive, Keller, Texas
Saturday, December 10, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Here’s our Facebook event to share.