Local Elections—February General Meeting

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We’re dedicated to electing Texas Democrats—from city hall to the Texas Legislature. At city hall and public school administration buildings, decisions are made that impact your daily life and your wallet.

Last year, we helped push back against extremists (supported by Empower Texans dark money and HD 92’s current state rep) to elect qualified candidates in Hurst, Euless, and Bedford. At this month’s meeting, we’ll hear from council members Bhojani, Cogan, and Shepard.

Bedford City Council member Amy Sabol had a grassroots win in 2017 and she’s up for reelection this year. She’ll reflect on her first term and plans for the next.

Several other smart Democrats are running for the May 2019 local elections, and we’ll hear from them, too.

See you there and bring a friend!

Thursday, February 28, 2019
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.

State of the Union/Democratic Response Watch Party

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Now that his $11 billion tantrum/shutdown is over, our “very stable genius” has accepted the invitation from Speaker Pelosi to give his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

We’ll be watching, playing SOTU bingo, and cheering on Stacey Abram’s Democratic response.

Your $5 suggested donation will support our 2020 wins.

See you Tuesday night! Bring your bingo dauber, and bring a friend.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Los Jimadores Tex-Mex Tequila Factory
3314 Harwood Rd, Bedford, Texas 76021

7:30 p.m. to visit and eat
8:00 p.m. airs live

Here’s our Facebook event to share.

 

New Year, New #TXLege

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New Year, New #TXLege—Education, Taxes, and Gun Violence Prevention

It’s a New Year and a new Texas Legislature!

With so many extremists sent home in November, there’s opportunity for Texans to support good legislation to invest in our students and educators, to lessen high-stakes/high-cost testing, while reducing local property taxes when the legislature pays its fair share of public education. It’s also time to make our schools and communities safer by passing common sense gun laws like red flag laws and universal background checks. Unfortunately, HD 92’s current Texas State Representative is promoting his guns everywhere/for anyone bill again. Find out what you can do to defeat it.

At our January meeting our guest speakers are Mike Sexton, Legislative Advocacy Chair for the GCISD Council of PTAs, and Carolyn Daniel for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. They’ll tell us which bills to support, which to oppose, and how.

Thursday, January 24, 2019
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.

Hoppy Holidays—A Celebration!

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Join new and old friends for our annual holiday party celebrating what we’ve accomplished this year and looking ahead to the good work to come in 2019!

Your ticket includes your 2019 membership dues, two drinks, and a pizza dinner.

We have a lot to celebrate:

• Our members worked precincts to help elect Beverly Powell to SD 10 and narrow the gap in SD9
• Came VERY close to winning HD 92 by donating thousands of dollars, providing branding and digital support and advertising, dedicated phone banks, post card writing, lit preparation and more. Steve Riddell’s campaign manager said, “The Mid-Cities Democrats hit way above their weight.”
• Promoted five local candidates to HEB councils—three won
• Hosted the TX-24 Congressional Democratic Primary forum
• Kicked off Mike Collier for Lt. Governor’s statewide education and property tax reform tour
• Hosted the Gubernatorial Democratic forum and Chili Dinner
• And had a great time doing it!

What’s up next:
• Supporting good and stopping bad legislation coming from the next legislative session
• Helping Democrats run for local office for May 2019
• Filling vacant precincts; supporting current precinct chairs
• Fundraising for the 2020 campaign so that when candidates step forward, they can hit the ground running

Get your tickets today!

Wednesday, December 5
6:30-8:30 pm
Grapevine Craft Brewery
906 Jean Street
Grapevine, TX 76051

Here’s our Facebook event to share. 

Election Wins!

Good morning!

Last night Democrats took back the U.S. House, won seven governorships, Beverly Powell sent Tarrant County Tea Party extremist State Senator Konni Burton packing, Democrats won another Texas Senate seat, won 12 Texas House seats (including our good friend Terry Meza in HD 105) and Beto turned Tarrant County Blue!

While we wished for other outcomes in the narrow loss in the U.S. Senate and State Representative 92, we are thrilled at the progress. In HEB, Steve Riddell narrowed the Democratic loss from 16.9 to 2.43%! Thank you, thank you to Steve and family for running, to all the local Democrats who stepped up to run, and to all of you who donated time and money.

We are excited about elections and party building to come.

Stay tuned for information about our final 2018 events.