Please join us on Thursday, October 23 at Los Jimadores as we welcome Texas State Senator Royce West as our guest speaker. We will also complete our board nominations that evening.
Our August meeting will be held on Thursday, August 28 at Los Jimadores in Bedford. We will be featuring Gregory Perry, Nancy Bean, Susan Motley, and Cole Ballweg.
Our Pajama-Rama Fundraiser was quite the success last year and we are bringing it back!
This year we have MANY wonderful Democrats who are running for local, state, and federal positions…they all need OUR help!
This is one way we can pool our money together and make a difference!
Please join our fundraiser today!
Happy summer, everyone! It’s getting finally getting pretty hot out there, and at MCD we’re getting ready for a heated election season!
I have a couple of quick and important announcements. First, Mike Patino, president of Mid-Cities Democrats for the last 1.5 years, has stepped down from that position as he pursues other ways of turning Texas blue. With Mike’s resignation at our executive board meeting last night, we followed the line of succession in our by-laws, and I am currently acting as president of the club during an interim period. We thank Mike for his many years of service and dedication to our cause.
With my revised role, we’ll be appointing an interim VP, and the Board and I hope to have that worked out by the time of our July meeting. I will keep you posted!
Speaking of our July meeting, it is scheduled for July 24 at Los Jimadores. As always, arrive by 6:30 if you plan to eat; the general meeting will kick off at 7 pm. At our July meeting, we have both Libby Willis and Tina Penney scheduled to speak. Be prepared for a call to action! Both Democratic candidates need your help!
For those of you who have missed them in the past few months, we’ve co-hosted fund raisers for Shane Hardin in Keller, Nancy Bean in Arlington, and Cole Ballweg, also in Arlington. I am looking forward to renewing our interest in local, Mid-Cities Democrats and progressive causes.
In closing today, I enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces at the Texas State Democratic Party Convention in Dallas last month. And, I look forward to seeing you at our July meeting and future events. Again, we thank Mike for the work he has done. Please join me as we move forward.
Team USA battles for the World Cup this Sunday June 22nd.
Cole Ballweg battles for the future of our State on November 4th.Come out to J Gilligan’s T 4 pm and support them both! You can pledge funds for each goal, fight, yellow card, or fake injury.
The Mid-Cities Democrats will be matching funds, so this is an opportunity to really make it count!
To learn more or to RSVP, please visit the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/664748570241119
Bring your friends, and GO USA!
Please note that we will not be having our June general meeting as it coincides with the Texas Democratic Party Convention being held in Dallas.
You can learn more about the convention by going here: http://www.texasdemocraticconvention.com/
See you there or see you in July at Los Jimadores!
This Thursday at
Los Jimadores, 3313 Harwood Road, Bedford
We start at 7 PM and will go a little late this week with a special guest speaker arriving near 8 pm
Hi everyone! What an exciting couple of weeks it has been! First off, we’re VERY excited about how the local elections turned out in Euless, Hurst, and Bedford. We didn’t win all that we wanted, but the Teapublicans were soundly defeated in races that they poured many dollars, hours, and personal interest into. I’d like to personally thank John Schleeter, with the HEB Democrats city group for his efforts, insight, and dedication. John is a great example of people pouring their heart and souls into local races and making a difference.
We also know that we have our work cut out for us further north, in Colleyville, Grapevine, and Southlake. Kathleen Thompson has been making GREAT progress in that area, but it is tough. Same can be said for Keller and the Tea Party/Republican backing of the local school board election there. I’m disappointed that Shane Hardin did not beat the candidate hand picked by Giovanni Capgriglione, but it was a tough up hill battle. I’m proud, however, of our Mid-Cities Democrats club and how we assisted Shane with a fundraiser in Keller and having him speak to our club for additional matching funds for his campaign. We must not give up. And we’ll look for the Democratic clubs closer to the Keller to pick up the pace for races that are right in their backyard. We’re making a difference in H-E-B, and they need to be focused as well. Let’s be sure to give them the support and encouragement to push on.
As you see above, we have our regular meeting this Thursday. We’ve invited both HD 105 primary challengers to speak. Also, we’ve invited our area SDEC candidates to do the same. Come and see who is the best candidate for you, our districts, and Texas.
I’d also like to announce a special guest, joining us all the way from Austin! Will Hailer, the Executive Director of the of the Texas Democratic Party, will be joining us close to 8 pm as he drives in from a previous event in Dallas. Plan to stay just a little bit later than usual this Thursday as we welcome Will to our Mid-Cities Democrats club!
On a calendar note, we will NOT have our June meeting as it coincides with the Texas Democratic Party Convention in Dallas. We are working on details for staffing a booth at the convention, and we’ll provide updates to that effort on Thursday night.
I’ll include previous notes below. Thank you Chris Hilbert, our board member and fundraising chair, for your efforts.
Sustaining Memberships NOW Available!
Please consider signing up for a sustaining membership with MCD. We have LOTS of Democratic Candidates running in 2014, many in the Northeast Tarrant County corridor, and we would love to be able to give them as much support as we can!
To join as a Sustaining Member, please go here: http://do.nr/pja
We are accepting applications for our annual Jim Wright Scholarship until June 1, 2014.
Please download the application, fill it out and send it to the mailing address listed on the application.
This scholarship is for a student attending Tarrant Community College for the 2014-2015 semester.
Download from our website: MCD Scholarship
Thank you, everyone, for all that you do for Democrats, for progressive causes, and for continuing to turn both Texas AND Tarrant County blue.
VP, Mid-Cities Democrats