News from the North Texas Progressive May 2, 2016

 

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May 2,  2016

Dear nancy,

Good Afternoon!

Rockwall, TX makes the national news with anti-transgender bathroom ordinance. Please put the Women Organizing Women Democrats- Access to Women's Healthcare event on your calendar for May 12th.

We started our Spring Fundraising raffle and the prizes are the BEST yet! Full list here and we need everyone to help Go here now and donate :    http://is.gd/2qwzEc

Thanks,
Nancy Cunningham

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In This Issue

Women Organizing Women Democrats- Access to Women's Healthcare.

Democracy Now

Action! Expose Exxon's destruction and deception to its shareholders on May 25th..

Dallas Police force incidents database.

North Texas Progressive Calendar...

Rockwall, Texas to Consider Anti-Transgender Bathroom Ordinance, Seth Meyers..

The Diabetic Economy...Paul Krugman

 

Women Organizing Women Democrats- Access to Women's Healthcare

Access to Women's Healthcare Kelly Hart, Senior Director of Public Affairs

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas

The Supreme Court will be ruling on the Texas Law that severely restricts a woman's access to safe, legal abortion. Republicans are trying to complete their defunding of Planned Parenthood in Texas. Learn how Planned Parenthood has stood strong despite the attacks and how you can work to ensure access to healthcare and reproductive justice for all Texans.

Thursday, May 12, 2016  Meet and Greet 6:30 p.m. Program 6:45 p.m.

Note new location: Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC) Rm 200

3452 TX-399 Spur, McKinney TX 75069  https://www.collin.edu/chec/maps.html  

Political advertising authorized by and paid for by Women Organizing Women Democrats

 

Democracy Now

 

Sunday is May Day, and organizers and activists across the United States are planning celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the massive May Day marches of 2006. ... Read More 

Lena Rothman: A Trump Supporter Assaulted Me at a Rally - Then Police Arrested Me Instead of Him

Amid a presidential election cycle marked by anti-immigrant rhetoric, we take a look at how the national campaigns are affecting state politics in Arizona. A number ... Read More  

 

Action! Expose Exxon's destruction and deception to its shareholders on May 25th.

Expose Exxon's destruction and deception to its shareholders on May 25th.

The environmental activism organization, 350.org is sponsoring a public demonstration here in Dallas on Wednesday May 25th at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The occasion is the annual Exxon shareholders meeting. Everyone who is concerned about climate change and public fraud is invited to join us.

It has recently come to public attention that Exxon through its own research has known for decades that fossil fuel extraction, refining, and use causes climate change. They hid their knowledge from shareholders, consumers, and government. Federal and state investigations into this situation are underway. The action here in Dallas this month is to draw public attention and shareholder attention to the destruction, deception, and declining stock value caused by this giant, multi-national corporation.

Here is the link to get the details of the event and to sign up to participate

 

Dallas Police force incidents database

The police department of Dallas, Texas, has published a new online database with information on resistance to force incidents. "The database includes incidents involving Tasers and physical restraint, much broader than the Officer Involved Shooting data the department had posted before."  http://is.gd/p7Fda8   

 

North Texas Progressive Calendar

calendar

Monday, May 2:

Dallas County Tejano Democrats -- (6:30 p.m., La Calle Doce Mexican Seafood Restaurant, 415 East 12th Street, Dallas 75208)

Tuesday, May 3:

Irving Texas Democratic Women -- (6:30 pm, East China Buffet, 4023 W. Airport Fwy., Irving 75062)

Friday May 6:

Drinking Liberally - Allen Collin County Liberally Groups -- 6:30 PM Two Rows711 Central Expy Allen, TX 75013

 Saturday, May 7:

-Local elections for some School Boards and City Councils -- See full sample ballot as a pdf   http://is.gd/hvTRME   (7 AM - 7 PM, local polling places)

 -Filling the Gaps with Carol Donovan -- The Dallas County Democratic Party Chair will discuss how we fill the gender gap, and will argue that there are many other such gaps amongst our electorate, and will share her observations on electoral differences based on age, race, gender and other factors. Speaking at the "College of Complexes". $3 and $5 Food or Drink Purchase. (6 PM, Roma's Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas)

 -Cinco de Mayo Bash Presented by Victoria Neave for State Representative -- Co-hosted by Miss DFW Latina, Dallas Hispanic Firefighters Association, and National Latino Law Enforcement Organization! Get your advance tickets or reserve your VIP table here: bit.ly/CINCODEMAYO-107  $10 College Student Advance Ticket, $15 Advance Ticket, $20 General Admission at the Door. (VIP Reception 8 PM, General Entrance 10 PM, Taboo Lounge, 1418 N. Riverfront Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207)

Rockwall, Texas to Consider Anti-Transgender Bathroom Ordinance, Seth Meyers

NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers featured Equality Texas Transgender Programs Coordinator Lou Weaver in a segment

Thursday night outlining the ridiculousness of Mississippi and North Carolina's "potty police" laws. Said Meyers, "a policy hasn't created this much bathroom confusion since hipster bars started using animals as bathroom door signs." http://is.gd/dndGqz  

 
"This is Not a Bathroom Bill, This is a Hate Bill": Rev. William Barber on NC's HB 2
http://is.gd/zt4tq3

The Diabetic Economy

Paul Krugman

LISBON - Things are terrible here in Portugal, but not quite as terrible as they were a couple of years ago. The same thing can be said about the European economy as a whole. That is, I guess, the good news.

http://is.gd/7LKCu4

 

Six of the Government's Best Mobile Apps


http://is.gd/frXs6s

 

Cinco de Mayo Bash



http://is.gd/6oxMte

 

 

North Texas Progressive Newsletter

Nancy Cunningham  

Editor Contact: Nancy

 

This newsletter is a project of the North Texas Progressive , it  grew out of the Dallas Air America group, which was founded in 2004 to promote and support progressive talk radio and independent media in North Texas.

 

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Widening Highways Never Fixes Traffic. But Darnit, It Did in Texas



http://is.gd/yW8PRw

 

Humane Society: 'The Humane Economy' Book Tour - Dallas

Humane Society: 'The Humane Economy' Book Tour - Dallas

Join Wayne Pacelle, author and CEO of the Humane Society of the U.S., for a discussion and signing of his new book The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals. Pacelle describes a revolution in American business and public policy that is changing forever how we treat animals. He tells the story from the front lines, in a book that speaks to both mind and heart. Hailed as "a critically important book" by Jack Welch and "an essential read" by Jane Goodall.

Event Location:

Barnes & Noble 7700 W Northwest Hwy Ste 300 Dallas , TX

Date and Time:

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Bill Maher last weekend

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News from the North Texas Progressive 4/25/2016

 

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April 25,  2016

Dear nancy,

Good Afternoon!

Really great newsletter this week! Have a hamburger ! Watch tomorrow for our raffle email - you will be amazed at the prizes. I need everyone to help, don't think someone else should make this newsletter happen. We work really hard to inform and report Democratic and progressive events in North Texas every week and never whine for money ! You know you should buy a raffle ticket twice a year just because we never say no and never send you begging emails.

Thanks,
Nancy Cunningham

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In This Issue

North Dallas Texas Democratic Women:...We Are Failing Our Children Scandal

An Evening with Rabbi Eugene Levy, Author of A Privileged Encounter.

Democracy Now

Texas Fights To Secede From The United Damn States Of America.

North Texas Progressive Calendar...

Dallas County Democrats Burger Bash April 28..

Texas Organizing Project goes to DC on Immigration.

Customer Leaves $1,000 Tip to College-Bound Waitress.

The 8 A.M. Call...by Paul Krugman.

 

North Dallas Texas Democratic Women:  We Are Failing Our Children Scandal ! Lawsuits !

North Dallas Texas Democratic Women

Thursday April 28, 2016, 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm

Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Rd., Dallas   We Are Failing Our ChildrenScandal ! Lawsuits !

And it just keeps getting worse for the children of Texas!

NDTDW will present a panel of experts to discuss the Texas Foster Care System and Child Protective Services at our April 28th meeting. Be sure to plan to come to this timely and important meeting.

Confirmed on our panel:Madeline McClure, LCSW Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children.After a successful career as a financier on Wall Street, TexProtects founder and Executive Director Madeline McClure turned her problem solving skills to the issue of child abuse and recovery. She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work and practiced six years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy to child victims. It became clear to her that healing one child, one neighborhood, one community at a time - while necessary - was an insufficient response in proportion to the child abuse epidemic. Madeline shifted her energies to working on a macro scale for greatest impact, leading others for over 10 years in successful child advocacy. She has a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers College, Rutgers University. Darlene Ewing, Putting children and families first, 35-year family lawyer Darlene Ewing is now a candidate for the 254th Family District Court.

North Dallas Texas Democratic Women www.ndtdw.com , info@nddw.org

 6:45 p.m.Northaven United Methodist Church,11211 Preston Road [west side of Preston, between Forest and Royal Lanes], Dallas

 

Article Headline

Sunday, May 1:An Evening with Rabbi Eugene Levy, Author of A Privileged Encounter: My Unique Experience With President Bill Clinton -- Eugene Levy, a cousin of former Dallas Congressman Martin Frost, was a Rabbi in Little Rock from 1987. Copies of A Privileged Encounter will be available for purchase, and Rabbi Levy will sign books after his talk. This event is free, open to the public, and hosted by Congregation Beth El Binah of Dallas. Please RSVP to RSVP AT bethelbinah.org. (7:30 - 9:00 P.M., Northaven United Methodist Church, Room 239, 11211 Preston Road, Dallas 75230)  http://is.gd/kA8I4q

 

Democracy Now

"He Refused to Live in a Binary": The World Mourns Death of Gender-Bending Music Legend Prince

The world is mourning the loss of the hugely acclaimed and influential musical sensation Prince. He died Thursday at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57. His work spanned ... Read More 

Honor or Insult?: A Debate on the Significance of Harriet Tubman on the New $20 Bill

On Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has announced that new $20 bills will feature Harriet Tubman on the front, replacing former president and slave owner ... Read More 

 

Texas Fights To Secede From The United Damn States Of America

As you have heard by now, Texas Republicans want to vote on a resolution at their convention in June that says Texas ought to bygawd secede from the United Damn States of America.

I am here to tell you that the Republican National convention is gonna be hotter than a hoochy-koochy dancer on Saturday night in a Del Rio. You should be able to fry bacon on the heads of three-fourths of the delegates.

My position is that we ought to let them secede ... and move to Utah and start themselves another of those church things. You know, where they intermarry and never get elected President.  http://is.gd/2lSk8z

 

North Texas Progressive Calendar

calendar

Monday, April 25:

-Last day to register to vote for the Primary Runoff Election.

-North Texas Asian Democrats Endorsement Meeting -- For more information email to president AT northtexasasiandemocrats.org.(7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Caravelle Chinese & Vietamese Restaurant, 400 N. Greenville Ave., Ste 160, Richardson, TX 75081)

 

Tuesday April 26:

-Drinking Liberally Addison -- This month only DLA will be meeting April 26th instead of the 12th. (5:30 pm, The Londoner, 14930 Midway Rd., Addison)

-Spring Reception for Darlene Ewing for Judge Campaign -- RSVP by email to: darleneewingforjudge@gmail.com Donate: https://plasso.co/s/zfAbszDstR (6 - 8 PM, 3114 Saint Johns Drive,Dallas, Texas)

 -Dallas County Texas Democratic Women -- (6:30 pm, Sixth floor clubhouse, 1400 Hi Line Drive at 35E, Dallas 75207)

 

Thursday, April 28:

DCDP Burger Bash -- Details in article above. $15 donation. Sponsorships available. (6 - 8 PM, DCDP offices, 4209 Parry at Fletcher, Dallas 75223)

North Dallas Texas Democratic Women -- NDTDW will present a panel of experts to discuss the Texas Foster Care System and Child Protective Services. Confirmed on our panel: Madeline McClure, LCSW Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children; and Darlene Ewing, 35-year family lawyer and former DCDP County Chair and a candidate for the 254th Family District Court. (6:45 pm, Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Rd., Dallas)

 

Saturday, April 30:

16th A World of Women for World Peace -- (See article above for details and link to RSVP and register.) (9:30 - 11:30 AM, Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St, Dallas, Texas 75201)

Dallas County Democrats Burger Bash April 28

Calling all Dallas Democrats: our annual Burger Bash is here!

Grab a friend or family member and stop by for food, drinks, and fun.

When: Thursday, April 28th, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Where: The Dallas County Democratic Party headquarters (4209 Parry Ave, Dallas, TX 75223)

How: Bring $15 to pay at the door, or pay ahead online for some of the best Democratic grilled burgers in all of Dallas County! You'll also receive a drink coupon with each ticket you buy.  https://form.jotform.com/50837017257961

 

AND Don't miss the chance to win your very own Donald Trump piƱata at this year's Burger Bash!

AND We will be having a Silent Auction of Democratic memorabilia photos etc! 

 

Texas Organizing Project goes to DC on Immigration

Texas families from Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio made the long trek to be in front of the U.S. Supreme Court today when justices heard arguments on Gov. Greg Abbott's lawsuit that is keeping more than 700,000 undocumented Texans from temporary relief of deportation. TOP members joined thousands of immigrant families from across the country to rally in front of the Supreme Court, because it's vital that Texans be there to show the country that Texas families need and deserve relief from deportation, work permits and driver's licenses. Your donations and support made this trip possible, and we remain confident that the Supreme Court will rule in our favor! For more information, contact Constance Luo, (832) 494-8406, cluo@organizetexas.org .

 

Customer Leaves $1,000 Tip to College-Bound Waitress

** Gun Barrel City SE of Dallas
Alesha Palmer says she was so stunned by the gift she began crying in the middle of the restaurant

The 8 A.M. Call
by Paul Krugman


Back in 2008, one of the ads Hillary Clinton ran during the contest for the Democratic nomination featured an imaginary scene in which the White House phone rings at 3 a.m. with news of a foreign crisis, and asked, "Who do you want answering that phone?" It was a fairly mild jab at Barack Obama's lack of foreign policy experience.

http://is.gd/NK1Ul8

 

 

North Texas Progressive Newsletter

Nancy Cunningham  

Editor Contact: Nancy

 

This newsletter is a project of the North Texas Progressive , it  grew out of the Dallas Air America group, which was founded in 2004 to promote and support progressive talk radio and independent media in North Texas.

 

Visit the North Texas Progressive  web page to get more information.

Newsletter archive

Sponsor the newsletter here !

  

 

Majority Report with Sam Seder daily live show 11:00am

Listen daily and call in to the show M-F 11:00am CST: Call-in and talk to Sam @ 646-257-3920 

Please become a Member
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Fighting Back: Officials Ask EPA to Reject State Air Plan, Say More is Needed

Fighting Back: Officials Ask EPA to Reject State Air Plan, Say More is Needed
http://www.downwindersatrisk.org/

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson

Dallas District office: (214) 922-8885

On Twitter: @RepEBJ / Rep. Marc Veasey

Dallas District office: (214) 741-1387

Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel 214-653-6668

2. Join Us on Tuesday, May 3rd to show your support for Commissioner Daniel's clean air resolution. Dallas County Commissioners Court

Tuesday May 3rd 9 am

411 Elm Street, Downtown Dallas

 This is the most effective way to say no to a state government that doesn't believe smog is bad for you. Will you work with us to pass the same resolution in your city and county? Together, we can send a message to Austin and DC officials they can't ignore.


 

This Map Shows How Much Money School Districts Spend on Each Student



This Map Shows How Much Money School Districts Spend on Each Student

Some school districts spend more per student than others, and that, as you can imagine, directly affects the resources students...

http://is.gd/3ILbbP

 

Samantha Bee Has Proved Why Late Night Needed Full Frontal

Most of the conversation before Full Frontal premiered was about how exciting it was that we were finally going to have a woman hosting a late-night show. It was a fair thing to focus on, as it was a clearly bullshit situation that needed to be remedied. But lost in this conversation was how exciting it was that the woman hosting the show was going to be Samantha Bee in particular. This focus on her as a woman entering a boys' club over her own specific comedy track record is something Bee herself noted and mocked in the show's first episode
http://is.gd/Nne572

Abortion Texas Style


 

 

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