Hello DACED Friends,
Our next General membership meeting will be tomorrow. We'll be doing a recap of the State convention for everyone who was not able to attend. Covering most everything from caucuses to workshops to the election of our new State Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa.
I look forward to all of us sharing what we learned and experienced at the convention about the future direction our party here in Texas is headed in. The challenges we face such as voter turnout, raising money, growing our base, and recruiting qualified candidates. Our discussion should be very informative and inspiring, because I believe we can put into practice what we learned at the convention here in our small part of North Texas.
Since the last time we all met, we have lost one of our most active members. Mr. Carl Johnson died of a heart attack on May 31st Carl was a DCDP Precinct Chair, and a invaluable member of the DACED family. He was active in countless local, as well as statewide campaigns. Whether be in his classroom, phone banking, knocking doors, walking in a parade, marching on Austin for education, walking the track for Relay for Life, or coaching his son's little league games. Carl brought a level of commitment and passion to everything he did that inspired us all to give a little more, fight a little harder and never give up or waiver from our Democratic values. No matter what the need Carl was there to lend a hand for whomever or whatever the cause. We will miss him very much.
On June 20th, your club's executive committee met at the home of DACED Vice-President Fernando Rojas. It was a very productive successful meeting. I thank Barbara and Fernando for once again allowing us to into their home to hold this important gathering.
On Thursday 9:00 AM CST the U.S. Supreme court will be announcing its decision on the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Following the announcement, the Tarrant County Democratic Party has a presser planned outside of John Peter Smith Hospital, and are working with Wendy Davis' office to coordinate the event. Then on Friday, the Dallas Democratic Forum is planning an event at the Belo in Downtown Dallas.
Independence Day is next week, I hope everyone has a great holiday which is safe and fun, with all your family and friends. Democratically Yours,
President, Dallas County East Democrats (DACED)
Hello DACED Friends,