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May 2nd Joint Elections
is changed to be held on Nov. 3, 2020

Runoff Primary Election
is changed to be held on July 14, 2020
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Upcoming Events  

Monday April 13

Metrocrest Democrats Meeting Cancelled

Endorsement Voting

The endorsement vote by our Members* for the candidates to US House District 24 primary runoff election will be done through an electronic special form.

The procedure will be emailed to eligible members.

* Membership deadline in order to participate in this vote was March 16, 2020.


Dallas County
New Voting Process
See demo videos below:

New check-in (pollbook) system

New voting machines


Learn about Countywide Vote Centers.
Dallas County residents can vote at any Polling Place
within Dallas County to solve the confusion of
voting at the precinct locations.
This will offer the convenience of Early Voting
location to Election Day as well.


Interesting Articles
& more


The Atlantic, October, 2018 issue
Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages
of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality.
It will further concentrate power among a small elite
if we don’t take steps to stop it.

By: Yuval Noah Harari

Excerpts from article:
".... if we want to prevent the concentration of all wealth and power in the hands of a small elite, we must regulate the ownership of data."
"The race to accumulate data is already on, and is currently headed by giants such as Google and Facebook and, in China, Baidu and Tencent. So far, many of these companies have acted as “attention merchants”—they capture our attention by providing us with free information, services, and entertainment, and then they resell our attention to advertisers. Yet their true business isn’t merely selling ads. Rather, by capturing our attention they manage to accumulate immense amounts of data about us, which are worth more than any advertising revenue. We aren’t their customers—we are their product."

"Currently, humans risk becoming similar to domesticated animals. .... We are now creating tame humans who produce enormous amounts of data ....we will end up with downgraded humans misusing upgraded computers to wreak havoc on themselves and on the world.
....the idea of living in a digital dictatorship or some similarly degraded form of society — then the most important contribution you can make is to find ways to prevent
too much data from being concentrated in too few hands
"


New York Times, September 8, 2018
The Republican Approach to Voter Fraud: Lie

They use the fallacy of rampant cheating at the polls to make it harder for people to vote.

By: Carol Anderson,
Dr. Anderson is a professor of African-American studies at Emory University.


The Atlantic, March 17, 2018 issue
Is America on the Verge of a
Constitutional Crisis?


As the Trump presidency approaches a troubling tipping point, it’s time to find the right term for what’s happening to democracy.

By:Quinta Jurecic and Ben Jamin Wittes


www.msn.com
A History of why the US is the only
rich country without universal health care

By: Annalisa Merelli

"Currently, the US spends two to three times as much
per capita on health care as most industrialized countries.

Of this burden, an estimated two thirds falls on the government’s shoulders, when one accounts for
entitlements (Medicare and Medicaid), the cost of health insurance for government workers, and tax credits that subsidize private insurance plans for other people.
“Most Americans have publicly funded health care,”
either in full or in part,says David Himmelstein,
professor of public health at CUNY and author of the
estimate. “The government spends much more than
other countries, but it’s an opaque system.”
The government’s role is mostly to subsidize the
astronomical costs set by the for-profit market.

Many Americans think their system is expensive because
it’s very good. They are wrong: The US ranks 28th,
below almost all other rich countries, when it comes to
the quality of its healthcare assessed by UN parameters ...
"
Read full article


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Mission Statement
The mission of the Metrocrest Democrats is to advance the success of the Democratic Party throughout suburban northwest Dallas and
southeast Denton Counties by promoting
active civic participation, educating on values
and issues, and supporting candidates
for elective office
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Contact info@metrocrestdemocrats.org
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Application for Ballot by Mail
Go to links provided to print the form,
fill and mail to address given.


For Dallas County this link

For Denton County this link
mail to:
Denton County Elections Administration
701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101,
Denton, TX 76208

For Collin County this link
mail to:
Collin County Elections Department
2010 Redbud Blvd. Suite 102
McKinney, TX 75069


Register to Vote for Elections

Registration Deadlines are:


In-person:
30 days before Election Day
By-mail: Postmarked 30 days before
Election Day
Online: Not Available


2020 update: Register to vote in Texas:
click here
For Voter Registration Department:
click here

To check your voter registration status:
click here

For Election-Related Information
in Dallas County these are the websites:

www.DallasDemocrats.org

  www.DallasCountyVotes.org

Make sure you are registered to vote at
your Current Address and that
all your friends are too.



For more information and resources for
voting in Texas, visit VoteTexas.gov
.


County Election Contacts

Dallas County: 214-819-6300
www.dallascountyvotes.org

Collin County: 1-800-687-8546
www.collincountytx.gov

Denton County: 940-349-3200
www.votedenton.com

Kaufman County: 972-932-0298 www.kaufmancounty.org/elections

Tarrant County: 817-831-8683
access.tarrantcounty.com/en/elections.html

For more help, including how to check your registration status, contact the
Texas secretary of state at
1-800-252-8683 or
visit votetexas.gov


Voter Registration Drive

Why Are Millions of Citizens
Not Registered to Vote?

A survey of the civically unengaged finds
they lack interest, but
outreach opportunities exist

Article by:
The Pew Charitable Trusts/ Research & Analysis


For full article click here


ResistX
ResistX, is a non-profit that facilitates
awareness of upcoming
political demonstrations via
texts and emails


Know Your Rights:
What To Do If Your Rights Are Violated
at a Demonstration or Protest

See this ACLU link




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