Monday August 13
Metrocrest Democrats Meeting
Please join us at:
"New New Buffet",
3822 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75001.
(Southeast corner of Marsh Lane and Beltline Rd. at
the east end of the shopping area that includes Kroger.)
Come anytime after 6:00pm for a dutch treat supper and the meeting will start at 7:00pm
We will have the speaker who missed our month of June meeting* Sam Martin at this meeting.
Sam (Stephanie A) Martin is the Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at SMU, and frequent contributor
on local television networks. Her research focuses
particularly on Evangelical Christians who share a worldview about who the country once was and so should be again.
Her research sheds light on this group's relative lack of
support for the Obama presidency as well as their surprising embrace of Donald Trump. She will discuss messaging
as it is used to manipulate this group of voters into
* Professor Martin somehow confused the dates when
entering the info on her calendar between the May and June meeting, in spite of an accurate reminder, which was why
she missed our last meeting. We were fortunate to have
David Griggs present to help fill us all in on the convention, which was a great event.
For anyone interested we will still have few BETO yards signs available for sale ($5.00ea) at this meeting, and if we run out, we will bring more to our next meeting.
You can also call or text
Mary Clare at (972) 839-9600 to get them.
Price is the cost from the Beto campaign.
Telling it like it is!
May 30, 2018
Kim Olson for Commissioner of Agriculture
Speaking live from Boerne, Texas
Primary Runoff Results
District Judge, Judicial District 68
District Judge, Judicial District 193
Judge Court At Law No. 4
Judge Criminal Court of Appeals No. 2
For more detail results see here
The Atlantic, March 17, 2018 issue
Is America on the Verge of a
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
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
The New York Times, Jan. 27, 2018
How Wobbly Is Our Democracy?
If partisan polarization continues to intensify,
checks and balances will not save us.
By Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
Please Don't Forget
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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.
for questions and comments.
For Election-Related Information
in Dallas County
these are the websites:
Make sure you are registered to vote at
your Current Address and that
all your friends are too.
To check your voter registration status
County Election Contacts
Dallas County: 214-819-6300
Collin County: 1-800-687-8546
Denton County: 940-349-3200
Kaufman County: 972-932-0298 kaufmancounty.org/elections
Tarrant County: 817-831-8683
For more help, including how to check your registration status, contact the
Texas secretary of state at
Most current information
about the Rail Line
as it affects our area cities.
DART COTTON BELT
Cotton Belt Corridor
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
The Pew Charitable Trusts/ Research & Analysis
For full article click here
"More than 40% of the unregistered cared who
would win the presidency in 2016, and some
indicated that they could be motivated to
register in the future, though many also feel
that the voting process does not affect the
way governing decisions are made.
These findings suggest that opportunities
exist to engage segments of the unregistered
population, including through consistent
outreach at motor vehicle agencies as
required under the NVRA and
public education campaigns designed to
highlight the significance of individual voter participation to election outcomes and
the connection between local policies
and issues these citizens care about,
such as those for which they volunteer
Less than 20 percent of this group has
been asked to register by a state agency,
and a substantial increase in that figure
could help to improve registration rates and
electoral participation among these
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