Political Activities

Political Activities Committee
Chair: Cathy Mangarelli

Purpose: 

To have the Democratic ‘voice’ heard by our elected representatives and to encourage the election of qualified Democratic candidates at the local, county, state and national level.  In order to do this, the following activities and/or actions are recommended:

  • Initiate letter writing campaigns on important issues.  The Political Activities Committee will draft ‘sample’ letters regarding suitable issues of interest to our membership using appropriate ‘talking points’ researched by the committee using newspaper articles as well as Democratic organizations’ website information.  We will encourage membership to use these ‘sample’ letters as a starting point to contact the appropriate representative(s) and/or ‘Letters to the Editor’ of the Dallas Morning News.   
  • Encourage members to participate in political activities with the Collin County and Texas State Democratic organizations.
  • Work with the Education Committee to bring Democratic activists as well as Democratic candidates to speak to our membership.
  • Provide a comprehensive and up-to-date list of elected representatives for membership.
  • Provide a comprehensive list of Democratic websites for membership.
  • Provide elected officials’ job descriptions as well as procedures to be followed to seek elected office.

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Team Beto in North Texas

Beto O’Rourke’s grassroots team is hosting events all over Texas!

Join Team Beto at an event in your neighborhood this week!

Beto’s campaign is driven by people like us coming together, talking neighbor-to-neighbor about what we can do to take power back to the people and build a better Texas. Together, we’ll spread the message about what’s at stake in this election and how we’re going to build a movement that works for all Texans in November.

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Important Websites

  • VOTE GUIDE is any easy to use platform that lets you communicate securely with your elected officials at all levels of government.  Go to: www.voteguide.com
  • LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed, active participation in government; works to increase understanding of major policy issues; and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Go to www.lwv.org or www.vote411.org for voter registration information.
  • TEXAS TRIBUNE is a non-profit, non-partisan public media organization covering Texas politics and policies.  Go to: www.texastribune.org/
  • DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE offers daily news updates, policy analysis, links, email updates and opportunities to participate in the political process.  Call 202-863-8000 or go to: www.democrats.org
  • BATTLEGROUND TEXAS is an organization whose primary effort is to turn Texas into a more balanced state politically.  Go to: www.battlegroundtexas.com
  • Official website of the House Democratic Caucus.  Go to: www.Dems.gov
  • DCCC is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives.  Go to: www.dccc.org.
  • DSCC is the official Senate Democratic organization.  Go to: www.dscc.org/
  • TEXAS DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION.  Go to: www.txdemocrats.org/
  • COLLIN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION.  Go to: www.collindems.us/
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WHO REPRESENTS ME?

U.S President:  www.whitehouse.gov

Texas U.S. Senators:

John Cornyn       www.cornyn.senate.gov

Ted Cruz               www.cruz.senate.gov

Texas U.S. Representative

Congressional District 3-Sam Johnson       www.samjohnson.house.gov

Texas State Senator:

Van Taylor (972-398-9416) 6301 Preston Road, Suite 700, Plano, TX  75024   http://www.vantaylor.senate.state.tx.us

Texas Attorney General

Ken Paxton effective January 1st, 2015

Texas State Representative:

Jodie Laubenberg (972-424-6810), 206 North Murphy Road, Murphy TX 75064 www.laubenberg.house.state.tx.us

Texas State Board of Education Member:

Geraldine ‘Tincy’ Miller (972-419-4000), 1100 Providence Tower West , 5001 Spring Valley Road,  Dallas TX 75244-3910                                                                                    gtince@aol.com

Town of Fairview

Fairview Mayor:   Darion Culbertson,   972-562-0522,

dculbertson@fairview.org

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