Happening in Grayson County thru July 2017


Grayson County Democratic Party meeting
Every fourth Thursday at Grandy’s  MAP
5:30 meet & greet and eat, 6:00 meeting.
New friends always welcome!
Wheelchair accessible.
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Lander Bethel presents a Democrat’s view of health care in 30 seconds.
Rep. Ratcliffe, who is up for re-election in 2018, was absent from the July Town Hall .

Call Senator John Cornyn at (202) 224-2934 and Senator Ted Cruz at (202) 224-5922. Tell them “Shame on you” for voting for the Republican healthcare bills. 
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CALL 1-844-332-8404 TODAY and tell your Texas Senator to vote NO on SB 7, a bill that unfairly targets public employees and eliminates their ability to pay union dues through the simplest method, payroll deduction. Details here.
Texas Senate Dist. 30, call Senator Craig Estes: 512-463-0130.

Join Indivisible Sherman for schedule and more information on the Texas legislature’s special session, currently in progress.
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Mondays. Every Monday we’ll be call banking to generate a list of Democratic voters in Grayson County. The call banks will start at 6pm and end at 8:30. Locations will change due to availability issues, so watch your emails. Not on our email list? Sign up here.
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Please join the Democratic Women of Grayson County for Kaffee Klatsch on the second Saturday of each month, Panera Bread from 9:00-10:30 am.
The Kaffee Klatsch is a a come and go meet and greet. Purchase your favorite brew then join us for an informal conversation and make new friends. The Kaffee Klatch is a monthly event, held on second Saturdays. Mark your calendars: August 12.
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If you have an announcement you would like added to this list, please notify Barb Rush by emailing the event to info@graysondemocrats.org. Thanks!

View Tax March reports and note from Jan Fletcher
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What’s at Stake? Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid & the Affordable Care Act: How to fight back and have your voice heard. Watch Glenn Melancon’s information-packed presentation to DWGC.
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Vote for Andra Petrean for Sherman School Board
Andra is a science teacher and mother of two boys who attend Sherman I.S.D. She believes in quality education for all children and will work to empower teachers.

Election day, May 6, 2017, hours: 7 am to 7 pm.

Click here for information and sample ballots for all cities in Grayson County with May 6th elections.
Vote count:  Andra Petrean – 1632, the other guy – 1871
Admirable campaign. We can all be proud!
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Tax March Sherman, Saturday, April 15
Trump: show your tax returns!  #TaxMarch
Click here for details and to RSVP or just show up!

Science March, April 22, 9:30-10:30, at the courthouse. The Texoma Earth Day festival organizers welcome us to stake our pro-science message signs on the festival grounds! The festival goes all day, so we’ll go over there after the march at 10:30.

Click here to request an application for a Ballot by mail or call 903-893-8683. When you fill it out, mail the application back so that they receive it in time to mail you a ballot. Then, when you receive the ballot, vote and mail it in time to arrive no later than election day. If over 65, sick or disabled, you may always vote by mail, but you must request ballots by mail at the beginning of every year. You may also vote by mail if you anticipate you will be away during early voting and election day.

Join Grayson Democrats at Howe’s Founders Day Festival this Saturday, May 6 from 2:00-8:00. Our booth is #17 at the eastern end of Howe’s downtown, near the food booths.  We will share information and register voters. To help at the booth, contact Ron and Jeanne Briggs at randjbriggs@netscape.net.
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People’s Climate March, April 29, 11:00 to 1:00, Sherman Courthouse

Protest on the 100th day of the Trump presidency. This is about half of us, who arrived early. No rain. No hail. No severe weather. Great enthusiasm in support of of a healthy climate. The people have the power!

Herald Democrat Climate March article, April 30, 2017
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Protest at the Grayson County Courthouse Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoon from 5-6, May 8, 9, and 10. Please bring your pro-ACA signs.
Details on Actions page.
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Action Committee meeting May 13 at Grandy’s from 3 to 5 pm.
Mark your calendars now.

Meet & Greet with US Representative Beto O’Rourke,
the Democratic candidate to defeat Ted Cruz in 2018.

Friday, May 19, 6:30 PM
Nine Band Brewing
​9 Prestige Circle, Allen, Texas 75002
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May 20, Indivisible Sherman meeting: Please join us for our May meeting at Grandy’s! We will discuss the March for Truth, town halls in July and August, and ways to help our immigrant community. More info on Actions page.

May 21, Protest Gerrymandering: From 1:30-3:30 at Cindy Burkett’s office
3200 Broadway Blvd. Garland, TX 75043

An Indivisible TX Redistricting Event
Cindy Burkett (R-Sunnyvale) is the chairwoman of the Texas House Redistricting Committee. Under her leadership, the committee has failed to hold a *single* hearing, a distinction shared by no other committee. This is despite the fact that Texas’ election districts are being invalidated left and right by the district court in San Antonio and there are numerous redistricting reform bills stalled in her committee. She is blocking *all* attempts at reform, or even discussion, and is cynically running out the clock on this legislative session. More info on Actions page.
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4 Indivisible Actions for the Week of May 20, 2017

May 30, 5:30, meet, greet & eat at Grandy’s in Sherman.
6:00 pm: Action Committee meeting, making signs for the June 3rd March for Truth, hosted by Indivisible Sherman.
…also needing volunteers to bring their cell phones to call the member list for personal contact invitation to the June 10 social at 903 Brewers. New members always welcome! Please join us.
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June 3, March for Truth: Grayson County Courthouse, 10-11:30 AM
Details on Actions page.
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Party to meet other Progressive Supporters in Grayson County
When: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5 – 7 pm (Action Committee meeting 4-5)
WHERE: 903 Brewers, 1718 S. Elm St; Sherman
WHY: Let’s meet the other committee groups and meet new Grayson County Democrats. Feel free to bring your significant other, friends, neighbors, or just your wonderful self.
FOOD PROVIDED BY: to be announced soon
RSVP by June 8 to: Jan Fletcher 972-897-4796
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Thursday, June 29, Grandy’s, 5:30-7:00, Town Hall preparations, help appreciated!

Wed, July 5thTed Cruz Town Hall in McKinney
Sheraton McKinney, 1900 Gateway Blvd, 6:00 pm. Facebook signup: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409737879108744

Thursday, July 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Rep Ratcliffe Town Hall
Grayson County Courthouse, East Courtroom, 2nd floor
Crockett St and Lamar St ground floor doors will be open.
We are inviting Radcliffe, but will hold the event whether he appears or not. Grayson, Fannin & Delta Counties invited. Come learn about current Washington DC issues and ask questions.

Join with Indivisible Sherman Wed, July 19, Panera Bread, 5:00-7:00 to write postcards to State Senator Craig Estes and State Rep Larry Phillips about legislation coming up in the Texas special session!
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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump appear determined to repeal the Affordable Care Act at any cost — so we need to keep speaking out and speaking up. Senate Republicans are expected to vote on repealing Obamacare this week.
Call Senator John Cornyn at (202) 224-2934 and Senator Ted Cruz at (202) 224-5922. Tell them it’s time for the GOP to drop their obsession with repealing Obamacare and move on.

Contact our Senators NOW to tell them to vote NO! on Trumpcare, NO! on repeal.
Ask to speak to the staffer who deals with healthcare!
Senator Ted Cruz, (202) 224-5922, press 0 to speak with staff, ask for Joel Heimbach. Also email him: joel_heimbach@cruz.senate.gov
Senator John Cornyn, (202) 224-2934, 0, Beth Nelson, beth_nelson@cornyn.senate.gov
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