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Dallas Tea Party Meeting Zipcodes 75229 & 75220 Agenda Introductions Elections calendar Candidates for 2012 Obamacare and the Supreme Court Future of our tea party group Website for our group Get Involved – the ground war Upcoming events Thursday April 5, 2012
Introductions You are here if you signed up on Dallas Tea Party website in zipcode 75229 or 75220 Zipcode 75229 – 177 tea party members – 3 admins Linda Rogers Bryan Knox Steve Gerdes Zipcode 75220 – 52 tea party members – no admins How many are 75229? How many are 75220? How many have been to a tea party meeting before?
What Are We About? We are about the long term building of an educated, fiscally conservative majority, via limited, Constitutionally restrained government. It will come about through what we call "Death by 1,000 cuts" administered by thousands of American citizens like you. These "Cuts" can be administered at the Local, State or National level, via e-mails, telephone calls, letters, campaign donations, etc. But it most requires people willing to get involved and are not apologetic nor concerned about what others my think. It is not for those people who believe it is "beneath them". It requires people who will stand up and run for office, from being a Precinct Chairman to the President of the United States. Get involved, and you'll learn quickly. You'll become sophisticated in very short order. It requires people who will stand up and participate in the Ground War. Our job is to get engaged. If you are not, right now, sitting there deciding to get engaged and seriously looking into how to get out of your comfort zone and just do it, then I may be entertaining you, but you are not making a difference. Look to your right and to your left. These are the compatriots upon whom you depend, and who are depending on you. Tonight we are going to throw out some political perspective and discuss the elections.
Elections Calendar Primary Election April 30 Last Day to Register to Vote May 14 First Day of Early Voting May 22 Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail May 25 Last Day of Early Voting May 29 Texas Primary Election Day Runoff Election June 1First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail July 2Last Day to Register to Vote July 23First Day of Early Voting July 24Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail July 31Runoff Election Day
House District Candidates HD 103 (831 tea party members) – overlaps 75229 and 75220 Rafael Ancia – Democratic incumbent HD 114 (1592 tea party members) – overlaps 75229 and 75220 Candidates to fill Will Hartnett’s seat David Boone Bill Keffer Jason Villalba HD 115 (1661 tea party members) – overlaps 75229, but not 75220 Candidates to fill Jim Jackson’s seat Lib Grimmett Steve Nygen Andy Olivo Bennett Ratliff Matt Rinaldi
Other Candidates for 75229 & 75220 U.S. Congress – District 32 Pete Sessions (Incumbent) Texas State Senate – District 16 John Carona (Incumbent) Dallas County Sheriff Kirk Launius (Rene Christian stopped her campaign) Commissioners Court – Precinct 1 (Former Maurine Dickey seat – redistricted – no longer our area) Cecile Fernandez Larry Miller Commissisoner Court – Precinct 2 Mike Cantrell (incumbent – not up for election this year) State Board of Education – District 12 George Clayton (Incumbent) Pam Little Geraldine “Tincy” Miller Gail Spurlock
Other Candidates for 75229 & 75220 State Board of Education – District 12 George Clayton (Incumbent) Pam Little Geraldine “Tincy” Miller Gail Spurlock Texas 5th Court of Appeals – Place 2 Jennifer Balido Jeff Coen David Evans Kevin Keith Bill Whitehill Texas 5th Court of Appeals – Place 9 Martin Richter (Incumbent) David Lewis Numerous Other Judge Races
Obamacare and the Supreme Court Three days of hearings - the mandate to buy insurance, severability of mandate from rest of the law, and the challenges by 26 states Justices met to tell each other their decision – no discussion One or more justices assigned to write opinions Opinions will be passed around and there is potential for justices to change their minds Obama challenge to Supreme Court Fifth circuit challenge to Obama Letter from DOJ Attacks against Republican justices
Future of Our Tea Party Group Several new tea party groups Casa Linda Lake Highlands Consolidation of tea party zipcodes Preston Hollow / Park City Tea Party 75225 and 75230 Adding more zipcodes Possibility of combining several other zipcode groups 75229 and 75220 – maybe 75244 and 75209 Less duplication of effort Less coordination points for Dallas Tea Party More consistency Larger support team Ken Emanuelson Meeting in near future to explore this
Website in Development Current domain – TeaParty75229.org Events posted Meetings posted Information from meetings loaded News / alerts General information Local elected officials Candidates in 2012 Contact info on other tea party groups Reading materials – e.g. constitutional government Links to other websites WHAT ELSE ???
GET INVOLVED Join the Tea Party Ground War Volunteer for one or more conservative candidates Run for office Deliver 1000 cuts Recruit and educate friends Volunteer for our tea party group
Organizing For The Ground War Winning by Winning the Precincts We need precinct leaders For 75229 – 13 precincts For 75220 – 10 precincts Groundwar Training Sessions Available Organizing the Precinct Door to Door Training Preston Hollow / Park Cities Tea Party: 13 out of 30 Precincts in our Group now have Tea Party Leaders Training provided for the Ground War Almost same training as a Precinct Chair - Often a Republican Precinct Chairman, but could be a Democrat Precinct Chair
The Ground War Step 1 -Assembling and Training the Troops Step 2 -Intelligence Gathering Mission WWW.GRASSROOTSCOMMANDOS.COM/ USER/LOGIN Mapping the combatants and the terrain Knowing who isn't registered, where they live and which way they lean Knowing who is registered but not voting, where they live and which way they lean Knowing who are the Independents, where they live and which way they lean Step 3 -The Target Rich Environment Background Briefing Books on Each Precinct - Ken Emanuelsen We will ask Ken and Russ to attend a future meeting
Upcoming Events April 17 Next Meeting for Park Cities/Preston Hollow Tea Party April 30 Last Day to Register to Vote May 3 (tentative) Next Meeting for 75229 & 75220 Tea Party Group May 7 Dr. Stephen Steinlight speaks on Immigration Policy May 14 First Day of Early Voting May 15 Kevin Freeman, author of “Secret Weapon” at Park Cities/Preston Hollow Tea Party May 22 Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail May 25 Last Day of Early Voting May 29 Texas Primary Election Day
Future Meetings Next Meeting May 3 (tentative) First Thursday of each month Meet here until we are too big, or reorganized into a larger group Bring friends
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TO GIVE YOUR TIME TO YOUR COUNTRY
Code of Conduct The Dallas Tea Party is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to citizen education, empowerment and engagement. The Dallas Tea Party will not organize or co-sponsor any public rally event to support a political party or candidate. The Dallas Tea Party will not host political party officials or declared candidates as speakers at public rally events organized by the Dallas Tea Party, except issue events. The Dallas Tea Party will not include or appoint to a leadership role any political campaign operative. (Precinct chairs excluded) The Dallas Tea Party and members agree: 1 - To respect and protect the privacy of members and aligned citizens. 2 - To not publicly disclose any member specific information. 3 - To not share information about members or other confidential data to another party not expressly agreeing to this code of conduct.