Judge Jenkins says Refugee Children will not be housed in Dallas County

We learned through press conference yesterday that refugee children will not be coming to Dallas County as previously planned. They will continue to be housed and sheltered at the border by border officials. Many of you made in person and live donations at our last meeting, including hand made signs of support, intended for those coming to Dallas. Currently we are working with Dallas County Young Democrats to organize a method to ship all of these donations to the border organizations that we have been working with statewide. We will make sure that these donations reach their intended sources, but if you have questions or concerns please feel free to email president@tcyd.org for more information. Thank you to everyone that has contributed- your efforts have been both uplifting and heartwarming. See you all at the next meeting!
- Celia Morgan, TCYD President

TCYD August Meeting

Join us for our next meeting on Thursday August 7, 2014, at 7 p.m. as we hear from our very own Congressman Marc Veasey! Congressman Veasey is the Democratic Representative of Congressional District 33, which covers parts of both Tarrant and Dallas Counties. He’s been a champion against discriminatory voter ID laws, raising the minimum wage, and has worked side by side with constituents in their businesses in CD33.

We will also continue receiving donations for the Dallas area refugee children, and have local updates for campaign activity. Once again we will be meeting at Mama’s Pizza which is located at 5800 Camp Bowie Blvd. For more information, please feel free to contact us at board@tcyd.org or at (817) 677-8937.

A Special Message from TCYD

It’s been such an amazing couple of days here in North Texas, and I wish you could see the beaming smile on face right now. In quick response, I’ve seen so many Texans show just how big their hearts are, and that’s why I couldn’t wait to share it with you.
A few days ago, my friend and colleague Chelsea Roe with the Dallas County Young Democrats tapped me after a meeting with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, they needed our help. Judge Clay Jenkins has offered a safe place for 2,000 of the over 75,000 (and still climbing) children who’ve sought refuge in Texas from horrible violence at home in South America. He made the decision as a father, then as a leader, that he just had to help these children in this humanitarian crisis.
He can’t do it alone.
So, I offered to help, and soon many North Texans heard the call, then Texans statewide, and even Americans outside of Texas have asked to help. Now we need your help:

Here are a few quick ways you can help the cause:
1) Donate necessary items through our Amazon Wishlist. This list ships the items directly to support organizations on the border, and in our home communities. We’ve hand selected some clothing, hygiene, and other items that have been requested by these agencies.
NTX relief: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2R6CORI0PVLLA/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o
Direct Border relief:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/38SPBUV1P3Y16/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o?page=1&filter=all&layout=standard&sort=date-added&reveal=unpurchased&id=38SPBUV1P3Y16&type=wishlist&itemPerPage=24

2) Call your Leaders! Legislators and City Leaders need to know that you want to help! Call them and ask them to open their hearts, and open our communities to help give these children a safe place to stay! Find your legislator here: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

3) Send a message of support! Judge Clay Jenkins has opened his heart, but there are some who are riddled with fear and intolerance, who’ve sent violent, hateful, and hurtful messages to the Judge and others trying to help. We know Texas is better, and we know love is always greater than hate. So send cards, posters, letters, tweet, post, and call. Let your leaders know we are behind them, and we are beside these children. Use #LoveFromTexas Clay Jenkins is @JudgeClayJ

All in all we’ve got to send the message that Texas hearts are as big as Texas itself.

Celia Morgan
President, Tarrant County Young Democrats

TCYD July Social Event

The July social event for the Tarrant County Young Democrats will be on Thursday, July 17th at 6.p.m. This month we will be going to the Martin House Brewing Company, which is located at 220 S. Sylvania Ave, Suite 209 in Fort Worth. That night Martin House will be doing a brewery tour and tasting event. The admission fee for the event is $10. For more information about the event itself, please click here. For more information about everything else, please feel free to contact us at board@tcyd.org or at (817) 677-8937.

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