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Hi, I'm doin this on my phone at work so it will be brief. Denise Oliver Velez has a diary up about anti-Muslim hate speech coming to Garland this Sunday.

http://www.dailykos.com/...

Anyone interested in meeting up and counter demonstrating? I'm imagining signs that say things like "Hate is not an American value" or "we stand with our Islamic neighbors"

Worth doing? Any interest? Please comment or Kosmail me.

Thank you!

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I am wanting to get involved with the Bernie Sanders for President Campaign. Yesterday I diaried about that here on Daily Kos.

Today, with his announcement I jumped in and went to his website:

Bernie Sanders For President

I also made a (regrettably small) contribution. That's something you can do as well - contribute!! Bernie is counting on us small donors!

I also found a Facebook page: Texans For Bernie Sanders and immediately liked it and messaged it to find out what is up.

I want to get involved!! Please give me ideas and suggestions to get started!

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Should I start a Texans For Bernie Sanders Group on Kos? I don't have a lot of time to administer it.

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I'm one of those people who does not really like the political committees - they tend to support establishment candidates who are usually more conservative than I prefer. So when Hillary announced her run for the Presidency I was furious when the DNC blasted out an email announcing she was running. I was all up in arms that we were not getting a primary, that they were in bed with Hillary, and so on.

I was wrong.

It was with great pleasure that I received an email from the DNC today entitled: Bernie Sanders

I can't paste the photos but the words were:

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is in.

Hillary Clinton is in, too.

But so are Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul.

The race for the White House is on!

Are you in?

http://my.democrats.org/...

I like it DNC. Good job. Thank you.
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Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 05:05 PM PDT

Texans For Sanders? Hell Yes!

by AndyT

I have just written an email to Senator Bernie Sanders campaign website. It says:

Hi,

The political press is reporting that Senator Sanders is planning on announcing a run for President as a Democrat. I have two questions:

1) Where can I contribute?

2) How can I get involved and help out?

I have experience with political campaigns, I can knock doors, make phone calls, stuff envelopes but I also have managerial and organizational experience.

Thanks for your consideration,

Andyt

But I'm not content to wait for an answer. Any Texas Kossacks willing to help me start a Texans for Sanders group? If so, please respond in the comments. Let's brainstorm. There are a hell of a lot of precincts in Texas and it will be an uphill battle but it is a fight worth fighting - a chance to vote FOR a candidate rather than for the lesser of two evils.

Hope to hear from you!

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Our first Dallas Kossack Meet-up in over a year is now under our belt and was a success! It was a small group, 3 Kossacks and a Lurker (who will hopefully join the Great Orange Satan soon, mwaa-ha-ha-ha!). But that's where we will build from - the ground up!

If you  are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and looking for quality progressive company, please join us for the next meet up:
When: May 23rd at Noon for lunch!
Where: Ojeda's Mexican Restaurant
4617 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 528-8383
Why: Margaritas, fajitas, burritos and other fine quality progressive company!!

We Dallas Kossacks are committed optimists and we are preparing for marriage equality to arrive in Dallas on the heels of a June Supreme Court ruling. So we will use this meet-up to plan for celebrations when Dallas County launches marriage equality. Come meet up with us and help us prepare to give couples a Texas congratulations on their unions!

We will also be looking at other areas of activism we want to be involved with. Don't miss out!

We had a great time this go round, go beneath the fold to learn more!

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Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 01:54 PM PDT

Dallas Kossacks meetup TOMORROW!

by AndyT

When: April 25th at Noon for lunch!
Where: Uncle Julio's Mexican Restaurant
4125 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
Why: Margaritas, fajitas, burritos and other fine quality progressive company!!

Part of the plan: discussing creating a "taskforce" of people ready to swoop down on the county courthouse when marriage equality reaches Texas to greet happy couples with roses and banners celebrating the new recognition of their unions!

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OMG! You won't believe it! Thousands upon thousands of excited Kossacks are converging on Dallas, Texas!! Why?

For the Meetup on April 25th!

When: April 25th at Noon for lunch!
Where: Uncle Julio's Mexican Restaurant
4125 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

You don't want to miss this festival of progressive populism!! Mark you calendars Now!

More below the fold...

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Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 04:30 PM PDT

Dallas Kossacks Meet Up April 25th

by AndyT

When: April 25th at Noon for lunch!
Where: Uncle Julio's Mexican Restaurant
4125 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
Why: Margaritas, fajitas, burritos and other fine quality progressive company!!
Part of the plan: discussing creating a "taskforce" of people ready to swoop down on the county courthouse when marriage equality reaches Texas to greet happy couples with roses and banners celebrating the new recognition of their unions!

More under the Fleur de Kos.

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Thu Mar 12, 2015 at 03:27 PM PDT

Dallas Kossacks Meet Up April 25th

by AndyT

Dallas skyline
When: April 25th at Noon for lunch!
Where: Uncle Julio's Mexican Restaurant
4125 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
Why: Margaritas, fajitas, burritos and other fine quality progressive company!!

Part of the plan: discussing creating a "taskforce" of people ready to swoop down on the county courthouse when marriage equality reaches Texas to greet happy couples with roses and banners celebrating the new recognition of their unions!

More under the Fleur de Kos.

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I’ve been asked about my depression so I wrote this up. Basically it is about depression, how I have tried to alleviate it, what has worked and what hasn’t. And it includes a solicitation for suggestions for how I might respond to it in the future.

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Dallas Kossocks are having a meet up this Friday, March 21st at 7PM. The location is Cafe Brazil in Richardson. For your GPS the address is: 2071 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas 75080.

Come on out and meet like minded Texans and join us as we turn Texas purple - then blue!!

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Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 04:32 AM PDT

Dallas Area Kossacks Meetup March 21st!

by AndyT

Dallas Kossocks are having a meet up this Friday, March 21st at 7PM. The location is Cafe Brazil in Richardson. For your GPS the address is: 2071 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas 75080.

Come on out and meet like minded Texans and join us as we turn Texas purple - then blue!!

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