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Monthly Socials

The Johnson County Democratic Party’s Monthly Socials are held the second Tuesday of the month. The Socials are held at the Cleburne Cultural Arts Center located at 425 Grandbury St. in Cleburne, Texas. The Socials begin at 6:30 PM. A pot luck dinner is served. Donations to the Party are always welcome. Hope to see you there.

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  • May 26 is the date for Drinking Liberally. As usual, we will be meeting at 6:30 PM. The location is Villa Dianna Italian Restaurant, 2475 E. Renfro St. Burleson, Texas. BYOB. A chance for liberals, progressives, and Democrats from Johnson County and surrounding counties to meet with folks of like mind. Good food, good drink, and good conversation. Hope to see you there.
  • We are excited to welcome Professor Max Krochmal from TCU. Professor Krochmal is the author of "Blue Texas." This months meeting promises to be very interesting. 6:30 PM, JN Long Cultural Arts Complex 425 Granbury, Cleburne, Texas. A pot luck dinner will be served and a $10 donation per plate is much appreciated. Sure hope to a big turnout.
  • That's right. Drinking Liberally convenes this Friday, April 28, at Villa Diana in Burleson. We will meet at 6:30 PM as usual. Looking forward to good food, good drink and good conversation about the first 100 days. BYOB or order your favorite nonalcoholic beverage.  Hope to see everyone there.
  • We are proud to announce that the Honorable Ken Shetter, Mayor of Burleson, Texas, will be our featured speaker. Mayor Shetter is also President of One Safe Place. In addition, Mayor Shetter is a member of the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition as well as Vice Chair of the Greater Johnson County Transportation Coalition.  Come and join us Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30 PM. JN Long Cultural Arts Center, 425 Granbury St., Cleburne, Texas. A pot luck dinner will be served. A $10 donation per plate is much appreciated. Hope to see everyone there.
  • On April 10 from 10 AM to 11 AM Indivisible Burleson Area and Indivisible JCTX are hosting an event at 115 Main Street, in Cleburne, Texas to share concerns with Congressman Williams. "We are visiting Rep. Williams' Cleburne Office and bringing our concerns to him. Meet us at HEROES café right down the street from his office. We will meet, organize and walk to his office. Feel free to bring post cards, letters and/or signs. The event will be filmed and share via social media and shared with local media outlets." ~ Indivisible Burleson Area and Indivisible JCTX.
  • Due to the SD-22 meeting with Gilberto Hinojosa on March 24, Drinking Liberally has been changed to March 31. Same time, 6:30. Same place, Villa Dianna in Burleson. Hope to see you there.
  • Q&A: Political Challenges in Rural Counties. Hosted by the Johnson County Democratic Party and Texas Democratic Women of Johnson County for SD 22. Friday Evening 6 PM. March 24, 2017. JN Long Cultural Arts Center, 425 Granbury St., Cleburne, TX. $10 donation for adults and $5 donation for children under 12 includes meal. RSVP by March 22. RSVP to the follow organization and or people. Texas Democratic Women of Johnson County, 281-433-9674, www.TDWJohnsonCounty.com Linda Brown, karaoke1@swbell.net Kat Sanders, kat01015@yahoo.com Pam Humphrey, pahred@yahoo.com  
  • Time for the Monthly Social for the Johnson County Democratic Party. Tuesday, 11/14, at 6:30 PM. Located at JN Long Cultural Arts Center, 425 Granbury St., Cleburne, TX. A pot luck dinner is served and a $10 donation per plate is much appreciated. Come spend an evening with folks of like mind. Hope to see you there.
  • Yup, it is that time again. This Friday, 2/24 at Villa Dianna Italian Restaurant in Burleson, Texas. Starts at 6:30 PM. BYOB. Good food, good drink, and good conversation with folks of like mind.
  • Time for the JCDP's Monthly Social. The usual time, 6:30 PM. The usual place, Cleburne Cultural Arts Center, 424 N Granbury, Cleburne, Texas. This month we welcome our speaker, Gabrina Soliz of the Cleburne Railroader Baseball Team. A pot luck supper will be served. A $10 donation per plate is appreciated. Come celebrate Valentines Day with us. BYOC, Bring Your Own Candy. Hope to see you there.
  • The time has come to start up Drinking Liberally for 2017. As the Loyal Opposition, we need to remain visible. So join us Friday January 27 at 6:30 PM. Our usual location, Villa Diana, 2475 E. Renfro St., Burleson, Texas. BYOB. Hope to see all y'all there.
  • Correction, the January JCDP Social is being held at 425 N. Granbury, Cleburne, Texas. Sorry for any confusion.
  • Time for the JCDP's monthly Social. Be sure and mark your calendar for Tuesday,  January 10 at 6:30 PM. The Social will be held at the Cleburne Cultural Arts Center located at 424 N. Granbury Rd., Cleburne, Texas. A pot luck dinner will be served. A $10 donation per plate will be appreciated. Hope to see y'all there.
  • Just a reminder that the December Social is Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm located at the Cleburne Cultural Arts Center. A pot luck dinner will be served and a $10 donation per plate is appreciated. Hope to see everyone there.
  • A tip of the hat to the Texas Democratic Women of Johnson County represented by Deborah Sizemore who have delivered over 20 dozen home baked cookies to the Family Crises Center. TDW supports Community Action and Activism projects at the  local, state, and national levels. Good job.
  • Just a reminder, drinking liberally is postponed until January. Enjoy your holidays.
  • That's right. The Johnson County Democratic Party is going to have a Watch Party. The "watching" will be going on at the Party HQ located in the Cultural Arts Center in Cleburne. The Party's party is scheduled to start at 7 PM until who knows. Come on out and tally the Electoral College votes together as Hillary marches to a win.
  • The Texas Democratic Women of Johnson County have their own web site. Pretty cool. Here is the address www.TDWJohnsoncounty.com . Check the site out.
  • Due to the election and the fact that many of us are poll workers, the Social for November is cancelled. Go vote.
  • Oct. 29th the Texas Democratic Women of Johnson County are sponsoring a Halloween Party. "The most fun you will ever have for $5!" 6:30 pm at Kat and Rana's house, 316 Featherston St., Cleburne. Best chili, best costume, best dessert will lead to a fun evening. Hope to see everyone there.
  • Time for the October meeting of Drinking Liberally. A chance for Democrats from Johnson, Tarrant, and surrounding counties to enjoy good food, good drink, and good conversation together. This will be the last meeting before Taco Tuesday November 8th. Friday Oct. 28th,at 6:30 PM. The usual location at Villa Dianna, 2475 E. Renfro St., Burleson, Texas. BYOB. Let's all get together and have a good time.
  • The Texas Democratic Women of Johnson County are having their monthly meeting Oct. 15, 3-6 PM at Rosa's in Burleson, Texas. This promises to be an exciting meeting with the instillation of new officers and guest speaker Celeste Hopkins of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Also, bring a friend and win a prize.  Hoping for a large turnout.  
  • Time for our Monthly Social. Same location; Cleburne Cultural Arts Center, 424 N. Granbury, Burleson, Texas. Same time; 6:30 PM. We will be planning campaign activities for the November election. A pot luck dinner will be served. Bring your favorite dish. a $10 donation per plate is appreciated. Hope to see everyone there.
  • The Tarrant County Gay Pride Parade is Oct. 1 in Ft. Worth.  The Parade begins at Noon starting from Weatherford and Commerce and ending at E. Lancaster. The festival is near the Water Gardens. Johnson County Democrats and Texas Democratic Women are attending. Bring your family and join the fun.
  • Yup time for our monthly Drinking Liberally meetup. Same time 6:30, Friday Sept. 23. Same place, Villa Dianna Restaurant, 2475 E Renfro, Burleson, Texas. Drinking Liberally is a chance to socialize and network with people of like mind. BYOB or order your favorite non-alcoholic beverage. I suspect that Clinton-Kaine yard signs will be available at the meeting. Hope to see y'all there.
  • The new Clinton-Kaine yard signs have arrived. The signs are $5. $2 to cover the cost of the sign and a $3 donation to the Johnson County Democratic Party. Call (817) 558-4009 to order yours.
  • This month our guest speaker is Kathi Thomas, candidate for the U.S. Congress. Invite your friends to hear Kathi speak as she is running against Roger Williams. The day is Tuesday, September the 13th. The time is 6:30 PM. The place is the Cleburne Cultural Arts Center, 424 N Grandbury, Cleburne, Texas. A pot luck dinner will be served. Donations of $10 a plate are much appreciated. We hope to see all y'all there.
  • The Fourth Friday of the Month is here and time for Drinking Liberally. The date is August 26. The time is 6:30. The location is Villa Dianna, 2475 Renfro St., Burleson, Texas. BYOB. A great opportunity to share good food, good conversation, and good drink with folks of like mind. In addition, this will be a great way to kick off the VAN Training  on Saturday, August 27th at the Cleburne Cultural Arts Center. Let us know if you are coming (musicianblues@swbell.net). We would love to see you there.
  • The Johnson County Democrats will be hosting VAN training for SD 22, Sat. August 27. The location is the Cleburne Cultural Arts Center, 425 Grandbury St., Cleburne, Texas. Doors open at 9:00 AM. Registration will start at 9:30. Training will begin at 10:00. We could use some help sitting things up before we start. This is excellent training to learn how to access and utilize the VAN rolls. We sure hope lots of folks show up. There are two options for lunch. A $10 BBQ plate or bring your own brown bag. Donations of soda and water will help off set costs. Let Linda Brown know if you want the BBQ lunch as they need a count.
  • The Johnson County Democratic Party is proud to announce that our guest speaker this month will be Phillip W. Miner. Mr. Miner is the Campaign Committee Chair for the Duval County Democratic Black Caucus. The Social will be held at the Cleburne Cultural Arts Center, 424 Grandbury St., Cleburne, Texas. The event will start at 6:30. A pot luck dinner will be served and a $10 donation per person will be greatly appreciated. Hope to see y'all there.
  • Marvin Sutton will be speaking at the July Monthly Social. As always the meeting beings at 6:30. July 12 is the date and the Cleburne Cultural Arts Center, 424 Grandbury St., Cleburne is the location. A $10 donation per person to cover Party expenses is appreciated. A pot luck dinner will be served. We hope to see lots of folks there. So come on out.
  • Drinking Liberally was a big success with Democrats from both Tarrant and Johnson counties attending. Good food, good drinks, good conversation with folks of like mind. Tip of the hat to Dave Maben for the great pics.
  • The monthly get together is this Friday, June 24th at Villa Diana Italian Restaurant 2475 E. Renfro, Burleson, Texas. The fun begins at 6:30. Unlike the state convention there are no lines, plenty of food choices and places to sit. BYOB or order your favorite non-alcoholic beverage. Looking forward to seeing all y'all liberals, progressives, and Democrats there.
  • Congratulations to Linda Brown and Breton Hawkins, SD 22 Democratic National Convention Delegates from Johnson County. Nice job guys, we know y'all will do Johnson County proud.
  • For June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM at Party Offices. Agenda Call to order Roll Call Reading of Minutes Introduction of New Executive Board Members Pct. 7 Mark Spears; Pct. 8 Chris Evans; Pct. 10 Gary Yawn; Pct. 15 Jim Garvin; Pct. 17 Sonya  Woodall; Pct. 19 LuAnne Leonard; Pct. 21 Joe Davis; Pct. 26 Carl Flores; Pct. 34 Judy Isom;  Pct. 36 Wanda Bolt; Vacant: Johnson County Emeritus- past chair; Vacant: Johnson  County Women's - president Approval of New Precinct Chairs Pct. 18 Jerry Schmidt; Pct. 22 Rebecca Lear Election of Officers Vice Chair; Secretary; Treasurer; Political Director; Parliamentarian Adjournment Linda Brown                                                                                                                                                        County Chair
  • At this month's social our guest speaker will be R.C. McFall former County Commissioner for Johnson County. Mr. McFall will be speaking to the history and the future of the Democratic Party in Johnson County. We are looking forward to a great turnout. A pot luck supper will be served and a $10 donation per plate is greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing everyone there. The social starts at 6:30, June 14. The event will be held at the Cleburne Cultural Arts Center as usual.  
  • This is the last meet up before the State Convention. May 27, 6:30 PM, Villa Dianna, Burleson, Texas. BYOB and wear your "Friendly Neighborhood Democrat" shirts and your other Democratic paraphernalia. BYOB. Hope to see everyone there. Contact me at musicianblues@swbell.net if you need to. ~ Isom
  • We had a good turn out at the Johnson County Democratic Social last night. 25 plus folks braved the weather and attended the pot luck dinner (we had chocolate covered strawberries). Hats off to Cheryl Davis for another well organized pot luck. We were pleased to hear from Kat that the Friendly Johnson County Democrat tee shirt donation campaign is going well. We are all looking forward to the Texas Democratic Convention in San Antonio in June and plan to wear our shirts.
  • Just a reminder of the upcoming Monthly Social. May 10th, 6:30 PM, at the Cleburne Cultural Arts Center, 425 Grandbury St., Cleburne, Texas. Potluck dinner will be served. A $10 donation per person to help defer Party expenses is much appreciated. Hope to see everyone there.
  • Good news fellow Democrats. The Johnson County Democrats' edition of the "Friendly Neighborhood Democrat" tee shirt will be available at tonight's (4/22) Drinking Liberally meet up at Villa Diana in Burleson. The fun starts at 6:30. Hope to see you there.
  • Just a reminder, Drinking Liberally is this Friday. We've moved to a new venue so that more folks can attend. We are looking forward to see y'all there. Click on the link for more details. https://www.facebook.com/events/627167874116192/
  • Here is the event link for the 4/22 gathering. https://www.facebook.com/events/627167874116192/  
  • The TDWofJC  meeting is this Saturday, 3:00 PM. The location is Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory1460 SW Wilshire Blvd, Burleson, Texas 76028.  Ladies, you don't want to miss this meeting. "Special Event: Virginia Braly from Planned Parenthood of North Texas will speak to TDWJC about the state of women's health care in Texas at our meeting,..." Click on the event link for more info. https://www.facebook.com/events/963499240386509/  
  • Well folks, the location of Drinking Liberally has been changed to Villa Dianna Restaurant, 2475 East Renfro, Burleson, Texas. We can host more folks at this restaurant and we are reserving 25 seats. But we can add more if necessary. Same time 6:30 PM. The date is 4/22 which is the fourth Friday of the month. You can RSVP to musicianblues@swbell.net if you would like. That way we will know you are coming. Hope to see everyone there.
  • Just a reminder that the April's Monthly Social is this Tuesday, 4/12. Hope to see y'all there.
  • Sadly, Justin Garvin was unable to book a block of rooms for the Johnson County Convention attendees. Unfortunately, we are just too small a group. Justin did find some individual deals using a service called Kayak. Justin is willing to help anyone who needs assistance in finding rooms. Justin can be contacted at 1-817-937-6896.
  • A  source has been found to produce "Johnson County Democrats Friendly Neighborhood Democrat" shirts. Orders can be placed at Friday night's Drinking Liberally get together. Hats off to Kat for all the hard work on the shirts. Be sure and RSVP to musicianblues@swbell.net if you plan to come. Hope to see you there.
  • The RSVP email address on the original notice was miss typed. The correct email address is musicianblues@swbell.net. The original notice has also been corrected. Sorry for the inconvenience.~ Rodger Isom
  • Drinking Liberally is this Friday, March 25, 2016 at Sammy's Italian Bistro. Sammy's Italian Bistro is located at 225 Exchange Street in Burleson, Texas. Bring Your Own Bottle and join the group at 6:30 PM. The last two events we have run out of seats. Please RSVP to Rodger Isom at musicianblues@swbell.net so that we can try reserve enough seats. The original email address was miss typed. The mistake has been corrected. Sorry for the inconvenience.~ Rodger Isom
  • The Party County Convention is this coming Saturday 3/19/2016. The Convention opens at 9:30 AM with registration and is located at the Cleburne Cultural Arts Center. Click on the link to register on line. https://register.txdemocrats.org/countyconvention/signup Hope to see everyone there.

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