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Northwest Tarrant Progressives Minutes: General Meeting, Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order via Zoom by Michael Stackhouse at

7:06 PM, with 11 members present.

Minutes: The Secretary, Karen Horgan, presented the minutes from the May 2021 general meeting. The minutes were approved as presented.

Financial Report: The treasurer, Ron Miller, presented the financial report, with a cash

balance of $773.34. The treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

Speakers:

We had several Judicial Candidates speak:

MarQ Clayton, Candidate for County Criminal Court #7. She is the founder and managing partner of The Clayton Law Firm. Also founded and organized several non-profit organizations. Currently serves as a criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth, Texas. She will bring these experiences with her to the bench and utilize them to provide equality, transparency, and empathy.

Lesa Pamplin, former police officer and prosecuting ADA for Tarrant County. Currently a criminal defense attorney. She is a candidate for Judge, in Tarrant County Criminal Court #5. This is a domestic violence court. She wants to work with the community to reduce domestic violence incidents.

Tiffany Burks of Grand Prairie is deputy chief of the criminal division for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney. Candidate for the 372nd Criminal Court, which is a felony court in Tarrant County. She feels currently there is a lack of compassion or concern for individual cases and the court focuses too much on sheer numbers of cases.

Albert Roberts previewed his intentions to announce his candidacy for District Attorney.

Also speaking was Allison Campolo who is running for Tarrant County Democratic Party Chair. Alison is a former candidate and recently was responsible for the County Coordinated Campaign.

Some of her priorities for the Party include: Fundraising, increasing voter turnout rates, voter registration, recruiting more Precinct Chairs, and giving them more training, better tools, more direction, better print materials.

Announcements:

Discussed returning to in person meetings in August.

Planned outreach opportunities:

Azle Sting Fling 9-11-2021

Saginaw Train & Grain October 2021

Membership Renewals: NWTP will be using Act Blue for new and renewing memberships in

2021. This online option is safe, secure and easy. Visit:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/northwest-tarrant-progressives-1

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:02 PM.

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