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Jim Schermbeck, director of Downwinders at Risk and a long-time environmental community organizer in DFW, was the speaker for the Texas Democratic Women of Ellis County's monthly meeting. He opened the Dallas office of the National Toxics Campaign in 1989, and then moved to Downwinders in1994, where he’s remained ever since. Also present, was board member Carolyn Ross. Jim spoke about the dangers of particulate matter in the air that we breathe, and what they are doing at Downwinders to inform the public and change public policy. To learn more go to downwindersatrisk.org.

Jim Schermbeck, director of Downwinders at Risk and a long-time environmental community organizer in DFW, was the speaker for the Texas Democratic Women of Ellis County's monthly meetingin November, 2018. He opened the Dallas office of the National Toxics Campaign in 1989, and then moved to Downwinders in1994, where he’s remained ever since. Also present, was board member Carolyn Ross. Jim spoke about the dangers of particulate matter in the air that we breathe, and what they are doing at Downwinders to inform the public and change public policy. To learn more go to downwindersatrisk.org.

From left to right -
Kathy KinKaid, Jim Schermbeck, Lynda Begnaud, and Carolyn Ross

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Gladys Burns (center) was the speaker at our September 15, 2018 meeting.  She is the Ellis County Volunteer Specialist for Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis County.  She spoke to the group about how Meals on Wheels helps disabled and elderly people to remain independent and healthy in their own homes by providing home-delivered meals, daily personal contact, and support for individuals and their families.  We learned how to become a volunteer.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities go to their website - http://mowjec.org

L to R in photo - Kathy KinKaid, Gladys Burns, and Lynda Begnaud

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Texas Democratic Women of Ellis County held a baby shower for Hope Clinic in Waxahachie. Hope Clinic provides care for expectant mothers regardless of income status or ability to pay. Kevin Crouch, the Outreach Coordinator for Hope Clinic, was present to accept the donations. He said donations help to alleviate financial stress for those faced with an unexpected pregnancy, or for mothers who simply can't afford the added expenses that come with having a baby.

L to R in photo
Kevin Crouch, Kathy KinKaid, and Lynda Begnaud

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A bipartisan group from Ellis County attended the Women's Equality Day Celebration at Dallas City Hall on Wednesday, August 24 at noon.  Women's Equality Day has been celebrated annually for over 20 years with a program by a local Dallas women's organization, Women's Issues Network (WIN). The group celebrated the 94th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment allowing women the right to vote with an event at Dallas City Hall. In attendance from Ellis County from left to right were Shari Adkisson, Kathy KinKaid, Cathy Mitchell, Jo Ann Jenkins, Jan Sanders, Betty Ritchie, Barbara Fudge, Jettie Nonte, Maxine Weatherford, and Ruth Self. 

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June 8th Liberal Lunch in Ennis.

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Food Pantry Donation to Helping Hands of Ennis in April, 2018.