Joe Swanson, community organizer for the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas (ACLU), will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Parker County Active Democrats. He will update the group on legal and political actions being taken against Senate Bill 4, called the sanctuaries cities law.
The meeting will be Monday, Aug. 14. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with social time and refreshments, and the program begins at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Twentieth Century Club, 321 S. Main St., Weatherford and is open to the public.
Swanson joined the ACLU of Texas in 2014 as the Dallas-Fort Worth community organizer. Prior to his work with the ACLU, Joe studied at Wake Forest University. Outside of his studies, Joe was involved in policy and local community engagement with the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, the first student-run, student-driven national think tank.
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Parker County Active Democrats meet monthly on the second Monday of the month at 321 S. Main St. The group also meets socially for dinner the third Tuesday of each month at Antonio's Mexican Restaurant, 1900 Santa Fe Drive, Weatherford. For more information on Parker County Active Democrats, visit http://www.parkerpcad.org/ or call the organization’s president, Claire Olson, at 817-443-3546.