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Elections

Information on upcoming elections dates and dealines.

Expose Early

Resources for parents and children to define and address racial disparities and how to overcome them.

Exchange Experiences

Crucial conversations that lead to learning, understanding and healing.

Embrace Empathy

It’s through our stories that we truly begin to see who someone is and what it took to stand where they stand.

Economic Impact

We are concerned about the growth and sustainability of minority-owned businesses in our local community and have provided some businesses below that we encourage you to show your patronage to.

Education & Resources

Books, podcasts and movies that help define race in America

Overview

Our country is at a crossroads. After seeing the publicly televised murder of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, MN, a cry for justice and change in our Nation has risen to unprecedented levels. The church is not exempt from the calls for this change and must take the lead. As followers of Christ we are commanded to seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. As the Apostle Paul states, God gave us all the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:19).

To help facilitate change in both the hearts of men and the laws of this nation, we’ve created the following guide. We feel that by focusing on Exposing Early, Exchanging Experiences, Embracing Empathy, Economic Impact and Education we can foster ongoing and lasting change in America.

Our church is a diverse community of believers from all racial and social backgrounds. No matter what ethnicity you are, we have built this site to spark conversation, foster new ideas and provide resources to help you make a difference in our community.

Elections

Expose Early

Exchange Experiences

Embrace Empathy

Economics

Education

Elections

Racism and oppression can be dismantled by two distinct ways. 1) Changing the condition of hearts to judge a person based on their character and not the color of their skin. 2) Changing laws that are designed to keep people oppressed in a system of injustice and with lack of opportunity.

While we are committed to attacking both, we are firmly committed to making sure that our voices are heard at the voting booths. Below you will find information that will not only help you make sure you are registered to vote and where to exercise your right to, you will also find a list of local, state and national candidates and ways to contact them.

While we realize there are a myriad of issues that are important to our nation, right now we are primarily focused on the rights and privileges of minorities and police reform in black and brown communities.

We encourage you to ask each candidate to list out for you, “What is your platform for black and brown people in the United States?” and “What is your platform for police reform in the United States?

Last Day to Register to Vote

Monday, October 5, 2020*

 First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Monday, October 19, 2020

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
 (Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, October 23, 2020

Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Friday, October 30, 2020

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

Election Day
November 3, 2020

Not sure if you’re registered to vote?
Check your voter registration status HERE

If you have not registered to vote you can do so online HERE
**Upon filling out you must print it, sign it, and mail it to the voter registrar in your county of residence

Need personalized voting information?

**See whats on your local ballot, candidates views on voting topics and more HERE

You can also get an in person application at:

Collin County
Elections Administrator
2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102 McKinney 75069
(972) 547-1990 Phone

Dallas County
Elections Administrator
1520 Round Table Drive Dallas 75247
(469) 627-8683 Phone

Denton County
Denton County Elections Administration
701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101
Denton, TX 76208
(940) 349-3200

Early Voting Locations:

Collin County

Dallas County

Denton County

Election Day Voting Centers:

Collin County

Dallas County

Denton County

Frequently Asked Questions:

votetexas.gov/faq/

 

Democratic Candidates

OfficeNameWebsite
PresidentJoe Bidenhttps://joebiden.com/
Vice PresidentKamala Harrishttps://joebiden.com/
US SenatorMary M.J. Hegarhttps://mjfortexas.com/meet-mj/
US Congress D3Lulu Seikalyhttps://lulufortexas.com/
US Congress D4Russell Fosterhttps://foster4texas.com/
US Congress D32Colin Allredhttps://www.colinallred.com/
Texas Railroad CommChrysta Castenedahttps://www.chrystafortexas.com/meet/
Texas Supreme Court JusticeAmy Meachumhttps://www.amymeachum.com/
TX Supreme Court Pl. 6Kathy Chenghttp://chengforjustice.com/
TX Supreme Court Pl. 7Staci Williamshttps://judgestaci.com/meet-judge-staci-williams/
TX Supreme Court Pl. 8Gisela Trianahttps://www.judgetriana.com/
Appeals Court Pl 3Elizabeth Frizellhttp://frizell4judge.com/wp/
Appeals Court Pl. 4Tina Clintonhttps://www.facebook.com/JudgeTinaClinton/ton/
Appeals Court Pl. 9Brandon Birminghamhttps://www.judgebirmingham.com/
TX Rep. D33Andy Rosehttp://andyrose2020.com/home/
TX Rep. D66Amy Garzahttps://aimeegarzalopez.com/
TX Rep. D67Lorenzo Sanchezhttps://lorenzofortexas.com/
TX Rep. D70Angela Badohttps://badofortexas.com/
TX Rep. D89Sugar Ray Ashhttps://www.sugarray89.com/
TX 5th Appeals Ct Pl. 3Bonnie Lee Goldsteinhttps://judgegoldstein.com/
TX 5th Appeals Ct Pl 6Craig Smithhttps://judgecraigsmith.com/
TX 5th Appeals Ct. Pl. 8Dennise Garciahttp://reelectjudgegarcia.blogspot.com/p/about-judge-garcia.html
366th Dist. CourtSam Johnsonhttps://www.samforjudge.com/
380th Dist. Ct Dist. CtPenny Robewww.pennyrobeforjudge.com
401st Dist. Ct.Tonya Holthttps://www.facebook.com/pg/TonyaJHoltforJudge/about/
416th Dist. CourtTheresa Greevyhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/TheresaBuiCreevyforJudge
468th Dist. CourtChristy Albanohttps://www.facebook.com/ChristyAlbanoforJudge/
469th Dist. courtDana Huffmanhttps://www.huffman.law/meet-dana-huffman
471st Dist. CourtMichael Paymahttps://paymaforjudge.com/
Tax AssessorJohn Turner-McClellandhttps://www.john.vote/
County Comm. PCT 1Courtney Brookshttps://courtneybrooks.com/
County Comm. PCT 3Dianne Mayohttps://dianneforcollincounty.com/

Republican Candidates

OfficeNameWebsite
PresidentDonald Trumphttps://www.donaldjtrump.com
Vice PresidentMike Pencehttps://www.donaldjtrump.com/
US SenatorJohn Cornynhttps://www.johncornyn.com/meet-john/
US Congress D3Van Taylorhttps://www.vantaylor.com/
US Congress D32Genevieve Collinshttps://www.gcforcongress.com/
Texas Railroad CommJames Wrighthttps://wrightfortexas.com/
Texas Supreme Court JusticeNathan Hechthttps://justicenathanhecht.com/
TX Supreme Court Pl. 6Jane Blandhttps://www.justicejanebland.com/
TX Supreme Court Pl. 7 Jeff Boydhttp://justicejeffboyd.org/
TX Supreme Court Pl. 8Brett Busbyhttps://www.brettbusby.com/
Appeals Court Pl 3Bert Richardsonhttp://www.electjudgerichardson.com/
Appeals Court Pl. 4Kevin Yearyhttps://www.judgeyeary.com/
Appeals Court Pl. 9David Newell http://www.keepjudgenewell.com/
TX Rep. D33Justin Holland https://www.justinholland.org/
TX Rep. D66Matt Shaheen http://mattshaheen.com/
TX Rep. D67Jeff Leachhttps://jeffleach.com
TX Rep. D70Scott Sanfordhttps://scottsanford.us/
TX Rep.D89Candy Noblehttps://votecandynoble.com
TX 5th Appeals Ct Pl.3David Evanshttp://justicedavidevans.com/
TX 5th Appeals Ct Pl.6David Bridgeshttp://electbridges.com/
TX 5th Appeals Ct Pl. 8Bill Whitehillhttps://whitehillforjustice.org
199th Dist. CourtAngela Tuckerhttps://ballotpedia.org/Angela_Tucker
366th Dist. CourtTom Nowakhttps://www.votingfortom.com/
380th Dist. Ct. Dist. Ct.Ben Smithhttps://www.keepjudgesmith.com/
401st Dist. CtGeorge Flinthttps://george4judge.com/
416th dist. CourtAndrea Thompsonhttps://andrea4texas.com/
468th Dist. CourtLindsey Wynnehttps://judgelindseywynne.com/
469th Dist. CourtPiper McGrawhttps://www.pipermccraw.com/
470th Dist. CourtEmily Miskelhttps://www.judgeemily.com/
471st Dist. CourtAndrea Bouressahttp://www.keepjudgebouressa.com/
County SheriffJim Skinnerhttps://skinnerforsheriff.com/
Tax AssessorKen Maunhttps://ballotpedia.org/Kenneth_Maun
County Comm. PCT. 1Susan Fletcherhttp://www.votesusanfletcher.com/
County Comm. PCT. 3Darrell Halehttps://www.darrellhale.org/
Constable PCT. 1Mike Vancehttps://www.mikevanceforconstable.com/
Constable PCT. 2Gary Edwardshttps://ballotpedia.org/Gary_Edwards
Constable PCT. 3Sammy Knapphttps://www.facebook.com/SammyKnappforConstable/
Constable PCT. 4Joe Wrighthttp://www.wrightforconstable.com/

Libertarian Candidates

OfficeNameWebsite
PresidentJoe Jorgensenhttps://jo20.com/
US Congress D3Chris Claytorhttps://ballotpedia.org/Christopher_Claytor

Green Candidates

OfficeNameWebsite
US SenatorDave Collinshttps://joecollinsforcongress.com/
Texas Supreme Court JusticeCharles Waterburyhttps://ballotpedia.org/Charles_Waterbury

Census results affect your community every day.

  • School lunches.
  • Plans for highways.
  • Support for firefighters and families in need.
  • The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
  • Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.
  • The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.

Your voice counts.  Shape your future and take the census today!

Expose Early

We’ve all seen social media posts of children of very young ages naturally expressing love and friendship with children of other races. It is naturally in us all from birth to love one another as Christ loved the church. Unfortunately, as children get older they encounter the harsh reality of racism in our world. One of our goals of Exposing Early is to provide a safe space for our parents to educate their children on racial disparities and how to overcome them. Simply putting our head in the sand and acting as if it doesn’t exist will not solve the problem.

Please use this resource to help your child understand that they are their brother’s keeper as well as be prepared for tough conversations that are necessary with your children through every stage of their life. We have been intentional in separating this content by age group to ensure that your child is exposed to material suitable for their stage of development. And please make sure your kiddo and student check out the sections made for kids and teenagers by kids and teenagers.

Student Panel on Race and Injustice in America

Articles and Blogs for Children

Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Talking to Your Kids About Racism from our friends at Parent Cue.

Raising kids who will initiate racial equality 

An age-by-age guide to talking to your kids about racism

Talking About Race from the National Musuem of African American History & Culture

Recent protests are sparking questions from children. Not shying away from those conversations is the first step in raising an anti-racist child. 

Podcast

Latasha Morrison, the founder of Be The Bridge, says reconciliation in a racially divided country begins with conversations at home. In this episode, she will share how you can start equipping your children to start the work of racial unity.

Children’s Books to Consider 

Educational Resources Parents & Adults

How to be an Anti-Racist

“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it—and then dismantle it,” writes professor Ibram X. Kendi. This is the essence of antiracism: the action that must follow both emotional and intellectual awareness of racism. Explore what an antiracist society might look like, how we can play an active role in building it, and what being an antiracist in your own context might mean.

Fuller Youth Institute

We’re not all just alike: Challenges and opportunities in multiethnic youth ministries

Exchange Experiences

Crucial conversations are an essential part of learning, understanding and healing. Here you’ll find resources to help foster conversations and get answers you need. Whether with city officials, among friends or with people who we have no point of reference for, let’s talk about race in America. Talking leads to thinking; thinking leads to action. Action leads to change.

Jim Crow and Racism Explained

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man

Holy Post – Race in America  Veggie Tales CEO 

Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses ‘White Fragility’

Authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi on how to become aware of privilege

The Pandemic of a Culture: It’s Everybody’s Issue with Bishop T.D. Jakes & Carl Lentz

Ibram X. Kendi on How to be an Antiracist, at UC Berkeley

Jim Crow of the North (full documentary)

Redlining

Embrace Empathy

It’s through our stories that we truly begin to see who someone is and what it took to stand where they stand, be who they are. We feel that if you can understand someone’s history you can also understand why their point of view might differ from yours. As Reggie Joiner puts it “Empathy is pressing pause on your own thoughts and feelings long enough to understand someone else’s.” If you’re on this page and you are not a minority, please open your heart enough to hear someone else’s story. It wouldn’t hurt any of us to listen more and to admit we don’t have all the answers.

The Importance of Empathy

Try to understand how other people experience the world.

An Example of What Privilege Looks Like

Brené Brown on Empathy

Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

Economic Impact

One of the ways we fight racism is by bridging the poverty gap that many minorities find themselves in. We understand that in a COVID-19 culture, businesses all over the country are hurting, and specifically minority owned businesses. We are concerned about the growth and sustainability of minority owned businesses in our local community and have provided some businesses below that we encourage you to show your patronage to. If you would like your business listed, feel free to click the button below.

*Please note: Businesses listed here are provided for information purposes only. A listing here does not mean an endorsement by The Potter’s House of North Dallas, Inc.
Food

Just Cake It! Custom Desserts – bakery 

Cookie Society – bakery

Asper’s Chocolate – chocolate

Julie’s Sweets – bakery

Bottled in Bond Cocktail Parlour & Kitchen – restaurant and bar

Tender Smokehouse – restaurant 

The Crazy Crab Pot – food delivery

Southern Kitchen Gourmet Food Truck – food truck

Spiceroo – spices

Extra Ordinary Events and Catering – catering

Bryoni Catering – catering

Healthy Sunflower – vegan and allergen-free catering

Beauty and Wellness

RYS Hair & Beauty Supply – beauty

Bona Blends Beauty – beauty

Clarity Luxe Beauty – beauty

UI Global Brands – skincare

Destiny Day Spa – skincare and spa

The Fade Shop – barbershop

Da Nu U – barbershop

Her Growing Hands – hair salon

Extraordinary Health & Wellness Center – wellness

Her Secret Garden V-Steam & Spa – wellness and spa

XscapePain – wellness

Alpha Orthopedics – sports medicine

Gym 580 – gym

Sweet Tooth Dental – dental care

Stonebriar Medical Associates P.A. – medical care

Massage Artz – massage

Jam Box Fitness Lounge – fitness

Totally Awesome Cheer All-stars – cheerleading and tumbling program

The Nutrition Lady – nutrition counseling

Personal & Business Development

5K Technical Services – technology 

The Brass Effect – IT services 

NXTLVL Consulting Group – business consulting

Reveal and Restore Counseling, PLLC – personal development

IQ Plus Ventures – business consulting

The Zeigler Agency, Allstate – insurance

SWAG247 – custom promotional items

Regg2200 – business development consulting 

Inspire U Mobile Apps – app development 

Contoured Résumés – resume writing and career coaching

Journey Medical Training Center – vocational school offering CNA training

A.J. Moore, Jr. & Company – graphic design specializing in corporate real estate

Boost Your Pockets – financial coaching

EdenU – personal betterment courses

Repair, Design and Home Needs

Brightstar Heating and Air – construction

The Kingdom Painting – construction

Close Automatic Garage Door – garage door services

Hutchinson Roofing – roof repair

Ardent Plumbing – plumbing

92nd Street Design – interior design

Nikki Noelle Designs – crystal embellishments

Oasis Accents – home furnishings

Tarvia Bills the Cleaning Lady, LLC – cleaning services

Valet Maids – cleaning services

Extreme Platinum Mobile Detailing – detailing

Destined with Creativity – wreaths and home decor

ABJ Window Trends & Interiors – shutters, shades and other window coverings

CJazzyArt – art and decor

Brook Messay with Keller Williams Frisco – real estate

Kim Bogney with Keller Williams Frisco – real estate

Team Ford DFW – real estate

Personal Assistance

Errands Master – personal assistant services

Mz Ronda On The Go, Personal Assistant & Errand Service – personal assistant services 

Inclusive Community Home Care Agency – home aide services

Faithful Couriers – medical couriers

Arts and Entertainment

Amp U Music – songwriting and music production 

Imagin-Ary Visions – photography

Book Mecca – bookstore

Education & Resources

Books to Consider

Podcasts to Consider

Movies to Consider

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