Who are the FEDDS?
Our members are teachers, realtors, business owners, attorneys, care-givers, hair stylists, insurance agents, dog-walkers, interior designers, bartenders, housewives, artists, musicians, househusbands, retirees, college kids, and teenagers still in high school. We're a big mixed bag of dedicated individuals from throughout East Dallas representing every variety of good people in this wonderfully diverse community. Everyone is welcome!
The FEDDs believe that every one deserves to be treated equally, respectfully and with compassion. We value human rights for everyone - women, minorities, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community. We believe healthcare is a right, good public schools are essential to our democracy and the right to vote is our single greatest asset as US citizens and should be protected and broadened.
The Funky East Dallas Democrats (aka The FEDDs) is a growing group of volunteer progressive activists who have committed to bring voter awareness and political engagement in East Dallas to new levels. NOW is the time to begin transforming our electorate in Texas, specifically in East Dallas, into the voting bloc that can literally change the face of politics not only in Texas, but the entire nation. We have an opportunity to seize the power, control the dialogue and build a better, bluer nation for us all.
Our leadership team includes:
Jill Cochran -Membership and Community Outreach
Kristy Noble - Logistics and PUMP
Jo Sutton - Media/Events
The FEDDs began as the East Dallas Chapter of the Pantsuit Nation called "Together We Will - East Dallas". A group of highly motivated women came together and began working to begin to right the wrong of the 2016 election. As time passed, our mission, our experience and our level of involvement in the "resistance" grew from protests, marches, postcard writing and phone calls to voter registration and finally into The Funky East Dallas Democrats. We are a new Democratic club, but not like any other. We created and work from a strategic and detailed organizational plan that combines education, fun and broad activism.
Our mission is clear. Texas is NOT a red state. Texas is a non-voting state. Our mission is to increase Democratic voter turn-out in East Dallas and ultimately create entire communities of progressive, Democratic voters that will turn Texas back to blue and keep it that way for years to come!
“Politics is not a picture on a wall or a television sitcom that you can decide you don't much care for.” - Molly Ivins