Volunteers Needed for Convention Planning

We are seeking volunteers to serve on a Planning Committee for the County or Senatorial District Convention. Texas Election Code states that each County and Senatorial District Convention shall be held on the third Saturday after the First Primary (March 6, 2018). The convention will be on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The location for the convention will be voted on by the CEC …

CCDP is HIRING! Democratic Primary Election Workers Needed

Are you interested in working as an Election Judge, Alternate Judge, Election Clerk or Ballot Board Worker for the 2018 Primary? We have deadlines coming soon for these positions, so please contact the Party Office as soon as possible. These are paid positions (most are $10 per hour). You will be trained.  Here again are the dates of the Election – …

HD 67 Block Walk

Join the Democratic Party Field team on our efforts to reach out to the community in House District 67. Together we will reach out to fellow democrats in our neighborhood reminding them we are here to fight for our county. Please sign up on the Collin County Democratic Party field team sign up genius. We will be meeting in the …

Increasing Voting Access To Collin County Democrats

One of the biggest lessons from the Nov. 7th 2017 elections is that increased voter turnout means big wins for Democrats. To bring that success to Collin County, we need to do everything we can to Get Out the Vote! In 2016, the Texas Democratic Party saw a huge increase in Democratic seniors voting by mail across Texas through their …

Time to vote! November 7 – Constitutional Election

2017 Texas Constitutional Election   Friends, the Republicans have a culture of voting.  They vote every election.  We’re behind.  If we want to have a say in our government, we have to show up EVERY election. Every single election counts and we must hold them accountable. Tuesday, November 7, Texans will cast ballots on 7 amendments to the state Constitution. …

Ready for ’18 Candidate Training Series

 SHOULD I RUN? Saturday, July 15th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Collin College Spring Creek Campus, Rm A234, (2800 Spring Creek Parkway, Plano 75074) Based on positive feedback and requests for a repeat session, we are offering the workshop again. You may attend at no charge. Whether you are thinking about running in 2018 or in the more distant future …

Beto O’Rourke is coming to Allen Friday!

Congressman Beto O’Rourke is running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate.  Beto would face Ted Cruz in the 2018 general election.  Come out to meet him Friday, May 19, at Nine Band Brewing, 9 Prestige Circle, Allen, Texas 75002 6:30 PM (map). Please RSVP HERE if you’re planning on attending. Let’s make sure Beto gets a big warm Collin …

Annie’s List Endorses Two CCDP Candidates

Annie’s List Announces Endorsements Annie’s List announced their endorsements for the upcoming May 6 municipal elections.  We are over the moon for their endorsement of Ann Bacchus for Plano City Council Place 2 and Cory Montfort, Richardson City Council Place 4. This is YUUUUUUGE. This is the first time Annie’s List has endorsed female candidates in our county. Congratulations to …

Vote for the Real Plano – Democratic Voices, Debbie O’Reilly

“Plano Candidates Use Apartment Concerns as a Smokescreen to Rescind Plano’s Equal Rights Ordinance and Introduce Bathroom Bill” Which candidate’s version is the real Plano? The Plano that was voted “The Best City to Live In Texas” by Money and “The Safest City to Live In America” by Forbes as touted by Mayor Harry LaRosiliere? Or candidate Lily Bao’s version, …

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Why you need to vote for School Boards

In this, my last Chair’s message related to the May 6 non-partisan elections, I offer some reasons why you should vote for your local school board, the Collin College Board of Trustees, and related bond elections. And again, before we look at individual cities let’s take a look at what local school boards do. Again, most people aren’t real sure. …

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Why you need to vote for City Council

In my last Chair’s message I talked about the general importance of voting in the May 6 non-partisan elections. In this message I will tell you why you need to vote for City Council in particular. Before we look at individual cities, it’s important to understand just what city government does. A lot of people in Texas don’t really know.  …

Collin County Deputy Voter Registration Certification Class – March 25

Collin County VDR Certification – Saturday March 25th At the request of CCDP Collin County Elections has agreed to hold another Collin County VDR Certification class, Date:  Saturday, March 25th.  This session is open to both First Time VDR’s and Existing VDR’s. Location: Collin County Elections Office (Address: 2010 Redbud Blvd, McKinney 75069; Phone: 972-547-1990).  Start Time: First Time VDRs please arrive by 9:30 AM, Renewals …

Denton County To Host Deputy Voter Registrar Re-certification

Denton County VDR Certification for Existing VDRs – Sat, March 11th & Thursday, March 16th Denton County will hold a VDR certification session for existing VDR’s who already have their 2017 certification from Collin, Dallas and other counties in Texas.  Being deputized in multiple counties comes in handy during Voter Registration Events. Location: Denton County Elections Administration (Phone: 940-349-3200) Address: 701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101 Denton, …

A Time of Decision, a Time to Believe

We occasionally offer essays written by Precinct Chairs or other activists. Here’s one written by Mitch Sotelo, chair of Precinct 83.  Mitch was an ardent supporter of Bernie Sanders, and eloquently here offers his reasons for supporting Secretary Clinton. A Time of Decision, A Time to Believe How strange it is that so many don’t understand that lesser evils are …

Watch History Being Made on Election Night

Watch History Being Made on Election Night We’ve block walked.  We’ve made thousands of calls.  We’ve put up hundreds of signs.  We’ve attended townhalls, voting forums and we VOTED. Now it’s time to watch all that hard work pay off.  Join us for one of TWO election watch parties. The Plano party, co-hosted by the CCDP and Drinking Liberally Plano, …

Early voting is ON and shattering records!

Early voting is on across Texas and we shattered turnout records on opening day! Collin County reported over 30,000 people voted yesterday! This is AMAZING! We know when voter turnout is high, Democrats have a better chance at winning! You can help with that effort! We are phone banking in the office every day. Give the office a call or …

Karen Jacobs Attends Senate Hearing on Property Tax Reform

State Senator Van Taylor of Collin County recently held the Texas Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief hearing at Collin College – Spring Creek Campus.  Karen Jacobs, candidate for House District 33, attended and spoke at the hearing.  This is her testimony from the hearing: “My name is Karen Jacobs from Heath Texas.  I am running for …

Election Volunteers Needed

VOTING BEGINS OCTOBER 24 WE NEED MORE PEOPLE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE POLLING PLACES We are rapidly approaching an election with a record number of voters for Collin County and a record number of votes for Democrats. If you are not already active in Get Out the Vote (GOTV) work, now is the time to do so.  Voter Registration work …

Collin County Election Board Meets with Bruce Sherbet, County Election Administrator

Last week, the Collin County Election Board met with County Election Administrator, Bruce Sherbet.  Mr. Sherbet took over this position from Sharon Rowe when she retired last December.  Mr. Sherbet brings 33 years of experience to this position having started in election work at the age of 19.  He spent 24 years as Dallas County’s Election Administrator, then two years …