Councilman’s Conduct Evaluated in Heated City Council Meeting

BY: Sophie Walsh May 23, 2018 MCKINNEY- The McKinney City Council met in a special session Wednesday night, May 23, in response to the recent action of District 1 Representative and Councilman, La’shadion Shemwell. The council opened this special session with citizen comments, allowing sixteen citizens to voice their opinions on the issue openly to the council. Following this advisory …

SDEC Wrap-up April 2018

Sharon Hirsch, Senate District 8 Committeewoman and Zach Bullard, Senate District 8 Committeeman, attended the quarterly State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) meeting in Austin on April 14, 2018. NOTE: neither Sharon nor Zach will be filing for the next term. Sharon is running for Texas HD 66 and Zach is moving out of the district. Elections are held at the …

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 2017 Holiday Party

CCDP 2017 Holiday Party   Saturday – December 2 6:00 – 10:00 PM  Community Unitarian Universalist Church  2875 E Parker Rd Plano, TX 75074 (map) Let’s celebrate a busy and wonderful year of growth in the Collin County Democratic Party! Come out and enjoy a delicious buffet (BYOB) and entertainment by Ralph Dixon from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  At 8, …

Plano Balloon Festival & McKinney OktoberFest Time!

It’s that time of year again! Time for the Plano Balloon Festival and McKinney Oktoberfest! CCDP Events Team needs volunteers for two information booths to meet and greet the public and register voters. Plano Balloon Fest  McKinney Octoberfest Sept. 22-24, Fri.-Sun. Plano Oak Point Park, McKinney Downtown Courthouse Square Click HERE to sign up for a shift (or two!) at McKinney Oktoberfest; …

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 …

Candidate Appreciation & Trivia Night Thursday June 22

Purchase tickets HERE. Join us as we celebrate our brave candidates, nosh on great food and play a rousing game of Democratic trivia! We’re going to be at Tupps Brewery (map) 721 Anderson St. in McKinney from 6:00 PM to 9:00PM. Help make this event a success by sponsoring the candidates attendance! Your sponsorship will go toward purchasing tickets for …

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 …

Resist and Persist Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Take a little time from the resistance for wine and a nosh at this special tasting event featuring wines from the historic and award winning Landon Winery in historic downtown McKinney. Taste or choose from Landon’s Award Winning wines: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Tempranillo, Pinot Grigio, Yellow Rose, and Wine-a-Rita. And enjoy light and luscious appetizers from CCDP’s favorite caterer, Uvolin …

Holiday Party: Affirming the Hope of the Season

The Collin County Democratic Party,  Events Committee invites you to our annual holiday party.  Join us Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:00-9:00 pm at the Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2875 East Parker Road, Plano, Texas 75074-7503. BYOB – wine, beer or soft drink.  Catering by Uvolin Graham. Entertainment courtesy of Michael Filak and Current Events Bingo the Micky Mayer Way (winners receive gift cards to …

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, …

HIspanic Heritage Month

Collin County Democrats Recognize Hispanic Heritage Month

At its meeting on September 27, the County Executive Committee passed the following resolution: Whereas 55 million people or 17% of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin; Whereas Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service; Whereas Hispanic Heritage Week was first established …

Unwind with Wine Fall Fundraiser

It’s been a very long and busy election season.  We’re sure you’re going to want to enjoy a glass of wine or two after the election to unwind before the holiday season begins.  We have just the thing for you! CCDP is hosting an “Unwind with Wine” fundraising event at the historic and award winning Landon Winery in downtown McKinney! …

Volunteers needed: Collin College Debate Watch Parties

What a great opportunity for Collin County Democrats!  We have been invited to participate during Debate Watch Parties at all three Collin College campuses.  These are not open to the public at large – these are events for campus students. That’s a total of nine events.  We need as many of our candidates as possible to attend.  We also must …

North Texas Veterans React to Commander-in-Chief Forum

A group of veterans who are Democrats gathered at CCDP Vice Chair Barbara Boyden Walters’ house to watch NBC’s Commander-in-Chief forum. Our local NBC affiliate KXAS interviewed a number of them after the event. Richard Boslow asked of Trump, “What are you going to do for the veterans? What are you going to do for the military?” Precinct 48 Chair Bob Fusinato added, “I …

Volunteers Needed for Balloon Festival & Oktoberfest

Volunteers needed for Balloon Festival Come share your Democratic Party enthusiasm by volunteering to man the Collin County Democratic Party’s booths at both this year’s Plano Balloon Festival and McKinney Oktoberfest, September 23-25. We have openings for three and some four hour shifts.  Volunteers for the Balloon fest will get a free pass to enter and free parking at Oak Point …

Democratic Club of Heritage Ranch Candidate Forum

The Democratic Club at Heritage Ranch is holding a Candidates Forum Wednesday, September 7 and 21.  The forum will be held in the Heritage Ranch Clubhouse.  This is an opportunity to hear from area Democratic candidates. Admission is free.  Space is limited, so if you can join us, please RSVP to this invitation for your free ticket(s), letting us know which date …

WOW Dems Monthly Meeting – “Thirsting for Our Water Future”

WOW Dems Monthly Meeting   Thursday, September 8 “Thirsting for our Water Future” Speaker Rita Beving is the North Texas Outreach Coordinator for Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action. She works within the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and surrounding communities on water conservation and water quality issues. Rita has more than twenty years’ experience working both as a volunteer and consultant …

Thank you!

“Our August 27 Ann Richards Dinner was an overwhelming success.  The sell-out crowd was well informed and entertained.  We exceeded our financial goals, providing a welcome injection of cash into this Fall’s election campaign as well as other aspects of our operating budget.” – David Smith, Finance Committee. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and your support is …

Let’s LIFT Collin County!

Texas Democratic Party – Project LIFT Saturday, August 20th, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm the Texas Democratic Party will be conducting Project LIFT training (map). This is a program of the Texas Democratic Party developed to elect candidates to local office. Particularly, the party is looking for local candidates on the ballot this November in municipal and school board races in May …

Swing into Spring Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Collin County Democratic Party will be hosting this year’s Swing into Spring Wine Tasting fundraiser Thursday, April 14, 2016 (7:00 to 9:00 PM) at the award winning Landon Winery in downtown McKinney (map).  Music provided by Tynwald and catering by our own favorite, Uvolin Graham. Individual “early bird” tickets are $30 until April 7, 2017; and $35 after.  Space is limited, …

Precinct and County Convention Information

Our County Convention will be held: Saturday, March 19 Convene at 10:00 AM Finish by 3:00 PM On site sign-in starts at 8:30 AM Convention Center at Collin College Central Park Campus 2200 W University Dr, McKinney, TX 75071 This is a great chance for you to learn about our local candidates, meet other local Democrats, and get ready for …