Volunteer For Collin County

By: Donna Buesing, Staff Writer In this time of crazy ineptitude and irrational “thinking,” we can, in so many little ways, restore sanity and focus.  “How?” you might ask. It is deceptively easy.  VOLUNTEER!!  You don’t need to commit to 40 hours.  Not even 10 hours. If you have two or three hours while the kids are at school or …

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Party Finances: A Retrospective for Collin County Democrats

As the 2014 midterm results poured in, Democrats found themselves in a hard place. Having lost majorities in Congress, gubernatorial mansions, and even local city councils, no one would question that Democrats were in for a tough fight back, and none with a more shocking fight than the Collin County Democratic Party. The new Finance Committee chaired by Treasurer Bob …

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. …

Get Deputized and register voters!

Get Deputized! Saturday, September 12 Are you currently deputized as a Voter Registrar in Collin County?  Would you like to be? We have several events coming up where we will need lots of Deputy Voter Registrars (DVRs) in attendance. The Plano Balloon Festival and Oktoberfest are two examples of fun events where Dems can strengthen our numbers. If you were …

Hurricane Harvey Help

  HURRICANE HARVEY HELP While we had an incredibly successful Ann Richards Dinner Saturday night, our thoughts and hearts were with our fellow Texans in the path of Harvey.  We all know the complete devastation the Texas Gulf coast is facing right now. We know you’re a Friendly Neighborhood Democrat and want to help. We’ve compiled a list of good places to put …

Come and Take It! – Science T-shirts for Sale

Our “Come and Take It” t-shirts for the March for Science were a big hit! We’ve been getting requests for more t-shirts.  So, we’re opening the orders back up for t-shirts.  Proceeds stay right here in Collin County to get Democrats elected to office.  You can order your t-shirts here.      

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, …

SDEC Update from SDEC 8 Reps, Sharon & Zach

Last month, our State Democratic Executive Committee representatives for Senate District 8 that covers most of Collin County, Sharon Hirsch and Zach Bullard, attended the SDEC meeting.  We want to thank them for being awesome representatives and bringing us the following report. Thanks Sharon and Zach! The State Democratic Executive Committee met in Austin on Saturday, December 17th. This was …

In Memory of Margaret Keane

Mary Margaret Keane passed away suddenly Monday morning at the home she shared with her son, Charles, in Plano. “Margaret,” as she was known to friends and fellow volunteers at Collin County Democratic Party Headquarters, was a lifelong Democrat who advocated passionately for equality for everyone. The daughter of an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, Margaret …

Collin County Democrats Honor Veterans

At its most recent meeting on September 27 the County Executive Committee unanimously passed this resolution recognizing Veteran’s Day. WHEREAS, November the 11th is observed annually as a date to honor US military veterans; and, WHEREAS, a Congressional Act approved on May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday and “a day to be …

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 …

Update from your SDEC 8 Representatives – Sharon Hirsch and Zack Bullard

Greetings SD 8 Democrats! We want to thank you for electing us as your representatives in Austin. The first SDEC meeting took place on September 17. It was filled with updates from the state party and a surprise appearance from Governor Martin O’Malley. The Texas Democratic Party is currently focused on the 2016 Campaign. Cliff Walker and Birk Wilkinson, the …

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! …

Proclamation on Women’s Equality Day

At its meeting on August 23 the County Executive Committee unanimously passed this resolution recognizing Women’s Equality Day. WHEREAS, the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day in 1971; and, WHEREAS, the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920, giving women the right to vote; and WHEREAS, The Democratic Party has taken the …

We’re moving and we need YOUR HELP!

You’ve probably heard by now, the Collin County Democratic Party is ON THE MOVE!! The new location helps our missions of electing Democrats and building a stronger party by giving us more room, better visibility, and better accessibility. The move is scheduled to begin December 18th. Moving an operation even this size requires many hands and hard cash. To that …

Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!

As all of you give thanks in your own fashion I would like to thank everyone who has helped us grow the Party in the past year – our Precinct Chairs, officers, committee chairs and members, those who have staffed events or worked in the office, and everyone else who has volunteered in any way. And I am especially thankful …

Press Release on Paxton Indictment

Ken Paxton, Under Indictment for Securities, Should Resign Plano, TX Monday, August 3, 2015 – On Tuesday, July 28, a Collin County Grand Jury issued a sealed indictment for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton, a Republican and Texas House District 70 Representative from 2003 to 2012 and Senate District 8 in 2013 and 2014, has been under investigation by …

Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Democrats Support People with Disabilities

The County Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Collin County at its meeting on July 28, 2015, unanimously passed this resolution in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Resolution to Recommit to Full Implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act WHEREAS the Democratic Party supports equal rights for all of our citizens and the …

Statement on Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision

Statement on Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision Friday, June 26, 2015 It is with great joy, relief, and hope for the future that we welcome today’s Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality for our gay and lesbian citizens. Justice Kennedy closed his opinion so well that we have little to add: “No union is more profound than marriage, for …

“It’s Parade Time!”

It’s parade time! The DPCC is getting ready for the annual Independence Day Parade organized by the Plano Lion’s Club. This year’s theme is right up our alley – FREEDOM TO SERVE. The Events Committee is hosting a planning meeting Wednesday, June 24, 7:00 to 8:30 at the party offices. Events Chair, Neal Bert, is also asking if anyone has …

Michael Handley Moves On

For those who haven’t heard already, I regret to tell you that Michael Handley has resigned as our Political Director. This is not entirely a surprise because when Michael agreed to take on the job at the start of the term in June he did not expect to stay on much past the election. I had hoped he would change …

SEPT 17th: This Day in History- National Hispanic Week Created

September 17th, 46 years ago President Lyndon B. Johnson, from Texas, signed into law a bill authorizing this week in September to be recognized as National Hispanic Heritage Week. During subsequent celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Week, Presidents issued public statements and hosted receptions while praising the contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. society. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus celebrated the week …

September 16th: “El Grito de Delores”

September 16th for most Americans is just another work day, but for many Latinos, especially those from Mexico, the day is a significant date in history. On this date, in 1810, a Catholic Priest did the unthinkable when he made a speech and cry for independence for Mexico, from the dictatorship of Spain. On September 15, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo …