Please Don’t Be a Non-Voter

9/5/2018 by Dr. Mel Whitehurst We Need Your Help A positive relationship exist between the number of voters who vote and the problems solved. As the number of voters increase more problems are resolved. As they decrease additional problems emerge. More of us need to vote. Democracy’s strengths start with the voters. Thank you for voting. When you vote you …

They Do Not Want You to Think

August 29, 2018 by Dr. Mel Whitehurst “What good fortune for those in power that people do not think.” Adolf Hitler The Republican Party does not want you to think for yourself. The negative campaigning tactics that dominates their political campaigns are designed to make us more fearful, to be afraid that something bad is going to happen if we …

Plano City Council Holds Hot Topic Meeting on Envision Oak Point

Plano City Council – Envision Oak Point a Hot Topic

Carole L. Evans 7/25/2018 PLANO HELD PUBLIC HEARING ON JULY 23, 2018 ON ENVISION OAK POINT The July 23, 2018 Plano City Council meeting, which occasionally grew contentious, drew responses from over 30 citizens about the plan called Envision Oak Point, a renovation and revitalization plan for the northeast portion of Plano. The Oak Point area has needed this renovation …

Notice of Ballot Order Drawing for Primary Runoff

AW3-2 Prescribed by Secretary of State Sections 52.094. 172.082. 172.084, Texas Election Code 03/2007 NOTICE OF DRAWING FOR PLACE ON BALLOT Notice is hereby given of a drawing to determine the order in which the names of candidates are to be printed on the ballot for the election to be held on May 22, 2018 in Collin County, Texas.  The …

Rising Blue Wave FUN-raiser and Wine Tasting

Join the Rising Blue Wave fundraising event Thursday, October 19, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Landon Winery in Downtown McKinney Musical Guest – Tynwald Join the rising blue wave at a special tasting event featuring wines from the award winning Landon Winery in historic downtown McKinney (map). Each person will receive six tastings or two glasses of wine.  Light appetizers …

Interested in Community Outreach?

Interested in Outreach? Are you involved in a number of different community organizations? Do you have an interest in spreading the Democratic gospel to them? It’s very easy for us to get immersed in our own Democratic and progressive bubbles. But if we’re going to win elections it’s vital that we engage with people and communities outside of our bubble. …

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 …

Plano Democrats win AGAIN!

We won! For the second year in a row, CCDP has won an award in the annual Plano Lion’s Club July 4th parade.  This year the theme was Heroes.  Our float won the Chairman’s Award. Congratulations to all who put in so much work on this float and walked the parade! Well done!

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 …

Plano & McKinney July 4th Parades – Join us!

The Fourth of July is just around the corner! In spite of 45 and his absolute debacle of a presidency, there is still much to celebrate in our nation, our county, and our cities. This year, there will be Democratic floats in the parades in both Plano and McKinney, and we’d love for you to be a part of the …

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 …

Ready for ’18: Should I Run? Event

What goes through you mind when you hear about people running for office? Do you often feel like you’re called to do something, something more than you’re already doing, but just don’t know what? Do you imagine yourself in the shoes of a candidates when you see him/her get up and give a speech at a local event? Don’t agonize …

Wylie Area Democrats Club

We have a new club! Wylie Area Democrats Club will be holding monthly meetings.  Wylie is in Congressional District 32 (Pete Sessions District) with lots of Democrats planning to run.  Hillary won District 32 so it is a winnable race. Come help organize in Wylie. Saturday, May 27th, 10 a.m. Starbucks in Target Store,   3440  W FM 544 (map). Saturday, …

State Democratic Executive Committee Update

State Democratic Executive Committee Update The State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) met in Austin on April 1st and 2nd. Highlights: Cliff Walker gave a deep dive analysis of the 2016 election. There were many indicators that we are moving in the right direction. Democrats WON straight ticket voting in the biggest Texas counties by 51-49. To win, we have to begin …

Donor Spotlight – Jeanie Lemons

CCDP DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Did you know that CCDP does not receive money from the state or national Democratic Party? It is a common misconception that local offices have the support of their state and national counterparts, but unfortunately this is not true. CCDP is only able to exist thanks to the donations of great people like you! Each month CCDP …

Help CCDP with our own Potty Bill!

Help CCDP with our own Potty Bill! (watch our video HERE) We’ve been fighting Dan Patrick’s Potty Bill with tons of phone calls and emails to our reps.  His bill has been flushed by the Texas House.  Now we have to work on our own Potty Bill. In the process of getting a contractor to work on the party office restroom …

CCDP Hosts Field Organization Kickoff – Ready for ’18 – Sunday March 26

CCDP Kicks off Field Organizational Training The Collin County Democratic Party is hosting a Field Organization Kickoff.  Attendees will learn be introduced to the field organizational concept and roles of various team members (phone bank, block walk, data entry, volunteer scheduling and social media activities).  There will be brief breakouts on how to talk to voters and best practices.  After …

Voter Registration T-shirt Order

Voter Registration T-Shirt Order Get yours now! UPDATE:  We reached our goal! Thank you for your order.  You’ll be notified when they come in. Wear one of these great t-shirts while you’re registering voters! We need at least 50 orders to get this to print. You can buy one here.  Please be sure to note your size:  S-M-L-XL-2XL-3XL-4XL or 5XL.

Collin County Democratic Women in the News

Collin County Democratic Women in the News Collin County Democratic women attended Women’s Marches in Dallas and in Austin.  WOW Dems took a busload to Austin last Saturday.  Many who couldn’t make it to Austin, attended the Women’s March in Dallas.  Read more in the Plano Star Courier.

#NoMandate March at the Collin County Courthouse Inauguration Day

#NOMANDATE March at the Collin County Courthouse Inauguration Day We will be marching around the grounds of the Collin County Courthouse in McKinney during the Presidential Inauguration this next Friday, January 20. President-elect Trump and the new Republican Congress have been acting and talking as if they have a mandate, and we will be marching to remind them and our …

The Dallas Morning News Endorses Hillary

Dallas Morning News endorses Hillary Clinton for for President, the first Democrat after 75 years Austin, TX — The Dallas Morning News endorsed Hillary Clinton for president today in a two part series from their editorial board, “There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November. We recommend Hillary Clinton.” [Dallas Morning News, September 7, 2016] Highlights: …

HD67 Candidate Scott Coleman to hold Education Town Hall

Join a discussion about Texas Education with TX House District 67 Candidate Scott Coleman Saturday, September 17  How can Texas become the best in the nation teaching kids in Kindergarten through College? What issues do families, teachers, and students care about most in Texas schools? How can we modernize Collin County schools to become the model for the rest of …