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 …

Episode 10- “I’m Sorry, Does Your Party Have Solutions on Healthcare?” – Come and Hear It!

In this episode, we interview Laura Gunn, who is our candidate for Texas House District 33. She tells us all about her campaign and what she will bring to Austin once elected. After, we discuss the composition of a typical Republican Attack Ad, focusing on four main themes: Strong Borders, Too Liberal for Texas, Socialism, and Walkway Memes. Articles about …

Episode 9- “Voting Blue Makes A Difference” Come and Hear It!

Podcast Summary In this episode, we interview Mark Phariss, who is our candidate for Texas Senate District 8. He tells us all about his campaign’s progress as well as his stance on important issues facing Texans. He brings a lot to the table and we are very excited to have him as our guest. After, we talk about the ultra-conservative …

Episode 8- “We Run on the Issues, Not Attack Ads” Come and Hear It!

In this episode, we talk with Sharon Hirsch, our candidate for HD66, about her views on the education system in Texas. In our roundtable discussion, we talk about Trump’s tariffs, the importance of the State Attorney General office, Trump’s re-election campaign’s donations to two North Texas Republican incumbents, and of course, Beto’s campaign progress. For more information about the events …

WOW Dems Coordinated Volunteer Event Held

Carole L. Evans 7/30/2018 WOW DEMS HELD VOLUNTEER EVENT ON 7/26/2018 Women Organizing Women (WOW) Democrats held a coordinated volunteer event at the home of Lori Kleinfield to do phone banking and postcard writing for candidates Lorie Burch (US Congress, Texas Congressional District 3), Sharon Hirsch (Texas House District 66), and Mark Pharris (Texas Senate District 8). Over 30 women …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Do you know where all of your raised property tax money goes?

Do you know where all of your raised property tax money goes to?   Not public education – a tax cut for businesses or a subsidy to private schools.  – by Debbie O’Reilly This year, as you pay your much higher property tax bill, you’re probably wondering where the extra money goes.  Not all of the additional school tax you …

BREAKING NEWS: CCDP will join with Dallas County Dems to co-sponsor BITHOT3

BREAKING NEWS: Collin County Democratic Party will join the Dallas County Democratic Party to co-sponsor the 3rd Blue In The Heart of Texas. Sessions will be added to the current itinerary for suburban counties. BITHOT is a biennial summit for Democratic Party activists and volunteers that was first organized in 2013. BITHOT’s mission is to create a forum for sharing …

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 …

Congratulations, CCDWD President Kate Garrison!

Kate was recently honored by the National Council on Independent Living Region 6 for being an advocate for the local disabled community. Here is the text read at the NCIL Awards Ceremony, Washington D.C., July, 28th: Kate Garrison has advocated for the City of Plano to incorporate Universal Design in City Planning and for more accessible affordable housing.  To help …

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 …

CCDP Recognizes Donors with New Awards Program

CCDP Sustaining and Lump Sum Donors Lapel Pin Awards Program A new awards program to honor donors was launched by Collin Democrats at the County Convention, March 5.   Of the 74 eligible Democrats, 41 in attendance received a Collin County Democratic Party pin. Those contributing at least $10/mo. or $120/yr. received a silver lapel pin while those giving more …

Collin County Young Democrats Host Youth Summit

The first ever Collin County Democratic Youth Summit gets underway February 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the Library at Collin College, Spring Creek Campus. If you are in high school, college-age, a 20-something or young professional, you are invited to attend and meet other young people interested in taking an active part in politics. Kicking off the Summit will be …

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 …

UPDATED!!!: The CCDP is HIRING for the 2016 Primary!

12/23/15 UPDATE: Judges and clerks are still needed for Tue March 1 Primary. We are still in need of paid election workers for Primary Day. There are about 25 judge/alternate judge positions still open and many more openings for clerks.  Deadline is Jan 5.  It takes a lot of people to run the primary election. We need you! The Collin …

If you believe in what the CCDP is doing……

can you give me $5? What an amazing year! In the last six months alone, we Democrats have made tremendous progress towards ending one-party rule in Collin County.  We have knocked on doors, held phone banks, registered many new voters, garnered media mentions, participated in local parades, festivals and other local events, including the Paxton corruption protest on the steps …