We Have A Vote, We Have A Voice

Texas’ population is growing! It grew so much in the last decade, Texas got four additional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2012 election. Hispanic,  African-American, and Asian communities account for roughly 80% of  Texas’ population growth. The political voice of these nearly majority “minority” communities hasn’t gotten louder,  it has been deliberately muted. When the Republican-controlled Texas …

WE ARE CELBRATING LABOR DAY!

Labor Day. The Labor Day holiday was started by a Democratic President (James Garfield) as a way to commemorate organized labor’s impact on the business community in the US. This weekend, take a moment to reflect back on all the great things organized  labor has managed to achieve- from safety in the workplace, to restrictions on the use of child …

Democrats Select Judge Ken Molberg to Run for a Vacant Spot on the 5th District Court of Appeals

(McKinney, Texas). Justice Jim Moseley, a Republican incumbent for place 5, on the Fifth District Court of Appeals, recently resigned. Given the timing of his resignation, a special election will be held concurrent with the November General Election. The Democratic and Republican Party County Chairs of Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall Counties are charged with the responsibility of …

WENDY DAVIS/LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE SIGNS ARE IN! Come and get yours!

[Plano] The Democratic Party of Collin County has just received a batch of Wendy Davis/Leticia Van de Putte yard signs. The signs are available at the Democratic Party of Collin County offices in Plano. A donation to the Party of $10 per sign is very much encouraged. Please stop by and see what your local Democratic party is doing, what you …

POLLING PLACE WORKERS NEEDED …

Ensuring strong Democratic presence in all our polling places and the County elections office is one way to maximize votes for Democrats in the coming election. We do not want to lose any voters through incompetence or active voter suppression, by our Republican counterparts. The Democratic Party is entitled to place half of the election workers, including an Election Judge …

Collin County Democrats: Governor Rick Perry Should Step Aside

[McKinney, Texas] Collin County Democrats believe the State of Texas needs a Governor who will not  politicize a Grand Jury’s decision to indict him on felony charges of coercion and misuse of public funds.  The Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s office deserved to be funded and we believe it was wrong of the Governor to veto funds …

Collin County Democrats on the Move

[McKinney, Texas] Collin County Democratic Party Political Director, Michael Handley, took time to discuss the finer points of the Collin County political landscape to County Precinct Chairs, Democrats and Democrat friendly supporters, at the Collin College for Higher Education in McKinney on Saturday, August 16th. Additional training and educational opportunities are being planned for September and October. (Photo courtesy Roland …

Claim A Corner Of Collin County For Democrats!

We have identified scores of corners where we’d like to shout our message of “YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE!  VOTE DEMOCRATIC ON NOVEMBER 4th,” by placing LARGE road signs for all of Collin County to see. Can you help “claim a corner” at major road intersections across Collin County by donating to help us purchase a sign for $33 or two …

SAMEENA KARMALLY FOR TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 89: Come and Join the Team

Join the Sameena Karmally for Texas team, as they call voters in Collin County every Tuesday and Friday evening from  6pm to 8pm at the Democratic Party Headquarters of Collin County, 2504 K Ave, Ste 200 in Plano, Texas. Then, join the team as they go block-walking on Saturday mornings, starting at 9am, launching from the DPCC Headquarters in Plano.   Sameena …

A Tribute to Robin Williams: Comedian, Actor, and Philanthropist

(McKinney, Texas) Although not directly related to the political scene in Collin County, we, along with millions of other Americans,  mourn the loss today, of Hollywood actor Robin Williams. As we take a moment to reflect back on the laughter and the joy he gave to so many of us. . .we are thankful for the smiles he generated across …

WOMEN ORGANIZING WOMEN (WOW): Advancing Democratic Women in Politics Fundraiser

Women Organizing Women (WOW) Democrats*   is a North Texas-based organization dedicated to advancing Democratic women in politics. WOW Democrats annual fundraiser is almost sold out and the few remaining tickets are going fast, so get yours NOW!  “Wearing it for the Win” is  Saturday, August 23rd from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Gloria Campos, long-time anchor for WFAA Channel 8 News, …

Collin County Young Democrats are Making a Difference in Collin County

(Fairview, Texas) This  week, on Wednesday, August 13th, at 4:15pm, The President of the Collin County Young Democrats*, Mike Messer, will be speaking to the Democratic Club at Heritage Ranch* In Fairview, Texas. Mike is an energetic and dynamic public speaker who can energize any group. To learn more about the Collin County Young Democrats, link to their Web page …

The Texas Democratic Party Platform: A Good Read and a Great Platform.

If you haven’t had a chance to review the Texas Democratic Party Platform on a host of topics, it is well worth reading. By the way, if you didn’t notice, “Education” is the very first topic covered. . . .that was by design.   THE TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM (Link to an external web page)      

EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW IS IMPORTANT

  News reports coming out late last evening, indicate that sixty-three Texas Republicans have signed an amicus brief that claims legalizing same-sex marriage could lead to the government to sanctioning incest, pedophilia, and polygamy. Signatures on the brief submitted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals include Texas House Speaker Pro Tempore Dennis Bonnen and GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, state …

Summit For Campaign Action Day

The Democratic Party of Collin County Coordinated Campaign Committee has organized this event for all precinct chairs, candidates, and any Collin Democrats interested in attending. All are invited to attend one of two sessions to discuss GET OUT THE VOTE (GOTV) strategies, and how to maximize our use of the Voter Activation Network (VAN) to win on November 4, 2014.  The event …

KARMALLY: Local Candididate for Texas House District 89 Ramps up Her Campaign

Join fellow Democrats this Friday, August 8, 2014-  for a phone bank in Plano! 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Come to the Democratic Party offices at 2504 K Ave, Ste 200, in Plano, Texas. If you need directions, please call the offices at 972.578.1483.  Then,  join the team on Saturday at 9am, August 9th, as they gather again at the DPCC offices to …

DPCC Statement on Collin County Commissioner Court’s Resolution Aimed at Migrant Kids Awaiting INS Processing

(McKinney, Texas)   Collin County Commissioners voted today, August 4, 2014, to outline a County policy towards the support of unaccompanied migrant children, by supporting a resolution aimed at not allowing any county agency or county resources to be used, to house or provide support for undocumented immigrants who might come to the County, while they await INS processing. The …

Mike Collier- Democratic Candidate for Texas Comptroller Visits Collin County

(Plano, Texas). Mike Collier, a former resident of Collin County brought his “Watchdog Tour”  to his old stomping grounds on Saturday August 2, 2014, in a “Get Out the Vote” luncheon with local Democrats at Plano’s Big Easy Restaurant. Mike Collier started his financial services career at Exxon, but soon found his way to PriceWaterhouseCoopers – one of the biggest …

Collin County Democrats Take on US House of Representative Actions on 8/1/2014

(McKinney, Texas) The Democratic Party of Collin County believes the partisan vote by the US House of Representatives this evening was nothing but a shameful event, denying immigrant children the opportunity to realize their dreams. Likewise, the failure of the US House to fund the Compassionate Care Relief package to the amount requested by the President, is a further sign …

Collin County Democrats Oppose Collin County Commissioner Attempts to Limit County Support of Immigrant Refugee Children

(McKinney, Texas) – The Democratic Party of Collin County does not support the current version of County Commissioner Mark Reid’s proposed resolution, newly styled as “The Proper Role of County Government in Providing Temporary Housing and Care for Migrant Children.” The resolution states that the “federal government has failed to defend the sovereign borders of the United States and Texas…” …

COLLIN COUNTY DEMOCRATS URGE THE US CONGRESS TO ACT ON IMMIGRATION

The Democratic Party of Collin County fully supports the President’s call for immigration reform. The US House of Representatives, and it’s Republican leadership, supported by a heavily Republican dominated Texas delegation, seems more bent on suing our President, than on passing much needed immigration reforms or a compassionate care funding package designed to ease the burdens put on federal agencies …