Feature Editorial

WHAT’S SO?

By Barb Walters, Vice Chair, CCDP. Collin County Democrats turned out in record numbers in November 2018; and although we didn’t turn the county blue, we had some significant wins: Colin Allred is now our Democratic Congressman in CD23; and eight of the thirteen Justices on the 5th District Court of Appeals are Democrats! We registered more voters than even before …

Become a Texas Legislative Activist!

The 86th Texas Legislature or TX Lege 2019 is in session and the Democrats are appalled at the bills being filed. For example, there are over 40 anti-abortion bills alone. The Republicans need to be held accountable. It starts with your education on how the Legislature works and then helping defeat these bills and continues with taking back our County, …

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Break Out of the Capitalism Vs. Socialism Narrative

By Sudhir Joshi, CCDP Communications Director. Democrats Need to Talk About Fairness and Balance. As the race for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination heats up, I am constantly hearing interviewers trap Democrats in the Capitalism vs. Socialism paradigm. The interviewer might ask a question like, ‘Are you a socialist?’ Then, I see the Democratic candidate go down the conversational rabbit …

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What if ALL Eligible Voters Went to the Polls?

By Tarek Lucien Radjef. About our right to vote … The United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights states that “The will of the People shall be the basis of the authority of the government. This shall be expressed by periodic and genuine elections.” Thomas Jefferson observed that “We do not have a government by the majority of the people; …

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Governor Jennifer Granholm “WOWed” the Crowd! At the 2019 WOW Dems Luncheon

Misty Spracklen Communications Chair, WOW Dems 2/18/2019 A sell-out crowd packed the event of the season Saturday, February 16 at Eldorado Country Club in McKinney to hear keynote speaker Governor Jennifer Granholm at the 2019 Women of Courage Luncheon hosted by Women Organizing Women Democrats (WOW Dems). Thank you to all who attended and supported this extraordinary event! The former …

Marijuana Lobby Day 2019

Activists Celebrate Marijuana-Related Bills Filed and Mark Marijuana Advocacy Day

Are you interested in attending a Legislative Day in Austin for a Cause of Yours? Check out the TXLege2019 Corner in the Rally each week for information and details on upcoming legislative days. The following article describes an advocacy day in the Capitol during the Texas Legislature on February 7, 2019. Lawmakers can begin debate and then vote on those …

Graph showing voting percentages between Collin - R (dark red), Collin - D (dark blue), Collin - Other (light grey), TX - R (bright red), TX - D (bright blue), and TX - Other (dark grey) from years 1992 through 2018.

2018 Election Analysis

Mike Rawlins, County Chair Someone once asked Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg when she thought there would be enough women serving on the Supreme Court. She answered “When there are nine.”  That’s how I look at Collin County – when every partisan office is held by a Democrat I’ll say there are enough. Now that we’ve had a few weeks to …

On 2018 Mid-Term Election Results

OK, so let me get this out of the way up front. Losing sucks. Sharon Hirsch’s race for HD66 is still too close to call, but the narrow losses of Sarah Depew for HD67, Mark Phariss for SD8, Suzanne Smith for State Board of Education, and Ramona Brumfield for Justice of the Peace leave all of us disappointed and frustrated. …

Article: Tree of Life shooting

Zachary Kolodny Precinct 85 Chair 10/29/2018 This past Saturday, the Jewish sabbath, there was a shooting in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life Synagogue which led to the tragic death of 11 people and the injury of six others. This tragic event was the worst anti-Semitic attack in US history. More people were killed than even in the tragic Charleston …

Episode 11- Vote Like Your Healthcare Depended on It!

In this episode, Sudhir interviews Julie Luton who is our candidate for HD 70. Then, we discuss the repercussions of not voting in this important election. Information about Voting can be found here: Collin County Elections Website Collin County Democratic Party Ken Paxton suing to remove pre-existing conditions Justice Department won’t defend Obamacare in GOP states’ lawsuit Race for Texas …

Check Your Ballot!

by Mike Rawlins, Collin County Democratic Party chair 10/25/2018 We have had a few reports of people having trouble with the voting machines. To avoid them we urge you to do the following: Know your voting Precinct number? It’s on your voter registration card. Know who should be on your ballot! If you don’t already have a slate card, go …

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 …

GERRYMANDERING

By: Donna Buesing Staff Writer So, who the heck is Jerry and why does he meander? I know, bad pun. Actually, the phrase is not one that came into being within the last 50 or so years. The term was coined via Elbridge Gerry, our fifth vice president and former governor of Massachusetts in 1812. I thought for years that …

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 …

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 …

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 …