County Chair Mike Rawlins

County Chair’s Statement on Collin County 2020 Election Results

November 4, 2020 Mike Rawlins, County Chair As I write this Wednesday morning, I suspect a lot of you are feeling what I do – an odd mix of exhaustion, sleep deprivation, anxiety over the uncertainty of the Presidential outcome, disgust, disbelief (“not again?” for Texas,  “WTF?” for Collin County) and gratitude where we can find positive things. So what …

Vote Blue 2020 Because we are the cavalry!

  It’s the beginning of the end of four long years of Republican failures, corruption, and greed. 😢 Our very lives have been put at risk, including those of our children and grandchildren, because the President decided that ignoring the truth about COVID-19 boosted his election chances. 😢 Our healthcare is at risk, including pre-existing conditions and women’s rights to …

Throw Shade Then Vote

Throw Shade Then Vote

Pete Souza “I photographed Obama and Reagan. Here’s why Trump’s White House is a national disgrace. First and foremost, I am an American citizen. I have the absolute right to speak out. To paraphrase the late Rep. John Lewis, if you see something wrong, say something, do something.”

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Press Release: AG Paxton’s Legal Woes have Collin County Roots

For Immediate Release Collin County Democratic Party Contact: John Shanks AG Paxton’s Legal Woes have Collin County Roots Local GOP Leadership Facing Scrutiny Again Plano, TX – October 5, 2020 – The latest in a string of indictments and allegations besetting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton couldn’t come at a worse time for four Collin County Republican candidates seeking reelection …

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – May Her Memory be a Blessing

Mike Rawlins, County Chair She came to be known to many of us as “The Notorious RBG”. She was so incredibly dedicated, and seemed indestructible, persistently and insistently carrying on the work of her life’s passion through numerous personal hardships and illnesses. Until she didn’t. I think that’s one reason that her passing last Friday evening felt so unexpected, and …

United We Stand

United We Stand

by Sam Johnson and Penny Robe Democratic Nominees for  366th  and 380th District Court of Collin County June 18, 2020 There are Looney Tunes cartoons featuring Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf, where the two battle ferociously after they punch in to start their workday, and when the five o’clock whistle blows, the two work adversaries are friends again. In the …

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Bill Baumbach Remembrance

June 16, 2020 Written by Deborah Angell Smith, County Chair 2003-2007 Friends, I am incredibly sad to report that we’ve lost a true leader in the Collin County Democratic Party and the progressive community in North Texas. Our dear friend, Bill Baumbach, died suddenly of natural causes (unrelated to COVID19) Wednesday night, 6/10/20, in Dallas. An evening of remembrance is …

A High Community Standard for All

A High Community Standard for All

Photo from 8cantwait.org by Matt Leahy State Democratic Executive Committee Member – Senate District 8 Collin County Democratic Party Precinct Chair – Precinct 50 [Editor’s note: The opinions are the author’s and do not reflect the position of the Collin County Democratic Party.] As a black man and a precinct chair in the Collin County Democratic Party, I have to …

What’s the Message

20 May 2020 by Mike Rawlins, County Chair The question that new Democratic activists almost always ask is “What’s our message?” It isn’t “not Trump” or “not Republican”. We always tell candidates to talk about what they’re for before they talk about their opponents, if they talk about them at all. And with the media covering Trump’s mishandling of the …

Liars, Scammers and Cheats Blog

Liars, Scammers and Cheats! Oh My!

by Billye Johnson March 14, 2020 Who knew when we were raising a glass of champagne on December 31 2019 that 2020 would be a banner year for craziness? While certain politicians were busy pretending the coronavirus was a new version of the garden variety flu, another group was looking at it as a new way to part people from …

Voting by Mail - By Woot Lervsiit

Sue Me

May 5, 2020 by Woot Lervisit Last week, I applied for a mail-in ballot on the grounds of the COVID-19 pandemic. Also last week, Attorney General Ken Paxton released publicly a deceptive letter about COVID-19 mail-in ballots threatening criminal charges of election fraud. In his letter, Mr. Paxton ignored the pertinent legal issue of physical immunity from COVID-19. Instead, Mr. …

LifePath Systems Underfunded

LifePath Systems – Underfunded and Understaffed

April 30, 2020 By Courtney Brooks, candidate for Collin County Commissioner, Precinct 1 LifePath Systems in McKinney, TX is Collin County’s local authority for both mental health and substance abuse services. Individuals who qualify for state-funded assistance are able to get treatment based on available funding. In 1986, the Collin County Commissioner’s Court became the sponsoring agency for LifePath, providing …

You Can Help During the COVID19 Crisis

April 23,2020 During these difficult times there are those who need our help more than ever.  A few local organizations you can support who do this work include: Minnies Food Pantry: Donate money by texting MINNIES to 41444 or click here to give directly. Drive & Drop items @ 661 18th St. Plano, TX 75074 Mon. & Wed. – Sat. 7:30am …

There is Still Time to Participate in the Census

Still Time to Participate in the CENSUS 2020

April 23, 2020 By Donna Buesing, staff writer The U.S. Government’s regular Census starting day was April 1st but those who have not filled out their census form online can still do so. Every address should have received a notice regarding the 2020 Census and each address has a unique ID number. Getting started is as easy as going to …

A Better Deal for Working People

A Better Deal For Working People

By Maury Marcus April 13, 2020 During the last quarter millennium, the democracies of the West and the Far East have experimented with three basic economic ideologies: conservative capitalism, centralized state socialism, and progressive capitalism. The verdict of history is clear. Conservative capitalism has been strong in the United States for most of its history, with the exception of the …