Stand in Solidarity

In June 2020, faculty at Collin College were informed that we were expected to continue teaching primarily in-person through the rest of the year. Traditionally in higher ed, faculty are considered a body worthy of consultation in important matters, but not so at Collin. The college president and his allies have cemented a culture of fear, mutual mistrust, and depressed …

Trump supporters demonstrated at the corner of Preston and Parker roads in Plano on Dec. 12, 2020.

Are Collin County, Dallas suburbs spawning ‘domestic extremists’?

A Washington Post story says yes, citing 19 people who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January after former President Donald Trump’s allegations of election fraud. Hopes that former President Donald Trump will one day return to power are still running high north of Dallas in Collin County, where the the population continues to increase and grow more diverse, according to …

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Statement on Death of Marvin David Scott III

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2021 Our local media has generally given only scant attention to the death Sunday night of McKinney resident Marvin David Scott III while being held at the Collin County Detention Center. However, details have been emerging in recent days that this death of yet another Black man at the hands of law enforcement deserves not …

Raise Up

Raise Up Collin County Voices of Democracy Read the heartwarming story told by –Noah Skocilich a Resident of Plano —- A week or so ago, when the extreme weather down here was just subsiding, I posted something on NextDoor asking if anyone just needed help with anything at all. A few days after I posted it, a woman named Lisa …

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CCDP Statement on the Capitol Riot

January 6, 2021 Like all Americans, the Collin County Democratic Party is horrified and appalled by the illegal and out of control take-over of the US Capitol today by hundreds of people carrying Trump flags and other items identifying them as Trump supporters. That this violence occurred today was no accident; the President himself had encouraged a pro-Trump protest in …

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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 …