Who Can Run?

March 26, 2020 by Maury Marcus Who can run for the office of President of the United States? Four years ago, one of the candidates for the other party’s nomination, who was serving as governor of Wisconsin, was a college dropout. Another candidate, an uncouth and vulgar slob, had no experience in the art of governing, less than no experience …

A Special Thank You to the Candidates Who Did Not Finish First

by Tarek Lucien Radjef, long time Collin County Democrat Tanner Do, Roberto Alonzo, Mark Watson, Jerry Zimmerer, Larry Praeger, Brandy Voss, Peter Kelly, William Pierrat Demond, Dan Wood, Steven Miears, Aimee Garcia Lopez, Rocio Hernandez, Anthony Lo, Jon Cocks, Carol Scarborough, Manu Lail, Will Maiberger! March 19, 2020 Some of us remember 2012 when the Democratic Party was only able …

Your Voice, Your Vote

Thanks for Voting!

By Mike Rawlins, Newly Re-elected Collin County Democratic Chair March 12, 2020   We’ve completed yet another record turnout for the Democratic Primary. After all of the votes have been counted, we doubled the 2016 turnout and even eclipsed the record 2008 turnout. Our sincere thanks to all who voted, and particularly those who waited in line on Election Day …

2020 Canvass of Primary Election

Notice of Canvass of Primary Election

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF COLLIN COUNTY NOTICE OF CANVASS OF THE PRIMARY ELECTION Notice is hereby given of the canvass of the primary election held on March 3, 2020 in Collin County, Texas. The canvass will take place at 12:30 pm on March 12, 2020, at the party headquarters, 1915 N. Central Expressway, Suite 150, Plano, Texas. /s/Michael C. Rawlins County …

LINES AT POLLING PLACES TUESDAY

March 7, 2020 By Mike Rawlins, CCDP Chair The Democratic Party is firmly committed to making sure that every citizen entitled to vote is able to vote and able to vote as easily as possible. Too many people had to wait in long lines to vote in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary. To the extent we could have prevented this we apologize …

Stories of a Re-Sister, Per-Sister

By Brenda Willis March 5, 2020 (Canada late 1980s) A girl is nervous as she’s escorted to a new first-grade class. “No need to fear, take my hand, we’ll go together.” the teacher says, “Where are you from?” “Texas!”, the girl says proudly. “Oh, so it’s not even a city. It’s just “Texas”? she smiles. The girl nods her head. …

Jeff Leach doesn't represent you

Jeff Leach Doesn’t Want to Represent You

February 11, 2020 By Manu Lail, Assistant Vice Chair I had the honor of attending the NAACP Freedom Fund Scholarship Luncheon this past weekend. As I walked to the candidate table, I saw the usual Democratic candidates like Rocio Hernandez (HD67 candidate), Lorenzo Sanchez (HD67 Candidate), and Sean McCaffity (CD3 Candidate) among many others. However, I also noticed Jeff Leach, …

It’s up to us now

by Mike Rawlins, County Chair February 5, 2020 You followed the hearings in the House of Representatives. You watched the House impeach the President. You heard at least some of the arguments of the Impeachment Managers in the Senate trial. And now, as expected, you have seen the Senate refuse to remove the President from office. We are now facing …

GOP Lies Part 3 - Smart Government

Op Ed: All Modern GOP Positions Are Based on Lies – Part 2: Fiscal Responsibility

February 4, 2020 by Sudhir Joshi, CCDP Communications Director NOTE: This editorial is the second in a series. To read the first of the series on the GOP Healthcare Lies, click here. There is a common lie that the GOP is the party of “fiscal responsibility” and “small government.” In order to be “fiscally responsible,” a government needs to reduce …

Ken Paxton Mug Shot

Collin County Indigent Criminal Defense Plan and Ken Paxton Prosecution

By Kyle Therrian, Attorney By now, most are familiar with the never-ending, justice-delayed prosecution of Texas’ Attorney General Ken Paxton. Little known to the public, the Collin County Indigent Criminal Defense Plan could hold the key to it all. Here is a quick recap of where we are. Spring of 2015 – A criminal case is filed, and our District …

The Presidential Race

The Presidential Race

There are 17 names on the ballot for President of the United States. This surprises many of us who assumed names were taken off the ballot as they dropped out. But names remain on the ballot if they didn’t withdraw by a December 9th deadline. Our challenge here in Collin County is that 17 names will not fit on a …

What's on my Primary Ballot?

What’s On My Primary Ballot?

You can see the Sample Ballots specific for you on the Collin County Elections website. https://www.collincountytx.gov/elections/election_information/Pages/sampleballots.aspx To select your ballot, you will need to know your precinct number. This number is on your voter registration card, in the box to the right of your birth year in the upper left quadrant of the card. If your registration card is not …

All Modern GOP Positions are Based on Lies

by Sudhir Joshi CCDP Communications Director January 23, 2020 This editorial will begin a series that will show that all positions taken by the modern Republican party are based on lies. The GOP has always been the most egregious about lying to the public. For example, President Reagan contended that cutting taxes would increase economic activity and allow tax revenue …

Diane Bolak, Treasurer

thanks to our Treasurer

By Mike Rawlins, Collin County Democratic Party Chair January 14, 2020 By the time you read this our faithful, conscientious, and hard working Treasurer, Diane Bolak, will have filed another round of campaign finance reports with the Texas Ethics Commission and the Federal Elections Commission. Few people understand that she is personally liable for the timeliness and accuracy of these …

The Union Needs You

By Manu Lail, Assistant Vice Chair, Collin County Democratic Party December 13, 2020 Our country is facing some major problems. Our leaders continue to spend trillions of dollars on unnecessary wars. Our healthcare system is the most expensive in the world. And, carbon emissions continue to destroy the world’s climate. When Washington prepared his farewell address, he cautioned the electorate …

Opinion Editorial

Wagging the Dog?

by Mike Rawlins, CCDP Chair January 9, 2019, Plano, TX To “wag to dog” is to purposely divert attention from what would otherwise be of greater importance, to something else of lesser significance. In presidential politics it has come to mean starting a war to divert attention away from other problems. I agree with the old advice that it’s generally …

Better Angels: Reuniting America

Real democracy grows stronger with discussions that enhance mutual understanding. Unless we learn how to productively engage in difficult dialogue, we will continue struggling as a community and as a nation. Join Better Angels and Friends of the Allen Public Library to see how to effectively discuss divisive issues and build a stronger republic. “Better Angels: Reuniting America“ is a …

Opinion Editorial

Is Census 2020 Important to Democrats?

by Tarek Lucien Radjef December 17, 2019 Next year the census is going to try to count everyone in the United States. A count as accurate as possible is extremely important. This not only is the basis for state congressional representation but also helps determine how to distribute each year more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and …

Is It Okay to Cheat to Win?

by Brenda Willis For whatever reason, you and your Republican friend, relative, voter, etc. don’t see eye-to-eye. This is completely understandable. However, you’re forced to “play nice” with these folks! It may seem pretty difficult to find common ground with a person like this but that is what I recently did when I got into it with my mother-in-law (MIL) …

Flipping the Texas House

Flipping the Texas House

December 4, 2019 by Paula S. Hall – CCDP Messaging Team Save our state, vote our Democratic slate! What could be more important than beating Donald J. Trump in his Presidential run for a second term? One could argue that flipping the Texas House to Democrats could be the most important – a win not had by Democrats in more …