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 …

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 …

Yes, No, Maybe - Voting by Mail and the Pandemic

Voting By Mail and the Pandemic

Received Mail Ballot Applications Have Been Processed. Who Can Apply Now? By David M. Smith, Collin County Democratic Primary Administrator 10 June 2020 During the past couple of months, the question of who can apply to vote by mail was changing almost daily. As of this writing, there have been six court decisions on this. Three different courts issued rulings …

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. …

Voting by Mail and the Pandemic

Voting by Mail and the Pandemic

May 4, 2020 by Mike Rawlins, County Chair There has been a lot of confusion and misinformation going around about voters under the age of 65 being able to vote by mail because of the pandemic. This is a relatively fast moving and changing situation. We’ll try to clarify the current status for you as of today, knowing that by …

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 …

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, Mark Watson, Jerry Zimmerer, Larry Praeger, Brandy Voss, Peter Kelly, William Pierrat Demond, Dan Wood, Steven Miears, Aimee Garza 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 to field …

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 …