Gina Benavides for Texas Supreme Court Pl 7

Gina Benavides is running for election to the Texas Supreme Court, Place 7, in 2014. Justice Gina M. Benavides was first elected to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in 2006 and re-elected to a second six-year term in 2012. During her tenure as an appellate judge, Justice Benavides has authored more than 900 opinions on issues involving civil and criminal …

Jim Hogan for Agriculture Commissioner

Jim Hogan isn’t running for Texas Agriculture Commissioner as a politician. He’s running as a farmer. With over 40 years of experience in dairy and cattle farming, Jim is uniquely qualified for the office of Agriculture Commissioner. He understands the challenges that Texas farmers face every day. Jim is not using the office of Agriculture Commissioner to launch his own …

Voter Registration Card

You MUST vote in the county in which you currently reside.  If you are not registered to vote in the county where you currently reside, but you recently moved from another Texas county where you are still registered to vote, you may vote a “limited ballot” containing statewide and national candidates by appearing in person at the main election early …

Voter I.D. Requirement

A statement concerning identification requirements appears on the back of orange 2014-15 Voter Registration Cards. The statement reads: “A voter must show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before the voter may be accepted for voting: Driver’s license, election identification certificate, personal identification card or concealed handgun license issued by the Texas Department of …

Proposition 1 On Texas Ballots

Proposition 1, on November 4th ballots, asks Texas voters to approve an amendment to the Texas Constitution, “providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.” If Texas voters approve Prop 1 on November 4th, roughly $1.7 …

Collin County’s Sameena Karmally Gets Huge Endorsement for Texas House District 89 Contest

Sameena Karmally has been endorsed by the Dallas Morning News for Texas House District 89. John Shanks, the campaign manager is excited, stating, “We just got some fantastic news, an incredibly strong endorsement of Sameena by the Dallas Morning News.” The Dallas Morning News editorial staff has written: “Republican Jodie Laubenberg is so deeply rooted in Texas House District 89 that …

Hiring Block Walkers To Get Out The Vote

The Democratic Party of Collin County is hiring qualified people to block walk, knock on doors to talk to likely Democratic Voters, and deliver our 2014 Voter’s Guide newspaper. Join us for an unprecedented push to get out the vote among Collin County Democrats! This is a paid position, with the opportunity to work on weekends, beginning at the end …

THE DEBATES ARE ON/ DEBATE WATCH LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED IN COLLIN COUNTY

Collin College is hosting DEBATE WATCH events for Leticia Van de Putte and Wendy Davis at each of its campus conference centers, on Sept 29th and September 3oth respectively. Debate Watch is a college sponsored structured event that is faculty-led and gives the opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the community to come together to view a live stream broadcast of political debates.  …

SEPT 17th: This Day in History- National Hispanic Week Created

September 17th, 46 years ago President Lyndon B. Johnson, from Texas, signed into law a bill authorizing this week in September to be recognized as National Hispanic Heritage Week. During subsequent celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Week, Presidents issued public statements and hosted receptions while praising the contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. society. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus celebrated the week …

FIRST TX GOV RACE DEBATE IS ON! Friday Sept 19

The countdown is on for the first debate between Texas gubernatorial candidates Attorney General Greg Abbott and Senator Wendy Davis. This Friday, September 19th at 6pm they will square off at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance in the Rio Grande Valley. In Dallas-Fort Worth, the debate will air at 6 p.m on COZI-TV, KXAS’ digital subchannel Channel 5.2 and …

ROAD SIGNS

Getting the message out to vote, is a key element in engaging those who may feel their voice is not important in the political processes. The Democratic Party of Collin County has dozens of large 4×4 signs being erected at high visibility locations throughout Collin County. If you would like a sign erected on your property, or know of someone who …

September 16th: “El Grito de Delores”

September 16th for most Americans is just another work day, but for many Latinos, especially those from Mexico, the day is a significant date in history. On this date, in 1810, a Catholic Priest did the unthinkable when he made a speech and cry for independence for Mexico, from the dictatorship of Spain. On September 15, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo …

SEPTEMBER 15th: On This Day in History.

The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963 as an act of white supremacist terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turning point in the United States 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The church was used as a meeting-place for civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther …

Local Democrats in Action

[McKinney, Texas].  Congratulations to Rachel Perry, the Texas Democratic Party Regional Director for North Texas and a graduate of McKinney’s Boyd High School,  in her assumption of additional duties as the Texas Democratic Party’s Women’ Outreach Director. Rachel is an enthusiastic organizer and all of North Texas, to include Collin County, has benefited well from her unique skill set to …

Rally With Leticia In Collin County

Free Pizza and Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic candidate for Texas Lt. Governor, coming Thursday, October 16th to Collin College Spring Creek Campus Conference Center C. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. , concludes at 1:00 p.m.  Please RSVP for pizza –  CLICK HERE to let us know you will join us for free pizza, and to welcome Leticia to Collin …

POLLING PLACE WORKERS NEEDED!

Ensuring a strong Democratic presence in all our polling places and the Collin County Elections Office is one way to maximize votes for Democrats in the coming election. We do not want to lose any voters through incompetence or active voter suppression by our Republican counterparts.   The Democratic Party is entitled to place half of the election workers, including …

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Sept 14th

TODAY IN HISTORY: SEPTEMBER 14, 1814 Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812.

The Collin County Democratic Party Has a Long and Rich History

Collin County is rich in political history. It is one of the very few North Central Texas counties that has put a citizen in the Governor’s office. The history of the Democratic Party of Collin County stretches back to the days when the County was founded and formed by Collin McKinney in the mid 1840s.   James Webb Throckmorton, a …

THE SIGNS ARE GOING UP!

Just spotted. This sign at Custer and State Highway 190, placed by Bob Fusinato and Zen Biasco. Thanks, guys!  

VOTER GUIDES COMING!!

[Plano] Mike Rawlins, Chair of the Democratic Party of Collin County, announced on Friday, that through the support of generous Democratic Party candidates and supporters, the Party will be handing out Voter Guides to encourage participation in the upcoming general election presently set for November 4th. In an email to Democratic Party supporters in Collin County, Chairman Rawlins noted, ” …

52 More Days . . .

  In 52 days, voters will head to the polls to make a number of decisions about the future of Collin County and the State of Texas. Between now and then, there is work to do to get all registered voters out to the polls. Texas ranks dead last in voter turn-out in all of the 50 states – and …

VOTE BY MAIL Available to Those Who Qualify

Are you over 65 or disabled? Or, will you be out of your county of residence on election day? If so, you are eligible to vote by mail. Visit this webpage to apply for a ballot or help someone else do so.http://votebymail.txdemocrats.org/

Democrats at Work in the Community

ON THE MOVE!   Collin County Democrats are blessed to have some really good folks doing a lot of things in the community.   Neal Bert, the Social Activities Committee Chair for the Democratic Party of Collin County just won the 2014 Volunteer McKinney Heart Award for his service with The Samaritan Inn!   Mary Simionato Linhart, who is the …