We had an amazing Primary! Carole Evans breaks it down.

We had a record setting Primary! We had the largest slate of Collin County Democratic candidates in more than 25 years.  And the most diverse slate EVER by either party.  Democrats across the county were ready to vote and vote they did!  Read on for a more indepth look at the 2018 Collin County Democratic Primary. KEY RACE RESULTS  In Collin …

CCDP Podcast Episode 3 – “You can’t indoctrinate a critical thinker” Come and Hear It!

In this episode, we talk about the goings-on last week (Gun Safety and Conservatives Targeting Educators); our interview with CD3 candidate, Sam Johnson; Civics 101 on the Do’s, Don’t’s, and Why’s of Voting in this Election; and what’s coming up in CCDP. If you want to just check our guest interview, here’s the time segment: 43:39- “Sam Johnson Interview” For …

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION, DEMOCRATIC PARTY

NOTICE OF GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION, DEMOCRATIC PARTY To the Registered Voters of the County of Collin, Texas. Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed at http://www.collincountytx.gov/elections/election_information/Pages/election_day.aspx will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., March 6, 2018 for voting in a general primary election for the Democratic Party to nominate federal officers, Members of the State Legislature, and …

Public Notice of Test of Automatic Tabulating Equipment

 PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the Democratic Primary Election held on March 6, 2018 will be tested onMonday, January 29 at 10 a.m. at the Collin County Elections Office, 2010 Redbud Blvd, Suite 102, McKinney, Texas  75069 to ascertain that it will accurately count the …

No Debt

Party Finances: A Retrospective for Collin County Democrats

As the 2014 midterm results poured in, Democrats found themselves in a hard place. Having lost majorities in Congress, gubernatorial mansions, and even local city councils, no one would question that Democrats were in for a tough fight back, and none with a more shocking fight than the Collin County Democratic Party. The new Finance Committee chaired by Treasurer Bob …

Volunteers Needed for Convention Planning

We are seeking volunteers to serve on a Planning Committee for the County or Senatorial District Convention. Texas Election Code states that each County and Senatorial District Convention shall be held on the third Saturday after the First Primary (March 6, 2018). The convention will be on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The location for the convention will be voted on by the CEC …

CCDP is HIRING! Democratic Primary Election Workers Needed

Are you interested in working as an Election Judge, Alternate Judge, Election Clerk or Ballot Board Worker for the 2018 Primary? We have deadlines coming soon for these positions, so please contact the Party Office as soon as possible. These are paid positions (most are $10 per hour). You will be trained.  Here again are the dates of the Election – …

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s the time of year when the days are getting shorter, the leaves are finally turning color in Texas, and we have a chance to follow nature’s cycles by slowing down a bit ourselves – at least before the mad rush of the year-end holidays. It’s a time when most of us gather …

HD 67 Block Walk

Join the Democratic Party Field team on our efforts to reach out to the community in House District 67. Together we will reach out to fellow democrats in our neighborhood reminding them we are here to fight for our county. Please sign up on the Collin County Democratic Party field team sign up genius. We will be meeting in the …

Increasing Voting Access To Collin County Democrats

One of the biggest lessons from the Nov. 7th 2017 elections is that increased voter turnout means big wins for Democrats. To bring that success to Collin County, we need to do everything we can to Get Out the Vote! In 2016, the Texas Democratic Party saw a huge increase in Democratic seniors voting by mail across Texas through their …

CCDP 2017 Holiday Party

CCDP 2017 Holiday Party   Saturday – December 2 6:00 – 10:00 PM  Community Unitarian Universalist Church  2875 E Parker Rd Plano, TX 75074 (map) Let’s celebrate a busy and wonderful year of growth in the Collin County Democratic Party! Come out and enjoy a delicious buffet (BYOB) and entertainment by Ralph Dixon from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  At 8, …

Yes, there’s another election

I know y’all are crazy happy that it’s Mueller Time, but please do remember that there’s an election happening right now. And more to the point, if you’re reading this you’re probably not one of those who we need to reach the most. But I hope you’ll carry the message to those who need to hear it. Because I know …

Time to vote! November 7 – Constitutional Election

2017 Texas Constitutional Election   Friends, the Republicans have a culture of voting.  They vote every election.  We’re behind.  If we want to have a say in our government, we have to show up EVERY election. Every single election counts and we must hold them accountable. Tuesday, November 7, Texans will cast ballots on 7 amendments to the state Constitution. …

Rising Blue Wave FUN-raiser and Wine Tasting

Join the Rising Blue Wave fundraising event Thursday, October 19, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Landon Winery in Downtown McKinney Musical Guest – Tynwald Join the rising blue wave at a special tasting event featuring wines from the award winning Landon Winery in historic downtown McKinney (map). Each person will receive six tastings or two glasses of wine.  Light appetizers …

Plano Balloon Festival & McKinney OktoberFest Time!

It’s that time of year again! Time for the Plano Balloon Festival and McKinney Oktoberfest! CCDP Events Team needs volunteers for two information booths to meet and greet the public and register voters. Plano Balloon Fest  McKinney Octoberfest Sept. 22-24, Fri.-Sun. Plano Oak Point Park, McKinney Downtown Courthouse Square Click HERE to sign up for a shift (or two!) at McKinney Oktoberfest; …

Interested in Community Outreach?

Interested in Outreach? Are you involved in a number of different community organizations? Do you have an interest in spreading the Democratic gospel to them? It’s very easy for us to get immersed in our own Democratic and progressive bubbles. But if we’re going to win elections it’s vital that we engage with people and communities outside of our bubble. …

Get Deputized and register voters!

Get Deputized! Saturday, September 12 Are you currently deputized as a Voter Registrar in Collin County?  Would you like to be? We have several events coming up where we will need lots of Deputy Voter Registrars (DVRs) in attendance. The Plano Balloon Festival and Oktoberfest are two examples of fun events where Dems can strengthen our numbers. If you were …

Hurricane Harvey Help

  HURRICANE HARVEY HELP While we had an incredibly successful Ann Richards Dinner Saturday night, our thoughts and hearts were with our fellow Texans in the path of Harvey.  We all know the complete devastation the Texas Gulf coast is facing right now. We know you’re a Friendly Neighborhood Democrat and want to help. We’ve compiled a list of good places to put …

Rawlins Head Shot

Rise Up, or Be Complicit

Since the events of last Friday evening in Charlottesville I’ve done a few short posts on our alarming national situation. But until yesterday I had some difficulty coming up with a longer statement that didn’t feel like a hackneyed rehash of what others have been saying. Outrage after outrage after outrage also made it hard to focus on a single …

Plano Democrats win AGAIN!

We won! For the second year in a row, CCDP has won an award in the annual Plano Lion’s Club July 4th parade.  This year the theme was Heroes.  Our float won the Chairman’s Award. Congratulations to all who put in so much work on this float and walked the parade! Well done!