Collin County Democrats Honor Veterans

At its most recent meeting on September 27 the County Executive Committee unanimously passed this resolution recognizing Veteran’s Day. WHEREAS, November the 11th is observed annually as a date to honor US military veterans; and, WHEREAS, a Congressional Act approved on May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday and “a day to be …

Proclamation on Women’s Equality Day

At its meeting on August 23 the County Executive Committee unanimously passed this resolution recognizing Women’s Equality Day. WHEREAS, the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day in 1971; and, WHEREAS, the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920, giving women the right to vote; and WHEREAS, The Democratic Party has taken the …

June is Immigrant Heritage Month!

Collin County communities are all set to mark the third annual Immigrant Heritage Month in June 2016. This is a nationwide event to gather and share inspirational stories of immigrants across the USA “as a source of pride”.  Activities during the month, from New York to DFW to LA, include engaging constituents, faith leaders, the arts, civic organizers, businesses and …

Conservative is a Dirty Word

Classical conservatism is dead The name of the once proud and valued political philosophy has become an obscenity. “Conservative” used to mean “holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion.”  It’s still defined that way in most dictionaries. The conservative luminary William F. Buckley once said “A conservative is …

On Faith and Politics

Pandering with piety This past week several of our candidates participated in a candidate forum at Prestonwood Baptist Church. We greatly appreciate them being invited and applaud those who decided to participate. I could not attend due to travel but I understand that they represented the values of the Democratic Party well. I will add that this event and the …

If you believe in what the CCDP is doing……

can you give me $5? What an amazing year! In the last six months alone, we Democrats have made tremendous progress towards ending one-party rule in Collin County.  We have knocked on doors, held phone banks, registered many new voters, garnered media mentions, participated in local parades, festivals and other local events, including the Paxton corruption protest on the steps …

Why I’m A Democrat – That’s What We Want to Hear from YOU!

When newcomers attend our events, we often hear them say, “I thought I was the only one.”  Well, you’re not!  Let’s show the world we’re here in Collin County, we are many, our voices matter and we demand to be heard! To accomplish this, the Collin County Democratic Party has created a YouTube Channel where you can share your personal …

Ramadan Mubarak!

To our Muslim community across Collin County, we wish you peace and blessings during this holy season.  

Social Media Training for Activists

Knowledge Is Power – Monthly General Meeting Saturday, April 18, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Registration and networking starts at 9:00 AM Collin College, Preston Ridge Campus, Room J107, 9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco, TX 75035 This training will focus on how to use social media effectively to amplify our democratic message and tips and tricks on using social media to …

Deputy Voter Registrars

The work begins to build a stronger voting base for the 2016 election cycle. If you have volunteered as Deputy Voter Registrar in the past, we sincerely thank you for your hard work! Whether or not you volunteered to work with the county party, a candidate, or a political group such as Battleground Texas for the past election, we need …

Mary Linhart, Party Secretary

Open Letter to Union Members

From DPCC Secretary, Mary Linhart Fellow Union Members, The purpose of Union Political Action Funds (PAF, formerly known as COPE) is to evaluate, endorse, and support candidates whom it judges, with input from our AFL-CIO and affiliated Union legislative advisers, would be advocates for working members and their families in the legislature. By identifying and vetting candidates, Union PAFs engage …

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Let’s Use our Voices!

Some of you have been hearing me say this for quite a while, but others may not, and still others may need a reminder. Collin County is not a red county. Just as Texas isn’t a red state, it’s a non-voting state, Collin County is a non-voting county. We’re a bit better than the rest of Texas, but we’re still …

Your Vote Matters – Vote Democratic!

There are people who do not vote. They tell you “my vote doesn’t matter,” or “elected officials don’t listen to me,” or “my vote doesn’t count.” The reality is that VOTING MATTERS. The people elected to office have the ability to make opportunity available to all citizens or to make the American Dream available only to the privileged few. VOTING …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

9/11: Let’s Take a Moment to Remember . . . .

Let’s take a moment to remember all that is precious to us. Life. Liberty. Pursuit of Happiness. Let’s never forget the victims and the many heroes of the day. The Democratic Party of Collin County

We Have A Vote, We Have A Voice

Texas’ population is growing! It grew so much in the last decade, Texas got four additional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2012 election. Hispanic,  African-American, and Asian communities account for roughly 80% of  Texas’ population growth. The political voice of these nearly majority “minority” communities hasn’t gotten louder,  it has been deliberately muted. When the Republican-controlled Texas …

Collin County Democrats: Governor Rick Perry Should Step Aside

[McKinney, Texas] Collin County Democrats believe the State of Texas needs a Governor who will not  politicize a Grand Jury’s decision to indict him on felony charges of coercion and misuse of public funds.  The Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s office deserved to be funded and we believe it was wrong of the Governor to veto funds …

Collin County Democrats on the Move

[McKinney, Texas] Collin County Democratic Party Political Director, Michael Handley, took time to discuss the finer points of the Collin County political landscape to County Precinct Chairs, Democrats and Democrat friendly supporters, at the Collin College for Higher Education in McKinney on Saturday, August 16th. Additional training and educational opportunities are being planned for September and October. (Photo courtesy Roland …