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 …

Claim A Corner Of Collin County For Democrats!

We have identified scores of corners where we’d like to shout our message of “YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE!  VOTE DEMOCRATIC ON NOVEMBER 4th,” by placing LARGE road signs for all of Collin County to see. Can you help “claim a corner” at major road intersections across Collin County by donating to help us purchase a sign for $33 or two …

A Tribute to Robin Williams: Comedian, Actor, and Philanthropist

(McKinney, Texas) Although not directly related to the political scene in Collin County, we, along with millions of other Americans,  mourn the loss today, of Hollywood actor Robin Williams. As we take a moment to reflect back on the laughter and the joy he gave to so many of us. . .we are thankful for the smiles he generated across …

EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW IS IMPORTANT

  News reports coming out late last evening, indicate that sixty-three Texas Republicans have signed an amicus brief that claims legalizing same-sex marriage could lead to the government to sanctioning incest, pedophilia, and polygamy. Signatures on the brief submitted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals include Texas House Speaker Pro Tempore Dennis Bonnen and GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, state …

DPCC Statement on Collin County Commissioner Court’s Resolution Aimed at Migrant Kids Awaiting INS Processing

(McKinney, Texas)   Collin County Commissioners voted today, August 4, 2014, to outline a County policy towards the support of unaccompanied migrant children, by supporting a resolution aimed at not allowing any county agency or county resources to be used, to house or provide support for undocumented immigrants who might come to the County, while they await INS processing. The …

Collin County Democrats Oppose Collin County Commissioner Attempts to Limit County Support of Immigrant Refugee Children

(McKinney, Texas) – The Democratic Party of Collin County does not support the current version of County Commissioner Mark Reid’s proposed resolution, newly styled as “The Proper Role of County Government in Providing Temporary Housing and Care for Migrant Children.” The resolution states that the “federal government has failed to defend the sovereign borders of the United States and Texas…” …

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Help Get Out The Vote!

It’s true, Texas isn’t a Red State, it’s a non-voting state! So, with your help to get out the vote, we can make a huge difference! “Texas isn’t a Red State, it’s a non-voting state” ~ Paul Begala @ BattlegroundTX (#BGTX) fundraiser, Austin, Texas – Jun 22, 2013 Volunteer or donate today to help us get out the democratic vote …

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