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Bring Back Postal Banking

By Jeff Williams, MBA PROGRESSIVES WANT TO BRING BACK POSTAL BANKING. HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT IT TOO In today’s digital economy, the working poor, in both urban and rural areas alike, is finding our banking system less and less accessible. As of 2019, according to an FDIC survey, approximately 7 million households had no bank accounts. Roughly 25% of …

Opinion Editorial

Is Census 2020 Important to Democrats?

by Tarek Lucien Radjef December 17, 2019 Next year the census is going to try to count everyone in the United States. A count as accurate as possible is extremely important. This not only is the basis for state congressional representation but also helps determine how to distribute each year more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and …

The Three Questions All Candidates Must Answer

by Maury Marcus May 26, 2019 Next year (2020), all candidates in all parties, for any office at any level, must be confronted with three definitive choices.  Republican statements on these three issues show contradictions, but office-seekers in all parties need to come clear on these three controversies. The first is between two interpretations of the Second Amendment.  Wayne LaPierre …

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What Happened to the 40‐Hour Workweek?

By Dru Murray Americans are witnessing the demise of the 40-­hour workweek. The 40-­hour workweek was instituted in 1940 when Congress amended the Fair Labor Standards Act to protect employees from exploitation. Later, Baby Boomers were told Americans would soon work less due to the introduction of computers into the workplace. That promise has died a terrible death. Young Americans …

Volunteer For Collin County

By: Donna Buesing, Staff Writer In this time of crazy ineptitude and irrational “thinking,” we can, in so many little ways, restore sanity and focus.  “How?” you might ask. It is deceptively easy.  VOLUNTEER!!  You don’t need to commit to 40 hours.  Not even 10 hours. If you have two or three hours while the kids are at school or …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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