CCDP Reaffirms Resolution on 02/13/2024: Resolution on Reaffirming the Texas Democratic Party’s Commitment to Disavowing Any Association Whatsoever with Hate Groups, Antisemitic and Islamophobic Individuals or Organizations 

During the monthly CCDP meeting held at 7:00 PM on February 13, 2024, at Collin County College McKinney Conference Center, the County Executive Committee (the elected body of the party) unanimously reaffirmed the Texas Democratic Party’s resolution, disavowing any association whatsoever with hate groups, antisemitic and Islamophobic individuals, and organizations. The full resolution is below: Title: Resolution on Reaffirming the …

Not Done Yet

Hello Collin County, This week we have news from McKinney and Parker. With all our wins in the May elections, now is a great time to support our new council members and trustees by getting involved in our mission. We still need coverage of city council and school board meetings across the county. If you can watch meetings from home …

2023 Municipal Elections – Is Collin County finally flipping?

Hello Collin County, In case you forgot amidst everything else that happened to our community these past couple weeks, we had an election. We didn’t just have an election. We had THE election that may be the start of this county flipping in our favor. We had major victories all across the county. Down here in Richardson, every candidate recommended …

Give a D@mn!

Hello Collin County, This week I have a short and quick legislative update. I cannot write this column without your participation. Democracy is not an amenity. Democracy is our work. I need you, yes even you, to watch your local city council and school board meeting every other week. Then, I need you to send in a report on that …

Keep up the Fight

Hello Collin County, This week’s column discusses news from city councils in Celina, Murphy, Sachse, Princeton, Richardson, Plano, and Wylie. Look for a legislative update and call to action on bills concerning school finance and the LGBTQIA+ community at the end. I appreciate you reading this column to stay informed on what is happening. I encourage you all to use …

Common Sense

Hello Collin County, It’s been quite the week. Let me help break it down for you and show what is affecting us here in Collin County. This week, we hear from McKinney, Richardson, and Parker. And of course, more bills! As the chaos continues around us, let’s remember what we’re trying to accomplish. We want common sense governance that includes …

Our Community

Hello Collin County, Unfortunately, I don’t have many reports this week to include. So, we will cover the latest from Richardson and focus on legislation. We’ll focus on legislation introduced by one of our own, Representative Mihaela Plesa, as well as legislation that covers gun regulations, the LGBTQIA+ community, disabled rights, and school choice. If you’d like to help with …

Don’t Believe Their Lies About the Filibuster

Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Ted Cruz (Q-TX) Republican Senators and pundits – and now Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) –  are trying hard to convince Americans that the “filibuster” is somehow a sacrosanct aspect of our Senatorial governance. But it’s not. They are worried that President Biden is now taking aim at the filibuster to stop Republican …

The Reauthorization Of The Violence Against Women Act Languishes In The House. One Vital Provision Is Needed.

According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, there is virtually a 1:1 correlation between domestic abuse and financial abuse. Survivors often name financial constraints as the one of top reasons for their decision as to whether to leave an abusive partner. What’s more, financial abuse is often the first sign of domestic abuse and is used as a …

A High Community Standard for All

A High Community Standard for All

Photo from 8cantwait.org by Matt Leahy State Democratic Executive Committee Member – Senate District 8 Collin County Democratic Party Precinct Chair – Precinct 50 [Editor’s note: The opinions are the author’s and do not reflect the position of the Collin County Democratic Party.] As a black man and a precinct chair in the Collin County Democratic Party, I have to …

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 …

Samantha Powell speaking at the Collin County Democratic Party's Ann Richards Dinner in October 2019

2019 Ann Richards Dinner a Smashing Success

October 31, 2011 “The best Ann Richards Dinner I’ve ever attended.” “Ambassador Power was amazing.” “Had a great time. Very inspiring.” These are just a few of the things people said to me the other evening. If you weren’t at our annual Ann Richards Dinner last Friday night you really missed out! The proceeds from this event will give us …

Unite the Democratic Party

Post Primaries Unity: Plan Now!

by Tarek Lucien Radjef Last month, we attended the Jefferson County Fair in the state of Washington. To our surprise, there were three booths representing the Democrats. One said ‘Democratic Party’, the other two, ‘Bernie Sanders’ and ‘Elizabeth Warren’. After talking to the volunteers at each location, it sadly appeared that there was at a minimum, friction between all three. …

Let’s Talk About Feminism

by Jeff Quiggle I am a man and a feminist — and not just because feminism is important to a woman in my life. I am a feminist — not because I have a mother, or a sister, or a wife, or a daughter, or women colleagues and friends — and I do have all of those. I am a feminist because I support full rights …

Medicare: Our Single-Payer Health Insurance

By Tarek Lucien Radjef. Medicare is not a government-run healthcare system like the Veterans Health Administration. Medicare is a single-payer primary health insurance coverage like the French system, but restricted to age 62 and older. All care and drug providers are independent, unlike the Veterans healthcare system where the government pays salaries to care providers and owns the hospitals, like it does in Great Britain. One has to wonder how many of our Republican senior friends refuse …

Editorial Article

Four Reasons Why Healthcare Should be the Focus of Democratic Campaigns in 2020

By Sudhir Joshi, CCDP Communications Director. In my opinion, healthcare is the most important problem facing America today.   The cost of medical care, including prescription drugs is dramatically higher in the US as compared to other developed countries.  Millions of American cling to corporate jobs they despise just because they are scared to lose their health insurance.  Many are forced to …

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 …

Editorial Article

Democrats Hold the Keys to the City of Plano

By Debbie O’Reilly, Women Organizing Women Democrats President  Collin County Democrats, Plano is in a fight for its future. The runoff for Plano City Council Place 7 is not just about one seat. It’s not about Ann Bacchus. In Ann’s own words, “It is about protecting Plano’s brand of excellence. It is about keeping control local. It is about honoring …

Editorial Article

Tolerance and the First and Second Amendments

By Tarek Lucien Radjef Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Amendment …

Become a Texas Legislative Activist!

The 86th Texas Legislature or TX Lege 2019 is in session and the Democrats are appalled at the bills being filed. For example, there are over 40 anti-abortion bills alone. The Republicans need to be held accountable. It starts with your education on how the Legislature works and then helping defeat these bills and continues with taking back our County, …