Book Banning Is a Slippery Slope to Fascism

Texas Republicans, having worked up hysteria around so-called “critical race theory” being taught in schools (it’s not), have moved on to the next culture-wars issue: banning books from schools that they claim are pornographic or present history or society in ways that makes them feel uncomfortable. This is nothing new; Americans have been banning books since before there was a …

What Black History Month Means To Me

By Frederick L. Nickens IV Vice-Chair Collin County Democratic PartyBlack History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in the building and shaping of U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event was originally called “Negro History Week,” created in February 1926 by …

Democrats Deliver: Broadband For All

Here in Collin County, we take it for granted that we have high-speed broadband. And for good reason: nearly everyone in the county, 97.6%, have access to at least 100 mbps (megabits per second) wired broadband at home. Besides giving us the opportunity to “Netflix and chill” on Friday nights, fast internet access enables access to telemedicine, allows students to …

Volunteer for Boards and Commissions

City of Plano Planning and Zoning Commission Meets At City HallNational news can be so overwhelming, making us feel helpless under the weight of all of it. But remember the famous words of former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill: All politics is local. If we are to effect real change in our country, we have to create change …

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – May Her Memory be a Blessing

Mike Rawlins, County Chair She came to be known to many of us as “The Notorious RBG”. She was so incredibly dedicated, and seemed indestructible, persistently and insistently carrying on the work of her life’s passion through numerous personal hardships and illnesses. Until she didn’t. I think that’s one reason that her passing last Friday evening felt so unexpected, and …

What is a County Commissioner?

Map Credit: Collin County Government Geographic Information System Sadly, most people pay less attention to county government than city government (and they generally pay very little attention to the latter!) A few people know that a County Commissioner is a member of the Commissioner’s Court, presided over by the County Judge, and that it has something to do with county …

Marijuana Lobby Day 2019

Activists Celebrate Marijuana-Related Bills Filed and Mark Marijuana Advocacy Day

Are you interested in attending a Legislative Day in Austin for a Cause of Yours? Check out the TXLege2019 Corner in the Rally each week for information and details on upcoming legislative days. The following article describes an advocacy day in the Capitol during the Texas Legislature on February 7, 2019. Lawmakers can begin debate and then vote on those …