Donor Spotlight – Jeanie Lemons

CCDP DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Did you know that CCDP does not receive money from the state or national Democratic Party? It is a common misconception that local offices have the support of their state and national counterparts, but unfortunately this is not true. CCDP is only able to exist thanks to the donations of great people like you! Each month CCDP …

Come and Take It! – Science T-shirts for Sale

Our “Come and Take It” t-shirts for the March for Science were a big hit! We’ve been getting requests for more t-shirts.  So, we’re opening the orders back up for t-shirts.  Proceeds stay right here in Collin County to get Democrats elected to office.  You can order your t-shirts here.      

Annie’s List Endorses Two CCDP Candidates

Annie’s List Announces Endorsements Annie’s List announced their endorsements for the upcoming May 6 municipal elections.  We are over the moon for their endorsement of Ann Bacchus for Plano City Council Place 2 and Cory Montfort, Richardson City Council Place 4. This is YUUUUUUGE. This is the first time Annie’s List has endorsed female candidates in our county. Congratulations to …

Vote for the Real Plano – Democratic Voices, Debbie O’Reilly

“Plano Candidates Use Apartment Concerns as a Smokescreen to Rescind Plano’s Equal Rights Ordinance and Introduce Bathroom Bill” Which candidate’s version is the real Plano? The Plano that was voted “The Best City to Live In Texas” by Money and “The Safest City to Live In America” by Forbes as touted by Mayor Harry LaRosiliere? Or candidate Lily Bao’s version, …

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Why you need to vote for School Boards

In this, my last Chair’s message related to the May 6 non-partisan elections, I offer some reasons why you should vote for your local school board, the Collin College Board of Trustees, and related bond elections. And again, before we look at individual cities let’s take a look at what local school boards do. Again, most people aren’t real sure. …

Help CCDP with our own Potty Bill!

Help CCDP with our own Potty Bill! (watch our video HERE) We’ve been fighting Dan Patrick’s Potty Bill with tons of phone calls and emails to our reps.  His bill has been flushed by the Texas House.  Now we have to work on our own Potty Bill. In the process of getting a contractor to work on the party office restroom …

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Why you need to vote for City Council

In my last Chair’s message I talked about the general importance of voting in the May 6 non-partisan elections. In this message I will tell you why you need to vote for City Council in particular. Before we look at individual cities, it’s important to understand just what city government does. A lot of people in Texas don’t really know.  …

Resist and Persist Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Take a little time from the resistance for wine and a nosh at this special tasting event featuring wines from the historic and award winning Landon Winery in historic downtown McKinney. Taste or choose from Landon’s Award Winning wines: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Tempranillo, Pinot Grigio, Yellow Rose, and Wine-a-Rita. And enjoy light and luscious appetizers from CCDP’s favorite caterer, Uvolin …

CCDP Hosts Field Organization Kickoff – Ready for ’18 – Sunday March 26

CCDP Kicks off Field Organizational Training The Collin County Democratic Party is hosting a Field Organization Kickoff.  Attendees will learn be introduced to the field organizational concept and roles of various team members (phone bank, block walk, data entry, volunteer scheduling and social media activities).  There will be brief breakouts on how to talk to voters and best practices.  After …

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There’s an election May 6?

Yes, dear friends, there is another election on May 6, and you need to vote!  The first Saturday in May is a uniform election date set aside by the state legislature for city councils, school boards, and other entities to hold elections. In this and my next two messages I’ll talk about how this election is different, and why your …

Collin County Deputy Voter Registration Certification Class – March 25

Collin County VDR Certification – Saturday March 25th At the request of CCDP Collin County Elections has agreed to hold another Collin County VDR Certification class, Date:  Saturday, March 25th.  This session is open to both First Time VDR’s and Existing VDR’s. Location: Collin County Elections Office (Address: 2010 Redbud Blvd, McKinney 75069; Phone: 972-547-1990).  Start Time: First Time VDRs please arrive by 9:30 AM, Renewals …

Denton County To Host Deputy Voter Registrar Re-certification

Denton County VDR Certification for Existing VDRs – Sat, March 11th & Thursday, March 16th Denton County will hold a VDR certification session for existing VDR’s who already have their 2017 certification from Collin, Dallas and other counties in Texas.  Being deputized in multiple counties comes in handy during Voter Registration Events. Location: Denton County Elections Administration (Phone: 940-349-3200) Address: 701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101 Denton, …

Do you know where all of your raised property tax money goes?

Do you know where all of your raised property tax money goes to?   Not public education – a tax cut for businesses or a subsidy to private schools.  – by Debbie O’Reilly This year, as you pay your much higher property tax bill, you’re probably wondering where the extra money goes.  Not all of the additional school tax you …

Voter Registration T-shirt Order

Voter Registration T-Shirt Order Get yours now! UPDATE:  We reached our goal! Thank you for your order.  You’ll be notified when they come in. Wear one of these great t-shirts while you’re registering voters! We need at least 50 orders to get this to print. You can buy one here.  Please be sure to note your size:  S-M-L-XL-2XL-3XL-4XL or 5XL.

Collin County Democratic Women in the News

Collin County Democratic Women in the News Collin County Democratic women attended Women’s Marches in Dallas and in Austin.  WOW Dems took a busload to Austin last Saturday.  Many who couldn’t make it to Austin, attended the Women’s March in Dallas.  Read more in the Plano Star Courier.

#NoMandate March at the Collin County Courthouse Inauguration Day

#NOMANDATE March at the Collin County Courthouse Inauguration Day We will be marching around the grounds of the Collin County Courthouse in McKinney during the Presidential Inauguration this next Friday, January 20. President-elect Trump and the new Republican Congress have been acting and talking as if they have a mandate, and we will be marching to remind them and our …

BREAKING NEWS: CCDP will join with Dallas County Dems to co-sponsor BITHOT3

BREAKING NEWS: Collin County Democratic Party will join the Dallas County Democratic Party to co-sponsor the 3rd Blue In The Heart of Texas. Sessions will be added to the current itinerary for suburban counties. BITHOT is a biennial summit for Democratic Party activists and volunteers that was first organized in 2013. BITHOT’s mission is to create a forum for sharing …

SDEC Update from SDEC 8 Reps, Sharon & Zach

Last month, our State Democratic Executive Committee representatives for Senate District 8 that covers most of Collin County, Sharon Hirsch and Zach Bullard, attended the SDEC meeting.  We want to thank them for being awesome representatives and bringing us the following report. Thanks Sharon and Zach! The State Democratic Executive Committee met in Austin on Saturday, December 17th. This was …

Statement on Sam Johnson’s Social Security Bill

Congressman Sam Johnson, representing Texas’ Third Congressional District that covers most of Collin County, introduced a bill last Thursday to “reform” Social Security. County Chair Mike Rawlins issued this statement: With the Orwellian doublespeak that has become all too typical of the modern Republican Party, our own Congressman Sam Johnson has introduced his “Social Security Reform Act of 2016”. Johnson’s …

In Memory of Margaret Keane

Mary Margaret Keane passed away suddenly Monday morning at the home she shared with her son, Charles, in Plano. “Margaret,” as she was known to friends and fellow volunteers at Collin County Democratic Party Headquarters, was a lifelong Democrat who advocated passionately for equality for everyone. The daughter of an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, Margaret …

Craig Ranch "Notice" to Residents

Statement on “Notice” at Craig Ranch

We received word from some of our activists that the Craig Ranch Community Association in McKinney sent an email advising residents several copies of disturbing notice to “Residents” had been posted in one of the parks in the community. County Chair Mike Rawlins had this to say: “At this point we don’t know anything about who posted this “notice”. We …

Holiday Party: Affirming the Hope of the Season

The Collin County Democratic Party,  Events Committee invites you to our annual holiday party.  Join us Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:00-9:00 pm at the Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2875 East Parker Road, Plano, Texas 75074-7503. BYOB – wine, beer or soft drink.  Catering by Uvolin Graham. Entertainment courtesy of Michael Filak and Current Events Bingo the Micky Mayer Way (winners receive gift cards to …

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 …