The Unthinkable has Happened

Fellow Democrats, “Shocked” doesn’t adequately describe how I feel right now about the outcome of this Presidential election. I confess I feel a bit of dread, loathing, and despair. Yet, it also feels self-indulgent to give into them. At times like this we are called upon to be strong for each other. The prospect of Republicans gaining complete control of …

A Time of Decision, a Time to Believe

We occasionally offer essays written by Precinct Chairs or other activists. Here’s one written by Mitch Sotelo, chair of Precinct 83.  Mitch was an ardent supporter of Bernie Sanders, and eloquently here offers his reasons for supporting Secretary Clinton. A Time of Decision, A Time to Believe How strange it is that so many don’t understand that lesser evils are …

Watch History Being Made on Election Night

Watch History Being Made on Election Night We’ve block walked.  We’ve made thousands of calls.  We’ve put up hundreds of signs.  We’ve attended townhalls, voting forums and we VOTED. Now it’s time to watch all that hard work pay off.  Join us for one of TWO election watch parties. The Plano party, co-hosted by the CCDP and Drinking Liberally Plano, …

Encore! Encore! Plano City Council Recognizes CCDWD President Kate Garrison

Encore! Encore! Plano City Council Recognizes CCDWD Pres., Kate Garrison Plano City Council became the latest civic group to honor Kate Garrison for her service to the community on behalf of people with disabilities. Plano City Mayor Harry La Rosiliere recognized Kate Tuesday evening at the regular Council meeting, citing her advocacy for Universal Design in city planning and for …

Early voting is ON and shattering records!

Early voting is on across Texas and we shattered turnout records on opening day! Collin County reported over 30,000 people voted yesterday! This is AMAZING! We know when voter turnout is high, Democrats have a better chance at winning! You can help with that effort! We are phone banking in the office every day. Give the office a call or …

HIspanic Heritage Month

Collin County Democrats Recognize Hispanic Heritage Month

At its meeting on September 27, the County Executive Committee passed the following resolution: Whereas 55 million people or 17% of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin; Whereas Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service; Whereas Hispanic Heritage Week was first established …

Karen Jacobs Attends Senate Hearing on Property Tax Reform

State Senator Van Taylor of Collin County recently held the Texas Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief hearing at Collin College – Spring Creek Campus.  Karen Jacobs, candidate for House District 33, attended and spoke at the hearing.  This is her testimony from the hearing: “My name is Karen Jacobs from Heath Texas.  I am running for …

Update from your SDEC 8 Representatives – Sharon Hirsch and Zack Bullard

Greetings SD 8 Democrats! We want to thank you for electing us as your representatives in Austin. The first SDEC meeting took place on September 17. It was filled with updates from the state party and a surprise appearance from Governor Martin O’Malley. The Texas Democratic Party is currently focused on the 2016 Campaign. Cliff Walker and Birk Wilkinson, the …

Unwind with Wine Fall Fundraiser

It’s been a very long and busy election season.  We’re sure you’re going to want to enjoy a glass of wine or two after the election to unwind before the holiday season begins.  We have just the thing for you! CCDP is hosting an “Unwind with Wine” fundraising event at the historic and award winning Landon Winery in downtown McKinney! …

Election Volunteers Needed

VOTING BEGINS OCTOBER 24 WE NEED MORE PEOPLE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE POLLING PLACES We are rapidly approaching an election with a record number of voters for Collin County and a record number of votes for Democrats. If you are not already active in Get Out the Vote (GOTV) work, now is the time to do so.  Voter Registration work …

Collin County Election Board Meets with Bruce Sherbet, County Election Administrator

Last week, the Collin County Election Board met with County Election Administrator, Bruce Sherbet.  Mr. Sherbet took over this position from Sharon Rowe when she retired last December.  Mr. Sherbet brings 33 years of experience to this position having started in election work at the age of 19.  He spent 24 years as Dallas County’s Election Administrator, then two years …

Collin County – A Swing County

Last Saturday evening, voters made the journey from Kaufman County, Dallas County, Denton County and Tarrant County to stand with voters from Collin County at a special Town Hall on Texas Education Policy, held in Plano. Our own Ramona Brumfield, Adam Bell and Scott Coleman were joined by Libertarian candidates Shawn Jones and Ray Brewer. Voters heard about the full …

Collin County Democrats with Disabilities Endorses Local Candidates

Collin County Democrats With Disabilities is pleased to announce the endorsement of the following candidates: Adam Bell, U.S. House of Representatives, District 3 Karen Jacobs, Texas House District 33 Scott Coleman, Texas House District 67 Denise Hamilton, Texas House District 89 In February of 2016, Democratic candidates for Texas House District 33, 66, 67, 70, and 89 and U.S. House …

Volunteers needed: Collin College Debate Watch Parties

What a great opportunity for Collin County Democrats!  We have been invited to participate during Debate Watch Parties at all three Collin College campuses.  These are not open to the public at large – these are events for campus students. That’s a total of nine events.  We need as many of our candidates as possible to attend.  We also must …

Congratulations, CCDWD President Kate Garrison!

Kate was recently honored by the National Council on Independent Living Region 6 for being an advocate for the local disabled community. Here is the text read at the NCIL Awards Ceremony, Washington D.C., July, 28th: Kate Garrison has advocated for the City of Plano to incorporate Universal Design in City Planning and for more accessible affordable housing.  To help …

North Texas Veterans React to Commander-in-Chief Forum

A group of veterans who are Democrats gathered at CCDP Vice Chair Barbara Boyden Walters’ house to watch NBC’s Commander-in-Chief forum. Our local NBC affiliate KXAS interviewed a number of them after the event. Richard Boslow asked of Trump, “What are you going to do for the veterans? What are you going to do for the military?” Precinct 48 Chair Bob Fusinato added, “I …

The Dallas Morning News Endorses Hillary

Dallas Morning News endorses Hillary Clinton for for President, the first Democrat after 75 years Austin, TX — The Dallas Morning News endorsed Hillary Clinton for president today in a two part series from their editorial board, “There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November. We recommend Hillary Clinton.” [Dallas Morning News, September 7, 2016] Highlights: …

HD67 Candidate Scott Coleman to hold Education Town Hall

Join a discussion about Texas Education with TX House District 67 Candidate Scott Coleman Saturday, September 17  How can Texas become the best in the nation teaching kids in Kindergarten through College? What issues do families, teachers, and students care about most in Texas schools? How can we modernize Collin County schools to become the model for the rest of …

Volunteers Needed for Balloon Festival & Oktoberfest

Volunteers needed for Balloon Festival Come share your Democratic Party enthusiasm by volunteering to man the Collin County Democratic Party’s booths at both this year’s Plano Balloon Festival and McKinney Oktoberfest, September 23-25. We have openings for three and some four hour shifts.  Volunteers for the Balloon fest will get a free pass to enter and free parking at Oak Point …

North Texas Pride Festival – McKinney THIS SATURDAY

The 2016 North Texas Pride festival will be held on Saturday, September 10 at the Louisiana Street Grill in historic downtown McKinney (350 E. Louisiana St). They will using the venue’s indoor restaurant and parking area for vendor booths, kids’ activities, entertainment and dancing. As always, dress is “Come As You Are”. The restaurant has a special food and drink menu …