The next meeting of the B.R.O.A.D.S. book club is scheduled for Wednesday, January 22. The January selection is Double Down: Game Change 2012. Please contact Diane Groves at [email protected] for more information
Our first annual holiday gathering will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10th at Ocean Seafood and Grill, 3829 W. Spring Creek Pkwy, in Plano. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] and indicate how many will be attending (guests welcome) so that we can reserve enough space at the restaurant. Let’s celebrate a successful first year for WOW and usher in hope and excitement for women candidates in 2014. (FYI: This location is BYOB and individuals will be responsible for their own food and beverage tab.)
Save the date December 10 for our holiday party. More information will be forthcoming soon.
The Democratic Party of Collin County will hold its 6th annual Ann Richards Dinner on Saturday, November 16th at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano. Tickets to the event can be purchased by clicking here.
After you purchase your tickets, please email Sharon Hirsch at [email protected] so we can arrange for our members to be seated together.
Join us for a fun evening featuring guest speaker Sarah Weddington, winning attorney in the landmark Roe v Wade Supreme Court case.
Our first “Liberally Spooky” Halloween Bash, in partnership with the Collin County Young Dems, was a howling success. About 100 progressive friends joined us for an evening of spirited fun. Guests enjoyed music and dancing, a frightening haunted house, delicious appetizers, a fabulous silent auction, and inspiring candidate speeches. The crowd was energized and excited for the upcoming elections. Thanks to all of our volunteers and supporters who made this event possible.
YOU ARE INVITED TO A TOWN HALL MEETING
State Representative Jodie Laubenberg
State Representative Jeff Leach
State Representative Van Taylor
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Collin College Living Legends Conference Center, Spring Creek Campus
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75074
Battleground TX is holding a house party in Plano on Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm. This is an opportunity for you to meet other Democrats and learn about how Battleground TX is working to turn Texas blue. Since this is a house party, the number of participants is limited, but this is a great opportunity to learn more in an informal setting.
WOW Dems and the Collin County Young Democrats are excited about the upcoming election cycle and have joined together to co-sponsor a “Liberally Spooky Halloween Bash” on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Fairview Farms Party Barn, 3312 N. Central Expressway, Plano, from 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
The evening will include a Crazy Costume Contest, Haunted House/Republican Policy Maze, DJ Pat & Dancing, complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages, cash bar, and more. Net proceeds from the event will support our efforts to recruit and support qualified candidates to run in 2014.
Tickets are only $15 until October 20th and $25 at the door so make sure to get them early. Purchase your tickets here or send a check payable to:
WOW Dems, Attn: Mary Hooks
832 Harvest Glen
Plano, TX 75023
Special thanks to our sponsors:
- Will & Mary Lou Smith
- Jack & Ashley Ternan
- Shawn Stevens, County Chair
- Matt Lagos
- Kevin Numerick, Hayd & Izzy Designs
- Mike Rawlins, Candidate for County Chair
- Danny Kim
- Democratic Party of Collin County
- Cynthia Fitzgerald
For questions regarding the event or if you’d like to be a sponsor, contact Jihaan Karjeker, Event Chair at 214-264-2335
Today is the day to make sure you are registered to vote at your current address, and that all your friends are too.
There’s an election in Texas on November 5th, 2013. Thirteen days from now, Monday October 7th, is the last day to register to vote for this election.
In November, Texans will vote on amendments to the Texas constitution — amendments previously passed by the Texas legislature, like providing tax exceptions for the family members of our military heroes, and setting priorities for how Texas funds projects that provide water to rural Texas communities. Plus, there’s a special election in House District 50 in Travis County.
My staff has put together a guide to help you learn more about the 2013 election, Voter ID and registering to vote. Read more and then share this resource in your community.
The Texas Democratic Party doesn’t take an official position on these amendments to our constitution, but we do encourage you to vote — and make sure everyone you know is registered to vote too!
Texas is dead last in voter turnout at the polls in this country, and Republicans have worked to make it even harder for voters by passing laws that require Texas voters to show photo identification at polling places in order to vote.
Our low participation in elections means that in many places we’re not represented by elected officials who fight for our families and our values. Texas isn’t a red state — it’s a non-voting state. And the Texas Democratic Party pledges to dedicate as many resources as possible to change that by 2014.
In celebration of National Voter Registration Day, spend some time today sharing information about the 2013 election, getting the facts out about Voter ID, and encouraging others to get registered.
Chair, Texas Democratic Party
The Texas Democratic Party will be doing a candidate training on Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th in Austin Texas. This training has a lot of great material and is geared towards first time candidates and current office holders of all levels.
The training will be located at the Texas AFL-CIO headquarters at 1106 Lavaca St #200 Austin, TX 78701.
The training will be from 8 AM until 5 PM on Saturday with a social event in the evening and will run from 9 AM until 5 PM on Sunday. There will be breakouts based upon type of office candidates are running for and experience level. There will be several outside trainers coming in for this training including staff from the DNC, Association of State Democratic Chairs, Pollsters, Mail Firms, Consultants and Staff from other organizations as well as our great staff at the Texas Democratic Party.
We ask that folks who are interested register at http://tinyurl.com/lrdbjn6 and we will forward final agenda and materials when ready.
Sample agenda items include:
- Donkeys, Primaries, Conventions and Calendars: The Details You Need
- Driving Hispanic Turnout through the Mail
- Staffing Up: Hiring Managers, Staff and Consultants
- Receiving and Spending Money: Compliance Do’s and Dont’s
- Voter Registration, Voter ID and Mail Ballots
- Working with the Press
- Low Propensity Voter Engagement Through Field
- Polling, Pollsters and Data
- Constituency Organizing
- Winning in the Field
- Social Media: Twitter, Facebook and Websites
- What Should a Candidate Actually Do?
- What you Need to Know about VAN
- Taking Fundraising to the Next Level
- Strategic Communications: Proven Neuroscience Behind Persuading Voters