Jeanette Kelley and Karen Beck represented WOW Dems at the “Texas Women Inspiring Change” event on Saturday, March 8th. This event was held in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Participation in these community events helps fulfill our mission to empower women in North Texas and increase their participation in the political process. Thanks to Jeanette and Karen for helping spread the word about WOW Dems.
WOW Dems Members:
Early primary voting starts Tuesday, February 18 and will end on Friday, February 28. Election day is Tuesday, March 4. Consult your county election website for hours and voting locations. I know all of you will exercise your right to vote. We are pleased to have three WOW members on the ballot: Denise Hamilton, Justice of the Peace, Collin County Precinct 3, Place 2; Sameena Karmally, Texas House District 89; and Mike Rawlins, Chair, Democratic Party of Collin County. These excellent candidates would appreciate your support.
Important information regarding the Senatorial District 8 convention can be found here. This website also has information regarding changes to the convention process. Senatorial District 30 convention information can be found here.
$20.14 in 2014 – Help Women Win
Remember, the deadline to purchase a ticket for our first social event of the year is Thursday, February 27. Feel free to invite friends and family for a fun evening of music and fellowship.
We are happy to announce the first in our series of $20.14 in 2014 social events. These events are being scheduled to serve two important purposes. First is to provide social activities for the WOW Dems members in an effort to get to know each other better. Second is to help provide some financial support for our women candidates. Each event will cost you $20.14 and the net after expenses will be sent from WOW Dems to our endorsed candidates. Our first event will be:
Who: Tom Nielson, music for social change along with political satire
What: Community Café Concert
When: Saturday, March 1st, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Community Unitarian Universalist Church of Plano, 2875 E. Parker Road, Plano 75024
Deadline to RSVP is Thursday, February 27th. Act now by purchasing your tickets on Act Blue. Rather send a check? RSVP to [email protected] and mail payment to Mary Hooks, 832 Harvest Glen, Plano 75023.
Future $20.14 in 2014 events include a wine tasting, movie night, and a Frisco RoughRider game. Tentative dates are April 6th, May 5th, and June 8th. Pencil those dates into your calendar and look for more information soon. Share your thoughts and ideas for social activities via email at [email protected].
Remember to renew your WOW Dems membership for 2014. Your renewal helps us fulfill our mission to empower and elect women in North Texas. Go to wowdems.org and click on the “Join” button.
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
WOW Dems President
Email: [email protected]
The primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 4. Early voting begins on Tuesday, February 18 and ends on Friday, February 28. All statewide Democratic primary candidates can be found at txdemocrats.org/party/candidates.
Collin County election information can be found at co.collin.tx.us/elections/election_information.
Dallas County election information can be found at dallascountyvotes.org.
Important information regarding the Senate District 8 convention can be found at collindemsdistrict8.org.
Save the date for the next B.R.O.A.D.S Book Club, Wednesday March 26. We meet the 4th Wednesday every other month. Email for more info and directions.
We’ll have social time with drinks and appetizers from 6:30-7:15(ish) and then Book Discussion from 7:15-8:45(ish). If you’d like to bring wine or an appetizer to share you may but don’t feel obligated.
The March selection is “Game Change“. It’s the prequel to our book in January and I had several people say that they wanted to read this one.
Hope to see you in March!
In 2008, the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama. The shocking fall of the House of Clinton—and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama’s partner and America’s face to the world. The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines had been told—until now.
Area Democrats are invited to the following events:
Democratic Club at Heritage Ranch
Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club
465 Scenic Ranch Circle
Wednesday, February 12th – 7 p.m.
- Sameena Karmally, candidate for Texas House District 89, opposing Jodie Laubenberg
- Mike Rawlins, candidate for Chair of the Democratic Party of Collin County
Wednesday, February 19th – 6:30 p.m.
- Shawn Stevens, Chair of the Democratic Party of Collin County. Mr. Stevens is running for reelection.
Deborah Angell-Smith, SD 8 Committeewoman in Collin County, will present Politics 101 next Wednesday, February 12th. As we move into high gear to campaign for Wendy Davis and other Democrats, it is important to have a foundation of knowledge about how politics work.
Topics covered include:
- Structure of county and state government
- Early voting and Election Day
- Senate district, state, and national conventions
- Becoming a delegate
Following the presentation, there will be a roundtable discussion to explore volunteer opportunities and strategies to win.
Plano Center for Life Enrichment
5924 W. Parker Rd., Suite 100,
Wednesday, February 12th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
You’re Invited to A Team Collin County House Meeting!
Meet your neighbors and fellow teammates to learn more about Battleground Texas, and what you can do to elect Wendy Davis as Texas’ Governor!
Where: Barb Walters’ Home
4801 Bull Run Dr.
Plano, TX 75093
When: Saturday, February 8th
11am to 1pm
Please RSVP to Chelsea Rauch at 425-985-9922, or here.
Interested but can’t make it? Contact Chelsea at 425-985-9922 or at [email protected].
Thanks for a great book club last Wednesday. Fun book!
I’m looking for suggestions for the next book for the March 26th Bookclub. Email me suggestions by next Monday and I’ll put it out to a vote.
I’ve had a suggestion for the following so far:
- Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, by Mark Halprin and Jon Heilemann
- This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral, by Mark Leibovich
- The Story of America:Essays on Origins of America, by Jill Lepore
- Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, by Jill Lepore
- The Son, by Phillipp Meyer (historical fiction set in Texas)
The League of Women Voters of Collin County is hosting an informative public forum. Details below:
Meet the Candidates Collin County Primary Elections
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Christopher A. Parr Library
6200 Windhaven Parkway, Plano 75093
(see complete list of candidates below)
League of Women Voters of Collin County
Join Drinking Liberally on Tuesday, January 28th, for a State of the Union Watch Party at the Rugby House in Plano. They’ll have the back room set aside with the TVs turned up. Bring a friend! Click for a map.