Aug 162015
 

Join your friends and bring your family to WOW Dems “dinner out” fundraising event.

Where:
Aboca’s Italian Grill
Richardson Heights Village
100 S. Central Expy. #63Too Hot to Cook Picture
Richardson, TX 75080
(SW corner of Beltline & 75)

When:
Wednesday, September 16
6:00 p.m.

Menu includes:

  • Bread and Olive Oil
  • House or Caesar Salad
  • Main course choice of Chicken Piccata, Tilapia, Pasta Trio or Pasta Primavera. Includes pasta and veggies for chicken and fish dishes.
  • Dessert
  • Soft drink/Tea/Coffee
  • BYOB

Tickets:
Tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased on ActBlue at http://bit.ly/wowdemsabocas

**Price includes meal, tax, and gratuity.**

 Join us for food, fun, and friendship.

 Posted by at 7:29 pm
Aug 172015
 

From Laurie #1WOW Dems Annual Day of Service

Many thanks to all who participated in WOW Dems Day of Service – Blood Drive with Carter BloodCare. It was very successful!

Thirteen people came to donate and 9 donations were collected. Others donated on behalf of WOW Dems near their places of work the day of or day after! We got very close to our donation goal of 15 pints! We really appreciate all of you who donated, tried to donate, sent someone else to donate or will donate in the near future! Many thanks! It’s wonderful to help others in need and a great way to honor our 3 late great volunteers: Lori Dodds, Kelley Van Auken and Janice Bowling.

From Carter BloodCare:

Blood Drive PictureBlood Drive Results:

DEEPEST APPRECIATION FROM ALL OF US AT CARTER BLOODCARE FOR HELPING US SAVE LIVES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE SAW 13 DONORS AND DREW 9 WHOLE BLOOD UNITS.YOU HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN SAVING LIVES OF 27 PATIENTS.

THANK YOU!

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August General Meeting – “Here Comes the Judge”From Laurie #5 FullSizeRender (6)
WOW Dems members and their guests were honored to have 3 prominent Dallas County judges participate on a panel and discuss their background, judicial area, and the importance of women in judicial positions. The three guests were: Judge Dennise Garcia, 303rd Family District Court, Judge Gena Slaughter, 191st Judicial District Court, and Judge Elizabeth Frizell, (WOW Dems member), Criminal District Court 7. These 3 judges represent a broad cross-section of the judicial system covering family, civil, and criminal courts.

Each judge shared her story of how she became interested in seeking a judicial position and the efforts that it took to win her position.

FullSizeRender (7)Judge Dennise Garcia, a family court judge, shared that she deals with family disputes, divorces, and child custody. Many of her witnesses are emotional and she must keeping everyone calm and civil. She was one of the first Democrats to break the Republican stranglehold on the courthouse, being elected in 2004. She has recently decided to run for Justice, Place 7, of the Fifth District Court of Appeals. This is the primary appeals court for cases in Dallas, Collin, Hunt, Grayson, Kaufman and Rockwall counties in North Texas.

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Judge Gena Slaughter, a civil court judge, told how she stresses the importance of having a woman’s perspective on the bench, and also having a life outside of her job. She shared how she once had to decide whether to postpone a trial or bring her sick child to court with her. She chose the latter, and the lawyers, all male, were surprised to see her daughter coloring on the floor beside her that day. However, they were also very grateful that the court date was not postponed. Judge Slaughter has also decided to run for the Fifth District Court of Appeals.

FullSizeRender (8)Judge Elizabeth Frizell, a criminal court judge, shared that as young as age 12, she had wanted to become a lawyer and try cases in court. She sees cases ranging from misdemeanor to death penalty cases in her court. She shared that she believes that diversion programs can help many break the cycle of violence and drugs. Judge Frizell was elected to the court in 2006.

 

 

After each judge spoke about their backgrounds and their particular courts, they took questions from the audience. Some of the questions included concerns about the continued violence against women, the rising fear of extreme restrictions on women and their medical choices, and the grand jury process.

 Posted by at 5:06 pm
Aug 152015
 
Officer Bianez of the Plano Police Department.

Officer Bianez of the Plano Police Department.

August 26, 2015 – Personal Safety Seminar – Plano Police Officer Christopher Bianez (who spoke at our meeting in April) will provide strategies to reduce the chance that you will be a criminal’s next target! Plano Municipal Center 1520 K Ave Plano 75074 from 7 – 9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

DPCC Final Friday

August 28, 2015 – DPCC Final Friday Social – Delaney’s Irish Pub & Grill 6150 Eldorado Pkwy #120, McKinney TX 75070. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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August 29, 2015 – TEAM UP to TRAIN UP – WOW Dems and the DPCC TEAM UP to TRAIN UP!! Rebecca Arrendondo and Barb Walters will be offering office volunteer training in various aspects of office operations at the DPCC Office. WOW Dems will be scheduling regular office volunteer days and times gearing up for the Primary in March and the Election in 2016. Democratic Party of Collin County office: 2504 K Avenue #200, Plano. 9 – 11 a.m.

 

 

Drinking Liberally Allen ImageSeptember 4, 2015 – Drinking Liberally Allen – Two Rows Classic Grill 711 Central Expressway South, Allen TX, 75013 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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September 6, 2015 – Collin County Democratic Party Annual Labor Day Picnic and Chili Cook-Off! – Towne Lake Recreational Area 1405 Wilson Creek Parkway McKinney.5 – 9 p.m. Click  here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas Dems Labor DaySeptember 7, 2015 – Dallas County Democratic Party Labor Day Picnic – Catholic Czech Club 4930 Military Pkwy Dallas 75227. Noon – 4 p.m.

 

 

 

Drinking Liberally Plano

September 11, 2015 – Drinking Liberally Plano – Rugby House Pub 8604 Preston Rd #100 Plano, TX 75024 (corner of Preston & 121). 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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September 16, 2015 – It’s Too Hot to Cook WOW Dems Dinner Out and Fundraiser at Aboca’s 6 p.m. Click here for more info and to buy tickets.
 
Plano Balloon FestivalSeptember 18-20, 2015 – WOW Dems at Plano Balloon Festival – Volunteers Needed! – WOW Dems will share a booth with the DPCC at this annual event! Please volunteer to do a shift on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Contact [email protected] for more info and to sign up for a shift!
 

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September 23, 2015- B.R.O.A.D.S. (Book Readers of a Democratic Slant) Book Club. BROADS Book Club meets the 4th Wednesday of every other month, and we always have meaningful discussions, as well a great time! Our next meeting is Wednesday September 23. We will be reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. For more details and to RSVP, click here. For those who are curious about the November selection, it is Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell, a Jon Stewart regular! (NOTE: Earlier meeting date November 18th)

 

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October 3, 2015 – Ann Richards Dinner DPCC annual eventThe Democratic Party of Collin County will be holding its annual event on October 3, 2015. The keynote address will be given by none other than Joaquin Castro, US Congressman and Chief Deputy Whip for the House Democrats, a rapidly rising star in National Politics! Mike Collier, former candidate for state comptroller will speak as well. And our beloved Gloria Campos will be the emcee! WOW Dems will be a sponsor, thanks to several generous donations from members who have defrayed the cost of sponsorship. For more info and to order tickets from the DPCC, click here.
 

 

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

 

Save the Date – WOW Dems General Meeting – Thursday, October 8, 2015 – Kristin Houle from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will present a very interesting talk. Meeting is held at the Plano Environmental Education Center 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano TX 75093. Meet and Greet 6:30 p.m. Program at 6:45 p.m.

 Posted by at 4:52 pm
Aug 142015
 

Lori Stock Photo10 Great Reasons Why You Should Run For Local Office in 2016!
The Democratic Party and WOW Dems wants you to run for office! Consider this top 10 list and maybe you or someone you know will take the next step! This was developed by the Democratic Party of Collin County, but no matter where you’re from in North Texas WOW Dems can support you! Click here to get started.
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Apply to City of Plano Boards & Commissions
Join Plano’s Quest for excellence. Several of our WOW Dems are on these Boards, such as Cultural Affairs, Animal Shelter, Parks and Rec, Library, Senior Citizens, etc. Click here for more info. Stay tuned for opportunities in other cities.
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Annie’s List Scholarships Available
If you are a paid up member of WOW Dems and are interested in going to candidate training in Dallas on August 22, WOW Dems will offer scholarship reimbursement to the first five members who sign up and agree to share their experience with our group! Click here for more info and to sign up for Annie’s List trainings. Then contact our candidates committee to apply for the scholarship!Annies List Photo
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B.R.O.A.D.S. – Book Readers of a Democratic SlantBROADS Photo
BROADS Book Club meets the 4th Wednesday of every other month, and we always have scintillating discussions over wine and cheese! Our next meeting is Wednesday September 23.

We will be reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. For more details and to RSVP, click here. For those who are curious about the November selection, it is Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell, a Jon Stewart regular! (Note earlier meeting date November 18th).
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DPCC Ann Richards Gala
The Democratic Party of Collin County will be holding its annual event on October 3, 2015. The keynote address will be given by none other than Joaquin Castro, US Congressman and Chief Deputy Whip for the House Democrats, a rapidly rising star in National Politics! Gloria Campos will be there as well! WOW Dems will be a sponsor, thanks to several generous donations from members who have defrayed the cost of sponsorship. For more info and to order tickets from the DPCC, click here.
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News & Notes

    • For updates on all the latest Democratic and Progressive news from North Texas, sign up to receive the weekly North Texas Progressive eNewsletter at northtexasprogressive.org
    • Calling All Journalists! Something on your mind you want to share with other WOW Dems? Submit your article for publication here.We need your thoughts and opinions; we can edit!

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How to Be a Delegate!
The Texas 2 Step is gone! There are new procedures to becoming a delegate to local, state and National Conventions! Click here to find out!
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Want to become a Voter Registrar?Voter Registration T-Shirt Photo
If you haven’t been deputized yet this year, click here for info on how to get deputized for Dallas County. Or for Collin County. Note all VDR certifications expired on 12/13/14. New certifications will be good until 12/31/16.
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Time to renew your membership
WOW Dems relies on membership donations to pay for our regular operating expenses.

Please log on here to renew your membership for 2015 or to join for the first time. Our goal is to increase the number of women who are interested in learning more about the political process and possibly running for office. Our best recruiting tool is word of mouth so we encourage you to bring a friend to a meeting or event. Let’s make a concerted effort to expand our membership in 2015.

Thanks for your support.
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WOW Dems – How to Get Involved
To get the most out of WOW Dems, we encourage you to join one of our committees. Most of our organization’s work takes place at the committee level, and while we will have general meetings every 2 months as well as other social and political events and activities throughout the year, joining a committee is the best way to get know members and build relationships within our community.
WOW Dems Committees:

      • Candidates
      • Communications
      • Events and Outreach
      • Fundraising
      • Legislative Action
      • Membership
      • Programs

Committee descriptions can be found on our website.

Volunteer Survey Form
Please fill out our volunteer survey form and email to [email protected]. If you are interested in participating on a committee, email the chair of the committee directly. If a committee is without a chair, email [email protected] for more information.

 

 Posted by at 5:08 pm
Aug 142015
 

 

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The Rugby House, home of Drinking Liberally Plano on the 2nd Friday of each month, was rocking last Thursday, August 6! Drinking Liberally Plano (Lynn Wolfe, organizer) and WOW Dems teamed up to host the Republican Presidential Debate Watch Party! Well over 90 people attended to see the likes of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker make fools of themselves. Sadly, they followed the tea party line and played to their base by putting down women and Planned Parenthood and Hillary (amazing that their “base” thinks like this!) but we all had a blast laughing and drinking and playing party games! The food and drink were great thanks to the Rugby House who rose to the occasion. Their wait staff worked so hard! Please go back for Drinking Liberally on the second Friday of each month (or anytime). We want the Rugby House to see that we Dems are getting bigger in number (and tipping well wouldn’t hurt our reputation either)!

WOW Dems is dedicated to bringing you this type of quality programming! Sometimes, WOW Dems teams up with other Democratic clubs and organizations as we did with this watch party. We continue to WELCOME and NEED new members! HELP US GROW!

NOTE: Drinking Liberally Plano will not meet on Friday, August 14. The Debate Watch Party was in lieu of the regularly scheduled 2nd Friday event.

Please take the time to click on the link and join, renew your membership, or TELL A FRIEND!  http://www.wowdems.org/join/

 Posted by at 11:13 am
Aug 072015
 

“Here Comes the Judge” – Why we Need Progressive Judges in the Texas Judiciary

3 prominent judges will participate on a panel: Judge Dennise Garcia, 303rd Family District Court, Judge Gena Slaughter, 191st Judicial District Court, and (WOW member) Judge Elizabeth Frizell, Criminal District Court 7. These judges represent a broad cross-section of the judicial system covering family, civic, and criminal courts. (We think Judges Garcia and Slaughter plan to run for the 5th District Court of Appeals, a 6-County area including Collin and Dallas.) Each judge will speak about their background and judicial area, and then the panel will take questions from the audience.

Some questions that may be of interest to our group:

  • Why are judges important to us and our issues (i.e. environment, women’s rights, education, gun carry, income disparity, minimum wage, voter rights, union rights, etc.)?
  • How can we help elect progressive judges?
  • Why is it so important to have progressive women as District and Appellate Judges?
  • How does the Appellate system work – State and Federal levels?
  • How are Grand Juries selected and handled?
  • How does the judicial branch impact legislation?

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Thursday, August 13 WOW General Meeting & Annual Day of Service

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Before or during the meeting, donate at our blood drive! This is our Annual Day of Service to honor the memory of three wonderful Democratic women who have passed away in recent years:

Lori Dodds, Collin County Law Librarian and active member of TDWCC,

Kelley Van Auken, active member of TDWCC, and former White House Director of Volunteers for the Clinton administration

Janice Bowling, WOW Dems member and volunteer extraordinaire!

Please give blood to help others in need. If you cannot, please send a “surrogate” who can! Our goal is 15 pints.

Click on link below to sign up for a time slot. Thank You!

Women Organizing Women Democrats Blood Drive (click here to sign up)
Thursday, 08/13/2015

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Plano Environmental Education Center
4116 West Plano Parkway
Carter BloodCare Bus in Parking Lot
Plano, TX 75093

Lynn Wolfe
Volunteer Drive Coordinator

Questions about your eligibility to give with Carter BloodCare? Call 1-888-480-8200.
If you were already planning to give in your community, we thank you.
For information about our privacy policy, please click here.
© 2015 Carter BloodCare 2205 Highway 121 Bedford, Texas 76021 1-800-366-2834

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 Posted by at 8:10 am
Jul 262015
 

WOW Dems and Drinking Liberally Plano are hosting a Republican Debate Party!

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

The Rugby House, SEC Preston and 121 (Back Room)

We hope to see many of you there for a fun and interesting evening!!

Watch Party Sample Picture

Note: This event will replace the regularly-scheduled second Friday of August Drinking Liberally Plano.

 Posted by at 6:43 pm
Jul 172015
 

Thanks for coming to our recent events! We’ve been busy. Hillary for Texas had a great turnout, lots of energy and excitement. Check out our website and Facebook for highlights and pictures of all recent activities.

It’s time to ramp up for 2016. Consider running for office yourself! We can help get you started and support you along the way!

Hope to see you at the great events coming up! At WOW Dems there is something for everyone. Get involved, meet new friends and have fun, while working towards making positive change in Texas and getting Democratic candidates elected!

Bring a friend to the meeting on August 13, and if your friend joins WOW Dems, you both will be entered to win prizes! See you there!

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Tuesday August 13 WOW General Meeting

“Here Comes the Judge” Why we Need Progressive Judges in the Texas Judiciary

3 prominent judges will participate on a panel: Judge Dennise Garcia, 303rd Family District Court, Judge Gena Slaughter, 191st Judicial District Court, and (WOW member) Judge Elizabeth Frizell, Criminal District Court 7. These judges represent a broad cross-section of the judicial system covering family, civic, and criminal courts. (We think Judges Garcia and Slaughter plan to run for the 5th District Court of Appeals, a 6-County area including Collin and Dallas.) Each judge will speak about their background and judicial area, and then the panel will take questions from the audience.

Some questions that may be of interest to our group:

  • Why are judges important to us and our issues (i.e. environment, women’s rights, education, gun carry, income disparity, minimum wage, voter rights, union rights, etc.)?
  • How can we help elect progressive judges?
  • Why is it so important to have progressive women as District and Appellate Judges?
  • How does the Appellate system work – State and Federal levels?
  • How are Grand Juries selected and handled?
  • How does the judicial branch impact legislation?

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Thursday, August 13 WOW General Meeting & Annual Day of Service

Blood Drive Picture

Before or during the meeting, donate at our blood drive! This is our Annual Day of Service to honor the memory of three wonderful Democratic women who have passed away in recent years:

   Lori Dodds, Collin County Law Librarian and active member of TDWCC,

   Kelley Van Auken, active member of TDWCC, and former White House Director of Volunteers for the Clinton administration

   Janice Bowling, WOW Dems member and volunteer extraordinaire!

Please give blood to help others in need. If you cannot, please send a “surrogate” who can! Our goal is 15 pints.

Click on link below to sign up for a time slot. Thank You!

Women Organizing Women Democrats Blood Drive (click here to sign up)
Thursday, 08/13/2015

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Plano Environmental Education Center
4116 West Plano Parkway
Carter BloodCare Bus in Parking Lot
Plano, TX 75093

Lynn Wolfe
Volunteer Drive Coordinator

Questions about your eligibility to give with Carter BloodCare? Call 1-888-480-8200.
If you were already planning to give in your community, we thank you.
For information about our privacy policy, please click here.
© 2015 Carter BloodCare 2205 Highway 121 Bedford, Texas 76021 1-800-366-2834

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10 Great Reasons Why You Should Run For Local Office in 2016!

The Democratic Party and WOW Dems wants you to run for office!  Consider this top 10 list and maybe you or someone you know will take the next step! This was developed by the Democratic Party of Collin County, but no matter where you’re from in North Texas WOW Dems can support you! Click here to get started!

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Apply to City of Plano Boards & Commissions

Join Plano’s Quest for excellence. Several of our WOW Dems are on these Boards, such as Cultural Affairs, Animal Shelter, Parks and Rec, Library, Senior Citizens, etc. Click here for more info. Stay tuned for opportunities in other cities.

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Annie’s List Scholarships Available

If you are a paid up member of WOW Dems and are interested in going to candidate training in Dallas on August 22, WOW Dems will offer scholarship reimbursement to the first five members who sign up and agree to share their experience with our group! Click here for more info and to sign up for Annie’s List trainings. Then contact our candidates committee to apply for the scholarship!

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July 22 B.R.O.A.D.S. Book Club

We have selected “Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free” by Charles P. Pearce”. Join us for a lively discussion.6:30 PM. For more details and to RSVP, click here.

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How to Be a Delegate!

The Texas 2 Step is gone! There are new procedures to becoming a delegate to local, state and National Conventions! Click here to find out!

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 Time to renew your membership

WOW Dems relies on membership donations to pay for our regular operating expenses.

Please log on here to renew your membership for 2015 or to join for the first time. Our goal is to increase the number of women who are interested in learning more about the political process and possibly running for office. Our best recruiting tool is word of mouth so we encourage you to bring a friend to a meeting or event. Let’s make a concerted effort to expand our membership in 2015.

Thanks for your support.

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WOW Dems – How to Get Involved

To get the most out of WOW Dems, we encourage you to join one of our committees. Most of our organization’s work takes place at the committee level, and while we will have general meetings every 2 months as well as other social and political events and activities throughout the year, joining a committee is the best way to get know members and build relationships within our community.

WOW Dems Committees:

  • Candidates
  • Communications
  • Events and Outreach
  • Fundraising
  • Legislative Action
  • Membership
  • Programs

Committee descriptions can be found on our website.

Volunteer Survey Form

Please fill out our volunteer survey form and email to[email protected]. If you are interested in participating on a committee, email the chair of the committee directly. If a committee is without a chair, email [email protected] for more information.

 

 Posted by at 8:58 am
Jul 082015
 

Tuesday’s HILLARY FOR TEXAS kick-off meeting had an amazing turnout. The attendees enjoyed a video highlighting Hillary’s accomplishments as well as her initial campaign video. Several WOW Dems members shared the reasons they were voting for Hillary which energized the attendees. Hazel Weathers treated us to a Dave Letterman style “Top 10 List” that was both meaningful and humorous! Vickie Parker spoke from her heart and added a personal touch which was an emotional moment for all. The excitement in the room was contagious as the attendees worked with their table mates to brainstorm ideas for Hillary’s campaign to get the word out in Texas as well as preparing our North Texas issues list. Barb Walters scribed the items that were shared and there was a healthy exchange of ideas about how to best spread the word and what the next steps should be as we gear up for the 2016 primary and general elections. Everyone who signed a volunteer card will be contacted and the ideas and issues we discussed will be passed on to the campaign. A special thanks to Lynne Wolfe and Becky Arrendono for their efforts in organizing this great event.

Based on the crowd at this event, we are anticipating an exciting and productive campaign season.

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 Posted by at 5:15 pm
Jun 302015
 

Hope you are enjoying your summer, while keeping abreast of history-making news! The opportunity to help shape our nation and work towards a better future for all is waiting for you. Get involved with WOW Dems, and the Democratic Party now.

What’s Been Happening:

First, I am deeply saddened by the horrific act of terror and racism in South Carolina. Where did this 21-year old learn so much hate? How can we help people see that deep down we have so much in common, no matter the color, religion or culture? I was in despair over this, but seeing and hearing how the victim’s families “forgave” the killer gave me pause. Hearing President Obama’s brilliant eulogy for the Reverend Pinckney gives me hope that, as a nation, our eyes are now open and we will no longer tolerate racism nor its symbols. The removal of the confederate flag is a step in the right direction and allows me to envision a country where we will all come together and learn to respect one another.

That begs the question: How can a presidential candidate, Donald Trump disparage people of Mexican decent, and the Republicans don’t repudiate this? We all must stand up to discrimination and hate towards any group.

In a time of mourning for the nine people killed, there were a few bright spots. On Friday, June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that marriage between same sex couples is constitutional and the law of the land! This has come after years of hard work. Now same sex couples have the right to marry in every state of our nation!

Other bright spots are that Fair Housing Laws have been upheld. For many, Obamacare, once again being upheld is a cause to celebrate!

This just in: The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the severe restrictions Texas had put on women’s access to safe, legal abortion. It is vital we continue the fight for the right to control our own bodies!

Please join us. We at WOW Dems fight for women’s freedom and for fairness and equality for all. Our mission is to recruit, and elect Democratic women (and men) who will make sure we obtain and maintain our rights.

To get involved come to the Hillary for Texas Grassroots Event. Get in now on the effort to keep sanity in the White House and the Supreme Court!

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Tuesday July 7 Hillary for Texas North Texas Grassroots Organizing Meeting

Be among the first to kick off Hillary’s campaign and get involved in the 2016 Presidential campaign from the very beginning! All welcome. Bring friends. At the Plano Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway, Plano 75093 6:30 PM sign in, 7:00 PM meeting. RSVP here

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Saturday July 4 Plano Independence Day Parade

Celebrate Independence Day in grand style by marching with fellow WOW Dems as well as other Democrats in the Annual Plano Lions Independence Day Parade. The Collin County Democratic Party will have a float, with the theme “Serve With Your Vote,” and WOW Dems will have a car! We need more WOW Dems to join us! Especially those who have ever worked the elections or registered people to vote! Click here to contact Beverly if you would like to march, ride or help with planning. The crew will begin assembling at 7:30 a.m. on July 4th at the Plano ISD Administration Building. Bring the whole family, wear your favorite patriotic garb, and join the fun!

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Apply to City of Plano Boards & Commissions

Join Plano’s Quest for excellence. Several of our WOW Dems are on these Boards, such as Cultural Affairs, Animal Shelter, Parks and Rec, Library, Senior Citizens, etc. Click here for more info. Stay tuned for opportunities in other cities.

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Annie’s List Scholarships Available

If you are a paid up member of WOW Dems and are interested in going to candidate training in Dallas on August 22, WOW Dems will offer scholarship reimbursement to the first five members who sign up and agree to share their experience with our group! Click here for more info and to sign up for Annie’s List trainings. Then contact our candidates committee to apply for the scholarship!

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July 22 B.R.O.A.D.S. Book Club

Get started with your summer reading! We have selected “Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free” by Charles P. Pearce”. Join us for a lively discussion.6:30 PM. For more details and to RSVP, click here.

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Time to renew your membership

WOW Dems relies on membership donations to pay for our regular operating expenses.

Please log on here to renew your membership for 2015 or to join for the first time. Our goal is to increase the number of women who are interested in learning more about the political process and possibly running for office. Our best recruiting tool is word of mouth so we encourage you to bring a friend to a meeting or event. Let’s make a concerted effort to expand our membership in 2015.

Thanks for your support.

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WOW Dems – How to Get Involved

To get the most out of WOW Dems, we encourage you to join one of our committees. Most of our organization’s work takes place at the committee level, and while we will have general meetings every 2 months as well as other social and political events and activities throughout the year, joining a committee is the best way to get know members and build relationships within our community.

WOW Dems Committees:

  • Candidates
  • Communications
  • Events and Outreach
  • Fundraising
  • Legislative Action
  • Membership
  • Programs

Committee descriptions can be found on our website.

Volunteer Survey Form

Please fill out our volunteer survey form and email to [email protected]. If you are interested in participating on a committee, email the chair of the committee directly. If a committee is without a chair, email [email protected] for more information.

 

 Posted by at 9:00 pm