Member Update February 2015

Member Update February 2015

This is an exciting time for WOW Dems! If you have not yet heard the news, Sharon Hirsch, former WOW Dems president, has filed for Plano ISD Board of Trustees, Place 4. For more information about Sharon and to donate to her campaign go to www.vote4sharon.com. Be sure to link to her Facebook page. WOW Dems strongly support Sharon! See below for volunteer opportunities.

Thanks to the amazing leadership of two WOW Dems members, Jeanne Rubin VP of GALA NTX and ally Denise Hamilton, former candidate now activist extraordinaire, as well as the support of many of YOU, the Plano Equal Rights Ordinance has survived a challenge from the far right! The ERO is a commitment to ensuring equality and inclusion for all.

It’s important for us to promote access to the vital healthcare services Planned Parenthood provides. Join us March 11 for Planned Parenthood Lobby Day in Austin. $20 registration fee includes roundtrip bus from Dallas. Sign up here. To carpool to the bus with other WOW Dems, email [email protected].

See below for more news about our fabulous fundraiser and upcoming meetings.

If you have not already done so, please join WOW Dems today, and thanks to you for supporting our mission of getting Democratic women elected!

Lori Kleinfield
President WOW Democrats


March Madness at Desperados

In honor of March Madness we are celebrating March ‘Money’ Madness! WOW Dems is hosting our first fundraiser of the year at Desperados Mexican Restaurant!

Tuesday, March 10th
6:00 – Social time
6:30 – Dinner

Desperados is providing us with a private room and everyone attending can choose from multiple menu items to create their 2 or 3 item dinner. Tickets are $28 and include dinner, one drink, (even a sangria or margarita), tax and gratuity. In addition, attendees will have a chance to win an autographed copy of Kirsten Gillenbrand’s new book! Great food, great company and a great deal!

Come join us for dinner and socializing and help support our candidates.

Please click here to be directed to Act Blue and make your reservation today. Your friends and family are also welcome!

Desperados is located at 3443 W Campbell Rd, # 550, Garland. (NE corner of Jupiter and Campbell, easy to get to from 75 or 190)


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.


Sign up for Blockwalking for Sharon!

WOW Dems will be blockwalking for Sharon Hirsch for PISD Board of Trustees Place 4 starting at the end of March through Election Day May 9th. Email [email protected] for more information and to volunteer. Also go to www.vote4sharon.com to donate to her campaign!


Next General Meeting April 9

Plano Police Department Officer Christopher Bianez will present his very interesting “Property Safety Seminar’ tailored for WOW Dems. He’ll provide important tips on defending yourself against crime. At the Plano Environmental Education Center , 4116 W Plano Parkway, Plano TX 75093. 6:30 Meet and Greet, 7:00 program.


Members: We Need Your Input

Our Outreach Committee would like to know if any of you are interested in doing a community outreach project such as Habitat for Humanity? Habitat has a Women’s Build Day as well as other volunteer opportunities at their McKinney site. Please contact [email protected] to tell us what you think!


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 quarterly meetings and 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.

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