WOW Dems Fun – March ‘Money’ Madness
Thank you to all our members and supporters who joined us last Tuesday for March ‘Money’ Madness at Desperados Mexican Restaurant – the first WOW Dems fundraiser of the year. It was a festive evening of great food and margaritas and fun people. It was a treat to see our members, their families and friends, while raising some money to elect women Democrats. Alan Beck won the coveted door prize – an autographed copy of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s new book, Off the Sidelines. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, our very own Sharon Hirsch (past WOW Dems president) spoke about her candidacy for Plano ISD Board of Directors Place 4. Find out more about Sharon’s campaign and how you can help at www.vote4sharon.com. The election will be coming up in May.
Planned Parenthood Lobby Day
Many WOW Dems members went on the Planned Parenthood bus to Austin for an exciting day at the Capitol, speaking to our legislators about preserving women’s access to preventative healthcare and family planning. More in depth discussion in next newsletter.
B.R.O.A.D.S. (Book Readers of a Democratic Slant). We had a great turnout for the March book selection: The Working Poor: Invisible in America by DK Shipler. (Note this book was on the Highland Park ISD list of banned books for this year.) Even if you missed book club this time, you should still read this book to have greater understanding of what life is like for millions of struggling Americans. Stay tuned for announcement of the next book for May. Or you may contact Diane Groves at [email protected] for more details.
If you weren’t able to make these events we have several more great events and fundraisers coming up in spring:
Block Walking for Sharon Lets get organized and get out the vote for our own Sharon Hirsch for PISD Board of Trustees, Place 4. Contact [email protected] if you want to block walk. Also, go to: www.vote4sharon.com to find out more about how you can help, and to donate to her campaign.
Thursday April 9 WOW Dems General Meeting at the Plano Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway, Plano Tx 75093. 6:30 PM Meet & Greet, 7 PM program: Plano Police officer Christopher Bianez presents his very interesting “Property Safety Seminar” where you will learn how to protect yourself. Bring a friend. Open to public.
April 14 Blue Ribbon Lobby Day in Austin Women from across Texas join at the State Capitol to make their voices heard on economic, health and educational policy issues. Click here to register. There is a $25 bus from Dallas. Click here to sign up. Then email [email protected] so we can keep track of who is going.
Sunday May 17 Save the Date. Fundraising in the Flowers. Member Gayla Fredrick has offered her beautiful gardens for a walk through tour. Come anytime between 1:00 and 3:00. Enjoy gardens, music, food and drink of course. More info to follow.
Other upcoming events from local Democratic Organizations and clubs:
Friday March 20 6:30 PM Living Liberally Café Malaga, 107 S Church, McKinney
Saturday March 21 9:00 am – 10:30 am Knowledge is Power – How to Win a Local Election Collin Higher Education Center Collin College, McKinney, Hwy 121 and 75
Thursday, March 26, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Messaging:How to Talk to Voters DPCC office RSVP to [email protected]
Friday, March 27 6:30 PM DPCC Final Friday Abuelos, 3701 Dallas Pkway Plano
If you have not renewed your membership for 2015, now is the time. Click here to join WOW Dems. Thanks for your support.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
WOW Dems President
Email: [email protected]