WOW Dems Spring Newsletter

WOW Dems Spring Newsletter

Spring is here! Time to get out and get involved!  We have some great events for you!  Please join us at the WOW Dems General meeting on Thursday  April 9th.  Get involved in Sharon Hirsch’s campaign for election to PISD Board of Trustees Pace 4.  And don’t miss our amazing “Democrats Bloom – A Garden Tour and Fundraiser!”

See below for more info on these and other events!

Lori Kleinfield

President WOW Democrats

WOW Dems 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 tips on defending yourself against crime!

WOW Dems past President Sharon Hirsch will be there to talk about her run for PISD Board of Trustees Place 4. Find out important ways you can help!

At the Plano Environmental Education Center

4116 W Plano Parkway Plano Tx 75093

Meet & Greet 6:30 PM. Program begins 7:00 PM

 

“Democrats Bloom – A Garden Tour and Fundraiser”  Sunday May 17th
WOW Dems member Gayla Fredrick has opened up her amazing gardens for a tour!  What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.  Come, bring friends and family to enjoy this wonderland of natural beauty!  Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served (including Mimosas!) Suggested donation is $15. All proceeds will go to WOW Dems to help Democratic women get elected! Click here for more info and to get your tickets on Act Blue today.

 

Janice Bowling, in Memorium
 It is with sadness that we share the news of the death of our wonderful WOW Dems member and good friend Janice Bowling. Janice was an active member of WOW Dems for over two years and volunteered countless hours phone banking, blockwalking and registering voters!  Volunteering was always more fun with Janice and her awesome sense of humor! She will be missed.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 25th 1:30 PM at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson, TX. For more info, click here.

 

Blue Ribbon Lobby Day in Austin – April 14
Last chance to sign up!  A few of us are going, and it would be great if we could get more WOW Dems to go down to Austin to stand up for equality, education, fairness, and progressive values! There is a bus leaving  from Dallas with the North Dallas Texas Democratic Women (NDTDW) Click here to sign up.

 

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 now through early voting until election Day May 9th. Email [email protected] for more information and to volunteer. Also go to www.vote4sharon.com to donate to her campaign!

 

WOW Dems at Planned Parenthood Lobby Day
                              by LaToya Hill

WOW Dems joined hundreds of women on the State Capitol steps in Austin Texas on March 11, 2015 to have their voices heard on upcoming legislation related but not limited to reproductive health. Planned Parenthood, along with a host of other women’s health facilities have had their funding decimated in recent years by GOP led opposition. The result has been clinics across the state forced to shut down, leaving tens of thousands of Texas women without any way to receive the essential health services that these facilities offered…. read more

 

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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