Looking forward to a beautiful day after all this rain! Please join us at the WOW Dems event “Democrats Bloom – A Garden Tour and Fundraiser!” We also have our famed BROADS (Book Readers of a Democratic Slant) coming up. And don’t miss our General Meeting on June 11th with John Fullinwider of Mothers Against Police Brutality, discussing the facts of this important issue in society today, and what we can do to help.
“Democrats Bloom – A Garden Tour and Fundraiser” Sunday May 31st
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 $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.
June 11 WOW Dems General Meeting
Come hear John Fullinwider from the Dallas chapter of Mothers Against Police Brutality (MAPB) speak about the problem of police brutality in our society today. Mothers Against Police Brutality is an emerging, Dallas based multi-racial multi ethnic coalition uniting people nationally from all walks of life to hold law enforcement agencies more accountable. Collette Flanagan founded MAPB in 2013 after her son, Clinton Allen, an unarmed young man in custody, was shot to death by a Dallas police officer. MAPB is leading the way to change deadly force policy throughout the US and to help restore trust between the police and the communities they are sworn to serve and protect.
At the Plano Environmental Education Center
4116 W Plano Parkway Plano Tx 75093
Meet & Greet 6:30 PM. Program begins 6:45 PM (note earlier start time)
May 27 B.R.O.A.D.S. Book Club
We are reading “The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News.” Join us for a lively discussion. Begins at 6:30 PM. For more details and to RSVP, click here.
Planned Parenthood Needs Your Help!
We are down to the final weeks of the Texas Legislative session, and a number of legislators are trying to push through bills that restrict access to reproductive health care. Volunteer phonebanks will be set up 11 am – 2 pm, or 3 – 6pm Wednesday to Friday. Please 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.
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, and Programs
Committee descriptions can be found on our website.
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.