WOW Dems Summer Newsletter

WOW Dems Summer Newsletter

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.

 

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