Aug 142015
 

Lori Stock Photo10 Great Reasons Why You Should Run For Local Office in 2016!
The Democratic Party and WOW Dems wants you to run for office! Consider this top 10 list and maybe you or someone you know will take the next step! This was developed by the Democratic Party of Collin County, but no matter where you’re from in North Texas WOW Dems can support you! Click here to get started.
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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!Annies List Photo
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B.R.O.A.D.S. – Book Readers of a Democratic SlantBROADS Photo
BROADS Book Club meets the 4th Wednesday of every other month, and we always have scintillating discussions over wine and cheese! Our next meeting is Wednesday September 23.

We will be reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. For more details and to RSVP, click here. For those who are curious about the November selection, it is Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell, a Jon Stewart regular! (Note earlier meeting date November 18th).
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DPCC Ann Richards Gala
The Democratic Party of Collin County will be holding its annual event on October 3, 2015. The keynote address will be given by none other than Joaquin Castro, US Congressman and Chief Deputy Whip for the House Democrats, a rapidly rising star in National Politics! Gloria Campos will be there as well! WOW Dems will be a sponsor, thanks to several generous donations from members who have defrayed the cost of sponsorship. For more info and to order tickets from the DPCC, click here.
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News & Notes

    • For updates on all the latest Democratic and Progressive news from North Texas, sign up to receive the weekly North Texas Progressive eNewsletter at northtexasprogressive.org
    • Calling All Journalists! Something on your mind you want to share with other WOW Dems? Submit your article for publication here.We need your thoughts and opinions; we can edit!

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How to Be a Delegate!
The Texas 2 Step is gone! There are new procedures to becoming a delegate to local, state and National Conventions! Click here to find out!
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Want to become a Voter Registrar?Voter Registration T-Shirt Photo
If you haven’t been deputized yet this year, click here for info on how to get deputized for Dallas County. Or for Collin County. Note all VDR certifications expired on 12/13/14. New certifications will be good until 12/31/16.
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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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