September 16, 2015 – It’s Too Hot to Cook WOW Dems Dinner Out and Fundraiser at Aboca’s 6 p.m. Click here for more info and to buy tickets.
September 17, 2015 – Learn the Nuts and Bolts of Running for Office. Are you ready to throw your hat in the ring, or just curious about what it takes? The Candidate Recruitment and Development Committee of the Democratic Party of Collin County invites you to come to a candidate info session on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Collin Higher Education Center, Room 135, (HWY 121 and 75). RSVP here. Get the facts on how to launch a winning campaign!
September 18-20, 2015 – WOW Dems at Plano Balloon Festival – Volunteers Needed! – WOW Dems will share a booth with the DPCC at this annual event! Please volunteer to do a shift on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Contact [email protected] for more info and to sign up for a shift!
September 23, 2015- B.R.O.A.D.S. (Book Readers of a Democratic Slant) Book Club. BROADS Book Club meets the 4th Wednesday of every other month, and we always have meaningful discussions, as well a great time! 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)
October 3, 2015 – Ann Richards Dinner –DPCC annual event– 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! Mike Collier, former candidate for state comptroller will speak as well. And our beloved Gloria Campos will be the emcee! 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.
Save the Date – WOW Dems General Meeting – Thursday, October 8, 2015 – Kristin Houle from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will present a very interesting talk. If you have any questions or concerns about the death penalty you won’t want to miss this program! Here are a few of the questions she will answer:
- Have wrongful convictions resulted in the execution of innocent people?
- Has Texas executed children or the mentally ill?
- Are a significantly higher percentage of minorities sentenced to death?
- Are the current lethal injections “cruel and unusual punishment”?
- What about recent legislation and court decisions?
- Is the landscape shifting regarding the Death penalty?
Meeting is held at the Plano Environmental Education Center 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano TX 75093. Meet and Greet 6:30 p.m. Program at 6:45 p.m.