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Events

Save the Date: Democratic Convention Watch Party – Thursday July 28th, 2016

Save the Date: Democratic Convention Watch Party – Thursday July 28th, 2016

Join WOW Dems and the Collin County Democratic Party to watch history being made as Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for President – the first woman ever to be nominated for President of the United States by a major party!

6:30 pm- 10:00 pm at the Rugby House Pub

8604 Preston Rd #100 Plano 75024 (corner of Preston and 121)

Debate Watch #1

Recap of July 14, WOW Dems General Meeting

Recap of July 14, WOW Dems General Meeting

July Meeting #1July Meeting #2

We had a great turnout for our July 14th meeting. Sharon Wilson, environmental activist and citizen expert on fracking and the environment gave a great presentation which was both enlightening and frightening. She spoke about the climate change consequences of methane gas (which comes from fracking shale) and how it is a more powerful agent of global warming than carbon dioxide. She spoke about HB40, the bill which banned the ban on fracking in Denton. See below for more info:

 

The Solutions Project. We have enough Wind Water and Solar WWS to energize the entire planet. http://thesolutionsproject.org/

Some great information about methane’s impacts on the climate is here http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/howarth/index.php

This is a 2-page summary

http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/howarth/summaries_CH4.php

https://www.earthworksaction.org/voices/detail/citizens_empowerment_project#.V4hLI46_3aY

Sharon Wilson, Fracking Insurgent http://texassharon.com
In North Texas on top of the Barnett Shale

Read about the very real health risks from oil and gas extraction in our reports Reckless Endangerment and Gas Patch Roulette.

 

“Painting with a Twist” – WOW Dems Fundraiser – Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – SOLD OUT

“Painting with a Twist” – WOW Dems Fundraiser – Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – SOLD OUT

Painting with a Twist

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT!!

Get out of the Heat! Please join us Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 for an evening of fun while we raise more funds for our candidates.

Click here to go to the “Painting with a Twist” website and sign up for the WOW Dems party! We’ve got the place to ourselves. It’s BYOB but we will provide snacks, and the folks at Painting with a Twist will provide all the materials you need to make a beautiful painting!

4001 Preston Rd #510, Plano, TX 75093 (Lakeside Market next to Mi Cocina)
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WOW Dems July General Meeting – Update: Fracking in Texas – Thursday, July 14, 2016

WOW Dems July General Meeting – Update: Fracking in Texas – Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sharon WilsonOur next General Meeting will be held Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Environmental Education Center. Our speaker will be Sharon Wilson, well-known environmental activist, Gulf regional organizer for the Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project. Sharon is considered the leading citizen expert on the Barnett Shale and the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials, major news networks, national environmental organizations, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating effects of natural gas development in their own backyards.

She will give an overview of fracking in Texas and speak on the HB40 bill which severely restricts the ability of Texas towns to regulate local oil and gas drilling. She will also speak on the health and environmental impact of fracking and methane gas.

We want to honor trauma surgeon Dr. Brian Williams, who gave his all and spoke from his heart after treating many injured Dallas police officers at Parkland Hospital. Listen to his poignant words here.  We will be  collecting donations of new unused homemade or newly purchased items such as slippers, pillows, quilts, robes, stuffed animals or dolls. We will bring them to Parkland Hospital this weekend to say thank you to Dr. Williams for his work, and for his strong message on need for open dialog on race relations. Cash donations will also be helpful. Thank you! 

Meet and greet: 6:30 pm. Program 6:45 pm

Plano Environmental Education Center 4116 W Plano Parkway Plano Texas 75093

See you there!

WOW Dems Annual Day of Service – Thursday, August 11, 2016

WOW Dems Annual Day of Service – Thursday, August 11, 2016

Annual Day of Service to Honor WOW Dems who have passed and those who inspired us!

From Laurie #1

SAVE THE DATE Thursday August 11, 2016. To honor Janice Bowling, Kelley Van Auken and Lori Dodds (great women who were and always will be an inspiration for WOW Dems), we will have our annual Day of Service on Thursday August 11th featuring a blood drive. You can donate blood to Carter Bloodcare, who will be at the Plano Environmental Education Center. Before or after you donate, we will have a relaxed gathering and we will provide the pizza! – BYOB. At the Plano Environmental Education Center 4116 W Plano Parkway Plano TX 75093. Time slots for donating will be 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm; we’ll be hanging out from around 5:30 pm until 8:45. Sign up HERE to donate blood.

Volunteer to Walk in the 4th of July Parade with WOW Dems and Collin County Dems

Volunteer to Walk in the 4th of July Parade with WOW Dems and Collin County Dems

4th of July

We are excited to be in the Plano and McKinney 4th of July parades, especially this year, when we have the first Democratic woman nominee for President, EVER!

For the Plano Parade: We will be meeting at 8:00 am at the Plano ISD admin building – 2700 West 15th St. Come at 7:00 am if you want to help decorate the Collin County Democratic Party float. Theme is Star Spangled 4th. Bring sunscreen, a hat and water. Contact Diane for more info.

For the McKinney parade: Meet at 8:15 am at the old Courthouse on Tennessee Ave and Henry Street. (East side of the parking lot) Contact Celeste for more info and to volunteer to help decorate the float on the afternoon of July 3rd (BBQ right after!).

Save the Dates for Next WOW Dems Meetings

Save the Dates for Next WOW Dems Meetings

July 14, 2016 (EEC) – Sharon Wilson “Fracking”Save the Date

September 8, 2016 (CHEC) – Rita Bevins “Water Conservation”

November 10, 2016 (EEC) – Stacy Raker “Running a Political Campaign”

EEC: Plano Environmental Education Center 4116 W Plano Parkway, Plano TX 75093
CHEC: Collin Higher Education Center 3452 TX-399 Spur, McKinney TX 75069 (Room 200)

All meetings start 6:30 pm with Meet and Greet; program at 6:45 pm, business meeting at 8:00 pm.

Special Event:  August 11, 2016 at the EEC WOW Dems Annual Evening of Service in Memory of WOW Dems who have passed.

 

Block Walking with Victoria Neave Campaign

Block Walking with Victoria Neave Campaign

Join us Saturday, April 16! We will be out and about in District 107 talking to the community about the Victoria Neave for Texas State Representative campaign and listening to our neighbors. Volunteers can help in several ways including:

-Block walking (talk to voters in person);Victoria Neave
-Phone-Banking (talk to voters over the phone);
-Driving (Drive our Block-Walkers);
-Voter Registration (Volunteer Deputy Registrars);
-Data Entry; and
-Spanish-Speakers.

Never been involved in a campaign before? Don’t worry! It’s easy and fun!

For more information about our campaign, please visit:www.VictoriaForTexas.com

Sign up here https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-5286961410853500928

WOW Dems General Meeting – Thursday, May 12, 2016

WOW Dems General Meeting – Thursday, May 12, 2016

Access to Women’s Healthcare

Kelly Hart, Senior Director of Public Affairs Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas

The Supreme Court will be ruling on the Texas Law that severely restricts a woman’s access to safe, legal abortion.  Republicans are trying to complete their defunding of Planned Parenthood in Texas.

 Learn how Planned Parenthood has stood strong despite the attacks and how you can work to ensure access to healthcare and reproductive justice for all Texans.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Meet and Greet 6:30 p.m.  Program 6:45 p.m.

Note new location: Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC) Rm 200
3452 TX-399 Spur, McKinney TX  75069
https://www.collin.edu/chec/maps.html

We also invite our candidates to come for an endorsement ceremony, celebration, and photo op!

 

B.R.O.A.D.S – WOW Dems Members Book Club

B.R.O.A.D.S – WOW Dems Members Book Club

 BROADS Photo

BROADS (Book Readers of a Democratic Slant) Book Club is a value-added segment of WOW Dems membership and is open to interested members.

The last book and book club discussion was excellent and timely: Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman.

The next gathering will be on May 25th, 2016 and the book is Turning Texas Blue: What It Will Take to Break the GOP Grip on America’s Reddest State by Mary Beth Rogers.

Social time from 6:30 to 7:15(ish). Please feel free to bring wine or an appetizer to share but don’t feel obligated. Book Discussion from 7:15 – 8:45(ish).
***Please email Diane Groves at [email protected] to RSVP for May 25th BROADS***

If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2016, go to the Join tab to join WOW Dems. Contact [email protected] if you’re not sure!

We look forward to seeing you at BROADS!

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