Oct 282015


All WOW Dems members and their guests are invited to this event. Let’s celebrate the season with good friends and good cheer!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.

Blue Mesa Grill
Granite Park Plano
8200 Dallas Parkway
Plano, TX 75024

Menu will include one of Blue Mesa’s signature party buffets with cash bar.

Spouses and significant others are welcome. We are looking forward to a fun-filled, social evening with all of our WOW Dems members.

Tickets must be purchased on ActBlue by Sunday, December 6, 2015. No walk-ins can be accepted.
Purchase Tickets here.

 Posted by at 12:39 pm
Nov 102015

Hillary Event Photo

Please join Hillary Clinton for a Grassroots Organizing Meeting in Dallas, TX on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM CST.

Doors Open: 12:00 PM
Program Start Time: 1:15 PM

Location To Be Announced
Dallas, TX 75202

Please click on this link to sign up:  https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/?id=902164

If you have any questions please email grassroots@hillaryclinton.com or call 646-854-1432

 Posted by at 8:12 pm
Oct 312015

We have many great candidates who are running for election in 2016. Primaries will be held March 1st, 2016 (with early voting starting in February). Please get involved in one of their campaigns!

WOW Dems Candidates

Clockwise from left: Denise Hamilton HD 89, Karen Beck (photographer), Gnanse Nelson HD 66, Karen Jacobs HD 33. Not pictured: Cristin Padgett HD 33, Victoria Neave HD 107

Wow Dems member Cristin Padgett to run for House District 33 against fellow WOW Dems member Karen Jacobs!
WOW Dems member Cristin Padgett from Frisco, Texas is running for Texas State Representative House District 33, which includes most of Frisco, parts of Celina, Prosper and all of Rockwall. She is young, has great ideas and the passion and energy to bring about change! Her key issues are education, economic stability and civil liberties. To find out more and to volunteer or donate to her campaign, go to www.padgett4texas.com.

She will be running in the Democratic primary against Karen Jacobs from Heath, Texas, who is also a WOW Dems member and a very strong candidate, having been active in politics since she retired as an engineer. She believes in importance of public education, investing in roads, water and renewable energy. Find out more about Karen at www.jacobsfortexas.com.

Note: WOW Dems does not formally endorse a candidate until after the primary.

WOW Dems Member Gnanse Nelson to run for House District 66
WOW Dems member Gnanse Nelson has entered the race for Texas State Representative House District 66. She works for Star Local Media in Plano and is active in the community. She is a Public Relations and Communications professional and studied political science and history at LSU. Her focus is on affordable higher education, federal funding to expand healthcare to low-income Texans, and much more. With her great intelligence, vibrant personality and ability to work across the aisle, she will make a great Representative to the State House!

WOW Dems member Denise Hamilton to run for House District 89
WOW Dems member Denise Hamilton is running for Texas State Representative House District 89. She is a self-employed realtor, a civic award winner, active in the Plano multicultural Outreach Roundtable, AVID, CASA, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and a leader standing up for the rights of all! Click  here to find out more about Denise’s campaign, and how you can help! Her campaign kickoff party is on Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Boomer Jacks in Murphy, TX. RSVP here.

WOW Dems member Victoria Neave to run for House District 107
WOW Dems member Victoria Neave is running for Texas State Representative House District 107 (which includes parts of East Dallas, Garland and Mesquite). She needs your help to win in one of the few real swing districts in Texas! Click here for more info on Victoria’s campaign and how you can help!

 Posted by at 5:44 pm
Oct 312015

There is excitement in the air as more Democratic candidates are stepping up to run for office in Collin County in 2016! You can meet many of these candidates at the Collin County Democratic Candidate Forum on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus – 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX. The meeting is held in the Library Room L201 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Ann Richards Picture #2

Please contact a candidate to help them get signatures, block walk, donate to their campaign or do whatever you can to help these fine Democrats get elected!

Karen Jacobs – HD 33 www.jacobsfortexas.com
Cristin Padgett – HD 33 www.padgett4texas.com
Gnanse Nelson – HD 66 gnansenelson@yahoo.com
Scott Coleman – HD 67 www.colemanfor67.org/
John Bryant – HD 70 www.democracy.com/bryant4texas (husband of WOW Dems member Nancy Bryant)
Denise Hamilton – HD 89 www.denisehamiltonforhd89.com/index.html
Michael Filak – US House of Representatives CD 3 www.michaelfilak.com/ (husband of WOW Dems member Carolyn Filak)
Michael Messer – JP #3-1 www.democracy.com/Michael4CollinCounty
Ramona Brumfield JP #3-1 BrumfieldforJP3@gmail.com
Gena Slaughter – Court of Appeals #4 District 5
Dennise Garcia – Court of Appeals #7 District 5

Click here for more information. These are just the candidates running in Collin county. There are many more in surrounding counties!

 Posted by at 5:43 pm
Oct 282015

Planning is currently underway for WOW Dems annual fundraiser event on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Urban Rio Rooftop Event Spot in historic downtown Plano. This is sure to be a fun event and an opportunity to raise much-needed funds for our local women candidates.

clip-art-purse-handbag-256939The fundraising committee is seeking donations of purses, totes, messenger bags, vintage handbags, clutches, etc. for our silent auction. Be creative – we prefer new or very gently used items. To make a donation, please email hirsch.sharon@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance for your support of our event.

 Posted by at 12:13 pm
Oct 282015


Broads Photo

BROADS (Book Readers of a Democratic Slant) Book Club meets the 4th Wednesday of every other month. The book club is very popular – we always have scintillating discussions and lots of laughs, not to mention food and wine!

Our selection for the November meeting is Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell, a Jon Stewart regular! The date for the upcoming meeting is November 18th, 2015 one week early due to Thanksgiving!

Click here for more info and to RSVP.

Looking ahead? Want to get started reading the next books?

January 27 selection: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.

March 23 selection: Sisters in Law: Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Gingsburg, and the Friendship that Changed Everything by Linda Hirschman.


 Posted by at 9:27 am
Oct 252015

Action Alert! Please call or email Greg Abbott to voice your disgust at his attempts to take healthcare away from thousands of women and men who rely on Planned Parenthood for preventive care! He is sending in people from the state to try to find anything that will provide an excuse to terminate Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contract. But what they will find is professional, compassionate and quality healthcare provided by Planned Parenthood. We must not sit idly by, while Gov. Abbott and his cronies play politics with women’s health!

Planned Parenthood Gov Abbott Photo

Dial (512) 463-1782 and press 1 to leave a message or stay on the line to speak to a live person.

 Posted by at 7:56 pm
Oct 212015

Do you want to be a Poll Worker during the Elections?

If you live in Collin County and want to work the polls this Election Day November, 3 2015, please email Linda Etheridge, Election Judge, who needs someone at Aldridge Elementary School.
You will be paid. Experience preferred!


Do you want to become a Voter Registrar?

If you haven’t been deputized as a Voter Registrar yet this year, click on Dallas County or Collin County to find out how to do it!
Note: All VDR certifications expired on 12/13/14.  New certifications will be good until 12/31/16.
The new  “Voter Registration Initiative”  is up and running! (This is an independent group, non-partisan, not a WOW Dems committee)  Click here to sign up!


 Posted by at 9:08 pm