Jul 182016
 

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

 Posted by at 7:50 pm
Jun 292016
 

Painting with a Twist

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.

 Posted by at 1:08 pm
Jul 182016
 

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.

 

 Posted by at 7:46 pm
Jun 292016
 

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!

 Posted by at 1:01 pm
Jun 292016
 

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.

 Posted by at 12:56 pm
Jun 292016
 

What exciting times! First, we are elated that the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 to overturn HB2, the Texas law that Wendy Davis filibustered 3 years ago. The court recognized that this law was a sham and was not really meant to protect women’s health, but instead imposed an undue burden on a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion. What a victory for the women of Texas! Let us continue to stand up for women’s rights just as Wendy Davis did, by helping elect progressive Democratic women and men who will fight for our rights (and choose brilliant Supreme Court Justices who will do the same.)

Congratulations to our WOW Dems members who won election and are going to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July! Rebecca Arredondo, Lynn Wolfe, and James White are Hillary National Delegates. Kristi Lara and Samantha Morrow are Bernie National Delegates.

State Convention Photo

 

We had a great time at the state convention in San Antonio, with many WOW Dems attending as delegates for the first time, some running for positions on committees at the convention. Celeste Kennedy, Nancy Bryant, Lynn Wolfe, Sharon Hirsch and I were just a few who won committee positions. Congratulations to Sharon Hirsch, past president of WOW Dems who will be the new State Democratic Executive Committeewoman from SD8!

 

We are proud to be Women Organizing Women Democrats. We organized, supported each other and won just about every position in which we were running! With this strategy, and with your help and commitment, we can win state and local elections as well! Stay tuned to hear from our Hillary National Delegates as they gear up with opportunities for us to get out the vote for Hillary! Please get involved by going to candidate websites, our website calendar and events below!

Lori Kleinfield
President, Women Organizing Women Democrats

 Posted by at 12:39 pm
Jun 102016
 

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!).

 Posted by at 11:03 pm
Jun 102016
 

It is crucial that we win local elections so we can turn Texas blue, and assure women’s rights, funding for public education, healthcare, clean air and water, and other issues. Please take a look at our calendar and sign up for events with the candidates.

Please also go to the candidate websites for more information and to find out how you can help!candidates%20&%20check%20001

Adam Bell
Ramona Brumfield
John Bryant
Scott Coleman
Dennise Garcia
Denise Hamilton
Laura Irvin
Karen Jacobs
Jan McDowell
Victoria Neave
Gnanse Nelson
Dorotha Ocker
Hillary Clinton

 

 Posted by at 10:55 pm
Jun 102016
 

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.

 

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