WOW Dems Vote Together Moment!
Last Saturday, we all voted! Here’s a picture of our “Vote Together Moment”. Note: those WOW Dems not shown here are working at the polls! All of us are working hard to do what we can to get out the vote for Hillary and all our great Democratic candidates! After our “Vote Together Moment”, WOW Dems went to phone bank to get out the rest of the vote!
In these last few days before this historic election, there is still so much that we as WOW Dems can do:
Come Phone Bank anytime! It’s cool inside! You can call in the office on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We will set you up to use a Virtual Phone Bank with a prepared script. Our goal is to call Democrats to make sure they are voting for Hillary, voting a straight ticket, know Early Voting dates and plan to vote early. RSVP to 972-578-1483, or just come on by.
Place Clinton – Kaine Signs at all Polling Locations. On Election Day there will be 40 additional polling locations. Clinton-Kaine signs need to be placed at all of locations November 7th and then picked up by November 9th. IMPORTANT: These are yard signs, not the large road signs, so you don’t need a pickup truck or van. If you are able to help put out signs at one or more locations in the County, please call the office at 972-578-1483 to sign up. You can come by anytime to get the signs and then arrange to put out on Monday
Poll Greeters – Let’s show everyone that WOW Dems, Hillary supporters, and Democrats in North Texas are here to stay! Let’s show up at every voting place and wave Democratic candidate signs! Even if you only have a couple of hours, you can do this! Just bring a chair, a friendly attitude, and the Collin County Democratic Party will provide signs and literature you can share with voters! RSVP here with your name, phone number, preferred polling locations, days and times. You can pick up signs and literature at the CCDP HQ -1915 N Central Expressway #150 Plano 75075. You’ll also get tips on how to be an effective poll greeter! (If you want to poll greet outside of Collin County, click here and we will get you what you need.)
The CCDP needs as many Poll Greeters and Poll Watchers as possible. Call or come by the Party Office to get materials, instruction, and location. Email them or call the office at 972-578-1483, or just walk in the door at 1915 N. Central Expressway, Suite 150 Plano, TX 75075
Tuesday, November 8 – Collin County Democratic Party Announces Post-Election Returns Watch Parties at 2 Locations:
MCKINNEY – 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Sheraton McKinney Hotel, 1900 Gateway Blvd, McKinney, Texas. Sponsored by CCDP, Living Liberally McKinney and Drinking Liberally Allen.
PLANO: – 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at The Rugby House Pub- 8604 Preston Road #100, Plano, Texas. Sponsored by Living Liberally Plano, CCDP and WOW Dems.
Come join with these sponsors to celebrate our success in fielding an awesome slate of candidates and everyone who worked to make this an historic election!
JOHN BRYANT HD70 – From the flooding in Louisiana to the fires in California people are becoming new victims of Climate Change. It is frequently those with the least to lose who are most affected. You can help by getting people to elect candidates who are protectors of the environment. You can do this by calling and texting people to get them to vote. While we all have the best of intentions, we’re more likely to spend the time sending texts if we get together to do it with friends. So bring your laptops and cellphones to our house and we’ll provide potential voters to be contacted. We’ll also have food and drinks. We’ll be at John’s home. in McKinney on Thursday between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and then again on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you can come either time you need to let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
LAURA IRVIN HD 102– People are Voting in Historic Numbers in Dallas! Can You Help at the Polls? Wow, it was just crazy our there yesterday! In Dallas County 58,000 people voted on the first day of early voting compared with 34,000 in 2008 and 32,000 in 2012. Linda Koop is at Fretz Park with up to 5 supporters (many appear to be paid). There were also 2-3 Koop poll greeters at Richardson Civic Center. Laura could really use your help poll greeting. We need to have a presence at these polling places. Can you help? Poll Greeting – November 2 to November 4, 2016 and Election Day, November 8, 2016. We have opportunities to poll greet at Fretz Park and Richardson Civic Center. You can do this any time that the polls are open which is 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Some voters come to the polls knowing little about the candidates. Providing information on Laura could help turn votes. If you are interested, contact me. Thank you all for your support of the Laura Irvin Campaign for HD 102! Please RSVP by email, phone or text if you can participate so we can have enough sheets for everyone. Carol Jablonski, Volunteer Coordinator, (214) 907-1789 (text or telephone) or email@example.com.
Karen Jacobs HD33 – We attended both the LULAC awards dinner and the Chinese-American candidate forum this past week. We are #StrongerTogether. The Jacobs Campaign is releasing GetOutTheVote text messages today to help get folks to the polls. There are three phone banks this final weekend to chase all of the likely Democrats to the polls. Multiple locations, multiple times – please take the time to help GetOutTheVote!
Karen Jacobs Volunteer Events:
Collin County Phone Bank – Sunday 11/06: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Monday 11/07: 5:00 p.m. to -8:00 p.m. at CCDP Headquarters
Rockwall County Phone Bank – Sunday 11/06: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Jacobs Residence Heath 75032. Email Karen for details
Scott Coleman HD67 – We’re ramping up for every vote this week!! We’re walking Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join Scott and turn HD67 blue!! Message Scott to help!
Denise Hamilton – HD89 – If you live in Plano, Murphy, Parker, Wylie, Allen, Lucas, and a small part of McKinney, make sure you look for Denise Hamilton HD89 Commercials. The commercials are airing on CNN, MSNBC, BET, VHI, TLC, E! Entertainment, and Lifetime.
And finally, do not forget that the WOW Dems November General Meeting is on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plano Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX. Our featured speaker is Dimple Patel of the Texas Association for Protection of Children. Ms. Patel will be speaking about the foster care system and Child Protective Services and ways to improve outcomes for these children! Come at 6:30 p.m. for the Meet and Greet with the program to begin at 6:45. Enjoy a post-election evening with fellow WOW Dems and learn about a most important topic.
Dimple has 9 years of experience navigating the Child Protective Services system in Texas and most recently was an investigative supervisor in Dallas County. Dimple also spent 3 years as an investigator housed at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, where she investigated some of the most severe cases of abuse and neglect including child fatalities. Dimple received her B.A. in Political Science from The University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Presentation description: A Federal Court found that Texas’ long term foster care system has subjected Texas children to years of abuse and neglect. High staff turnover has resulted in vulnerable children going unseen by caseworkers. Texas ranks near the bottom in child abuse prevention spending. Come hear the facts about child abuse in Texas and what can be done about it.