Sep 092016
 

Join fellow Democrats for the first Presidential Debate on Monday, September 26th, 2016 at Angela’s at the Crosswalk in historic downtown Plano. The venue will be available to us starting at 7:00 p.m. until the conclusion of the debate. The debate is scheduled from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Angela’s serves a full menu of comfort food and great spirits. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP here to reserve a seat.

Sharon Hirsch and Zachary Bullard, SDEC representatives for Senate District 8, are hosting this event.

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Sep 092016
 

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Attendees at the September WOW Dems meeting had our eyes opened to the issue of water in North Texas. Rita Beving gave an interesting and informative presentation on the topic. She highlighted the costs and challenges of using reservoirs and gave the group information on engaging with our local governments to be better stewards of this most precious resource. The group learned a great deal about conservation at hour homes – both indoors and outdoors.  This is such an important topic in everyone’s life and bears some thoughtful consideration.

 

 

Rita Beving invites everyone to two upcoming seminars. For more information and registration:

“DFW: Thirsting For Our Water Future” – www.dfwwaterconference.org

“Earth, Wind, & Fire Energy Summit II” – www.earthwindfiresummit.org

 

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Aug 302016
 

 

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WOW Dems was well-represented at the 2016 Ann Richards dinner. As can be seen from the smiles in the photos below, a good time was had by all in the lovely new venue. Gilberto Hinojosa, Mary Beth Rogers and Jim Hightower energized, enlightened and entertained the large crowd. What a great way to spend the evening and a great success for the Collin County Democratic Party!!!

Thanks to Tom Pond and Sharon Hirsch for sharing their photos of the evening’s festivities for WOW Dems.

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 Posted by at 8:21 pm
Aug 172016
 

Our next General Meeting will be held on Thursday September 8, 2016 at the Collin Higher Education Center. Our speaker will be Rita Beving, who is the North Texas Outreach Coordinator for Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action. She works within the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and surrounding communities on water conservation and water quality issues. Rita has more than twenty years’ experience working both as a volunteer and consultant for various environmental organizations, including Public Citizen and the Sierra Club’s Lone Star chapter.

Rita has worked on a variety of environmental issues, building coalitions to fight permits for cement kilns which burn hazardous waste, coal-fired power plants, bad landfill projects, and other polluting projects. Before coming to Clean Water Fund in 2014, she worked full-time organizing landowners and citizens against the Keystone XL and Seaway pipelines in East Texas.

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Thirsting for Our Water Future

As DFW’s population is expected to double by 2060, how will our region meet its growing need for water? Currently, our local Region C water planning group has proposed more than $21 billion (more than 40%) out of the total $53 billion of proposed reservoirs and water projects to the Texas Water Development Board.

Are there more economical alternatives than reservoirs?  What are the impacts on Texans when we build these projects? Water will be one of the most controversial topics of this century – and probably one of the most fought over. See what’s happening with water in our region – and while we’re at it, we’ll explore what practical measures you can take yourself to conserve this precious resource.

 

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

Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Texas 399 Spur, McKinney TX 75069

 

 

 Posted by at 3:15 pm
Aug 132016
 

Texas Blue Hillary

Time to call for ALL!

WOW Dems will be calling on Wednesday, in fact – EVERY WEDNESDAY from now until Election Day.

Starting Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Collin County Democratic Party office from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. we will begin by calling orphan precincts in Collin County.

At some point in the upcoming weeks, we will also begin calling for Hillary in Collin County.

Grab your iced tea and granola bars and lets WOW THEM on WEDNESDAYS!!!

 Posted by at 12:29 pm
Aug 132016
 

Two recent WOW Dems events show that not only do we give back to our community, but we also know how to have a good time while raising funds to support our mission!!

On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, WOW Dems held a fundraiser at Painting with a Twist in Plano. The sold out event involved wine and paint and fun and let us all show our creative sides!!!!

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On Thursday, August 11, 2016, WOW Dems held a Day of Service with a Blood Drive for Carter BloodCare.  Twelve donors participated with a total of 7 whole blood units and 1 double red unit. These donations can save the lives of 27 patients! The event also had a pizza and social time for the participants.

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 Posted by at 12:21 pm
Jul 302016
 

Annies List ImageAnnie’s List invites everyone to join them and their guest speakers Victoria Neave and Monica Lira Bravo on August 30. The Preparing to Run program helps women at all stages of leadership to begin answering questions they have about running for office and take steps toward becoming a strong candidate. Choosing to run for public office is a big decision that raises lots of questions about when to act and how to get started. If you are considering how and when to run for office, start now with Annie’s List. Don’t see yourself on a ballot? Share with a friend who you know will do amazing things for her community.

 

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For more information about programs or to inquire about Grace Ann Garcia Scholarships reach out to Training Director Kimberly Caldwell.

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Jul 302016
 

Get Involved

 

If you have interest in serving, there are a number of ways that you can help, right in your own community. Attached below is a list of Boards and Commissions in Collin County and in many towns and cities in the County. This is a great idea since you can find something that fits your interests, you are serving the community you live in, you have a good change of getting in and this sort of public service is extremely helpful if you ever choose to run for any office later. Several WOW Dems members already serve on boards and commissions, so you’re also in good company!!! So, Why Don’t You Apply?

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 Posted by at 3:55 pm
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)

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