April 8, 2021
IT'S ON!
MIKE COLLIER TO CHALLENGE AGAIN FOR LT. GOV!
Democrat Mike Collier is set to challenge Lt. Gov. Dan...

Mike Collier, the 2018 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor who lost to Dan Patrick by 5 percentage points, is gearing up for another run. Collier is launching an exploratory committee to challenge Patrick again next year, though he said it ...

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Early Voting April 19-24, 26 & 27
Election Day Saturday, May 1st
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Collin County Municipal Election Dates April 19 First Day of Early Voting, April 20, Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail, April 27, Last Day of Early Voting, May 1, Election Day
People like you are helping to elect Democrats in Collin County. 
We appreciate everyone working together to build a Democratic future for Collin County.
SPRING INTO ACTION
A 2021 Pre-Election Celebration to Support Our GOTV Efforts
On Saturday, April 17, at 7 p.m. join the Collin County Democratic Party and a line-up of special guests including Beto O'Rourke, Mike Collier, and more as we work to get out the vote for the May 1 Municipal Election.

Your $25 ticket buys 1,000 poll greeting fliers, 500 GOTV phone calls, and 350 GOTV texts.
We have a great line-up of candidates on the ballot around the county, let's get them elected.

Your $25 supports the Collin County Democratic Party as we work to elect Democrats locally, flip Collin County, and change Texas for the better. From the comfort of your home, you can hear from inspiring speakers, bid in the silent auction, or even join our sponsor receptions. (Sponsorships include extra tickets, access to the sponsor reception, and other premiums.)

If you have an item or service that you can offer in the Silent Auction please email a description of your offering to 2021springfundraiserchair@collindemocrats.org.

When: Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m.
Where: Wherever you are, via Zoom
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

Just some of the items that will be part of the Silent Auction!
$100 gift certificate for Sweet Tooth Custom Cakes
$100 Gift Certificate from Sweet Tooth Custom Cakes!
Six custom made musical mallets placed on a xylophone
Beautiful Handmade Custom Instrument Mallets
turquoise bracelet
Handcrafted “Flat Spiral” Bracelet Donated by a Local Artisan Jewler
23 CANDIDATES ENDORSED OR RECOMMENDED FOR MAY 2021
The Executive Committee of the Collin County Democratic Party has endorsed and recommended candidates for the 2021 Collin County Municipal Elections.

Coming Soon! Collin County Elections Issue April 13
Learn about the best candidates running in municipal elections. Photos. Platforms. Links. Be prepared for Mail-in, Early and Election Day voting!

If you are on the distribution list for The Rally, you’ll receive Running Blue on April 13. Get a taste of Running Blue. Check out the  archives from last year!

If you are a candidate or campaign staffer and want to run a story about your campaign or candidate, please use the CCDP Publicity Request form to submit notices and articles. The deadline for the Running Blue Special Election Issue is Saturday, April 10 at 5 p.m.
SUPPORT OUR ENDORSED MUNICIPAL CANDIDATES!
Mary Harris for Wylie City Council Block Walking
Phone Bank or Block Walk with Mary Harris!
Come out to support Mary Harris, candidate for Wylie City Council! She has two ways you can help out: Phone Banking and Block Walking! She has multiple dates available for both so pick a date that works and come out to help elect Mary to Wylie City Council!
Block Walk with Elisa Klein and Steve Lavine!
We're excited about our momentum and ready to get to work! Join Elisa and Steve as we go knock on doors (safely) and talk with our neighbors about the campaign. Multiple dates are available, but the next opportunity is this weekend, Sunday April 11, at 1:30 p.m. Sign up below for details.
Elisa Klein for Plano City Council Place 8, Putting People First
Steve Lavine for Plano City Council Place 2
PLANO AREA DEMOCRATS ENDORSED CANDIDATES

Plano Area Democrats Club endorsed a slate of candidates for the May 1 Municipal Election. This was the first time the club has endorsed candidates. The Club Board of Directors appointed a Candidate Endorsement Committee, which sent a questionnaire to candidates and then interviewed respondents. The Committee then recommended a slate for Endorsement, which was voted on by Club members. Endorsed candidates are listed here; we urge Plano and Plano ISD Democrats to vote for these candidates.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this process! We have some AMAZING candidates. Go give them money and help them get out the vote!

City Council:
Place 2: Steve Lavine 
Place 4: Kayci Prince*
Place 6 (Mayor): John Muns 
Place 7: Julie Holmer
Place 8: Elisa Klein 

Plano ISD Board of Trustees: 
Place 1: Dr. Lauren Tyra 
Place 2: Dayna Oscherwitz 
Place 3: Nancy Humphrey*
Place 6: Jeri Chambers*

Collin College Board of Trustees
Place 7 Helen Chang
Place 8 Misty Irby

*Incumbent
Best candidates ever meet and greet, April 8, 5:30 to 7:30, meet and mingle with candidates for Plano City Council. Photos include Prince, Muns, Holmer, Lavine, Klein.
Here's your opportunity to hear from, meet, and mingle with CCDP-endorsed and recommended candidates for Plano City Council. This will be an outdoor event at the ArtCentre of Plano - masks are required and social distancing enforced.

When: April 8, 2021, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: ArtCentre of Plano, 902 E 16th St, Plano (NW corner of Haggard Park near Downtown Plano)
In-Person Social!
Living Liberally/McKinney Area Democratic Club
Ready to socialize and talk politics? For those who feel comfortable, Living Liberally and MADC are meeting OUTSIDE at WingBucket for a social get-together. Everyone should wear masks (when not eating/drinking) and social distance.

Complimentary appetizers will be served, and a cash bar is available. Sign up here so event hosts will know how much food to order
The CCDP physical office is closed until further notice for safety. Our office staff are, however, working for you from home and available by telephone at 972-578-1483 or contact us on the web at collindemocrats.org.
Check our Online Events!