August 4, 2020
Your Weekly News from the Collin County Democratic Party
Ann Richards Dinner 2020
This year the Collin County Democratic Party will hold its annual Ann Richards Dinner virtually on Saturday, August 29. From the comfort of your home, you will hear from inspiring speakers. You will also have the chance to bid on fantastic trips and themed baskets during our silent auction, which will be held about a week before the event. When you become a sponsor, in addition to getting recognition through emails, social media, and at the Program, you may even join our sponsor receptions.

Giving awards to our deserving winners is one the best parts of the Ann Richards Dinner. Last week we told you about Chuck Steelman, our 2020 Humanitarian of the Year.

This week we are so proud to announce that the winner of our 2020 Ann Richards Community Partner of the Year is Minnie's Food Pantry in Plano, Texas. Each year, Minnie's provides food assistance to over 5,000 individuals per month. Founded 12 years ago, Minnie's Food Pantry has since provided over 11 Million meals to low income, food-insecure households, with over 1.4 million meals distributed in 2019 alone.

It's easy to be overwhelmed by everything going on right now. We don’t have the answers we need about the pandemic. We alone cannot fund our schools adequately or protect our environment or ban Trump from Twitter. We need places like Minnie's right now because Trump and people like him are running our country, our state, and our county.

But, with your help, we can change that. We can have a county, a state, and a country to be proud of once again. That starts right here, right now, with you. When you support the Ann Richards Dinner, you are supporting Democratic candidates who will kick Trump and his allies out of office. If you haven’t already, get your ticket here txdp.cc/ardticket and see Minnie’s accept their award.
Collin All Democrats Phone Bank
This Saturday, August 8, the CCDP Coordinated Campaign is proud to be joined by Sharon Hirsch, Democratic Nominee for Texas House District 66, to the Collin All Democrats virtual phone bank!

The CCDP Coordinated Campaign hosts the Collin All Democrats virtual phone bank every weekend. Volunteers socialize, play games, win prizes, and make calls to get out the Democratic vote and turn our County Blue. Join the fun online @ 2 p.m. every Saturday through November!

Each hour you spend at Collin All Dems through August 8 earns you a chance to win two tickets to the Ann Richards Dinner, courtesy of the McKinney Area Democratic Club.

Sign up here to receive the Zoom link: https://www.mobilize.us/collindemocrats/event/284250/

Phone banking is easy and fun! We give you a script so that all you have to do is fill in the blanks as you talk to voters. And training is available at each event. See you soon!

Special thanks to Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa for energizing volunteers last week.
Collin / Denton Counties Club Challenge
Virtual Phone Bank Training Session
We are reaching out to the "Likely Dems - need to ID" in the voter database. The voters in this category need to be confirmed as Dem / Rep / Ind / etc. It's a short, easy conversation. We've divided Collin and Denton Counties up into teams based on Texas House Districts and will be competing head to head for the number of calls made.

Virtual Phone Bank Training,
Monday & Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Smiling & Dialing Sessions
Monday & Wednesday from 6 - 8 p.m.

You don't have to attend "Smiling & Dialing" to help out - calls can be made any time from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

For more information, visit our Facebook Group.
Team Colin Virtual Phone Bank: Collin County
Join Team Colin for a virtual phone bank! With your help, we will win the fight to keep Collin County and the rest of TX-32 blue!

We will start our Zoom meeting by going over phone banking best practices and then phone banking together (virtually of course!)

When: Saturday, August 8,1 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Text Bank for Team Colin: Richardson, Garland, Collin County!
With less than 100 days until the general election, join Team Colin as we text supporters across North Texas!

When: Saturday, August 8, 3 p.m.
Where: Virtual
Team Colin's Virtual Organizing Meeting for Richardson, Garland, & Collin County: Campaign Update!
Join Team Colin's Maria Cornell for a Virtual Organizing Meeting! This meeting will be focused on organizing efforts in Richardson, Garland, and Collin County.

When: Wednesday, August 12, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual
CCDWD Monthly (Zoom) Meeting 8/17 5:30 pm
You don't have to live in Collin County or have a disability to participate. Allies and advocates are welcome and much appreciated!

When: Monday, Aug 17, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Contact: disabilitydemocrats@gmail.com or 307-314-ABLE (2253)