July 9, 2020
Your Weekly News from the Collin County Democratic Party
Democratic Primary Runoff Voting is Now
Early Voting
Thursday and Friday, July 9 and July 10, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Election Day Voting
Tuesday, July 14, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Curbside voting is available at all polling locations.

Collin County Democrats
Voter Hotline and Email
Election Day Judges Needed
The Party is still in need of a few Democratic Judges and Alternate Judges to serve on Election Day July 14.

If you are interested, please contact Primary Administration at elections@collindemocrats.org or 469-609-0539.

For general election information, please visit the Collin County Elections website.

One concern voiced by many voters and workers pertains to what safety precautions are being implemented in the polling locations. The Secretary of State has authorized funding to ensure the safety of all workers and voters in the polling place.

Here are the Polling Place Guidelines.
Collin All Democrats 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 every Saturday afternoon at 2 pm through November!

Each hour you spend at Collin All Dems 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.

Never phone banked before? No problem – training is available at each event. Hope to see you soon!
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. Its 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 .
Ann Richards Virtual Dinner
The Collin County Democratic Party is excited to announce that we have rescheduled the Ann Richards Dinner. This year our event will be held virtually on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 . From the comfort of your home you will hear from inspiring speakers, bid on the silent auction, and even have the opportunity to join in special receptions as a sponsor.

You will hear directly from many of our amazing 2020 Democratic candidates. We look forward to announcing our extraordinary line-up of speakers and entertainers from across our region, state, and nation, and we will share more details soon.

Every dollar we raise from Democrats like you at our Ann Richards Dinner goes directly to electing our Democrats, flipping Collin County, and defeating Donald Trump! Few years in our lifetime have seen more at stake – and we cannot win this election and save our country without your help.

When we change Collin County, we will change Texas. When we change Texas, we will change the country!

Your ticket is waiting for you here:  txdp.cc/ardtickets

Carrie Petersen
Ann Richards Dinner Chair
Volunteers Needed for Events Committee
The Events committee is looking to add two additional voting members on our committee. You should be able to attend regular standing meetings held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., be creative, interested in planning events, supporting events, and responsible for attending events.

We currently have four voting members and one ex-officio member. We look forward to growing our team and enhancing the overall experience of events, as well as those we are trying to reach in the Collin County community. Some of the types of events we work on are Democratic booths at local festivals such as the North Texas Pride Festival, Plano Balloon Festival, and McKinney Oktoberfest. Please contact the Events Co-Chairs by email at  events@collindemocrats.org  so we can explore your interests.
CCDWD Hosts Harriet Wasserstrum
Chair of Ranked Choice Voting for Texas
Please join us in a Zoom meeting with keynote speaker Harriet Wasserstrum who will present the benefits of Ranked Choice Voting, how it works, and how you can help get it adopted in Texas.

When: Monday July 20 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom Meeting (RSVP for link)
Contact:  collindemswithdisabilities.org or 307-314-ABLE (2253)