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One of NTAG’s most active and devoted Elections Action Group members, Richard Jernigan, who deserves credit for leading on creating both the primary and mid-term voting guides, has submitted the following regarding our coming Jan. 20th meeting: The 2018 mid-term elections yielded multiple positives for moderate-to-progressive politics. The Democrats achieved a majority in the House, including the largest number of women and minority representatives ever elected in US history. In Texas we saw 13 Democrats go to state and national office—2 [...]
Here is a link to the UPDATED list provided by our Elections NTAG to take to the polls: 2018 Primary Texas Candidates List Remember: Early voting for the 2018 primaries is happening NOW and Election day is March 6! Mail-in ballots have already been sent out. Based on our best observations, input from other NTAG members, and The Dallas Morning News endorsements, the NTAG Election Committee has made recommendations in both Democratic and Republican races in which there are two or more party candidates. NTAG seeks candidates [...]
Dear NTAG members, Early voting for the 2018 primaries begins TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 20, and Election day is March 6! Mail-in ballots have already been sent out. It’s time to get involved! Below is a link to a complete list of all candidates running in the March 2018 Democratic and Republican primaries in Collin County. Based on our best observations, input from other NTAG members, and The Dallas Morning News endorsements, the NTAG Election Committee has made recommendations in both Democratic and Republican races in which [...]
Please come to the quarterly meeting—we will be discussing actions we can take as Collin County citizens now to prepare for the November 2018 elections. We will also share details from the Environmental NTAG’s meeting with George Fuller, McKinney Mayor. Follow us on Facebook: North Texas Action Group Collin County. Finally invite your friends and neighbors!
Recently, several of our progressive friends braved the Conservative Bubble to attend an appearance headlined by Senator Ted Cruz. TV, radio and print news were also in attendance. Held at the Sheraton McKinney, the event was kept small and tickets were only available online for a very short time. Most of the room (estimated to be about 200 chairs with maybe one quarter of them empty) seemed to be supportive of the senator. Lots of event staff members sprinkled [...]
If you’d like to meet Ted Cruz and let him know your opinions as a proud Texas citizen, here’s your chance: Ted Cruz Town Hall in McKinney, TX July 5 Sheraton McKinney 1900 Gateway Blvd, McKinney, Texas 75070, 6:00-7:00pm. Event details can be found here.
The recent local elections demonstrated that there is hope for moderate candidates in Collin County, and this NYT article mentions more hope ahead in November 2018! Check out the mention of “Dallas suburbs” below: The 15 Best-Educated Districts in the U.S., and Why It Matters in the Georgia Race “But even if he loses, Mr. Ossoff’s strong performance has already demonstrated that Republicans in well-educated but traditionally conservative areas now shoulder the burden of Mr. Trump’s weak performance. It suggests that [...]
As many of you know, early voting for the McKinney City Council runoff election is May 30 thru June 6 and Election Day is June 10. Charlie Philips, running for the City Council At-Large position, is in a runoff against Derek Baker. Baker has worked for Mike Pence and supports an extremely conservative agenda. Statistics show that only 25% of “regular” voters will bother to vote in the runoff while 80% of “extremely conservative” voters will vote. If you are willing [...]