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The Blue Report: Week of April 10, 2017

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The Blue Report: Week of April 10, 2017

OUR PARTY

NOTE: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Muriel Stubbs last Sunday. Muriel was a dedicated volunteer here at the HCDP HQ for years. She was also a former English teacher and was the op-ed writer of ROADWomen's monthly newsletter, The Register. There will be private services for Muriel in her hometown of Port Arthur, but her brothers have promised that her Houston friends will get to honor her at a celebration of her life in the coming weeks. Details will be announced later.

HCDP Events

  1. April 12, 2017: BROWN BAG-MINI CAMPAIGN SCHOOL: PHONE BANK 101, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, HCDP HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008
  2. April 20, 2017LET'S BUILD A STRONG PARTY FUNDRAISER, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, Chapman & Kirby, 2118 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77003 
    • The road to 2018 has begun, and the Harris County Democratic Party wants you to be a part of the journey. Please join Chair Lillie Schechter and The Harris County Democratic Party at the Grand Opening of Chapman & Kirby on Thursday, April 20, 2017. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow Democrats and discuss the future of our Party. Individual tickets are $20. Sponsorship levels available: $250, $500, and $1,000. We are currently looking for sponsorships. Contact us today!
  3. April 22, 2017: JESSIE CAMPBELL PHONE BANK (CITY OF KATY, CITY COUNCIL)1:00 PM-4:00 PM, HCDP HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008
  4. April 22, 2017: FUNDING THE FUTURE: HISD RECAPTURE COMMUNITY FORUM, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX 77004
  5. April 26, 2017: TOWN TALK: PASADENA, HUMBLE ISD, AND CITY OF KATY ELECTIONS, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, Area 5 Democrats HQ, 3800 Spencer, Suite L, Pasadena, TX 77504
  6. April 29, 2017: HCDP OPEN HOUSE1:00 PM-4:00 PM, 1445 North Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008
  7. May 21, 2017: AAPI HERITAGE MONTH ROUNDTABLE--SAVE THE DATE, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM, India House, 8888 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston, TX 77031
  8. June 21, 2017: VOLUNTEER DEPUTY VOTER REGISTRAR TRAINING6:00 PM-7:30 PM, HCDP HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008

 

NEWS

  • On Saturday, April 8th, a phone bank for the upcoming Humble ISD Election took place. About 500 calls were made and Trustee, Position 3 candidate Chris Herron stopped by to greet volunteers and make phone calls. 

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Keep up with the Party's news and events in this section of the newsletter. For questions, please contact Dominique Davis, dominique@harrisdemocrats.com.
  

OUR MOVEMENT

This segment of The Blue Report is generously compiled by our rockstar volunteer, Erik Manning.  Please send any corrections, updates, or notifications of any upcoming events to erikmanning78@gmail.com

RALLIES AND PROTEST

  1. Every Tuesday: RESIST TRUMP TUESDAYS, 12:00 PM, Houston Office of Senator Ted Cruz, 808 Travis Street, Suite 1420, Houston, TX 77002
  2. Every Tuesday#RESISTTRUMPTUESDAY @ CORNYN'S, 11:30 AM, Houston Office of Senator John Cornyn, 5300 Memorial Drive Suite 980, Houston, TX 77007
  3. April 11, 2017PROTEST TEXAS A&M’S MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY DOG LAB, 11:45 AM, Texas A&M University, University Dr & College Main, College Station, TX 77840
    • Please join PETA as we return to College Station to protest cruelty to dogs at Texas A&M University. TAMU experimenters led by Joe Kornegay breed golden retrievers to develop different types of muscular dystrophy (MD), including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which is particularly severe. These diseases ravage their bodies, causing progressive muscle wasting and weakness. Studies with these dogs haven’t led to a cure or even a treatment to reverse disease symptoms. Please join us in protesting this cruelty and urge Texas A&M University to close these labs. Learn more about this issue here: http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/texas-university-dog-laboratories/ Transportation will be available from Austin and Houston (please RSVP as soon as possible to ashleyb@peta.org if you need a ride from either of these cities). Posters and leaflets will be provided.
  4. April 15, 2017TAX DAY MARCH, 10:30 AM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
    • During his campaign, Trump repeatedly promised to release his tax returns, but he has shown no sign that he actually plans to do so. Let us protest on Saturday, April 15th to show him that we still want to see those tax returns!
  5. April 17, 2017IDES V2: THE TAXING OF RYAN Postcard Party. 5:30 PM, Spaghetti Western2, 1951 W TC Jester, Houston, TX 77008
  6. April 18, 2017GREG ABBOTT PROTEST, THE PEOPLE'S STATE OF THE STATE, 11:00 AM, Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St, Houston, Texas 77010
  7. April 22, 2017MARCH FOR SCIENCE, 11:00 AM, Sam Houston Park, 47C, 1000 Babgy, Houston, Texas 77002
    • The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
    • ON APRIL 22, 2017, WE WALK OUT OF THE LAB AND INTO THE STREETS.
  8. April 29, 2017PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH, 10:00 AM, Hartman Park, 9311 E Avenue P, Houston, TX 77012
    • Hosted by the Sierra Club: "The Saturday march will take place one day before Trump’s 100th day in office, giving the event special importance, organizers said. ' On April 29th, it’s going to be much clearer to Donald Trump that he won’t drag America or the world backwards on climate without the fight of his life,' Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said in a release. 'Our planet is in crisis, and voices from around the nation must and will be heard.' The last People’s Climate March, in September 2014, had a turnout of more than 400,000 people in New York City, and was hailed as the largest climate march in history. That march preceded the United Nations climate summit, held just days later at the U.N. headquarters in New York."
  9. May 1, 2017MAYO 1 DIA SIN INMIGRANTES/ MAY 1ST DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS, 11:00 AM, Guadalupe Plaza, 2311 Runnels St, Houston, Texas 77003
  10. May 1, 2017MAY DAY MARCH AND RALLY, 5:00 PM, Sesquicentennial Park, 400 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas 77002
    • Rights are not given. They are won. Donald Trump is using the full force of his authority to attack us. Muslims. Immigrants. Refugees. Working families. Unions. Women. Black lives. The LBGTQIA community. Anyone who dares to speak truth to power. March with us on May 1 from Sesquicentennial Park to Houston City Hall to show the Trumps of the world what real power looks like. Wear red!
  11. May 6, 2017GLOBAL MARIJUANA MARCH-HOUSTON, 4:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002

TOWN HALLS AND COMMUNITY FORUMS

  1. April 11, 2017, HCC IMMIGRATION TOWNHALL MEETING, 6:00 PM, HCC Central Campus, San Jacinto Auditorium, 1300 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004
  2. April 12, 2017: CITY OF GALVESTON PUBLIC MEETING: PROPOSED CHANGES AFFECTING ISLAND TRANSIT, 4:00 PM, Council Chambers, 823 Rosenberg, Galveston, TX 77550
  3. April 15, 2017TED CRUZ IS MISSING TOWN HALL, 4:30 PM, Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne St, Houston, Texas 77004
  4. April 17, 2017HISD JOINT COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING RECAPTURE, 6:30 PM, Mark White Elementary School, 2515 Old Farm Road, Houston, TX, 77063
  5. April 18, 2017PUBLIC HEARING: PROTECT KIDS! SAVE THE HARRIS COUNTY DEPT. OF EDUCATION!, 9:00 AM, Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington Blvd, Houston, Texas 77022
  6. April 19, 2017HISD SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMUNITY FORUM, 8:30 AM, East Field Office, 1102 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023
  7. April 20, 2017CITY OF HOUSTON LOWER WESTHEIMER CORRIDOR STUDY PUBLIC MEETING, 6:00 PM, Metropolitan Multi-Services Center, 1475 W Gray Street, Houston, Texas
  8. May 17, 2017HISD SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMUNITY FORUM, 6:00 PM, South Field Office, 4040 W Fuqua St, Houston, TX 77045

If you have information for town halls being held by any elected official, please send them to erikmanning78@gmail.com


INDIVISIBLE AND PANTSUIT REPUBLIC EVENTS

There are many Indivisible, Pantsuit Republic, and affiliated groups around the Houston area. Not every group has a dedicated webpage, Facebook group, or Meetup group.

For the most complete list of local Indivisible groups, search by your zip code HERE.
For a list of the local Pantsuit Republic groups, visit THIS PAGE.

  1. April 11, 2017: INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE, 1:00 PM, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, Texas 77494
  2. April 19, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC - HOUSTON CHAPTER Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, contact kbhagen@gmail.com for details on location
  3. April 19, 2017EMERSON UU JUSTICE ADVOCATES - INDIVISIBLE ACTION TEAM, 7:00 PM, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, Westwood Hall, 1900 Bering Dr., Houston, TX 77057
  4. April 22, 2017: INDIVISIBLE TX-22 Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Fort Bend Library University Branch Meeting Room #1, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479
  5. April 23, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC - WEST HOUSTON/SURROUNDING SUBURBS Monthly Meeting, 10:00 AM, email tamiw888@gmail.com for location information
  6. April 24, 2017INDIVISIBLE SPRING/MONTGOMERY COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, for location details please check the Facebook group or request info HERE.
  7. April 25, 2017: INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE, 1:00 PM, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, Texas 77494
  8. May 7, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC - LEAGUE CITY Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, see event link for location details
  9. May 13, 2017INDIVISIBLE LIBERTY & CHAMBERS COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 5:30 PM, location provided upon RSVP
  10. May 20, 2017INDIVISIBLE CYPRESS Monthly Meeting, 2:00 PM, location TBD

OUR REVOLUTION EVENTS

The Our Revolution groups for the Texas Gulf Coast region are organized by Senate District.  To find your group, check this Facebook post

  1.  None known at this time.  Please email any upcoming events to erikmanning78@gmail.com

LOBBY DAYS

 

  1. April 12, 2017STATE EMPLOYEE LOBBY DAY 2017
  2. April 20: 2017: DEGERRYMANDER TEXAS LOBBY DAY 2017
  3. April 20, 2017: TEXAS INTERFAITH ADVOCACY DAY 2017
  4. April 25, 2017: ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN TEXAS (ACT) LOBBY DAY
  5. April 27, 2017TEXAS HUMANE LOBBY DAY 2017

OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY EVENTS

  1. April 17, 2017: FORT BEND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING, 6:30 PM, Judge Clouser's Courtroom, 303 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX 77489
  2. April 18, 2017: MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING, 7:00 PM, Alan B. Sadler Commissioner's Court Building, 4th Floor, 501 N Thompson St, Conroe, TX 77301
  3. April 20, 2017BRAZORIA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING, 7:00 PM, Courthouse West Annex, 451 N. Velasco, Angleton, TX 77515

HOUSTON AREA DEMOCRATIC PARTIES

 


UPCOMING ELECTIONS

PLEASE NOTE THAT APRIL 6, 2017, IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE MAY 6, 2017 ELECTION!

  1. May 6, 2017: There are multiple elections on this day for most cities, school districts, and college boards.  To see what positions may be up for election in your area, search your address on Ballotpedia

CAMPAIGN EVENTS

  1. April 10, 2017ANGIE HAYES FOR STATE REP 134 CAMPAIGN KICKOFF HAPPY HOUR, 6:00 PM, Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas 77005
  2. April 11, 2017LAMAR CISD SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM, 6:00 PM, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond, TX 77469 
  3. April 11, 2017KATY ISD SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM, 7:00 PM, Katy ISD Education Support Complex, 6301 S Stadium Ln, Katy, TX
  4. April 13, 2017HUDDLE HAPPY HOUR WITH TWO CANDIDATES FOR STATE REP 133, 5:33 PM, contact Mary Morrison (marymorr@wt.net) for location details
  5. April 13, 2017PEARLAND CANDIDATE FORUM, 6:00 PM, 3301 Manvel Rd, Pearland, TX 77584-9750
  6. April 13, 2017PASADENA NEIGHBORHOOD MAYORAL FORUM, 6:30 PM, American Legion Post 521, 2221 Preston Ave, Pasadena, Texas 77503
  7. April 14, 2017KATY NEWS CITY OF KATY CANDIDATE FORUM, 7:00 PM, Midway Bar-B-Que, 6025 Hwy Blvd, Katy, TX 77494
  8. April 15, 2017STEVE HALVORSON MEET & GREET FOR PASADENA DISTRICT B, 9:00 AM, Sarita's Mexican Restaurant, 1215 Richey St, Pasadena, Texas 77506
  9. April 15, 2017STEVE HALVORSON FOR PASADENA DISTRICT B DAY OF ACTION - BLOCK WALK IN B, 11:00 AM, Sunset Park Recreation Center, 914 W Hart Ave, Pasadena, Texas 77506
  10. April 15, 2017BATTLEGROUND TEXAS PASADENA BLOCKWALK, 11:00 AM, Area 5 Headquarters, 3800 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77504
  11. April 18, 2017WEST U CITY COUNCIL FORUM, 7:00 PM, location TBD
  12. April 18, 2017CITY OF STAFFORD CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM, 7:00 PM, Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution Ave, Stafford, TX 77477
  13. April 19, 2017:  FORT BEND ISD CANDIDATES FORUM, 5:30 PM, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce 445 Commerce Green Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478
  14. April 19, 2017CITY OF KATY CANDIDATE FORUM, 6:00 PM, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Ste B206, Katy, Texas 77494
  15. April 20, 2017LAMAR CISD SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDIATE FORUM, 6:00 PM, VFW Post 3903, 1903 1st Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471
  16. April 22, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS SPRING CANDIDATE DINNER, 6:00 PM, Kingwood Country Club, The Magnolia Room, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood, Texas 77339
  17. April 23, 2017KARA DEROCHA FOR HISD DISTRICT V TRUSTEE CAMPAIGN KICKOFF: FAMILY STYLE, 4:00 PM, Punk's Simple Southern Food, 5212 Morningside Dr, Houston, Texas 77005
  18. April 27, 2017DIANE TRAUTMAN FOR HARRIS COUNTY CLERK CAMPAIGN KICKOFF, 5:30 PM, Canopy, 3939 Montrose, Houston, TX
  19. May 3, 2017ANGIE HAYES FOR TX STATE REP 134 CAMPAIGN KICKOFF HAPPY HOUR, 6:00 PM, Bosscat Kitchen+Libations HTX, 4310 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77027
  20. May 9, 2017US HOUSE DISTRICT 7 CANDIDATE TOWN HALL, 7:00 PM, Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055

 


 

CLUB AND ORGANIZATION EVENTS

  1. April 10, 2017HUMBLE AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Olive Garden, 9632 FM 1960 Rd W, Humble, TX 77338
  2. April 10, 2017PROGRESSIVE WOMEN VOICES Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, La Madeleine Cafe #1600, 11200 W. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77584
  3. April 10, 2017HOUSTON STONEWALL YOUNG DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  4. April 10, 2017NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Spring Creek BBQ, 2710 Gulf Freeway South League City, TX 77573
  5. April 11, 2017HARRIS COUNTY YOUNG DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  6. April 11, 2017HOUSTON MILLENNIALS General Meeting, 6:00 PM, La Fisheria, 213 Milam St, Houston, Texas 77002
  7. April 11, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  8. April 11, 2017YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, IBEW Local Union 527, Texas City, Texas 77591
  9. April 11, 2017SURJ HTX Work Group Meeting. 6:30 PM, Emerson Unitarian Universalist, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, TX
  10. April 11, 2017BAY AREA DEMOCRATS' RESISTANCE MOVEMENT Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, The Krist Law Firm, P.C., 17100 El Camino Real, Houston, TX
  11. April 12, 2017BAY AREA NEW DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Children's Activity Room, Freeman Branch Library, 16616 Diana Ln., Houston 77062
  12. April 12, 2017DEMOCRACY FOR HOUSTON Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, TX 77008
  13. April 12, 2017WEST U AREA DEMOCRATIC CLUB Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Cafe Express, 3800 Southwest Freeway #124, Houston, TX 77027
  14. April 13, 2017PLUMBERS LOCAL UNION 68 UNION MEETING, 6:00 PM, Plumbers Local Union 68, 502 Link Road, Houston, Texas 77009
  15. April 13, 2017HARRIS COUNTY TEJANO DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, TX 77008
  16. April 13, 2017DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA-HOUSTON Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Harris County AFL-CIO Council, 2506 Sutherland St, Houston, TX 77023
  17. April 13, 2017HOUSTON SIERRA CLUB Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM, St. Stephen's Pecore Hall, 1805 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77098
  18. April 14, 2017HUMANISTS OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, 17503 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77058
  19. April 15, 2017NORTH BRAZORIA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 9:00 AM, Busy Bee Cafe, 4009 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77581
  20. April 15, 2017TEXAS COALITION OF BLACK DEMOCRATS - GALVESTON COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 10:00 AM, Greater Bell Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 5917 Carver Ave, Texas City, Texas 77591
  21. April 15, 2017GREATER HEIGHTS DEMOCRATIC CLUB Monthly Meeting, 10:00 AM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  22. April 15, 2017DIVERSE ALIEF DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting #1, 11:00 AM, Brookstreet Bar-B-Q, 1418 Highway 6, Sugar Land, Texas 77478
  23. April 15, 2017HUMANISTS OF HOUSTON Monthly Meeting, 1:00 PM, Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77074
  24. April 17, 2017MEYERLAND DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Fadi's Meyerland Mediterranean Grill, 4738 Beechnut St, Houston, Texas 77096
  25. April 17, 2017AREA 5 DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Area 5 Democrats Campaign Headquarters, 3800 Spencer Highway Suite L, Pasadena, Texas 77504
  26. April 18, 2017ROADWOMEN Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1805 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77098
  27. April 18, 2017HOUSTON BLACK AMERICAN DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, 5300 Griggs Rd, Houston, Texas 77021
  28. April 18, 2017CYPRESS-TOMBALL DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Rudy's Bar and Grill, 11760 Grant Rd., Cypress, Texas 77429
  29. April 18, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 15 Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  30. April 25, 2017KATY AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, 17754 Katy Fwy, Ste B, Houston, Texas 77094
  31. April 19, 2017MILLENNIALS AFTER DARK, 6:00 PM, Henke & Pillot Houston, 809 Congress St, Houston, Texas 77002
  32. April 19, 2017BAY AREA SIERRA CLUB Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Bay Area Community Center, 5002 East NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX
  33. April 19, 2017HOUSTON AREA PROGRESSIVES Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Midtown Bar and Grill, 415 W Gray St., Houston, TX 77098
  34. April 19, 2017HUMANISTS OF HOUSTON-SUGAR LAND Forum, 7:00 PM, check event link for location
  35. April 20, 2017AMERICANS UNITED FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE-HOUSTON Monthly Meeting, 10:00 AM, The Gerald Womack Bldg, 4412 Almeda, Houston, TX 77004
  36. April 20, 2017NAACP-HOUSTON BRANCH Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, 5300 Griggs, Houston, TX 77021
  37. April 20, 2017EAST HOUSTON DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Fuddruckers.855 Normandy St, Houston, TX 77015
  38. April 20, 2017BAY AREA ASSOCIATION OF DEMOCRATIC (BAAD) WOMEN Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, The Bay Area Community Center, 5002 NASA Road 1, Seabrook, TX
  39. April 22, 2017LULAC DISTRICT VIII CONVENTION, 9:00 AM, HCC Southeast Campus, 6815 Rustic St, Houston, TX 77087
  40. April 22, 2017SOUTH BRAZORIA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 9:30 AM, I.U.O.E. Local #564, 2120 Brazosport Blvd N, Richwood, TX 77531
  41. April 22, 2017SHARPSTOWN DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 10:00 AM, Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77074
  42. April 22, 2017DIVERSE ALIEF DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting #2, 10:30 AM, Alief Community Center, 11903 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072
  43. April 23, 2017FORT BEND FOR ALL Monthly Meeting, 3:00 PM, location TBD
  44. April 24, 2017TEXAS DEMOCRATIC WOMEN-HARRIS COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, HCDP Office, 1445 N Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, TX 77008
  45. April 26, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  46. April 27, 2017SPRING BRANCH DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, TX 77055
  47. April 27, 2017SPRING DEMOCRATIC CLUB Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Alicia's Mexican Grill, 20920 Kuykendahl Rd, Spring, TX
  48. May 1, 2017OAK FOREST AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Nick's Grill, 2416 Mangum Rd, Houston, Texas 77092
  49. May 2, 2017TEXAS COALITION OF BLACK DEMOCRATS - HARRIS COUNTY CHAPTER Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Gideon Lodge #3, 3518 Dowling Houston, Texas 77004
  50. May 3, 2017HOUSTON AREA STONEWALL DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  51. May 3, 2017GALVESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, location TBD
  52. May 8, 2017HUMBLE AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Olive Garden, 9632 FM 1960 Rd W, Humble, TX 77338
  53. May 9, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  54. May 17, 2017HOUSTON AREA PROGRESSIVES Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Midtown Bar and Grill, 415 W Gray St., Houston, TX 77098
  55. May 18, 2017NAACP-HOUSTON BRANCH Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, 5300 Griggs, Houston, TX 77021
  56. May 24, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  57. June 12, 2017HUMBLE AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Olive Garden, 9632 FM 1960 Rd W, Humble, TX 77338
  58. June 13, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  59. June 15, 2017NAACP-HOUSTON BRANCH Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, 5300 Griggs, Houston, TX 77021
  60. July 20, 2017EAST HOUSTON DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Fuddruckers, 855 Normandy St, Houston, Texas 77015
  61. August 8, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  62. September 12, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  63. October 10, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  64. November 14, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339

 


 

COMMUNITY EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS

  1. April 10, 2017TEN BIG IDEAS: REALIZING NSF’S VISION FOR FUTURE RESEARCH AND DISCOVERY, 6:00 PM, Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, 6100 Main St., Houston, Texas 77005
  2. April 10, 2017: RICE UNIVERSITY'S RELIGION & POLITICS DISCUSSION PANEL, 7:00 PM, Rice University, Sewall Hall 301, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005
  3. April 11, 2017FULL | DISCLOSURE PRESENTS: "WHAT THE HEALTH", 6:30 PM, AMC Theatres Studio 30, 2949 Dunvale Rd, Houston, Texas 77063
  4. April 12, 2017INFANTS & TODDLERS IN CHILD WELFARE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, 11:30 AM, Mental Health America, 2211 Norfolk St., Suite 810, Houston, TX 77098
  5. April 12, 2017FROM THE HANDS OF A REFUGEE ART EXHIBIT, 2:00 PM, University of Houston, Rockwell Pavilion, MD Anderson Library, 4333 University Dr, Houston, TX 77204
  6. April 13, 2017LEADERSHIP AND COMPASSION: A DISCUSSION WITH MARGUERITE BARANKITSE, 6:00 PM, Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, 6100 Main St., Houston, Texas 77005
  7. April 14, 2017AFRICA FOR EBOLA ORPHANS HOUSTON FUNDRAISER, 6:00 PM, Crowne Plaza Suites Houston, 9090 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77074
  8. April 15, 2017NAACP LEGAL REDRESS CLINIC, 9:00 AM, NAACP Houston Branch, 2002 Wheeler Ave, Houston, Texas 77004
  9. April 15, 2017FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS: A BENEFIT FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD, 7:00 PM, The Secret Group, 2101 Polk St, Houston, Texas 77003
  10. April 16, 2017BUNNIES ON THE BAYOU 38, 1:00 PM, Fish Plaza at Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
  11. April 18, 2017QUIZZES FOR A CAUSE - PLANNED PARENTHOOD EDITION, 8:00 PM, Little Woodrow’s Rice Village, 5611 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005
  12. April 19, 2017MILLENNIALS AFTER DARK, 6:00 PM, Henke & Pillot Houston, 809 Congress St, Houston, Texas 77002
  13. April 19, 2017CIVIL LIBERTIES: A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION, 6:30 PM, Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, Texas 77004
  14. April 19, 2017QUIZZES FOR A CAUSE - PLANNED PARENTHOOD EDITION, 9:30 PM, Little Woodrow’s in The Heights, 2631 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77009
  15. April 21, 20178TH ANNUAL FORT BEND EMPTY BOWLS, 6:30 PM, Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464 Rd, Richmond, Texas 77407
  16. April 22, 2017KEEP RICHMOND BEAUTIFUL SPRING CLEAN-UP, 9:00 AM, 402 Morton Street, Richmond, TX 77469
  17. April 22, 2017VOLUNTEER FOR REBUILDING HOUSTON, 9:00 AM, location TBD
  18. April 22, 2017BE THE SOLUTION: EMPOWERMENT FILM & SUMMIT, 10:30 AM, TSU-College of Education, 3100 Cleburne St, Houston, Texas 77004
  19. April 22, 2017IMMIGRANTS FOR SALE DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING, 6:30 PM, Emerson Unitarian Universalist, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, TX
  20. April 23, 2017SONJA MILLER SPEAKS ABOUT REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE CONGREGATION INITIATIVE, 10:00 AM, Emerson Unitarian Universalist, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, TX
  21. April 23, 20172017 VICTORY FUND HOUSTON CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH, 11:00 AM, The Corinthian, 202 Fannin St, Houston, Texas 77002
  22. April 24, 2017INSPIRING INTERVIEWS: A ROADWOMEN FUNDRAISER, 6:30 PM, Pelazzio Reception Venue, 12121 Westheimer Rd., Houston, 77077 (purchase tickets HERE)
  23. April 24, 2017THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE ERA OF BETSY DEVOS presented by AMERICANS UNITED FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE-HOUSTON CHAPTER, 6:30 PM, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Event Center, 3303 Main Street, Houston, Texas 
  24. April 27, 2017DINING OUT FOR LIFE, all day, multiple restaurants--see event link for details
  25. April 28, 2017TEXAS GULF COAST AREA LABOR FEDERATION WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY '17, 7:00 PM, 1475 North Loop W, Houston, TX 77008
  26. April 29, 2017KEEP KATY BEAUTIFUL GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN UP, 8:00 AM, First Baptist Church Parking lot, Pin Oak Road, Katy TX 77493
  27. April 29, 2017WE ARE GIRLS HOUSTON CONFERENCE, 9:00 AM, Hogg Middle School, 1100 Merrill St, Houston, TX 77009
  28. April 29, 2017AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE: BEYOND THE FIRST 100 DAYS, 9:00 AM, UH Graduate College of Social Work, 3511 Cullen Blvd, Houston, Texas 77004
  29. April 29, 2017OFA WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM, 1:00 PM, University of Houston, Student Center, South Downtown Room, 4455 University Dr., Houston, TX 77204
  30. April 29, 2017THE FIRST 100 DAYS: ARTISTS RESPOND - OPENING RECEPTION, 6:00 PM, The Silos on Sawyer, 1502 Sawyer St, Houston, Texas 77007
  31. April 30, 2017NCJW IN WONDERLAND: SUPPORTING COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS, 11:00 AM, The Junior League of Houston, Inc., 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, Texas 77027
  32. April 30, 2017STUMP THE TREEHUGGER: EARTH DAY HOUSTON ENVIRONMENTAL TRIVIA CONTEST, 4:00 PM, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020
  33. May 3, 2017NO PLACE FOR HATE® LUNCHEON, 11:30 AM, Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak, Houston, TX 77056
  34. May 5, 2017RICE UNIVERSITY'S BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY PRESENTS "DELIVERING HEALTH CARE WHEN FUTURE HEALTH POLICY IS UNPREDICTABLE", 6:30 PM, James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005, Doré Commons
  35. May 6, 2017KEEP ALVIN BEAUTIFUL GREAT ALVIN CLEAN-UP, 8:00 AM, National Oak Park, Magnolia Street and Alvin Community College, Alvin, Texas 77511
  36. May 6, 201724TH ANNUAL CINCO DE MAYO PARADE, 10:00 AM, see event link for route
  37. May 7, 2017PLANNED PARENTHOOD TEXAS VOTES "BRUNCH. NO MATTER WHAT.", 11:30 AM, The Grove Houston, 1611 Lamar St, Houston, Texas 77010
  38. May 10, 2017INFANT & TODDLER EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, 11:30 AM, Mental Health America, 2211 Norfolk St., Suite 810, Houston, TX 77098
  39. May 13, 20175TH ANNUAL HER HRC BATTLE OF THE DJS: WOMEN TAKE THE STAGE, 8:00 PM, Pearl Bar, 4216 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007
  40. May 16, 2017FACES OF LGBTQ TEXAS, 12:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  41. May 16, 2017OUTSTANDING WOMEN IN SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES: PAMELA DENKINS, PHD, 5:30 PM, Onstead Auditorium, 6767 Bertner Ave, Houston, TX 77030 (RSVP HERE)
  42. May 20, 2017NAACP LEGAL REDRESS CLINIC, 9:00 AM, NAACP Houston Branch, 2002 Wheeler Ave, Houston, Texas 77004
  43. June 8, 2017PROPHETIC CITY WITH STEPHEN KLINEBERG, PH.D, 11:30 AM, Sugar Land Marriott, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 
  44. June 17, 2017NAACP LEGAL REDRESS CLINIC, 9:00 AM, NAACP Houston Branch, 2002 Wheeler Ave, Houston, Texas 77004
  45. June 24, 2017HOUSTON LGBT PRIDE CELEBRATION 2017, 12:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  46. August 4, 2017GREATER HOUSTON ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT, 8:30 AM, United Way-Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007

 


 

TRAINING EVENTS

  1. April 10, 2017TWITTER TUTORIAL BY #RESIST:KATY, 7:30 PM, Panera's at La Centerra, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, TX 77494
  2. April 12, 2017CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY TRAINING SERIES: SETTING UP YOUR FIRST BLOCKWALK, 5:30 PM, webinar--see link for details
  3. April 12, 2017RESISTANCE SCHOOL SESSION TWO: HOW TO MOBILIZE AND ORGANIZE OUR COMMUNITIES, 6:00 PM, webinar--check event link for details
  4. April 13, 2017HOUSTON BIRDDOGGING TRAINING, 6:30 PM, The University of Houston College of Optometry, 4901 Calhoun Rd, Houston, Texas 77204
  5. April 19, 2017CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY TRAINING SERIES: VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT FOR YOUR BLOCK WALK, 5:30 PM, webinar--see link for details
  6. April 22, 2017HOUSTON VICTORY FUND VICTORY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT, 8:30 AM, location TBD
  7. April 30, 2017CLINIC ACCESS SUPPORT NETWORK VOLUNTEER TRAINING, 3:00 PM, register for event to obtain location


VOLUNTEER DEPUTY VOTER REGISTRAR (VDVR) TRAININGS

HARRIS COUNTY

For more information about becoming a VDVR, please visit the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar's website.

  1. 4/11/2017, 2:00 PM, Harris County Jury Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston, TX 77002
  2. 4/11/2017, 6:30 PM, Harris County Jury Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston, TX 77002
  3. 4/13/2017, 12:00 PM, Houston Community College West Loop Campus, 5601 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77081
  4. 4/18/2017, 4:00 PM, Rice University, Herring Hall Room 100 (next to the student center), 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005
  5. 4/19/2017, 6:00 PM, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, Rm 205, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, TX 77057
  6. 4/20/2017, 6:00 PM, Alief Community Center, 11903 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072
  7. 4/21/2017, 2:00 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church; 2600 Holman Street Houston, TX. 77004
  8. 4/22/2017, 12:00 PM, Area 5 Democrats Campaign Headquarters, 3800 Spencer Hwy, Ste L, Pasadena, TX 77504
  9. 5/8/2017, 6:00 PM, Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South Street, Houston, TX. 77009
  10. 5/9/2017, 2:00 PM, Harris County Jury Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston 77002
  11. 5/9/2017, 6:30 PM, Harris County Jury Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston 77002
  12. 5/10/2017, 6:00 PM, Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress, TX. 77433
  13. 5/11/2017, 6:00 PM, Trini Mendenhall Community Center, Room #103, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, TX. 77055
  14. 5/12/2017, 2:00 PM, Katy Branch Library, 5414 Franz Road, Katy, TX. 77493
  15. 5/15/2017, 6:00 PM, Spring Volunteer Fire Department #71, Training Room, 646 East Louetta, Spring, TX. 77373
  16. 5/18/2017, 6:00 PM, Baker Ripley (Ripley House), 4410 Navigation, Houston, TX. 77011
  17. 5/22/2017, 6:00 PM, Kendall Neighborhood Library, 609 North Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX. 77079
  18. 5/23/2017, 4:30 PM, YES Prep-Gulfton, Room N 101, 6565 De Moss Drive, Houston, TX. 77074
  19. 5/31/2017, 6:00 PM, Houston Area Urban League, 1301 Texas Avenue, Houston TX. 77002

BRAZORIA COUNTY

Email Nina E. at NinaE@brazoria-county.com

CHAMBERS COUNTY

Unknown at this time

FORT BEND COUNTY

Courses are offered on Thursday at 10:00 AM and the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM.
Classes are held at the Fort Bend County Election Office, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg, Texas 77471.
To register for a training course, contact Veronica Fernandez by email at Veronica.Fernandez@fortbendcountytx.gov

GALVESTON COUNTY

Courses are offered the third Friday of each month at 2:00 pm in the Commissioners Courtroom, Galveston County Courthouse, 722 Moody, Galveston, TX 77550

LIBERTY COUNTY

The requirements for Liberty County are as follows:

  1. Pick up training manual and exam from Liberty County Tax Office
  2. Complete exam and registration forms; turn in forms and exam, provide photo i.d.
  3. Exam is graded and registration forms are completed by Voter Registrar
  4. Be sworn in by the Voter Registrar (or his representative)
  5. Receive copies of all forms and DVR identification card.

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00-12:30 and 1:00-4:30.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Does not offer in-person classes, but does provide the training online at www.montgomeryvotes.org. Once you are familiar with the information, call their office at 936-539-7843 to schedule a time to take the test.

WALLER COUNTY

You must appear in person at the Tax Office (730 9th St, Hempstead, TX 77445) between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday



HOW TO BECOME A PRECINCT CHAIR

So, are you interested in being a precinct chair? Here are the steps you will need to take:

  1. Find out what precinct you're in:
  2. See if there is currently a precinct chair for your precinct HERE
  3. If there is not a precinct chair currently listed for your precinct and you would like to step up and make a difference, begin the process by contacting your county's Democratic Party (see HOUSTON AREA DEMOCRATIC PARTIES section above for links)

 

WHO REPRESENTS ME?

In these difficult political times, it is crucial to know not just who represents you in Congress and the Texas Legislature, but also how to contact that person's office. As a constituent, you are their employer and it is your right to let your opinion be known about legislation.

Obviously the first step is identifying who exactly represents you. You should keep handy the contact information for your two US Senators, your US Congressional Member, your State Senator, and your State Representative. There are several sites that can perform this service for you, but here are my recommendations:

  1. Who Represents Me (maintained by the Texas Legislature)
  2. Who Are My Representatives (maintained by Politiwatch)
  3. Find Your Elected Officials (maintained by Common Cause)
  4. Find Your Reps 
  5. Contacting Congress (Members of Congress only)

Each of these services should provide you with a link to each representative's webpage that contains contact information.

INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE

 

 

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