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The Blue Report: Week of April 24, 2017

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The Blue Report: Week of April 24, 2017

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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 on Sunday, May 21st from 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM at American Legion Post 560 Garden Oaks, 3720 Alba Rd, Houston, TX 77018RSVP here.

HCDP Events

  1. April 26, 2017: PASADENA MUNICIPAL ELECTION PHONE BANK, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Ste 100, Houston, TX 77008
  2. 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
  3. April 29, 2017: HCDP OPEN HOUSE1:00 PM-4:00 PM, 1445 North Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008
  4. May 21, 2017: AAPI HERITAGE MONTH ROUNDTABLE, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, India House, 8888 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston, TX 77031
  5. June 3, 2017: LATINO VOTER TRENDS ROUNDTABLE--SAVE THE DATE, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM, TBA
  6. 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

  • Thanks to all that attended the Let's Build A Stronger Party fundraiser on Thursday, April 20th. The event was a success because of you; we raised $7075.00.
  • We hosted a phone bank on Saturday, April 22nd for Jessie Campbell, candidate for City of Katy, City Council, Ward B. Over 250 calls were made!
  • Funding The Future-HISD Recapture Community Forum took place at Thurgood Marshall School of Law on Saturday, April 22nd. Many thanks to our panelists HISD Trustees Wanda Adams, Jolanda Jones, Anne Sung, Manny Rodriguez, HISD General Manager of the Budget & Finances Dept., Ryan Leach of Central Houston, Inc., and Professor Thomas Kleven for their participation. Thank you to the co-hosts Dominique Davis and Edward Pollard, and Dean James M. Douglas, whom also served as the moderator. If you missed the forum, you can watch it here. 
  • The Humble ISD Phone Bank took place at HCDP HQ and approximately 350 calls were made!
  • Want to become a Harris County Democratic Judge? Desire to make a difference on the judicial bench? The Harris County Democratic Party is seeking to have a fresh and diverse bench. If you're interested in running for judicial office in 2018, click here
  • Since March 6th, we've renewed 675 Sustaining Memberships! Please sign up or renew your sustaining membership by clicking here. Tell your friends and family to become members too!
Keep up with the Party's news and events in this section of the newsletter. For questions, please contact Dominique Davis, dominique@harrisdemocrats.co

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 PROTESTS

  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 25, 2017: STUDENTS AGAINST HATE RALLY, 11:30 AM, University of Houston-MD Anderson Library, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas 77004
    • Join the movement to rally aginst LGBTQ discrimination on Tuesday, April 25th from 11:30am - 12:30pm in front of MD Anderson Library at the University of Houston, Main Campus. Texas lawmakers are pushing forward 25 bills that justify hate against LGBTQ Texans. Bills like SB6 permit open discrimination against transgender Texans and are aggressively targeting LGBTQ youth. These bills send more than just a message – they are an attack on our most marginalized communities. We must remain vigilant and organized to make it clear that LGBTQ Texans deserve to be respected, protected, and safe.
    • We're organizing accross the state to send our own message to lawmakers - We won't tolerate hateful legisalation. Rally against LGBTQ discrimination on Tuesday, April 25th from 11:30am - 12:30pm in front of MD Anderson Library at the University of Houston, Main Campus!
  4. April 29, 2017PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH, 10:00 AM, Charles H. Milby Park, 2001 Central St, Houston, TX 77017
    • 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."
  5. May 1, 2017MAYO 1 DIA SIN INMIGRANTES/ MAY 1ST DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS, 11:00 AM, Guadalupe Plaza, 2311 Runnels St, Houston, Texas 77003
  6. 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!
  7. May 6, 2017GLOBAL MARIJUANA MARCH & FESTIVAL, 11:00 AM, Hermann Square Park, 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
    • The Houston chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is inviting everyone to a free, family-friendly march and festival on May 6thto promote awareness of marijuana law reform.  There will be vendors, food trucks, DJs, live music, and many guest speakers

TOWN HALLS AND COMMUNITY FORUMS

  1. April 24, 2017: HISD RECAPTURE COMMUNITY MEETING WITH ANNA EASTMAN, 6:00 PM, Waltrip High School, 1900 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018
  2. April 24, 2017: HOUSTON MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER TOWN HALL MEETING WITH MUSLIM COMMUNITY, 5:30 PM, Marquee Event Center, 11040 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77074
  3. April 25, 2017: HISD RECAPTURE COMMUNITY MEETING WITH RHONDA SKILLERN-JONES, 6:00 PM, M.C. Williams Middle School, 6100 Knox, Houston, TX 77091
  4. 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 24, 2017INDIVISIBLE SPRING/MONTGOMERY COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, for location details please check the Facebook group or request info HERE.
  2. April 25, 2017: INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE, 1:00 PM, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, Texas 77494
  3. April 26, 2017FORT BEND INDIVISIBLE TX-22 Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Fort Bend Library University Branch Meeting, Room #1, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479
  4. April 30, 2017INDIVISIBLE HOUSTON Monthly Meeting, 1:00 PM, contact indivisiblehouston@gmail.com for location details
  5. April 30, 2017INDIVISIBLE CYPRESS PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING, 4:00 PM, contact indivisiblecypress@gmail.com for location details
  6. May 7, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC - LEAGUE CITY Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, see event link for location details
  7. May 13, 2017INDIVISIBLE LIBERTY & CHAMBERS COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 5:30 PM, location provided upon RSVP
  8. May 20, 2017SD7/INDIVISIBLE CYPRESS Monthly Meeting, 2:00 PM, contact indivisiblecypress@gmail.com for location details

LOBBY DAYS

  1. April 25, 2017: ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN TEXAS (ACT) LOBBY DAY
  2. April 27, 2017TEXAS HUMANE LOBBY DAY 2017

OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY EVENTS (OUTSIDE HARRIS COUNTY)

  • None at this time

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. April 24-May 2, 2017: EARLY VOTING FOR MAY 6TH ELECTIONS
  2. May 6, 2017GENERAL ELECTION (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

CLUB AND ORGANIZATION EVENTS

  1. April 24, 2017TEXAS DEMOCRATIC WOMEN-HARRIS COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, HCDP Office, 1445 N Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, TX 77008
  2. April 26, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  3. April 27, 2017SPRING BRANCH DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, TX 77055
  4. April 27, 2017SPRING DEMOCRATIC CLUB Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Alicia's Mexican Grill, 20920 Kuykendahl Rd, Spring, TX
  5. April 28, 2017KATY NORML Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM, Texas Mesquite Grill, 20095 Katy Fwy, Katy, Texas 77450
  6. May 1, 2017OAK FOREST AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Nick's Grill, 2416 Mangum Rd, Houston, Texas 77092
  7. May 2, 2017TEXAS COALITION OF BLACK DEMOCRATS - HARRIS COUNTY CHAPTER Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Gideon Lodge #3, 3518 Dowling Houston, Texas 77004
  8. May 3, 2017TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED AMERICANS Monthly Meeting, 11:30 AM, Gulf Coast AFL CIO Hall, 2506 Sutherland, Houston, TX 77023
  9. May 3, 2017CY-FAIR AREA DEMOCRATIC CLUB Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Romeros Las Brazas, 15703 Longenbaugh Dr, Houston, Texas 77095
  10. May 3, 2017HOUSTON GLBT POLITICAL CAUCUS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Montrose Center, 401 Branard, Rm 106, Houston, TX 77006
  11. May 3, 2017HOUSTON AREA STONEWALL DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  12. May 3, 2017GALVESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, location TBD
  13. May 7, 2017HOUSTON AREA NOW Monthly Meeting, 2:30 PM, Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. Rm 114, Houston, TX 77006
  14. May 8, 2017HUMBLE AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Olive Garden, 9632 FM 1960 Rd W, Humble, TX 77338
  15. May 8, 2017NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Spring Creek BBQ, 2710 Gulf Freeway South, League City, TX 77573
  16. May 9, 2017HARRIS COUNTY YOUNG DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  17. May 9, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  18. May 9, 2017YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, IBEW Local Union 527, 2509 FM 2004 Rd, Texas City, Texas 77591
  19. May 9, 2017BAY AREA DEMOCRATS' RESISTANCE MOVEMENT Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, The Krist Law Firm, P.C., 17100 El Camino Real, Houston, TX
  20. May 13, 2017CVPE General Meeting, 1:00 PM, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W 11th Street, Houston, Texas 77008
  21. May 13, 2017GREENPEACE HOUSTON Monthly Meeting, 4:00 PM, Govinda's Vegetarian Cuisine, 1320 W 34th Street, Houston, Texas 77018
  22. May 15, 2017LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE HOUSTON AREA 97TH Annual Meeting, 5:30 PM, University of Houston-Downtown, Milam & Travis Room at the UH-D Welcome Center, One Main Street, Houston TX 77002
  23. May 17, 2017HOUSTON AREA PROGRESSIVES Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Midtown Bar and Grill, 415 W Gray St., Houston, TX 77098
  24. May 18, 2017NAACP-HOUSTON BRANCH Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, 5300 Griggs, Houston, TX 77021
  25. May 18, 2017HOUSTON NORML Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM, Midtown Bar and Grill, 415 W Gray, Houston, TX
  26. May 20, 2017TEXAS COALITION OF BLACK DEMOCRATS-GALVESTON COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 12:00 PM, Greater Bell Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 5917 Carver Ave, Texas City, Texas 77591
  27. May 24, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  28. June 12, 2017HUMBLE AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Olive Garden, 9632 FM 1960 Rd W, Humble, TX 77338
  29. June 13, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  30. June 15, 2017NAACP-HOUSTON BRANCH Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, 5300 Griggs, Houston, TX 77021
  31. July 20, 2017EAST HOUSTON DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Fuddruckers, 855 Normandy St, Houston, Texas 77015
  32. August 8, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  33. September 12, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  34. October 10, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  35. 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 24, 2017INSPIRING INTERVIEWS: A ROADWOMEN FUNDRAISER, 6:30 PM, Pelazzio Reception Venue, 12121 Westheimer Rd., Houston, 77077 (purchase tickets HERE)
  2. 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 
  3. April 27, 2017DINING OUT FOR LIFE, all day, multiple restaurants--see event link for details
  4. April 27, 2017TEXAS ORGANIZING PROJECT HARRIS COUNTY MEET AND GREET W/ KIM OGG, 6:30 PM, Texas Organizing Project, 2404 Caroline St, Houston, Texas 77004
  5. April 28, 2017: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR JOHNNY MATA, 6:00 PM, Talento Bilingue de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Dr., Houston, TX 77003
  6. April 28, 2017DRESS FOR SUCCESS CLOTHING DRIVE AND NETWORKING MIXER, 6:00 PM, Chapman & Kirby, 2118 Lamar St, Houston, Texas 77003
  7. April 28, 2017TEXAS GULF COAST AREA LABOR FEDERATION WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY '17, 7:00 PM, 1475 North Loop W, Houston, TX 77008
  8. April 29, 2017KEEP KATY BEAUTIFUL GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN UP, 8:00 AM, First Baptist Church Parking lot, Pin Oak Road, Katy TX 77493
  9. April 29, 2017RESTORATIVE JUSTICE 360 CONFERENCE, 8:00 AM, YES Prep Public Schools North Central, 13703 Aldine Westfield Rd, Houston, Texas 77039
  10. April 29, 2017WE ARE GIRLS HOUSTON CONFERENCE, 9:00 AM, Hogg Middle School, 1100 Merrill St, Houston, TX 77009
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. April 29, 2017THE FIRST 100 DAYS: ARTISTS RESPOND - OPENING RECEPTION, 6:00 PM, The Silos on Sawyer, 1502 Sawyer St, Houston, Texas 77007
  14. April 29, 2017NORTHEAST CONCERNED CITIZENS CIVIC LEAGUE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET, 7:00 PM, Carl Walker Jr Multipurpose Center, 4300 Noble, Houston, TX 
  15. April 30, 2017NCJW IN WONDERLAND: SUPPORTING COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS, 11:00 AM, The Junior League of Houston, Inc., 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, Texas 77027
  16. April 30, 2017STUMP THE TREEHUGGER: EARTH DAY HOUSTON ENVIRONMENTAL TRIVIA CONTEST, 4:00 PM, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020
  17. May 1, 2017ADL'S YLP PRESENTS: A CONVERSATION WITH LISA FALKENBERG, 6:30 PM, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, 3303 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
  18. May 2, 2017TRANSITION HOUSTON MEETING: IF YOU’RE NOT FOR ZERO WASTE, HOW MUCH ARE YOU FOR?, 6:30 PM, Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098
  19. May 3, 2017NO PLACE FOR HATE® LUNCHEON, 11:30 AM, Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak, Houston, TX 77056
  20. May 3, 2017PLANNED PARENTHOOD GULF COAST'S COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE, 6:00 PM, House of Blues, 1204 Caroline St, Houston, Texas 77002
  21. May 5, 20172017 HEALTHY MINDS HEALTHY FAMILIES CONFERENCE, 9:00 AM, Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington Blvd, Houston, TX 77022
  22. 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
  23. May 6, 2017KEEP ALVIN BEAUTIFUL GREAT ALVIN CLEAN-UP, 8:00 AM, National Oak Park, Magnolia Street and Alvin Community College, Alvin, Texas 77511
  24. May 6, 201724TH ANNUAL CINCO DE MAYO PARADE, 10:00 AM, see event link for route
  25. May 7, 2017PLANNED PARENTHOOD TEXAS VOTES "BRUNCH. NO MATTER WHAT.", 11:30 AM, The Grove Houston, 1611 Lamar St, Houston, Texas 77010
  26. May 7, 2017DISTRICT 8 PROGRESSIVE NETWORK MEETUP, 2:00 PM, Activity Center, Candy Cane Park, 1204 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe, TX 77301
  27. May 8, 2017LABOR TRAFFICKING PAST AND PRESENT, 6:00 PM, Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
  28. May 9, 2017RICE UNIVERSITY KINDER INSTITUTE FOR URBAN RESEARCH FORUM: DR. MATTHEW DESMOND, 6:30 PM, MFAH Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
  29. May 9, 2017RICE UNIVERSITY'S BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY PRECENTS "UNCERTAIN PARTNERS: U.S.-MEXICO RELATIONS UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION", 6:30 PM, Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St, Houston, Texas 77005
  30. May 10, 2017INFANT & TODDLER EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, 11:30 AM, Mental Health America, 2211 Norfolk St., Suite 810, Houston, TX 77098
  31. May 10, 2017"FROM CAMERA LENS TO CONSPIRACIES: WHAT ZAPRUDER SAW THEN TO WHAT THE WORLD SEES NOW", 7:00 PM, Houston Chronicle Office, 4747 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027
  32. May 11, 2017ANNIE'S LIST PRESENTS "TURNING AND KEEPING HARRIS COUNTY BLUE", 5:30 PM, Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 3814 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
  33. May 12, 2017MT COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMUNITY MEETING, 6:00 PM, Ryan's, 1413 N Loop 336 West, Conroe, Texas 77304
  34. May 13, 2017CORPORATIONS COME OUT, 12:30 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  35. 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
  36. May 16, 2017FACES OF LGBTQ TEXAS, 12:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  37. May 16, 2017OUTSTANDING WOMEN IN SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES: PAMELA DENKINS, PHD, 5:30 PM, Onstead Auditorium, 6767 Bertner Ave, Houston, TX 77030 (RSVP HERE)
  38. May 18, 2017BAKERRIPLEY'S IN GOOD COMPANY, 6:00 PM, Baker-Ripley, 6500 Rookin, Houston, Texas 77074
  39. May 20, 2017NAACP LEGAL REDRESS CLINIC, 9:00 AM, NAACP Houston Branch, 2002 Wheeler Ave, Houston, Texas 77004
  40. May 20, 2017KPFT BENEFIT WITH AMY GOODMAN | DEMOCRACY NOW!, 7:30 PM, Emerson Unitarian Church, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, TX 77057
  41. May 22, 201713 COLORS OF THE HONDURAN RESISTANCE US TOUR, 7:00 PM, Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX
  42. May 23, 2017HRC HOUSTON'S WELCOMING SCHOOLS AT HAMBURGER MARY'S, 7:00 PM, Hamburger Mary's, 2409 Grant #A, Houston, Texas 77006
  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 25, 2017CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY TRAINING SERIES: USING MYCAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE AND TRACK YOUR EVENTS, 5:30 PM, webinar--see link for details
  2. April 30, 2017CLINIC ACCESS SUPPORT NETWORK VOLUNTEER TRAINING, 3:00 PM, register for event to obtain location
  3. May 2, 2017CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY TRAINING SERIES: HOW TO HOST SOCIAL EVENTS THAT PEOPLE LOVE, 5:30 PM, webinar--see link for details
  4. May 9, 2017CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY TRAINING SERIES: PROGRESS CHECK & SHARING BEST PRACTICES, 5:30 PM, webinar--see link for details


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. 5/8/2017, 6:00 PM, Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South Street, Houston, TX. 77009
  2. 5/9/2017, 2:00 PM, Harris County Jury Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston 77002
  3. 5/9/2017, 6:30 PM, Harris County Jury Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston 77002
  4. 5/10/2017, 6:00 PM, Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress, TX. 77433
  5. 5/11/2017, 6:00 PM, Trini Mendenhall Community Center, Room #103, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, TX. 77055
  6. 5/12/2017, 2:00 PM, Katy Branch Library, 5414 Franz Road, Katy, TX. 77493
  7. 5/15/2017, 6:00 PM, Spring Volunteer Fire Department #71, Training Room, 646 East Louetta, Spring, TX. 77373
  8. 5/18/2017, 6:00 PM, Baker Ripley (Ripley House), 4410 Navigation, Houston, TX. 77011
  9. 5/22/2017, 6:00 PM, Kendall Neighborhood Library, 609 North Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX. 77079
  10. 5/23/2017, 4:30 PM, YES Prep-Gulfton, Room N 101, 6565 De Moss Drive, Houston, TX. 77074
  11. 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.

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