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The Blue Report: Week of July 10, 2017

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HCDP Events

  1. July 11, 2017: VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT PHONE BANK5:00 PM-8:00 PM, HCDP HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008. Join us tomorrow night to fight against the conservative agenda and call fellow Democrats in Joan Huffman's Senate District 17. Help us build steam and work to actively ensure Republicans no longer win anymore.
  2. July 12, 2017: BROWN BAG: FUNDRAISING/FINANCE 101, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, HCDP HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008. Join us for a discussion of one of the very important issues every political campaign and party must deal with.
  3. July 13, 2017: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 7 PHONE BANK, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, HCDP HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008. Join us for a CD7 Phone Bank! DCC/TDP will be having people make calls to help us unseat John Culberson in Congressional District 7. Bring your cell phone. Training will be provided upon arrival.
  4. July 15, 2017: JULY HOUSTON ACTIVIST AND VOLUNTEER TRAINING, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, IBEW 716 Bldg, 1475 N Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX. HCDP, BGTX, Annie’s List & TOP are hosting an activist training. Activists looking to learn how to make a bigger impact organizing their neighborhoods and communities should attend.
  5. July 19, 2017: VOLUNTEER DEPUTY VOTER REGISTRAR TRAINING, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, HCDP HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008. Join us for a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar Training. Come renew your VDVR certification. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to capacity. **Participants must arrive on time and attend the training in its entirety.
  6. July 22, 2017: HCDP PRIDE CELEBRATION, 2:00-6:00 PM, Hamburger Mary's, 2409 Grant St, Houston, TX 77006. The Harris County Democratic Party along with activists in the community would like to take a moment to celebrate the work we have done in the LGBTQIA+ community this year. Join us at Hamburger Mary’s for one of the best drags shows in town and celebrate pride with some of the hardest working activists in Houston. Admission is free, appetizers provided by the host committee, with a cash bar. Please RSVP so we may plan accordingly. 
  7. July 26, 2017: TOWN TALK: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, 5300 Griggs Rd, Houston, TX 77027. Featuring Commissioner Rodney Ellis, County Attorney Vince Ryan and Judge Darrell Jordan, moderated by Meagan Flynn (Houston Press).

NEWS

  • The HCDP Elections Division is ready to hold elections. The June 30th deadline to secure the Democratic Election Judge Nomination for the 2017-2018 has been completed! History has been made! 722 of the 750 nominations were secured within a three week period! Thank you to all the volunteers and interns that placed phone calls and emails to precinct chairs and election judges. Special thanks goes to Sharon Fuller (Election Judge Coordinator), Lori Hathaway, LaBrekia Johnson, Eartha Jean Johnson, Eulundia Kay Shepard, and Susan Woodyard. 
  • VOTER REGISTRATION help is needed. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar, you'll need to take a one-hour training course. Click here to see when and where the classes are offered.

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

NOTE: Some event links may only work properly if you are already a member of a particular Facebook or Meetup group.

OFFICIAL HCDP CLUB EVENTS

  1. Every Friday: BAY AREA NEW DEMOCRATS LUNCH, 12:00 PM, Eduardo's Mexican Kitchen, 911 East NASA Parkway, Webster 77058
  2. July 10, 2017BELLAIRE/BRAESWOOD DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:00 PM, location TBD
  3. July 10, 2017HOUSTON STONEWALL YOUNG DEMOCRATS SUMMER SOCIAL, 6:30 PM, Canopy, 3939 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006
  4. July 10, 2017HUMBLE AREA DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Olive Garden, 9632 FM 1960, Humble, TX 77338 
  5. July 10, 2017OAK FOREST AREA DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Nick's Grill, 2416 Mangum Rd., Houston, Texas 77092
  6. July 11, 2017HARRIS COUNTY YOUNG DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Azalea Room at Bayou Bend Towers, 101 Westcott Street, Houston, Texas 77007
  7. July 12, 2017BAY AREA NEW DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Freeman Library, Children's Activity Room, 16616 Diana Ln, Houston, TX 77062
  8. July 14, 2017HARRIS COUNTY TEJANO DEMOCRATS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, 6:00 PM, 502 Highland Street, Houston, TX 77009
  9. July 15, 2017GREATER HEIGHTS DEMOCRATIC CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 10:00 AM, Harris County Democratic Party HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, TX 77008
  10. July 15, 2017DIVERSE ALIEF DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 10:30 AM, Alief Community Center, 11903 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, Texas 77072
  11. July 17, 2017MEYERLAND DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, 4738 Beechnut St, Houston, Texas 77096
  12. July 17, 2017AREA 5 DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, 3800 Spencer Hwy, Suite L, Pasadena 77504
  13. July 18, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 15 MEETING, 6:30 PM, Harris County Democratic Party HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, TX 77008
  14. July 18, 2017CYPRESS TOMBALL DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Rudy's Grill & Cantina, 11760 Grant Road, Cypress, TX 77429
  15. July 20, 2017EAST HOUSTON DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Milton Lusk Youth Activity Center, Jacinto City, Texas 77029
  16. July 22, 2017SHARPSTOWN DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 10:00 AM, Bayland Park Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77074
  17. July 22, 2017SPRING DEMOCRATIC CLUB SUMMER SOCIAL, 6:00 PM, Mirror Lake Designs, 19022 Mirror Lake Dr, Spring, TX 77388
  18. August 2, 2017CY-FAIR DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:00 PM, Romeros Las Brazas, 15703 Longenbaugh Dr, Houston, Texas 77095
  19. August 5, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 13 PAC CONSENSUS-BUILDING SESSION, 10:00 AM, Courtroom of Judge Zinetta Burney, 5300 Griggs Rd #2, Houston, TX 77021
  20. August 8, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  21. August 9, 2017BAY AREA NEW DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Freeman Library, Children's Activity Room, 16616 Diana Ln, Houston, TX 77062
  22. September 6, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  23. September 9, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 13 PAC CONSENSUS-BUILDING SESSION, 10:00 AM, Courtroom of Judge Zinetta Burney, 5300 Griggs Rd #2, Houston, TX 77021
  24. September 13, 2017BAY AREA NEW DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Freeman Library, Children's Activity Room, 16616 Diana Ln, Houston, TX 77062
  25. October 4, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  26. October 7, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 13 PAC CONSENSUS-BUILDING SESSION, 10:00 AM, Courtroom of Judge Zinetta Burney, 5300 Griggs Rd #2, Houston, TX 77021
  27. October 11, 2017BAY AREA NEW DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Freeman Library, Children's Activity Room, 16616 Diana Ln, Houston, TX 77062
  28. November 1, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  29. November 4, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 13 PAC CONSENSUS-BUILDING SESSION, 10:00 AM, Courtroom of Judge Zinetta Burney, 5300 Griggs Rd #2, Houston, TX 77021
  30. November 8, 2017BAY AREA NEW DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Freeman Library, Children's Activity Room, 16616 Diana Ln, Houston, TX 77062
  31. December 2, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 13 PAC CONSENSUS-BUILDING SESSION, 10:00 AM, Courtroom of Judge Zinetta Burney, 5300 Griggs Rd #2, Houston, TX 77021

RALLIES AND PROTESTS

  1. Every Tuesday: #RESISTTRUMPTUESDAYS @ CRUZ'S, 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. July 11, 2017WE PUSHED THE CITY NOW THE COUNTY! JOIN THE LAWSUIT AGAINST SB 4, 9:00 AM, 1001 Preston St, Suite 934, Houston TX 77002
  4. July 11, 2017TUESDAY CRUZDAY: HEALTHCARE EDITION, 11:30 PM, Senator Ted Cruz's Office, 808 Travis St Ste 1420, Houston, Texas 77002
  5. July 14, 2017HEALTHCARE ACTION: MED CENTER PROTEST AND DEATH TRAIN PART 2, 6:00 PM, see event link for location details
  6. July 15, 2017PROTEST AND DEMAND – THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO!, 10:00 AM, Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002
  7. July 15, 2017PROTEST SB 4, POLICE BRUTALITY, AND THE THREAT OF FASCISM, 3:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  8. July 22, 2017LET'S BE HEARD, RAZA, ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOUSTON CHICANO MORATORIUM, 5:15 PM, De Zavala Park, 7520 Avenue H, Houston, Texas 77012
  9. October 7, 2017NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE MARCH, 11:00 AM, location TBD
  10. October 13, 2017WESEEYOU RALLY: WE SEE YOU, JOHNS, FUELING SEX TRAFFICKING!, 3:00 PM, Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77099

TOWN HALLS AND COMMUNITY FORUMS

  1. July 10, 2017: METRONEXT OPEN HOUSE- CYPRESS, 6:00 PM, Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, Texas 77433
  2. July 11, 2017TEXAS MOMS MATTER: MATERNAL MORTALITY TOWN HALL WITH STATE REP. SHAWN THIERRY, 6:00 PM, YWCAHouston, 6309 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Houston, Texas 77021
  3. July 11, 2017METRONEXT OPEN HOUSE - NEAR WEST / SPRING BRANCH, 6:00 PM, Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055
  4. July 11, 2017TXDOT INFORMATIONAL MEETING: HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS IN DISTRICT B, 6:30 PM, Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center, 4014 Market St, Houston, TX 77020
  5. July 12, 2017METRONEXT OPEN HOUSE - MOODY PARK / NEAR NORTHSIDE, 6:30 PM, Moody Park, 3725 Fulton St, Houston, Texas 77009
  6. July 13, 2017CITY OF HOUSTON PUBLIC HEARING ON DANGEROUS BUILDINGS, 9:00 AM, Department of Neighborhoods, 7125 Ardmore, Houston, TX 77054
  7. July 13, 2017COFFEE WITH DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS IN SUNNYSIDE, 10:00 AM, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4600 Reed Road, Houston, TX
  8. July 13, 2017METRONEXT OPEN HOUSE - SUNNYSIDE / NEAR SOUTH, 6:00 PM, Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, 9314 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77051
  9. July 14, 2017METRONEXT OPEN HOUSE - NORTH, 11:00 AM, Holiday Inn Houston Intercontinental Airport, 15222 JFK Blvd, Houston, Texas 77032
  10. July 15, 2017STATE OF THE DISTRICT WITH STATE REP. JARVIS JOHNSON, 9:00 AM, Acres Homes Chamber for Business and Economic Development, Inc., 6112 Wheatley St, Houston, Texas 77091
  11. July 15, 2017HISD DISTRICT I CANDIDATE FORUM, 10:00 AM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  12. July 15, 2017METRONEXT OPEN HOUSE - NEAR NORTHEAST, 10:00 AM, Kashmere Garden Multi-Purpose Center, 4802 Lockwood Dr, Houston, Texas 77026
  13. July 16, 2017: LEGISLATIVE TOWN HALL FOR DISTRICT 137 (REP. GENE WU), 1:00 PM, St. Luke's Methodist Church, Canterbury Hall, 6856 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77074
  14. July 17, 2017METRONEXT OPEN HOUSE - SOUTHWEST / ALIEF, 6:00 PM, Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star, Houston, Texas 77074
  15. July 20, 2017INDIVISIBLE TX-07 PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATE FORUM, 6:00 PM, Yes Prep - Gulfton, 6565 De Moss Dr, Houston, Texas 77074
  16. August 2, 2017MEDICARE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, 12:00 PM, Harris County AFL-CIO Council, 2506 Sutherland St, Houston, TX 77023
  17. September 12, 2017CITY OF HOUSTON DISTRICT E TOWN HALL - KINGWOOD, 6:30 PM, Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Houston, TX 77345
  18. September 14, 2017CITY OF HOUSTON DISTRICT E TOWN HALL - CLEAR LAKE, 6:30 PM, Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058

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

RESISTANCE GROUPS AND EVENTS

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

  1. Every Thursday: INDIVISIBLE TX-02 NORTHEAST WEEKLY MEETING, 11:30 AM, Skeeter's Mesquite Grill, 4121 W Lake Houston Pkwy, Kingwood, TX 77339
  2. July 10, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON WOMEN'S & REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING, 6:30 PM, Spaghetti Western 2, 1951 W T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77040
  3. July 11, 2017BAY AREA DEMOCRATS RESISTANCE GROUP MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, The Krist Law Firm, P.C., 17100 El Camino Real, Houston, TX
  4. July 12, 2017FORT BEND FOR ALL MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Red Oak Grill, 5011 Highway 6 Ste 100, Missouri City, Texas 77459
  5. July 13, 2017INDIVISIBLE CYPRESS NO AGENDA LUNCH, 12:30 PM, location TBD
  6. July 13, 2017FORT BEND CAN POSTCARD PARTY: TX SPECIAL SESSION EDITION. 5:00 PM, see event link for details
  7. July 15, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 NACA WORKSHOP VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 10:30 AM, Baker-Ripley, 6500 Rookin St., Houston, TX 77074
  8. July 15, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC-KATY MONTHLY MEETING, 1:00 PM, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, Texas 77494
  9. July 15, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END HOUSTON ROLLER DERBY BOUT VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 6:00 PM, Renvention Center, 520 Texas, Houston, TX 77002
  10. July 16, 2017INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE COFFEE, POSTCARDS, AND CONVERSATION, 1:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 19901 Kingsland Blvd, Houston, TX 77094
  11. July 17, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC-MUSEUM DISTRICT/MONTROSE BOOK CLUB, 6:00 PM, see event link for details
  12. July 22, 2017INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY BLOCKWALK IN PRECINCT 509, 10:00 AM, location details available soon
  13. July 25, 2017INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE MEETING, 1:00 PM, Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy, TX 77494
  14. August 5, 2017OUR REVOLUTION SD17 MEETING, 2:00 PM, Haven's Center at St. Stephen's, 1827 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX
  15. August 13, 2017#RESIST: KATY BOOK CLUB - MY OWN WORDS BY RUTH BADER GINSBURG, 4:00 PM, Panera's at La Centerra, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, TX 77494
  16. August 16, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END HOUSTON ROLLER DERBY BOUT VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 6:00 PM, Renvention Center, 520 Texas, Houston, TX 77002
  17. August 26, 2017ORGANIZING FOR ACTION-FORT BEND: WOMEN'S EQUALITY SUMMIT, 10:00 AM, University of Houston Sugar Land, 14000 University Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX 77479

PROGRESSIVE CLUB AND ORGANIZATION EVENTS

  1. Every WednesdayDRINKING LIBERALLY HAPPY HOUR, 6:00 PM, Cecil's Tavern, 600 W Gray St, Houston, TX
  2. July 10, 2017NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Spring Creek BBQ, 2710 Gulf Freeway South, League City, TX 77573
  3. July 10, 2017: SOUTHWEST HOUSTON RESISTANCE BOOK CLUB MEETING, 7:00 PM, register for event to receive location details
  4. July 11, 2017HOUSTON MILLENNIALS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:00 PM, Houston Community College Central Campus, Building/Room LHSB 100, 1300 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004
  5. July 11, 2017HOUSTON GLBT POLITICAL CAUCUS CANDIDATE SCREENING & ENDORSEMENT PROCESS ORIENTATION, 6:30 PM, Bering Memorial UMC, 1440 Harold St, Houston, Texas 77006
  6. July 11, 2017YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, IBEW Local Union 527, 2509 FM 2004 Rd, Texas City, Texas 77591
  7. July 11, 2017SURJ HTX EDUCATION WORKGROUP MEETING, 6:30 PM, Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford St, Houston, Texas 77004
  8. July 12, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - KINGWOOD LUNCH, 11:45 AM, see event link for location
  9. July 12, 2017TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS-HOUSTON MONTHLY MEETING, 11:30 PM, AFL-CIO, 2506 Sutherland, Houston, TX 77023
  10. July 12, 2017COLLECTIVE OF HOUSTON ASIAN AMERICANS MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Ramen Tatsu-Ya, 1722 California St, Houston, Texas 77006
  11. July 13, 2017PLUMBERS LOCAL UNION 68 MEETING, 6:00 PM, Plumbers Local Union 68, 502 Link Road, Houston, Texas 77009
  12. July 13, 2017HEALTHCARE FOR ALL-TEXAS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, St Paul's Methodist Church, 5501 Main St, Houston 77004
  13. July 13, 2017DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA – HOUSTON MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, 2506 Sutherland St, Houston, Texas 77023
  14. July 13, 2017HOUSTON SIERRA CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 7:30 PM, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Pecore Hall, 1805 W Alabama, Houston, TX 77098
  15. July 15, 2017HUMANISTS OF HOUSTON CITY-WIDE MONTHLY MEETING, 1:00 PM, Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX
  16. July 19, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - 3RD WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  17. July 22, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - CLEAR LAKE LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  18. July 25, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - GALLERIA LUNCH, 12:00 PM, see event link for location
  19. July 25, 2017HOPE JULY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING WITH MAYOR TURNER, 6:00 PM, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Hall, 1475 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008
  20. July 26, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA MONTHLY MEETUP, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX
  21. August 2, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  22. August 9, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - KINGWOOD LUNCH, 11:45 AM, see event link for location
  23. August 16, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - 3RD WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  24. August 22, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - GALLERIA LUNCH, 12:00 PM, see event link for location
  25. August 23, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA MONTHLY MEETUP, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX
  26. August 26, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - CLEAR LAKE LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  27. August 26, 2017HOUSTON PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER BOARD MEETING, 1:00 PM, Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX
  28. September 6, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  29. September 13, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - KINGWOOD LUNCH, 11:45 AM, see event link for location
  30. September 20, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - 3RD WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  31. September 23, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - CLEAR LAKE LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  32. September 26, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - GALLERIA LUNCH, 12:00 PM, see event link for location
  33. September 27, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA MONTHLY MEETUP, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX
  34. October 4, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  35. October 11, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - KINGWOOD LUNCH, 11:45 AM, see event link for location
  36. October 18, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - 3RD WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  37. October 24, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - GALLERIA LUNCH, 12:00 PM, see event link for location
  38. October 25, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA MONTHLY MEETUP, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX
  39. October 28, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - CLEAR LAKE LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  40. November 1, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  41. November 8, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - KINGWOOD LUNCH, 11:45 AM, see event link for location
  42. November 15, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - 3RD WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  43. November 22, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA MONTHLY MEETUP, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX
  44. November 25, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - CLEAR LAKE LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  45. November 28, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - GALLERIA LUNCH, 12:00 PM, see event link for location
  46. December 6, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  47. December 13, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - KINGWOOD LUNCH, 11:45 AM, see event link for location
  48. December 20, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - 3RD WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location
  49. December 26, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH - GALLERIA LUNCH, 12:00 PM, see event link for location
  50. December 27, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA MONTHLY MEETUP, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX

PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS

  1. July 11, 2017: CHILDREN AT RISK ADVOCACY STUDIO SERIES: FOOD INSECURITY AND RACIAL INEQUITY, 11:30 AM, 2900 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77007
  2. July 11, 2017PROTECTING YOUR COMMUNITY AGAINST NOTORIOUS NOTARIOS, 12:00 PM, Lone Star Legal Aid, 1415 Fannin St, Houston, Texas 77002
  3. July 12, 2017CENTER FOR HOUSTON'S FUTURE SUMMER SALONS 2017 PRESENTS "REGION OF IMMIGRANTS: YOU'LL BE SURPRISED TO LEARN...", 7:30 AM, The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, Texas 77027
  4. July 12, 2017H-GAC'S NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS WORKSHOP, 9:00 AM, Houston-Galveston Area Council, 2nd Floor, Conference Room A, 3555 Timmons Lane, Houston, TX 77027
  5. July 12, 2017VOICES FORUM, 5:30 PM, Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St, Houston, Texas 77009
  6. July 12, 2017MARK WEITZMAN ON ANTISEMITISM: THEN AND NOW, 6:30 PM, Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St, Houston, Texas 77004
  7. July 12, 2017DESTINATION VACCINATION, 7:00 PM, Sigma Brewing Company, 3118 Harrisburg Blvd #108, Houston, Texas 77003
  8. July 12, 2017AWAKEN THE VOICE, 7:30 PM, The Library Coffee and Wine House, 2612 Scott Street, Houston, Texas 77004
  9. July 13, 2017LAMBDA LEGAL HOUSTON LIBERTY MIXER, 5:30 PM, La Griglia, 2002 West Gray, Houston, Texas 77019
  10. July 13, 2017ONE HOUSTON SUMMER OF IMPACT EDUCATION CONVERSATION, 6:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  11. July 13, 2017DR. JOHN COX ON RACISM, FASCISM AND GENOCIDE: PAST AND PRESENT, 6:30 PM, Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St, Houston, Texas 77004
  12. July 14, 2017MELISSA NORIEGA'S BIRTHDAY BASH, 5:30 PM, Chapman & Kirby, 2118 Lamar St, Houston, Texas 77003
  13. July 15, 2017TRANSFORM HOUSTON JULY CANVASS, 11:00 AM, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 3511 Cullen Blvd, Room 107B, Houston, TX 77004
  14. July 15, 2017HOUSTON BLACK FOOD TRUCK FEST, 12:00 PM, Shrine of The Black Madonna, 5309 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Houston, Texas 77021
  15. July 15, 2017HOUSTON'S 1ST ANNUAL GAY PROM - "DOING IT OUR WAY THIS TIME AROUND", 7:00 PM, Rockefellers Houston, 3620 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77007
  16. July 16, 2017#YOUAREENOUGH, 12:00 PM, 2646 Mcgowen St, Houston, Tx 77004
  17. July 16, 2017PROJECT V-HOUSTON'S MIMOSAS AND GIRL TALK (DISCUSSION ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING), 2:00 PM, Belle Station, 207 Gray street, Houston, Texas 77002
  18. July 17, 2017CHILDREN AT RISK ADVOCACY STUDIO SERIES: MODERN-DAY ABOLITIONIST, 11:30 AM, 2900 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77007
  19. July 18, 2017HOUSTONIANS SERVING HOUSTONIANS, 12:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  20. July 18, 2017YWCAHOUSTON SCREENING OF MISS REPRESENTATION, 5:30 PM, YWCAHouston, 6309 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Houston, Texas 77021
  21. July 18, 2017TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY'S BARBARA JORDAN-MICKEY LELAND SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS PRESENTS "HUNGER & POVERTY IN HOUSTON AND HARRIS COUNTY AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS AND HISPANICS", 6:30 PM, Texas Southern University, School of Public Affairs, Room 114, 3100 Cleburne St Houston, TX 77004
  22. July 19, 2017AALDEF 2016 ELECTIONS TX EXIT POLL PRESENTATION, 6:30 PM, Yantze Restaurant, 6601 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, Texas 77072
  23. July 20, 2017FORT BEND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS “MOBILITY TRENDS”, 7:30 PM, 445 Commerce Green Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478
  24. July 23, 2017HIP HOP FOR LITERACY, 12:00 PM, Julia Ideson Building, 550 McKinney St, Houston, Texas 77002
  25. July 23, 2017HOUSTON AREA PROGRESSIVES MOVIE NIGHT – “THE RED DETACHMENT OF WOMEN”, 7:00 PM, see event link for location
  26. July 25, 2017BRINGING BACK MAIN STREET ROUNDTABLES AND WORKSHOPS, 9:30 AM, Magnolia City Hall, 18111 Buddy Riley Blvd., Magnolia, Texas 77354
  27. July 25, 2017CHILDREN AT RISK HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS TOUR, 6:00 PM, 2900 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77007
  28. July 29, 201731ST ANNUAL WATERMELON DANCE SUMMER SOCIAL (FUNDRAISER FOR 90.1 KPFT), 1:00 PM, Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance St, Houston, Texas 77002
  29. August 2, 2017RACE-THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION EPISODE ONE, "THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US", 6:00 PM, Houston Baha'i Center, 2419 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77004
  30. August 4, 2017GREATER HOUSTON ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT, 8:30 AM, United Way-Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007
  31. August 5, 2017TEXAS INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY
  32. August 6, 2017EDUCATION MATTERS, 1:30 PM, West Houston Assistance Ministries, 10501 Meadowglen Ln, Houston, TX 77042
  33. August 9, 2017RACE-THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION EPISODE TWO, "THE STORY WE TELL", 6:00 PM, Houston Baha'i Center, 2419 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77004
  34. August 10, 2017GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2017, 8:30 AM, The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, Texas 77019
  35. August 11, 2017LIBRA PROJECT, 9:00 AM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  36. August 11, 2017THE TRANS EMPOWERMENT AND ALLIANCE PARTY, 7:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard, Houston, TX 77006
  37. August 12, 2017TEXAS BLACK WOMEN EXPO, 12:00 PM, NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054
  38. August 12, 2017WOMEN'S VOICE FOR BETTER AMERICA 2ND ANNUAL OPPORTUNITY FAIR, 12:00 PM, Memorial Hermann - Southwest, 7737 Southwest Freeway, Medical Plaza 2, Houston, TX 77074
  39. August 13, 2017EQUALITY TEXAS SUNDAY FUNDAY, 12:00 PM, Eureka Heights Brewing Company, 941 W 18th St, Houston, TX
  40. August 16, 2017RACE-THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION EPISODE THREE, "THE HOUSE WE LIVE IN", 6:00 PM, Houston Baha'i Center, 2419 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77004RACE-THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION EPISODE THREE, "THE HOUSE WE LIVE IN"
  41. August 19, 2017TRANSFORM HOUSTON AUGUST CANVAS, 11:00 AM, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 3511 Cullen Blvd, Room 107B, Houston, TX 77004
  42. August 23, 2017HOUSTON GREEN FILM SERIES PRESENTS WILD ABOUT HOUSTON, 7:00 PM, Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Dr, Houston, Texas 77004
  43. August 24, 2017SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING WORKSHOP, 10:00 AM, 3555 Timmons Lane, 2nd floor, Conference Room A, Houston, TX 77027
  44. August 26, 2017#RESISTHOUSTON COMMUNITY OUTREACH FAIR, 1:00 PM, MECA Cultural Center, 1900 Kane St, Houston, TX 77007
  45. September 16, 20172017 HOUSTON TRANSGENDER UNITY BANQUET, 6:30 PM, Houston Marriott North, 255 N Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, Texas 77060
  46. September 24, 2017HOUSTON PREMIERE OF "BULLY", 7:00 PM, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Mason Park, 531 Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450
  47. October 7, 20177TH WALK & MENTAL HEALTH EXPO, 7:00 AM, Stude Park, 1031 Stude St., Houston, TX 77007
  48. October 10, 2017KNOWING WHAT TO TRUST: FAKE NEWS’ GLOBAL ROLE IN SOCIETY AND POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS, 6:00 PM, Asia Society, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, Texas 77004
  49. October 26, 20172017 NATIONAL BLACK BOOK FESTIVAL, 7:00 PM, Fallbrook Church, 12515 Walters Rd, Houston, Texas 77014
  50. October 27, 2017NAACP HOUSTON BRANCH 99TH FREEDOM FUND ADVOCACY & AWARDS GALA, time TBD, Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010
  51. November 3, 2017SALUTE TO VETERANS 2017, 11:00 AM, Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, 13210 Katy Fwy, Houston, Texas 77079
  52. November 10, 2017AROUND THE WORLD, 5:30 PM, Literacy Advance of Houston, 2424 Wilcrest Dr, Ste 120, Houston, Texas 77042
  53. November 18, 2017TRANSGENDER DAY OF RESOURCES AND HEALTHY LIVING, 10:00 AM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard, Houston, TX 77006
  54. November 18, 2017I AM SHE AND SHE WAS ME! AWARDS GALA, 7:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006

TRAINING EVENTS

  1. July 11, 2017TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY WEBINAR: TEC COMPLIANCE TRAINING, 5:30 PM, see event link for details
  2. July 12, 2017ARTIST TOWN HALL: HOW TO GET YOUR $#!+ TOGETHER, 6:30 PM, MECA, 1900 Kane Street, Houston, TX 77007

OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY EVENTS (OUTSIDE HARRIS COUNTY)

  1. July 18, 2017: CHAMBERS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEET AND GREET, 6:30 PM, 9118 Tx-146, Baytown, Tx 77520

HOUSTON AREA DEMOCRATIC PARTIES

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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