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The Blue Report: Week of June 19, 2017

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HCDP Events

  1. June 21, 2017: VOLUNTEER DEPUTY VOTER REGISTRAR TRAINING, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, HCDP HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008. Come renew your VDVR certification or become a first-time volunteer deputy registrar. Seating is first-come, first-served and subject to capacity. RSVP here.
  2. June 24, 2017: PRIDE FESTIVAL VOTER REGISTRATION BOOTH, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM, 901 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002. HCDP will have a booth at this year's Pride Festival and will be registering voters.
  3. June 24, 2017: PRIDE PARADE, 7:00 PM-11:30 PM, Smith St., Houston, TX 77002. Come march with us at the PRIDE Parade. The HCDP spot in the parade will be a mini-protest march, consistent with the parade's "Wonderland" theme. The PRIDE Festival is from 12:00 PM-7:00 PM and the parade is from 7:00 PM 11:30 PM (Smith St. and Lamar St., Houston, TX 77002).
  4. June 28, 2017: TOWN TALK: 85TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION RECAP, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, Juergen's Hall Community Center, 26026 Hempstead Rd, Cypress, TX 77429. Join the HCDPfor a Town Talk on June 28, 2017! This month, our Democratic state legislators and legislative staff will share their most memorable moments during the session.
  5. July 8, 2017: LATINXS MOVING FORWARD, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM, IBEW Building 716, 1475 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008. Join us for a discussion of Latinx/Hispanic voting patterns, and major issues affecting our community.
  6. 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.

NEWS

  • 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.
  • Have you been looking for opportunities to use that volunteer deputy registrar certificate you received ? HCDP will have a voter registration booth at the LGBT PRIDE Festival on June 24 and volunteers are needed. Click here for full details.
  • HDCP marched with Mayor Sylvester Turner and many others in Mayor Sylvester Turner's Annual Acres Homes and Juneteenth Parade on June 17th.

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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

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. June 19, 2017HCDLA ANNUAL SUMMER CLE & CLARENCE DARROW AWARD PRESENTATION, 12:30 PM, Hotel ZaZa Houston, 5701 Main St, Houston, Texas 77005
  2. June 19, 2017HOUSTON STONEWALL YOUNG DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING/LEGISLATIVE RECAP, 6:30 PM, Little Bigs, 4621 Montrose Blvd, Houston, Texas 77006
  3. June 19, 2017MEYERLAND DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, 4738 Beechnut St, Houston, Texas 77096
  4. June 19, 2017AREA 5 DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Area 5 Democrats Campaign Headquarters, 3800 Spencer Highway Suite L, Pasadena, Texas 77504
  5. June 20, 2017ROADWOMEN MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1805 W Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77098
  6. June 20, 2017KATY AREA DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, 17754 Katy Fwy, Ste B, Houston, Texas 77094
  7. June 20, 2017CYPRESS-TOMBALL MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Rudy's Mexican Grill, 11760 Grant Rd, Cypress, TX 77429
  8. June 20, 2017HOUSTON BLACK AMERICAN DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Courtroom of Judge Zinetta Burney, 5300 Griggs Rd, Houston, Texas 77021
  9. June 22, 2017SPRING DEMOCRATIC CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Topgolf, 560 Spring Park Center Blvd, Spring, Texas 77373
  10. June 23, 2017BAY AREA NEW DEMOCRATS WEEKLY LUNCH, 12:00 PM, Eduardo's Mexican Kitchen, 911 East NASA Parkway, Webster 77058
  11. June 24, 2017SHARPSTOWN DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 10:00 AM, Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77036
  12. June 26, 2017TEXAS DEMOCRATIC WOMEN-HARRIS COUNTY MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, TX 77008
  13. 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
  14. July 20, 2017EAST HOUSTON DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Milton Lusk Youth Activity Center, Jacinto City, Texas 77029
  15. July 22, 2017SPRING DEMOCRATIC CLUB SUMMER SOCIAL, time TBD, Mirror Lake Designs, 19022 Mirror Lake Dr, Spring, TX 77388
  16. August 8, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  17. September 6, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  18. October 4, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  19. November 1, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339

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. June 20, 2017TESTIFICA A FAVOR DE LA DEMANDA DE LA SB4, 11:30 AM, 6610 Harwin Dr, Houston, TX 77036
  4. June 20, 2017TESTIFY: TELL CITY COUNCIL TO RESIST SB 4 BY SUING THE STATE,12:30 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  5. June 20, 2017PASADENA AGAINST SB4, 6:00 PM, 1149 Ellsworth Dr, Pasadena, TX 77506
  6. June 21, 2017WATCH & RESPOND: COUNCIL VOTES WHETHER TO PROTECT OUR FAMILIES, 9:00 AM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  7. June 21, 2017PLANNED PARENTHOOD PINK OUT THE NIGHT: HOUSTON SUNSET RALLY, 8:15 PM, address provided upon RSVP (see event link for details)
  8. June 23, 2017Y’ALL FOR ALL PRIDE RALLY: NO SB6. NO HB2899., 9:00 PM, Guava Lamp, 570 Waugh Dr, Houston, Texas 77019
  9. June 25, 2017PEACEFUL PROTEST OF WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH, 10:30 AM, St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, 2921 Center St, Deer Park, TX 77536
  10. July 8, 2017WE DEMAND JUSTICE: ALVA BRAZIEL SOLIDARITY MARCH, 3:00 PM, Harris County Precinct 7 Constable May Walker, 5290 Griggs Rd, Houston, Texas 77021
    • We are marching from Precinct 7 to Cullen and Ward, where Alva Braziel was murdered by HPD Sergeants Louis Lopez and Edward Macias. We are remembering the 1 year anniversary of the murder of Alva Braziel and calling for an end to police brutality and state sanctioned violence. We are ending the night with a candlelight vigil.
  11. October 7, 2017NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE MARCH, 11:00 AM, location TBD
    • MARCH GOAL: To help make the 2020 presidential election the first in which the majority of citizens elect the U.S. President and every vote in every state is equal.
  12. October 13, 2017WESEEYOU RALLY: WE SEE YOU, JOHNS, FUELING SEX TRAFFICKING!, 3:00 PM, Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77099
    • We are calling for thousands of people to join Free the Captives on Oct. 13-14, 2017, as we line the streets of Bissonnet between Beltway 8 and 59 and to send a strong message to the Johns/buyers that our girls are not for sale.
    • Bissonnet is one of the busiest streets for sex trafficking in Houston. Most of Free the Captives’ teen trafficking victims have been forced to work on Bissonnet, and the buyers (aka “Johns”) have absolutely no shame in driving up and down Bissonnet looking for a girl to buy. It is time to show them that Houston does care!
    • Join us from 3pm to 9pm on Oct. 13 and 14 for an anti-human trafficking rally! Let’s make Houston safe for our daughters!

TOWN HALLS AND COMMUNITY FORUMS

  1. June 20, 2017COMMUNITY EVENT: FLOOD PREVENTION IN HOUSTON. 7:00 PM, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas 77024
  2. June 22, 2017STATE REP. MIKE SCHOFIELD (R-132) TOWN HALL, 6:30 PM, Katy City Hall, 901 Avenue C, Katy, TX 77493
  3. June 24, 2017CITY OF HOUSTON DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS CITIZENSHIP FORUM/FORO DE CIUDADANÍA, 10:00 AM, City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON), 900 Bagby, 4th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002
  4. July 8, 2017: HEALTHCARE FOR ALL TOWN HALL MEETING & RALLY SUPPORTING HR 676, 10:00 AM, IBEW Local Union 716, 1475 North Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008
  5. July 8, 2017: HEALTHCARE FOR ALL TOWN HALL MEETING & RALLY SUPPORTING HR 676, 10:00 AM, Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77479

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. June 19, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 MORNING TICKET LINE A GULF COAST JUNETEENTH VOTER REGISTRATION, 10:15 AM, Miller Outdoor Theatre 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030
  3. June 19, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 A GULF COAST JUNETEENTH VOTER REGISTRATION, 6:00 PM, Miller Outdoor Theatre 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030 
  4. June 19, 2017INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE POSTCARDS AND COFFEE, 6:00 PM, Starbucks, 19901 Kingsland Blvd, Houston, TX 77094
  5. June 20, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC-HOUSTON HEIGHTS BOOK CLUB, 6:30 PM, see event link for location
  6. June 21, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 NATURALIZATION CEREMONY VOTER REGISTRATION, 8:30 AM, M.O. Campbell Educational Center, 1865 Aldine Bender Rd., Houston, TX
  7. June 21, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC-KATY BOOK CLUB, 6:30 PM, see event link for location
  8. June 21, 2017OUR REVOLUTION SD15 MEETING, 7:00 PM, Midtown Bar & Grill, 415 W Gray St, Houston, Texas 77019
  9. June 23, 2017DEFIANCE DINNER WITH PANTSUIT REPUBLIC CY-FAIR/TOMBALL AND INDIVISIBLE CYPRESS, 7:00 PM, see event link for location
  10. June 24, 2017ORGANIZING FOR ACTION - FORT BEND CHAPTER KICK-OFF!, 9:00 AM, The Club at New Territory, 6101 Homeward Way, Sugar Land, TX 77479
  11. June 24, 2017INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE BLOCKWALK "CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY", 9:30 AM, contact indivisiblekatyhuddle@gmail.com for location details
  12. June 25, 2017RESISTANCE SUMMER PICNIC, 11:30 AM, River Grove Park, 800 Woodland Hills Dr, Kingwood, Texas 77339
  13. June 25, 2017RESISTANCE SUMMER PROGRESSIVES POTLUCK AND PICNIC, 12:00 PM, VFW Park, 6202 George Bush, Katy, Texas 77493
  14. June 25, 2017INDIVISIBLE HOUSTON GENERAL MEETING: SB4 RAPID RESPONSE TRAINING, 2:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard, Houston, TX 77006
  15. June 25, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 EID VOTER REGISTRATION AT NRG CENTER, 8:00 PM, NRG Center, One NRG Park, Houston, Texas 77054
  16. June 27, 2017INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE, 1:00 PM, see event link for location
  17. June 27, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC: HOUSTON CHAPTER CLIMATE MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, see event link for location
  18. June 30, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC: EAST END-EAST HARRIS COUNTY TAPAS & VINO SOCIAL, 6:00 PM, see event link for location
  19. June 30, 2017INDIVISIBLE TO FLIP TEXAS DISTRICT 7 BOOZE AND RECUSE FROM THE RESISTANCE, 7:00 PM, Axelrad, 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004
  20. July 1, 2017OUR REVOLUTION SD17 MEETING, 2:00 PM, Haven's Center at St. Stephen's, 1827 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX
  21. July 8, 2017INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY BLOCKWALK IN PRECINCT 509, 10:00 AM, location details available soon
  22. July 8, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 HOUSE PARTY, 2:00 PM, see event link for location details
  23. July 9, 2017#RESIST:KATY BOOK CLUB - 1984 BY GEORGE ORWELL, 4:00 PM, Panera's at La Centerra, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, TX 77494
  24. July 15, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 NACA WORKSHOP VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 10:30 AM, Baker-Ripley, 6500 Rookin St., Houston, TX 77074
  25. July 15, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END HOUSTON ROLLER DERBY BOUT VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 6:00 PM, Renvention Center, 520 Texas, Houston, TX 77002
  26. July 22, 2017INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY BLOCKWALK IN PRECINCT 509, 10:00 AM, location details available soon
  27. August 5, 2017OUR REVOLUTION SD17 MEETING, 2:00 PM, Haven's Center at St. Stephen's, 1827 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX
  28. 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
  29. August 16, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END HOUSTON ROLLER DERBY BOUT VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 6:00 PM, Renvention Center, 520 Texas, Houston, TX 77002

PROGRESSIVE CLUB AND ORGANIZATION EVENTS

  1. June 19, 2017: DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA-HOUSTON READING GROUP, 7:00 PM, Midtown Bar & Grill, 415 W Gray St, Houston, Texas 77019
  2. June 20, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 15 MEETING, 6:30 PM, Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1445 North Loop West, Suite 110, Houston, TX, 77008
  3. June 20, 2017HOUSTON RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Carnegie Neighborhood Library, 1050 Quitman, Houston, Texas 77009
  4. June 20, 2017SURJ HTX ACTION WORK GROUP, 6:30 PM, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, Texas 77057
  5. June 21, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH WEDNESDAY LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location details
  6. June 21, 2017BAY AREA SIERRA CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Bay Area Community Center, 5002 East NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX
  7. June 21, 2017HOUSTON AREA PROGRESSIVES MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Midtown Bar & Grill, 415 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019
  8. June 22, 2017UNITED WE DREAM - HOUSTON COMMUNITY GATHERING!, 7:00 PM, MECA Houston, 1900 Kane St, Houston, Texas 77007
  9. June 23, 2017GALLERIA AREA DEMOCRATS FOURTH FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR, 5:00 PM, Tanglewest Townhouse Association Clubhouse, 5850 Doliver Dr, Houston, TX 77057
  10. June 23, 2017WALLER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB CELEBRATING TITLE IX AT 45!, 6:30 PM, Classic Events Café, 615 Business 290 N, Hempstead, TX 77445
  11. June 24, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH-CLEAR LAKE WEEKEND LUNCH, 11:30 AM, see event link for location details
  12. June 25, 2017HOUSTON GLBT POLITICAL CAUCUS 42ND ANNIVERSARY. 2:00 PM, location provided upon ticket purchase
  13. June 25, 2017GREENPEACE AND MOVEON.ORG RESISTANCE SUMMER KICKOFF, 2:30 PM, Hermann Park, 6001 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77030
  14. June 25, 2017HAABSE HOMECOMING FAMILY PICNIC, 2:30 PM, Alexander Deussen Park, Senior Pavilion, 12303 Sonnier St, Houston, TX 77044
  15. June 27, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH-GALLERIA AREA LUNCH, 12:00 PM, see event link for location details
  16. June 27, 2017CITIZENS' ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION MONTHLY SOCIAL: ENVIRONMENT MATTERS, 6:00 PM, Axelrad, 1517 Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77004
  17. June 28, 2017DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA-HOUSTON STATE AND LOCAL WORKING GROUP, 7:00 PM, 4466 Billy St, Houston, TX 77020
  18. June 29, 2017UNITED WE DREAM - HOUSTON COMMUNITY GATHERING!, 7:00 PM, MECA Houston, 1900 Kane St, Houston, Texas 77007
  19. July 5, 2017HOUSTON GLBT POLITICAL CAUCUS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard, Rm 106, Houston, TX 77006
  20. July 5, 2017GALVESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, location TBD
  21. July 5, 2017DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA-HOUSTON FEMINIST WORKING GROUP, 7:00 PM, 4466 Billy St, Houston, TX 77020
  22. July 8, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 13 PAC MONTHLY MEETING, 10:00 AM, Judge Zinneta A. Burney, 5300 Griggs Road, Houston, Texas 77021 
  23. July 8, 2017COALITION OF BLACK DEMOCRATS-GALVESTON COUNTY MONTHLY MEETING, 10:00 AM, Greater Bell Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 5917 Carver Ave, Texas City, Texas 77591
  24. July 9, 2017JUSTICE DEMOCRATS-HOUSTON MONTHLY MEETING, 2:00 PM, On The Kirb, 5004 Kirby Dr, Houston, Texas 77098
  25. July 13, 2017HEALTHCARE FOR ALL-TEXAS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:300 PM, St Paul's Methodist Church, 5501 Main St, Houston 77004
  26. August 26, 2017HOUSTON PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER BOARD MEETING, 1:00 PM, Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX

PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS

  1. June 19, 2017: FEED THE HUNGRY THIS RAMADAN! FFT SANDWICH DRIVE, 6:00 PM, ISGH River Oaks Islamic Center, 3110 Eastside St, Houston, Texas 77098
  2. June 19, 2017A GULF COAST JUNETEENTH, 7:00 PM, Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, Texas 77030
  3. June 19, 2017TASTE OF RAMADAN: DINNER WITH OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, 8:00 PM, Islamic Outreach Center, 19025 Wilks Dr, Cypress, Texas 77433
  4. June 20, 2017CITIZENS ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION EARTH DAY 2018 PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING, 11:00 AM, United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, Texas 77007
  5. June 20, 2017BOOK DISCUSSION: UNCOVERING TRUMP BY DAVID A FAHRENTHOLD, 6:00 PM, Phoenicia Arpi's Del, 12141 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX
  6. June 20, 2017LAMBDA NEXTGEN HOUSTON - JUNE HAPPY HOUR, 6:00 PM, Belle Station, 207 Gray street, Houston, Texas 77002
  7. June 21, 2017DRINKING LIBERALLY HAPPY HOUR!, 6:00 PM, Cecil's Tavern, 600 W Gray St, Houston, TX
  8. June 21, 2017HOUSTON RISING'S MAKE THEM WONDER WOMAN, 7:30 PM, JR's Houston, 808 Pacific Street, Houston, Texas 77006
  9. June 22, 2017LAUNCH OF LATINWE FOUNDATION, 7:30 AM, The Colombian Texas Chamber of Commerce, 2000 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77042
  10. June 22, 2017VOICES FORUM, 5:30 PM, Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St, Houston, Texas 77009
  11. June 22, 2017NAACP-MISSOURI CITY BRANCH PRESENTS "ACHIEVING ADEQUATE REPRESENTATION IN FBISD REFLECTIVE OF OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITY", 6:30 PM, Houston Community College-Stafford, 10041 Cash Rd, Stafford, TX 77477
  12. June 22, 2017SCREENING OF WHAT THE HEALTH, 6:30 PM, AMC Katy Mills 20, 5000 Katy Mills Cir, Ste 131, Katy, TX, 77494
  13. June 22, 2017INTERFAITH SERVICE FOR HOUSTON LGBT PRIDE, 7:00 PM, Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd, Houston, Texas 77005
  14. June 22, 2017STORY HOLE : A PRIDE CELEBRATION OF QUEER STORIES, 8:00 PM, Rec Room, 100 Jackson St., Houston, Texas 77002
  15. June 22, 2017FADE TO BLACK PLAY FESTIVAL 2017, 8:00 PM, MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002
  16. June 23, 2017HOW – HEAL OUR WOMEN FIRST ANNUAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE, 2:00 PM, DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport, 8181 Airport Blvd, Houston, Texas 77061
  17. June 23, 2017RAINBOW ON THE GREEN, 7:00 PM, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, Texas 77010
  18. June 24, 2017HOUSTON LGBT PRIDE CELEBRATION 2017, 12:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  19. June 24, 2017CENTER FOR THE HEALING OF RACISM JUNETEENTH ALLY AWARDS, 12:00 PM, St. Paul's Houston, 5501 Main at Binz/Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77004
  20. June 24, 2017RECEPTION HONORING MAJOR ROBERT LAWRENCE, USAF, FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN ASTRONAUT, 2:00 PM, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, 3816 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004, RSVP by 6/2 by calling 832-683-1539 or 713-203-3510
  21. June 24, 2017AMAANAH REFUGEE SERVICES ROCK THE BLOCK 2017, 3:00 PM, location provided upon registration
  22. June 24, 2017ACT NOW! A REFUGEE FORUM, 2:00 PM, FotoFest at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St, Houston, Texas 77007
  23. June 24, 2017FRIENDS FOR LIFE 15TH BIRTHDAY PARTY, 6:30 PM, Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization, 107 E 22nd St, Houston, Texas 77008
  24. June 25, 2017EARTH ACTIONS, 10:00 AM, Emerson Unitarian Universalist, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, TX
  25. June 25, 2017NCJW HOUSTON BACK 2 SCHOOL STORE, 10:00 AM, Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd, Houston, Texas 77005
  26. June 26, 2017SOUTHWEST HOUSTON ACTIVIST BOOK CLUB, 7:00 PM, see event link for location
  27. June 27, 2017UNITED WE DREAM - HOUSTON PRESENTS POWER OF UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT DREAMERS AT LONE STAR COLLEGE, 2:00 PM, Lone Star College-North Harris, 2700 WW Thorne Drive, Houston, Texas 77073
  28. June 27, 2017HOUSTON MILLENNIALS AFTER DARK WITH THE ARTS, 5:30 PM, House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77002
  29. June 28, 2017RICE UNIVERSITY'S KINDER INSTITUTE FOR URBAN RESEARCH PRESENTS "HOUSTON: A WALKABLE CITY?", 7:00 PM, United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007
  30. June 28, 2017DASH PRIDE NIGHT WITH HRC HOUSTON, 7:30 PM, BBVA Compass Stadium, 2200 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77003
  31. June 28, 2017HOUSTON QUIZ FOR A CAUSE: LILITH FUND, 7:30 PM, Town in City Brewing Company, 1125 W Cavalcade St, Houston, Texas 77009
  32. June 29, 2017CHILDREN AT RISK’S 85TH TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SESSION DEBRIEFING, 8:30 AM, United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007
  33. June 29, 2017NAACP HOUSTON QUARTERLY CONVERSATIONAL SERIES, 6:30 PM, Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, 6719 W Montgomery, Houston, TX 77091
  34. June 30, 2017OUT AT THE ENSEMBLE THEATRE FOR "SIMPLY SIMONE", 7:00 PM, The Ensemble Theatre Houston, 3535 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002
  35. July 1, 2017KPFT FUNK RAISER, 2:00 PM, 90.1 FM KPFT Houston, 419 Lovett Blvd, Houston, Texas 77006
  36. July 1, 2017ACTIVISM IN HOUSTON, 3:00 PM, Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, Texas 77011
  37. July 4, 2017LEMONADE SOCIAL FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER & LGBTQ SUICIDE, 7:30 PM, Legacy Community Health - Montrose, 1415 California St, Houston, Texas 77006
  38. July 8, 2017SOLAR ROOFTOP WORKSHOP, 10:30 AM, Green Building Resource Center, 1002 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77002
  39. July 8, 2017"KNOW YOUR RIGHTS" TRAINING FOR TEENS, YOUNG ADULTS, AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS, 11:00 AM, First Colony Library, Conference Room, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479
  40. July 9, 2017INTERFAITH ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK OF HOUSTON - JUSTICE ADVOCACY WORKSHOP, 4:00 PM, University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. July 18, 2017HOUSTONIANS SERVING HOUSTONIANS, 12:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  45. 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
  46. July 19, 2017AALDEF 2016 ELECTIONS TX EXIT POLL PRESENTATION, 6:30 PM, Yantze Restaurant, 6601 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, Texas 77072
  47. July 25, 2017BRINGING BACK MAIN STREET ROUNDTABLES AND WORKSHOPS, 9:30 AM, location TBD
  48. 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
  49. August 4, 2017GREATER HOUSTON ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT, 8:30 AM, United Way-Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007
  50. August 10, 2017GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2017, 8:30 AM, The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, Texas 77019
  51. August 11, 2017LIBRA PROJECT, 9:00 AM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  52. August 11, 2017THE TRANS EMPOWERMENT AND ALLIANCE PARTY, 7:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard, Houston, TX 77006
  53. August 12, 2017TEXAS BLACK WOMEN EXPO, 12:00 PM, NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054
  54. August 13, 2017EQUALITY TEXAS SUNDAY FUNDAY, 12:00 PM, Eureka Heights Brewing Company, 941 W 18th St, Houston, TX
  55. 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
  56. August 23, 2017HOUSTON GREEN FILM SERIES PRESENTS WILD ABOUT HOUSTON, 7:00 PM, Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Dr, Houston, Texas 77004
  57. August 26, 2017#RESISTHOUSTON COMMUNITY OUTREACH FAIR, 1:00 PM, MECA Cultural Center, 1900 Kane St, Houston, TX 77007
  58. September 16, 20172017 HOUSTON TRANSGENDER UNITY BANQUET, 6:30 PM, Houston Marriott North, 255 N Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, Texas 77060
  59. September 24, 2017HOUSTON PREMIERE OF "BULLY", 7:00 PM, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Mason Park, 531 Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450
  60. October 7, 20177TH WALK & MENTAL HEALTH EXPO, 7:00 AM, Stude Park, 1031 Stude St., Houston, TX 77007
  61. October 26, 20172017 NATIONAL BLACK BOOK FESTIVAL, 7:00 PM, Fallbrook Church, 12515 Walters Rd, Houston, Texas 77014
  62. October 27, 2017NAACP HOUSTON BRANCH 99TH FREEDOM FUND ADVOCACY & AWARDS GALA, time TBD, Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010
  63. November 3, 2017SALUTE TO VETERANS 2017, 11:00 AM, Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, 13210 Katy Fwy, Houston, Texas 77079
  64. November 10, 2017AROUND THE WORLD, 5:30 PM, Literacy Advance of Houston, 2424 Wilcrest Dr, Ste 120, Houston, Texas 77042
  65. November 18, 2017TRANSGENDER DAY OF RESOURCES AND HEALTHY LIVING, 10:00 AM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard, Houston, TX 77006
  66. 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. June 19, 2017GULF COAST PARLIAMENTARY UNIT MONTHLY TRAINING, 6:00 PM, Reedy Chapel AME Church, 2013 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550
  2. June 22, 2017RESISTANCE: SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP, 6:00 PM, location TBD
  3. June 25, 2017CLINIC ACCESS SUPPORT NETWORK NEW VOLUNTEER TRAINING, 3:00 PM, location will be provided upon registration
  4. June 27, 2017MASTERING THE MEDIA: THE BASICS!, 10:00 AM, webinar
  5. June 27, 2017TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY WEBINAR: HOW TO CREATE SUCCESFUL FUNDRAISING EVENTS, 5:30 PM, see event link for details
  6. June 29, 2017SCOTUS LITIGATION: TIPS AND LESSONS FROM THE SUPREME COURT, 6:00 PM, Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas 77005
  7. July 11, 2017TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY WEBINAR: TEC COMPLIANCE TRAINING, 5:30 PM, see event 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. 6/19/2017, 5:30 PM, Area 5 Democrats Campaign Headquarters; 3800 Spencer Hwy, Suite L, Pasadena, TX 77504
  2. 6/21/2017, 6:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1445 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008
  3. 6/22/2017, 6:00 PM, San Jacinto College North, Building #12 Room 112, 5800 Uvalde Road, Houston, TX 77049
  4. 6/24/2017, 10:00 AM, Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Drive, Houston, TX 77036
  5. 6/26/2017 6:00 PM, Taylor Lake Village City Hall, 500 Kirby Blvd, Taylor Lake Village, TX 77586
  6. 6/28/2017, 6:00 PM, Masjid Al Salam, 16700 Old Louetta Road, Spring, TX 77379
  7. 7/10/2017, 6:00 PM, Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South Street, Houston, TX 77009
  8. 7/11/2017, 2:00 PM, Harris County Jury Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston 77002
  9. 7/11/2017, 6:30 PM, Harris County Jury Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston 77002
  10. 7/17/2017, 6:00 PM, Spring Volunteer Fire Department #71, Training Room, 646 East Louetta, Spring, TX 77373
  11. 7/20/2017, 6:00 PM, Baker Ripley (Ripley House), 4410 Navigation, Houston, TX 77011

OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY EVENTS (OUTSIDE HARRIS COUNTY)

  1. June 19, 2017FORT BEND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY JUNE CEC MEETING, 6:30 PM, Courtroom of Judge Joel Clouser, 303 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX
  2. July 3, 2017GALVESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY FIELD OPS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, 2245A Leisure Ln, League City, Texas, 77573

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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