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The Blue Report: Week of June 26, 2017

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HCDP Events

  1. 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 HCDP for a Town Talk on June 28, 2017! This month, Senator Sylvia Garcia, Rep. Senfronia Thompson, Rep.  Harold Dutton, and Abbie Kamin will share their most memorable moments during the session.
  2. June 29, 2017: CEC MEETING, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, IBEW Building 716, 1475 N Loop W, 2nd Floor, Houston, TX 77008. The quarterly meeting of the County Executive Committee Meeting to discuss the business of the Party.
  3. July 8, 2017: EN NUESTRA COMUNIDAD, 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.
  4. 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.
  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.

NEWS

  • Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers that made Saturday's PRIDE Festival and Parade a success! We had an awesome presence and people noticed! 

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  • 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.
  • HCDP OFFICES will be closed from Monday, July 3 - Friday, July 7. The office will re-open on Monday, July 10.
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 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
  2. June 28, 2017SPRING BRANCH DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, EurAsia Fusia Restaurant, 1330 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
  3. July 4, 2017BELLAIRE 4TH OF JULY PARADE WITH BELLAIRE/BRAESWOOD DEMOCRATS, SHARPSTOWN DEMOCRATS, AND MEYERLAND DEMOCRATS, 8:45 AM, Bellaire Triangle, 5427 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
  4. July 10, 2017BELLAIRE/BRAESWOOD DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:00 PM, location TBD
  5. 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
  6. July 17, 2017MEYERLAND DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, 4738 Beechnut St, Houston, Texas 77096
  7. July 20, 2017EAST HOUSTON DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Milton Lusk Youth Activity Center, Jacinto City, Texas 77029
  8. July 22, 2017SPRING DEMOCRATIC CLUB SUMMER SOCIAL, time TBD, Mirror Lake Designs, 19022 Mirror Lake Dr, Spring, TX 77388
  9. August 8, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  10. September 6, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  11. October 4, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  12. 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 26-29, 2017PHONE BANKING WITH HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOR TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SPECIAL SESSION, multiple shifts, HRC Houston, 405 Main Street #515, Houston, TX
  4. June 27, 2017HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT / $1 MILLION IN UNUSED IPADS, 9:00 AM, 1001 Preston St, Houston, TX 77002
  5. June 27, 2017SD7 RESIST PROTEST AT CORNYN'S OFFICE, 10:00 AM, see event link for details
  6. June 27, 2017RESIST TRUMP TUESDAY: TUESDAY CRUZDAY HEALTHCARE EDITION, 11:30 AM, Senator Ted Cruz, 808 Travis St Ste 1420, Houston, Texas 77002
  7. June 27, 2017HEALTHCARE FOR HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL TESTIMONY, 2:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  8. June 27, 2017HOUSTON DEATH TRAIN – OPPOSE SENATE'S HEALTHCARE BILL, 6:00 PM, University of Houston-Downtown, 1 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002
  9. June 27, 2017STANDING IN UNITY FOR NABRA: VIGIL, 6:30 PM, 2521 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX
  10. June 27, 2017PLANNED PARENTHOOD PINK OUT THE NIGHT: HOUSTON SUNSET RALLY, 8:15 PM, address provided upon RSVP (see event link for details)
  11. 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
  12. July 15, 2017PROTEST SB 4, POLICE BRUTALITY, AND THE THREAT OF FASCISM, 3:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  13. 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
  14. October 7, 2017NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE MARCH, 11:00 AM, location TBD
  15. 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. June 26, 2017: HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ROBERT GALLEGOS (DISTRICT I) AND TXDOT COMMUNITY MEETING ON I-45 EXPANSION, 6:30 PM, Learning and Development Center, 4501 Leeland St, Houston, TX 77023
  2. June 27-August 17, 2017: METRO REGIONAL TRANSIT PLAN OPEN HOUSE, multiple times, see event link for locations
  3. June 28, 2017: PUBLIC INPUT FOR THE HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESS CERTIFICATION REVIEW, 5:00 PM, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), 1900 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
  4. June 29, 2017COMMUNITY TOWN HALL WITH MAYOR TURNER'S LGBTQ ADVISORY BOARD, 6:00 PM, Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 3511 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
  5. July 1, 2018CONGRESSMAN AL GREEN'S PROTECT OUR CARE! HOUSTON MEDICAID FORUM, 10:30 AM, Crowne Plaza Houston, 8686 Kirby Dr, Houston, Texas 77054
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. July 20, 2017INDIVISIBLE TX-07 PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATE FORUM, 6:00 PM, Yes Prep - Gulfton, 6565 De Moss Dr, Houston, Texas 77074

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 27, 2017INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE, 1:00 PM, see event link for location
  3. June 27, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC: HOUSTON CHAPTER CLIMATE MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, see event link for location
  4. June 30, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC: EAST END-EAST HARRIS COUNTY TAPAS & VINO SOCIAL, 6:00 PM, see event link for location
  5. June 30, 2017INDIVISIBLE TO FLIP TEXAS DISTRICT 7 BOOZE AND RECUSE FROM THE RESISTANCE, 7:00 PM, Axelrad, 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004
  6. July 1, 2017OUR REVOLUTION SD17 MEETING, 2:00 PM, Haven's Center at St. Stephen's, 1827 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX
  7. July 8, 2017INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY BLOCKWALK IN PRECINCT 509, 10:00 AM, location details available soon
  8. July 8, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 HOUSE PARTY, 2:00 PM, see event link for location details
  9. 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
  10. July 12, 2017FORT BEND FOR ALL MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Red Oak Grill, 5011 Highway 6 Ste 100, Missouri City, Texas 77459
  11. July 15, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 NACA WORKSHOP VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 10:30 AM, Baker-Ripley, 6500 Rookin St., Houston, TX 77074
  12. July 15, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC-KATY MONTHLY MEETING, 1:00 PM, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, Texas 77494
  13. July 15, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END HOUSTON ROLLER DERBY BOUT VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 6:00 PM, Renvention Center, 520 Texas, Houston, TX 77002
  14. July 22, 2017INDIVISIBLE KATY HUDDLE CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY BLOCKWALK IN PRECINCT 509, 10:00 AM, location details available soon
  15. August 5, 2017OUR REVOLUTION SD17 MEETING, 2:00 PM, Haven's Center at St. Stephen's, 1827 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX
  16. 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
  17. 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 27, 2017LIBERAL LADIES WHO LUNCH-GALLERIA AREA LUNCH, 12:00 PM, see event link for location details
  2. June 27, 2017CITIZENS' ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION MONTHLY SOCIAL: ENVIRONMENT MATTERS, 6:00 PM, Axelrad, 1517 Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77004
  3. June 27, 2017HOPE AFSCME LOCAL 123 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, 6:00 PM, HOPE Local 123, 1415 N. Loop West, Mezzanine D, Houston, TX 77002
  4. June 28, 2017DEMOCRATS AND PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA MONTHLY MEETING, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX
  5. June 28, 2017DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA-HOUSTON STATE AND LOCAL WORKING GROUP, 7:00 PM, 4466 Billy St, Houston, TX 77020
  6. June 29, 2017UNITED WE DREAM - HOUSTON COMMUNITY GATHERING!, 7:00 PM, MECA Houston, 1900 Kane St, Houston, Texas 77007
  7. July 5, 2017HOUSTON GLBT POLITICAL CAUCUS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard, Rm 106, Houston, TX 77006
  8. July 5, 2017GALVESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, location TBD
  9. July 5, 2017DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA-HOUSTON FEMINIST WORKING GROUP, 7:00 PM, 4466 Billy St, Houston, TX 77020
  10. July 8, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 13 PAC MONTHLY MEETING, 10:00 AM, Judge Zinneta A. Burney, 5300 Griggs Road, Houston, Texas 77021 
  11. 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
  12. July 9, 2017JUSTICE DEMOCRATS-HOUSTON MONTHLY MEETING, 2:00 PM, On The Kirb, 5004 Kirby Dr, Houston, Texas 77098
  13. July 9, 2017HOUSTON N.O.W. MONTHLY MEETING, 2:30 PM, Montrose Center, 401 Branard St., Rm 114, Houston, TX
  14. July 10, 2017NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Spring Creek BBQ, 2710 Gulf Freeway South, League City, TX 77573
  15. July 11, 2017HOUSTON MILLENNIALS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:00 PM, Houston Community College Central Campus, Building/Room LHSB 100, 1300 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004
  16. July 11, 2017YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, IBEW Local Union 527, 2509 FM 2004 Rd, Texas City, Texas 77591
  17. July 12, 2017TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS-HOUSTON MONTHLY MEETING, 11:30 PM, location TBD
  18. July 13, 2017HEALTHCARE FOR ALL-TEXAS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, St Paul's Methodist Church, 5501 Main St, Houston 77004
  19. July 13, 2017HOUSTON SIERRA CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 7:30 PM, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Pecore Hall, 1805 W Alabama, Houston, TX 77098
  20. July 15, 2017HUMANISTS OF HOUSTON CITY-WIDE MONTHLY MEETING, 1:00 PM, Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX
  21. 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 26, 2017SOUTHWEST HOUSTON ACTIVIST BOOK CLUB, 7:00 PM, see event link for location
  2. 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
  3. June 27, 2017HOUSTON MILLENNIALS AFTER DARK WITH THE ARTS, 5:30 PM, House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77002
  4. June 27, 2017WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF GREATER HOUSTON PRESENTS "ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: FACT & FICTION", 6:30 PM, Haynes & Boone, 1221 McKinney St, Houston, Texas 77010
  5. June 28, 2017THE YOUNG CENTER HOUSTON OFFICE HAPPY HOUR, 5:00 PM, OKRA Charity Saloon, 924 Congress St, Houston, Texas 77002
  6. 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
  7. June 28, 2017DASH PRIDE NIGHT WITH HRC HOUSTON, 7:30 PM, BBVA Compass Stadium, 2200 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77003
  8. June 28, 2017HOUSTON QUIZ FOR A CAUSE: LILITH FUND, 7:30 PM, Town in City Brewing Company, 1125 W Cavalcade St, Houston, Texas 77009
  9. 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
  10. June 29, 2017TALENTO BILINGUE DE HOUSTON PRESENTS "EFRAIN GUTIERREZ LECTURE AND FILM SCREEN", 6:00 PM, Talento Bilingue De Houston, 333 S Jensen Dr, Houston, Texas 77003
  11. June 29, 2017NAACP HOUSTON QUARTERLY CONVERSATIONAL SERIES, 6:30 PM, Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, 6719 W Montgomery, Houston, TX 77091
  12. June 29, 2017PASADENA AGAINST SB4 // PASADENA EN CONTRA DE SB4, 7:00 PM, Area 5 Democrats Campaign Headquarters, 3800 Spencer Highway Suite L, Pasadena, Texas 77504
  13. June 30, 2017SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM WORKSHOP, 2:00 PM, TX/RX Labs, 205 Roberts Street, Houston, TX 77003
  14. June 30, 2017DINNER DIALOGUE WITH BABU GOGINENI, 6:30 PM, Fratelli's Ristorante, 1330 Wirt Road, D, Houston, TX 77055
  15. June 30, 2017OUT AT THE ENSEMBLE THEATRE FOR "SIMPLY SIMONE", 7:00 PM, The Ensemble Theatre Houston, 3535 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002
  16. July 1, 2017KPFT FUNK RAISER, 2:00 PM, 90.1 FM KPFT Houston, 419 Lovett Blvd, Houston, Texas 77006
  17. July 1, 2017WHAT IS AN APPLE'S RELIGION AND OTHER STORIES - ENCOUNTERS OF SUPERSTITIONS AROUND THE WORLD, 2:00 PM, HCC-Alief Auditorium, Room C100, 2811 Hayes Rd, Houston, TX 77082
  18. July 1, 2017ACTIVISM IN HOUSTON, 3:00 PM, Solidarity Houston, 6733 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, Texas 77011
  19. July 4, 2017LEMONADE SOCIAL FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER & LGBTQ SUICIDE, 7:30 PM, Legacy Community Health - Montrose, 1415 California St, Houston, Texas 77006
  20. July 8, 2017SOLAR ROOFTOP WORKSHOP, 10:30 AM, Green Building Resource Center, 1002 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77002
  21. 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
  22. July 9, 2017INTERFAITH ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK OF HOUSTON - JUSTICE ADVOCACY WORKSHOP, 4:00 PM, University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. July 12, 2017VOICES FORUM, 5:30 PM, Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St, Houston, Texas 77009
  26. July 13, 2017JACKIE YOUNG PRESENTS TEXAS HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT ALLIANCE, 7:00 PM, location TBD
  27. 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
  28. July 15, 2017HOUSTON BLACK FOOD TRUCK FEST, 12:00 PM, Shrine of The Black Madonna, 5309 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Houston, Texas 77021
  29. 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
  30. July 18, 2017HOUSTONIANS SERVING HOUSTONIANS, 12:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  31. 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
  32. July 19, 2017AALDEF 2016 ELECTIONS TX EXIT POLL PRESENTATION, 6:30 PM, Yantze Restaurant, 6601 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, Texas 77072
  33. July 23, 2017HIP HOP FOR LITERACY, 12:00 PM, Julia Ideson Building, 550 McKinney St, Houston, Texas 77002
  34. July 23, 2017HOUSTON AREA PROGRESSIVES MOVIE NIGHT – “THE RED DETACHMENT OF WOMEN”, 7:00 PM, see event link for location
  35. July 25, 2017BRINGING BACK MAIN STREET ROUNDTABLES AND WORKSHOPS, 9:30 AM, Magnolia City Hall, 18111 Buddy Riley Blvd., Magnolia, Texas 77354
  36. 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
  37. August 4, 2017GREATER HOUSTON ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT, 8:30 AM, United Way-Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007
  38. August 10, 2017GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2017, 8:30 AM, The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, Texas 77019
  39. August 11, 2017LIBRA PROJECT, 9:00 AM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  40. August 11, 2017THE TRANS EMPOWERMENT AND ALLIANCE PARTY, 7:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard, Houston, TX 77006
  41. August 12, 2017TEXAS BLACK WOMEN EXPO, 12:00 PM, NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054
  42. August 13, 2017EQUALITY TEXAS SUNDAY FUNDAY, 12:00 PM, Eureka Heights Brewing Company, 941 W 18th St, Houston, TX
  43. 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
  44. August 23, 2017HOUSTON GREEN FILM SERIES PRESENTS WILD ABOUT HOUSTON, 7:00 PM, Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Dr, Houston, Texas 77004
  45. August 26, 2017#RESISTHOUSTON COMMUNITY OUTREACH FAIR, 1:00 PM, MECA Cultural Center, 1900 Kane St, Houston, TX 77007
  46. September 16, 20172017 HOUSTON TRANSGENDER UNITY BANQUET, 6:30 PM, Houston Marriott North, 255 N Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, Texas 77060
  47. September 24, 2017HOUSTON PREMIERE OF "BULLY", 7:00 PM, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Mason Park, 531 Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450
  48. October 7, 20177TH WALK & MENTAL HEALTH EXPO, 7:00 AM, Stude Park, 1031 Stude St., Houston, TX 77007
  49. 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
  50. October 26, 20172017 NATIONAL BLACK BOOK FESTIVAL, 7:00 PM, Fallbrook Church, 12515 Walters Rd, Houston, Texas 77014
  51. October 27, 2017NAACP HOUSTON BRANCH 99TH FREEDOM FUND ADVOCACY & AWARDS GALA, time TBD, Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010
  52. November 3, 2017SALUTE TO VETERANS 2017, 11:00 AM, Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, 13210 Katy Fwy, Houston, Texas 77079
  53. November 10, 2017AROUND THE WORLD, 5:30 PM, Literacy Advance of Houston, 2424 Wilcrest Dr, Ste 120, Houston, Texas 77042
  54. November 18, 2017TRANSGENDER DAY OF RESOURCES AND HEALTHY LIVING, 10:00 AM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard, Houston, TX 77006
  55. 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 27, 2017MASTERING THE MEDIA: THE BASICS!, 10:00 AM, webinar
  2. June 27, 2017TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY WEBINAR: HOW TO CREATE SUCCESFUL FUNDRAISING EVENTS, 5:30 PM, see event link for details
  3. June 29, 2017SCOTUS LITIGATION: TIPS AND LESSONS FROM THE SUPREME COURT, 6:00 PM, Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas 77005
  4. July 8, 2017SURJ HTX POLICING WORKSHOP, 10:00 AM, Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd, Houston, Texas 77055
  5. July 8, 2017POLITICAL MESSAGING AND CIVIL DISCOURSE, A SEMINAR, 10:00 AM, Hillendahl Neighborhood Library, 2436 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77080
  6. July 11, 2017TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY WEBINAR: TEC COMPLIANCE TRAINING, 5:30 PM, see event link for details

OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY EVENTS (OUTSIDE HARRIS COUNTY)

  1. June 30, 2017: MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY FINAL FRIDAY, 6:30 PM, Montgomery County Democratic Party, 1712 N Frazier St, Ste 117, Conroe, Texas 77301
  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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