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The Blue Report: Week of May 1, 2017

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The Blue Report: Week of May 1, 2017

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OUR PARTY

Looking for a way to volunteer using the skills you already have? HCDP could use your help! Please click here to complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

HCDP Events

  1. May 10, 2017: BROWN BAG--SAVE THE DATE, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, 1445 N Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008
  2. May 21, 2017: AAPI HERITAGE MONTH ROUNDTABLE, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, India House, 8888 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston, TX 77031
  3. May 24, 2017: TOWN TALK--SAVE THE DATE, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, TBD
  4. June 3, 2017: LATINO VOTER TRENDS ROUNDTABLE--SAVE THE DATE, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM, TBD
  5. June 21, 2017: VOLUNTEER DEPUTY VOTER REGISTRAR TRAINING6:00 PM-7:30 PM, HCDP HQ, 1445 N Loop W, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008

NEWS

  • On Saturday, April 29th we hosted an Open House and Volunteer Fair here at HCDP HQ. Thanks to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Senator Borris Miles, Senator John Whitmire, Senator Sylvia Garcia, Rep. Gene Wu, and Commissioner Rodney Ellis for stopping by and energizing Harris County Democrats. If you weren't able to attend and are interested in becoming a volunteer, click here to complete a Volunteer Interest Form.
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  • The Harris County Democratic Party is looking for hardworking, passionate, future leaders for our Summer Internship Program. Interns will work in several areas: Communication, Data Management, Field Organizing, Fundraising, Event Planning, and Volunteer Recruitment. Applications will be accepted until May 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM CST. To learn more about the program, click here. To apply to the program, complete the online Internship Program Application or send your resume; one letter of recommendation; and a letter of interest (300-500 words) to Dominique Davis, dominique@harrisdemocrats.com
Keep up with the Party's news and events in this section of the newsletter. For questions, please contact Dominique Davis, dominique@harrisdemocrats.com.

OUR MOVEMENT

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

RALLIES AND 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. May 1 - 12, 2017NATIONAL PHONE RALLY: DESTROY THE REPUBLICAN HEALTHCARE DISASTER
    • Rumor has it that congress is close to having enough votes to pass a modified version of the AHCA, and voting may happen as early as Monday, May 1. Why is the AHCA so bad for Americans? The AHCA would rollback Medicaid expansion, causing over 24 million Americans to lose coverage, and premiums would increase for middle-class and older Americans. Importantly, the bill allows states to remove protections for folks with preexisting conditions, so insurers could refuse to provide coverage to millions. And, the bill allows states to waive requirements that insurers cover essential health benefits, including maternity care and mental health care, while letting insurers reinstate lifetime spending caps.
    • Please visit the event link for a recommended script and phone numbers to area members of Congress
  4. May 1, 2017MAYO 1 DIA SIN INMIGRANTES/ MAY 1ST DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS, 11:00 AM, Guadalupe Plaza, 2311 Runnels St, Houston, Texas 77003
  5. 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!
  6. May 2, 2017: DEMAND JUSTICE 4 ALVA AT CITY COUNCIL, 2:00 PM, 901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
  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 6th to promote awareness of marijuana law reform.  There will be vendors, food trucks, DJs, live music, and many guest speakers.
  8. May 14, 2017MOTHER'S DAY RALLY AND MARCH, 12:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 900 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
    • Mother's Day was originally created as a day to have women openly speak out in favor of eradicating war and promoting peace in our world. Within this courageous tradition, we are calling on all women of conscience, good will, and peace to join us in a rally at city hall and to march through the streets of Houston, to declare NO to war and YES to peace!
    • WEAR LOTS OF PINK AND GLITTER! While we rally and march, let's be proud of femininity and motherhood!
    • We will gather on the steps of city hall at NOON and being marching at 2PM.
    • We will have speakers from CODEPINK TX: Women for Peace, Mothers against Drunk Drivers, Black Lives Matter, Immigrant Mothers, and many other courageous mothers who want peace, justice, and respect for all women.
  9. May 31-June 2, 2017CORNYN STAKEOUT, 1:30 PM, 5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 980, Houston, TX 77007
  10. 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.
NOTE: Some event links may only work properly if you are already a member of a particular Facebook or Meetup group.

TOWN HALLS AND COMMUNITY FORUMS

  1. May 1, 2017: PRESS CONFERENCE: LINE OF DEMARCATION DRAWN FOR BLACKS IN GALENA PARK, 6:00 PM, Galena Manor Park (Pavilion), 1508 Hunter Street, Galena Park, TX 77547
  2. May 9, 2017US HOUSE DISTRICT 7 CANDIDATE TOWN HALL, 7:00 PM, Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055
  3. 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. May 4, 2017: INDIVISIBLES OF TEXAS DISTRICT 7 THIRSTY THURSDAYS, 5:00 PM, Cottonwood Houston, 3422 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, Texas 77018
  2. May 7, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC - LEAGUE CITY Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, see event link for location details
  3. May 13, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END Monthly Meeting, 11:00 AM, HCC Southeast - Felix Fraga Academic Campus, 301 N. Drennan, Houston,TX 77003
  4. May 13, 2017INDIVISIBLE LIBERTY & CHAMBERS COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 5:30 PM, location provided upon RSVP
  5. May 20, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC-KATY AREA MONTHLY MEETING. 9:45 AM, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, Texas 77494
  6. May 20, 2017SD7/INDIVISIBLE CYPRESS Monthly Meeting, 2:00 PM, contact indivisiblecypress@gmail.com for location details
  7. June 17, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END MILLENNIAL VOTER OUTREACH EVENT, 6:00 PM, Axelrad, 517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004

OUR REVOLUTION EVENTS

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

  1.  May 6, 2017: OUR REVOLUTION TEXAS SENATE DISTRICT 17 MONTHLY MEETING, 2:00 PM, Haven’s Center @ St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1827 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098

LOBBY DAYS

  1. May 10, 2017: TEXAS REFUGEE ADVOCACY DAY

OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY EVENTS (OUTSIDE HARRIS COUNTY)

  • None at this time

HOUSTON AREA DEMOCRATIC PARTIES

UPCOMING ELECTIONS

  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. May 1, 2017OAK FOREST AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Nick's Grill, 2416 Mangum Rd, Houston, Texas 77092
  2. May 2, 2017HOUSTON MILLENNIALS Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, La Fisheria, 213 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002
  3. May 2, 2017SURJ HTX EDUCATION WORKGROUP MEETING, 6:30 PM, Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford St, Houston, Texas 77004
  4. May 2, 2017TEXAS COALITION OF BLACK DEMOCRATS - HARRIS COUNTY CHAPTER Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Gideon Lodge #3, 3518 Dowling Houston, Texas 77004
  5. May 3, 2017TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED AMERICANS Monthly Meeting, 11:30 AM, Gulf Coast AFL CIO Hall, 2506 Sutherland, Houston, TX 77023
  6. May 3, 2017CY-FAIR AREA DEMOCRATIC CLUB Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Romeros Las Brazas, 15703 Longenbaugh Dr, Houston, Texas 77095
  7. May 3, 2017HOUSTON AREA STONEWALL DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  8. May 3, 2017SURJ SPRING/MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHAPTER MEETING, 6:00 PM, Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church, 1370 N Millbend Dr, The Woodlands, Texas 77380
  9. May 3, 2017HOUSTON GLBT POLITICAL CAUCUS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Montrose Center, 401 Branard, Rm 106, Houston, TX 77006
  10. May 3, 2017HUMANISTS OF HOUSTON BAYTOWN Meetup, 7:00 PM, Jason's Deli, 4555 Garth Rd, Baytown, TX
  11. May 3, 2017GALVESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, location TBD
  12. May 4, 2017HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC LAWYERS ASSOCIATION CLE Lunch, 11:30 AM, Theo's Restaurant, 812 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
  13. May 6, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 13 PAC MONTHLY MEETING, 10:00 AM, Courtroom of Judge Zinetta Burney, 5300 Griggs Rd #2, Houston, TX 77021
  14. May 7, 2017JUSTICE DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 2:00 PM, Axelrad, 1517 Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77004
  15. May 7, 2017HOUSTON AREA NOW Monthly Meeting, 2:30 PM, Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. Rm 114, Houston, TX 77006
  16. May 8, 2017HUMBLE AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Olive Garden, 9632 FM 1960 Rd W, Humble, TX 77338
  17. May 8, 2017NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Spring Creek BBQ, 2710 Gulf Freeway South, League City, TX 77573
  18. May 9, 2017HARRIS COUNTY YOUNG DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  19. May 9, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  20. May 9, 2017YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, IBEW Local Union 527, 2509 FM 2004 Rd, Texas City, Texas 77591
  21. May 9, 2017SURJ HTX ACTION WORK GROUP, 6:30 PM, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, Texas 77057
  22. May 9, 2017BAY AREA DEMOCRATS' RESISTANCE MOVEMENT Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, The Krist Law Firm, P.C., 17100 El Camino Real, Houston, TX
  23. May 10, 2017DEMOCRACY FOR HOUSTON Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 N Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, TX 77008
  24. May 10, 2017WEST U DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Cafe Express, 3800 Southwest Fwy, Ste 124, Houston, Texas 77027
  25. May 11, 2017HARRIS COUNTY TEJANO DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  26. May 13, 2017CVPE General Meeting, 1:00 PM, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W 11th Street, Houston, Texas 77008
  27. May 13, 2017GREENPEACE HOUSTON Monthly Meeting, 4:00 PM, Govinda's Vegetarian Cuisine, 1320 W 34th Street, Houston, Texas 77018
  28. 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
  29. May 15, 2017OILPATCH DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008
  30. May 15, 2017MEYERLAND DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, 4738 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77096
  31. May 16, 2017ROADWOMEN MONTHLY MEETING, 6:00 PM, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1805 W Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77098
  32. May 16, 2017SD15 Meeting, 6:30 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop West, Suite 110, Houston, TX
  33. May 17, 2017HOUSTON AREA PROGRESSIVES Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Midtown Bar and Grill, 415 W Gray St., Houston, TX 77098
  34. May 18, 2017NAACP-HOUSTON BRANCH Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, 5300 Griggs, Houston, TX 77021
  35. May 18, 2017HOUSTON NORML Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM, Midtown Bar and Grill, 415 W Gray, Houston, TX
  36. May 20, 2017GREATER HEIGHTS DEMOCRATIC CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 10:00 AM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  37. May 20, 2017DIVERSE ALIEF DEMOCRATS Preliminary Planning Meeting, 10:30 PM, Alief Community Center, 11903 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072
  38. 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
  39. May 22, 2017TEXAS DEMOCRATIC WOMEN-HARRIS COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 N Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, TX 77008
  40. May 24, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  41. May 27, 2017SHARPSTOWN DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, time TBD, location TBD
  42. June 12, 2017HUMBLE AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Olive Garden, 9632 FM 1960 Rd W, Humble, TX 77338
  43. June 13, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  44. June 15, 2017NAACP-HOUSTON BRANCH Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, 5300 Griggs, Houston, TX 77021
  45. July 20, 2017EAST HOUSTON DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Fuddruckers, 855 Normandy St, Houston, Texas 77015
  46. August 8, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  47. September 12, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  48. October 10, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  49. 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. 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
  2. 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
  3. May 3, 2017NO PLACE FOR HATE® LUNCHEON, 11:30 AM, Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak, Houston, TX 77056
  4. May 3, 2017SHOW TUNES HAPPY HOUR WITH THE DIANA FOUNDATION, 5:30 PM, The Guava Lamp, 570 Waugh Dr, Houston, Texas 77019
  5. May 3, 2017PLANNED PARENTHOOD GULF COAST'S COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE, 6:00 PM, House of Blues, 1204 Caroline St, Houston, Texas 77002
  6. May 3, 2017STOLEN EDUCATION SCREENING AT THE HOUSTON HOLOCAUST MUSEUM, 6:00 PM, Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St, Houston, Texas 77004
  7. May 3, 2017COLORES FOLKLORICOS ART EXHIBIT OPENING NIGHT, 6:00 PM, Talento Bilingue de Houston, 333 S Jensen Dr, Houston, Texas 77003
  8. May 3, 2017FRENCH CROSSROADS: THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND ITS IMPACT ON FRANCE, EUROPE, & THE WORLD, 6:30 PM, United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX
  9. May 3, 2017THE ACTIVIST BOOK CLUB, 7:00 PM, contact greaterhoustondemocrats@gmail.com for location details
  10. May 4, 2017LET'S HIT THE ROAD! MAPPING OUR WAY TO STUDENT SUCCESS, 6:30 PM, Talento Bilingue de Houston, 333 S Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77003
  11. May 4, 2017SOCIALISM AND DEFEATING THE ANTI-IMMIGRANT AGENDA, 7:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  12. May 5, 20172017 HEALTHY MINDS HEALTHY FAMILIES CONFERENCE, 9:00 AM, Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington Blvd, Houston, TX 77022
  13. May 5, 2017ASIAN HERITAGE BUS TOUR, 10:00 AM, see event link for details
  14. May 5, 2017PAIR’S 4TH ANNUAL YOUTH EMPOWERMENT LUNCHEON AND FUND DRIVE, 11:00 AM, The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, TX 77027
  15. May 5, 2017GO PUBLIC GULFCOAST WITH BOB COVEY AND GRAYLE JAMES, 11:30 AM, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land. TX 77478
  16. 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
  17. May 5, 2017PFLAG HOUSTON PRESENTS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC; GENDER REVOLUTION, 7:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  18. May 6, 2017KEEP ALVIN BEAUTIFUL GREAT ALVIN CLEAN-UP, 8:00 AM, National Oak Park, Magnolia Street and Alvin Community College, Alvin, Texas 77511
  19. May 6, 2017GREATER HOUSTON NAMI WALK, 8:00 AM, Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
  20. May 6, 2017JOE CAMPOS TORRES SOLIDARITY WALK FOR PAST & FUTURE GENERATIONS, 9:00 AM, 4800 Block of Canal St. at 100 Block of Burr St., Houston, Texas
  21. May 6, 201724TH ANNUAL CINCO DE MAYO PARADE, 10:00 AM, see event link for route
  22. May 6, 2017WOMAN TO WOMAN EXPO, 11:00 AM, Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall Street, Houston, TX 77029
  23. May 6, 2017SURJ SOCIAL: TRANSFORMATIVE BAIL REFORM, 11:00 AM, Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd, Houston, Texas 77055
  24. May 6, 2017SAVE THE CHILDREN IN SYRIA YARD SALE, 5:00 PM, 18584 Deer Glen West, Conroe, TX 77302
  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 7, 2017A TRIBUTE TO FRAN VALENZUELA, 4:00 PM, Hilton Houston NASA, Discovery Ballroom, 3000 NASA Road 1, Houston, TX 77058, Please RSVP ASAP, Jean Carr (713-851-7455, jazzbelle@aol.com) or Cheryl Willis (832-495-1673, tech12x@gmail.com)
  28. May 7, 2017INTERFAITH ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK OF HOUSTON KICK-OFF EVENT, 5:00 PM, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, 3303 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
  29. May 8, 2017LABOR TRAFFICKING PAST AND PRESENT, 6:00 PM, Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
  30. May 9, 2017THANKING DEMOCRATIC FOREMOTHERS & POLITICAL SHEROES HAPPY HOUR, 6:00 PM, Liberty Station, 2101 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77007
  31. 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
  32. May 9, 2017RICE UNIVERSITY'S BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY PRESENTS "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
  33. May 10, 2017INFANT & TODDLER EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, 11:30 AM, Mental Health America, 2211 Norfolk St., Suite 810, Houston, TX 77098
  34. May 10, 2017ADVOCACY STUDIO SERIES: IMMIGRATION AND POVERTY, 11:30 AM, Children at Risk, 2900 Weslayan, Ste. 400, Houston, 77027
  35. 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
  36. May 10, 2017HEALTH CARE: WHAT NOW? AN EDUCATIONAL FORUM AND MODERATED PANEL DISCUSSION, 7:00 PM, South County Community Center, 2235 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380
  37. May 11, 201710TH ANNUAL HEART LUNCHEON HONORING MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER, 11:30 AM, Royal Sonesta Houston, 2222 West Loop S, Houston, Texas 77027
  38. May 11, 2017TRUMP'S FIRST 100 DAYS: WHAT WE KNOW NOW ABOUT LGBT & HIV RIGHTS, 3:30 PM, House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline St, Houston, Texas 77002
  39. May 11, 2017ANNIE'S LIST PRESENTS "TURNING AND KEEPING HARRIS COUNTY BLUE", 5:30 PM, Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 3814 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
  40. May 11, 2017CRAFTIVISM HOUSTON MAY POSTCARD PARTY, 7:00 PM, Pop Shop Houston, 321 A W 19th St, Houston, Texas 77008
  41. May 12, 2017MT COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMUNITY MEETING, 6:00 PM, Ryan's, 1413 N Loop 336 West, Conroe, Texas 77304
  42. May 12, 2017HANDMAID'S TALE SCREENING PARTY AT BRAZOS!, 7:00 PM, Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas 77005
  43. May 13, 2017CORPORATIONS COME OUT, 12:30 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  44. 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
  45. May 16, 2017FACES OF LGBTQ TEXAS, 12:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  46. May 16, 2017OUTSTANDING WOMEN IN SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES: PAMELA DENKINS, PHD, 5:30 PM, Onstead Auditorium, 6767 Bertner Ave, Houston, TX 77030 (RSVP HERE)
  47. May 16, 2017INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR EDUCATORS: PROTECTING AND PREPARING STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IN CASE OF ICE RAIDS, 6:00 PM, HCC Southeast - Felix Fraga Academic Campus, 301 N. Drennan St, Houston, TX 77003
  48. May 18, 2017BAKERRIPLEY'S IN GOOD COMPANY, 6:00 PM, Baker-Ripley, 6500 Rookin, Houston, Texas 77074
  49. May 20, 2017NAACP LEGAL REDRESS CLINIC, 9:00 AM, NAACP Houston Branch, 2002 Wheeler Ave, Houston, Texas 77004
  50. May 20, 2017ASIAN HERITAGE BUS TOUR, 10:00 AM, see event link for details
  51. May 20, 2017KARBACH CHARITY PUB CRAWL, 2:00 PM, Onion Creek Coffee House, Bar and Lounge, 3106 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX 77007
  52. May 20, 2017THIRD ANNUAL PFLAG HOUSTON SOCIAL FUNDRAISER, 7:00 PM, see event link for location details
  53. May 20, 2017KPFT BENEFIT WITH AMY GOODMAN | DEMOCRACY NOW!, 7:30 PM, Emerson Unitarian Church, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, TX 77057
  54. May 21, 2017MURIEL STUBBS MEMORIAL SERVICE, 2:00 PM, American Legion Post 560 Garden Oaks, 3720 Alba Road, Houston, TX 77018
  55. May 22, 201713 COLORS OF THE HONDURAN RESISTANCE US TOUR, 7:00 PM, Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX
  56. May 23, 2017HRC HOUSTON'S WELCOMING SCHOOLS AT HAMBURGER MARY'S, 7:00 PM, Hamburger Mary's, 2409 Grant #A, Houston, Texas 77006
  57. May 25, 2017LAUREN HANA CHAI: A SEARCH FOR SELF, 6:00 PM, Korean Community Center, 1809 Hollister St, Houston, Texas 77080
  58. May 27, 2017ASIAN HERITAGE BUS TOUR, 10:00 AM, see event link for details
  59. May 31, 2017ADVOCACY STUDIO SERIES: CAN WE END HUMAN TRAFFICKING?, 11:30 AM, Children At Risk, 2900 Weslayan, Ste. 400, Houston, 77027
  60. June 1, 20172017 LGBTQIA YOUTH PROM, BENEFITING HATCH YOUTH, 7:00 PM, Numbers Nightclub, 300 Westheimer Rd, Houston, Texas 77006
  61. June 3, 2017OPERATION IMPACT (MEALS ON WHEELS) W/HUMANISTS OF HOUSTON TEAM, 9:00 AM, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, 3303 Main Street, Houston, TX
  62. June 3, 2017125TH ANNIVERSARY OF PLUMBERS LOCAL 68, 10:00 AM, Pasadena Convention Center, 4334 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, Texas 77504
  63. June 8, 2017PROPHETIC CITY WITH STEPHEN KLINEBERG, PH.D, 11:30 AM, Sugar Land Marriott, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 
  64. June 8, 2017BARCADIA: LEGAL AID AT THE ARCADE, 6:00 PM, Eighteen Twenty Lounge, 1820 Franklin St, Houston, Texas 77002
  65. June 13, 20172ND ANNUAL CHANGE MAKER AWARDS, 6:30 PM, location TBD
  66. June 17, 2017NAACP LEGAL REDRESS CLINIC, 9:00 AM, NAACP Houston Branch, 2002 Wheeler Ave, Houston, Texas 77004
  67. June 18, 2017EMANCIPATION PARK GRAND REOPENING!, 9:00 AM, 3018 Dowling St, Houston, TX 77004
  68. June 24, 2017HOUSTON LGBT PRIDE CELEBRATION 2017, 12:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  69. August 4, 2017GREATER HOUSTON ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT, 8:30 AM, United Way-Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007

TRAINING EVENTS

  1. May 2, 2017CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY TRAINING SERIES: HOW TO HOST SOCIAL EVENTS THAT PEOPLE LOVE, 5:30 PM, webinar--see link for details
  2. May 6, 2017TRANSGENDER PREJUDICE REDUCTION CANVASS LEADER TRAINING, 12:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  3. May 9, 2017CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY TRAINING SERIES: PROGRESS CHECK & SHARING BEST PRACTICES, 5:30 PM, webinar--see link for details
  4. May 11, 2017BE HEARD. A DAYA SEMINAR FEATURING LATHA RAMCHAND, 6:30 PM, United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX
  5. June 22, 2017RESISTANCE: SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP, 6:00 PM, location TBD
  6. June 25, 2017CLINIC ACCESS SUPPORT NETWORK NEW VOLUNTEER TRAINING, 3:00 PM, location will be provided upon registration

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
  12. 6/3/2017, 12:00 PM, Judson Robinson Jr. Community Center, 2nd Floor, 2020 Hermann Drive Houston, TX 77004
  13. 6/10/2017, 10:00 AM, Harris County Administration Building, 1st Floor Conference Room, 1001 Preston Street, Houston 77002
  14. 6/12/2017, 6:00 PM, Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South Street, Houston, TX. 77009
  15. 6/13/2017, 2:00 PM, Harris County Jury Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston 77002
  16. 6/13/2017, 6:30 PM, Harris County Jury Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston 77002
  17. 6/15/2017, 6:00 PM, Baker Ripley (Ripley House), 4410 Navigation, Houston, TX 77011
  18. 6/21/2017, 6:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1445 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008
  19. 6/22/2017, 6:00 PM, San Jacinto College North, Building #12 Room 112, 5800 Uvalde Road, Houston, TX. 77049
  20. 6/28/2017, 6:00 PM, Masjid Al Salam, 16700 Old Louetta Road, Spring, TX 77379

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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