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The Blue Report: Week of May 8, 2017

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OUR PARTY

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HCDP Events

  1. May 10, 2017: BROWN BAG12:00 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

  • Election Day was on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Congratulations to the following Pasadena Election winners: Don Harrison (City Council, District C), Sammy Casados (City Council, District D), and Cody Ray Wheeler (City Council, District E). And to Erica Davis Rouse, the new San Jacinto College Trustee! Thank you to all the candidates that ran and were willing to serve their communities. Election ResultsMay 6, 2017 Joint ElectionPasadena ISD, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Election; and City of Katy General Election.
  • 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. The application deadline is 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

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

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 8, 2017RESIST & FIGHT SB4 ACTION, 10:00 AM, United We Dream - Houston, 1900 Kane St, Houston, Texas 77007 
    • Governor Greg Abbott signed SB4 to become a law. Black, Brown, Trans, Queer, Undocumented and Immigrants people are under attack and we must stand up, fight and resist. We urge all community, allies and neighbors from Houston, TX to join us on Monday, May 8th 2017 a las 10:00AM to deliver a message that our community will fight and not tolerate the legalization of racially profiling black and brown people.
    • Join us at 10:00AM at MECA 1900 Kane St. Houston, TX to prepare and to take action. Action location will be provided at our gathering at MECA.
    • Agenda: 10:00AM | Meet at MECA 1900 Kane St. Houston, TX, 10:00-10:40AM | Action Planning, 10:45-11:15AM | Drive to Action Location, 11:15AM - 1:30PM | Action at Location.
    • Email Adonias@UnitedWeDream.Org for More Information.
    • El Gobernador Greg Abbott acaba de firmar la Propuesta SB4 para que se convierta en ley. Nuestra comunidades de color, inmigrantes, indocumentadas, Trans y Queer se encuentran bajo ataque y debemos resistir y pelear. Urgimos a la comunidad, aliados y vecinos de Houston, TX a que se unan a nosotras el dia Lunes 8 de Mayo del 2017 alas 10:00AM para que podamos llevar un mensaje que nuestra comunidad peleara y no tolerará la legalización que seamos discriminados por nuestro perfil racial.
    • Acompanenos a las 10:00AM en MECA 1900 Kane St. Houston, TX para que nos preparemos y tomemos acción inmediata. El Lugar de la accion sera proveido en nuestra reunión en MECA a las 10:00AM.
    • Agenda: 10:00AM | Reunion Principal en MECA 1900 Kane St. Houston, TX, 10:00-10:40AM | Planeación de Acción Directa, 10:45AM-11:15AM | Manejar hacia el lugar de la Acción, 11:15AM - 1:30PM | Accion.
    • Contactar a Adonias@UnitedWeDream.Org Para Mas Información
  4. May 9, 2017HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSIONERS COURT HEARING (TOP-SPONSORED EVENT), 10:00 AM, 1001 Preston St, Houston, TX 77002
    • On the heels of the landmark decision that deemed the bail system in Harris County unconstitutional, we will be in Commissioners Court to pressure the county commisioners, County Attorney Vince Ryan, and the judges to drop the appeal and settle this lawsuit! We need all hands on deck to fill the room and make our demands heard! For more information, to attend, or to reserve a speaking role please contact Brandon at (713)677-3968 or bmorgan@organizetexas.org
  5. May 9, 2017: OPPOSE AHCA! DIE-IN FOLLOWING TX-07 CANDIDATE FORUM, 8:40 PM, Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055
    • Immediately following the Indivisible TX-07 Town Hall for the Democratic candidates running for the District 7 US House seat in 2018 against John Culberson on May 9th at 7:00 p.m. at Trini Mendenhall Community Center at 1414 Wirt Road, constituents of John Culberson will stage a mass protest of the House of Representatives’ recent approval of the Republican Healthcare plan. AHCA will roll back coverage for 24 million Americans and create loopholes that allow insurance companies to deny coverage to those with preexisting conditions including but not limited to cystic fibrosis, diabetes, congestive heart failure, psoriatic arthritis, AIDS, bipolar disease, depression, cerebral palsy, asthma, and cancer. In Texas’ 7th congressional district, nearly 64,000 people are estimated to lose coverage. Previous limits on charges for seniors will increase; the bill will cut Medicaid by $880 billion over ten years; coverage gaps will be punished with extreme prejudice; and the top 1% of earners will receive a lofty tax cut. Come hear the stories of just a few of those affected by this bill should it become law.
  6. May 10, 2017CAMINATA DEL DIA DE LAS MADRES NO SB4, 10:00 AM, 6610 Harwin Dr, Houston, TX 77036
    • Para conmemorar el Dia de Las madres estamos llamando a las madres poderosas a que le recuerden al governador que con la SB4 van a romper familias. Tu precensia es importante. ¡No hay que quedarnos callados con la SB4! Nuestras familias importan! ¡Hay que luchar! #UneteAFIEL
  7. May 11, 2017LOLING AT JEFF SESSIONS, 8:30 PM, Facebook Live event
  8. May 14, 2017: MOTHER'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 20, 2017BLACK LIVES MATTER HOUSTON MARCH 4 HUMAN RIGHTS, 5:00 PM, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, Texas 77010
    • The #BLMHOU march for human rights is intended as a unity event while centering Blackness in all of the issues that we are facing in this country, state, city and all while trying to survive under President Agent Orange. This is a march against hate, phobia, and bigotry all are invited.
    • - This event will NOT center whiteness
    • - This event will not be one where you take the time to hug the police
    • - This event is intended to show that we can come together and also RESPECT separate movements.
  10. May 31-June 2, 2017CORNYN STAKEOUT, 1:30 PM, 5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 980, Houston, TX 77007
  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.

TOWN HALLS AND COMMUNITY FORUMS

  1. May 9, 2017US HOUSE DISTRICT 7 CANDIDATE TOWN HALL, 7:00 PM, Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055
  2. May 13, 2017CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 14 CONSTITUENT TOWN HALL, 2:30 PM, Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 Dickinson Rd, League City, Texas 77573
  3. May 17, 2017HISD SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMUNITY FORUM, 6:00 PM, South Field Office, 4040 W Fuqua St, Houston, TX 77045
  4. July 8, 2017HEALTHCARE FOR ALL TOWN HALL MEETING & RALLY SUPPORTING HR 676, 10:00 AM, location TBD

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


#THERESISTANCE 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. May 9, 2017: BREAKFAST WITH INDIVISIBLE, 10:00 AM, Levure Bakery, 26400 Kuykendahl Rd, Tomball, Texas 77389
  3. May 9, 2017PIE AND BINGO WITH PANTSUIT REPUBLIC - KATY AREA, 5:30 PM, Proud Pie, 3522 S Mason Rd Ste 300, Katy, Texas 77450
  4. May 9, 2017SURJ HTX ACTION WORK GROUP, 6:30 PM, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, Texas 77057
  5. May 9, 2017BAY AREA DEMOCRATS' RESISTANCE MOVEMENT Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, The Krist Law Firm, P.C., 17100 El Camino Real, Houston, TX
  6. May 10, 2017FORT BEND CAN HAPPY HOUR, 5:30 PM, World of Beer, 2643 Commercial Center Blvd, Ste B390, Katy, Texas 77494
  7. May 10, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC CY-FAIR/TOMBALL MIX'N'MINGLE WITH PANTSUIT REPUBLIC SPRING/WOODLANDS, 7:00 PM, see event link for location details
  8. May 11, 2017INDIVISIBLE CYPRESS NO AGENDA LUNCH, 12:30 PM, Goode Company BBQ, 20102 Northwest Fwy, Houston, Texas 77065
  9. May 11, 2017PHONE BANK! GATHER VOLUNTEERS TO FLIP TX-07, 5:00 PM, 1445 N Loop Fwy W, Houston, TX 77008
  10. May 11, 2017CRAFTIVISM HOUSTON MAY POSTCARD PARTY, 7:00 PM, Pop Shop Houston, 321 A W 19th St, Houston, Texas 77008
  11. May 13, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END Monthly Meeting, 11:00 AM, HCC Southeast - Felix Fraga Academic Campus, 301 N. Drennan, Houston,TX 77003
  12. May 13, 2017INDIVISIBLE LIBERTY & CHAMBERS COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 5:30 PM, location provided upon RSVP
  13. May 14, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC FRIENDSWOOD/CLEAR LAKE BOOK CLUB MAY MEETING, 5:30 PM, see event link for location details
  14. May 15, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC MUSEUM DISTRICT/MONTROSE GROUP BOOK CLUB MEETING, 6:00 PM, Dr. Monica L Roberson MD, 1728 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas 77005
  15. May 16, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC: EAST END-EAST HARRIS COUNTY PRESENTS "TOOLS TO HELP EDUCATORS PROTECT AND PREPARE YOUTH AND FAMILIES", 6:00 PM, HCC Southeast - Felix Fraga Academic Campus, 301 N Drennan St, Houston, TX 77003
  16. May 17, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON CHAPTER MONTHLY MEETING, 6:00 PM, contact kbhagen@gmail.com for location details
  17. May 19, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HEIGHTS MAY BOOK CLUB MEETUP, 6:30 PM, location TBD
  18. May 20, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC-KATY AREA MONTHLY MEETING. 9:45 AM, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, Texas 77494
  19. May 20, 2017SURJ HTX SHOWING UP FOR THE MOVEMENT, 10:00 AM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, TX 77006
  20. May 20, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 GULFTON PARADE AND FESTIVAL VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT. 11:00 AM, Burnett Bayland Park, 6000 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77081
  21. May 20, 2017SD7/INDIVISIBLE CYPRESS Monthly Meeting, 2:00 PM, contact indivisiblecypress@gmail.com for location details
  22. May 20, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END HOUSTON ROLLER DERBY BOUT VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 6:00 PM, Renvention Center, 520 Texas, Houston, TX 77002
  23. May 21, 2017SWING LEFT TX-07 CHAPTER MEETING, 1:00 PM, see event link for location
  24. May 24, 2014FORT BEND CAN (COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK) "EVERYONE LIVES IN A PRECINCT" MAY MEETING AND PROGRAM, 12:00 PM, University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas 77479
  25. May 25, 2017INDIVISIBLE SPRING/MONTGOMERY COUNTY MONTHLY MEETING, 6:00 PM, see event link for location details
  26. May 26, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC - KATY AREA MAY BOOKCLUB--WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS, 7:00 PM, location provided upon RSVP
  27. June 17, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 WORLD REFUGEE DAY VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 4:00 PM, Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098
  28. June 17, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END MILLENNIAL VOTER OUTREACH EVENT, 10:00 AM, Axelrad, 517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004
  29. June 17, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END HOUSTON ROLLER DERBY BOUT VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 6:00 PM, Renvention Center, 520 Texas, Houston, TX 77002
  30. July 15, 2017SWING LEFT TX DISTRICT 07 NACA WORKSHOP VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 10:30 AM, Baker-Ripley, 6500 Rookin St., Houston, TX 77074
  31. July 15, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END HOUSTON ROLLER DERBY BOUT VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 6:00 PM, Renvention Center, 520 Texas, Houston, TX 77002
  32. August 16, 2017PANTSUIT REPUBLIC HOUSTON EAST END HOUSTON ROLLER DERBY BOUT VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT, 6:00 PM, Renvention Center, 520 Texas, Houston, TX 77002

LOBBY DAYS

  1. May 10, 2017: TEXAS REFUGEE ADVOCACY DAY

OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY EVENTS (OUTSIDE HARRIS COUNTY)

HOUSTON AREA DEMOCRATIC PARTIES

 

UPCOMING ELECTIONS

None at this time

 

CLUB AND ORGANIZATION EVENTS

  1. May 8, 2017: HUMBLE AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Olive Garden, 9632 FM 1960 Rd W, Humble, TX 77338
  2. May 8, 2017NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Spring Creek BBQ, 2710 Gulf Freeway South, League City, TX 77573
  3. May 9, 2017HARRIS COUNTY YOUNG DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  4. May 9, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  5. May 9, 2017YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF GALVESTON COUNTY Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, IBEW Local Union 527, 2509 FM 2004 Rd, Texas City, Texas 77591
  6. May 9, 2017RESULTS HOUSTON MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Bayland Park Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77074
  7. May 10, 2017DEMOCRACY FOR HOUSTON Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 N Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, TX 77008
  8. May 10, 2017WEST U DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Cafe Express, 3800 Southwest Fwy, Ste 124, Houston, Texas 77027
  9. May 11, 2017HARRIS COUNTY TEJANO DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  10. May 11, 2017HOUSTON DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, 2506 Sutherland St, Houston, Texas 77023
  11. May 11, 2017HOUSTON SIERRA CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, St. Stephen's Pecore Hall, 1805 W. Alabama, Houston, TX
  12. May 12, 2017BAY AREA NEW DEMOCRATS WEEKLY LUNCH, 12:00 PM, Eduardo's Mexican Kitchen, 911 NASA Parkway, Webster, TX
  13. May 13, 2017SENATE DISTRICT 13 PAC MONTHLY MEETING, 10:00 AM, Courtroom of Judge Zinetta Burney, 5300 Griggs Rd #2, Houston, TX 77021
  14. May 13, 2017HUMANISTS OF HOUSTON WOMENS CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 10:30 AM, Cafe Express River Oaks, 1422 West Gray, Houston, TX
  15. May 13, 2017CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY-THE WOODLANDS CHAPTER MONTHLY MEETING, 11:30 AM, 8801 Gosling Rd, Spring, TX 77381
  16. May 13, 2017CVPE General Meeting, 1:00 PM, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W 11th Street, Houston, Texas 77008
  17. May 13, 2017HUMANISTS OF HOUSTON ATHEIST DISCUSSION AND SUPPORT GROUP, 1:00 PM, The Montrose Center, Rm. 328, 401 Branard St., Houston, TX
  18. May 13, 2017GREENPEACE HOUSTON Monthly Meeting, 4:00 PM, Govinda's Vegetarian Cuisine, 1320 W 34th Street, Houston, Texas 77018
  19. 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
  20. May 15, 2017OILPATCH DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008
  21. May 15, 2017MEYERLAND DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, 4738 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77096
  22. May 15, 2017CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY-CONROE CHAPTER MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Conroe Public Library, 104 Interstate 45 N, Conroe, TX 77301
  23. May 16, 2017ROADWOMEN MONTHLY MEETING, 6:00 PM, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1805 W Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77098
  24. May 16, 2017SD15 Meeting, 6:30 PM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop West, Suite 110, Houston, TX
  25. May 17, 2017HOUSTON AREA PROGRESSIVES Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM, Midtown Bar and Grill, 415 W Gray St., Houston, TX 77098
  26. May 18, 2017EAST HOUSTON DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, Milton Lusk Youth Activity Center, Jacinto City, Texas 77029
  27. May 18, 2017NAACP-HOUSTON BRANCH Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, 5300 Griggs, Houston, TX 77021
  28. May 18, 2017BAAD WOMEN MONTHLY MEETING (Topic: Women's Health Issues), 6:30 PM, Bay Area Community Center, 5002 E NASA Pkwy, Seabrook, TX 77586
  29. May 18, 2017HOUSTON NORML Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM, Midtown Bar and Grill, 415 W Gray, Houston, TX
  30. May 20, 2017GREATER HEIGHTS DEMOCRATIC CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 10:00 AM, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Ste 110, Houston, Texas 77008
  31. May 20, 2017DIVERSE ALIEF DEMOCRATS Preliminary Planning Meeting, 10:30 PM, Alief Community Center, 11903 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072
  32. 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
  33. May 20, 2017HUMANISTS OF HOUSTON CITYWIDE  MONTHLY GATHERING, 1:00 PM, Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055
  34. May 20, 2017BELLAIRE/BRAESWOOD DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 5:00 PM, 807 Jaquet Dr, Bellaire TX 77401
  35. 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
  36. May 24, 2017DEMOCRATS & PROGRESSIVES OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA Monthly Meeting, 6:00 PM, Fuddruckers, 2290 Buckthorne Place, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  37. May 27, 2017SHARPSTOWN DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, time TBD, location TBD
  38. June 7, 2017GALVESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS CLUB MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 PM, location TBD
  39. June 7, 2017CY-FAIR DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Romero's Las Brazas, 15703 Longenbaugh Dr A, Houston, TX 77095
  40. June 12, 2017HUMBLE AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Olive Garden, 9632 FM 1960 Rd W, Humble, TX 77338
  41. June 13, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  42. June 15, 2017NAACP-HOUSTON BRANCH Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, 5300 Griggs, Houston, TX 77021
  43. June 19, 2017MEYERLAND DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING, 7:00 PM, Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, 4738 Beechnut St, Houston, Texas 77096
  44. July 20, 2017EAST HOUSTON DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, Milton Lusk Youth Activity Center, Jacinto City, Texas 77029
  45. August 8, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  46. September 12, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  47. October 10, 2017KINGWOOD AREA DEMOCRATS Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM, El Ranchero Restaurant, 24551 Loop 494, Suite 111, Kingwood, Texas  77339
  48. 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 8, 2017LABOR TRAFFICKING PAST AND PRESENT, 6:00 PM, Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
  2. May 8, 2017DSA HOUSTON READING GROUP, 7:00 PM, Midtown Bar & Grill, 415 W Gray St, Houston, Texas 77019
  3. May 9, 2017THANKING DEMOCRATIC FOREMOTHERS & POLITICAL SHEROES HAPPY HOUR, 6:00 PM, Liberty Station, 2101 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77007
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. May 9, 2017SALAAM SUPPER TO SUPPORT REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS, 7:00 PM, Kindred - Lutheran Church, 2515 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006
  7. May 10, 2017INFANT & TODDLER EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, 11:30 AM, Mental Health America, 2211 Norfolk St., Suite 810, Houston, TX 77098
  8. May 10, 2017ADVOCACY STUDIO SERIES: IMMIGRATION AND POVERTY, 11:30 AM, Children at Risk, 2900 Weslayan, Ste. 400, Houston, 77027
  9. May 10, 2017SOCIAL JUSTICE LECTURE SERIES WITH 2017 PULITZER PRIZE WINNER MATTHEW DESMOND, 6:00 PM, University of Houston, UC Theater, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004
  10. May 10, 2017DRINKING LIBERALLY HAPPY HOUR, 6:00 PM, Cecil's Tavern, 600 W Gray St, Houston, TX
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. May 11, 2017SANDWICHES FOR SEARCH, 10:30 AM, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1900 Bering Drive, Westwood Hall, Houston, TX
  14. May 11, 201710TH ANNUAL HEART LUNCHEON HONORING MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER, 11:30 AM, Royal Sonesta Houston, 2222 West Loop S, Houston, Texas 77027
  15. 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
  16. May 11, 2017ANNIE'S LIST PRESENTS "TURNING AND KEEPING HARRIS COUNTY BLUE", 5:30 PM, Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 3814 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
  17. May 11, 2017SUICIDE PREVENTION EVENT #IWILLASK, 6:00 PM, Turner College and Career High School, 4717 Bailey Rd, Pearland, Texas 77584
  18. May 11, 2017BREATHABLE CITIES: USING VW FUNDING TO IMPROVE AIR IN THE HOUSTON AREA, 6:00 PM, location TBD
  19. May 11, 2017ONE HOUSTON ISSUE ACTION TEAM MEETINGS, 6:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  20. May 11, 2017LESBIANS WHO TECH (+ ALLIES) HOUSTON MAY MEETUP, 6:30 PM, 8th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77003
  21. May 12, 201712TH ANNUAL ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES CONFERENCE, 8:00 AM, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007
  22. May 12, 2017MT COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMUNITY MEETING, 6:00 PM, Ryan's, 1413 N Loop 336 West, Conroe, Texas 77304
  23. May 12, 2017HANDMAID'S TALE SCREENING PARTY AT BRAZOS!, 7:00 PM, Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas 77005
  24. May 12, 2017DEFINING A WESTERN MUSLIM IDENTY, 7:30 PM, ISGH River Oaks Islamic Center, 3110 Eastside St, Houston, Texas 77098
  25. May 13, 2017ASIAFEST 2017, 10:00 AM, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
  26. May 13, 2017CITIZENSHIP FORUM, 10:00 AM, Houston Community College Southwest Campus, 5601 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77081
  27. May 13, 2017CORPORATIONS COME OUT, 12:30 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  28. May 13, 2017MALCOLM X MOVIE SCREENING, 7:00 PM, MATCH, 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
  29. 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
  30. May 15, 2017H-GAC BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES: LIVABLE CENTERS, 12:00 PM, H-GAC Offices, 3555 Timmons Lane, 2nd Floor, Rm B, Houston, TX 77027
  31. May 16, 2017FACES OF LGBTQ TEXAS, 12:00 PM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  32. May 16, 2017OUTSTANDING WOMEN IN SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES: PAMELA DENKINS, PHD, 5:30 PM, Onstead Auditorium, 6767 Bertner Ave, Houston, TX 77030 (RSVP HERE)
  33. May 18, 2017BAKER RIPLEY'S IN GOOD COMPANY, 6:00 PM, Baker-Ripley, 6500 Rookin, Houston, Texas 77074
  34. May 18, 2017ONE HOUSTON: OUR STUDENTS, OUR CITY, OUR FUTURE; 6:00 PM; St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1805 W. Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77098
  35. May 18, 2017RICE UNIVERSITY'S BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY PRESENTS "THE DISPARATE DESTINIES OF THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO", 6:30 PM, Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, 6100 Main St., Houston, Texas 77005
  36. May 18, 2017“VINCENT WHO?” – BIRTH OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, 7:00 PM, 3412 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77004
  37. May 19, 2017HARRIS COUNTY LABOR BREAKFAST WITH LILLIE SCHECHTER, 8:30 AM, IBEW, Local 716, 1475 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008
  38. May 19, 2017BEYOND PARIS-CARBON CHANGE, 6:00 PM, L'Alliance Française, 427 Lovett Blvd, Houston, TX 77066
  39. May 20, 2017NAACP LEGAL REDRESS CLINIC, 9:00 AM, NAACP Houston Branch, 2002 Wheeler Ave, Houston, Texas 77004
  40. May 20, 2017ASIAN HERITAGE BUS TOUR, 10:00 AM, see event link for details
  41. May 20, 2017KARBACH CHARITY PUB CRAWL, 2:00 PM, Onion Creek Coffee House, Bar and Lounge, 3106 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX 77007
  42. May 20, 2017THIRD ANNUAL PFLAG HOUSTON SOCIAL FUNDRAISER, 7:00 PM, see event link for location details
  43. May 20, 2017KPFT BENEFIT WITH AMY GOODMAN | DEMOCRACY NOW!, 7:30 PM, Emerson Unitarian Church, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, TX 77057
  44. May 21, 2017MURIEL STUBBS MEMORIAL SERVICE, 2:00 PM, American Legion Post 560 Garden Oaks, 3720 Alba Road, Houston, TX 77018
  45. May 22, 2017WORLD WATER DAY & AMERICA'S TOXIC TAP/DRINKING WATER CRISIS, 1:00 PM, Santikos Entertainment, 7301 W Grand Pkwy S, Richmond, Texas 77407
  46. May 22, 201713 COLORS OF THE HONDURAN RESISTANCE US TOUR, 7:00 PM, Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX
  47. May 23, 2017HRC HOUSTON'S WELCOMING SCHOOLS AT HAMBURGER MARY'S, 7:00 PM, Hamburger Mary's, 2409 Grant #A, Houston, Texas 77006
  48. May 25, 2017LAUREN HANA CHAI: A SEARCH FOR SELF, 6:00 PM, Korean Community Center, 1809 Hollister St, Houston, Texas 77080
  49. May 27, 2017FLAGS FOR OUR MILITARY HEROES - MAY SERVICE EVENT, 7:30 AM, Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, 7301 Memorial St, Hitchcock, TX 77563
  50. May 27, 2017ASIAN HERITAGE BUS TOUR, 10:00 AM, see event link for details
  51. May 31, 2017ADVOCACY STUDIO SERIES: CAN WE END HUMAN TRAFFICKING?, 11:30 AM, Children At Risk, 2900 Weslayan, Ste. 400, Houston, 77027
  52. June 1, 20172017 LGBTQIA YOUTH PROM, BENEFITING HATCH YOUTH, 7:00 PM, Numbers Nightclub, 300 Westheimer Rd, Houston, Texas 77006
  53. 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
  54. June 3, 2017125TH ANNIVERSARY OF PLUMBERS LOCAL 68, 10:00 AM, Pasadena Convention Center, 4334 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, Texas 77504
  55. June 3, 2017THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME SENIOR HOUSING LAUNCH PARTY, 6:30 PM, Buffalo Soldier National Museum, 3816 Caroline St, Houston, Texas 77004 
  56. June 4, 2017SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH SISTER HELEN HOLY, 11:00 AM, Buffalo Soldier National Museum, 3816 Caroline St, Houston, Texas 77004
  57. June 8, 2017PROPHETIC CITY WITH STEPHEN KLINEBERG, PH.D, 11:30 AM, Sugar Land Marriott, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 
  58. June 8, 2017BARCADIA: LEGAL AID AT THE ARCADE, 6:00 PM, Eighteen Twenty Lounge, 1820 Franklin St, Houston, Texas 77002
  59. June 10, 2017RIGHT2JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM: A NEW ERA FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 10:00 AM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Houston, Texas 77006
  60. June 13, 20172ND ANNUAL CHANGE MAKER AWARDS, 6:30 PM, location TBD
  61. June 17, 2017NAACP LEGAL REDRESS CLINIC, 9:00 AM, NAACP Houston Branch, 2002 Wheeler Ave, Houston, Texas 77004
  62. June 17, 2017EMANCIPATION PARK GRAND REOPENING!, 9:00 AM, 3018 Dowling St, Houston, TX 77004
  63. June 17, 2017WORLD REFUGEE DAY HOUSTON 2017, 4:00 PM, Levy Park Conservancy, 3801 Eastside, Houston, Texas 77098
  64. June 23, 2017RAINBOW ON THE GREEN, 7:00 PM, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, Texas 77010
  65. June 24, 2017HOUSTON LGBT PRIDE CELEBRATION 2017, 12:00 PM, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77002
  66. August 4, 2017GREATER HOUSTON ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT, 8:30 AM, United Way-Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007
  67. August 13, 2017EQUALITY TEXAS SUNDAY FUNDAY, 12:00 PM, Eureka Heights Brewing Company, 941 W 18th St, Houston, TX
  68. September 16, 20172017 HOUSTON TRANSGENDER UNITY BANQUET, 6:30 PM, Houston Marriott North, 255 N Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, Texas 77060
  69. October 7, 20177TH WALK & MENTAL HEALTH EXPO, 7:00 AM, Stude Park, 1031 Stude St., Houston, TX 77007
  70. November 3, 2017SALUTE TO VETERANS 2017, 11:00 AM, Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, 13210 Katy Fwy, Houston, Texas 77079
  71. November 10, 2017AROUND THE WORLD, 5:30 PM, Literacy Advance of Houston, 2424 Wilcrest Dr, Ste 120, Houston, Texas 77042

TRAINING EVENTS

  1. May 9, 2017CANVASS FOR COMMUNITY TRAINING SERIES: PROGRESS CHECK & SHARING BEST PRACTICES, 5:30 PM, webinar--see link for details
  2. May 10, 2017TRIAL MONITOR TRAINING, 5:00 PM, FAIR Criminal Court Watch, 917 Franklin, Fourth Floor, Houston, Texas 77002
  3. May 10, 2017ACTIVE BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING, 7:00 PM, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, 5200 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77004
  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. May 11, 2017FLONNIE MAE LARIMER UNIT MEETING FOR PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE, 6:30 PM, Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77074
  6. May 20, 2017TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY "TRAIN THE TRAINER" PROGRAM, see event link for details
  7. May 20, 2017TRIAL MONITOR TRAINING, 5:00 PM, FAIR Criminal Court Watch, 917 Franklin, Fourth Floor, Houston, Texas 77002
  8. May 21, 2017ABORTION SUPPORT SKILLS 101, 11:00 AM, location provided upon registration
  9. June 22, 2017RESISTANCE: SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP, 6:00 PM, location TBD
  10. 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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commented 2017-05-09 20:23:16 -0500 · Flag
Would you please add these events to the Blue Report? Thanks!

May 16, 1-3:00 “Meeting Topic: Writing Opinion Letters” Cinco Ranch Library 2620 Commercial Center Blvd Katy 77494

May 20, 10-11:30 “Phone calls and Block walks” Katy Library 5414 Franz Rd Katy 77493

May 21, 1-3:00 “Coffee and Postcards” Starbucks Kingsland/Fry 77450
Please RSVP attendance so we have enough supplies available. IndivisibleKatyHuddle@gmail.com