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  • zoom_in library_books Details of the Precinct 7 Precinct Chair Convention
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, May 21, 2018
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    Due to Justice of the Peace Hillary Green’s resignation, the Commissioners Court appointed Reginald Fox, a lawyer with 25+ years experience with Lonestar Legal Aid on Tuesday, May 1. Mr. Fox will fill the position until someone wins the seat in November’s general election. 

    The position will have a spot on the November 6th ballot. 

    The Precinct Chairs in Precinct 7 will pick the nominee at a precinct chair convention.

    This vote is public and the precinct chair convention will take place at Tom Bass Senior Center, Section III (15108 Cullen BoulevardHouston, Texas 77047) on Saturday, July 14th from 10AM1PM.

    The Harris County Democratic Party will convene this meeting where the precinct chairs will elect a convention chair to head the proceedings. In order to be considered, a candidate must be nominated by a Precinct Chair from the floor of the convention. Then, the precinct chairs will vote on the candidate to be placed on the ballot. 

    We hope this information has been helpful and can’t wait to see you at the Tom Bass Senior Center, Section III on Saturday, July 14th at 10AM.

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Vote Early!
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, May 10, 2018
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    May 10, 2018: Vote Early!

    The run-offs are near the end! Get ahead and vote early which begins Monday, May 14th - Friday, May 18th from 7 AM - 7 PM. The polls will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, May 22nd from 7 AM - 7 PM.

    Join us at HCDP Headquarters (1445 N. Loop West, Houston, TX 77008) on Election Day from 12pm - 6pm to call Democrats across Harris County and get them out to the poll. Afterward, starting at 7pm, stay and party while we will cheer on all our wonderful Democratic Candiates. RSVP here.

    For early voting locations and times visit here. 

    Save the Date: Thursday, May 24th - Our African American Council presents a Town Hall: State of Our Schools, The truth about public education and how to fix it. This town hall is to address what is going on with our schools in the Houston Independent School District, how did we get here, the myth of school choice and what we can do to move forward? This will be held at St. John’s UMC (2019 Crawford St. Houston Texas 77002). Save this date to be a part of an important discussion on how we can save our brown and black schools.

     
     
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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Let the Run-offs Begin...
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    April 12, 2018: Let the Run-offs Begin…

    Join us for an evening with the Democratic run-off candidates in Harris, Brazoria and Fort Bend County on Wednesday, April 25th at the El Franco Lee Community Center from 7-9PM! Our special guests for the evening will be the two Gubernatorial candidates on the Democratic Ballot: Lupe Valdez and Andrew White, U.S. Congressional District 22 candidates: Sri Preston Kulkarni and Letitia Plummer, U.S. Congressional District 7 candidates: Lizzie Fletcher and Laura Moser and State Senate District 17 candidates: Rita Lucido and Fran Watson!

    What: Town Talk: Let The Run-offs Begin

    When: Wednesday, April 25th 7PM - 9PM

    Where: El Franco Lee Community Center (9500 Hall Rd. Houston, TX 77089)

    May 22nd - Run-off Election - Primary season isn’t quite over yet as we have some exciting races going into a runoff. Don’t forget to vote and get those around you registered and activated! 

    Latino leaders from the Harris County Democratic Party would like to invite you to our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! Enjoy some tacos, empanadas and pan dulce while you chat with other folks working across Harris County to #TurnTexasBlue.
      

    Join Senator Sylvia Garcia, State Representative Armando Walle, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Judge Mike Gomez and HCC Trustee Zeph Capo on the host committee or buy your ticket today for the Fiesta here.

     
     
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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: We love Crawfish - do you?
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, April 5, 2018
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    April 5, 2018:  We love Crawfish, do you?

    Judge George Barnstone, Judge Mike Engelhart, Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan, Judge Maria Jackson, Judge Fredericka Phillips, Melissa Arredondo & Sanjay Bapat, Anne Eubank & Charles Brown, David Buckley, Christin McConnell Chandlerr, Jenn Char, Michele Chimene, Linda Cryer, Odus Evbagharu, George K. Farah, Cory Fein, Lane Fletcher, Tanya Garrison, Greg Griffin, John Harrison, Sam Houston, S. Anwer Hussain, Dallas Jones, Todd Litton for Congress, Rita Lucido, Patrice Mckinney, Helen Meistrich, Erin Mincberg, Sara Oussar, John Pruett, Sue Schechter, Ryan Slattery, Brian Trachtenberg, Erik Vidor, Robert Icsezen & Alia Vinson, Douglas White, Linda Yancey, Matt Zeis, Greater Heights Democratic Club …

    Invite you to our first annual HCDP Opening Weekend Crawfish Boil! You’ll get to eat delicious crawfish and hear from Justin Nelson for Attorney General while doing your part to sustain our efforts to flip Texas blue come this November!

    Skip the line at the door and buy your ticket online today! 

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Crawfish, Ann and Run-offs!
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, March 29, 2018
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    March 29, 2018: Crawfish, Ann and Run-offs!

    Judge George Barnstone, Judge Mike Engelhart, Judge Maria Jackson, Melissa Arredondo & Sanjay Bapat, Anne Eubank & Charles Brown, David Buckley, Christin Chandler, Michele Chimene, George Farah, Cory Fein, Lane Fletcher, Tanya Garrison, Greg Griffin, John Harrison, Sam Houston, Dallas S. Jones, Patrice McKinney, Helen Meistrich, Sara Oussar, John Pruett, Ryan Slattery, Brian Trachtenberg, Erik Vidor, Rob Icsezen & Alia Vinson, Linda Yancey, Matt Zeis …

    Invite you to join them on the host committee today for our first annual HCDP Opening Weekend Crawfish Boil! 

    Here are ticket prices and sponsorship levels:

    When: Saturday, April 7th (12:00PM – 3: 00PM)

    Where: Tony Mandola’s (1212 Waugh Dr. Houston, TX 77019)

    What: HCDP Opening Weekend Crawfish Boil

     
     
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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Senate District Conventions
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, March 22, 2018
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    March 22, 2018: Senate District Conventions!

    The Harris County Democratic Party (HCDP) believes #ItAllStartsHere in turning Texas and the country blue. This only happens when YOU get involved.  No better way to be a part of the process than attending your Senate District (SD) Convention on Saturday, March 24th throughout Harris County.

    We know this coincides with the March for Our Lives and encourage those who can’t make their Senate District Conventions to attend this amazing event that HCDP fully supports. Find out more about the march here.

    The Senate District Conventions are held every two years in preparation for the Texas Democratic Convention (June 21-23 in Fort Worth). The purpose of the Senate District Conventions is to select delegates to the State Convention, pass resolutions that will be advanced to the State Convention for possible inclusion in the party platform, connect with fellow Democratic activists in your precinct and neighborhood and hear from Democratic candidates and elected officials who are #FightingToMakeLivesBetter.

    Find where your Senate District convention will be located here.

    See you Saturday!

    P.S. If you’re not able to attend your Senate District Convention (hopefully, because you are participating in March for Our Lives) and you want to be a state delegate please contact your Senate District Chair.

    On Saturday, March 24, community members from Houston will gather for a “sibling march” as part of the March for Our Lives movement. The march is one of hundreds happening around the country planned by students and survivors of gun violence in communities big and small, in all 50 states. The national day of action will focus on calling for lawmakers to make students’ lives and safety a priority and to pass common-sense gun safety legislation. The March will take place on Saturday, March 24th at Tranquility Park in downtown Houston starting at 9am. To RSVP please text March to 644-33 or go on to the Facebook invite to tell us you’re coming.

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Spring Break
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, March 15, 2018
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    March 15, 2018: Spring Break!

    We’ve been very active at the Harris County Democratic Party and we’re not stopping! Here are some dates we want you to save:

    March 24th - Senate District Conventions - Click here to find and sign up for your Senate District Convention.  

    April 7th - Crawfish Boil - It’s crawfish season democrats and we are excited to host our very first boil. Join us as we have a great time with like minded people. Bring your family, friends and neighbors.

    May 22nd - Run-off Election - Primary season isn’t quite over yet as we have some exciting races going into a runoff. Don’t forget to vote and get those around you registered and activated! 

    Texas is the second largest state in the county with Harris County being the largest county in the entire state of Texas. There are an estimated 4 million people in the county, but only around 2.4 million of those people are registered voters. If those 2.4 million voters vote Democrat in the 2018 election, we will turn Texas blue.

    Texas is not going to turn blue on it’s own. “It All Starts Here” in Harris County! We have a responsibility to stand up to hatred, racism, and all the fundamentally wrong values of the Republican Party. Stand up to Texas Republicans and fight to make lives better today by becoming a Harris County Democratic Party volunteer! There are so many ways to get involved. Complete a Volunteer Interest Form and find out what way works for you best. We’ll be in touch.

     
     
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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Let's Keep it Going
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, March 8, 2018
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    March 8, 2018: Let’s Keep it Going!

    Our primary results were incredible! We tripled the results from the 2014 Harris County Primary and out voted the republicans this year. You and your dedication were integral in the success of the Democratic turnout.

    THANK YOU for putting yourself out there and getting engaged in the electoral process. It was an awesome night for democrats!

    (Associated Press)

    Over the last two months we were able to call 85,000 voters and text 150,000 people because you took the time and helped us reach out to other democrats in the county.

    This primary was awesome and we will continue our weekly phone banks on Tuesdays to encourage Democrats to vote in the run-off. 

    All the work we are doing is to be prepared for the general election which is 242 days until the real fight!

    We’ve been very active at the Harris County Democratic Party and we’re not stopping! Here are some dates we want you to save:

    March 24th - Senate District Conventions - Click here to find and sign up for your Senate District Convention.  

    April 7th - Crawfish Boil - It’s crawfish season democrats and we are excited to host our very first boil. Join us as we have a great time with like minded people. Bring your family, friends and neighbors.

    May 22nd - Run-off Election - Primary season isn’t quite over yet as we have some exciting races going into a runoff. Don’t forget to vote and get those around you registered and activated! 


    Texas is the second largest state in the county with Harris County being the largest county in the entire state of Texas. There are an estimated 4 million people in the county, but only around 2.4 million of those people are registered voters. If those 2.4 million voters vote Democrat in the 2018 election, we will turn Texas blue.

    Texas is not going to turn blue on it’s own. “It All Starts Here” in Harris County! We have a responsibility to stand up to hatred, racism, and all the fundamentally wrong values of the Republican Party. Stand up to Texas Republicans and fight to make lives better today by becoming a Harris County Democratic Party volunteer! There are so many ways to get involved. Complete a Volunteer Interest Form and find out what way works for you best. We’ll be in touch.

     
     
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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: The Time is Now!
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, March 1, 2018
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    March 1, 2018: The Time is Now!

    Early Voting ends tomorrow, March 2nd for the 2018 Democratic Primary and we still want you to go out and vote! 

    Make sure you get out the vote and take someone with you! At the Harris County Democratic Party, we know your voice matters. Make sure it’s heard when you go vote for progressive candidates on this year’s democratic ballot. 

    We encourage you to vote early! When you early vote, you can vote anywhere (find locations here) in the county and avoid long lines on Tuesday, March 6th the actual day of the Primary!

    If you can’t make it out for early vote, DO NOT FORGET to vote on election day: Tuesday, March 6th.

    This is our time to shine democrats! Let’s show the otherside what we are willing to do in ensuring we are fighting to make lives better. Remember, It All Starts Here in Harris County! We are ground zero for turning Texas Blue! 

    Get out and Vote!

    What: Early Voting, 2018 Democratic Primary & Primary Election Day 2018

    When: Tuesday, February 20th - Friday, March 2nd & Tuesday, March 6th

    Where: Everywhere in Harris County

     

     

     

     

    On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, we will gather at Emancipation Park (3018 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77004) to celebrate the enormous achievements of Black women in the United States and pay tribute to every Black girl and woman. Organized by Houston Rising and Black Lives Matter Houston, The March for Black Women program will feature artists, entrepreneurs, educators, thought leaders and activists.  

    We are asking all participants who will be tabling and marching with us to arrive at Emancipation Park no later than 9:30 AM.  There will be signs and volunteers who will direct you to where you will be located. If you have any questions please contact Odus Evbagharu at odus@harrisdemocrats.com.

    Organized by Houston Rising and Black Lives Matter Houston, The March for Black Women program will feature artists, entrepreneurs, educators, thought leaders and activists.

     

    Special guests include Zerlina Maxwell, Director of Progressive Media for SiriusXM and former progressive media aide to Hillary Clinton; Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee; and Representative Shawn Thierry. We will also feature Dr. Roni Dean-Burren, a fierce advocate for eradicating systemic racism within the school system, and The Houston Press Rapper of the Year, Genesis Blu.

     

    Black women have impacted the political, social, and economic arena for decades, especially over the last few years as the American political fabric has been tested yet again by an uptick in white supremacists. Our power- to sway elections, rebuild neighborhoods, and teach our children to become healthy, thriving adults- will be a key to the health and vibrancy of our nation and our world.


    This event is Black woman centered but welcomes all allies in support of Black women.  

     

    WHAT: March for Black Women

    WHEN:  Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Avenue Houston, Texas 77004

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Time to Vote!
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, February 22, 2018
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    February 22, 2018: Time to Vote!

    Early Voting began this week on Tuesday, February 20th for the 2018 Democratic Primary and it’s still going on! 

    Make sure you get out the vote and take someone with you! At the Harris County Democratic Party, we know your voice matters. Make sure it’s heard when you go vote for progressive candidates on this year’s democratic ballot. 

    We encourage you to vote early! When you early vote, you can vote anywhere (find locations here) in the county and avoid long lines on Tuesday, March 6th the actual day of the Primary!

    This is our time to shine democrats! Let’s show the otherside what we are willing to do in ensuring we are fighting to make lives better. Remember, It All Starts Here in Harris County! We are ground zero for turning Texas Blue! 

    Get out and Vote!

    What: Early Voting, 2018 Democratic Primary

    When: Tuesday, February 20th - Friday, March 2nd

    Where: Everywhere in Harris County

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: The Leader is Coming!
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    February 15, 2018: The Leader is coming!

    Just in case you missed the last 20 emails from us, our annual Fundraisig Dinner is tomorrow night and we are sold out! 

    See you at the Johnson, Rayburn, Richards Dinner with our featured speaker, Leader Nancy Pelosi

    Early Voting begins next week on Tuesday, February 20th for the 2018 Democratic Primary! 

    Make sure you get out the vote and take someone with you! At the Harris County Democratic Party, we know your voice matters. Make sure it’s heard when you go vote for progressive candidates on this year’s democratic ballot. 

    We encourage you to early vote! When you early vote, you can vote anywhere (find locations here) in the county and avoid long lines on Tuesday, March 6th the actual day of the Primary!

    This is our time to shine democrats! Let’s show the otherside what we are willing to do in ensuring we are fighting to make lives better. Remeber, It All Starts Here in Harris County! We are ground zero for turning Texas Blue! 

    Get out and Vote!

    What: Early Voting, 2018 Democratic Primary

    When: Tuesday, February 20th - Friday, March 2nd

    Where: Everywhere in Harris County

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: One Week Out!
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    February 8, 2018: One Week Out!

    Johnson, Rayburn, Richards Dinner 

     
     
     

    We are one week away from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi being the keynote speaker for the 2018 Johnson, Rayburn, Richards (JRR) dinner on Friday, February, 16th at the Marriott Marquis (1777 Walker St). We are very excited to host her. 

    Individual tickets are now on sale for the dinner and you can purchase them here. The JRR After Party, hosted by the Harris County Young Democrats and Houston Stonewall Young Democrats, is coming back with a vengence this year and you don’t want to miss out. Purchase a ticket today!

    We will be looking for JRR dinner volunteers. Sign up here if you are interested in giving a helping hand for this great event.

    What: Johnson, Rayburn, Richards Dinner

    Where: Marriott Marquis (1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010)

    When: Friday, February 16th 7 - 9PM (Dinner) 9PM - MIDNIGHT (After Party)

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Celebrating Black History Month!
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, February 2, 2018
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    February 1, 2018: Celebrating Black History Month!

     

    African Americans have influenced and continue to influence the world with important contributions economically, politically, culturally and socially. The Harris County Democratic Party is excited to highlight the historical achievements of African Americans throughout the nation, the State of Texas and across the globe.

    On this day in history…

    “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

     

    Feb. 1, 1902 –Langston Hughes, a famous poet, was born this day in Joplin, Mo. Hughes was one of the earliest innovators of the then new literary art form called jazz poetry. He is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. Hughes is also the great nephew of John Mercer Langston who became the first African American male to become a lawyer when he passed the bar in Ohio in 1854 and one of the first African Americans ever elected to public office in America when he was elected to the post of Town Clerk for Brownhelm, Ohio in 1855.

     

    Also on this day:

    Feb. 1, 1865 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, was adopted by the 38th Congress

    Feb. 1, 1926 - What is now known as Black History Month was first celebrated on this date as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson. It became a month long celebration in 1976.

     

    Follow our Facebook page, Twitter account and newly created Instagram handle throughout February to keep up with our look into Black History Month!

     
     
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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: #JRR18, AAPI & Fellowships!
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, January 25, 2018
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    January 25, 2018: #JRR18, AAPI & Fellowships!

    Johnson, Rayburn, Richards Dinner 

     
     
     

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Johnson, Rayburn, Richards (JRR) dinner on Friday, February, 16th at the Marriott Marquis (1777 Walker St). We are very excited to host her. 

    Individual tickets are now on sale for the dinner and you can purchase them here. The JRR After Party, hosted by the Harris County Young Democrats and Houston Stonewall Young Democrats, is coming back with a vengence this year and you don’t want to miss out. Purchase a ticket today!

    We will be looking for JRR dinner volunteers. Sign up here if you are interested in giving a helping hand for this great event.

    What: Johnson, Rayburn, Richards Dinner

    Where: Marriott Marquis (1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010)

    When: Friday, February 16th 7 - 9PM

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Town Talk, #JRR18 & HISD!
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, January 18, 2018
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    January 18, 2018: Town Talk, #JRR18 & HISD!

    This month’s HCDP Town Talk will be focused on the Congressional District 2 Forum hosted by Humble Area Democrats, Kingwood Area Democrats, Spring Democratic Club and Democracy for Houston. The 2018 Democratic Primary candidates, running for U.S. House Representative District 2, will participate in this moderated Forum to express their stances on important issues affecting constituents in this district.


    Candidates participating in this forum as they will appear on the ballot are:

    H.P. Parvizian, Ali A. Khorasani, Silky Malik, J. Darnell Jones, Todd Litton


    The event begins with a Meet & Greet (6:00 – 6:45 pm) and the forum will begin at 7 pm. Attendees will be offered an opportunity to submit questions, which will be answered, as time allows, at the end of the program.

     

    Come meet your candidates and discover where they stand on issues of importance to you. Visit representatives from each of our partners in this event to learn how you can get more involved. 

     

    Date: Tuesday, January 23rd

    Time: Meet and Greet from 6 - 6:45 PM. Forum begins at 7PM.

    Location: Teamsters Local Union No. 988 (N Sam Houston Pkwy E Houston, TX 77032)

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Ready to Party!
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, January 13, 2018
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    January 11, 2017

    Ready to Party!

    Johnson, Rayburn, Richards Kickoff Party

     

    The Harris County Democratic Party is energized about what the new year is going to bring and ready to get this party started. We are starting the year with our Johnson, Rayburn, Richards Kick-Off event on Tuesday, January 16th at the DeLuxe Theater (3303 Lyons Ave)

    This is a free event to kick-off individual ticket sales for our annual fundraising dinner and an opportunity for you to meet with the Gubernatorial and Lt. Governor candidates running for office in 2018.  Candidates who will be in attendance: 

    Gubernatorial

    Adrian Ocegueda, Andrew White, Cedric Davis, Sr., Lupe Valdez, Jeffrey Payne, Tom Wakely and Joe Mumbach

    Lt. Governor

    Mike Collier and Michael Cooper

    At the Kickoff Party, we will have special kickoff ticket rates for the dinner itself: 

    • Individual VIP Tickets - $420
    • Individual JRR Dinner Tickets - $210

    JRR After Party tickets will be on sale this evening as well. This year we are bringing our After Party back with a vengence, you don’t want to miss it. Prices for the tickets are listed below: 

    • Student -  $20
    • Young Democrats - $35 
    • HCDP Sustaining Member -  $35 
    • Non-Member -  $45

    Harris County is the largest county in Texas and the candidates know we will have a huge effect not just in the primary but in the general election. Come and get a chance to meet the candidates who are passionate and excited about Turning Texas Blue. 

    Date: January 16, 2018

    Time: 6pm - 8pm

    Location: DeLuxe Theater, 3303 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: We're Back!
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, January 6, 2018
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    January 4, 2017

    We’re back!

    Johnson, Rayburn, Richards Kickoff Party

     

    The Harris County Democratic Party is energized about what the new year is going to bring and ready to get this party started. We are starting the year with our Johnson, Rayburn, Richards Kick-Off event on Tuesday, January 16th at the DeLuxe Theater (3303 Lyons Ave)

    This is a free event to kick-off individual ticket sales for our annual fundraising dinner and an opportunity for you to meet with the Gubernatorial and Lt. Governor candidates running for office in 2018.  Candidates who will be in attendance: 

    Gubernatorial

    • Adrian Ocegueda

    • Andrew White

    • Cedric Davis, Sr.

    • Demetria Smith

    • Lupe Valdez  

    • Jeffrey Payne

    • Tom Wakely

    Lt. Governor

    • Mike Collier

    • Michael Cooper

    At the Kickoff Party, we will have special kickoff ticket rates for the dinner itself. You don’t want to miss it. 

    Harris County is the largest county in Texas and the candidates know we will have a huge effect not just in the primary but in the general election. Come and get a chance to meet the candidates who are passionate and excited about Turning Texas Blue. 

    Date: January 16, 2018

    Time: 6pm - 8pm

    Location: DeLuxe Theater, 3303 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020

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  • zoom_in library_books New Year, New Us
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, December 31, 2017
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    Hi Friend,

    The new year is upon us and here at the Harris County Democratic Party (HCDP) we are excited about the things to come in 2018. This past year gave us some things to mourn about but it also gave us hope, optimism and momentum to build on. Around the country and here locally we saw the resistance work:

    • Progressive democrats elected to all HCCS and HISD trustee positions up for reelection in Harris County
    • New Jersey and Virginia elected democrats to be Governor of their states
    • Places like New Orleans elected LaToya Cantrell, the first black female mayor in its city’s history
    • Danica Roem was elected to the Virginia House of Burgess, making her the state’s first openly transgender delegate 
    • Alabama elected the first democrat to U.S. Senate since 1992 when they hired Doug Jones in December

    We witnessed a lot of firsts in the latter part of 2017 and are headed into 2018 with strong momentum, hoping to ride this blue wave for a very long time. For us to build around the progress we have made and make 2018 the bluest of years, HCDP has constructed some New Year’s resolutions: 

    This year is where everything changes in Harris County and the state of Texas. To achieve our New Year’s Resolutions, we need all hands on deck and your help.

     

    Become a sustaining member or give a one-time donation of $28, $218 or $2018 to help make lives better.

     

    Or volunteer your time to make a difference in someone’s life and help emphasize the importance of voting.

     

    In Harris County, the time is now and It All Starts Here. We are fighting to make lives better this year and we can’t do it without you. Let’s make sure we start and end 2018 with a bang!

     

    Yes to Making Lives Better in 2018!

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Happy Holidays!
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, December 26, 2017
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    December 21, 2017

    Happy Holidays!

    We will not be sending out a Blue Report the week of December 25!

    Republicans declare War!

    Republicans passed a bill allowing for the top 1% to continually steal money off the backs of hard working Americans. 

    This bill is going to decimate the pockets of many families who are already living paycheck-to-paycheck. More than half of Americans will see their taxes go up while Republican members of Congress will benefit from different tax provisions they inserted themselves into the bill having no regard for their own constituents.

    This is a sad hour for our country. Regressive republicans have declared war on the middle class by dropping a dirty bomb on their own people. 

    We have to #resist and keep standing up to these school-yard bullies who keep calling themselves pro-life, compassionate conservatives. We must take action and mobilize because decisions like these that keep hurting hard working people must stop!

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  • zoom_in library_books Our Big Reveal
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    Published by Lillie Schechter, December 18, 2017
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    Hi Friend,

    Over the past few months, Democrats have gained huge momentum not just around the country but here in Harris County. We saw this all come together with our Fall Friendsgiving Festival in November. The energy at Baker Ripley House was electric.

     

    We will bring the same energy to our 2018 Johnson, Rayburn, Richards Dinner. The Harris County Democratic Party couldn’t be more excited to announce that Leader Nancy Pelosi from California will be our keynote speaker.

     

    Pelosi was the first woman ever to be elected Speaker of the House in 2007. This year’s dinner is going to be awesome! We are revamping the program a bit, bringing back the after party with a vengeance and adding a kick-off event January 16th. Individual tickets will go on sale at the kick-off party.

    Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Al Green and Congressman Gene Green will be Honorary co-chairs for the event, bringing a lot of passion and enthusiasm to an already star-studded program.

     

    Our theme for the night is It All Starts Here because we believe Harris County is ground zero and the first stop on the way to flipping Texas. As Harris County goes, so goes the state and so goes the country!

     

    Will you add your name to our list of sponsors?

     

    Thank you to our sponsors so far:

    Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Al Green, Congressman Gene GreenSenator John Whitmire, Senator Sylvia Garcia, County Attorney Vince Ryan, Judge Mike Engelhart and Judge Kristen Hawkins, Jason Westin For Congress, Todd Litton for Congress, Jerry Simoneaux for Judge, Elaine H. Palmer, Judge, 215th Civil District Court, Richard Hightower For Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 8, Beau Miller for the 190th Civil District Court, Sharpstown Democrats, Meyerland Area Democratic Club, Houston Young Stonewall Democrats, ROADwomen

    Yes, I want to Sponsor!

    Political Advertising paid for by the Harris County Democratic Party, Lillie Schechter, Chair

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Special Edition - Chair's Report
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, December 15, 2017
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    December 14, 2017

    Chair’s Report

    This week’s Blue Report is supposed to be a report from me but I decided to change it up a little bit. We are building a team at the party and I want you to hear from them exactly what they are working on. Harris County is too large for one person which is why we are building an army of staff and volunteers to make sure that in 2018 we are making lives better by electing progressive candidates.

    I could not be prouder of our team. Our operations at the office consist of many departments working closely together to make sure we are in lock step as we keep the Blue Wave going into 2018. Take a look at what each of them have been working on to ensure we are making lives better heading into 2018:

     

    Top Row from left to right: Sharon Fuller, Kevin Hampton, Lillie Schechter 2nd Row: Lenora Sorola-Pohlman, Doris Fears 3rd Row: Odus Evbagharu, Terrell Francis, Francisco Castillo Last Row: Mohammed Jamal, Jael Casiano, Rony Escobar

     

    Primary:

     

    Sharon Fuller – Director

     

    The Primary Department has been very active the past few months working on numerous things:

    • Secured 2017 Election Judges (more than we have ever had before)
    • Certifying all candidate filings
    • Securing Primary 2018 Election Judges
    • Reviewing Propositions for the 2018 Elections
    • Scheduled Ballot Drawing on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7PM
    • Finalizing the 2018 Clustering Process for the Primary Election

    We are very proud of our filing period. We had a total of 655 candidates including precinct chairs, judicial and nonjudicial candidates file to be on the 2018 Democratic Primary Ballot.

     

    Office Manager - Jael Casiano

     

    If you want to get anything to happen at the party, you have to know Jael. This is the person that makes sure the engines runs smoothly. If you want to schedule anything at the party office, talk to Jael. If you want more information about the internship program, talk to Jael. She is literally our office superstar and does a lot, including:

    • Coordinating nine interns for our Fall 2017 Fall Internship Program
    • Coordinating our monthly Brown Bag, Town Talk, CEC and Steering Committee
    • Organizing office calendars to ensure events are properly coordinated with HCDP Clubs & Orgs
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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Brown Bag, Runoffs and Other Things!
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, December 7, 2017
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    December 7, 2017

    Brown Bag, Runoffs and Other Things!

    Join the Harris County Democratic Party for our December edition of the HCDP Brown Bag Lunch to learn about Net Neutrality on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017. Doors open at 11am, event starts at 12pm.

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission wants to dismantle Net Neutrality. We cannot let this happen. This would be a devastating blow to the free and open internet we rely on for streaming videos, communicating with our networks and reading critical news stories about the state of our democracy.

    A world without net neutrality means internet companies like Verizon and Comcast would have the power to interfere with our decisions about which news outlets – and therefore, what news – we should consume.

    Save Net Neutrality. Contact your representative from Congress and make them act on this important issue. Time is running out and we need all hands on deck.

    Supporting HCCS District IX Candidate

    Pretta VanDible Stallworth

    Pretta VanDible Stallworth will be in a runoff election on Saturday, December 9thfor the HCCS Trustee District IX seat. She is a trustworthy democrat who has been involved with Houston education for over 35 years. VanDible has garnered the support of the AFL-CIO, Baptist Ministers Association of Houston and Vicinity, Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, Houston Business-Education Coalition, Houston GLBT Political Caucus, Harris County Tejano Democrats, Harris County Young Democrats and Community Voices for Public Education!

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  • zoom_in library_books The Blue Report: Kill the Tax Bill and Save #NetNeutrality
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, November 30, 2017
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    November 30, 2017

    The Blue Report will now be distributed on every Thursday of each week.

    The tax bill republicans are trying to pass right now in Congress is an absolute killer to hard working Americans. It’s another scheme and scam to keep making the top 1% richer and make the poor even pay more into the pockets of the rich.

    It is absolutely disgusting what the President, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are trying to propose and pass as “reform.” They are not protecting the citizens of this country rather they are exploiting the good work many Americans do. They are allowing the rich to continually steal money from the middle class. We must stop this and take action. We must hand Republicans a giant loss on this matter and make sure hard working middle class reap the benefits of tax reform and not the 1% who refuse to pay their fair share. 

    Learn more about the tax bill both the House and the Senate are proposing and how it will end up ruining lives instead of saving them. Contact your representative from Congress and make sure your voice is heard. This tax bill cannot pass!

    Join the Harris County Democratic Party for our December edition of the HCDP Brown Bag Lunch to learn about Net Neutrality on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017. Doors open at 11am, event starts at 12pm.

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission wants to dismantle Net Neutrality. We cannot let this happen. This would be a devastating blow to the free and open internet we rely on for streaming videos, communicating with our networks and reading critical news stories about the state of our democracy.

    A world without net neutrality means internet companies like Verizon and Comcast would have the power to interfere with our decisions about which news outlets – and therefore, what news – we should consume.

    Save Net Neutrality. Contact your representative from Congress and make them act on this important issue. Time is running out and we need all hands on deck.

     

    Harris County Democratic Party Primary 2018 Appointment Calendar for Candidates

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  • zoom_in library_books THE BLUE REPORT - November 13, 2017
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    November 13, 2017

    THE OFFICE IS CLOSED THROUGH THE WEEK OF

    NOVEMBER 20 - NOVEMBER 24 

    I don’t know how to thank everyone that made the Harris County Democratic Party Friendsgiving Fall Festival successful but I’m going to try. Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, host committee, staff, candidates, elected officials and attendees that supported, organized and attended our first Fall Festival. Y’all are the backbone of the democratic party. You are all a part of the team we are building to make lives better and elect progressive democrats. 

    At the Harris County democratic party we want to make lives better.

     

     

     

    We believe everyone deserves a fair shake, has an economy working for you, entitled to a right to health care, entitled to quality education for our children and we need to be on the frontlines of social justice.

    The way we change lives is by electing progressive candidates who believe in our core values.

    And “it all starts here.” Harris County is the first stop to changing our state and our country and each of you are a part of it.

    Thank you!

    - Lillie Schecter, Harris County Democratic Party Chairwoman

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  • zoom_in library_books THE BLUE REPORT - November 6, 2017
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    Published by Odus Evbagharu, November 6, 2017
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    November 6, 2017

    Election Day is Tomorrow, Go Vote!

    Election Day is tomorrow, and for many of you it will be the first time visiting a voting booth since last year. While the races on the ballot are non-partisan, there are many strong Democrats on the ballot.  We want to ensure you are informed about who they are and who has been endorsed by whom. 

    Vote tomorrow, y(our) future depends on it!

    We have compiled a complete list of all the races, the ballot propositions, and the constitutional amemendments on the ballot with links to the many voter guides published by progressive organizations. 

     
    Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th7:00 am - 7:00 pm
     
     
    The Harris County Democratic Party would like you to join us at the Friendsgiving Festival to celebrate our Democratic friends and family. We are pleased to announce that Congressman Beto O’Rourke,Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa and Kim Olson for Commissioner of Agriculture will be in attendance.
    We are thankful for each and every one of you who have worked tirelessly to get us through one of the worst disasters in US History.

    Knowing many families are still displaced from Hurricane Harvey and the hardship this will bring during the holiday season, we wil be accepting donations for Toys for Tots and the Houston Food Bank at this event. If you would like to participate, please bring non-perishable food and unwrapped new toys.