The Blue Report: Celebrating Black History Month!

Published February 2, 2018 by Odus Evbagharu #

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!

 

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 (Dinner) 9PM - MIDNIGHT (After Party)

The Harris County Democratic Party is in full swing with the upcoming Primary election, as voting starts in less than 3 weeks. Our main focus at the moment is following up with all of our Democratic neighbors who’ve been mailed an application to Vote By Mail (VBM) by the Texas Democratic Party. 

There are 135,000 voters mailed a VBM application who need to be followed up with. We would like to thank our amazing volunteers, candidates, Clubs and Organizations, and Precinct Chairs who’ve helped engage these voters so far!

We still have to speak with voters who haven’t been contacted to and need your help to call them. Choose a phonebank to attend and bring your laptop, cell phone, and family or friends with you when you come by and have fun at the Party!

In the Field: Phonebank!
Date: Thursday, Feb. 1st
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM or 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Bayland Park Community Center 

Address: 1445 N. Loop West, Houston, TX 77008
Facebook Event Link

VBM Phonebank Party
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 6th  
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM or 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Harris County Democratic Party

Address: 1445 N. Loop, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77008
Facebook Event Link

Our Democratic Primary ballot has never looked more diverse. It’s time we elect individuals who care and will listen to our community. The time of WE THE PEOPLE is now! Join the AAPI Committee for a Candidate Meet & Greet at the Chinese Community Center of Houston (9800 Town Park Dr, Houston, Texas 77036).

Parking will be available in the front of the building and across the street at the school. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thank you to our sponsors Representative Gene Wu and Gordon Quan!

See you Feb

What: AAPI Candidate Meet & Greet

Where: Chinese Community Center of Houston (9800 Town Park Dr, Houston, Texas 77036)

When: Sunday, February 11th from 3PM5PM.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018

  • 9:00 AM: AAPI Committee, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 N Loop W. Houston, TX 77008, Houston AAPI Campaign Management Training
  • 10:00 PM: Area 5 Democrats Volunteer Block Walk, Area 5 Democrats Campaign Headquarters, 3800 Spencer Highway Suite L, Pasadena, Texas 77504
  • 10:00 AM: Senate District 13 PAC Meeting, Harris County Justice of the Peace Pct 7, Place 2, 5300 Griggs Rd #2, Houston, TX 77021

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018

  • 6:30 PM: Spring Branch Democrats Candidate Forum, Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018

  • 6:00 PM: Phonebanking with ROADwomen, Harris County Democratic Party, 1445 North Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008
  • 6:00 PM: Southeast Precinct Judges Monthly Meeting, Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, 9314 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77033
  • 6:30 PM: Katy Area Democrats February Meeting, El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, 17754 Katy Fwy, Ste B, Houston, Texas 77094

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018

  • 7:00 PM: Area 5 En Espanol, Area 5 Democrats Campaign Headquarters, 3800 Spencer Highway Suite L, Pasadena, Texas 77504

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

FOR ADDITIONAL EVENTS, VISIT THE HCDP CALENDAR

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