2019 JRR event and parking details are coming soon!
See below to look back on the 2018 JRR event and award recipients.
The Harris County Democratic Party rode the blue wave into our 2018 Johnson, Rayburn, Richards dinner on Friday, February, 16, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis. Leader Nancy Pelosi from California, the first woman ever to be elected speaker, was the keynote speaker.
Adding to our night of awesomeness, we were excited to announce the three award recipients recognized at the dinner. These awards are named after three native Houstonians, who not just made a difference in the city and their communities, but impacted the State of Texas and beyond for generations to come.
Our theme last year was It All Starts Here because Harris County is ground zero and the first stop on the way to flipping Texas. As Harris County goes, so goes the state and the country!
Yolanda Black Navarro, Si, Se Puede! Award
Presented to Norma Torres Mendoza
The Yolanda Black Navarro, Si, Se Puede! Award recognizes an individual who stands up for immigrant rights and understands the importance of expanding the American Dream.
Barbara Jordan, Breaking Barriers Award
Presented to Lauren Anderson
The Barbara Jordan, Breaking Barriers Award is given to a Houstonian who has or is breaking barriers for future generations to come.
Steve Mostyn, “In the Arena” Award
Presented to Rashad Robinson
The Steve Mostyn, “In the Arena” Award celebrates an activist who is on the frontlines, fighting for individuals everyday whether it be through social media, demonstrations/rallies or financially.