The following is from the most recent HCDP email:
“Blueprint for a Blue Harris County” This Saturday, January 8th
A Blueprint for a Blue Harris County, is a Democrats-only event scheduled for this Saturday, January 8th from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the CWA Union Hall (1730 Jefferson St. Houston, TX 77003). The Party knows that starting the process now is critical for Democratic success in Harris County in 2012. Join fellow Democrats as we discuss what we’ve learned from the 2010 election and where we go from here. This important conversation will help to steer plans aimed at ensuring Democratic victories in the 2012 elections. We hope to gather ideas from Democrats within Harris County concerning how to optimize the prospects for Democratic electoral victories in Harris County in the 2012 elections, and thereafter.
The structure will be as follows: After an opening panel discussion analyzing results from the November 2010 General Election, the assemblage will break into 15 groups in what we are calling “break-out sessions”, each of which will explore a different area for political activity within Harris County during the next two years, i.e. fundraising, messaging, election protection, etc. At the conclusion of the first break-out session, participants will move to a second group to discuss ideas in another area. After the second break-out session, participants will re-convene as a single group to hear reports from group leaders on the ideas developed in the break-out sessions for that area of political activity.
The Party is honored to have Dr. Robert Stein, Keir Murray, Charles Kuffner, and HCDP Chair Gerry Birnberg analyze the November 2010 General Election in an opening panel moderated by Jeff Weems and Sheriff Adrian Garcia and County Attorney Vince Ryan to moderate our closing panel. To learn more about the break-out sessions that will be offered and to pre-register for the event, click here.
Brown Bag Goes “Off the Kuff” with a 2011 City Election Preview
Calling all voters, activists, and interested parties! Join the Harris County Democratic Party for the first Brown Bag of the New Year as we welcome Charles Kuffner, a noted political blogger (Offthekuff.com), as our featured speaker Tuesday, January 11th, from 12:00 pm (noon) to 1:00 pm, at Party headquarters, 1445 N Loop West, Ste. 110, Houston, TX 77008, as he offers a preview into the 2011 Houston City elections and redistricting. Mr. Kuffner or “Kuff” as he is known in political and media circles, graduated from Trinity University with a degree in math and attended graduate school at Rice University (he’s still a member of the Marching Owl Band). Since 2002, he’s published Off the Kuff, now the state’s longest continuously published progressive political blog; his other blog, Kuff’s World, has also been featured on the Houston Chronicle’s website. Read more.
See here and here for more. If you feel like you already get too damn much of me and my words, then you will want to skip these events. If on the other hand you’d like to hear my words in my voice, instead of whatever voice you hear them in when you read them yourself (I recommend the voice of George Sanders, if you can pull it off), then by all means come out and
heckle see what I’ve got to say for myself. Thanks very much.