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Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar Training

Want to help register people to vote? Attend the next Houston Area Table meeting and get deputized:

Houston Area Table

Please join Houston Area Table and

Marti Morrison from Harris County Voter Registrar’s office

for a volunteer deputy voter registrar training and Q & A.

Tuesday, April 20th at 11:30 am

This event is for people who

  • Want to register unregistered voters
  • Are not deputized
  • Need to renew their expired deputy registrar status
  • Want to learn about opportunities for non-partisan voter registration in Harris County

You must be deputized in order to register unregistered voters.

This training is a great way to get individuals prepared for registering potential voters
for the 2010 General Election.

Followed by a group Q & A

All Houston area non-profit organizations and individuals are invited to the Houston Area Table meeting.
Brown bag lunch. Invite a friend. Free to attend.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 11:30 am
Reserve your seat today!

Located at the United Way at 50 Waugh Houston TX, 77007
Networking will begin at 11:30 and discussion will begin promptly at noon. 

I’ve done this before. It’s easy and worthwhile. Please attend if you can.

Effective Grassroots Outreach

I meant to post this over the weekend, but didn’t manage to get to it. From the Inbox:

Please join a diverse panel that will discuss
Effective Grassroots Advocacy from Multiple Perspectives

Panelists will discuss

  • Examples of Effective Grassroots Legislative Strategies
  • Examples of Ineffective Grassroots Legislating Strategies
  • How Competing Interests Impact Grassroots Lobbying
  • How Grassroots Legislative Campaigns  are Perceived  by Media, Lawmakers and Business Interest

Followed by a group Q & A

All Houston area non-profit organizations and individuals are invited to the Houston Area Table meeting.
Brown bag lunch. Invite a friend. Free to attend.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 11:30 am
Reserve your seat today!

Located at the United Way at 50 Waugh Houston TX, 77007
Networking will begin at 11:30 and discussion will begin promptly at noon. 

The Houston Area Table (HAT) is dedicated to fostering communication and cooperation among Houston area organizations and non-profits. Beginning in 2010 HAT meets monthly on the third Tuesday at the United Way. There will be no meeting in July.

I plan to go just for the opportunity to pester Harvey Kronberg, but your mileage may vary. See you there.

Houston Area Table meeting Tuesday

If you’re getting tired of reading what I’ve got to say and would rather hear me say it out loud, come to the Houston Area Table meeting this Tuesday, January 19 and see if I sound any better that way.

Houston’s Blogger Community Weighs In On 2009 City Election:
Houston’s top bloggers will share post-election insight into how the 2009 voter mandate will shape City policy and the use of new media in political campaigns.

Panelists:

Charles Kuffner – Off the Kuff (www.offthekuff.com)
Stace Medellin – Dos Centavos (www.doscentavos.net)
David Ortez – (www.davidortez.com)

Panelists will discuss:

  • Post-Election analysis
  • The use of new media in campaigns
  • Issues that ultimately resonated w/voters
  • What the election is going to mean for Houston policy moving forward
January 19, 2010 11:30-1:00 p.m.
Networking and brown bag lunch begins at 11:30
Discussion begins at Noon
United Way
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007
Feel free to bring a lunch and invite a friend.

About the Houston Area Table: The Houston Area Table (HAT) is dedicated to fostering communication and cooperation amongHouston area organizations and non-profits. Beginning in 2010 HAT meets monthly on the third Tuesday at the United Way. There will be no meeting in July.

Here’s a map to the location, and here’s the Facebook event if you want to join in that way. Hope to see you there!

It’s all about the runoff

Professor Murray also comments on the Marc Campos post that assessed the state of the Mayoral race, and he hits on a lot of the same points that I did, with some more detail. And just in time, as it turns out that Peter Brown is fixing to go on the air next week. I’m sure there’ll be YouTube versions floating around soon enough. We’ll see what he’s got in the works.

Mayoral forum focusing on non-profits

There are plenty of Mayoral forums going on. Here’s one that will cover some ground I haven’t seen trod before.

Houston Area Table Mayoral Forum

What role will non-profits and community based organizations play in the new mayor’s administration?

Apearing in person:

Annise Parker

Gene Locke

Roy Morales

A representative from the Peter Brown campaign will also be present.

August 18th, Noon- 1:30 PM

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church

1900 Bering Dr., Houston, TX, 77057

For more information call: 713-782-8833


I’ve attended a number of HAT events, and they’re always well done, so make plans to go if you can. And if you have time this weekend, please consider giving Texans Together, which is the organization behind Houston Area Table, some assistance with their voter registration drive.

Two Ways That You Can Make a Difference!

This weekend, we need help registering voters at the following locations:

Saturday, August 15

  • Wal-Mart 2700 South Kirkwood 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4 pm
  • International Flea Market 8315 Long point 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4 pm
  • Kroger 8610 Gulfton 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4 pm
  • We will also be registering at the soccer field across from Kroger on Gulfton between 8-10am, 10-12pm

Sunday, August 16

  • Wal-Mart 2700 South Kirkwood 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4 pm
  • International Flea Market 8315 Long point 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4 pm
  • Wal-Mart 290 and Tidwell 11-1pm, 1-2pm


Learn About Another Way to Get Involved!

Place boxes with registration cards at community hot-spots. Placing and routinely stocking boxes will ensure that voter registration cards are accessible to the public and serve as an ongoing reminder to vote. Contact our office for boxes, cards and location ideas.

Houston votes is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 c3; our organization does not endorse any candidate or political party. Volunteers must remain non-partisan while registering voters. You must be deputized to register new voters and update addresses, you do not have to be deputized to place boxes in your community. Call Dee at (713)-782-8833 or e mail Dee.young@texanstogether.org


Thanks very much.