Little Joe Energizes Activists for Leticia Van de Putte

With the help of Tex-Mex legend Little Joe Hernandez, Leticia Van de Putte, Democrat for Lt. Governor, energized activists at a rally held at the Communications Workers of America Hall in Houston.

letijoeAlong with a fiery speech by Van de Putte, Little Joe y La Familia performed for the crowd. Van de Putte has been on a bus tour of Texas that will take her 6,000 miles to dozens of towns and cities. Energetic crowds have welcomed her and have turned into phone banking activists for the candidate and the slate of Democrats.

Van de Putte has challenged right-wing favorite Dan Patrick for his divisive vitriol and attacks against immigrants, women, and others. Calling it a lack of respect for these groups, Van de Putte has vowed to run an effective State Senate, rather than one based on agendas, such as Patrick’s.

Little Joe added that it is Van de Putte who will serve all Texans, especially those who often go ignored–the poor, minorities, women. Hernandez has been a vocal supporter of Van de Putte and Wendy Davis, as is evidenced in the video below, as he performs  the anthemic, Las Nubes.

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Kim Ogg for DA ~ Let’s Make Justice Work

As I was eating a delicious breakfast at Alfreda’s Soulfood Cafe on Almeda this morning (you need to check it out!), this ad popped up on the TV. I must say it’s one of the best responses to an attack ad. The current DA (Anderson) attacked Kim Ogg as “dangerous” without any explanation. Kim Ogg’s response is perfect. Check it out.

Luis Lopez for HD132 ~ Running to Ensure a Prosperous Texas

First, the video:

Luis Lopez is a young Texan running for Texas House District 132. If you live in HD-132, Luis needs your vote, but he also needs all Texans to contribute what you can. $5, $10, $25–he will spend it wisely to Get Out The Vote from now until Election Day. Contribute TODAY at this link.

luisLuis Lopez was born in Mexico and arrived to the USA at the age of 7. He was raised with 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Luis has known challenges throughout his life, but he has also worked hard to overcome them.  His brother was deported at the age of 15. Luis worked in construction within local refineries in Beaumont through high school and college. During high school he founded a youth LULAC Council, developed the Hispanic Forum, and graduated 4th in his class.

Luis is a proud graduate of Lamar University where he earned his Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Accounting in 4 ½ years. In college he managed a school board campaign, led efforts for the DREAMers on campus, established a chapter of the oldest Latino fraternity in existence, and founded a small logistics & transportation business.

Luis was recruited by the top international accounting firm in the USA and relocated to Katy upon graduating. He and his wife Guadalupe are proud parents of their beautiful one year-old daughter Abigail Lorenza. Luis Lopez is the Democratic candidate for State Representative, District 132.

District 132 needs an innovator, like Luis, and not more of the same. Instead of doing the bidding for big business and big contributors, Luis Lopez thinks it’s time to give the district back to the people. So, join his campaign, give a few dollars, and vote for Luis Lopez.

District 132’s Early Voting Location is at the Franz Road Storefront, or at any early voting location until Friday at 7pm.

To find your Tuesday, November 4th polling location, click here, input the information requested, and you’ll get your very own sample ballot and polling location information.

 

 

Thursday: Leticia and Little Joe in Houston

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He’s been a very public supporter of Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte at his concerts, so, it is great to hear that Jose Maria de Leon Hernandez–Little Joe–will be in Houston on Thursday to rally support for Van de Putte.

Little Joe (and his brother Johnny who now lives in California) has deep roots in Texas political culture and has always been up to the task of rallying the people for anything having to do with voting, legislation, and even public health issues like diabetes. He’s still a prominent voice for change and progress, especially in the Mexican American community.

Here are the details for the rally and performance:

Houston THURSDAY 5:30pm
CWA Hall, 1730 Jefferson St., Downtown Houston
Featuring a performance by Little Joe!
Other speakers TDB

 

Saturday in Houston’s Northside: Loteria The Vote!

Click image to enlarge. This sounds like a fun event–Food, Music, Voting! Democrat for Lt. Governor, Leticia Van de Putte, will be there to shake hands and speak. Now, this is democracy!
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Wendy Davis: Nuestro Momento (Ad)

Even Wendy adds some Español to this positive ad. Check it out.

Leticia San Miguel Van de Putte: No Te Dejes, ¡VOTA!

I love it when my favorite candidates speak Spanglish!

Walk2Vote: A Student-Driven GOTV Event on Thursday

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UHD Student Leaders Bring “Walk to Vote”!
Empowering The Student Body Houston Use Their Constitutional Rights!!

Not a UHD Student? Join and vote with us!!
#Walk2Vote #W2V #YouthRevolution #Oct23 #1pm

HOUSTON, TX –Hundreds of students will unite and march to the vote this Oct 23, 2014!! University of Houston-Downtown students vow to unite and play a critical role in the November elections as they pledge to walk to vote. Our student leaders resolve to empower all UHD students to get out and vote.

mayorIn 2012, the Student Government Association (SGA), started an initiative at UHD that aimed to empower students by registering them to vote and take action. From the month of August to October of 2012, the SGA was able to register 2,500 students to vote. During early voting in 2012, the SGA then hosted the Walk 2 Vote event which was attended by over 700 students, the Mayor and other distinguished guests. Following a brief rally, together we continued and marched with over 300 students at the same time and voted. The results at the UHD were truly unprecedented, as over 55% of the student population voted at UHD in 2012, compared to other University counterparts at 5-15% according to the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University.

Since the beginning of the fall 2014 semester, various student organizations have passionately competed with one another in an effort to see who could register the most voters. To date, we have registered over 1,500 students who will now be eligible to vote in the November elections. In honor of this, the Student Government Association has orchestrated an event to encourage our students to vote and inspire them to let their voices be heard.

Join us on Oct 23rd on the UHD’s South Deck from 1:00pm to 2:00pm as we celebrate our achievements and exercise our constitutional right to vote.

Who: University of Houston-Downtown Community
What: Walk and Exercise the Right to Vote
When: Oct 23rd, 2014
Time: Rally 1:00p-2:00p, March Begins at 2:00pm
Where: University of Houston Downtown South Deck to 1001 Preston, 77002 (4 blocks)
Guest: Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Rapper Bun B, Inspirational Hip-Hop Artist Rocko Steady, Artist Sara Alavi

Contact:
Ivan Sanchez, Senior SGA advisor, 832-713-4577
John Locke, UHD SGA President, 832-5424897

Sam Houston for Texas AG: Ken Paxton Broke The Law

Here’s a tough ad from Sam Houston, Democrat for Attorney General, in which he slams Republican Ken Paxton over some his financial dealings. Check it out.

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Van de Putte Ad: A Matter of Trust