Category Archives: Event – Houston

TONIGHT at 6PM: LatinoTalk TV’s Election Recap

Tonight, November 12, 2012 at 6pm. LatinoTalkTV Show! Election Recap! Join us LIVE & Call in to participate. Watch online or on television:

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Choice Community to Gather in Support of Ann Johnson (HD-134)

Ann Johnson, the Democratic candidate for Texas House – District 134, is getting solid support from the pro-choice community on Tuesday evening. The Women for Ann Johnson event is being hosted by a long-list of supporters of a woman’s right to choose, including CM Ellen Cohen, former State Rep. Sissy Farenthold, former Commissioner Sylvia Garcia and many more.

Ann Johnson is challenging incumbent Sarah Davis who has recently attempted to re-brand herself as a moderate after building what many call an extremist record during her freshman term in the Texas House. A Facebook page called The Truth About Sarah Davis has been providing details of that voting record, including votes to de-fund Planned Parenthood and family planning programs and a vote to cut $5.4 billion from public schools.

Davis’ dismal record includes voting to cut Medicaid to the point where residents at local nursing homes would have been evicted. Frankly, that’s something that would affect my mom and many other moms and grandmas. It is obvious that Davis should be replaced by voters.

Ann Johnson is an accomplished attorney, adjunct professor of law, and a former prosecutor with the best interests of Texans in mind. Ann is running on forward-thinking ideas–education, access to health care, and economic opportunities–which would serve as a foundation to a sustainable future. She deserves the support of HD-134, and Tuesday’s event is one way to help her campaign.

The race in HD-134 is a district targeted by Democrats for re-taking, along with HD-144, which is being sought by Mary Ann Perez. Whether you reside in these districts or not, these candidates need your support.

ANN JOHNSON
Candidate for Texas State Representative, District 134
& The Right Choice for the Choice Community

Tuesday, October 9th
6:00 – 8:00 p.m

The Eighteenth Cocktail Bar
2511 Bissonnet Street (near Kirby)
Houston, TX 77005
(Complimentary Valet)

Don’t worry guys, men and women are both welcome!
All ages too.

Suggested donation $100, but not required.

RSVP to rsvp@strongstrategies.com or 713-942-5816
To contribute online go to VoteAnnJohnson.com

Event: GOLDEN Dinner and Tejano Dance – September 14

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

GOLDEN: Giving Others Life to Dream Every Night Dinner & Tejano Dance is a Go Gold initiative organized by a group of individuals concerned about the awareness of childhood cancers in the Latino community.

All proceeds raised from ticket sales will go directly to the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO). whose mission is to address the needs of families through programs that emphasize information, advocacy, awareness, and research.   ACCO provides:

  • Free Kits to families affected by childhood cancers in Spanish & English.  Kits include books and videos to help family members cope with cancer.
  • Funds for child cancer research
  • Literature about chldhood cancers

Your contribution will help fund ACCO initiatives.   $15 will put one of the many available books in the hands of a child with cancer, $25 will give a book to the child’s teacher, and $100 will give a full set of materials to a family in need of them.  More information about materials can be found at http://www.acco.org

Local organizations that provide resources to families and childen affected by childhood cancers will be present to share resources and promote volunteer oppurtunities.

Go Gold and join us for this very worthy cause:  “because kids can’t fight cancer alone.”

BBQ Dinner & Resource Expo   6pm-7:30 pm

Tejano Dance                                7:30 pm-11pm

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE 

Be prepared to dance the night away to the best Tejano hits.  Cash bar will be available.

The suport of the following organizations is greatly appreciated:

Camp Innovation

H-E-B

Latinos. Engaged. United. Voting

Mia’s Closet

National Hispanic Professional Organization

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Caravan for Peace to Confront Gun Dealer

As DC has reported to you all, the Caravan for Peace and Justice, an effort to stop the failed “war on drugs,” will be arriving in Houston tonight. Click here to get the latest itinerary. On Monday, before heading out to other parts on the way to DC, they will confront a local gun dealer linked to drug traffickers. Here’s the press release:

Caravan for Peace, Mexican Victims of Drug War to Dismantle Military-Style Assault Weapon and Transform into Symbol of Peace at Heart of Historic Mexican Neighborhood.

Bearing pictures of their dead relatives, families, exiled Juarez residents, relatives of the more than 60,000 killed in drug war will also go to Carter’s Country, Houston Arms Dealer Linked to Gun Sales to Drug traffickers, and Confront Them with the Human Toll of Drug War and the Urgent Need to Regulate These Weapons

Houston, Texas –On Monday, August 27th, members of the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity will join Houston-based and other US residents, to gather in the heart of the historic Mexican neighborhood in Houston to publicly dismantle a military-style assault weapon purchased Saturday and bury it in cement in a public action calling attention to the human devastation caused by this kind of weapon. Caravan members and their supporters will also demand that President Obama enforce the existing ban on the importation of military-style assault weapons and other measures to stop the illegal sale of weapons, which have been linked to the deaths of thousands of Mexicans killed in the drug war.

Participants in the solemn act will dismantle an assault weapon like those sought by drug cartels and easily purchased from gun dealers and private citizens. They will then transform it into a symbol of peace, in an act harkening back to the turning of swords into plowshares. Families bearing large and small pictures of loved ones lost in Mexico’s drug war will later join Mexican exiles in confronting the Carter’s Country gun dealership with images and testimonies of the effects of these military assault weapons on families living on both sides of the border.

“We’re not here in the United States to contest the Second Amendment. The Caravan for Peace is here because our loved ones have been shot and kidnapped, displaced and murdered with military assault weapons sold in U.S. stores and gun shows,” said Javier Sicilia, the poet turned activist and Caravan leader after his son, Juan Francisco, was killed last year. “Assault weapons sold by U.S. gun dealers like those here in Houston are responsible for thousands of drug war deaths in Mexico, and in doing so, these gun dealers make a mockery of the Second Amendment. Together, you here in the United States, and we in Mexico, can help end this madness,” Sicilia concluded.

Where: 333 South Jensen Dr., Houston (map) (event at 11am) and the Caravan will then drive to Carter’s Country, 2120 S. Shaver St., Pasadena (map) following the press conference

When: Monday, August 27, 11:00 a.m.

Media should contact Contact: John Lindsay-Poland, Fellowship of Reconciliation: (510) 282-8983
Roberto Lovato, Presente.org: (213) 820-8424 for information related to the Caravan for Peace

Anyone may join the action online, too.

A petition demanding President Obama stop the flow of arms into our communities: http://act.presente.org/sign/caravana/?source=presente_website

And for more information.

Petition against gun smuggling: http://act.presente.org/sign/caravana/?source=presente_website

or text PEACE to 225568

For more information: http://www.caravanforpeace.org/

About the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity:www.movimientoporlapaz.mx

Facebook: facebook.com/caravan4Peace
Twitter: @CaravanaUSA (twitter.com/caravanaUSA)
Flickr: www.Flickr.com/photos/caravan4peace

Mail: caravanapresspass@movimientoporlapaz.mx

Caravan for Peace Arrives on Sunday 8/26

Montgomery County Event: Gilberto Hinojosa on Saturday

JOIN US,

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 2012, TO CELEBRATE MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S LEADERSHIP; HONOR OUR PAST LEADERS AND WELCOME THE NEW. Hear from our Special Guest: the Honorable Gilberto Hinojosa, Texas Democratic Party Chair.

Place: Ryan’s Steak House, at 1413 N. Loop 336 West, Conroe (by Wal Mart). STARTS AT 6p.m., Sat., Aug. 18th.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa will join us at our ‘swearing-in ceremony’ of all Attending County Chairs and Precinct Chairs from Congressional District 8. Chair Hinojosa will also address his Vision for turning Texas Blue, Blue, Blue in November, 2012.

MEET OUR CANDIDATES BOTH FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND OTHER COUNTIES IN Congressional District 8 to include: Neil Burns, Candidate for US House of Representatives, District 8.

Private Media Interviews with the Honorable Gilberto Hinojosa, Texas Democratic Party Chair can be arranged by calling: Javier Chacon, Media Contact, Montgomery County Democratic Party (MCDP), Conroe, Texas at 713-503-2857, or call James Barron, Event Chair, MCDP, at 281-252-8287.

THANK YOU,
JAVIER CHACON SR. (jchacon@eeocconsultant.com)

Event: North Harris County ~ Health Care For All Event

Here’s an important event my friends in North and North East Harris County may be interested in attending.

Health Care for All – Texas Single-Payer Health Care

When:  Tue, August 7, 7pm – 9pm
Where:  4884 Louetta Rd. spring, TX. 77388 (map)
Description:  Watch a film on Canada’s switch to a single payer system. There will be a short talk followed by discussion. Check out http://www.healthcareforalltexas.org. All are invited. Please contact Ashley Williams at (713) 530-8143 or email ashley@votebradneal.com for further information or questions.

Event: Up With The Workers! ~ Gulfton Forum on Wage Theft

From the Inbox

Saturday, July 28th at 2PM

Join us this Saturday at the Neighborhood Centers Baker-Ripley House (6500 Rookin St. 77074) for our first ever “Up with the Workers!” Gulfton Community Forum on Wage Theft. We’ll hear from community leaders, agencies, and organizations supporting workers in their struggle for just working conditions and recovering their due wages. We’ll also hear the latest from the Worker Center and the Down with Wage Theft Campaign…But most importantly, we’ll hear from YOU! Come share with us how wage theft has affected you or your community and how we can work together to bring down wage theft and make Houston a just and prosperous place to work!

For more information, email info@downwithwagetheft.org or call 713-862-8222

Inbox: Community Emergency Response Team Training for Spanish Speakers

From the Inbox to You:

The City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods Office of International Communities announces a series of Spanish language Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training sessions for individual residents, social service providers and community leaders.

Presented in collaboration with the City’s Office of Emergency Management and Harris County Citizens Corps, the training will consist of eight training modules led by experts covering a full range of disaster preparedness topics.  The final session will feature a mock drill, giving participants the opportunity to apply the knowledge and practice the skills they acquired through the training.

All participants who complete the eight-week training will receive a City of Houston and Harris County first aid training certificate, a CERT program identification card and an emergency response manual.

The training sessions will be held on Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m., at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star, Houston 77074, as follows:

  • July 21 — Module 1:  General Disaster Preparedness
  • July 28 — Module 2:  Fire Safety & Suppression
  • August 4 — Module 3:  Basic Medical Operations – Part 1
  • August 18 — Module 4:  Basic Medical Operations – Part 2
  • September 15 — Module 5:  Light Search & Rescue
  • September 22 — Module 6/7: Incident Command System/Disaster Psychology
  • September 29 — Module 8:  Terrorism Awareness
  • October 6 –Mock Search and Rescue Drill

The July 21 opening session will provide participants with an overview of disaster and emergency preparedness.  The session will feature presentations by Marni Rosen, City of Houston CERT Coordinator, Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security; Captain Homero Ponce-Lopez, HFD (retired); Captain Juan Guerrero, HFD; Any Villanueva, Volunteer Coordinator, Hispanic CERT Team; and Carlos Robles, Meteorologist, Univision 45.

Enrollment is limited. Interested persons are encouraged to register in advance.  Walk-ins may be accepted, based on availability of participant slots.  To enroll contact Benito Juarez, Office of International Communities, at 713.778.6503 or Benito.Juarez@houstontx.gov.

For more information about the Department of Neighborhoods, visit www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods.  To learn more about the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management, visit www.houstonoem.net.

Janitors on Strike–A Week of Action

It has been an action-filled week for Houston Janitors who are on strike. With corporate employers not agreeing to a pay raise for these hard-working individuals, the Janitors have had no choice but to go on strike and demonstrate outside of Houston’s high rises in downtown.

On Wednesday, fifteen (15) supporters of the striking Janitors were arrested after blocking traffic in Downtown during the lunch hour.

The group sat in a circle in the intersection of Smith and Bell about 12:30 p.m., surrounded by about 250 supporters carrying mops and banging on drums. Police closed the street about a block away, and some traffic backed up behind the roadblocks.

The Service Employees International Union said in news releases that the people arrested came from around the country. Fewer than half are from Houston, and none are janitors themselves, according to a list included in one release.

On Tuesday, I met some of these folks and saw their organizing skills in action as Janitors protested at the ExxonMobil HQ in Downtown Houston. I also lent them my support and marched with them.

This past weekend, the children of the Janitors staged a protest.

While we get so caught up with political campaigns, we must not forget about the working people our campaigns talk about–and that goes for the candidates, too. But I will say it has been good to see a few of our elected officials out there, but more are needed.

On Thursday at 7PM, a Mass will be held at the Co-Cathedral in Downtown. Attend and show your support of these hard-working Houstonians Taxpayers who are being mistreated by local corporations.