Thoughts on Viernes…09282012

Northside Early Voting Location Change – Moody Park to Holy Name CC

A press conference was held this morning to announce a big change in polling locations up in the northside of Houston. Because of construction in and around the Moody Park early voting location, the polling location for that general area will now be at Holy Name Catholic Church (1917 Cochran).

Numerous nonprofits and Latino civil rights groups united today to make the announcement and committed to continue announcing the location change from now and on through Early Voting. Early Voting begins on October 22 and lasts through November 2. Election Day is on November 6.

(Photo courtesy of Office of State Rep. Jessica Farrar)

Successful Event for Julia Maldonado for Justice, 14th COA, Pl. 8

Simone at Sunset was the site of a great and successful fundraiser for my friend, Julia Maldonado. Maldonado is running for the 14th Court of Appeals and has been busy taking her campaign to the ten (10) counties that make up the 14th Court.

Julia would like to thank all of the hosts and supporters in attendance and who have always been there for her.

The $10K Degree

Rick Perry’s been floating the lofty idea of a $10,000 degree and the Trib has a piece on it. Four-year degrees are fine and dandy, but in Texas, 1/3 of students are entering universities not college-ready, and 1/2 are entering community colleges not college-ready. In other words, it is taking a little longer for a good chunk of college students to finish, on top of working and the decreasing value of student financial aid. Rick Perry and the Texas Legislature have failed to address this, if anything, they have been hell-bent on cutting K-12 funding, while continuing to promote teaching to high stakes tests. Unless all-involved get to the root of these issues, instead of just floating piecemeal approaches, the State of Texas will continue to lag behind.

Enjoy the Weekend!

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