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October Membership Meeting: Judge Lesley Briones

Join TDWHarris at our monthly regular meeting on Monday, October 28, 2019, to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be joined by Judge Lesley Briones from Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 4. Lesley is committed to upholding the law with impartiality, administering equal justice, and treating everyone who comes into her courtroom with respect, fairness, and compassion. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and Harvard University.

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September Membership Meeting-Diane Trautman & Ann Harris Bennett

Join us at our monthly regular meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019. Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman and Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar Ann Harris Bennett will talk to us about voting and elections in Harris County and the changes they have implemented since being elected to help make voter registration and voting easier and more accessible, including their plans for the future.

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August Membership Meeting: LGBTQIA+101

Join us at our monthly regular meeting on August 26, 2019. Local activist and educator Lou Weaver will join us to teach us about the different sexual orientations and gender identities encompassed by the LGBTQIA+ umbrella, including the unique and shared struggles of these communities and how those of us who are not members of the community can show our support.

Lou is a queer transgender man and a leader in Houston’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. With trans healthcare as a key component of his advocacy portfolio, he has helped educate healthcare providers and medical student groups on culturally competent care for the LGBTQ communities.

When: Monday, August 26 at 6:30 pm

Where: HCDP Headquarters, 4619 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020

Learn more and RSVP here.

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July 22nd Membership Meeting

Join us at our monthly regular meeting (4th Monday night) in July with Rapper MD Dr. Martha Washington.

Dr. Washington practices Nephrology in Houston, Texas and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Her unique skill set has allowed her to have clinical privileges at several hospitals around the city, including Bayshore Hospital, Kindred Heights, Texas Select, Park Plaza, St. Luke’s Episcopal, Select Specialty, Memorial Herman Greater Heights, St. Joseph Hospital and Women’s Hospital.

Alongside her musical talent comes a knack for creative writing. Written in both English & Spanish, Dr. Washington has combined her medical know-how and experience with her love for music to compose her debut book.

Read more about Dr. Martha Washington here.

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October 6th and 7th

From 4:00-5:00 PM TDWHarris will provide training for sending text messages to female voters who need a little “nudging” to vote in this election.  Texting is the easiest way to contact voters, and the app does everything for you.  All you do on either your computer or cell phone is “tap.”  It does not reveal your phone number, just sends the text.  You can send up to 1,000 texts in one hour!

Join us at the HCDP office, 4619 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX. 77020.  You can make a difference!

First Follow-Up Calls

This is the first of 6 Sunday afternoons from 2:00-5:00 PM when we will follow-up with calls to the women who received our postcards.  None of these women voted in 2014.  We will get to know them and persuade them to vote!

October 22nd Meeting

Phone-banking:  Are you reluctant to call strangers?  Overcome your reluctance by hearing Jen Schmerling, a seasoned Field Organizer for Lizzie Fletcher, teach us “tricks of the trade” to effectively call and engage voters by phone.  Then – it’s easy!

You can be a “force for change” by phone-banking!