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TX CD7 town hall-Culbertson

There was a town hall in CD 7 that had a great turnout. They were checking Ids and limiting participation to voters in the district but there was still a great turnout. These tweets make me smile





Debby Kerner is one of four good democrats running to replace Culbertson


Debby Kerner is on the Texas Democratic Party executive committee.

Does anyone else miss President Obama doing his NCAA brackets???

I always enjoyed President Obama doing his NCAA bracket and would compare my bracket to his. It was nice to have a POTUS who had real outside interests and could relate to sports fans. Even though he was very busy and actually working as POTUS, it was clear that President Obama is a sports fan and knew basketball

The current idiot occupying the White House would not be able to complete a bracket due to his short attention span and the fact that he gets all of his news from Fox

I miss President Obama.

Project LIFT training by Texas Democratic Party for potential candidates for local races

I am not running but I was a co-host (brought subway sandwiches and cookies) for a training session by project LIFT held by the Texas Democratic Party. This event was to train candidates to run in local races. It was an amazing event. We have 50 candidates or potential candidates there being trained to run in state and local races. We have at least three people running for Texas CD 7 (John Culbertson) which is a race that is being targeted by the DCCC. One impressive young man was there who plans to run for this race in 2018. The DCCC already has a person on the ground working in CD 7. There are also at least three people running against Pete Olson in CD 22. We have people who are going to contest GOP state representatives who have not been contested in a long while.

There was a wide diversity of candidates. We has some great speakers. We had Anne Sung who won a tight race for Houston Independent School Board by 33 votes and one of the candidates who won in the City of Pasadena city council race. Pasadena just lost a major redistricting case and this speaker was one of the plaintiffs in the case that got Pasadena bailed in under Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act for gerrymandering.

I am seeing a great deal of excitement on the ground. More importantly all of the subway sandwiches that I bought and all of the cookies were gone by the end of the event.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder endorses Tom Perez for DNC chair,

I support Tom Perez.


Now both Joe Biden and AG Holder are supporting Tom

It would appear that at least 3 other officials told Trump to f*** off before new Acting AG accepted

This is amusing


DNC forums to meet candidates for DNC chair

There is a forum tomorrow in Houston to meet the DNC candidates

Thank you for registering to attend the DNC Regional Future Forum in Houston on January 28th.

This email shall serve as confirmation of your registration. Please note: Seating in the Forum will be on a first come, first serve basis and we cannot guarantee entry once we hit capacity.

All attending guests will be required to show a DNC credential for entry to the Forum room. To obtain your physical credential onsite, when you arrive at Texas Southern University, please follow the signs and proceed to Table B where you will check in and receive your guest credential.

Here are the details of the event:

What: DNC Regional Forum in Houston
When: Saturday, January 28th
9:00am CT - 6:00pm CT, Candidate Forum to begin at 1pm CT
Where: Texas Southern University, Sawyer Auditorium
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004

Remember: filling out this form does not guarantee entry to the Forum; seating will be given on a first come, first serve basis until the room reaches capacity

Perez endorsed by Hispanic caucus PAC for DNC chair

There is a DNC Forum in Houston on Saturday that I plan on attending. This is good news for Tom Perez http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/tom-perez-bold-pac-endorsement-hispanic-caucus-234065

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez has been endorsed by BOLD PAC, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, in the race for chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

“BOLD PAC is proud to endorse Tom Perez for DNC chair, who would become the first Latino leader of the Democratic Party if elected,” BOLD PAC chairman Rep. Tony Cárdenas said in a statement obtained first by POLITICO. “As America’s demographics change and investments in the Latino community become more important than ever, we need a leader who will fight back when progress is threatened, inspire our party’s big tent, and prepare the grassroots infrastructure to position Democrats to win in elections ahead.”

The endorsement comes a few hours ahead of the third of six forums that the seven candidates for DNC chair are participating in and with about a month away from the actual vote. Perez is running against Rep. Keith Ellison, South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison, New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman Ray Buckley, Idaho Democratic Party executive director Sally Boynton Brown and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

“Tom will ensure that Latinos always have a seat at the table and a voice at the DNC. But more than that, he also has a long track record of ensuring everyone’s voice is heard and will undoubtedly continue this as DNC chair,” Cárdenas added.

More People Are Attending Womens Marches Than Attended All Tea Party Rallies Combined

This amuses me http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/21/people-attending-womens-marches-attended-tea-party-rallies-combined.html

There are more people attending Women’s March On Washington events than attended all tea party rallies on their big Fox News supported day of action combined according to Nate Silver.

Heavy rains bring high water, flooding throughout Houston

Most businesses and schools are delaying opening http://www.chron.com/news/houston-weather/article/The-high-water-spots-to-avoid-when-it-rains-in-10864913.php

A flash flood warning was issued for parts of Harris County early Wednesday as a string of storms dumped rain on residents planning their morning commutes.
Rain fell at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour in portions of Harris and Fort Bend counties early Wednesday morning, and as storms continued to drench the county, a flood warning was issued for the Keegans Bayou area at US-59 in southwest Houston.High water was also reported on I-45 northbound and North Main.

There is a separate Women's march in Houston

I was thinking about driving down to the Austin March even though parking would be a problem. This is from an e-mail from the Harris County Democratic Party

I'm sure by now you've heard of the Women's March on Austin, which is a sister event to the Women's March taking place in Washington, D.C. Now, Houston women have joined forces; there will be a march held here in Houston on Saturday, January 21, 2017 for those in surrounding communities around the state that cannot, for whatever reason, make it to D.C.

We stand together in solidarity for the protection of women's rights, safety, health, families, and children, recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many women: immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, and survivors of sexual assault. Our communities are hurting and scared.

This march will send a bold message that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us. Join the Houston Women's March today; RSVP below!
Houston Women's March

Saturday, January 21, 2017
12:00 PM-until
City Hall
901 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002

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