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Thursday, November 3, 2005
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Event Description:

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! 

Democratic primary voters in two central Houston  precincts get together for a little food, a lot of fun, and some political talk.

Pct. 223 and 541 "double-D's" will mett and greet along with candidates Borris Miles (SH 146), David Van Os, and several Houston city council candidates ahead of the municipal elections and this spring's primary.

Event Email Address:
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Start: 6:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Event Description:

You are invited to participate in a week-long memorial to the 2000th US military casualty of the Iraq war, in the Heights in Houston.  It will begin the Saturday after the announced 2000th US casualty of the Iraq war, with a ceremony each evening sponsored by a different group, and ending the following Saturday (one week later) with a larger ceremony.

Event Sponsor:
Oil Patch Democrats

Event Contact Name:
Jim Rine

Event Phone Contact Information:
281-414-1386

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
oilpatchdemocrats.blogspot.com


Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Voices Breaking Boundaries and co-sponsor KPFT present a Cultural Narrative series event:

Haiti: The Untold Story
Produced by: Haiti Information Project
Directed by: Kevin Pina (Flashpoints correspondent and filmmaker)
53 minutes, color

Event Sponsor:
Voices Breaking Boundaries and co-sponsor KPFT

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-524-7821

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.voicesbreakingboundaries.org

Event Fee:
Tickets $5 (no one turned away)


Friday, November 4, 2005
Start: 5:45 pm
End: 6:45 pm

Event Description:

To be held in front of Houston City Hall.

The goal of this rally is not to advocate for one particular solution to this complex issue, but to raise this issue to the moral consciousness of our society. We believe that the wealthiest nation in the world, which often speaks of "values", has a moral obligation to find a way to erase this great and obvious divide between the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots. We are also going to voice our opposition to the proposed Medicaid cuts, which will leave many Katrina survivors and other Americans without insurance.

Event Sponsor:
Organized by the American Medical Student Association chapters at Baylor College of Medicine and UT-Houston

Event Contact Name:
Matt Cope

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-412-7029

Event Website:
http://www.hpjc.org/majorevents.asp#11-4-2005


Start: 6:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Event Description:

You are invited to participate in a week-long memorial to the 2000th US military casualty of the Iraq war, in the Heights in Houston.  It will begin the Saturday after the announced 2000th US casualty of the Iraq war, with a ceremony each evening sponsored by a different group, and ending the following Saturday (one week later) with a larger ceremony.

Event Sponsor:
Oil Patch Democrats

Event Contact Name:
Jim Rine

Event Phone Contact Information:
281-414-1386

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
oilpatchdemocrats.blogspot.com


Saturday, November 5, 2005
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

You are invited to participate in a week-long memorial to the 2000th US military casualty of the Iraq war, in the Heights in Houston.  It will begin the Saturday after the announced 2000th US casualty of the Iraq war, with a ceremony each evening sponsored by a different group, and ending the following Saturday (one week later) with a larger ceremony.

Event Sponsor:
Oil Patch Democrats

Event Contact Name:
Jim Rine

Event Phone Contact Information:
281-414-1386

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
oilpatchdemocrats.blogspot.com


Tuesday, November 8, 2005
Start: 7:00 am
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

View a printable version of this entire page to take with you to the polls!  

The Harris County municipal elections are held on November 8th, 2005! Please check the Harris County Clerk's website for more detailed information. The most important information is listed below. Review the candidates for the City of Houston General Ballot 2005. You may also review the 2005 Campaign finance reports for these candidates.

  • Download Early Voting Locations
  • League of Women Voters provides a voting guide complete with candidate descriptions, etc.. in both English and Spanish
  • If you do not vote early, if you vote on November 8th, you are required to vote at your designated polling locaction. This information is not yet available - please check back for details. 
  • Harris County sample ballot

 Important Dates

  • September 9, 2005: First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
  • October 11, 2005: Last Day to Register to Vote (October 9th is 30th day, but deadline moves to next business day, Tuesday, due to Columbus Day holiday)
  • October 24, 2005: First Day of Early Voting. Download / review early voting locations.
  • November 1, 2005: Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (application must be received by November 1, not postmarked November 1)
  • November 4, 2005: Last Day of Early Voting
  • November 8, 2005: Election Day

Please pay special attention to the State Constitutional Amendments Appearing on the November 8, 2005 Special Election Ballot:

Constitutional Amendments on the November 8, 2005 Ballot Bill / Proposition Number Sponsors Ballot Language Vote?

Proposition 1
Summary
Bill Text HJR 54

McClendon - Staples “The constitutional amendment creating the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and authorizing grants of money and issuance of obligations for financing the relocation, rehabilitation, and expansion of rail facilities.”  

Proposition 2 on the Ballot VOTE NO in November!

Summary
Bill Text HJR 6

PDF Printable / Downloadable version of the bill

Chisum - Staples “The constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.”

The state of Texas and the Federal Government have already passed the Defense of Marriage Act, H.R.3396, which defines marriage as the following.

"`In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word `marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word `spouse' refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.'." Download a PDF version of the bill. Visit the No Nonsense in November website for more details. This bill is so poorly and loosely worded it could also effect those living in common law marriages as well.

NO

Proposition 3
Summary
Bill Text HJR 80

Krusee - Ogden “The constitutional amendment clarifying that certain economic development programs do not constitute a debt.”   Proposition 4
Summary
Bill Text SJR 17 Staples - Gattis “The constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to a criminal defendant who violates a condition of the defendant’s release pending trial.”   Proposition 5
Summary
Bill Text SJR 21 Averitt - Flynn “The constitutional amendment allowing the legislature to define rates of interest for commercial loans.”   Proposition 6
Summary
Bill Text HJR 87 Farabee - Lindsay “The constitutional amendment to include one additional public member and a constitutional county court judge in the membership of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.”   Proposition 7
Summary
Bill Text SJR 7 Carona - Hochberg “The constitutional amendment authorizing line-of-credit advances under a reverse mortgage.”   Proposition 8
Summary
Bill Text SJR 40 Eltife - Hughes “The constitutional amendment providing for the clearing of land titles by relinquishing and releasing any state claim to sovereign ownership or title to interest in certain land in Upshur County and in Smith County.”  

Proposition 9
Summary
Bill Text HJR 79

Krusee - Staples “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a six-year term for a board member of a regional mobility authority.”  

General Election Ballot, November 8, 2005

(i) Incumbent - (TL) Term Limited - (R) Republican - (D) Democrat

Houston City Council Candidates 2005

Office

Name

Party

Phone

Fax

Website/Email

Address

Mayor

Bill White (i)

D

713-659-9000

 

Website

Friends of Bill White 109 N. Post Oak Lane Suite 350 Houston, TX 77024

 

Jack Terence

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City Controller

Annise Parker (i)

D

713-960-1601

713-960-1636

Website | escramble('nnise','anniseparker.com');">Email

PO Box 66513 Houston, TX 77266

Houston City Council-at-Large

Position 1

Peter Brown

D

713-528-0049

713-528-2334

Website | escramble('peter','peterbrownforcouncil.org');">Email

3306 S. Shepherd Houston, TX 77098

  Mark Ellis (i) term-limited R 713-247-2014         Michael Griffin D        

 

Roy Morales

R

713-520-7825

 

Website | escramble('info','roymorales.com');">Email

Roy Morales Campaign 2450 Louisiana, Suite 400-224 Houston, TX 77006

Position 2

Jay Aiyer

D

713-978-7701

713-978-7716

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6524 San Felipe, PMB 412 Houston, TX 77057

 

Sue Lovell

D

713-960-1601

713-960-1636

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2615 Waugh Drive #222 Houston, TX 77006

 

John Elford

R

713-266-4695

 

Website | escramble('jelford','houston.rr.com');">Email

PO Box 571733 Houston, TX 77257-1733

Poli Acosta James B. Neal   Gordon Quan (i) term-limited) D        

Position 3

Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (i)

R

713-247-2005

713-247-2648

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PO Box 890954 Houston, TX 77289-0954

James Partsch-Galvan

Position 4

Ronald Green (i)

D

713-247-2012

713-247-1424

Website | escramble('atlarge4','cityofhouston.net');">Email

Councilman Ronald GreenCity Hall Annex900 Bagby, 1st FloorHouston, TX 770026524 San FelipePMB 517 Houston, TX 77057

Position 5

Michael Berry (i)

R

713-522-6138

713-522-3286

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223 Westheimer Houston, TX 77006

  Michael Stoma D 281 380-3728     13838 Hollowgreen Drive
Houston, TX 77082

Houston City Council District

 

 

 

 

 

District A

Toni Lawrence (i)

R

713-247-2010

 

Website

Councilwoman Tonie Lawrence City Hall Annex 900 Bagby, 1st Floor Houston, TX 77002

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District B

Tommie Ruth Allen

D

281-590-1832

281-449-0033

Website | escramble('tommieallen','aol.com');">Email

PO Box 116677 Houston, TX 77293-1667

 

Angle Bush

?

281-961-6389

 

 

 

Robin German Curtis

 

Felicia Galloway Hall

D

 

 

 

 

Anna Gray

 

Willie Hunter

D

832-286-7711

281-590-9499

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PO Box 111662 Houston, TX 77293

 

Jarvis Johnson

D

713-957-5113

 

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PO Box 130932Houston, TX 77219

  Carol Galloway (i) term-limited D        

District C

Ray Jones

D

713-529-2939

713-529-7887

Website | escramble('AJones','aol.com');">Email

Post Office Box 667518Houston, Texas 77266

 

Mark Lee

D

713-978-7701

713-978-7716

Website | escramble('marklee','markleeforhouston.com');">Email

6524 San Felipe, PMB 124 Houston, TX 77057

 

Herman Litt

D

 

 

Website | escramble('herman','hermanlitt.com');">Email

PO Box 35965 Houston, TX 77235-5965

 

Anne Clutterbuck

R

713-520-1741

 

Website | escramble('anne','clutterbuckforcouncil.com');">Email

2476 Bolsover #428 Houston, TX 77005

  Mark Goldberg (i) term-limited R        

 

Brian Cweren

R

 713-622-2111

 

 Website | escramble('brian','brian2005.com');">Email

 

 

George Hittner

R

713-978-7501

713-339-1947

Website | escramble('info','georgehittner.com');">Email

PO Box 20609 Houston, TX 77225-0609

 

Judy Siverson

R

 713-349-9270

 

 Website | escramble('judysiverson','yahoo.com');">Email

 

District D

Ada Edwards (i)

D

 

 

 

 

District E

Addie Wiseman (i)

R

 

 

 

 

District F

M.J. Khan (i)

R

 

 

Website | escramble('Dionne','mjkhan.com');">Email

PO Box 742368 Houston, TX 77274-2368

K.A. Khan

 

John Shike

D

281-561-8400

281-561-8226

Website | escramble('shike2004','yahoo.com');">Email

6523 Briar Glade Houston, TX 77072

District G

Pam Holm (i)

R

713-621-4328

713-861-4602

Website | escramble('campaign','pamholm.com');">Email

5773 Woodway Drive, PMB 293 Houston, TX 77057

District H

Adrian Garcia (i)

D

 

 

 

 

Larry Williams

District I

Carol Alvarado (i)

D

713-247-2011

713-247-3067

Website | escramble('districti','cityofhouston.net');">Email

PO Box 162 Houston, TX 77251-1562

 

John Parras

D

 

 

Website | escramble('voteparras','mac.com');">Email

5820 Rusk Houston, TX 77023

Houston Independent School District

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trustee Positions 1, 5, 6, 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

District 5

Richard Schechter

D

713-823-7136

 

 

 

Houston Community College

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trustee Positions 1, 4, 7

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, November 10, 2005
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Event Description:

PRESS RELEASE:     Please join our protest!  Numbers count!

The McCain amendment to ban "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" of any detainee of the U.S. passed the senate 90-9.  Texas senator John Cornyn was one of only nine senators to vote against the McCain amendment.  Bush and Cheney want an exception so that the CIA can continue to torture.

Event Sponsor:
Amnesty International and others

Event Contact Name:
Jimmy Dunne, Amnesty Int. Houston Denounce Torture Coordinator

Event Phone Contact Information:
281.584.9707 or cell 281.250.0096


Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

No details on the agenda yet, but save the date.

Come early to visit & gab
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: social/meet & greet
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: meeting

We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss recent and upcoming activities.


Friday, November 11, 2005
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

The Houston Peace and Justice Center is having their 3rd annual awards dinner.   They'll be honoring Bob Jensen, State Representative Garnet Coleman, Sissy Farenthold, and immigration rights activist Maria Jimenez.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Peace and Justice Center

Event Contact Name:
Herb Rothschild

Event Phone Contact Information:
713/861-2494

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.hpjc.org/majorevents.asp#11-11-2005

Event Fee:
Tickets $50; some subsidized seats available


Sunday, November 13, 2005
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Houston Social Forum Dinner and Movie: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, The Artery, 5401 Jackson at Prospect (entrance on Prospect)

Join the Houston Social Forum for a potluck dinner and screening of Rumble in Mumbai. The film documents the World Social Forum held in Mumbai, India January 2004 and the 100,000 plus people who attended the forum, all looking to build solidarity--and a better world. For those looking to understand the growing global malaise, which the social forae seek to rectify, Rumble in Mumbai is a good starting point.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Social Forum

Event Contact Name:
Heather Smith

Event Phone Contact Information:
832-860-0431

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.houstonsocialforum.org

Event Fee:
Donations (however little or much as able)


Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Event Description:

Join us to view the "End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream", a movie about how the end of cheap oil will affect our lives, will be shown at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Event Sponsor:
Sierra Club and Documentary Alliance

Event Website:
www.mfah.org/main.asp?target=films&par1=1&par2=307&par3=514


Friday, November 18, 2005
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Event Description:

The Department of Visual Arts in the Rice Media Center will host a three-part event featuring the internationally-acclaimed photographer and nuclear activist James Lerager.  We especially invite you to participate in the public discussion, which will be led by Lerager prior to the opening reception for the exhibit.

Event Sponsor:
Department of Visual Arts, Rice University

Event Contact Name:
Rachel Boyle

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-348-4882

Event Email Address:
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Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Join others interested in making the Houston Social Forum (HSF) happen. We meet almost every week to plan details for the HSF.This week, we are meeting Friday evening at Field of Greens, about 1/10 mile east of Kirby. It's a (mostly) vegetarian restaurant. Please join us! The phone # for Field of Greens is 713-533-0029.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Social Forum organizing committee

Event Contact Name:
Heather Smith

Event Phone Contact Information:
832-860-0431

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
houstonsocialforum.org


Saturday, November 19, 2005
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Event Description:

We hope you are planning to participate in the march and rally against the war in Iraq on Saturday, November 19, in downtown Houston.

This is the event that was originally scheduled for September 24, the day that hundreds of thousands of people marched in Washington, DC and other cities to demand an end to the occupation of Iraq.  The Houston event was rescheduled because that was the day that hurricane Rita hit.  

Event Sponsor:
Houston November 19 Coalition

Event Contact Name:
David and Rona Smith

Event Phone Contact Information:
832.692.2306

Event Email Address:
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Sunday, November 20, 2005
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Join the PAA in viewing Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Prices at the Artery!

This week, the director of "Uncovered: The War on Iraq" and "Outfoxed" released his latest film, "Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Prices." It's a powerful exposé on the toll the Wal-Mart behemoth has taken on workers and communities across the country, and how we can help turn the tide.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance

Event Website:
www.walmartmovie.com


Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Event Description:

 

Call to Action!

Events: 

  • 11/22: Civil Disobedience
  • 11/23: Meal
  • 11/24: Memorial Dedication
  • 11/25: March/Rally
  • 11/26: Interfaith Service

 Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather to give thanks and celebrate the year


Sunday, November 27, 2005
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Event Description:

We will be organizing this event, talking about workgroups, how to proceed, finalizing venue information and dates and times and working on a focus for this event. A social forum is an open space where different groups of civil society come together around the theme: "Another World is Possible." It is an event that works to build alternatives to globalization and totalitarian capitalism by bringing together a variety of groups and organizations all working on the same and similar issues. It seeks to make apparent the interconnectedness of all the issues and how all the various tactics that progressive and radical activists use work together for change.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Social Forum action group

Event Contact Name:
Heather Smith

Event Phone Contact Information:
832 860 0431

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.houstonsocialforum.org


Thursday, December 1, 2005
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

A time to come and have intentional conversations on the questions that matter to us.

Invite others who will enjoy this non-partisan discourse in an innovative setting with food (potluck) and music, sponsored by the Houston Area Dept of Peace...Teaching ourselves peace and campaigning for a U.S. Dept of Peace and Nonviolence.

Event Website:
www.thenextdoorcoffeehouse.org


Friday, December 2, 2005
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

The 2005 Houston ACLU Gala with special guest AL FRANKEN!

Al Franken revolutionized comedy as a writer for Saturday Night Live. Now he is revolutionizing political commentary with his keen, ironic and hilarious observations. Mr. Franken authored Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, both best sellers. He currently hosts The Al Franken Show, Air America Radio’s flagship program, and has a new book, The Truth (with Jokes) (on sale at the event).

Event Sponsor:
Houston ACLU

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.aclu-houston.org/2005Gala

Event Fee:
Admission is $75.00 per person


Saturday, December 3, 2005
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

You are invited to the first stop on the  David Van Os for Texas Attorney General Whistlestop Tour. Join us Saturday, December 3, 2005 at the Barr Mansion 10463 Sprinkle Road, Austin, Texas 78754  for a Democratic Hootenanny featuring our Guest Speaker - Jim Hightower

Event Fee:
$50 general seating Seating is limited


Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Event Description:

Janette Sexton is a progressive candidate who will bring a fresh perspective to the Texas legislature. Your involvement and attendance will help us raise the funds necessary to drive out a radical Republican incumbent who is anti-gay, anti-choice, pro-death penalty, and who has failed to represent the interests of the people of District 144.

Event Phone Contact Information:
281-479-0934

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.sexton4district144.com

Event Fee:
$10.00 minimum donation


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