Together with our friends at the Houston Stonewall Young Democrats and Swing Texas Left, we hosted a debate watch party at Chuy’s on Westheimer. We were honored to be joined by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. The room was packed—standing room only—and it was inspiring to see so many Democrats come out to enjoy the debate!
At our July general meeting, we hosted Blake Ellis, Ph.D and Senior Associate Vice President of Student Engagement at Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, who discussed the history of progressive politics in Houston. In order to know where we're going, it's important to know where we've been. We were also joined by Chris Hollins, Vice-Chair of Finance for the Texas Democratic Party, who gave us an update on what's going on with our state party.
Over 130 people came out to hear a panel of experts discuss the 2020 Census. Our panel of experts included the Honorable Carroll Robinson; Chang Chiu, from the Harris County Judge’s office; Isabel Longoria, a community activist; and Tyler James, from Harris County Commissioner Precinct 1.
Special thanks to our co-hosts, the Houston Black American Democrats and the Harris County Democratic Party.