Colorlines.com: Five Local and State Races to Watch on Election Day

image1326986001.pngFive Local and State Races to Watch on Election Day

Excerpt from the article published 11/1/2013 by Brentin Mock of Colorlines.com. You can read the entire article by clicking HERE.

Houston; mayoral and city council races: Annise Parker was elected in 2010 as Houston’s second woman mayor in the city’s history and one of the first openly gay mayors of any major city in America. People will be paying attention to her re-election run as it may show promise for next year’s governor’s race featuring Wendy Davis, the state senator from Fort Worth who stood up for women’s health rights when she famously filibustered an anti-abortion bill this year. A little further down the ticket from Parker, meanwhile, is an exciting city council race featuring two young, African American women, Christina Sanders and Assata Richards, both running in the crowded race for District D.

We need YOU!

We only have 4 days left before Election Day and we really need your help over these final days of the campaign.

There are a number of volunteer opportunities happening this weekend and on Monday and Tuesday of next week. We need volunteers to help make phone calls, knock doors, and work the polls.

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I cannot do this without your help!  Thank you for volunteering!

Let’s win,

We’re almost there!

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Election Day is just six days away and this is the last week of early voting. Please urge everyone you know to get out and vote!

I want to thank you for your support of this campaign. I am grateful for the many people who have contributed or volunteered. Our energy and momentum is strong and the community is behind us.

But, this campaign is far from over. Much work remains. We still have more ground to cover and your continued support is needed as we race to the finish!

Between now and Election Day, I could really use your help. We still need volunteers to make phone calls, knock doors, and work the polls.

Have a few hours to spare? Click here to sign up to volunteer.

Your generous contributions are also needed to reach more voters and get the needed supplies to our volunteers. If you can help with a contribution of $250, $100, $50, or any other amount, it would really help get our message to many more voters.

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The people of District D deserve the BEST at Houston City Hall. We cannot settle for the same status quo.  This campaign is about the next 20 years – the future of the District and for Houston. I want to restore our after-school programs, attract new businesses, foster a balanced approach to community development, and ensure access to the most effective and efficient delivery of city services.

We’re almost there!

Thank you for believing in me, in our community, and in that, together, we can lead District D and Houston down a new path, ensure a better quality of life for our people, and invest in a brighter future.

Let’s win,

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Christina Sanders officially files for office

CHRISTINA SANDERS FILES FOR HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT D
Says District D Can Do Better

On August 26th, Christina Sanders, one of America’s youngest civic engagement leaders and community organizer, officially filed as a candidate for Houston City Council, District D, in the upcoming November 5, 2013 municipal election. The seat is being vacated by Councilmember Wanda Adams who is unable to run for re-election due to term limits.

“The time to invest in our community is now,” said Sanders.  “We can’t wait on another time to invest in our children, our neighborhoods or our safety, the time is now!  Others might focus on new buildings and big businesses, but my focus has always been and will remain on the people.”

Sanders’ top priorities are to:

  • Create Jobs by fostering the growth of the “smallest” of small businesses & investing in a well-educated workforce.
  • Improve Public Safety through community-oriented policing & developing creative solutions for getting our young people productive and off the streets.​
  • Sustain Our Communities through neighborhood beautification, green spaces and welcoming balanced and fair real-estate and business development that respect and value our properties and the neighborhood’s rich history.

Sanders is a Houston native and received her Bachelors of Political Science and Masters of Public Administration in Public Policy degrees from Texas Southern University.