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September: If they vote, we will win
Written by Alice Bergeron   
Tuesday, 05 September 2006

Our regular meeting is cancelled this month...  September is the time for our Candidate's serious campaigning and they need our help, see contact info below ...

      Innocent   Please volunteer this month to register voters for at least 2 hours.   Innocent

Scott Hochberg's scheduled voter registrations:

SEPT. 16, between 11am and 7pm, at Kroger's, 5610 Gulfton, register voters while celebrating Fiesta Patrias.

9/19: school 6-8 pm 9/20: school 5:30-7:30 pm


Scott Hochberg's Campaign Office

Manager, Anna Martinez
7011 Harwin, Suite 182
Ph: 713-981-8683


Congressman Al Green's Campaign Office
3003 South Loop West, Suite 321
Houston, TX  77054
Phone: 713-494-5087, 713-383-9234

Hubert Vo
Chris Bell
Barbara Radnofsky

Senate District 17 Voter Registration Project
Jennifer Hubbs, 713-858-2663, 

ALSO:   HCDP Fundraiser, Johnson-Rayburn Dinner will feature Russ Feingold this year -- $125 per person.  Saturday, September 30.   Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Contact HCDP, 713-802-0085 or    

HCDP is also accepting donated items for a silent auction that is held at the same event.





Last Updated ( Friday, 15 September 2006 )
HISD Expectation Graduation, Aug 26
Written by Alice Bergeron   
Saturday, 26 August 2006

The Sharpstown Democrats cancelled their regular 4th Saturday meeting in order to have the opportunity to volunteer for HISD's "Expectation Graduation" program designed to encourage dropouts to return to school.  

Our volunteers assisted teachers and other HISD volunteers on Saturday morning knocking on the doors of dropouts.  Sometimes the student has hardships such as the need to help with childcare or financial support of the family.  Information about social programs ,flexible scheduling and night classes can sometimes help students overcome these hurdles.  Other times, just having someone come by is enough to encourage students to return.

For me, the biggest eye opener was the condition of the apartment complex next door to Sharpstown High School.  I walked over mud puddles bubbling from garbage, cooked rice settling on broken sidewalks and soiled diapers in the courtyard.  Most disturbing was a second floor guardrail only being held to its vertical support by a 1/4 inch rope.   We smelled natural gas both times we passed by one of the buildings. For some reason I thought there was a heath ordinance against these types of things. 

This is the fourth year of the Expectation Graduation program.  This year, Mayor White was one of the Sharpstown High School volunteers, as well as city council member MJ Khan, state Senator Rodney Ellis, District 13 and Representative Scott Hochberg, District 137.  Many corporate sponsors donated food, t-shirts and services as well as recruiting volunteers from the community. 

Mayor White gave a compelling speech at Sharpstown, concluding with the suggestion that as a matter of homeland security, it is imperitive that America invests in its brain.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 August 2006 )
Scott Hochberg Campaign HQ is Open
Written by Alice Bergeron   
Thursday, 24 August 2006

     The Scott Hochberg Campaign HQ is open for business and actively registering voters  gain.   Campaign manager, Anna Martinez, welcomes any and all volunteers for doing door-to-door work on Saturday mornings and also some registration tables at schools and apartments on various evenings.  
    The opposition has been quiet so far but we can't count on her to stay that way.   One way or another we need to register and turn out Democrats for all of our races.

 LOCATION:   7011 Harwin #182  (Harwin at Savoy)   

 HQ PHONE:   713-981-VOTE  

Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 August 2006 )
Chris Bell on PBS, Friday, Aug 25, 8pm
Written by Alice Bergeron   
Monday, 21 August 2006

Friday, August 25, 2006

8:00 PM the connection: Red, White and Blue -- (HoustonPBS Production)

Join hosts David Jones and Gary Polland as they talk with Democrat Chris Bell about his run for governor. Many may remember him as the man who filed a congressional complaint against Tom De Lay in 2004. So what are his plans for ending the culture of corruption in politics and how is he going to re-build public education in Texas? We hope you'll join us.

Last Updated ( Monday, 21 August 2006 )
Wednesday evening, Party at Pappas BBQ, Aug23
Written by Alice Bergeron   
Saturday, 19 August 2006
PAPPAS BBQ,  7007 S.W. Freeway (hwy 59),  near the Bellaire exit
All club members and family are invited to an informal social gathering at Pappas Barbeque.  Please join us for food, fun, drinks and political discussion.
Note: We will not have our regular Saturday meeting this month.
See you Wednesday.  Smile


Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 August 2006 )
Aug. 26, HISD Dropout Recovery walk
Written by Alice   
Monday, 07 August 2006

From Rep. Scott Hochberg:   HISD is doing its dropout recovery walk on Aug. 26 that starts at 8AM.
   They are looking for volunteers and groups of volunteers to go to the homes of dropouts to find out why they have dropped out and encourage them to come back.
   I've done this walk before and it can really show the conditions these kids face.  I was wondering if the club might want to volunteer as a group at Sharpstown HS. It would be great PR for Democrats and a worthwhile community activity.    
   There is a "required" training either Wed, Aug at 9 am or Aug. 16th at 6 pm at HISD Admin Building, 4400 W 18th. (near W Loop at 290) -- although I'd bet that the prinicpal would be happy to have you one way or another.

Registration forms and more details on the drop-out walk are at: 

 Please call Alice at 713-270-6473 if you wish to participate.

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 August 2006 )
Crime Prevention Meeting Photos
Written by Rod Haper   
Saturday, 22 July 2006

Photos from the 22-Jul-06 general meeting and Crime Prevention discussion panel are now available on-line at the SDC Photo Gallery .  Click the button below to go directly to the Crime Prevention meeting album:

Crime Prevention Meeting Photos  

Remember:  You can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them until they are full-sized.  Clicking on a full-sized picture dismisses the picture. 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 July 2006 )
July 22nd: City Councilmen MJ Khan and Ron Green and HPD Officer Esquivel
Written by Alice Bergeron   
Monday, 10 July 2006

Topic: Southwest Houston's Crime Increase and Prevention 

Please drop by from 10Am - 11:30 Am Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet (near the corner of Hillcroft) for the next Sharptown Democrats meeting on Saturday, July 22.

Meet our special panel of guests as they answer your questions.

City Council member Ronald Green who serves as Chairman of the City's Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee which oversees all fiscal matters and initiatives to improve management and efficiency of City service delivery.

City Council member MJ Khan who has worked with residents and other leaders to fight crime in our area in the following way:

  • to stop the expansion of Carnaval Nightclub Represented community residents against sexually oriented businesses that failed to comply with existing regulations;
  • Increased police presence in the most dangerous areas of his district;
  • Strengthened enforcement against illegal vendors that created "flee markets" in residential areas;  

Also we will have Officer Esquivel from HPD to speak about crime prevention and the signs of gang activiy. What more can be done to solve our local Crime problems?  What's in the plans?

Lets act locally to see what we can do to help prevent crime in the Sharpstown area.

Last Updated ( Friday, 14 July 2006 )
Firefighter's Feast Photos
Written by Rod Haper   
Saturday, 01 July 2006

Photos from the 20-May-06 Firefighter's Feast thrown by the Sharpstown Democrats Club for the Station 51 firefighters in honor of Stephen Szymczyk are now online at the SDC Photo Gallery.  Click the following link to go to the firefighter's feast album:

You can click on the pictures to expand them to their full size.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 July 2006 )
Photos from Barbara Ann Radnofsky Meeting
Written by Rod Haper   
Sunday, 25 June 2006

Photos from the 24-Jun-06 special meeting with Barbara Ann Radnofsky at Pappas Bar-B-Que.  The link below is to the Sharpstown Democrats Club photo album of pictures taken during this special meet-n-greet with the Texas Democratic Party's candidate for State Senator.

BAR Meeting Photos  

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 June 2006 )
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