I filled out the candidate questionnaire for the voter guide distributed by the League of Women Voters of Texas. Since the guide will be online as well, the League invited candidates for US Senate to drop a video, two minutes or less, on "the recent civil rights demonstrations." I was only too happy to put on my green button-down shirt and a tie to make the recording.
Texas PBS and Houston Public Media have also invited me to submit a two-minute recording for their "Elevator Pitch" series; that's next on the agenda.
This is taking me back to 2012, when I got to record my campaign pitch at KPRC-2 studios. I hadn't been inside that building since the 1960s, when I was a pre-schooler. My mother had some friends who worked there at the time; she had a temporary clerical job with KUHT-8. But that's a whole 'nother story.
Saturday afternoon, by sheer serendipity, I had the privilege of addressing this year's Rising Stars class from the League of Women Voters, Houston. Rising Stars is LWV's program to connect with politically engaged youth and helping them build their knowledge of political mechanics, especially on the local level. Janis Richards, a current member of the Harris County Green Party's Steering Committee, accompanied me and delivered a portion of the 45-minute talk.
The best information I could find on the web via Duck Duck Go was this Houston Media Source video from 2014. LWV Houston has a regular live program on HMS, just as HCGP does (GreenwatchTV). The program's co-host Linda Cohn also served as one of the hosts for the September 2017 Rising Stars workshop, which took place Saturday at the Leonel Castillo Community Center on the Near Northside. It was originally scheduled for 26 August, but our area had a most unwelcome and very wet guest named Harvey that weekend.
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