Category Archives: Voter Education

SPECIAL MEETING: Railroad Commission Panel Roland Sledge & Greg Parker Mon. 5/14/12!

Saturday, 5/14/12 SPECIAL MEETING:

Railroad Commission Panel Discussion w/ Q & A ,
Los Cucos–Kingwood,
MONDAY, May 14, 2012, 7 – 8:30 pm

Roland Sledge, Railroad Commission CandidateKingwood TEA Party, Inc. is hosting an informative panel discussion with Roland Sledge and Greg Parker on the importance of the Railroad Commission in this election.

Finally, those of us who only know that the RR Commission has something to do with oil and gas will get to learn what our Commissioners actually do!

  • DATE: May 14, 2012 at 7 pm – 8:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Los Cucos – Kingwood, Texas
    23730 Highway 59 North [MAP]
    Kingwood, Texas 77339
  • WHO: RR Commissioner Candidates Roland Sledge and Greg Parker (and possibly others in Q & A)
  • WHAT: A 30 minute Presentation w/ 30 minutes Q & A
  • Please RSVP!

Q & A: 30 minutes for questions following the presentation.

Any other Railroad Commission Candidates present are welcome to join Roland and Greg in the Q & A period. I know it is late notice, but the opportunity to hold this Special Meeting just arose.

For more info: The Railroad Commission from the Texas Tribune, 5/5/12

Hope you can make it to this very informative evening!

FREE 10 wk. Constitution 101Course from Hillsdale College Begins 2/20/12

Click on the link for the previous Hillsdale lecture series on the Constitution.

Register for Hillsdale College’s “Constitution 101”

Dear Friend of Liberty,

As a leader in your local Tea Party organization, you are invited, along with other members of your group, to participate in an exciting educational opportunity from Hillsdale College – our free online course, “Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution.” You may already know of Hillsdale College for its principled refusal to accept even a penny in federal or state taxpayer subsidies, its rigorous core curriculum that includes courses on the American heritage and the Constitution, and its many outreach programs promoting liberty. You may also receive its free monthly speech digest, Imprimis. Our free online course, “Constitution 101,” will be taught by the same professors who teach Hillsdale’s one-semester course on the Constitution to our students. This 10-week program begins on February 20, 2012. Registration and information, including the course schedule, is available here: http://constitution.hillsdale.edu/

The course will include:

  • ten lectures by members of the Hillsdale College Politics Department faculty; • provided readings that are used in the Hillsdale College Constitution course;
  • weekly online Q&A sessions with faculty;
  • a course study guide for use by individuals or groups;
  • weekly quizzes for those who wish to test their knowledge; and
  • a certificate from Hillsdale College for those who complete the course.

And again, this course is free to all who wish to participate. We encourage you to sign up for this course on the meaning and history of the Constitution, and to share this program with everyone in your group. In this regard, we invite you to view and share this promotional video for “Constitution 101.” “Constitution 101” is part of a major national educational campaign by Hillsdale College. Please join us in studying the greatest charter of civil and religious liberty in human history during this very important year for our country.

Help Our Military VOTE: Move HISD Elections to November! Meeting Tues., 12/13/11, 7 pm in Humble

Move HISD Elections to November!
Let our active Military members from  Atascocita, Humble and Kingwood vote in HISD elections. 

 

           JOIN US at

Humble ISD School Board Mtg.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011; 7 p.m.
20200 Eastex Village
(Next to Home Depot in Humble)

Our soldiers, sailors & airmen serving overseas regularly risk their lives for us, yet they are effectively denied their right to vote in our area because Humble ISD has chosen to continue holding their elections in May instead of with the normal November primary election. This creates a significant barrier to Active Duty and deployed Reservists from participating in the democratic process.

In fact, in the last 10 years only one Military voter from Atascocita, Humble & Kingwood has requested an Humble ISD absentee ballot while stationed overseas! The barrier created by a May election extends to all Humble ISD voters as well: a mere 2 percent of the 95,000 registered voters cast ballots in the recent May, 2011 election.

The solution is simple: Were Humble ISD to hold elections in November, the Harris County Voting Clerk would simply include Humble ISD as part of the package sent to our military voters overseas.

LAST CHANCE: Humble ISD only has until December 31 to inform the US Justice Department whether they will continue holding their elections in May, or if they will do the right thing by holding Humble ISD elections in November as nearly two-thirds of all Harris County school districts have done.

Please tell Humble ISD Trustees that we should move HISD elections to November! Come to the last school board meeting of 2011 on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 pm at 20200 Eastway Village (next to Home Depot in Humble) and support our MILITARY VOTE. Our local military personnel: our sons, daughters, husbands, and wives deserve every opportunity to vote as they fight and defend America overseas.

If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact the Trustees at www.humble.k12.tx.us and ask them to help our Military vote. MOVE HISD ELECTIONS TO NOVEMBER.

DEBT CEILING: “Young Guns” Video Links & Article Link

From Washington Post –  Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor to our TEA Party reps:

“You have to get a mandate from the country that’s big enough” — control of House, Senate, White House — “to do what we want to do,” he recalled telling them. “We don’t have that kind of mandate right now.”

Great article with wonderfully encouraging insights. Liberal bias alert towards the end, but great stuff before then. CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE.

VIDEO: Peggy Noonon’s WSJ Interview with House Majority leader, Rep.Eric Cantor.

VIDEO 2: Sean Hannity’s interview (and transcript) with Rep. Paul Ryan.

Education Resources: for Jan. 17 Focus on Education

Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Perspective
   
    Center for Education Policy

   Anne & Tobin Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment

   Center for Economic Freedom

   Center for Effective Justice

   Center for Fiscal Policy

   Center for Health Care Policy

   Center for Higher Education

   Center for Tenth Amendment Studies

American Heritage Solutions for America Links

This isn’t new, but it’s a great starting place:
These have also been uploaded to our TEA Party Issues Page

AMERICAN HERITAGE SOLUTIONS SERIES

Amer. Heritage Solutions .pdfs:
       Download entire package at top. Scroll down for many more Policy Agenda Links

American Heritage Solutions Video Link

Intro
American Heritage Fact Sheet
(3-pg .pdf file)

Soutions 1 -5
American Heritage Fact Sheet
(6-pg .pdf file)

American Heritage Soltions: Border Control
American Heritage Fact Sheet
(2-pg .pdf file)

American Heritage Solutions: Cutting the Budget
American Heritage Fact Sheet
(7-pg .pdf file)

American Heritage Solutions: Restoring a Free Economy
American Heritage Fact Sheet
(2-pg .pdf file)

HELP Request: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, Spring Creek BBQ, 7 pm

Voter Guide/Issues Papers/Get Out the Vote
Spring Creek Bar-B-Q  [MAP]
in Atascocita, 7 pm

Work with fired up fellow patriots to make a difference on November 2!

We need help finding, writing, & editing our Issues papers. We are well on our way to strategizing how we can turn our TEA Party Issues into pledges. Based on the pledges a candidate signs we will have a percentage agreement with TP values. Any candidate with a certain percentage (ie 70% or more) will be in our Voters’ Guide.

Your help is greatly needed to make this a reality in the short time remaining.

WE CAN DO IT!!!

What’s overwhelming for one or two of us, will be a joy of camaraderie and accomplishment for a group of us. Please contact Robin at KWTEAParty@gmail.com if you can help!

Come join our team and help us make a positive difference on Nov. 2, 2010. D-Day.

Parliamentary Procedure – Republican Style Videos Now Online

  • Video Presentation by Louis “Butch” Davis with PowerPoint and downloadable Cheat Sheet
  • Butch is an extraordinary Parliamentarian. He is the one we all work to send to the Republican National Convention because of his expertise and his conservatism!
  • Butch is also the one who alerted everyone to the machinations of Romney’s campaign to control the delegates the States elect to go to the RNC so we could mitigate the worst of it in Tampa.

Lou “Butch” Davis gave us a fine introduction to the Parliamentary Procedure used by the Republican Party at its conventions. Kingwood TEA Party requested him to teach the class because of the large number of new Patriots attending the State Convention in June who had no idea what to expect. He was gracious enough to allow me to record his presentation so those who could not attend could view the class before going to State.

For those of you who don’t know Butch, here are a few of his qualifications:

  • State party parliamentarian for the Republican Party of Texas
  • Former Senate District Chairman for 6 years
  • Member of State Rules Committee for 4 state conventions
  • Attended all state conventions except 2 since 1980.

Parliamentary Procedures – Republican Style is, of course, also valuable for those who want to get involved in their local political process in March 2010.

Butch has kindly provided us with a Cheatsheet to take with from the SREC, as well as his PowerPoint that I have saved as a .pdf so you can follow along as you watch the video. (Click on links to open or save a copy.)

Thank you, Butch!!!

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Mon., 4/12/10 Parliamentary Procedure Intensive, Spring Creek BBQ, 7 pm

Going to the Republican State Convention in June? Join us as we brush up on Parliamentary Procedure and Robert’s Rules of Order with Butch Davis, Parliamentarian Extraordinaire on Monday, April 12 at Spring Creek BBQ in Atascocita. [MAP]  [RSVP]

Kindly RSVP: So Spring Creek will know how many to expect. Thank you!

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You are invited to the most important TEA Party this year—Your Own Precinct Convention!!!

You are invited to help prepare for the Nov. 2 elections immediately after the polls close on Mar. 2!!!

All you have to do is vote in your party primary and then attend the most important TEA Party of all–your preceinct convention the evening of the Primary election, March 2 after the polls close. Most occur at your precinct polling place that evening. To qualify, you have to have voted in the Primary (early voting or that day.)

The three important tasks of the convention are:

1 – Vote for a permanent Precinct Chairman,
2 – Pass resolutions for the Party platform, and
3 – Elect representatives to attend the Senate District Conventions.

If you are tired of where the “Parties” have taken our country, this is your chance to get involved and really make a difference. If you are not familiar with Precinct Conventions, I have placed Larry Lane’s very informative 11/30/10 talk on Precinct Conventions below.

Want to bring some resolutions to your precinct convention to vote on–help us craft some! We have a separate site to collect, review and discuss resolutions. We will all work on them and you will be able to print out the final versions to take with you to your precincts for consideration. I’m told you’ll need to bring at least three copies of any resolution you wish to present.

http://tireddog.wordpress.com/

We’ll go over our resolutions submissions at our

March 1, 2010  Kingwood TEA Party Society meeting
Los Cucos-Kingwood
(Near Texas Roadhouse on 59 N).
Meeting starts at 7 pm.

Come early and dine with us!

After watching the first Precinct Convention video, click on “More” and you will find the other four videos. We hope these are useful. Thank you, Larry for your time and effort putting this talk together for us!

Precinct Conventions 1 of 5 videos: 

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