E-Board for Julian
This will be happening on Monday here in H-Town. This is from the Trib:
Vice President Kamala Harris is heading to Houston on Monday to tout the Biden administration’s accomplishments for the Latino community, a key voting bloc as the president runs for reelection next year.
Harris will take part in a “community conversation” hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, according to an announcement first shared with The Texas Tribune. It will serve as the latest stop in the caucus’s “On the Road” series of events across the country to get out the word about how Democrats are helping the Hispanic community.
“This is an opportunity for the CHC and the Vice President to talk about all that Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration have delivered for our Latino communities already and the work ahead to lay the groundwork for a brighter future for all Latinos,” the caucus chair, Rep. Nanette Barragán, D-Calif., said in a statement.
Barragán will join Harris for the conversation, as will U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston. The event will take place at a health department center in her district, which is one of the most heavily Hispanic congressional districts in the country. Garcia said in a statement that Harris’ visit “emphasizes the importance of recognizing and addressing the specific needs of the Latino population.”
Here is the entire Trib read: Kamala Harris to visit Houston for Hispanic outreach event | The Texas Tribune.
In round 1, the Chron E-Board endorsed Conchita Reyes for H-Town City Council At-Large Position 1. Conchita didn’t make the runoff. For the runoff, the E-Board has endorsed Julian Ramirez.
Ramirez is in the runoff with Melanie Miles. Here is from the E-Board take today:
Both have previously run for office in Harris County as Republicans; Miles for family court judge in 2018 and Ramirez for district court judge in 2022.
Both ran as GOPers? I did not know this.
“I’m proud of the fact that I don’t have a personal relationship with either of the candidates in the mayor’s race,” Ramirez told the editorial board. “We need at-large council members who are going to be independent thinkers, and not afraid to speak up and speak out when it’s necessary when the mayor proposes things that are not in the best interest of the city.”
Despite his troubling endorsement from the far-right group True Texas Project, Ramirez insists he is no extremist.
And finally, this:
With a new mayor coming in to reset the agenda, Houston needs lawmakers who will set a standard for good governance and won’t shy away from rattling City Hall’s cage when the public’s interests are not being protected. Ramirez is that candidate. We urge voters to back him in the runoff.
Here is the entire E-Board endorsement: Julian Ramirez in runoff for City Council, At-Large Position 1 (houstonchronicle.com).
A reminder. Early voting in person starts on Monday and Election Day is two weeks from tomorrow.
I watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade yesterday on NBC. Mrs. Santa Claus was riding on the float behind Santa Claus and his reindeer. Mrs. Claus was an African American and see the featured photo. Got it?
I ate too much yesterday, but it was all delicious.