Congresswoman Promotes National Voter Registration Day

Community leaders across the country today are spreading the word about the upcoming election to celebrate National Voter Registration Day. Following the fallout of Texas' failed voter I.D. bill and attempts at redistricting, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee reminded Houstonians of the importance of voting.

“Ok ready? Give me a V. V! Give me an O. O! Give me a T. T! Give me an E. E! What’s that spell?  VOTE!”

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee was joined by Houston Rockets Power Dancers in the Third Ward this morning to promote National Voter Registration Day. A bipartisan effort, National Voter Registration Day is designed to spread awareness of the upcoming election and get people registered to vote.

“And so what we’re saying today is we want to make this an easy drive up, an easy drive in for you to be able to go and vote”

Jackson-Lee was joined by leaders of Houston-based minority groups and entertainers like local rap artist, Jay Xavier, who encouraged the youth to vote.

“I just want to encourage the young generation, let’s take advantage of this opportunity. At times when our hip hop is not heard, our voice can be heard, right now.”

While most of the locations to register are churches, Jackson-Lee stressed that religious affiliation won’t be a factor when registering. There are eight locations in Houston where you can register to vote this evening between 5-7 pm.

Registration times: 5 – 7pm except Acres Homes MS, which is all day until 6pm

Acres Homes MS
6719 Montgomery Rd,
Houston, Texas 77091

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church,
902 W. 8th St,
Houston, Texas 77008

Fallbrook Church,
12512 Walters Rd,
Houston, Texas 77014

St. Johns MB Church,
2702 Dowling St,
Houston, Texas 77004

St. Peter Claver Catholic, 6005 N. Wayside Dr,
Houston, Texas 77028

Mt. Hebron Baptist Church,
7817 Calhoun Rd,
Houston, Texas 77033

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church,
5110 Pannell St,
Houston, Texas 77020

Palm Center Courtroom Annex,
5300 Griggs Rd, 2nd Floor
Houston, Texas 77021


Edel Howlin

Edel Howlin

Producer, Houston Matters

Edel is a producer on Houston Matters and reporter for PBS’s Newshour Weekend. At Houston Public Media, Edel started as a reporter covering veteran issues and the quirkier side of life in Houston. Before her time in public radio she worked for local commercial station Cox as an on air personality, whilst...

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