This article is over 10 years old


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.



To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:

<iframe src="" style="height: 115px; width: 100%;"></iframe>

“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

Today in Houston Newsletter Signup
We're in the process of transitioning services for our Today in Houston newsletter. If you'd like to sign up now, fill out the form below and we will add you as soon as we finish the transition. **Please note** If you are already signed up for the newsletter, you do not need to sign up again. Your subscription will be migrated over.