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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Saturday, April 30, 2011

    Houston/Harris County, TX Focus

    Alternative Radio Houston:
    KPFT 90.1FM Pacifica Radio

    Pacifica Mission Statement here

    Declaración de la misión de Pacifica aqui

    Check out their Program Schedule here.

    Current TV, founded by Al Gore, includes some of the best journalism in America today. In particular their Vanguard series is amazing and should not be missed by ANYONE who wants to know in depth coverage of some of the major stories in the world.

    In most areas Current TV is available on:
    DIRECTV Channel 358
    DISH Network Channel 196
    Comcast Digital: Channel 107
    AT&T U-Verse: Channel 189

    Check out their program schedule here.


    You can find many local Houston and Harris County events at the Harris County Democratic Party Here are some of recurring events that are listed:

    Come Join in the fun at the weekly TGIF Coffee Break at the Harris County Democratic Party (HCDP):

    Stop by for coffee and conversation at the HCDP office every Friday from 9:30 to 11 am. Email martha@hcdp.org for more information. Open to all.

    Houston Stonewall Young Democrats Monthly Happy Hour

    Houston Stonewall Young Democrats Monthly Happy Hours are the last Friday of each month. Location varies but announced on website: www.houstonstonewallyd.com. For more information, contact Brad Pritchett, 713.898.9734.the last Friday of each month. Location varies but announced on website: www.houstonstonewallyd.com. For more information, contact Brad Pritchett, 713.898.9734.

    Harris County Democratic Party Brown Bag Lunch
    The Brown Bag Lunch is a monthly event of the Harris County Democratic Party, held one the Third Tuesday of every month at our offices, 1445 North Loop West (exit Ella Blvd.) Come meet Fellow Democrats. You bring your lunch, we provide the soft drinks and guest speakers.

    Harris County Democratic Party Issues and Answers Evening Program
    Please join fellow democrats at their monthly evening Brown Bag Speaker Series, the last Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the HCDP HQ, 1445 North Loop West, Suite 110, Houston 77008.

    2506 Sutherland St. - Houston, Texas 77023
    Tel (713) 923-9473 - Fax (713) 923-5010

    “Dedicated to serving the workers of Harris County through a united Central Labor Council”

    What does labor want?

    Samuel Gompers - Founder of the American Federation of Labor answers:

    “We want more school houses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more constant work and less crime; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful and childhood more happy and bright. These in brief are the primary demands made by the Trade Unions in the name of labor. These are the demands made by labor upon modern society and in their consideration is involved the fate of civilization.” (1893)


    More local labor info here.

    Houston Hispanic Women's Network of Texas:

    The Hispanic Women's Network of Texas (HWNT) is a state-wide organization of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to promoting the participation of Hispanic women in public, corporate and civic arenas. HWNT seeks to advance the educational, cultural, social, legal and economic well-being of all women through a broader awareness of their role in society, business and family. Members strive to celebrate the positive image and values of the Hispanic culture.

    Hispanic Women's Network
    of Texas - Houston
    Region 7
    P.O. Box 27892
    Houston, TX 77227-7892

    The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

    Here are some local NAACP branches:

    Houston NAACP
    2002 WHEELER
    Houston, TX 77004

    University Of Houston Downtown Chapter
    Houston, TX 77025

    Missouri City And Vicinity Branch
    PO BOX 1053
    Missouri City, TX 77459

    DEMOCRATIC CLUBS IN HARRIS COUNTY: Here is a partial list of the local Democratic Clubs in Harris County. Click on the link or phone for more info.

    Texas Democratic Veterans-Houston Area
    Phone: 281-520-1604

    Democracy for Houston
    Phone: 832-474-3926

    Harris County Young Democrats
    Phone: 281-851-1868

    Houston Area Stonewall Democrats
    Phone: 832-474-3926

    Asian American Democrats of Texas
    Phone: 713-702-2377

    West University Area Democratic Club
    Phone: 713-665-0154

    Rice Young Democrats
    Phone: 503-502-9912

    Harris County Tejano Democrats
    Phone: 713-695-6006

    Greater Heights Democratic Club
    Phone: (713)305-5468

    Katy Area Democrats
    Phone: 956-472-4440

    Bay Area New Democrats (BAND)
    Phone: 713-992-4295

    Bellaire Democrats
    Phone: 713-665-4409

    Braeswood Democrats
    Phone: 713-665-4357

    Cy-Fair Area Democratic Club
    Phone: 832-633-1030

    Kingwood Area Democrats
    Phone: 281-796-1017

    Oak Forest Area Democrats
    Phone: 713-670-4348

    Sharpstown Democrats
    Phone: 713-270-1318

    Spring Branch Democrats
    Phone: 713-467-9020

    West Houston Democratic Club
    Phone: 281-584-9707


    Biodiesel is an American produced fuel that is cleaner than traditional diesel. Up to B20 (a 20% blend of biodiesel and traditional diesel) any diesel engine, car or truck, can run on it. Above B20, some older engines may have problems but newer diesel engines should be ok. Here are some gas stations selling biodiesel near Houston:

    ORourke Petroleum: 223 McCarty Street, Houston, TX 77029, 713-672-4500. Offers B20 (good in any diesel engine). CFN CARDLOCK ONLY

    hyperfuels.com: 12969 W Hardy Frontage Toll Rd, Houston, TX 77037, 877-447-7207. Offers B100 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). Open 9 AM - 5 PM.

    Peachleaf Bio: 1611 Peachleaf St, Houston, TX 77039, 281-449-9500. Offers B99 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). COOP SIGNUP NEEDED. Call for details. Open M-F 8-5.

    Houston Biodiesel: 723 N Drennan Street, Houston, TX 77003, 713-222-0832. Offers B100 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). Open 9:30-6 M-F; WEEKENDS CALL

    American Greenfuels: 6421 Eppes St, Houston, TX 77087, 713-634-0033. Offers B99 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). CALL FOR AVAILABILITY

    GREEN BUSINESSES IN THE HOUSTON AREA: These are some of the best local businesses around. Taken from the Green America Green Pages

    Green Hotels Association
    "Green hotels work to protect the beautiful destinations we all love." Membership for hotels, green vendors, supporting organizations, educators, and individuals. Catalog of environmental products.
    Phone: (713)789-8889
    Fax: (713)789-9786
    P.O. Box 420212
    Houston, TX 77242-0212

    Taiga Company
    Specializes in sustainability consulting services for businesses and individuals seeking consultation and programs in integrating sustainability-related concepts into their workplace and daily lives.
    Phone: (888)824-4220
    P.O. Box 271255
    Houston, TX 77277

    Environment Associates, Architects & Consultants
    "35 years pioneering authentic environmentally responsible architecture. Award-winning design. Nationally recognized." Healthy, high-performance green homes and remodeling, building consulting, and design consulting services.
    Phone: (713)528-0000
    5828 Langfield Rd.
    Houston, TX 77092-1429
    United States

    Roger E. King, King Investment Advisors, Inc.
    National investment advisory firm managing over $400 million in assets. "Over the years, we have weathered the spectrum of investment markets and have provided our clients with proven long-term returns."
    Phone: (713)961-0462
    Fax: (713)961-5613
    1980 Post Oak Blvd.
    Ste. 2400
    Houston, TX 77056-3898

    108 Mala Inc.
    A social entrepreneurship committed to sustainable, handmade, eco-friendly, and organic products from around the world.
    Phone: (877)390-8467
    Fax: (917)210-3800
    5007 Briar Stone Ln.
    Sugar Land, TX 77479



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