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Posts published in “Day: June 29, 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth in East Aldine

Vendors, food trucks, music, crafts, and more were present at the BakerRipley Juneteenth celebration.

BakerRipley, East Aldine, and Studio 59 host Street Festivities

EAST ALDINE – Last Saturday, June 19th was busy with public events all over the district, including a Juneteenth celebration at BakerRipley in Town Center on Aldine Mail Route, and a Studio 59 Market Square monthly event on the southbound frontage road of US59.

Both events took place in stifling 100 degree heat, but lots of shade from the tents and BakerRipley’s open building helped the crowds be comfortable.

BakerRipley provided two hours of dancing, crafts and game participation, music and food to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday and the end of the school year.

BakerRipley has music and dance performances, including these authentic African dance moves.

Local Democrats meet with VP Harris

The Democratic Caucus of the Texas Legislature, chaired by Senator Carol Alvarado of Houston, (in the green dress top left) meets with Vice President Kamala Harris, (top center in front of flag) to discuss federal and state legislation that is attempting to restrict voters’ rights. Also around the table, Houston State Representatives Armando Walle, Senfronia Thompson, and State Senator Boris Miles.

Discuss Texas Voter Restriction bills

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week a group of Democratic state legislators met with Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss the ongoing fight to protect voting rights in Texas and to urge the US Senate to pass H.R. 1 and H.R. 4 to combat coordinated voter suppression efforts taking place across the country.

Sen. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston), the chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the meeting:

“Today the members of the Texas delegation had a productive conversation with Vice President Harris about the fight against voter suppression in the Texas Legislature and the importance of H.R. 1 and H.R. 4.

“We are grateful for Vice President Harris’ partnership and support in our nation’s capitol as Democrats aim to preempt Jim Crow style laws from every level of government. As we look toward the next special session in Austin, the Texas Senate Democrats will continue to do our part in the fight to ensure that our sacred right to vote is not taken away by blatant Republican voter suppression tactics.”