Posts Tagged ‘voting’

Parks Contest Quietly Introduces Participatory Budgeting to Houston

Over at Sketch City, we’ve been working with various governments in the Houston area to introduce the idea of participatory budgeting. We’ll post more about our findings in a few months. In the meantime, I received this email from the Mayor’s office: Three Houston Parks and Recreation Department projects are competing for a $20,000 grant…

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Over 700,000 Voters Missing in Houston Area

If you’ve looked into civic engagement in the City of Houston, you may already know that Houston has one of the lowest percentages of voter turnout in Texas. Over the past two months, I’ve been digging deeper into this issue by researching Houston elections, reading endless articles, and interviewing various Houstonians. Everyone acknowledged that voter…

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VOTE projects featured on Public Affairs, Public Access

Last month, I went on Public Affairs, Public Access to talk about our get out the vote projects. I was fortunate to sit down with Reda Hicks, Aimee Woodall, and John Gorczynski to talk about Houston’s voter turnout rate, and how we’re experimenting with moving the needle. If you’re interested in being a part of…

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