Join us for the Houston Faith Votes Kick-Off!
- Sunday, August 20 from 2:30-5pm at Congregation Beth Israel
5600 N Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096
- Saturday, August 26 from 9:30am-12pm at Brentwood Baptist Church
13033 Landmark, Houston, TX 77045
- Sunday, August 27 from 2:30-5pm at Servants of Christ UMC
3827 Broadway St, Houston, TX 77017
Our own Bishop Michael Rinehart will join a panel of faith leaders during the 8/26 event to illustrate the connection between our Lutheran tradition and the importance of voting!
Texas Impact’s Houston Faith Votes (HFV) campaign is bringing together mainstream Houston faith groups to build faith-based civic participation throughout our region. HFV mobilizes diverse faith communities across the Greater Houston area to engage their members and neighbors in elections in 2023 and 2024. This is a non-partisan effort, and any policy discussions will focus on voting rights and our current voting regulations and processes.
The HFV initiative provides resources that are developed by people of faith, for people of faith, with the support of more than two dozen partner institutions. These resources will help faith communities explore the faith-based call to civic engagement and provide tools for faith-based voter engagement activities that help faith communities scale their impact and get out the vote.
To galvanize participation in this effort, Texas Impact is facilitating a series of HFV Kick-Off events—in collaboration with host congregations, co-sponsoring organizations, and a steering committee of faith leaders from across the region—that will bring Houstonians of faith together to:
- hear motivating messages from diverse faith leaders;
- learn how elections administration is changing in Harris County;
- get the tools they need to help their members and neighbors vote; and
- learn about good practices Houston faith communities are already undertaking.
HFV Kick-Off events are scheduled for August 20, 26, and 27, at the locations shown in the graphic below. Each 2.5-hour event is a stand-alone program—choose the one that’s most convenient for you, or feel free to attend them all! The information covered at each event will be similar, but there will be different speakers at each event, and not all workshops will be offered on all three dates. All three events will include Spanish interpretation.
- Register for an HFV Kick-Off event
- Sign up for HFV news and updates
- Volunteer at an HFV Kick-Off event and/or share HFV-related information with your congregation
Email the HFV team at firstname.lastname@example.org.