Houston university students fired up and ready to go!!

8 02 2008

The University of Houston, Texas Southern University, University of St. Thomas, University of Houston-Downtown, and Rice University will be FIRED UP together.

Like we have seen online and offline, Barack Obama has the vision and ability to bring diverse coalitions together. You are invited to be part of that coalition.

Tell your college friends that this will be a night to remember. It will be the night when we unite for the future of our country. Yes, we can.

Click the link below to RSVP:
Obama Rally


University of Houston Students 4 Obama

7 02 2008

There’s excitement in the air in Houston. In light of Super Tuesday many Obama supporters believe that the prize is within our grasp.

The University of Houston’s Daily Cougar did a survey of a hundred students and found that students who identify themselves as democrats overwhelmingly support Barack Obama.

The Obama camp knows the power of the student vote. It is what got them the win in Iowa and even South Carolina and other states. With the primaries in Texas coming up in 3 weeks, Houston is mobilizing for the upcoming event.

The UH students for Obama chapter has been on the move. We have been having tabling events and voter’s drives to register people to vote. Two weeks ago our Facebook page consisted of 28 students supporting Obama, today we are 103 strong and still growing at about ten participants per day.

We have signed up about 30 volunteers and plan on doing a collaborated event on February 19th with the other universities in Houston including Rice, TSU, and UH Downtown. If it is up to us Obama will win Texas. So many of the students tell us how they were successful in converting their die-hard Republican parents into Obama supporters.

I know that if we tell our friends and families why we support Obama and what issues he stand for, I know that we can change the tone of this election and get that win that Obama needs.

Hopefully, he will agree to the debate in Houston which will definitely make him a household name in the 4th largest city in the country and the largest county in the state.

Yes we can–si se puede..

Let’s Barack and Roll Texas!!


Students for Barack Obama

24 01 2008

MLK Day 2008


This year’s MLK day was a day to remember in Houston, TX. The University of Houston Students for Barack Obama launched its visibility campaign and a diverse group of students made an appearance.

Dr. King would have been proud to see his dream come true where “All God’s children, black men and white men; Jews and Gentiles; protestants and catholics,” got together to rally around the first viable African-American president in history.

We sat in the student lounge and got acquainted with one another. We all agreed on why we supported Obama. “He represents change, he is for unifying the people and we believe in what he is doing. We feel empowered by him and believe that for once, someone has gotten it right,” we said.

Even the fact that we each represented a separate nationality did not go unnoticed by us.

We even received a write up in our school’s Daily Cougar newspaper and was covered by a blogger in NYC who had heard about us.

So far we have a Voter’s Drive planned on Saturday, January 26, 2008 in 3rd Ward from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A political debate hosted by the FYRE Organization on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. on campus and phone banking to California all this week.

We are working hard to form viable relationships with the students on campus as well as people in the community.

I will continue to keep you all posted on the outcome of the Students for Obama campaign. Enjoy this picture of us.