Houston, Texas – In an effort to spread awareness, educate the community on important issues and register voters for the upcoming November 6th general election, The Fountain of Praise and Senator Rodney Ellis will host the “I ROCK” Voter Registration Rally on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The event will be held at Fountainlife Center 14083 Main Street, Houston, TX 77035. This new facility is located at Main (Hwy 90 & Hillcroft Avenue).
“I ROCK” is an acronym for I’m Registered, Obligated, Counted and Knowledgeable, and the rally will host constituents from the surrounding Houston metropolis. All are encouraged to come out, register to vote, and discuss issues that concern our community with its top political leaders and local activists, including issues that plague our criminal justice system, education, social services, health and more. Youth, unregistered voters and the inactive members of the community are strongly urged to participate.
Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) spoke to the importance of registering and voting: “As we celebrate the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and the 51st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, we must take action to preserve what earlier generations fought to secure. The easiest first step is to vote. We have come a long way to ensure our citizens’ right to vote is preserved, but we still have a long way to go.”
To continue the strength and enthusiasm of this initiative there will be a limited platform of speakers who will present their positions on key issues. This is an excellent opportunity for political candidates, churches, community organizations and educational institutions to meet their constituents and share their views, information and resources. We encourage all political candidates and organizations to join us.
Candidates and organizations interested in participating in the rally are asked to email us at [email protected]. Our goal is to get people active, involved and working together for a better and stronger community. The event is FREE to the public and all, regardless of political affiliation, are encouraged to attend.