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Ripley House Event Planned to Educate Voters

October 29, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

First-time voters are being celebrated during a special event Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Ripley House Neighborhood Center that is expected to draw dozens of HISD high school students and their parents.

The Voter Education and Citizenship Celebration, sponsored in part by Univision 45 and Mi Familia Vota,  will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the neighborhood center, located at 4410 Navigation.

 The goal is to celebrate new voters and help them understand the electoral process.

Joining the event will be students and parents from Jones, Milby, North Houston Early College, Chavez, Austin, Sam Houston, and Lee high schools. Teams of students from each of the schools will call eligible voters across Houston as part of a “High Schools Unite” phone bank from 6 to 7 p.m.

Ripley House has already been drawing thousands of people for early voting over the past week and organizers hope Tuesday’s event will encourage even more people to cast their ballots.

The HISD bond proposition is located at the end of the ballot, and students will be reminding voters to finish their ballots.

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