Houston Domestic

RESULTS Houston at the 2009 Regional Conference
 

Group Leader:   

Kathleen Duncan - kndroses@gmail.com - (832) 971-7553 

 

Meetings:

  • Monthly national conference call (2nd Saturday of the month at 11:30 am): for location, please contact the group leader

 Members of Congress: 

Media:

  • Houston Chronicle

Kathleen's Exciting Encounter at Tri-Caucus Meeting:

The Tri-Caucus brings together members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC). They were in Houston  for the Sixth Annual Congressional Minority Tri-Caucus Health Summit on July 19, 2008.

 
I also got to see on stage and hear Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA 32nd), sponsor of H.R. 3014, Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2007. In between sessions, I found myself in line in the Ladies Room next to Rep. Solis. Wow, what an opportunity! The line was long but was moving quickly. I found myself speaking quickly, telling her I am a volunteer RESULTS Creating the Political to End Hunger and the Worst Aspects of Poverty, she turned and looked at me. I went on to thank her very much for sponsoring this important piece of legislation. That several of us from Texas were on the Hill, Tuesday (7/15) and Wednesday (7/16) of that week asking for co-sponsors for H.R. 3014 - those Representatives from the Houston area. That we were not only in the Democratic offices but also the Republican offices telling them of the need for this particular piece of legislation. She then became one of us, looked directly at me and said she wants our organization to find more co-sponsors. I gave her one my RESULTS cards. The courage came from my 12 years of excellent training with RESULTS. Thanks to RESULTS, we get the training to recognize these opportunities and discernment of when to speak straight to the point (like when time is short) and when to add a story. What a day!

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