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You are Invited to Join Distinguished
African-American Men in Civic & Business Leadership
for a
Fundraiser Reception Supporting

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Shawn Thierry
State Representative- Elect, House District 146

Wednesday, September 7th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Davis Street Restaurant
5925 Almeda
Houston, TX 77004

Special Guest Hosts
City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
United States Congressman Al Green

Honorary Hosts
Hon. Rodney Ellis | Hon. Borris Miles | Hon. Harold Dutton
Hon. Garnet Coleman | Hon. Ron Reynolds | Hon. Jarvis Johnson
Hon. Grady Prestage | Hon. Dwight Boykins | Hon. Jerry Davis
Hon. Larry Green | Hon. Chris Preston | Hon. Ruben Davis
Hon. Joe Stephens | Hon. Ron Green | Hon. C.O. Bradford
Hon. Carroll Robinson | Rev. Dr. Marcus Cosby | Rev. A.J. Jones
Rev. Dr. Max A. Miller Jr. | Capt. Smokie Phillips

Hon. Gene Locke | Michael Harris, Esq.
James McMillan, Esq. | Mr. Mark Thierry

Host Committee
Hon. Theldon Branch
Mr. John Bland (Transport Workers Union of America)
Mr. Claude Cummings | Mr. Greshaun Fulgham | Mr. Michael Gibson
Mr. Buddy Hooper | Mr. Willard Jackson | Mr. Dallas S. Jones
Mr. Justin Jordan | Mr. Troy Marsaw | Mr. Frederick Thierry

Glen Austin, Esq. | Billy Briscoe, Esq. | Mr. Charles Bush
Darryl Carter, Esq. | Mr. Francis Cook | Mr. Tony Council
Mr. Sam Eaton | Mr. Claude Foster | Mr. Kerrick Henny
Derrick Mitchell, Esq. | Adrian Patterson, Esq.
Marchris Robinson, Esq. | Mr. Ted Sims
Mr. Laolu Davies-Yemitin

Mr. David Anderson | Mr. Alan Bergeron | Mr. Darrell Cage
Mr. Keith DMars | Mr. James Donatto, Sr. | Mr. James Donatto, Jr.
Mr. Perry Ewing | Ed Hamb, Esq. | Mr. Thomas Jones | Mr. Ed Kelly
Mr. Kenneth McCowan | Mr. Farouk Plummer | James Plummer, Esq.
Dr. Matthew Plummer | Edward Pollard, Esq. | Troy Pradia, Esq.
Mr. Brian Smith | Mr. LaRence Snowden | Mr. Aubrey Taylor
Mr. Gary Wade | Mr. Rob Wright

To RSVP or join the host committee please e-mail
*Host Committee at time of printing.*

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 Join The Host Committee 

Hon. Rodney Ellis | Hon. Sylvia Garcia | Hon. Borris Miles

Hon. Carol Alvarado | Hon. Jessica Farrar | Hon. Ana Hernandez

Hon. Armando Walle | Hon. Dwight Boykins | Hon. Larry Green

Andrews Kurth Texas PAC | Jeri Brooks | Felix Chevalier

Sam Coats | Anthony Hall III | Kerrick Henny | Dallas S. Jones

Locke Lord LLP | Derrick Mitchell | Josh Sanders

Adrian Patterson | Barron Wallace | Michael Warner

for a campaign reception for


State Rep. Eric Johnson

Economic & Small Business Development Committee, Vice Chair

Thursday, September 29th

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Houston Club

910 Louisiana St.

Houston, TX 77002

To  RSVP or join the host committee please e-mail

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30 Jun 2016

The War is Not Over!

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998992_4481611698036_889058301_nRepresentative Borris Miles made the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Texas abortion restrictions Monday in Whole Women’s Health v. Cole:

“I was proud to be part of the efforts to fight against House Bill 2 in 2013. I am grateful that the Supreme Court has recognized what we knew then: That House Bill 2 was a thinly-veiled attempt to prevent women from accessing their right to choice.’

“In the House, we did all we could to weaken the bill. For example, I filed an amendment that would have at least allowed doctors to prescribe medication that would induce termination to rape victims. However, since the health and well-being of women was never their true concern, Republicans shot it down along with all other Democratic amendments.’

“We did everything we could in the House, but all eyes were on the Senate. Wendy Davis stood valiantly in a 13-hour filibuster, fighting to the last second to keep HB 2 from passing. Wendy was a true warrior for reproductive health. With Wendy gone, we need warriors in the Senate more than ever.’

“As your Senator from District 13, I will be a warrior for women’s health, voting rights, a fair criminal justice system, education, a budget that serves all Texans and all other principles we Democrats believe in.”

Miles represents District 146 in the Texas House of Representatives. He is seeking the Democratic nomination to serve as Senator for District 13 on the November ballot. District 13’s current senator, Rodney Ellis, won nomination to Harris County Commissioners Court on June 25th, 2016.


Mayor Sylvester Turner recently kicked off the Hire Houston Youth Program, an initiative to provide summer internships and jobs to youth ages 16 to 24. The Mayor has jumpstarted the program by guaranteeing 450 jobs with the city at parks, libraries and even City Hall itself.

Applicants will attend workforce readiness training one week prior to their start date. They will also receive career coaching and other benefits to prepare them for the future.  Once on the job, they will work from 32-40 hours a week for seven weeks and be paid at least $8.00 an hour.

Want to apply for a job? 

Application will be accepted through tomorrow, Friday, May 13th. To get started on your application, please visit

Do you own a business? 

There are three ways businesses can help:

  • Hire and pay the salary of a Hire Houston Youth applicant and pledge $500 to support the program.
  • Pledge $3,000 to sponsor a youth’s salary and other training and benefits.
  • Support the initiative with a tax deductible donation through the website.

Elite Change, Inc. is currently looking for a Communications Director. If you know someone looking for an exciting career in Politics, Public, and Government Affairs, please have them shoot us an email at The description for the position is below. Thank you!

Click here to view the job description.

September 8, 2015 – (PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) – Houston-based Political Consultant Dallas S. Jones and his firm ELITE Change, Inc. helped secure a victory for the Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley and the People’s National Political Movement Party in its successful bid to form the Government of Trinidad & Tobago on Monday. Brought on by partner firm Vestige Strategies as part of a team of five consultants, Jones was tasked with designing and executing the comprehensive, nation-wide “Get Out The Vote” efforts for Dr. Rowley and the People’s National Movement campaign.

Widely renowned for its knowledge and successes in organizing all communities but particularly communities of color throughout the South, ELITE Change’s selection to help head Rowley’s GOTV efforts was a natural fit for the Prime Minister-elect’s campaign. Jones’ team – made up of consultants from across the United States – proved to be a crucial factor in the campaign’s success in the weeks leading up to Election Day.

“This race has been an incredible experience and opportunity for us,” said Jones. “While we have run countless campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels, this was our first true foray into campaigning on the international stage. It was a great victory, both for our team and for the great people of Trinidad & Tobago.”

Dallas S. Jones is a political consultant, commentator, renowned speaker, and the President & CEO of ELITE Change, Inc. Jones’ political experience spans more than 15 years and numerous roles at all levels of the legislative process. During his career Mr. Jones has worked at the local, state, and national levels, and worked as Regional Field Director for the National Association of Colored People (NAACP) before forming ELITE Change, Inc. Since 2006, ELITE Change has grown to be an internationally recognized firm in the areas of Public Affairs, Strategic Communications, and Business Development.

With this election victory, ELITE Change, Inc. looks forward to working with the People’s National Movement as they move to return good governance to Trinidad & Tobago. Mr. Jones helped to design and implement Trinidad & Tobago’s first real time reporting systems for a national election. Additionally, the team implemented a robust analytics driven canvassing program that spanned the entire country. ELITE Change worked to create a longstanding data infrastructure for the People’s Partnership with the use of technological advancements the country had not yet known. Based out of Houston, Texas, ELITE Change, Inc. also operates in Dallas, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; and Washington, D.C.

“We’re excited about the work we’re doing both here in Trinidad and across the United States,” added Jones. “I founded this firm with the intent of empowering leaders and communities to build a better world, and am thrilled to have contributed to transformative change for the people of Trinidad & Tobago. It is my personal commitment to approach every project with the same mantra, which is to leave it better than I found it. I believe that we did that in Trinidad & Tobago.”

For more on ELITE Change, Inc., please visit For more information on Dallas S. Jones, please visit:

01 Sep 2015

Boykins2015 Kick Off Rally!

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