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HOUSTON – (August 20, 2019) – Houston Public Media announced today the addition of two new personalities to its local public affairs programs, Red, White & Blue, and Party Politics, providing even stronger platforms to share and discuss topics leading up to this year’s City of Houston elections and the 2020 general elections.
After 18 seasons, Red, White & Blue brings a new perspective into play with the addition of Dallas Jones to the long-time public affairs TV program that brings together the brightest minds from across the political spectrum for in-depth conversations on important issues facing our region and state. Jones serves as President and CEO of Elite Change, Inc., a public affairs and strategic communications firm. Gary Polland, a Houston attorney and former Harris County Republican Party Chairman, returns as co-host. The new season of the weekly half-hour conversations will premiere on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 pm on Houston Public Media TV 8. The show will maintain its character of providing a platform that is diligent in its commitment to a balanced exchange of opinions, while bringing in a new look and feel.
Dallas S. Jones traveled to London, England to address the British Parliament about the success of the 2018 judicial midterm campaign, ’Harris Black Girl Magic’ and what it tells us about the future of our Democratic Party.
Jones, President and CEO of ELITE Change Inc. and longtime Democratic political analyst, addressed members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords about the US midterm elections, mobilizing ethnic communities, and the historical success of ‘Harris Black Girl Magic’— a judicial campaign Jones created to bring awareness to a record number of African American women running for judge in Harris County. The campaign successfully seated all 19 women and received heavy national and international news coverage, including CNN, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, CBS National News, BBC News and Independent UK, amongst others.
In addition to addressing Parliament, Jones was featured as the keynote speaker at an event hosted by Friends of Labor USA, Deputy Leader of Lambeth Council Jennifer Brathwaite, and Councilor Sonia Winifred at the Black Cultural Archives, which is the only national heritage centre dedicated to the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain. Jones also had the opportunity to address the Democrats Abroad UK (DAUK), at an event hosted by Adrienne Johnson of the DAUK Black Caucus, and share his experience during the ‘Harris Black Girl Magic' campaign and the future of the Democratic Party and our nation.
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