TMO Increases Voter Turnout by 9% in 39 Houston Precincts

During its fall electoral drive, TMO worked with fifty congregations to target 39 precincts in the neighborhoods surrounding their institutions; leaders taught voters the statewide agenda of issues and the importance of early voting. They organized neighborhood walks and launched parochial campaigns to sign up parishioners in the pews and at church festivals. TMO successfully increased voter turnout by 9.3% in the 39 precincts it worked, compared to the 2006 gubernatorial election.

Leaders also organized twenty orientation sessions for their workforce development project Capital IDEA-Houston, selecting 70 participants out of 1,500 interested parties; over 150 students will be taking classes January 2011.