ALERT! Early Bird Registration Extended for TDW Summer Retreat

Join us for the 2014 TDW Summer Retreat hosted by the wonderful women of Bexar County in beautiful San Antonio. There is always something to do in San Antonio, so mark your calendars now for August 8-9, 2014. Early-bird registration midnight  Wednesday July 23rd.

TDW Summer Retreat to feature Lt. Gov. Candidate, Senator Leticia Van de Putte and TX State Rep Trey Martinez Fischer

The Texas Democratic Women’s Summer Retreat in San Antonio will feature appearance by Lt. Gov. Candidate, Senator Leticia Van de Putte and TX State Rep Trey Martinez Fischer. Additionally, workshops on many topics pertaining to the election of women will be held on Friday and Saturday. There will also be a silent auction to raise money for TDW’s mission and a Friday night River Cruise just for fun. Many more activities…

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Annie’s List Responds to Greg Abbott’s Press Conference on Woman-Owned Businesses

Austin, TX – Today, Annie’s List Interim Executive Director Patsy Woods Martin released the following statement responding to Attorney General Greg Abbott’s press conference on woman-owned businesses in Texas: “Attorney General Greg Abbott may say he supports Texas women, but his record shows that’s just not the case. He pays women in his own office less than men who do the same work, and he wants to put the government…

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Emily’s List Announces “GOP Summer School”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10th, 2014 In New Campaign, EMILY’s List Sends GOP to “Summer School” #GOPSummerSchool To Provide Republicans Valuable Lessons for Outreach to Women Voters WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following consistent out-of-touch and offensive remarks by the GOP, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, today launched a new effort to guide Republicans on how to avoid complete failure when reaching out to women voters. “GOP…

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Jimmy Carter: End impunity for violence against women

Jimmy Carter’s new book is a must read for everyone interested in civil and human rights. His focus is on women’s rights, but he points out that women are half of the world’s population and that advancing women’s rights will help to advance equal rights for everyone. Jimmy Carter’s new book “is designed to shock us into the reality that the social creation of gender roles is not ‘the divine…

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President’s Message

Awesome. Remarkable. Rocking. Those are just a few of the adjectives I have heard people use describing the 2014 Texas Democratic Convention. Never in my wildest thoughts did I envision over 1000 people, mostly women, attending the Women’s Caucus! From the exhibit hall, special interest group caucuses, issues meetings, hospitality rooms, parties, keynote addresses, to the Lady Bird Breakfast, the convention exceeded expectations. We have a phenomenal ticket with two…

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Bell County Texas Democratic Women Award Four Scholarships

The Bell County Texas Democratic Women recently awarded four scholarships at their annual scholarship banquet. Scholarships were awarded to students based on academics, leadership skills and an essay. Alexandra Fernandez of Temple High School was awarded the Women Helping Women scholarship. She will be attending the University of Texas-Austin to pursue a business degree. Ms. Fernandez will be the first member of her family to attend college. J. R. Morgan,…

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This Texas Politician Is Fighting for Your Right to Control Your Body

“I would love for there to be zero abortions,” says lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte. “But the way to do that is not to cut access, but to make abortion unnecessary in the first place.” – Leticia Van De Putte in her Cosmopolitan Magazine interview Read the entire Cosmo article here. More quotes from the Cosmo interview I’m a pharmacist with 34 years across the prescription counter. I…

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Democratic Platform vs. Republican Platform

To “Preserve American Freedom”, Texas Republicans want the “Full Repeal of the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution (to) Return the appointment of United States Senators by the state legislatures. ” If you want to know why we are Democrats, Read the Texas Republican Party Platform and the Texas Democratic Party Platform. Texas Democratic Party Response to the Texas Republican Party Platform Republicans will harm Texas families and shut down…

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