Texas Ranks 51st In Voter Turnout Among Women

The countdown to November 4th is on. Election Day will be here before we know it. If we truly want Texas to stop the war on women and make Texas blue, women must get out and vote

After the 5th Circuit’s ruling, what is next?

By Lenna Webb The future is still uncertain with only two options open to those fighting to preserve Texas women’s right to have access to clinics that can perform abortions without facing undue burden. Those options are to appeal to the whole 5th Circuit Court of Appeals or take it to the United States Supreme Court. With the current composition of today’s 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court, the outlook…

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#TXPinkStampede

Texas Pink Stampede On June 25, 2013, State Senator Wendy R. Davis rose to filibuster a bill on the floor of the Texas Senate, donning her soon-to-be-famous pink running shoes. Senator Davis stood in filibuster for nearly 13 hours to give voice to millions of Texas women whose voices were not heard by Texas’ conservative lawmakers. She was aided in her filibuster efforts by her Democratic colleagues in the Senate.…

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Who’s Missing? Greg Abboott and Women’s Health

Greg Abbott announced his “Healthy Texans” policy at a women’s hospital in Houston. Here’s the announcement: And, here’s the photo:

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Abbott – Accountability Escape Artist

20 years in office – Only 30 minutes spent debating During Greg Abbott’s nearly 20 years in political office drawing a state paycheck, he has spent only 30 minutes participating in public debates during general elections. That’s right – 30 minutes in 20 years. The only time Greg Abbott has been part of what can fairly be described as a debate was a 30 minute exchange with Democrat Kirk Watson in 2002.…

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Election Countdown to November

The countdown to November 4th is on. As I am writing this on August 15, 2014, there are 82 days until Election Day. Dates to remember: First day to apply for ballot by mail is September 5 Last day to register to vote is Monday, October 6 First day of Early Vote is Monday, October 20 Last day to apply for ballot by mail is Friday, October 24 Last day…

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The Connection Newsletter for August 2014

A Message From the President Suffragettes remind us to vote! Tarrant County TDW Scholarship Award

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Suffragettes remind us to vote!

by TDW President Tammie Hartgroves Let’s take a little stroll down history lane: Votes for women were first seriously proposed in the United States in July, 1848, at the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Women marched in the streets, chained themselves to the White House fence and went to jail in efforts to secure the right to vote for women. On August 18, 1920, a…

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A Message From the President – August 2014

Gracias, Kudos and Thank You to the 2014 TDW Summer Retreat Co-Chairs Lila Aguirre and Verna Blackwell, along with Diann Andy, President Bexar County TDW and the retreat committee for a phenomenal summer retreat. The San Antonio ambiance and fiesta spirit was evident from registration until the finale Saturday afternoon. The extended river barge ride gave participants an opportunity to glimpse the historic and natural beauty of San Antonio, as well as urge visitors along…

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