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

2015 TDW State Convention and Business Meeting

February 20-22, 2015 Wyndham Garden Hotel, Austin Wow, this year is flying by. Before we know it 2015 will be here and it will be convention time. I know how hard everyone is working to get our wonderful Democratic ticket elected. I just want to give everyone an update on how to register for the convention, submit awards, make hotel reservations and help TDW by becoming a sponsor. Online links…

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Texas Law Closing Reproductive Health Clinics Blocked by Court

In a 6-3 order on October 24th, the U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated an injunction blocking a far-reaching Texas law that had forced all but eight reproductive health care clinics in the state to close their doors. Today’s ruling allows clinics previously shuttered to reopen their doors and offer abortion services while the case is heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Nancy Northup, president and…

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Texas Voter Id Law Ruled Unconstitutional, But SCOTUS Keeps it in Place for November

District Court Rules Texas Voter Id Law Unconstitutional Last Thursday, October 9, 2014: Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos of the U.S. District Court ruled Texas’ Voter Photo ID Law unconstitutional, citing it was nothing more than a poll tax. Ramos agreed with civil rights groups and the Justice Department, which challenged the law, that black and Hispanic voters are more likely to lack the specific kinds of identification that Texas requires…

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A Message From the President – October, 2014

Gloria Steinem once stated, “At my age, in this still hierarchical time, people often ask me if I’m ‘passing the torch?’ I explain that I’m keeping my torch, thank you very much – and I’m using it to light the torches of others. Because only if each of us has a torch will there be enough light.” We have a proud legacy of Texas women that have lit torches to…

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Club News for October

Capital Area Democratic Women’s Celebration of Champions On Thursday, October 23rd at St. David’s Church in Austin, CADW is honoring Cindy Flint, Ana DeFrates, and Dyana Limon-Mercado at the 2014 Celebration of Champions. The proceeds from this year’s Celebration of Champions will go towards CADW’s Women Vote Program targeting low propensity female Democratic voters in Travis County. In the final week of early vote, CADW will pay for a separate phone…

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Hill Country TDW to Honor Members With Military Service

At their November meeting, ill Country TDW will honor those members who have served in the military. Janet Robinson asks all who have served to contact her by email at janetrobinson64@yahoo.com.

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker to Address Wild Women in Euless

Please join Greater Arlington/Mansfield TDW at the October Wild Women’s Luncheon. Details: http://tdw.org/events/mayor-annise-parker-to-address-wild-women-in-euless/

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Tarrant County TDW Celebrates 86th Anniversary

The 86th Anniversary party was a great event! Over 100 people attended the party at 24 Plates to hear candidates, elected officials and the wonderful keynote speaker Katie Sherrod! The Silent Auction was a great success! November’s speaker will be the ever popular Dr. Jim Riddlesperger, Professor of Political Science at TCU. He is always an interesting and engaging speaker and we are lucky to have him the Saturday after…

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