Blue Ribbon Lobby Day – Monday, April 10

Several Bexar County Democratic Women are driving up to Austin Monday and would be happy to share rides.  Let Diann Andy (diannandy@gmail.com) or Jamie Lewis (jlewis@satx.rr.com) know by Sunday if you want to join us!

Blue Ribbon Lobby Day 2017

Join Democratic and progressive women from around the state for Blue Ribbon Lobby Day on Monday, April 10th. Blue Ribbon Lobby Day is the only legislative event hosted specifically for Democratic and progressive women. A strong showing of Texans, proudly wearing blue, will focus attention on key women’s issues.

The registration fee of $25 per participant covers lobby training, materials, lunch and more.  If you are unable to pay the $25 fee, just email blueribbonlobbyday@gmail.com  with the subject line “Scholarship Request” to reserve your spot at no cost.  On-site registration is 8:30-9:15 at the Capitol Auditorium.

Also, please email blueribbonlobbyday@gmail.com with the name of your state senator and state representative so the organizers can set up meetings with them.

To register, go to:  https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/blueribbon2017

Then, check out our legislative priorities (below) and let Diann know (diannandy@gmail.com) what you would like to focus on.  She’ll send you a list of related bills that you can, if you wish, promote or oppose when you speak to your reps:

Health care for all, especially women’s reproductive health

Humane and fair treatment of all immigrants (regardless of religion)

Voting Rights and Accessibility (including online and same-day registration)

Quality PreK-12 Public Education

Reduce gun violence; gun sense laws

Raise the minimum wage