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 program. The phone program will make live targeted calls to 26,000 low propensity female voters identified by TCDP and Battleground Texas as Democrats who are not likely to vote. We know that if women come out and vote, we can win. Texas isn’t a red state–it is a non-voting state and Texas women rank last in voter turnout nationally. It’s time for that to change.
Bell County TDW At the September meeting, Texas Women Votes Project explained the campaign projects, “Post Cards for Diane Henson” and White Board Project, “I am voting for Wendy Davis because…”and, “I am voting for Leticia Van De Putte because….” Our meeting concentrated on these two projects, and the efforts by our members were buzzing like worker bees. We provided the Diane Henson campaign with a tall stack of handwritten postcards and at the same time we also took pics of our white board project, which was emailed to the Texas Women Voter Project.
Brazos Valley Blue Denim Dinner Over 275 people attended Brazos Valley’s Blue Denim Dinner where keynote speaker Sen. Leticia Van de Putte spoke the night before her debate with Dan Patrick. She outlined why she is running and her plans after she is elected. Sen. Van de Putte was introduced by Sen. Kirk Watson after remarks by Texas Democratic Party Vice Chair and Suburban Southwest TDW President Fredricka Phillips.
Highland Lakes Democratic Women In September, HLDW welcomed Patsy Woods Martin, the interim Executive Director of Annie’s List to their monthly meeting. Pictured above (shown left to right): Mary Ann Copp, HLDW fundraising chair; Ravelle Kundinger, HLDW President; Arlis Schmidt, VP HLDW; Shirley Schmidt; and Martin.The October monthly luncheon features John Cook, former Mayor of El Paso and current candidate for Texas Land Commissioner. The luncheon is on Thursday, October 23rd, at Hidden Falls Restaurant, 220 Meadowlakes Dr., in Meadowlakes community. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served as guests are seated, a short business meeting will be called to order at approximately 11:45, and Mr. Cook will speak at noon.
Hill Country TDW Military Service Recognition At our November meeting, the club will honor any of our members who have served in the military. Janet Robinson asks all who have served to contact her by email at email@example.com
Greater Arlington Mansfield Democratic Women Wild Women Luncheon series features Houston Mayor Annise Parker at the Texas Star Conference Center in Euless 76040, from 11:30 – 1:30 on Saturday, October 25. GAMDW was well represented at the previous luncheon to hear Sen. Senfronia Thompson on August 29th. GAMDW needs three additional tickets at $60 each to join Paula Boehme at our reserved luncheon table on Oct. 25th.
Tarrant County Democratic Women 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 the election.