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Our Meetings

 Women for Good Government has resumed its in-person meetings at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave.

Go to the Meeting Minutes page to see a list of all WGG's virtual meetings.

Travis County Judge Dyana Limon-Mercado will speak at the Monday, July 10 meeting. Other speakers may join. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.


Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, left, and Travis County Judge Andy Brown were speakers at the April 3, 2023, meeting.

At WGG’s in-person holiday meeting Monday, December 5, 2022, the Texas House of Representatives honored our President Mary Patrick for having “distinguished herself through her exceptional record of civic engagement in Central Texas.” The Resolution was presented by State Rep. Celia Israel. The Resolution, which is on About Us, also praised WGG members for their work. From left to right in the photo that is also attached are newly elected Rep. Lulu Flores, Rep. Celia Israel, Mary Patrick, Rep. Vikki Goodwin and Rep. Gina Hinojosa.


Four candidate forums at the February 3 meeting included candidates for Travis County Sheriff, left, and District Attorney, below.

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett was speaker at the Monday, May 1, 2023 meeting.


Speakers at the March 6, 2023 meeting were Josh Houston, advocacy director of Texas Impact: People of Faith Working for Justice, and Emerald Belmarez, Texas Freedom Network’s  Organizing Strategist, and Adri Perez, Organizing Director.


Antonio Arellano, interim director of Jolt, the largest Latino progressive organization in Texas, was speaker at the March 2, 2020 meeting.


Forums Jan. 6 included House Dist. 21 candidates, Pritesh Gandhi, left, Shannon Hutcheson and Mike Siegel...

...and Dist. 21 candidates Jennie Lou Leeder, left, and Wendy Davis. Dist. 25 candidate Julie Oliver and a proxy for Heidi Sloan also participated.


Mimi Marziani, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, was speaker at the November 4 meeting.


Austin Mayor Steve Adler was speaker at the October 7, 2019, meeting, focusing on Austin's current efforts to help its homeless population.


Kim Olson, announced Democratic 2020 candidate for the 24th Congressional District, now held by Kenny Marchant, was speaker for the June 2019 meeting. In 2018, she ran for Texas agriculture commissioner, losing by just 5 percentage points.

Above, from left, are Liz Donegan, John Loughran and Sheriff Sally Hernandez. Below, from left, are Jose Garza, Erin Martinzon and DA Margaret Moore.


Panelists at the February 4, 2019, meeting were, from left, Travis County State Reps. Celia Israel, Gina Hinojosa, Sheryl Cole, Donna Howard and Vikki Goodwin.


Nelson Linder, president of the Austin NAACP, was speaker at WGG's July 1, 2019 meeting.


Austin attorney Pooja Sethi, president and founder of Immigration for All, discussed immigration issues at WGG’s meeting April 1, 2019.

Austin City Councilman Greg Casar spoke at WGG's April 2017 meeting about the city's immigration policies and its dedication to fair treatment of immigrant residents, including those who are undocumented.

State Rep. Gina Hinojosa and State Sen. Kirk Watson were speakers at WGG's October 2017 meeting.


Amanda Gnaedinger, left, with Common Cause, and Stephanie Swanson with League of Women Voters of Texas, spoke at the May 2019 meeting, Amanda about on-line  voter registration and Stephanie about upcoming redistricting.

Meeting Minutes

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