Our Meetings

 Women for Good Government will have its Monday, June 6, 2022  meeting via Zoom. In the future, WGG expects to resume its in-person meetings at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave.

Sarah Wheat, external affairs officer for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, will speak at WGG’s meeting Monday, June 6. She will discuss the prospects for abortion after legislation in Texas and a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Also speaking about immigration will be Ana Maria Rea, advocacy vice president for RAICES, the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services.

And Cynthia Van Maanen, executive director of the Travis County Democratic Party, will discuss the party’s plans for the November election.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.

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

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Ms. Van Maanen

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

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

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Ms. Wheat

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

Royce Brooks, executive director of Annie's List, was speaker at the August 5 WGG meeting, outlining the organization's work to elect women to public office.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

Austin City Councilman Greg Casar spokes 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.

Meeting Minutes

Mike Collier, announced candidate for Texas lieutenant governor, spoke at WGG's July 2017 meeting.

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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.