Our Meetings

 Women for Good Government. In the future, WGG hopes to resume 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.

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WGG will have a Zoom meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, October 3, featuring Austin mayor candidates Kirk Watson and Celia Israel. Watson is a former mayor of Austin and state Senator. Israel represents District 50 in the state House of Representatives. They are among six candidates and others may appear. Also speakng will be Stephanie  Gharakhanian,candidate for Austin Community College Board of Trustees, Place 8.

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

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

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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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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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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.

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

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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 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 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.

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

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Meeting Minutes

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.