Our Meetings

Women for Good Government meetings usually are on the first Monday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. In 2021, virtual meetings will be on Zoom until they can resume at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave.

WGG’s December 6 meeting will be its annual meeting to elect its 2022 officers and hear from several of its members' representatives in the Texas Legislature, including Donna Howard, Gina Hinojosa, Vikki Goodwin, Celia Israel and James Talarico. The meeting will continue to be virtual, beginning at 10 a.m.

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

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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...

...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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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.

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

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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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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.

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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 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.

Meeting Minutes

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