Sexual and Domestic Violence
Leigh Ann Fry
Sexual and domestic violence is growing at a tremendous rate. Did you know 1 in 3 women in the United States will experience some form of domestic violence and 1 in 6 women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime? A family member, a neighbor, a friend may be a survivor. Come and talk with Leigh Ann Fry, President and CEO of Bay Area Turning Point, as she discusses this national crisis, the impact of the pandemic and the steps that need to be taken including legislative action, funding and community support.
National Organization for Women
Now is the time for action. Now is the time to set our priorities for the new year. The National Organization for Women has identified what it sees as the crucial issues impacting women across the country. Join us as Bear Atwood, Vice President of NOW, shares NOW’s agenda for the year.
Dr. Paul Finkelman
Should the President be elected by popular vote? Is the Electoral College outdated? It is a system unique to the United States but is it an undemocratic way of electing a president? Dr. Paul Finkelman addressed the issue and put it in perspective at the meeting.
Black Lives Matter - Houston
Ashton P. Woods, Deanna Adams, Brandon Mack
Black Lives Matter has been growing and increasing in strength over the past few years leading to a national conversation on race. What is BLM and why is it happening? Is it a political or a social movement? Organizers with BLM-Houston will discuss what it means to be a Black person in America and the impact of the movement on the Black community and the country.
From Sandy Hook to Pizzagate and QAnon, social media is awash with conspiracy theories, misinformation and outright lies. What’s the impact and what can be done about it? Mark Bankston, Houston attorney who took on Alex Jones and InfoWars, answered these questions and more.
Elizabeth Gregory, Poppy Northcutt, Kandice Webber
Throughout history women have suffered discrimination. And women activists have risen to the challenge, fighting for equal rights. On this centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we looked at women’s ongoing fight for equality.
Free and Fair Elections
Amanda Gnaedinger, Barbara Radnofsky. Christian Menefee
Our elections are in jeopardy. With the president continuously questioning the integrity and legitimacy of our elections, the impact of the coronavirus on voter suppression and our own lawmakers who are threatening our most basic civil right, we are on the edge of a voting crisis.
The Path Forward
Rep. Sylvia Garcia
Rep. Sylvia Garcia from US House District 29 discussed these challenging times and how we can stay strong. She was one of seven impeachment managers tasked with making the case to the American people and the Senate for the removal of Donald Trump as President of the United States.
Future of Vote by Mail
With the impact of COVID-19, Russian hacking, and the elimination of many polling places, our elections are at risk. Join us for a special program featuring Glen Maxey, Legislative Affairs Director of the Texas Democratic Party. Glen discussed the latest court decision on vote by mail in Texas and what we can do to promote mail voting for everyone in every election. He also provided an the inside scoop on what’s happening at the Texas Democratic Convention.