Supermajority co-founder Cecile Richards and her daughter Lily Adams, a veteran of Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris’ presidential campaigns, have had a front-row look at women in politics for a generation, starting with the political career of their mother and grandmother, former Texas Governor Ann Richards. Lily Adams tells Lawrence that Warren’s exit from the race is a "gut punch" but says that it has also inspired young women to "elect a woman to the White House sooner rather than later." Watch the video from MSNBC
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday postponed the May 26 runoff election to July under the emergency powers of his previous statewide disaster declaration.
BY ALEXA URA MARCH 20, 2020
The May 26 primary election runoffs will be delayed until July in response to the growing outbreak of the new coronavirus in Texas under an order signed Friday by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Abbott signed the postponement under the emergency powers of his previous statewide disaster declaration. Dozens of runoffs are ongoing for party nominations to congressional and local offices. The most prominent is the contest between former Air Force helicopter pilot MJ Hegar and state Sen. Royce West of Dallas for the Democratic nomination to take on Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.
The elections are now scheduled for July 14; early voting will begin July 6.
The fate of the elections has been in doubt for days as Republicans and Democrats argued over whether to postpone them — as the GOP preferred — or hold them as scheduled but allow for universal voting by mail, as the Democrats want.www.texastribune.org/2020/03/20/texas-delaying-primary-runoff-election-response-coronavirus-outbreak/
Highlights and Upcoming Events
The Hays County Women’s Political Caucus and the National Women’s Political Caucus-Texas, a multi-partisan organization, will hold a campaign training workshop on Saturday, June 29, 2019 for future candidates for office and campaign workers.
Details: Sunday, June 16th
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: The Riveter
1145 W 5th St.
Austin, TX 78703
Tickets: $50 in advance, $30 for students and $65 at the door.
Registration is through EventBrite.
The Riveter offers parking with 30 spaces available. In addition, there is street parking on nearby streets.