Kingwood Area Democrats rally in Austin for women’s issues
Kingwood Area Democrat members Michelle Michon, Deborah Mowrey, Bruce Menke, Karen Menke, Dalea Lugo, Egberto Willies and Andie Gardner rallied with hundreds of other in Austin on April 9 to lobby in support of women’s issues.
By From Community Reports Houston Community Newspapers
April 9 was a very busy day at the Texas capitol. Kingwood Area Democrat members and over 400 other advocates for women met with their respective elected officials and other Democratic leaders to show their support for issues like women’s healthcare, funding for public education, Medicaid expansion, and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in Texas.
This was the first Blue Ribbon Lobby Day, a day of advocacy organized by, for and in support of Texas women. The goal was to help elected officials find real-life solutions to important issues that affect all Texans.
Democratic men and women from across the state gathered with great enthusiasm in full blue force to let their voices be heard. They filled the galleries in both the House and Senate where they were recognized by both bodies with a resolution declaring April 9 as Blue Ribbon Lobby Day.