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Democratic Women Call On Greg Abbott For Equal Pay
By Jacob Calle
Updated June 5, 2014:
Annie’s List executive director Grace Garcia dies in accident
Former top aide to President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Grace Garcia was killed in a car accident on Monday afternoon in Waxahachie, TX in a six-vehicle accident. Deputy director of Annie’s List and former publisher of The Texas Observer, Piper Nelson was also in the wreck and was put in ICU at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
“Grace was always advancing - advancing the rights of women, advancing events. She was the classic advance person, and maybe the best in the world,” said Roy Spence, co-founder and chairmen of GSD&M, the Austin advertising agency where Garcia worked as special projects director.
“I have been profoundly blessed to have shared moments of my life with my friend, Grace Garcia, a woman with a rare combination of guts and tenderness who I will deeply miss,” says Wendy Davis in a statement.
Our hearts at Free Press Houston goes out to Garcia’s friends and family and she will truly be missed as your legacy with Annie’s List lives on.
Annie’s List’s mission is to elect Democratic women to office who are pro-choice and to stand up to the everyday attacks on women by Greg Abbott and his entourage of men who feel that the misogynistic approach is the answer to running this country. On May 13th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, a sold out luncheon for Annie’s List was held as attendees had an amazing and rare opportunity to hear keynote speakers State Senators Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte, along with Mayor Annise Parker and other Democratic women dedicated to making a change and redirecting the power in Texas.
In 2014, women are fighting for their health as Greg Abbott mishandles women’s issues while treating Texas education heedlessly. Today we call on Abbott to support equal pay for equal work. With everyone’s help who stands against Abbott’s system we can move forward. Speak with others, share your knowledge, and recruit others to join Annie’s army. There is no better time than now to step forward and fight for your wife, your mother, your grandmother, your teachers, your girlfriend, your best friend, and for yourself. The women at the luncheon hope to recruit more people to fight for the women in their lives against the GOP’s ideas that they consider antiquated. These laws affect you and me and it’s frightening that the GOP is treating women with the idea that we still live in the ’50s.
With your much appreciated arduous work, those candidates who are on Annie’s List’s will change the face of power and it all can happen with your vote. So you know what to do.
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