Jul
28

Politico features Annie’s List Board Chair Amber Anderson Mostyn

Politico features Annie’s List Board Chair Amber Anderson Mostyn on the gap between men and women in political contributions. As we face a crucial election, it’s important to close the gap to ensure women are heard.

As a fundraiser for Annie’s List in Texas, Amber Mostyn said she knows it takes more work for women to open their checkbooks.

“The trust factor is really important. We try to put our candidates in front of them as much possible. Political giving — especially large donations — is a newer endeavor for women, so they need a greater level of trust than men. “   Continue reading

Jul
10

Annie’s List Responds to Greg Abbott’s Press Conference on Woman-Owned Businesses

Austin, TX – Today, Annie’s List Interim Executive Director Patsy Woods Martin released the following statement responding to Attorney General Greg Abbott’s press conference on woman-owned businesses in Texas:

“Attorney General Greg Abbott may say he supports Texas women, but his record shows that’s just not the case. He pays women in his own office less than men who do the same work, and he wants to put the government between women and their own personal, healthcare decisions. We’ve heard time and time again Abbott will side with women across the state. It’s clear that’s just campaign rhetoric.
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Jun
18

We’ve only begun

Friend,

In exactly one week, we will celebrate State Senator Wendy Davis’ standing for 13 hours in a fight we thought we had won decades ago.

Like you, I followed the filibuster in disbelief and awe. I then joined my 23 year old daughter at the capitol to protest the Republican assault on women’s rights. We were there with thousands of other women of all ages who know we ought to be trusted to make decisions about our health. Continue reading

Jun
10

Annie’s List Announces Interim Executive Director

AUSTIN, Texas – Amber Anderson Mostyn, chair of Annie’s List, released the following statement today following the tragic death of the group’s executive director, Grace Garcia, earlier this week in a fatal car accident in Waxahachie.

“We continue to grieve the passing of Grace Garcia and send our most sincere condolences to her family. A private funeral service will be held this weekend in her hometown of San Antonio. Plans are also underway for two larger memorial services to honor Grace later this month, one in Austin and another in Washington, D.C.

Piper Nelson, deputy director of Annie’s List who was in the car with Grace at the time of the accident, is expected to be released from the hospital over the weekend and to return to Austin next week. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family as she continues to recover. Continue reading