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Annie’s List Endorses Birabil and Markowitz in November 5 Special Elections

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September 18, 2019
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(AUSTIN, TX) – Annie’s List, the statewide political organization that works to elect pro-choice, progressive women to office in Texas, is proud to announce the endorsements of Lorraine Birabil for Texas House District 100 and Dr. Eliz Markowitz for Texas House District 28 in advance of the November 5 special election.

“Lorraine Birabil and Dr. Eliz Markowitz are both fighters for all Texans and we are excited for the historic change they will bring to the legislature,” said Royce Brooks, Annie’s List Executive Director. “With these two endorsements, Annie’s List is ensuring the legislature looks more like Texas. There is no doubt we need more young mothers, single women and women with diverse professional backgrounds making critical decisions for Texas families. We are committed to electing more women like Lorraine and Eliz.”

Lorraine Birabil has spent her career working tirelessly behind the scenes to make Dallas a great place to live, work, and raise a family. In addition to her extensive public service experience, she never misses an opportunity to mentor young people and has served as a local election leader to ensure that every vote is counted in Dallas. As a new mother, Lorraine understands the importance about fighting for better and more affordable healthcare for the constituents of HD-100.

“After working closely with Annie’s List, it’s clear to me they are one of the most effective political organizations in Texas,” said Lorraine Birabil. “I am honored to receive this endorsement and look forward to continuing our partnership to protect marginalized and disenfranchised Texans and ensure that every Texan has equal access to health care and public education.”

A champion for public education and former Democratic nominee for the State Board of Education, Dr. Eliz Markowitz has fought hard to make our school system more fair. Driven by her love of education and spending time with students, Dr. Markowitz is running to ensure a high-quality education for all Texans, regardless of race or zip code. When elected, Dr. Markowitz will make history by becoming the first woman to represent HD-28.

“Annie’s List endorsed my campaign because they know the people of HD-28 deserve better,” said Dr. Eliz Markowitz. “With their support, I am confident we can flip this seat from red to blue and help make Democratic control of the Texas House in 2020 even more of a reality.”

“Republicans, take note, we are coming for your seats,” said Monica Gomez, Political Director of Annie’s List. “Women are integral to finally flipping the Texas House back to Democratic control, and Annie’s List projects 20 of the 29 state legislative races that Democrats are targeting will be run by women candidates.”


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