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Former Planned Parenthood President And Author Cecile Richards Headlines 15th Anniversary Celebration in Dallas

September 27, 2018

Annie’s List Endorses Record Number of Women in Texas, Dallas County

September 26, Dallas, TX—  With fewer than 50 days until election day, former Planned Parenthood President and Make Trouble author, Cecile Richards, will headline Annie’s List 15th Anniversary celebration in Dallas on Friday, September 28th, from 11:00-1:00 pm at The Fairmont.  Annie’s List, an organization focused on electing Democratic, pro-choice women to office in Texas, has endorsed a record-breaking 37 candidates across the state this cycle, ten of which are from Dallas County.

Annie’s List has endorsed incumbents Rep. Victoria Neave and Rep. Toni Rose and an additional five challengers: Rhetta Bowers (HD-113), Brandy Chambers (HD-112), Julie Johnson (HD 115), Terry Meza (HD-105), Ana-Maria Ramos (HD-102).

For 15 years, Annie’s List has trained and supported thousands of progressive women who are both interested in and running for office in Texas.  Annie’s List began its mission with a focus on electing women to the Texas Legislature where, currently, 80% of legislators are men. More recently, Annie’s List has expanded its work to include support for candidates in city and county races. These local offices are not only an important pipeline for future leadership roles, but also a key component of the progressive Texas Annie’s List is fighting to create.

“Annie’s List is seeing unprecedented opportunity up and down the ballot in Texas, including in several legislative seats currently under Republican control,” said Annie’s List Executive Director Royce Brooks. “These candidates in Dallas County and across the state will usher in the real, lasting change that Texans need, including better schools, quality affordable healthcare, and safety and opportunity for every community.”

What: Annie’s List 15th Anniversary Dallas County Celebration, individual tickets at $250 available here.

Who:  Cecile Richards, Endorsed Candidates, Annie’s List leadership

When: Friday, September 28, 2018 from 11:00 am-1:00pm CT

Where: The Fairmont, 1717 N. Akard Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

 

Contact:

Candace Pugatch

Annie’s List, 917-312-2781

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