Tag Archives: planned parenthood

Save the Date~ Aug. 1 – All About Ann in Houston



HOUSTON, TX – On Friday August 1, Annie’s List and Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, in partnership with a number of local elected officials and organizations, will bring “All About Ann”, HBO’s documentary about former Texas Governor Ann Richards, to Houston for FREE!

Beginning at 8:00PM with live music, food and drinks, join us at Discovery Green’s Anheuser Busch Stage and enjoy this wonderful documentary about Texas’ only female Governor as we all work hard this fall to have Wendy Davis as the second woman in the Governor’s House!

Drinks will be donated by 8th Wonder Brewery and Mayor Annise Parker will introduce the film.

State Senators John Whitmire, Rodney Ellis and Sylvia Garcia, State Representatives Senfronia Thompson and Armando Walle, Mayor Annise Parker, Ambassador Arthur Schechter, Hon. Debra Danburg as well as Annie’s List Board Members Licia Green-Ellis, Eileen Olson, Kathy Overly and Amber Mostyn are just some of the proud hosts of this event.

RSVP at www.pptexasvotes.org/AllAboutAnn. If you are interesting in joining the host committee to help cover costs of the event or are interested in a table at the event, please contact Shelby Hansen at Shelby@LillieSchechter.com or 281-224-4525.

“All About Ann”: Fiesty, fiery, fearless, a force of nature . . . and funny as hell. These are just some of the words used to describe Ann Richards, one of the most charismatic American political figures of the last 30 years. This portrait chronicles the life of the liberal Richards who rose to power in a conservative state, effecting sweeping state reforms while becoming a beloved national icon.

Continue reading

Houston Politics: The War on Women and Wendy

Rey Guerra and I are back with another podcast of Houston Politics w/ Stace and Rey. In our latest episode, we have our first special guest of 2014, Yvonne Gutierrez, VP Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

Give it a listen as we navigate our way through Planned Parenthood and its services; Planned Parenthood’s work with the Affordable Care Act; The War on Women; the personal and vile attacks on Wendy Davis; and we even touch a bit on the Super Bowl and Richard Sherman.

Here’s the URL:



Can’t Make It To Austin on Monday? [EVENT]

Yeah, I can’t make it on Monday. But there will be a Meet Up to Stand Up compliments of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast right here in Houston.

Can’t make it to Austin? Meet Up to Stand Up with fellow supporters in Houston at Hughes Hangar, 2811 Washington Ave,  Houston, TX 77007. We invite you to come out to find out more about what we’re expecting in the 2nd Special Session and how you can take ACTION.  Stand with Texas Women t-shirts will be available for purchase.  Cash bar.  (RSVP Here).  Free Stand with TX Women t-shirts for the first 25 attendees!

And, also…

The special session could last for 30 days and we will need you every step of the way — take action from home. Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get frequent updates. We need to reach as many strong women and men across this state, please take a minute to forward this to your friends.

Inbox: Planned Parenthood Endorses Mayor Parker

I usually look to Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast Action Fund’s endorsements when it comes to giving a candidate my final seal of approval. Either that, or whether a candidate has even bothered to fill out their endorsement questionnaire and is in line with my views. So, it’s great to see that PPGC has endorsed Mayor Annise Parker for a third and final term. Here’s the letter (click to enlarge).