First Reading, vol. 18
In a Christmas miracle - Alabama elected anyone but Roy Moore, Donald Trump reacted with a Presidential tweet (I'm guessing Ivanka wrote it), and Richard Painter's twitter feed is keeping me sane. What a time to be alive.
If you haven't noticed my holiday vacation has already started but I wanted to check in and provide updates on a few of the things I'm reading and generally collecting from the web. I'll be back in 2018 with new content, interviews and hopefully lots of female candidate profiles.
IF YOU'RE A WOMAN RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN TEXAS I'D LOVE TO TALK TO YOU! Send me a note firstname.lastname@example.org.
So here we go this Monday afternoon:
- Senators Cruz and Gillibrand have teamed up to support an overhaul of the Hill's sexual harassment policies, via Politico.
- Ramona Thompson has filed as a Democrat to run for Texas HD 106, Meghan Scoggins in HD 28 and Ashley McKee in Henderson County. I'll offer a full list of the female candidates in a future post.
- Senator Lois Kolkhorst was recently awarded the "Faithful Leader Award" at the Texas Values' Faith, Family and Freedom Gala in Houston. Likely earned in part by Kolkhorst's sponsorship of the Texas "bathroom bill."
- Rep. Sarah Davis was a recipient of the Texas Medical Association's Patient Protection Award this year.
- Black Women in politics aren't unicorns. Now you know. And in related news from Newsweek - black women saved us from Roy Moore.
- Governing Magazine's 23 percent podcast on how 2018 is really looking for women in politics.
If you're like me and still (yes still) hunting down last minute gifts online - I'll let you get back to it.