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2018 UDems Fundraiser Honoring Rep. Donna Howard, Pedro Villalobos, and Sissi Yado


1504 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA

In the past year, we have seen many of the causes and communities that we have fought hard for come under direct attack from the current administration. However, we know the resistance has only grown with the work of amazing organizations and activists working at every level. This year has already proved to be a year of continued resistance with a fantastic number of Democratic candidates rising to the challenge, and we cannot wait to see where the midterms take us next.


Our membership will be working hard at the local and state levels to advocate for positive change and fight back against attacks on progressive values. We will be knocking on doors, registering voters, and spreading information to our peers and members of the community on how to push back against the policies and legislators that seek to harm our friends and neighbors.


We can’t do it alone, which is why I am excited to invite you to the annual University Democrats fundraiser. This year, we are honoring three amazing advocates: Representative Donna Howard, Activist Sissi Yado, and one of our own, Pedro Villalobos. Representative Howard’s advocacy for women’s rights and healthcare access has been a bright beacon for all Texas women. Our friend Pedro Villalobos has stood in the face of blatantly racist policy to fight for the Dreamers to stay where they call home. Community organizer Sissi Yado has fought hard to stop unjust policies aimed at hurting the LGBTQ+ community. With all the fantastic work the three of our honorees are doing, we are confident we will be able to continue to persist in our resistance. I hope you’ll consider contributing to the University Democrats can keep up the hard work we’ve done throughout the rest of the year.