Coming Events

January, 2022 Texas Democratic Women of Harris County Metro Area

Texas Democratic Women of Harris County METRO Area is inviting you to the first monthly scheduled Zoom meeting of 2022-2023.

Topic: Judge Angela Rodriguez will administer the Oath of Office to the new TDWHarris Officers.


Special Guest Speaker, Colonel Kim Olson, Candidate for Chair of the Texas Democratic Party.


Time: Jan 24, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time

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Past Events

December 10, 2021 TDW Harris Holiday Party

Holiday Party Join Texas Democratic Women of Harris County Metro Area at Hotel Icon 220 Main ST. Houston, Texas 77002


Time: Dec 10, 2021 06:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Live Entertainment, food and cash bar.

September 27, 2021 In Honor of The Hispanic Heritage, please join TDW Harris Monthly Meeting

Join TDWHarris for our September membership meeting In Honor of The Hispanic Heritage, featuring Judge Gloria Lopez.

Time: Sept 27, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Click Here


Judge Natalia Cornelio  
Is the presiding judge of the 351st state district court in Harris county.  She is the bilingual daughter to Mexican-born parents who immigrated to the United States when they were young. The first lawyer (now judge!) in her family, she has dedicated her entire legal career to serving the community, including as a federal public defender and as a civil rights lawyer.  She is proud to be part of a small but growing number of Latinas serving as judges to the Harris County community.  She is also an Aztec dancer.
Judge Gloria E. López
Gloria E. López was elected as judge of the 308th District Court in 2018.  She is a native of McAllen, Texas.  She received her bachelors in Government and Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin.  Thereafter she obtained her Juris Doctorate from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law.  Judge López us a daughter of an immigrant mother and a Disabled American Veteran Father. She is the first Latina elected to serve in the 308th District Court.  She loves reading 1800 century poems from Hispanoamerica and binge-watching trash TV.

August 28, 2021 Women Making History Awards Luncheon

Texas Democratic Women of the Harris County Metro Area presents our annual Women Making History awards luncheon, honoring hardworking women who have made outstanding contributions toward Democratic causes here in Harris County.

The event is Saturday August 28th, 11 AM to 1 PM, at The Junior League of Houston (1811 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, TX 77027).


Rose A. Salas  ●  Sandra Annette Burleson  ●  Shelley Kennedy  ●  Kathleen Lynch Gunter

Rising Star Award 

HISD Trustee Anne Sung  ●  Council Member Letitia Plummer 

Leadership Award 

County Judge Lina Hidalgo


Sponsorships, advertisements and single ticket are available.

July 26, 2021 Justice with Justices Guerra, Rivas-Molloy, and Countiss

Join TDWHarris for our July membership meeting featuring Justices Amparo Guerra, Veronica Rivas-Molloy, and Julie Countiss of the Texas 1st Court of Appeals.

Time: Jul 26, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

July 12, 2021 Monthly Board Meeting

Texas Democratic Women - Harris METRO Area TDWHarris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monthly Board Meeting
Time: Jul 12, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

June 28, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Legislative Update: 87th Texas Legislature

On Monday, June 28, 2021, join TDWHarris for our June membership meeting with an update on the 87th Texas Legislature from members of the Texas House and Texas Senate.
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June 14, 2021 Monthly Board Meeting

On Monday, June 14, 2021 at 6:30pm, join TDWHarris for our June Monthly Board Meeting.
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May 24, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Asian Heritage Month Panel

On Monday, May 24, 2021, join TDWHarris for our May membership meeting where we will celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a panel consisting of former judicial candidate Kathy Cheng, Harris County Civil District Court Judge Rabeea Collier, and HISD Trustee Anne Sung.


Judge Rabeea Collier

Judge Rabeea Collier was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and obtained her law degree from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Judge Collier is the first lawyer in her family and always knew that she wanted to go into law.

Judge Collier was elected as judge of the Harris County 113th District Court in 2018. She currently co-chairs the COVID Response Judicial Task Force for Harris County, which focuses on reopening courts to in-person proceedings and jury trials. Judge Collier was recently appointed to a third term serving on the Curriculum Committee for the Texas Center for the Judiciary, which is comprised of approximately 15 judges that develop judicial education for all Texas judges


Kathy Cheng

Kathy Cheng is a civil litigator in the Greater Houston area. She manages her own practice, Cheng & Associates; her areas of practice include, but are not limited to, complex commercial litigation, family, probate, real estate, and tax law. Kathy was born in Taiwan and earned her law degree from South Texas College of Law. She is the proud single mom of three wonderful children.

When Kathy is not being an advocate for her clients or has a break from being a mom, she is actively working towards building a diverse coalition across the State of Texas. As a former statewide Democratic nominee for Texas Supreme Court in 2018 and 2020, Kathy knows the hard work and dedication required to achieve equality, fairness, and justice for all Texans. Although she did not win her election, Kathy continues to fulfill her legacy of "Cheng for Change" through political activism across the State of Texas because, "To effectuate change, we must change ourselves by being active and vote."

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Judge Rabeea Collier

Kathy Cheng

Kathy Cheng

2021 “Women Making History” Award Honoring Harris County Women

 The Texas Democratic Women of Harris County are honoring four (4) Harris County Women who have made outstanding contributions toward improving the Democratic way of life within the Harris County community. The TDWHarris Committee will review nomination entries and select the four (4) most outstanding nominees to receive the 2021 “Women Making History”. TDWHarris award will be during the month of August (due to COVID-19). 

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April 26, 2021 Virtual Meeting - So You Want to Run for Office with Royce Brooks & Lillie Schechter

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Join TDWHarris for our April membership meeting where we will hear from Annie's List Executive Director Royce Brooks and Harris County Democratic Party Chair Lillie Schechter on the importance of electing more progressive Democratic women and advice for women who want to run for office.


Royce Brooks's Bio

Royce Brooks is the Executive Director of Annie’s List, a statewide organization dedicated to recruiting, training, supporting and electing progressive women across Texas. Since joining Annie’s List in 2018, she has transformed the organization to one led by women of color at every level of decision making, and has presided over Annie’s List’s most successful election cycle ever. Royce previously served as the first-ever Chief Equity Officer for the City of Atlanta, as policy director for Sylvester Turner’s successful 2015 campaign for Mayor of Houston, and as statewide policy director for Wendy Davis’s 2014 campaign for Texas governor. She has worked in both houses of Congress and as a policy analyst focusing on issues of concern to communities of color. A Fort Worth native, Royce lives in Austin, Texas.

Lillie Schechter's Bio

Lillie Schechter is a political strategist and fundraiser who has been advising local and national Democratic candidates and organizations for nearly a decade. Lillie has worked closely with the Democratic Party as the Harris County Democratic Party Chair since 2017 to help find, promote and elect the best candidates for Harris County and City of Houston positions.
A native Houstonian and 7th generation Texan, Lillie grew up steeped in the Democratic Party. When other kids were attending Little League games and ballet rehearsals, Lillie was campaigning. She attended the University of Texas where she received a B.A. in American Studies and a Masters in Public Leadership from the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
In 2009, Lillie launched her own business, Bayou City Strategies, which has grown to encompass all aspects of progressive politics: fundraising, campaign strategy, candidate training, and beyond. Lillie has had the fortune of working with some of the superstars of Texas and national Democratic politics, including Cecile Richards and Planned Parenthood, Wendy Davis, Leticia Van De Putte, and Hillary Clinton.
When she is not fighting for progressive causes and candidates, Lillie can be found strolling the bayou with her dog, Harlie; splashing around a pool with her fiance, Brian, and his three kids, Miles, Clara, and Ruby; watching cheesy romantic comedies from the nineties; and volunteering her professional skills to raise money for charities.

March 22, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Women's History Month

On Monday, March 22, 2021, please join TDWHarris for our March membership meeting as we welcome Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo in honor of Women's History Month. We are excited to hear Judge Hidalgo's story as the first woman elected as Harris County Judge and part of the next generation of history-makers in Houston/Harris County and Texas politics.

February 22, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth on Making History

On Monday, February 22, 2021, in honor of Black History Month, TDWHarris' February membership meeting will feature newly elected Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth, who will speak to us about her journey to become the first black woman elected to this office.
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Teneshia Hudspeth

January 25, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Perspectives: Texas Legislature

Join TDWHarris on Monday, January 25, 2021 for our first membership meeting of the new year and hear from newly elected Representative of Texas HD148, Penny Morales Shaw; former Representative Jessica Farrar, who served HD148 for 15 years; and Odus Evbagharu, Chief of Staff to Representative Jon Rosenthal of HD135. Learn about the Texas Legislature from the people who are a part of it.
We will also introduce the 2021 Executive Board and discuss our plans for this new year. Hope to see all of you there!