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