Is Texas Good For Women? A Recap of the Texas Tribune Festival Panel

Photo: Houston Chronicle Two of Texas’ prominent female politicians crossed the aisle to promote discourse about the impact of state policy on women. Wendy Davis, a Democrat and member of the Texas Senate, renowned for her 11-hour filibuster against restrictive abortion regulations, shared that the adversity that she faced shaped her into the person she is today. She founded the initiative Deeds Not Words to “unite women and drive change.” Susan Combs, a Republican and former Texas Comptroller, learned about the importance of self-sufficiency from her upbringing on a ranch. She formed the Anywhere Woman project and Herdacity. Despite...

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