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Texas women fight the Right

Mary Beth Rogers signs book for Linda Jann Lewis at Texas Democratic Women's Con

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Ever since George W. Bush defeated Governor Ann Richards, Republicans have dominated Texas, and according to Mary Beth Rogers, ordinary business-oriented conservatives have morphed into blustering buffoons. Rogers was keynote speaker at the Texas Democratic Women's convention in February 2016. Producer Frieda Werden excerpts her speech and interviews women Democrats from the Black and Latino and feminist spheres of action.

Featured: Mary Beth Rogers, former Ann Richards campaign manager and author of Turning Texas Blue: What It Will Take to Break the GOP Grip on America's Reddest State?; Emma Preciado, hispanic member of Texas Democratic Women from Tarrant County; Linda Jann Lewis, Black rights advocate from South Waco; Genevieve Van Cleeve, Political Director of Annie's List, which supports pro-choice women seeking political office. 

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