Tasting Victory! An evening of wine tasting and advocacy to benefit Add the Words.
Special Guest Speaker: Texas Rep. Mary González
Hosted by: Add the Words, Idaho, LGBT Democratic Caucus, Rep. Mat Erpelding, Rep. Ilana Rubel, Mistie Tolman, Cindy Gross
Cost: $40 (RSVP below)
Join Victory Fund endorsed Texas Representative Mary Gonzales on April 25th. Rep. González represents an area that includes east El Paso County, the fastest growing parts of the city of El Paso and the towns of Socorro, Clint, Fabens, and Tornillo.
Community Engagement is at the heart of Mary’s activism. Mary serves as:
- Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for Allgo, Texas' state-wide Queer People of Color organization.
- National President for the Latina-based, service sorority Kappa Delta Chi.
Mary has been recognized by Latino Leaders Magazine for her leadership in education, was recognized as one of ten "Next Generation Latinas" by Latina Magazine, and as one of the 10 newly-elected politicians to watch in the nation by NBC Latino.
Since serving in the Texas Legislature, Mary has been named the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus “Freshman of the Year” and a “Champion of Equality” by Equality Texas.
Mary received her Bachelor Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master's Degree from St. Edward's University. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction- Cultural Studies in Education at UT-Austin.
Previously, she has worked at the National Hispanic Institute, the University of Texas at Austin, and as the Assistant Dean for Student Multicultural Affairs at Southwestern University.
Proceeds from this fundraising event will go to help elect candidates who support Adding the Words and other important progressive values in Idaho.