Dear Members-

Welcome to summer! Although we are all enjoying a much needed rest in parts of our daily lives, there is a lot going on in the fight for our democracy, so please do take a moment to enjoy our monthly newsletter - and don’t miss all the links!! 


June 8th - 6:00pm Our first TX Focussed Event!! Recap of the 2020 Election, 2021 TX Lege session, and prep for 2022 with Annie’s List Executive Director, Royce Brooks and Annie’s List Political Director Monica Gomez, board member Danielle Skidmore, and TX former legislative candidate Akilah Bacy.  

June 10th - 1:00pm Monthly EWA Call with Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Val Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. 

Bio and zoom link HERE. But please RSVP directly to

June 30th - 6:00pm Candidate Event with Governor Gretchen Whitmer. 
Candidate Profile - PDF Attached HERE + RSVP


Candace McAdams Pugatch grew up in Corsicana, TX. After graduating from TCU she worked for Congressman Martin Frost in Washington D.C. as well as on several congressional and presidential campaigns in the 2000, '04, and '08 cycles.  

After six years in San Francisco, where she built and led communications and marketing strategies for Emerson Collective, an organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs focused on education, immigration reform, and climate change, Candace returned to Texas and now lives in Highland Park West, with her husband and their two children.


A little different this month. We normally highlight an organization in this section each month. This month the highlight shout goes to the TX Democrats in the Legislature who pulled off the most impressive block to a voting rights bill in the country at the truly the 11th hour. We will talk about this during the TX event on June 8th. 

And for A LOT more news on what is happening across the country, please see the EWA June Insider. 


Check out the new and improving Member's Only Page! We are working to provide a more user friendly experience with direct links to important information. Your feedback is always welcome! (Reminder: The password is at the bottom of every email.)

Thinking about introducing a friend to Austin Women Invest to Elect? If so, please see our new pledge form HERE. If you wish to introduce a friend to the group through our membership committee for more information, please reach out to Kelly Dixon or Beth Falcone. 

Best WELL wishes -

Elizabeth and Laura

Executive Committee members:
Casey Chapman Ross, Beth Falcone, Karen Meyer, Karyn Scott, Kelly Dixon, Mary Anna Paul, Stacy Alexander, Hannah Temple, Laura Rose Wilson, Tanya Payne, Nan McRaven, Helen Bryan, Laura Cho, Lizza Harrison, Meena Vendal, Pooja Sethi, Amy Brown, Yael Ouzillou, Susan Blount, Laura Hernandez and Elizabeth Bray

Group and Committee Chairs:
I2E Co-Chairs 2021 - Laura Hernandez and Elizabeth Bray
Candidate Co-Chairs - Lizza Harrison (EWA) and Pooja Sethi (Texas)
Membership Co-Chairs -  Beth Falcone and Kelly Dixon
Events Co-Chairs - Amy Brown and Tanya Payne
Finance Chair - Susan Blount
Governance Chair - Laura Scanlan Cho
Communications Chair - Casey Chapman Ross