HCDP - The Blue Report

Women's History: Setting a Sight for the Stars

Dr. Sally Ride studied at Stanford University before beating out 1,000 other applicants for a spot in NASA's astronaut program. After rigorous training, Ride joined the Challenger shuttle mission on...

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Sign up for a Lobby Day

With the Texas Legislature still considering a variety of bills, your opportunity to make your voice heard with your elected representatives has never been so important.  Please consider attending at...

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Women's History: Equal Pay Act of 1963

The Equal Pay Act, signed in to law by President John F. Kennedy on June 10, 1963, was one of the first federal anti-discrimination laws that addressed wage differences based on gender. The...

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Women’s History Month: A Sort of Inquiry

This is not likely to be your ordinary list/bio of extraordinary women who have been perhaps missed by the passage of time or ignored by lesser lights with better press...

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Women's History: The Right to Vote

On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. For almost 100 years, women (and men) had been fighting to win...

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Building the Leaders of Tomorrow

We all know that the future of the Democratic Party is only as bright as its up and coming young leaders.  Well, you should rest well knowing that those leaders...

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Celebrating Women's History

1851: Sojourner Truth makes her famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech. Born a slave, Truth made it her life’s work to fight for women’s rights. She delivered her famous “Ain’t I...

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Today in Black History

FEBRUARY 29th, 1960 Student Sit-In Organizers Expelled from Alabama State University   Students at Alabama State College, a traditionally African American institution in Montgomery, Alabama, staged an anti-segregation sit-in at a...

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Today in Black History

FEBRUARY 18th, 1965 The Murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson   On the evening of February 18, 1965, a group of civil rights activists gathered at the Zion United Methodist Church in...

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Today in Black History

FEBRUARY 9th, 1960 Bombing of the home of one of the Little Rock Nine   In September 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the integration...

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