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Legislative Days

Want to learn more about your local representatives? Wondering how you can make a difference in government?

Join us in March for workshops with Congresswoman Ina Minjarez and a presentation on economic security.



Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

Deadline: March 1st at Midnight




Event Schedule

Sunday, March 5th: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Location: Courtyard & Residence Inn 
By Marriott Austin Downtown | Convention Center
300 E. 4th Street | Austin, TX 7870 || (512) 236-8008
(Parking available at Hotel)

10:30AM: Meet in Hotel Lobby

11:00AM – 12:00PM: Brunch (Choose Location)

1:00PM – 5:30PM: Optional Afternoon Events

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Avenue Austin 78701
Hours – Noon – 5 PM
Admission – Free


Texas State Capitol Building
Visitor’s Center 112 East 11th Street Austin 78701
Hours – 9 am – 8 pm – Self Guided Tours
Noon – 3 pm – Guided Tours start every 30 min
Admission – Free

6:00PM: Meet in Hotel Lobby
Dinner with the group (Choose Location)



Monday, March 6th: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM


Courtyard & Residence Inn 
By Marriott Austin Downtown | Convention Center
300 E. 4th Street | Austin, TX 7870 || (512) 236-8008
(Parking available at Hotel)


Texas State Capitol Building
1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Agriculture Museum – First Floor – West Lobby Area
(Parking info http://www.tspb.texas.gov/plan/parking/parking.html)

*Please plan to arrive early and allow time for rush hour traffic!

Hotel – Guadalupe Room

8:30AM -9:15AM: How Does a Concern Become a Bill?
with Eva De Luna Castro

9:15AM -9:30AM: Break

9:30AM – 11:15AM: Women’s Economic Policy with the Center for American Progress. Kate Bahn, Economist

9:30AM -11:30AM: Break

11:30AM – 12:30PM: Lunch and Communicating With Confidence Preview with – Marti Cason

12:30PM – 1:00PM: Walk or Carpool to Texas State Capitol

1:00PM – 4:00PM: Legislative Update with Ina Minjarez, Texas House Representative District 124

Additional Representatives will be available for questions and discussion



Courtyard & Residence Inn 

By Marriott Austin Downtown | Convention Center

300 E. 4th Street | Austin, TX 78701 | (512) 236-8008

  • Room Cost: $199* per night for a King Bed
  • Parking: Valet Overnight – $35* 
  • Self-Parking Overnight – $29*

*plus applicable tax

Reserve HERE by Saturday, February 11th!





Ina M. Minjarez  – Texas State Representative District 124

 Ina was born and raised in El Paso, Texas by two hardworking parents with deep roots in social justice. From an early age, Ina and her sister were taught that hard work and education would kick open the doors of opportunity. She was awarded several academic scholarships to attend the University of Notre Dame, where Ina wrote about social justice issues and traveled to serve the underprivileged and the oppressed. She picked crops with migrant workers and interned in the office of an El Paso attorney who helped migrants and refugees file for legal residency.

After graduation, Ina attended St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio. During her studies, Ina interned with the Bexar County Criminal District Court Administration. Ina has had a successful career prosecuting defendants charged with crimes against children. Later, Ina opened her private practice, and represented children who were victims of abuse and neglect in Child Protective Service cases. Ina has also represented workers in employment law disputes and on-the-job injuries.


Eva DeLuna Castro – Program Director at Center for Public Priority Policy

Eva DeLuna Castro joined the Center in 1998 and focuses on state budget issues. Before coming to the Center, she was an Analyst for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, researching various policy issues related to state revenue and spending. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1988 and a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin in 1997


Kate Bahn – Economist at Center for American Progress

Kate Bahn is an Economist at American Progress. Her work has focused on labor markets, retirement, the role of gender in the economy, inequality, and teacher labor markets.

In addition to her work on the Economic Policy team, Bahn has written about gender and economics for a variety of publications, including The Nation, The Guardian, Salon, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She also serves as chair of the communications committee for the International Association for Feminist Economics and as moderator of the organization’s blog, “Feminist economics posts.”

Bahn received both her doctorate and master of science in economics from The New School for Social Research, where she also worked as a researcher for the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis.




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