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HomeMaking Democracy Work® Dinner

The League of Women Voters of Texas
Making Democracy Work® Dinner

Friday April 19, 2024
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Park Central Area
13131 North Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75240

You're cordially invited to enjoy an evening with the League of Women Voters of Texas, supporters, allies, and other civic advocates at our annual "Making Democracy Work® Dinner," to celebrate the work of the League and community partners working toward the same goals: Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.  


The funds raised from this year's fundraising event will be used to support the League's mission throughout the upcoming year. This year's event also coincides with the League of Women Voters of Texas Convention, an event where the League comes together to discuss priority issues.

*** Ticket Sales Close on April 5th ***



2024 Keynote Speaker

Attorney Molly Duane

We're pleased to announce our 2024 Keynote Speaker, Attorney Molly Duane, Senior Staff Attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights!

It took 50 years for anti-abortion activists to overturn Roe v. Wade, the first time in our nation’s history that the Supreme Court took away a constitutional right. As a reproductive rights attorney, Molly Duane knows that it could take her whole career, if not longer, to rebuild the comprehensive right to reproductive autonomy that American women need to live full and equal lives. Ms. Duane has already been working on the front lines for a decade, but she is just getting started.

Molly Duane is a graduate of Princeton University, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is currently a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where, for the last 8 years, she has been litigating abortion rights cases in federal and state court. She has worked on cases across the country including in North Dakota, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Florida. Her work has focused most on Texas, where she has challenged multiple burdensome abortion regulations as well as S.B. 8, the law that effectively banned abortion in Texas a year before Roe was overturned.

She is currently litigating several cases in Texas on behalf of women denied abortions during severe obstetrical complications seeking clarity regarding the scope of the state’s medical exception to its abortion bans. At the end of last year, she argued the Zurawski v. Texas case before the Texas Supreme Court and represented Kate Cox in seeking court approval to receive a medically necessary abortion.

The League believes that public policy in a pluralistic society must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices. Issues around reproductive rights mobilize voters (especially young voters) like few other issues. You can empower voters and defend democracy by attending and supporting our annual Making Democracy Work® dinner on April 19, 2024 at the Embassy Suites Dallas Park Central.


2024 Honorees

The League wishes to honor the organizations and individuals below for their impact in the community.



The Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights is a global human rights organization of lawyers and advocates who ensure reproductive rights are protected in law as fundamental human rights for the dignity, equality, health, and well-being of every person.

Texas Library Association

The Texas Library Association (TLA) is the largest state library association in the U.S. It’s 6,000+ members represent all library types: academic, public, school and special.



A Special Thank You To Our 2024 Sponsors

Title Sponsor:

Wally Vog and Lynda Rife

Minnie Fisher Cunningham Sponsors:

Janet Mattern and Ruthann Geer
League of Women Voters of Dallas

Barbara Jordan Sponsors:

Elaine Wiant
Joyce LeBombard
LWV Collin County & Friends

Oveta Culp Hobby Sponsors:

Charlotte McKenzie and Elisabeth MacNamara
Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership, Center for Women in Government 
LWV of South Central Texas
Meg Scott-Johnson
Methodist Healthcare Ministries

Eva Carillo de Garcia Sponsors

Senator Nathan Johnson
Julie and Michael Lowenberg 
Dorothy Marchand