WOW Dems members and guests filled the Rooftop Event Spot in Plano on Saturday, February 27, 2016 for the Power of the Purse fundraiser. Attendees were treated to a delicious made-to-order pasta lunch and had an opportunity to preview and bid on an assortment of fantastic purses, handbags, and tote bags in the silent auction.
After lunch, Regina Montoya delivered an inspirational, informative, and motivational keynote address highlighting the consequential issues facing us today, such as poverty and education, as well as the importance of this election cycle. Ms. Montoya related stories of her work with Judge Sarah Hughes to make the point that we are the ones who have to make our voices heard by running for office and supporting those who do. This is critical because “if we don’t do it, who will”? Her message of “One person can make a difference” resonated with the crowd. After the keynote, the Irma Rangel Women’s Leadership High School choir (under the direction of Arkette Baptiste) provided the afternoon’s entertainment. These young women wowed the audience with their vocal talents and received a standing ovation.
WOW Dems would like to thank Ms. Montoya, The Irma Rangel choir, our generous sponsors, the event committee and all attendees for a wonderful and profitable event which will provide support for local women candidates in this year’s elections!