Cecile Richards

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Cecile Richards

Template:TOCnestleft Cecile Richards (born 1958)

Personal Life

Cecile Richards is the daughter of Democrat Gov. Ann Richards, the last Democrat to lead Texas (1991-1995). Richards is the wife of Kirk Adams, a fellow union organizer. She was a teenager when she worked on her first election campaign, supporting Sarah Weddington in her race for the State House. Weddington is the Austin attorney who had successfully argued the Roe v. Wade abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court.[1]

Justice for Janitors

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Turner Foundation

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From:michael@progressnowaction.org To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2008-04-29 18:29

Subject: Do you want to discuss any of these states?

Dear Board, Investors and Progressive Partner Organizations,

Great news! We are proud to announce our newest advisors below. I've also included the most recent successes in each of our state partner organizations.

Please let me know if you'd like to discuss any ProgressNow partner states: California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Washington or Wisconsin.

I'd also like your advice on any of these states: Arizona, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon or Pennsylvania.

Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.


Mike (303) 931-4547 cell

P.S. Let me know if you wish to discuss our plans around the August convention in Denver (the Pepsi Center is four blocks from our office).

P.P.S. Below is an updated list of our advisors (if you would like to be added let me know)

National Board of Directors: Wes Boyd, Martin Collier, Rob McKay, Doug Phelps, Jared Polis, Deborah Rappaport, Bill Roberts, Jeff Rusnak, Anne Summers, Ted Trimpa (Chair) and Joe Zimlich (We recently lost one of our cherished board members-- Adam Solomon-- who went out of his way to help so many of us and so many progressive causes. Our deepest condolences to his entire family. Adam's passing is a true loss and we will miss him.)

Advisors Include: Alexandra Acker, Karen Ackerman, Jennifer Ancona, Adam Bink, Kafi Blumenfield, Bill Budinger, Marc Buell, Anne Bartley, Patricia Bauman, Jeff Blum, Heather Booth, Robert Borosage, David Brock, Anna Burger, Steve Cobble, Noey Congdon, David Donnelly, Cathy Duvall, Christian Ettinger, Patricia Evert, Kirstin Falk, Ricki Feller, David Friedman, Meg Gage, Beth Ganz, Chris Gates, James Golin, Ellen Golumbek, Ken Grossinger, Jill Hanauer, Honorable Gary Hart, Jerry Hauser, Bracken Hendricks, Norton Kalishman, Craig Kaplan, Paul Lhevine, Paul Loeb, Mark Lotwis, John Luongo, Mike Lux, Awilda Marquez, Matt MacWilliams, Tony Masarro, Peter Murray, Sandy Newman, Eli Pariser, Steve Phillips, Drummond Pike, John Podesta, Michael Podhorzer, Zach Pollet, Carl Pope, Rachel Pritzker, Andrew Rasiej, Cecile Richards, Will Robinson, Robin Rorapaugh, Donald Ross, Ron Rowell, Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Laura Quinn, Marsha Scott, Steve Silberstein, David Sirota, Frank Smith, Greg Speed, Steve Shapiro, Rob Stein, John Stocks, Valerie Tarico, Betsy Taylor, Roy Temple, Lisa Turner, Michael Vachon, Phil Villers, Antha Williams, Al Yates, Jon Youngdahl, David Zwick.

ProgressNow affiliate organizations have already launched in nine states and we hope to expand to twenty-five states by 2012.

America Votes

In 2003 Richards founded progressive organization, America Votes.[2] Its website claims that it is the largest grassroots voter mobilization effort in the country, with 260 state-based partner organizations. The group lobbies for the environment, civil and human rights, abortion rights, education and labor.[3]

Texas Freedom Network

In 1995 Richards founded the Texas Freedom Network with the stated aim of

In 2009 Richards was listed on the Board of Directors for the Texas Freedom Network.[4]

Deputy Chief of Staff for Nancy Pelosi

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Planned Parenthood

Cecile Richards has been affiliated with Planned Parenthood. More to come soon

"One Million Strong" Planned parenthood Cocktail Party

Guest speaker and actress Jane Fonda, Congressman Joseph Crowley and President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards attended Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York City for the One Million Strong Cocktail Party, a fundraiser to help make this a pro-choice election year. The event was held at The Prince George Ballroom on June 2, 2008 in New York City.[5]

Midwest Academy connection

The Gala Host Committee, for the December 10, 2014 Midwest Academy Awards Ceremony included Cecile Richards — President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America .[6]

State of OUR Union

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal January 30 2018.


I'm thrilled to be speaking tonight at the State of OUR Union with all-stars like Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Rep. Judy Chu, Tarana Burke of the #MeToo movement, Cecile Richards, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner of MomsRising.org, Alicia Garza and Ai-jen Poo. #SOTU.