Frances ‘Sissy’ Farenthold, Lodestar for Texas Liberals, Dies at 94

Frances “Sissy” Farenthold in 1997. (Courtesy of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin) By Joe Holley Washington Post In 1972 and again in 1974, an ardently liberal Texas state legislator named Frances Tarlton Farenthold ran for governor on a platform that included imposing a [...]

2021-09-27T09:02:52-04:00September 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

In Honor of Kate Millett’s 87th Birthday

September 16th would have been Kate’s 87th Birthday and while we mourn the loss of Kate’s remarkable presence on this planet, we celebrate with love and admiration, Kate’s brilliance and bravery; her profound dedication to achieving human rights for the most vulnerable among us. We remember her humor, compassion and generosity. For me, with forty years of memories, I [...]

2021-09-18T11:13:24-04:00September 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

VFA Founder Jacqui Ceballos is 96 on Sept. 8!

VFA founder Jacqui Ceballos will be celebrating her 96th birthday on September 8! If you’d like to wish Jacqui a happy birthday, please send an email to her care of VFA at We will forward all emails to her on September 8. We know Jacqui would love to hear from all of you. Thanks for caring!

2021-09-03T10:50:39-04:00September 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|
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