Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Shooting Near Lamar High School

Lizzie Fletcher released the following statement after today’s tragedy at Lamar High School. READ MORE

Posted by on November 13, 2018

Lizzie Fletcher Released The Following Statement On Her Victory In The 7th District

Lizzie Fletcher issued the following statement tonight on her victory in the 7th District. READ MORE

Posted by on November 06, 2018

Lizzie Fletcher Releases New Ad Responding to Unfounded Attacks and Calling for Change

Lizzie Fletcher released her fifth ad of the general election today. Titled “Change That,” the ad is a response to John Culberson’s ads that grossly misrepresent Fletcher’s stances on issues, including health care and immigration, and that demonstrate the kind of partisanship that needs to change in Washington. READ MORE

Posted by on October 19, 2018

New Ad Slams John Culberson’s Record of Prioritizing His Pet Projects Over Houston’s Flooding Needs

Lizzie Fletcher today released her fourth ad of the general election titled “My House.” The ad focuses on John Culberson’s nearly two-decade tenure in Congress highlighting his failure to protect Houston families that have faced repeated flooding and proactively fund flooding infrastructure projects, while instead pushing increased funding for projects that are of interest to him. READ MORE

Posted by on October 12, 2018

Houston Chronicle Endorses Lizzie Pannill Fletcher in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

Today the Houston Chronicle endorsed Lizzie Pannill Fletcher for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. The Chronicle highlighted Fletcher’s independence and dedication to the district stating: “Rarely do we meet a first-time candidate so well prepared, so knowledgeable about the job, so right for the district.” The Chronicle praised Fletcher’s common-sense proposals on health care, immigration, and community safety. The editorial concluded by stating: “Houston is changing. Voters need a representative who can keep up. We thank [John] Culberson for his service in the weeks after Harvey, but now it is time for someone new—Lizzie Pannill Fletcher.” READ MORE

Posted by on October 07, 2018

Lizzie Fletcher Releases Ad Calling on John Culberson to Answer for Skyrocketing Drug Prices

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, today released her third ad of the general election focused on lowering prescription drug prices. The ad calls out John Culberson’s record of inaction on the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs that have impacted people across our community. READ MORE

Posted by on October 05, 2018

The Violence Against Women Act is Set To Expire on Sept. 30, But John Culberson Won’t Act

Lizzie Fletcher today called on Congressman John Culberson to reverse his long history of jeopardizing the safety and security of women by signing onto the long-term reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) sponsored by Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. READ MORE

Posted by on September 27, 2018

Lizzie Fletcher Announces Endorsement from Communications Workers of America – District 6

“I am proud to earn the support of CWA," Fletcher said. "Here in our community, and across the country, CWA and other labor organizations have fought for protections that benefit all Americans. The right to organize and to advocate are central to our democracy. I look forward to working together with CWA to ensure that those rights are protected and that working men and women in our community have the representation they deserve in Congress.” READ MORE

Posted by on September 25, 2018

Another Day, Another Republican Covering Up His Health Care Record

But Culberson voted against final passage of Medicare Part D, saying opposed it because it barred price negotiations on prescription drugs, but then in 2007, he voted against a bill to implement price negotiations for Medicare Part D. He has voted at least five times for Republican budgets that would gut Medicare and voted repeatedly reopen the Medicare Part D “Donut Hole” by voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act. During his nearly two decades in Congress, Culberson has amassed a record for of opposition to Medicare and to efforts to ensure affordable health care for all Americans. READ MORE

Posted by on September 21, 2018

“Wrecking Ball” Hits John Culberson on Dangerous Health Care Record

“Wrecking Ball” compares Fletcher’s willingness to work across the aisle with Culberson’s partisan record on health care—including his vote in support of the American Health Care Act, the GOP bill that would have allowed insurance companies to charge five times more for coverage for people age 50 and over and discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. READ MORE

Posted by on September 19, 2018

Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Announces Endorsement from Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker

“I am honored to have the support of former Mayor Annise Parker,” Fletcher said. “Mayor Parker has dedicated her life to service in this community—from the GLBT Political Caucus to the Controller's office to Council chambers. She has championed issues that are important here, from keeping us safe, to budgeting responsibly, to ensuring equality members of this community. I am honored that she considers me the partner Houston needs now in Congress.” READ MORE

Posted by on September 17, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Announces Endorsement from the Black Economic Alliance

Democratic candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher announced her endorsement today from the Black Economic Alliance, a coalition that “aims to drive economic progress and prosperity in the Black community with a specific focus on work, wages, and wealth.” READ MORE

Posted by on September 10, 2018

Lizzie Fletcher, Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, Launches First Broadcast Buy for the General Election

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic candidate for Congress Texas’ 7th Congressional District, today released her first television ad of the general election. READ MORE

Posted by on September 05, 2018

Fletcher: “Culberson Has Been on Notice of Flooding Risks Since Tropical Storm Allison”

Culberson took office just five months before Tropical Storm Allison, the country’s 15th most expensive storm, devastated the Houston area. “John Culberson has been on notice about flooding risks since Tropical Storm Allison, but instead of partnering with local agencies and advocating for our needs, he has prioritized partisan politics,” Fletcher said. READ MORE

Posted by on August 24, 2018

Lizzie Fletcher, Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, Releases Vision For Moving Us Forward

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic candidate for Congress, today released her vision for Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Moving Us Forward lays out the policy priorities that Fletcher will focus on moving into the final months of this general election campaign. READ MORE

Posted by on August 16, 2018

Vice President Biden: I am Proud to Endorse Lizzie Fletcher for Congress

“Lizzie Fletcher has spent her life improving the lives of people across her community. In Congress, she will put partisan politics aside and be the advocate for working families that her district needs in Washington," said Vice President Biden. "I am proud to endorse Lizzie Fletcher for Congress." READ MORE

Posted by on August 14, 2018

Fletcher: Culberson Must Explain His Stock Purchases Connected to Federal Insider Trading Indictment

“Today’s indictment raises serious questions. Congressman Culberson must explain why he, along with a small group of Republican lawmakers, bought stock in an obscure Australian biopharmaceutical company that is at the center of an insider trading scandal. If Congressman Culberson used his position of power, along with access to material nonpublic information, in an effort to benefit himself personally then Congressman Culberson will have confirmed he is exactly what is wrong with Washington.” READ MORE

Posted by on August 08, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th District, Announces Endorsement from New Democrat Coalition

Democratic candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher announced her endorsement today from New Democrat Coalition, a group of “forward-thinking, pro-growth lawmakers committed to seeking pragmatic solutions that will foster economic prosperity and keep America more secure.” READ MORE

Posted by on July 16, 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Raises More Than $1 Million in Q2

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, announced that she raised more than $1 million in the second fundraising quarter of 2018, entering July with nearly $800,000 cash on hand. Over the second quarter of 2018, more than 75% of Lizzie’s funds came from within Texas, with more than 68% coming from Houston-area residents. This quarter also brings Lizzie to more than $2 million raised since she entered the race. READ MORE

Posted by on July 05, 2018

John Culberson Must Answer For Expected Spikes in Texas Health Insurance Rates

For nearly two decades in Washington, Congressman Culberson has consistently put Washington politics ahead of everyday Texans’ best interests. His support of a Washington-driven tax plan not only blew a $1.9 trillion hole in the deficit and put working families on the hook, but also recklessly kneecapped our healthcare system, raising costs for millions of families. Our community needs leaders who will stand up for us and put our best interests first, but politicians like John Culberson have failed us repeatedly. Last week’s rate increase requests are more proof that Congressman Culberson’s time in office must come to an end. READ MORE

Posted by on June 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fletcher Statement on Congress’ Most Recent Attack on Americans’ Health Care

In less than 24 hours Congressman Culberson voted to slash Medicare and CHIP funding, and President Trump’s administration announced it would no longer defend the right of people living with pre-existing conditions to purchase health insurance. In response to this repeated, Washington driven attack on Texans’ health care, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher released the following statement. READ MORE

Posted by on June 08, 2018

Lizzie Fletcher, Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, Announces Raising More Than $1.4 Million for 2018 Cycle

Democratic primary runoff candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher announced today that, between April 1- May 2, her campaign raised more than $170,000, bringing her overall fundraising total above $1.4 million for the cycle. READ MORE

Posted by on May 09, 2018

Lizzie Fletcher, Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, Releases First TV Ad of the Runoff Election

“Ready” Puts the Focus on Houston Families READ MORE

Posted by Erin Mincberg on April 24, 2018

Inside the Houston House runoff that Democrats everywhere are watching

Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967 -- the kind of race they need to win for any hope of retaking the House in the 2018 midterm. READ MORE

Posted by Eric Bradner, CNN on April 11, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th District, Announces Endorsement from Houston GLBT Caucus

Democratic primary runoff candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher announced today the endorsement of the Houston GLBT Caucus, one of Houston’s largest advocacy organizations. During the in-person endorsement meeting, Fletcher received the official recommendation of the screening committee and went on to receive the majority of votes from the general membership. READ MORE

Posted by on April 05, 2018

Fletcher surpasses $1 million in Houston’s 7th District congressional race

Houston Democratic congressional hopeful Lizzie Pannill Fletcher has raised about $1.2 million for the 2018 midterm election ahead of the May 22 runoff with Democratic rival Laura Moser, Fletcher's campaign reported Tuesday. READ MORE

Posted by Kevin Diaz, Houston Chronicle on April 03, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fletcher Raises over $500K in Q1 of 2018

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th District, Raises Over $500,000 in Q1 of 2018: Democratic primary runoff candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher released a preliminary summary of her fundraising numbers in the first quarter of the 2018 calendar year. READ MORE

Posted by on April 03, 2018

Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Announces Outpouring of Support From Local Leaders

Democratic primary runoff candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher released a comprehensive list today of local endorsements for her runoff campaign in Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Less than three weeks after the primary election, where she received a plurality of the votes, Fletcher has quickly consolidated an impressive coalition of local community leaders, solidifying her as the candidate for the Democratic nomination with significant support from local elected officials. READ MORE

Posted by on March 26, 2018

HOUSTON CHRONICLE: For the 7th Congressional District: Lizzie Pannill Fletcher

Fletcher's background is also impressive. After starting her law career at Vinson & Elkins, she joined AZA, a 50 person firm specializing in high-stakes business litigation and she became its first woman partner. She has served on the board of Planned Parenthood and she was on the front lines defending abortion providers from protesters during the 1992 Republican Convention in Houston. Like Westin, she has a firm grasp of the issues in the race. Just as important, she understands the importance of appealing to independent voters in this swing district. READ MORE

Posted by on February 09, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES: Rebelling Republican Suburbs Offer Democrats Path to House Control

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Posted by New York Times on December 18, 2017

ELITE DAILY: Women Are Running For Congress At Record Rates & These First-Time Candidates Explain Why

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Posted by Elite Daily on December 18, 2017

HOUSTON CHRONICLE: With ballots set, Texas political landscape could be reshaped in 2018

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Posted by Houston Chronicle on December 12, 2017

VICE NEWS: Here Are the House Seats Where Democrats Could Score Upsets in 2018

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Posted by VICE News on December 11, 2017

EMILY’s List Endorses Lizzie Pannill Fletcher for Congress in Texas’ 7th District

Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Lizzie Pannill Fletcher for Congress in Texas’ 7th District. Stephanie Schriock. READ MORE

Posted by EMILY's List on November 14, 2017

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