Welcome to Pantsuit Republic
Who We Are
Pantsuit Republic Texas emerged as a Texas-specific offshoot of the Facebook group, “Pantsuit Nation,” in response to the 2016 Presidential election but has become an entirely separate organizational entity with its own leadership and goals. As a non-partisan political organization, Pantsuit Republic Texas is committed to:
- Supporting the diverse voices of our membership across the state
- Promoting progressive policies, with a specific focus on Womens’ Issues across the policy spectrum.
Our membership is comprised of those from all political leanings: Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and Libertarians; however, we have chosen to retain the word ‘Pantsuit’ in our name as a representation of our commitment to feminism and the strength of women who are #strongertogether.
Where We Stand
Women’s rights are human rights. The right of individuals to govern their own bodies, free from abuse by others or coercive interventions by the government, is fundamental to the security and freedoms of a democratically governed people. When this right is eroded by failure to advocate justly for victims of sexual assault or by limiting access to safe and expedient reproductive healthcare options, women disproportionately bear the consequences. This is especially true for women of economically disadvantaged backgrounds and contributes to a cycle of economic deprivation in these communities. The Pantsuit Republic supports action to preserve a woman’s sovereignty over her own body.
The health of a nation is directly related to the health of its people. In recent years, Texas has ranked the lowest among all states in the Union for healthcare access and affordability and second to last in preventative treatment. The shortage in healthcare coverage acutely befalls impoverished communities and those living on fixed incomes. Failure to expand access to quality care now, especially for preventative medicine, inevitably bears burdens on future state healthcare spending and impinges on the well-being, productivity and self-sufficiency of Texans. The Pantsuit Republic supports legislation to improve statewide access to affordable, quality healthcare.
Authentic democracy rests on the principle of equality of all people. Texas is among the most diverse states in the nation, but many forms of inequality persist in our state, in overt and subtle ways. This is reflected in discriminatory applications of law, unequal educational and economic opportunities, and systemic negligence or deliberate harm towards marginalized individuals and communities. The Pantsuit Republic supports legislative action to correct these systematic irregularities to promote justice for all.
The rule of law must preserve civil rights and liberties to sustain an enduring democracy. Codified protections and just practices in an open democracy are indispensable tools against arbitrary governance and the usury or suppression of vulnerable populations. To be meaningful, policies of government intended to uphold our rights and liberties against these harms require persistent monitoring and reform. The Pantsuit Republic supports legislation that promotes protections of marginalized people and equitable applications of the law. We denounce any obstruction of the democratic process or individual freedoms afforded by the Constitution.