GAMDW grew out of the vision of a small group of local activists who worked hard to elect John Kerry as President of the United States. Though the 2004 election was lost there was considerable interest in keeping the momentum going. How could we harness all that energy and effort for subsequent elections?
Our answer was to create an organization that would raise the visibility of Democrats in the Arlington/Mansfield area of Tarrant County, Texas. We drew upon our personal networks and by April, 2005 we had our first major gathering. Our numbers grew and by July, 2005 we were officially accepted as a chapter of the statewide Texas Democratic Women and as a Texas Political Action Committee (PAC).
We believe in the values and principles of the Democratic Party and recognize the urgent need for change in our county, our state and our country.