What's happening in Texas

Lindsay Siler, BarackObama.com
2013-06-27 17:16:52
Friend -- Tuesday night was something special. All across the country, hundreds of thousands of people were loudly standing up with Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who spoke for 11 hours to filibuster a dangerous bill that would have closed dozens of health clinics that provide services to women across the state. It was a rare -- and if the other side has their way, temporary -- victory in that fight. Texas Governor Rick Perry has already scheduled a special legislative session so they can bring it up again next week. Here's OFA's message for them: We're still standing with Wendy, and we're not backing down. If you're standing up for women in Texas and across the country, it's your turn to say it -- add your name today: my.barackobama.com/Stand-Up-For-Women This isn't just a symbolic show of support. This is about keeping the spotlight on what these legislators are trying to do in Texas, and starting to shine that light on some of the equally disturbing attacks on women that are making their way through state legislatures across the country. Because of one powerful woman's voice -- and the thousands of people who had her back -- it didn't go Governor Perry's way on Tuesday night. He called it a "breakdown of decorum and decency" -- and what he's describing was the women of Texas, who literally had to scream to be heard to defend their rights from being stripped away by extremists. OFA's fearless Texas State Coordinator Lauren Coffee has been on the ground with our organizers, working with our allies, and making damn sure that this fight isn't over. Governor Perry and these extreme Texas legislators might eventually force their bill through. But even they know that what happened on Tuesday was just the start. Across the country, hundreds of thousands of people tuned in to witness the ugly efforts to strip women's rights away. No matter where these extreme measures pop up, OFA is going to be there, fighting for women. Stand with the women of Texas right now -- and join this fight today: my.barackobama.com/Stand-Up-For-Women Thanks -- more soon, Lindsay Lindsay Siler National Director of Issue Campaigns Organizing for Action
Organizing for Action
Friend --

Tuesday night was something special.

All across the country, hundreds of thousands of people were loudly standing up with Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who spoke for 11 hours to filibuster a dangerous bill that would have closed dozens of health clinics that provide services to women across the state.

It was a rare -- and if the other side has their way, temporary -- victory in that fight. Texas Governor Rick Perry has already scheduled a special legislative session so they can bring it up again next week.

Here's OFA's message for them: We're still standing with Wendy, and we're not backing down.

If you're standing up for women in Texas and across the country, it's your turn to say it -- add your name today.

This isn't just a symbolic show of support.

This is about keeping the spotlight on what these legislators are trying to do in Texas, and starting to shine that light on some of the equally disturbing attacks on women that are making their way through state legislatures across the country.

Because of one powerful woman's voice -- and the thousands of people who had her back -- it didn't go Governor Perry's way on Tuesday night. He called it a "breakdown of decorum and decency" -- and what he's describing was the women of Texas, who literally had to scream to be heard to defend their rights from being stripped away by extremists.

OFA's fearless Texas State Coordinator Lauren Coffee has been on the ground with our organizers, working with our allies, and making damn sure that this fight isn't over.

Governor Perry and these extreme Texas legislators might eventually force their bill through. But even they know that what happened on Tuesday was just the start.

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of people tuned in to witness the ugly efforts to strip women's rights away.

No matter where these extreme measures pop up, OFA is going to be there, fighting for women.

Stand with the women of Texas right now -- and join this fight today:

http://my.barackobama.com/Stand-Up-For-Women

Thanks -- more soon,

Lindsay

Lindsay Siler
National Director of Issue Campaigns
Organizing for Action

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