How To Help Texas Women Fight Restrictive Abortion Bill #HB60 Today

Show your support for Texas women today.

ACTION ALERT!!!! IF YOU CAN NOT GET TO AUSTIN TOMORROW YOU CAN STILL BE A PART OF THE TEXAS CITIZENS FILIBUSTER MOVEMENT!!!!! WE MUST FLOOD THE PHONE LINES, E-MAIL INBOXES, FB PAGES, AND TWITTER. PLEASE HELP!! WE NEED EVERYONE WORKING ON THIS TOMORROW!!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!! ~STACEY

STEP 1:

Speaker Joe Straus: he is the leader of the House of Representatives, and oversees many of the actions of the House. We need to let him know we do not approve ANY of these anti-choice bills, and that if they decide not to play by the rules like the Senate, they will continue to hear from us.
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=121

STEP 2:
2. Call the Reps who didn’t vote on SB 5, HB 60, and HB 16. Let them know that they need to make it up on Sunday and that they need to stand with us. We’ll remember that they dodged that vote. The Democrats on the House State Affairs Committee who didn’t vote include Giddings, Olivera, Turner, and Menendez.
http://www.house.state.tx.us/committees/committee/?committee=450&session=83

STEP 3:
3. Call your own State Rep! Call your Senator too. Encourage them no matter what that they need to vote against HB 60, HB 16, and SB 5.
http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

SCRIPT:
“Hello, I wanted to express my concern due to the Texas Legislature taking up dangerous measures to decrease access to health care in our state. I wanted to express my displeasure to hear that Chairman Byron Cook cut off public testimony while hundreds were still waiting to speak during the state affairs committee hearing on?#hb60. Many Texans had traveled from across the state and waited nearly 10 hours for the chance to testify against the bill.

Other legislators have said its unprecedented to cut off public testimony in this manner and that they had never seen anything like what happened last night in terms of citizen turnout to a committee hearing. To stifle that public participation is a sad day for Texas democracy. The Texas Senate already went to extreme measures to force these bills on a public that does not want them. I hope you will stand with Texas women, respect the democratic process, and vote against any measure that restricts access to health care.”

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Tiffany Willis Clark is a fifth-generation Texan and the founder and editor-in-chief of Liberal America and AmReading.com. An unapologetic member of the Christian Left, she had a long and successful career actively working with at-risk youth, people struggling with poverty and unemployment, and disadvantaged and oppressed populations. She’s passionate about their struggles. In 2011, she made the decision to pursue her dreams and become a full-time writer. Connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, and like her Facebook page.