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
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.
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.
“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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