Monthly Archives: June 2013

Victory on #SB5 and What Comes Next

(See update at the end of this post for news about 2nd special session calls to action.) The past few months have been amazing—the initial stirrings of the Texas Spring. But you know how, so often, you get that unseasonal … Continue reading

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Blame Rick Perry

See update at the end of this post. It is rare in life that the blame can be squarely, unequivocally, and absolutely placed on the shoulders of one person. If you look at just last night in the Texas Senate, … Continue reading

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Five Donations You Can Make to Support Reproductive Justice in Texas

Only one person can filibuster, and we’re really lucky that Senator Wendy Davis was willing to take up that challenge. Distressingly, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and their ilk aren’t likely to let one filibuster stop them from … Continue reading

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Five Great Facts About Senator Wendy Davis

It appears that Wendy Davis will, shortly, take up the time-honored tradition of the filibuster in defense of the right to choose abortion. Here are some reasons you know Texas Senator Wendy Davis is the person you want to pick … Continue reading

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The Woodland Park Massacre

Update 6/12 @ 9:15 a.m. Just got a call from a staff member in Councilman Gonzalez’s office, and he is on it. This staffer has personally worked with Friends of Woodland Park, cleaning and clearing, so rest assured, their office will … Continue reading

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Trivializing Violence

When we think of violence perpetrated in intimate or familial relationships—we call it domestic violence—we generally think of husbands or boyfriends beating wives or girlfriends. That can make it hard, both for victims of violence and those of us witnessing or … Continue reading

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