Monthly Archives: August 2013

Write A Letter to Senator Davis

I’m about to sit down with one of my favorite pens and some thick, weighty stationery. I will write a letter to Senator Wendy Davis, asking her to run for governor of the great (but could be greater) state of … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping & Fixing the Lege

I appreciate Off the Kuff for signal-boosting my thoughts on sexism at the Texas legislature, and for his commentary: We Democrats need to be asking the male legislators we’ve been voting for what they have experienced in the Legislature and … Continue reading

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Fair Pay & Groceries

News broke this morning that grocery chain Kroger was one of five businesses that made time in its busy day to send Gov. Rick Perry a letter encouraging him to veto HB 950, the Texas bill sponsored by Representative Senfronia … Continue reading

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Speculation About Wendy Davis & the 2014 Elections

Update: Senator Davis, speaking at the National Press Club in D.C. today (8/5/13), stated that she will either run for her senate seat or for governor. She has ruled out lieutenant governor or any other race. According to Matt Angle, “a … Continue reading

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Changing the Culture of the Texas Legislature

Olivia Messer wrote a remarkable story for the Texas Observer about sexism in the Texas legislature. Read the whole thing. Direct quotes from her piece: What surprised me was how many women who work in the Capitol—legislators, staffers, lobbyists, other reporters—felt the … Continue reading

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