Category Archives: Politics

Happy 4th of July!

Stand tall, keep fighting. #Resist

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“Abandon abortion, and we abandon you.”

I’m borrowing heavily from this article by Lauren Rankin over at Dame Magazine (including the title of this post), because reading that particular piece made me realize that I can’t stay silent about this anymore. As someone who wholeheartedly¬†believed in … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day UNHAPPY Hour 4/12

What: (Un)Happy Hour Fundraiser for Austin NOW When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (Equal Pay Day) 7-9 PM Where: Kick Butt Coffee, Music & Booze 575 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78756 Join Austin NOW for an UNhappy Hour at Kick Butt … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: urge DSHS to put Texans’ health first in implementing HB2

Time to dig out the orange t-shirts! There are two opportunities to speak out for reproductive justice in Texas this week. HB2 is law now. We can’t change that. However! The Department of State Health Services is responsible for implementing … Continue reading

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Outrage of the Day: Perry vetoed equal pay bill after retailers asked

It was bad enough that Gov. Perry vetoed HB 950, the state-level Lilly Ledbetter Act. This was a really smart, relatively simple bill filed by Rep. Senfronia Thompson in the House and Sen. Wendy Davis in the Senate. It does … Continue reading

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Take action for reproductive justice in Texas – handout

Here’s the text of the handout from Thursday’s meeting, cleaned up a bit for the web. You can also download the handout as a pdf! Click here –¬†7-18-13 Action Abortion Repro J Take Action for Reproductive Justice in Texas! Educate … Continue reading

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So what’s next?

I want to thank each and every person who did their best for reproductive justice in Texas over the last few weeks. I am so proud to be part of this community and proud to fight alongside all of you. … Continue reading

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My written testimony on SB 1

Here’s the testimony I submitted yesterday. Among the many reasons I oppose HB 2/SB 1 and won’t back down, this is one of the most personal for me. I share it here because I think this issue hasn’t gotten enough … Continue reading

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SB1 Resource Post: Staying safe and reaching our goals on Monday

Monday’s Senate Committee hearing will be kind of a circus, y’all. A lot of things will be different. (Jessica Luther has the rundown on what to expect). But the biggest difference is that this time, THE ANTIS WILL BE OUT … Continue reading

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UPDATE: What you can do to support the Texas #feministarmy

EDITS: Couple of corrections made, rallies added, more images to grab, updated info on shirts, added some folks to donate to, added the Texas Tribune’s amazing new interactive map of the Capitol, added a link to the amazing activities at … Continue reading

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