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Petition statement to be delivered to The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, and Governor Rick Perry

Stand with State Senator Wendy Davis today at the Capitol.

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Stand with State Senator Wendy Davis today at the Capitol.

To be delivered to The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, and Governor Rick Perry

Petition Statement

Sign my petition in support of Texas State Senator Wendy Davis as she takes the floor today to speak for the women and families in tiny towns and rural communities from all over the State of Texas as well as for those of us in major metropolitan areas. We are talking about the right to women’s health services. We have that right and we will remember these arbitrary tactics in 2014!
There are currently 15,984 signatures. NEW goal - We need 20,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Last night I heard Texas State Representative Jodie Laudenberg say, as she rationalized legislation that would deny victims of rape and/or incest the right to any pregnancy termination services, that Rape Kits in the emergency room will take care of the “problem”!!! When I heard that junk science I decided – we must call out this punitive legislation that has no scientific basis and is targeted at women because our Legislature thinks women should just “sit down and shut up.” Senator Wendy Davis is going to stand on floor of the Texas Senate today and filibuster this overreach by a ideological and opportunistic Governor and his band. She will be speaking until after midnight in order to block passage of this legislation. In her words,
“The partisan State leaders in Austin don’t speak for Texas women and their families – they are acting on behalf of extreme and narrow special interests.

That’s why, with your help, I am going to take the microphone on the Senate floor and turn it over to you. So give me direction and let me be your voice. Tell me, if you were speaking to the Senate, what would you say about the dangerous partisan attempts to hurt Texas women and their families?

Please stand with me and share your story. Over the next few hours and for as long as it takes, I will be your voice speaking on the Senate floor.”
Sign this petition – which we will deliver – and send Senator Wendy Davis your stories! http://wendydavisforsenate.com/standwithwendy/

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