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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:13 PM

Sen.Wendy Davis: What happened yesterday was a victory for the people of Texas but our

What happened yesterday was a victory for the people of Texas but our fight isn't over yet

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I am humbled and honored by the thousands and thousands of messages of support I have received from Texans and our friends around the nation. What happened yesterday was a victory for the people of Texas but our fight isn't over yet. Less than 24 hours after our filibuster, Governor Perry has once again chosen the low road of partisanship over the common good by calling a second special session. I have no doubt that our state's failed leadership will do everything they can to thwart the will of the majority of Texans and pass this harmful bill that we have worked so hard to defeat. But the voices of Texas inspired me last night, and I stand ready for another fight. I hope you will continue to stand with me.





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Reply Sen.Wendy Davis: What happened yesterday was a victory for the people of Texas but our (Original post)
cal04 Jun 2013 OP
blue neen Jun 2013 #1
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #2
cal04 Jun 2013 #3
Cha Jun 2013 #4
sheshe2 Jun 2013 #5
iandhr Jun 2013 #6
BlueCheese Jun 2013 #7
Ilsa Jun 2013 #8
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 #9
SunSeeker Jun 2013 #10

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:14 PM

1. Wendy Davis is awesome.

I wish we had someone that courageous here in Pennsylvania.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:20 PM

2. Sen. Wendy Davis has sent out a strong statement pledging to fight on...



Sen. Wendy Davis has sent out a strong statement pledging to fight on:

Statement by Sen. Wendy Davis on Announcement of Second Special Session

Misplaced priorities of legislative leaders squandered a tremendous opportunity to make much needed improvements in our transportation infrastructure and help create good jobs and bring businesses to Texas. Despite urging by responsible members of the Senate to bring up the matter of transportation, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst derailed as much as much as $1 billion per year in transportation funding by stubbornly pushing divisive, failed legislation attacking women's health care options.

If leaders are serious about using this second called special session to improve the lives of Texans by repairing and expanding our transportation networks, they will find no greater ally than me. If they intend to keep pushing their extreme personal political agenda ahead of the interests of Texas families, I will not back off of my duty to fight on their behalf.



http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/13697/rick-perry-calls-second-special-session-to-pass-extreme-abortion-restrictions


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:22 PM

3. Thank you Tx4obama

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:29 PM

4. K&R for Wendy Davis

thank you, cal!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:09 PM

5. We are here cal04~

We have your back.

Be Strong Texas~

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:17 PM

6. Wendy Wendy Wendy

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:22 PM

7. Can someone familiar with Texas politics comment on what options there are now?

Can Texas Democrats do anything to stop the bill in the next session, short of fleeing the state to prevent a quorum?

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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:39 PM

8. They probably cannot stop the bill from being

Introduced, although I think there should be a rule against reintroducing a bill that failed in one special session from being introduced on a second consecutive session.

I wonder if they'll do anything to soften the bill. I doubt it.

Some of us fear that the president of the senate will prohibit the citizens from gathering in the gallery. Dewhurst changed, broke, or bent rules this last session.

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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:53 PM

9. There isn't much that can be done in my opinion.

The abortion bills will be put on the agenda by the governor early enough that a filibuster won't hold. Even if thousands of people show up at the Capitol, the Republican leadership in both chambers have the necessary power to stifle debate and call votes.

In addition, other variations of SB 5 may be considered.

HB 16 was a stand-alone bill that simply banned abortion at or after 20 weeks post-fertilization.
HB 60 was the companion bill to SB 5 relating to abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; providing penalties.

I haven't heard of any other strategies at this point, but I'm not a lawyer.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:24 AM

10. K & R

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