What an honor and delight to have been invited to participate in a round table discussion this morning with @wendydavistexas. The issues we face as women, affect every person in this state! Thank you for your time and work to empower us all. #wendydavis#empowerment#voteblue#giddyup
She is running for Congress because it’s time Texans are fully represented in the halls of power!
When we harness our individual power and join together to speak up, we can shape the world we want to see.
6 yrs ago, she stood for 13 hrs on the Texas senate floor to fight an anti-abortion bill.
But it wasn’t about her. It was about making sure the thousands of women fighting for agency over their bodies and their lives were heard.
We were right there with her.
And just like then, this campaign isn’t about her.
It’s about giving a voice to Texans who are being ignored by leaders who prioritize a narrow partisan agenda over the wellbeing of the people they represent.
So I’m asking -- will you stand with her again?
One of my all time favorites is running for Congress! When reproductive rights are under attack, we need fighters like @wendydavistexas running for office. Join me in donating to Wendy Davis today to show Republicans that when they come for women’s rights, we come to take their seats. 🇺🇸👸🏼💪🏽 https://www.wendydavisforcongress.com
Known for a 13-hour filibuster that captured the nation’s attention, Wendy Davis is running for Congress in 2020 despite losing her 2014 bid for governor. She announced her bid with an autobiographical video, saying “even in losing, we helped shape the future.” She will face Republican incumbent Rep. Chip Roy in a central District that includes part of Austin. “She’s not your ordinary challenger,” political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus told us on today’s show. “She’s somebody who’s had a lot of experience in the realm.” 2014 📸: @ilanapl#WendyDavis#txlege#TexasStandardTime#TexasStandard#Texas
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Back in 2013, then-Texas state senator Wendy Davis (@wendydavistexas) garnered national attention for a 13-hour-long filibuster on Texas legislation that included restrictive abortion regulations. On Monday, she launched a Democratic challenge to freshman Rep. Chip Roy (R-Tex.), who has established himself as a brash and unapologetic conservative after taking office last year. “I’ve learned I’m at my best when I’m fighting for people,” Davis said in a largely biographical video announcing her candidacy. “I’m running for Congress because people’s voices are still being silenced. I’m running for our children and grandchildren, so they can live and love and fight for change themselves.” (photo by Tony Gutierrez / AP; illustration by @thelilynews)
Wendy Davis announced Monday she is challenging Pro-Life Congressman Chip Roy (TX-21). The infamous Texas “Abortion Queen” made national headlines in 2013 by standing on the floor of the Texas Senate for 13 hours defending the killing of pain-capable preborn babies. Read more at the link in our profile.
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They’re running! Some low-res pics from a June 2014 event @senroycewest hosted for @wendydavistexas, in celebration of both of their announcements for candidacy today. 💙
Sen. Davis will be running in #TX21 against Rep. Chip Roy and Sen. West will be running for #txsen against Sen. John Cornyn. Excited to see what these North Texans do next!
@wendydavistexas is running for Congress!!! TX-21 is lucky to have you! Been on your team since day one, and I’m still on your team now. Let’s get to work, Texas! ♥️🤟🏼 Swipe for baby Angelica working on her campaign for governor.
If you haven’t already read her book “Forgetting to be Afraid” READ IT. I find myself picking it up during the most difficult times in my life, it never fails to fire me up. I’m beyond excited to do my part. Let’s get Wendy Elected! #wendydavis#texas#mytexasvotes#tx21
In June 2013, I remember sitting in bed talking with friends online in awe of her efforts to stop anti-abortion laws from passing in Texas. We admired her pink sneakers, her stamina and her toughness. I wasn’t painting Sheroes at the time, I wasn’t even fully cognizant of how deep the hate of women went in this country. Her efforts were in many ways the first inclining I had to the massive scope of the problem.
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Standing in the building where I watched Wendy Davis performed a filibuster to block Senate Bill 5, a proposal to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy was inspiring and reminds why I am politically engaged.
Thankful to these three badass ladies (among many others) for fighting to protect my mother’s right, my sisters’ rights, my friends’ rights, my daughters’ rights, and my right to reproductive choice. If you’ve looked at my work, it shouldn’t surprise you that I’m liberal, and I will delete and block anyone trying to tell me that women do not deserve autonomy over their own bodies. I volunteered at Planned Parenthood when I was a teenager 23 years ago, so my mind is real made up on this. #stopthebans#ruthbaderginsburg#wendydavistexas#wendydavis#annrichards#dontmesswithtexaswomen
#SandraBullock regresa a la gran pantalla, protagonizará una película basada en hechos reales titulada #LetHerSpeak 🗣. Será la encargada de interpretar a #WendyDavis , la senadora que intentó bloquear la aprobación de una ley sobre el aborto, por un discurso de larga duración, o técnica llamada filibusterismo. El proyecto por ahora no tiene director. Pronto también veremos a la actriz en #Oceans8 y #BirdBox '.
Five years ago today, then-state senator Wendy Davis (D-TX) prevented the Texas State Senate from passing anti-abortion bill SB5 after an epic 13-hour filibuster. Wearing pink sneakers, Davis held the floor to prevent the vote on what would be the strictest abortion laws in the country. All around her, in the Senate's upstairs gallery, inside the Capitol, not to mention across social media, opponents of the bill voiced their support of the senator and chaos reigned. Though the bill ultimately passed in a second session, the filibuster played a huge role in delaying the passage. Tap our link in bio to relive the biggest, ball-busting moments of the day.
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Wendy Davis lost her challenge to Texas Governor Greg Abbott in 2014, but she might not yet be done running for office. During her appearance on the National Podcast of Texas, Davis told Andy Langer she is considering a run against Senator John Cornyn in 2020 if Rep. Joaquín Castro does not seek the seat. Listen to the conversation about the state of Texas politics, the upcoming Sandra Bullock film based on her 2013 filibuster, and more at the link in our bio or wherever you listen to podcasts. If you’re enjoying the show, be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! 📷: Alison Narro