Say thank you to Sen. Wendy Davis

The email below is from Valerie Gleason, a CREDO activist in Austin, TX. Valerie started a petition on org.credoaction.com, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change.

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Thank Texas Senator Wendy Davis for standing up for women everywhere

Dear 5849376,

I started my own campaign on CREDO's new site that allows activists to start their own petitions.

My petition, which is to Texas Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), says the following:

Senator Davis, your fearless 12-hour filibuster to stop an outrageous, extreme anti-choice bill is an inspiration to us all. Thank you for standing up for women and the people who love them in Texas and everywhere.

On Sunday, Texas Republicans tried to ram through one of the most extreme abortion bans in the U.S., ignoring the opposition of the vast majority of Texans, and the more than 600 people who united in the state capitol to stop the bill. Anti-abortion legislators hoped to slip the legislation through under the radar in the middle of the night, assuming that Texas women wouldn't notice this egregious overreach.

But Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat from Fort Worth, didn't just speak out loudly against the absurd bill--she commanded the floor for nearly 12 hours, bound by strict rules that prevented her from eating, drinking, or even using the bathroom without giving up her microphone.

As a result of her heroic determination, she ran down the clock on the special session and ensured the bill was tabled, and brought national attention to the issue.

We know that extremists across the country aren't ready to stop their efforts to interfere in the personal medical decisions of women throughout this country. But with champions like Senator Davis on our side, we can show right-wing extremists that we're prepared to fight their outrageous attempts to limit abortion.

We need more heroes like Senator Davis. And when legislators like her stand up to extremism, they need to know we have their backs.

Click here to learn more and add your name to my petition to Texas Senator Wendy Davis, to tell her thanks for standing up for women everywhere with her heroic filibuster.

Thank you for your support.

Valerie Gleason

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