Moments ago, Twitter was abuzz today as @scATX said that the game is on again to fight for Texas women’s healthcare regarding abortions, and the name of the legislation has been reassigned for this new round. Changing from #SB5 to #HB2 (2013), the public can directly follow events regarding this attempt at a similar law.
The lauded and celebrated Democratic @WendyDavisTexas….. Mother, Lawyer and State Senator for Texas District 10, Wendy Davis ( aka “The Terrorist” in some Republican Circles) and crew have another round of Stand With Texas Women approaching.
Wendy, the State Legislator that had the world on the edge of it’s seat last week as she stood in filibuster of SB5 for 12 hours against restrictive health laws against women is gearing up for response again.
The short version of last week’s issues is that many people had their eyes open to the forcefulness of the Republican influence in Texas Legislative issues. And because of the extensive and varied versions of coverage, more people, worldwide had a direct view of what transpired in an attempt at passing a law most find inappropriately restrictive to all female residents of the state.
Ultimately, filibustering Stand With Texas Women participants would like to see the issue fall all together. The quest is, that if the question is to be put up, that it be decided by a voting public NOT by the limited group of elected officials in the Texas Legislation. Reportedly close to half or greater of the population of Texas eligible voters are FEMALES. Federal changes in voting laws since the onset of this question generate another potential sticky wicket, but most still agree that this path would suffice to quell the issue and retain rights regarding services for women’s health related to abortion clinic availability.
Today, Jessica Luther on Twitter noted that the name of the game has changed. So the hashtag she plans to post is #HB2 (obviously 2013 #texaslege and #SB9 ). Jessica Luther, with a handle @scATX is able to translate action into concise and meaningful hits on twitter, provides clear shots of events of note. Jessica Luther knows the players, and the plays. Any questions get routed quickly through others and back to public for dispersion. Luther has 7000+ followers. Jessica Luther is a resident of Austin, Texas and is a doctoral student there. http://www.theatlantic.com/jessica-luther/. Jessica Luther writes for a variety of news and educational outlets.
So, the marking of topic change was noted today as was an @DavidHDewhurst (Lieutenant Gov Of Texas) reference. @DavidHDewhurst has apparently made one or more statements implying or planning to arrest any Democratic who went on the floor last week after the @WendyDavisTexas filibuster, but plans to ignore person or persons who altered votes submitted by the elected officials in that late night/early morning session.
Also, just now noting a #Twitter scuffle on, as Dewhurst alludes also to arresting media and others.
@erinscafe, Erin Faulk suggests calling their office(s) of Governor Rick Perry and Dewhurst. Erin Faulk @erinscafe Here we go. RT @Matterless: TX Gov. Rick Perry: 512.463.1782 Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst: 512.463.0001 via @chigirl. Others still have called for one or both men to step down from these leadership jobs or their impeachment.
Texas Tribune notes perhaps Mr. Dewhurst has missed his intended audience entirely ( during filibuster AND now?) http://www.texastribune.org/2013/06/26/dewhurst-critical-failure-large-a…
Let’s watch, read, listen and see what other historic events hatch in Texas.
Remember all persons who showed in filibuster protest last time for the event were in part cared for by donations, that attended to food, water and other supports. Check the @scATX for related persons who will again coordinate donations and resources from the observing public.