If there was any doubt that President Obama and his allies do not stand for the rule of law, this email should dispel it. Organizing for Action sent the following email out today to its Texas list.
Tuesday night was something special.
All across the country, hundreds of thousands of people were loudly standing up with Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who spoke for 11 hours to filibuster a dangerous bill that would have closed dozens of health clinics that provide services to women across the state.
It was a rare — and if the other side has their way, temporary — victory in that fight. Texas Governor Rick Perry has already scheduled a special legislative session so they can bring it up again next week.
Here’s OFA’s message for them: We’re still standing with Wendy, and we’re not backing down.
As a Texan, this fight is in your own backyard — it’s about the health and rights of your friends and neighbors.
Stand up for the women in your life and add your name today.
This isn’t just a symbolic show of support.
This is about keeping the spotlight on what these legislators are trying to do in Texas, and starting to shine that light on some of the equally disturbing attacks on women that are making their way through state legislatures across the country.
Because of one powerful woman’s voice — and the thousands of people who had her back — it didn’t go Governor Perry’s way on Tuesday night. He called it a “breakdown of decorum and decency” — and what he’s describing was the women of Texas, who literally had to scream to be heard to defend their rights from being stripped away by extremists.
OFA’s fearless Texas State Coordinator Lauren Coffee has been on the ground with our organizers, working with our allies, and making damn sure that this fight isn’t over.
Governor Perry and these extreme Texas legislators might eventually force their bill through. But even they know that what happened on Tuesday was just the start.
Across the country, hundreds of thousands of people tuned in to witness the ugly efforts to strip women’s rights away.
No matter where these extreme measures pop up, OFA is going to be there, fighting for women.
Stand with the women of your state right now — and join this fight today:
Thanks — more soon,
National Director of Issue Campaigns
Organizing for Action
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Women like Abby Johnson, who left Planned Parenthood and have strongly criticized its practices, could have been reached for comment by the Obama campaign, but were not.
BarackObama.com is run by Organizing for Action, which is an IRS-approved tax-exempt 501(c)(4) organization. In this email, OFA explicitly supports both state Sen. Wendy Davis and President Barack Obama, despite the fact that 501(c)(4) organizations are not allowed to support specific political candidates.