EPISODE 13 - WENDY DAVIS 2020 (ZOMG) | IS UNWANTED HAIR-SNIFFING OK? | THE TX HOUSE GETS A'S (EXCEPT STICKLAND) | NO MORE GUNS ON TOILETS PLZ
We try to maintain our cool while interviewing shero Wendy Davis about her plans for 2020, lessons learned from 2014, and how a "painfully shy" book-loving little girl grows up to become a modern feminist icon and rabble rouser. Plus, we wade into the "Creepy Uncle Joe"-infested waters and discuss intent vs impact. We also get a primer in how our Texas schools get their dollar bills and learn about HB3, the most comprehensive school funding legislation Texas has passed in decades (no thanks to Rep. Jonathan Stickland, the lone "no" vote). And so much more!
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THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Wendy Davis, founder of Deeds Not Words, former TX State Senator, former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, and total freakin' badass.
SH*T TO DO:
CALL NOW: TELL YOUR STATE SENATOR TO OPPOSE BILLS THAT WOULD ARM MORE TEACHERS AND WEAKEN SCHOOL SAFETY
New gun bills moving through the Texas legislature would expand the state's school marshal program, which allows more teachers and school employees to have hidden, loaded handguns in our children's classrooms – and with fewer safety restrictions. These bills are currently moving through the Texas legislature, and we urgently need to call our state senators to OPPOSE expanding the school marshal program in our state.
SB 244 would remove current restrictions to allow unlimited armed "marshals" (school staff) per school.
SB 406 would weaken the current responsible storage requirements for school marshals.
SB 811 would encourage schools to arm educators under the false assumption they'll be exempt for all liability and free of any legal risks.
Complete the form at the link, and Everytown for Gun Safety will give you a short written and audio script before connecting you to your Texas State Senator:
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LINKS WE MENTIONED:
Julie Oliver running for Congress in TX 25 against Roger Williams:
Sri Kulkarni running for Congress in TX 22 against Pete Olson:
The controversy over Joe Biden’s treatment of women, explained:
Joe Biden: “I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future”:
Al Franken’s resignation:
Rep. Victoria Neave vs. NDAs:
Contact the members of the House Committee on International Relations & Economic Development and ask them to support HB4478:
Where to look up Texas House members' info:
Rep. Victoria Neave’s “Lavinia Masters” Act:
Texas House approves major school finance reform package:
Great video on "recapture" as it pertains to school financing in Texas:
Rep. Jonathan Stickland, UGH:
If you want to know more about how bill babies are made, go back and listen to our episode 3 interview!
Texas anti-paid sick leave bill is “poisoned”:
Follow TX Tribune’s Alex Samuels for updates on SB15: https://twitter.com/AlexSamuelsx5
Equal Pay Day info:
How to get rid of the gender pay gap:
The Texas Tribune’s award-winning Wendy Davis filibuster 5-year retrospective mini-documentary:
“Binders full of women”:
2019 TX Anti-Abortion Bills
“Born Alive Bill”:
3 anti-abortion bills gain traction in the Texas legislature:
Sign up for Planned Parenthood Texas’s action alerts to be notified of when you can fight against bad bills in the TX lege:
Teacher at Stoneman Douglas left loaded gun in bathroom:
TX Freedom Network: Texas Rising
TX Organizing Project
Worker’s Defense Project
Move Texas/San Antonio