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As Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis begins the final two hours of her epic 13-hr filibuster of Senate Bill 5—the GOP's anti-woman, anti-abortion omnibus bill (see my early morning post for more background)—you can donate to her campaign using the Donate button here:

Here's the Texas Senate Livestream of Sen. Davis's filibuster:

Please Stand With Texas Women and #StandWithWendy until the special session ends at midnight (CT) as Sen. Davis continues her filibuster of SB 5.

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What you can do today to Stand With Texas Women

Go to the capitol: #SB5 Action Alert: Come Early, Stay Late, Wear Orange: Katherine Haenschen offers excellent advice for those who are able to travel to Austin.

Call your TX legislator's office: If you're a Texan, call your legislator to politely yet firmly register your opposition to SB 5. I've heard that they will feel as though they're being bombarded if they receive just 15 calls. We can do better than that. Be sure to thank our Democratic legislators for their efforts as well.

Change your profile pic: Haenschen also provides a link to the orange Stand With Texas Women pic so that you can show your support of us today. And wear orange, regardless of whether you're going to Austin.

Share on social media: Y'all know what to do. Please use #sb5, #txlege, and #StandWithWendy.

Get Active:

And join me and the other Battleground Texas Summer Fellows as we register Texans to vote.

Additional Background

Hundreds of Texans Block Odious Anti-Abortion Bill with "People's Filibuster" by ericlewis0

“People’s Filibuster” Stops Vote on Anti-Abortion Bill in Texas House

Representative Jessica Farrar: "The Majority Cannot Ignore the Rest of Texans" by Katherine Haenschen, BOR

Texas Republican finds cure for rape! by Barbara Morrill

Storify: Texas Republicans Continue War On Women, Texans Fight Back by Joe Deshotel, BOR

GOP abortion bills mandate medical malpractice by Jon Perr

Dems Approach Abortion Victory as Special Session Wanes by Texas Tribune

Wendy's Last Stand by PDiddie

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Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 12:50 AM PT: SB 5 is dead.

Originally posted to nomandates on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 08:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Houston Area Kossacks, TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans, Abortion, and Pro Choice.

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