Take Action for Texas!

In case you haven’t heard the National news coverage yet, the Texas Legislature is currently trying to pass an extreme anti-abortion bill, SB 5, today starting at 11:00 AM Central.

SB 5 combines several abortion restrictions  into one omnibus measure including placing unnecessary burdens on abortion providers and a 20 week abortion ban with no exemption for rape . If passed, all but 5 abortion clinics in the entire state would be forced to close their doors. Over the past week, thousands of Texans have gathered in protest, shared over 15 hours of testimony, and called their State Senators letting them know how important it is for all people to have access to safe and legal abortions.

It is time to stand in solidarity with the Texas community and make sure their voices echo across the country, even after the vote is held. Here’s how you can help today:

  • Do you live in Texas? Find your State Senator using the link below and urge them to vote NO on SB 5. When you’re done, forward this email to 5 friends!
  • Don’t live in Texas? Spread the word and ask your Texas friends to make a call!
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    Find your State Senator here:

    http://bit.ly/1aKH1ie

     

    Script for Calling:

    Hi, my name is ___________ and I am a constituent of Senator _____________. Is the Senator available to speak to me?

    If no: May I leave a message? Great.

    As I mentioned, my name is _________ and I am a constituent of State Senator ________. I am calling to express my concern over SB 5. SB 5 places unnecessary restrictions on abortion providers and will essentially eliminate access to abortion for all but a few women. The personal medical decisions about whether to have an abortion should be made by an individual and their doctor, not by politicians. I’m asking State Senator ________ to please vote NO against SB 5.

     

    In addition to calling, you can also use social media to reach your legislator:

    Sample Tweets:

    #SB5 passed out of the TX House. CALL YOUR STATE SENATOR & ask them to oppose this dangerous legislation: http://bit.ly/130EHlt

    @[your State Sen. Handle] #SB5 is too extreme and dangerous for Texas. Please stand against this bill!

     
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