The new leftwing media darling is Wendy Davis
She’s the Texas State Senator from District 10. To hear the media tell the tale she is boldly protecting women at great personal risk. [For what it’s worth, it appears she only risks the danger of being adored by leftwing media. How bold!]
What she is NOT doing is representing the people that elected her
Polls say the vast majority of Texans do NOT favor keeping abortion as an option after 20 weeks. And I’ll be darned if I can figure out how it helps women to keep the safety standards of the abortion clinics low, but she’s fighting for that too.
If she was fighting for women (instead of enough media attention to run for governor) she’d be happy to see this bill pass.
Hail Satan? Paid “supporters”? Are those guys for real?
Her supporters, which based on their Craigslist ad includes paid protesters… actually tried to drown out people that showed up in Austin to support the bill (SB1) with chants of “Hail Satan!” Now I can’t speak for everyone, but I’d say that kinda makes the choice of which side I fall on pretty easy. Usually they don’t self-identify that obviously.
Her Opponent: Mark Skinner
There are several that hope to run against Wendy. My bets are on Mark Skinner. I’ve known him a long enough time to say that he embodies the views of Tarrant County residents a LOT more than Wendy and the “Hail Satan” crew.
How can we affect this election?
Everyone has an opinion on this one, especially since the Hail Satan crew made the battle lines obvious, but it isn’t always obvious what individuals can do to help.
Make your voice heard: Using Social Media to spread the word
A decade ago, Social media was virtually non-existent. Today, it is a critical part of any campaign. Even if you cannot physically attend rallies or walk streets for a candidate, you can…
- LIKE his Facebook page
- FOLLOW himon Twitter
- Interact on his campaign website
- Share his Tweets, blogs, FaceBook posts with those on your friends lists
- Encourage people to visit his website. Share the link on Facebook or Twitter.
- Share his info on other social media you’re involved with… Blogs, Google Plus, forums, newsletters, etc.
MARK’s CAMPAIGN SOCIAL MEDIA
- Twitter Handle:
- Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/MarkSkinnerForResponsibleGovernment
- Campaign Website (includes blog) – http://texansformarkskinner.com
Do more than HOPE we get representation. There will be opportunities later to donate $, volunteer time, etc, but the items on this list you can do NOW and on an ongoing basis.
And yes, they DO make a difference.
I ask that you share this post in any of the ways mentioned above to help get the word out.
You can make a difference. Please… DO. :-)