Did He Get My Text?
I Guess Meeting For Drinks Wouldn't Hurt
Why Did I Meet That Guy For Drinks?
*this is obviously a boxed set
Leticia van de Putte is the definition of badass: "At what point must a female senator raise her hand to be seen or heard over the male colleagues in the room?"
@ohmy no no no I'm in Chicago and basically bit all my nails off all day because of this! And was a grumpy old person at everyone celebrating in the streets last night. Solidarity!
Last night everyone in Chicago was rooting for the Blackhawks and I didn't care. Tonight I'm rooting for a representative in Texas and the rest of Chicago probably doesn't care.
anyone else spent the afternoon listening to this, weeping quietly at their desks while half-heartedly attempting to work?
@wee_ramekin I wanted to add a shout out for another awesome local politician: Ramey Ko. He's running for representative of district 50 (if y'all want to see what a truly gerrymandered district looks like: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/fyiwebdocs/PDF/house/dist50/m1.pdf).
He's been down at the capital wearing orange from the beginning and he has a solid and sometimes amusing twitter feed: @rameyko
"Seriously, @TXGOP? Blank paper representing testimony? What about the hundreds of real women u shut down last week? #SB5 #StandwithWendy"
"Can someone tell @senatorbobdeuel the definition of #mansplaining as he condescends to @WendyDavisTexas? #SB5 #TXlege #StandwithWendy"
@VDRE Yup! Personally, I am so pro choice I would perform abortions recreationally if they granted the license (ETA to help remedy the lack of providers, not because I'm a bloodthirsty monster) & yet here I sit with a baby on my lap. It's almost as if prochoice women simply respect other women & their healthcare decisions, as opposed to being anti-birth in all circumstances! WHO WOULDA THUNK IT
@elenachicago According to Wikipedia, she was the first in her family to graduate from college (and graduated first in her class!), so I can also imagine her as Future Tyra Collette, maybe?
Hell yes, lady.
Hope she is able to get through all 13 hours.
I got teary-eyed just retweeting her, so I think I will not listen, but this is bad-ass and I am impressed.