Weekly update 3/12/2017

March 12, 2017

Hello Pantsuit Republic!

LAST WEEK’S ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Our Political Empowerment Team rolled out the first two
    installments of our ongoing #AboutFace campaign, including a
    short educational video, “How to Win in 2018 and Beyond”.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/153806028422988/permalink
    /239954273141496/
  • This week’s C2As included continued opposition of SB 25,
    which, if passed, would make it legal for MDs to withhold vital
    information from a woman about the health and safety of her
    pregnancy. We also continue to oppose the egregious SB 6 or
    “Bathroom Bill”. Let people pee with dignity!
  • PSR Podcast Episode 8 – Non-Profit Spotlight: Grassroots
    Leadership and Undocumented Immigrant Detention and
    Deportation

CURRENT PROJECTS

Civic Engagement

  • About Face is an ambitious educational and digital fundraising
    campaign to change the face of leadership across the state of
    Texas. We will post weekly over the next 1-2 months about
    civic and voter engagement, challenges to manipulate and
    suppress democracy, and calls to action to surmount these
    challenges. Everyday we will include an opportunity to consider
    giving to our ally organizations, Mi Familia Vota or the Texas
    Organizing Project (TOP). Original post:
    https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/aboutface?source=feed_text
    Recruiting Volunteers
  • PSR is recruiting volunteers to help manage our Snapchat
    Account. Message Dona Pacem Nobis on FB if you are
    interested.
  • The Women’s Rights and Equality Team continues to work on
    our Tweetable Fact Sheet. Message Rixi Melton on FB if you
    are interested in helping with this project.
  • If you signed up to track a legislator and already submitted a
    form, you should have received an update e-mail from Rixi
    Melton. If you’ve signed up but have not submitted the form,
    please do so. This is the most important time to be checking in
    with State Senators and House Representatives about their
    upcoming calendar and town halls because they tend to
    schedule them toward the end of the legislative session.

CALLS TO ACTION

  • Email Senator Eddie Lucio to vote against SB 6. When you do,
    blind copy us at sb6accountability@pantsuitrepublic.com. All
    details are on the original post:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/153806028422988/permalink
    /243629186107338/”
  • Use this tiny url to access our vetted PSR calls to action daily.
    While we focus on statewide calls to action, we will also feature
    national calls to action coordinated with our sister
    groups/networks. https://bit.ly/2izW9c1
  • Keep an eye out for our call script in support of H.B. 2702, THE
    MOST COMPREHENSIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN
    TEXAS.

See you NEXT week!
Dona Kim Murphey
Creator of the Secret Facebook Group, Pantsuit Republic