Then a tiny, spunky, intelligent, blonde woman named Wendy Davis pops into your life on one important day--a moment in history, and singlehandedly changes the rights and freedoms for every woman in the whole state of Texas so they have control over their own body. She speaks for 13 hours straight, without sitting or taking a single break, to her comrades in the senate. She hopes, prays, yells, argues, validates every word.
Her goal is complicated, twisted with state and religion, morals, morality and basic human rights, yet every state has the right: giving women the right to choose what happens to their own body. Abortion.
The crowds cheer and roar so much in the last minutes, it's closed down to the public. Troopers make arrests, but those roars, those live stream viewers that the senate wasn't expecting made the difference. Wendy used her tools and we backed her up with our stories. It was a moment in time to be savored, to learn from and to continue until every being has equality in every fashion. Every senator that walked out said that they truly believed if it weren't for the roars, cheers and sudden unexpected attention from the 200,000+ live viewers on YouTube, things might have turned out different. Literally by a mere 2-3 minutes.
It is this moment in time you realize there IS more you can do, say, and fight for.
Starting point: this is why it is so very important to vote and to make sure your voice is heard and tallied. Make change and give to women, children, men, and even animals rights that our US troops fight and die for every day. It is our duty to vote, our duty to make changes, and our duty make sure our children's children don't have the same battles, even if there is still a war.
It is our duty to improve as humans, progress, grow to respect everything and everyone regardless of religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual preference and so much more, and give all you can give.
Tell your stories.
Help make change.
Be a better human.
Thank you Wendy Davis.
On a end note, a Christian stated to me that it was morally wrong to abort a fetus, regardless of days, weeks, months. I simply replied with "Women who were raped. FREEDOM.". Message understood. Simple, easy, fast and it opened their eyes. This is an example of how you can make change with just a few words.
Read more: http://nation.time.com/2013/07/09/filibustering-days-over-wendy-davis-faces-a-big-decision/#ixzz2Ycok82jL