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This is Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D), and she needs to be known and recognized right alongside Senator Wendy Davis.

She couldn’t be at the start of the senate session because her father died in a car crash last week and the funeral was the day of Davis’ filibuster. She left the funeral to lend her voice to Davis’ cause and worked her ass off to make it count. She made so many parliamentary inquiries on behalf of the filibuster that it’s now become the new slogan of the Texas rebellion. When Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the acting Senate president, attempted to skip over and ignore her inquiries time and time again and seemed to purposely skip over her in favor of the men, she had this to say: “At what point must a female senator raise her hand, or her voice, to be heard over the male colleagues in the room?”. She put the needs of herself aside in favor of her people; for the women that needed her to speak up when they couldn’t.

Let’s add Leticia Van de Putte to the list of important names to know.

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Wonder-Shirts now featured on Fab.
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Flaunt your post-Edwardian infatuation with this Downton Abbey collection from Wonder-Shirts. Whether you’re the reliable Carson, an incorrigible Thomas, or the spritely Violet Crawley (and who wouldn’t want to be?), these fun totes and men’s and women’s tees will show your devotion to the hit BBC drama. Quite right.

Found this outside an awesome little bookstore in the hill country!!

Found this outside an awesome little bookstore in the hill country!!

brandingtheuspresidents:

Thirty-Ninth President: Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)

“Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.”

brandingtheuspresidents:

Thirty-Ninth President: Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)

“Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.”