U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar on protecting & persisting | Penises pay way less taxes | UGH FINE we'll talk about Bonnghazi | Eliz Markowitz FTW!
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U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar shares her thoughts on giving up her life's goal of becoming a pilot in service of something greater than herself, the situation in Syria, and how she's campaigning differently her second time around. Plus, join us to phone bank for Dr. Eliz Markowitz's special election, our first chance to flip a seat in the Texas legislature! And we're pro-period and UGH on secret tapes.
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THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
MJ Hegar, candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas
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SH*T TO DO:
There’s an Election on Nov. 5, with early voting starting Mon. Oct. 21. There’s 10 state constitutional amendments that everyone in TX should be voting on. From disaster relief to retirement plans for police dogs (?!).
The propositions range from prohibiting an income tax from ever being collected in the state to allowing law enforcement animals to stay with their handlers when they retire.
Blue Action Dems: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3rkn8wg-GY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
LINKS WE MENTIONED:
Teaching birds to say “howdy” didn’t go so well: https://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Texas-AM-System-employees-were-asked-to-teach-office-pet-birds-to-say-howdy-It-didnt-go-well-563063101.html
PeriodsATX Instagram Page https://www.instagram.com/periodsatx/
Period Day ATX Rally: https://www.facebook.com/events/1990998501029044/
TX House Speaker Dennis Bonnen secret tapes articles: https://www.texasmonthly.com/politics/dennis-bonnen-recording-tawdry-shocking/
Dear Texas Republicans: Austin is the actual best so please leave us alone: https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/2019/05/31/is-austin-texas-the-best-city-in-america/#632826dd65c5
Early voting: Oct. 21-Nov.1 Election: Nov. 5 Special Election for HD48: Support Dr. Eliz Markowitz.
Join us in phone banking for her on the first day of Early Voting, Mon. Oct. 21 at 4-6 p.m. At The Riveter in ATX. https://www.facebook.com/events/942749606105404/
Texas Observer “They Persisted” article: https://www.texasobserver.org/they-persisted/
Teen Vogue article on how women choose to do the work over running for office: www.teenvogue.com/story/jon-ossoff-beto-orourke-pete-buttigieg-male-candidates-entitled/amp
MJ Hegar for Senate Website https://mjfortexas.com/
“Shoot Like a Girl” - MJ Hegar’s memoir: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/535585/shoot-like-a-girl-by-mary-jennings-hegar/