UPDATES (newest to oldest):
- You can stream Sunday's legislature session here.
- I had to split my original post into two separate ones. Click to view Part 1 - LINKS.
- You can watch Thursday's hearing online here.
You may have heard about bills relating to women's health and abortion in the Texas Legislature over the past week or so. We are primarily concerned about SB5, HB60, and HB16. Jessica Luther has some GREAT info on why these bills are antiquated and disgusting, so go read this and this and then come back here.
Did you read it? Ok.
So...what happened Thursday night?? Well, it was pretty amazing....in fact, it even trended on Twitter!
This video from Dan Solomon is from 12:25am Friday morning (YouTube is being difficult and only letting me load one of the videos. Click on Dan's name to go to his YouTube page and watch the other one). Committee Chair Cook had just left the room with over 200 people still waiting to give testimony. This was their reaction (the committee was reconvened until 3:45am).
This video is an extended version of the same incident, made by Pedro Villalobos.
(Note: Tweets announcing coverage are/will be replaced when video becomes available.)
Video from the June 21 episode of "All In With Chris" on MSNBC.
Video from the June 21 episode of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC.
Video from the June 22 episode of "Melissa Harris-Perry" on MSNBC.
TWEETS ANNOUNCING NATIONAL COVERAGE
Karen Finney of "Disrupt with Karen Finney" on MSNBC (no website yet, surprisingly enough) confirms she will be discussing HB60 on Saturday.
DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS Y'ALL! (And yes, I'm aware of how cheesy that sounded.)