Bethany Erickson was involved in the fight to defend women’s rights in Texas and felt she wanted to do something more. Beth is a Dallas mother of one toddler, a small business owner, and a proud Texan who believes that the spirit of Ann Richards and Molly Ivins continues to live in Texas women today. She created “A Day of Permission” on Facebook and asked women of Texas to unite to call, email or tweet Governor Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Texas legislators “if you want to make decisions about my uterus and my reproductive life, you get to make all the decisions about my life. You don’t get to cherry pick.”
Hundreds joined and flooded their phone lines, email boxes and twitter to ask anything from what they should eat for lunch to whether they should use tampons or pads to whether they should consider changing birth control.
UniteWomen.org contacted Beth and is taking her idea national starting on July 8th with “Need Your Permission.” So much anti-women legislation has been introduced/passed in many states since 2011 and now passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.
We’ve created events on Facebook for many states and one targeting Senator Marco Rubio in answer to his upcoming introduction of the House bill to ban abortions in the Senate.
Please join these month long events beginning Monday July 8th. This is an easy action anyone can take by calling, emailing, tweeting or faxing. We’re hoping you will take a couple of minutes each day to take an action in one or more of these states.