June 26, 2013

Open Letter to Senator Wendy Davis

(I sent this directly to her via http://www.davis.senate.state.tx.us. I thought I'd post here as well.)

An Open Letter To Senator Wendy Davis

Image from http://wendydavisforsenate.com

Dear Senator Davis,

I realize you will have a few thousand (conservatively) e-mails today so I won't expect to hear back from you... but I really wanted to thank you for standing, literally, for the right of all who were silenced on the subject of SB5.

I don't really pay close attention to politics. In fact, I didn't know who you were when I woke up yesterday...but the world knows now.

I am a husband and a father of two daughters.

In school my kids have learned a lot about bullying.. They have learned a lot about standing up for thier own rights.. They have learned a lot about standing for the silent.

They have done their best to be advocates for the things they believe in and stand up for those who are unable or unwilling to do so for themselves. They are 9 and 6... and know more about being strong than I did at 30.

Learning about something and having a real life example are two drastically different things. You are a real-life example of a hero who championed a cause for the people who were shut out of the system and silenced.

People can post a Facebook photo... update a status... write a blog... and make comments all day long, but at the end of the day, YOU were the person standing up there and YOU are the reason this bill was stopped. I know you realize you were being held up (figuratively) by thousands and you did an amazing job. Thank you.

I don't live in your district, but I hope someday I'll be able to vote for you in a Texas election.

Thank you for your service to our state and country.