Wendy Davis, Democratic Politician; Former Texas State Senator
"Something special is happening in Austin tonight #StandWithWendy" — @POTUS
In June 2013, Senator Wendy Davis was propelled into the global spotlight as she attempted an eleven-hour filibuster to block a Texas state senate bill that would dramatically restrict abortion in Texas, an effort that kept over 180,000 people glued to the live stream and made national headlines.
Today, Davis continues to act as a trailblazing women’s rights activist by fundraising for Planned Parenthood and defending it from recent public attacks. Davis is also in the process of starting a new women’s initiative that will attempt to expand opportunities for young women.
Join us for a conversation between Davis and social justice attorney Sandra Fluke about the powerful effects women in leadership positions can have and learn about Davis’ plan to enlist more people in her effort to combat what she sees as a war on women.
Location: 555 Post Street, San Francisco
Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in and premium reception, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. general reception