Thursday, October 10, 2013


Today Brains and Eggs is teaming up with over 30 blogs from all over Texas and across the country to urge readers to do one thing:

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Donate to Wendy Davis's campaign for Texas Governor.

Why give to Wendy Davis?

Because our kids deserve the best education possible, and our public schools and teachers need more funding to be competitive, not $5.4 billion in cuts.

Because women are equal to men and Texas needs a governor who not only agrees but is willing to sign legislation that affirms this basic fact.

Because as Wendy herself said, "quid pro quo has become the status quo," and Texans don't benefit when contracts, grants, and appointments are handed out as favors to donors.

Because Texas can do better than being ranked near the bottom of high school graduation rates and near the top of cancer-causing pollutants in our water and air.

If you donate to Wendy Davis, you give her the best opportunity to run a strong, hard campaign that has the resources she needs to win.
Make sure Wendy Davis has what she needs to run the best campaign possible. Give to Wendy Davis today.
Brains and Eggs will take a break from coverage of Texas politics to request one thing and one thing only: Give to Wendy. We're excited to be part of an effort that includes the following blogs:

Ann Friedman * Behind Frenemy Lines * Brains and Eggs * Brittanie Shey * Burnt Orange Report * Concerned Citizens * DailyKos * Dos Centavos * Eclectablog * Egberto Willies * Eye on Williamson * Feminist Justice League * Feministing * Greg's Opinion * In The Pink * Jessica Luther * Juanita Jean's * Julie Gillis * Letters from Texas * Mean Rachel * Nerdy Feminist * Nonsequiteuse * Off the Kuff * Rude Pundit * Sensing Place * Texas Leftist * TexPatriate * The Oeditrix * The South Lawn * The Texas Monitor * Too Twisted for Color TV

You can also follow the action on the Twitter hashtag #GiveToWendy .

Here's a few excerpts from some of those linked so far...

What does your gift mean to her campaign?

Stability. Momentum. Energy.

Stability, because money early in a campaign allows a candidate to build a team and work strategically to take advantage of every available opportunity.

Momentum, because early money really is like yeast—it makes the dough rise.

Energy, because early money tells the candidate that the grassroots are strong, which gives her the courage and credibility to stake out bold positions.

In my almost-25 years in politics and government, I’ve never seen anything in Texas like the excitement for Wendy Davis.

If this were shaping up to be a typical election, and Wendy Davis was shaping up to be typical Democratic nominee for Governor, I’d be ready to throw in the towel – Democrats would suffer the same typical result.

But this isn’t the typical election. And Wendy Davis damn sure isn’t the typical candidate; she’s extraordinary. I worked with the Ann Richards campaign back in the day. Governor Richards finished with a ton of enthusiasm, but she didn’t have it from the starting gate like Wendy does. Indeed, she started out her race for Governor 27 percentage points down in the polls.

Let me throw cold water on things: Wendy can’t do this. If you stand still and wait for her to win this election, you’ll be disappointed.

The good news: we – together – can do this. Not just Wendy alone, but all of us.

We all know -- yes, even Republicans, in the darkest place of their hardest hearts -- that Texans need Wendy Davis in the governor's mansion. We need to give her the resources she needs to run the best campaign possible.

Please Give to Wendy Today.

Update (10/13):

Just wanted to shoot y'all a quick note of thanks for helping with our blograiser this week. We pulled in over $18K -- the ActBlue page raised $12,275 and the email DailyKos sent raised $5858 on a separate page. Plus, there were $185 in monthly recurring donations so that should bring in another $2000 or so over the course of the campaign, so all told we've collectively boosted Wendy's coffers by a potential $20K!!

Wendy herself Tweeted her thanks this morning:

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