When I first joined the Dallas Bar I quickly met a delightful woman who had some experience from which she spoke: Louise Raggio. On a few occasions I was fortunate enough to sit with her at a continuing education session and benefit from her explanations of how law really works in Texas.
I was interested to get an e-mail from her this morning, in which she complains about Texas Republican Rep. Pete Sessions’s vote on the health care bill that passed the House of Representatives Saturday. You might enjoy it, too:
A Message from Louise B. Raggio
(a.k.a. the Texas Tornado)
This is an outrage.
As our Members of Congress debated health care reform legislation late into the night this weekend, our incumbent Congressman Pete Sessions likened the insurance industry’s practice of charging higher rates to women to their practice of charging higher rates for smokers. According to Sessions, being a woman is a pre-existing condition – and it merits higher insurance rates (read it here).
Hey Pete, are you serious?
Rep. Sessions’ blatant disrespect for women is precisely why we need a change in Congress. Will you contribute now to help bring new leadership to Washington?
When I first became a lawyer in the 1950s, Texas women could not buy or sell their own property, could not sign contracts, and could not have control over their own paychecks or open their own bank accounts without their husbands’ permission. I decided to devote my career to changing those laws so I helped write legislation that secured legal equality for married women and became the Texas Family Code.
Now my son Grier is running for Congress. I couldn’t be prouder to see him carry on our family’s legacy of public service. After hearing about Rep. Sessions’ remarks pushing gender inequality, I am more determined than ever to do whatever it takes to send my son to Congress and to stand up for women.
Can you help Grier with his campaign? We have to send a message to Pete Sessions and his allies in Congress when they try to turn the clocks back on women’s rights – we can’t let this stand.
Thanks for all you do to support my son and his campaign for Congress.
Louise B. Raggio
PS: Grier is traveling to Washington, DC tomorrow to meet with DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen to discuss his efforts to unseat Rep. Sessions.
Please help Grier show Chairman Van Hollen that he has the support and commitment of Democrats like you.
It came to me as a message paid for by Raggio for Congress. There’s no cash floating in the Bathtub; I pass it along for the entertainment and information value.