Capitol Alert: Pink is order of the day at California Legislature

jwhite@sacbee.comJuly 1, 2013 

California lawmakers and staff pose in their pink outfits on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento on July 1, 2013.

JEREMY B. WHITE — Sacramento Bee

California Democrats rarely find themselves praising the decisions of Texas officials -- more often they're antagonists, if the airwave spat between Gov. Jerry Brown and Texas Gov. Rick Perry earlier this year is any indication -- but for at least a day, Wendy Davis changed that.

A Democratic state senator from Texas, Davis became an instant icon for reproductive rights after her filibuster against an abortion-related bill last week. Inspired by her example, the California Legislative Women's Caucus asked lawmakers and staff to wear pink to work on Monday.

You can see the results above. Style choices ranged from pink dresses to pink ties to pink sneakers, the final category a nod to the red running shoes Davis wore during her ordeal (because when you're forced to stand for hours, comfort comes first).

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