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Special Report: The fight for voting rights in Texas

Check out all of our coverage on Senate Bill 9 as Texas Republicans try to slow down the vote.

Updated: May 29, 2019

Because hundreds of advocates showed up to make their voices heard, Senate Bill 9 died in the elections committee.  Countless Texans spoke up for free and fair elections, and progress came as a result. Now, we have to take that sacred right to vote and use it to elect representatives who genuinely value fairness in our elections. The fight continues at the ballot box.

Original Post: May 10, 2019.

After historic voter turnout in the 2018 midterms, Republicans started to get a little nervous. Too many new voters spell a disaster for the GOP that has long been out of touch with everyday Texans, so Republicans in the legislature got to work to prevent our fellow Texans from voting.

The "Slow Down the Vote" bill, known as SB 9, proposes a long list of changes to state voter laws, some of which could make access to the polls more difficult for our friends and neighbors. We need lawmakers to protect the fundamental right of every eligible citizen to vote and create an election system that works for all Texans.

Here’s everything you need to be up to date on the Republican voter suppression scheme:

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