Special Report: The fight for voting rights in Texas
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:
Act Now: Stand up for Fair Elections: Say NO to the "Slow Down the Vote" Bill
Bills we're watching for the last week of the 2019 Texas Legislature (May 17, 2019)
How a dangerous bill could harm voter registration efforts in Texas (May 14, 2019)
Stop the Texas 'Slow Down the Vote' bill (April 26, 2019)
After 100 days of the Texas Legislature… Here’s what to watch in the remaining days (April 24, 2019)
It's time for integrity and fairness in our elections (April 3, 2019)
LIVE: Press conference before delivering 7,767 signatures to #StopSB9 at the Capitol (May 15, 2019)
LIVE Recap: We're demanding lawmakers #StopSB9 at the Texas Capitol (May 15, 2019)
LIVE: The People's Hearing: Hear our testimony and #StopSB9 (May 15, 2019)
FOX 7 Discussion: SB 9 hurts the democratic process (May 2019)
LIVE: Press conference opposing Texas "Slow Down the Vote" bill (April 2019)
FOX 7 Discussion: Fight back against this dangerous anti-voter bill (April 2019)
Advocates speak out, What are the worst parts of #SB9?" (April 2019)
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