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October 13, 2020

Why We Vote

Some life events leave a permanent, vivid picture in our memories. One of mine is voting in my first election after turning 18 years old. I remember standing in line at our neighborhood recreation center, where I’d grown up playing ping pong and...
October 28, 2019
Voting Centers in Texas Jails

Voting rights for people awaiting trial in Texas

The history of voter disenfranchisement is as old as voting itself. In medieval Europe, the punishment of “civil death” meant that a person was unable to participate in society in any way, including voting, and sometimes even literally forced to live in...
April 29, 2019

Greg Abbott’s voter suppression sideshow

Months after pushing a massive voter purge, Texas Secretary of State nominee David Whitley and Governor Greg Abbott are finally ending their voter suppression scheme (for now). Friday afternoon, news dropped that the state had settled a lawsuit claiming...