Articles tagged: Voting Rights
An upcoming documentary and book mark the suffrage centennial, focused on Texas contributions.
In the decade leading up to 1920, suffragists in Texas won a series of dramatic victories for women’s voting rights. They organized to impeach a governor, con...Read More
The lack of access for eligible voters in pretrial detention is part of a larger constellation of disenfranchisement for people whose lives intersect with the criminal legal system.
This story was published as a part of Voting Rights Day, a collaboration with the Guardian US. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or attend one of ...Read More
The right has an audacious plan to, once again, use the redistricting process to maintain power. At ALEC’s annual conference in Austin, Republican state legislators learned how to navigate the legal and political challenges that will likely arise.
Last week, more than 200 conservative state lawmakers from around the country packed into a hotel conference room in Austin for a panel session entitled “How ...Read More
Civil Rights Groups Call ‘Election Integrity’ Bill a ‘Dangerous New Assault on Voting Rights in Texas’
A coalition of civil rights groups warns that SB 9 would “sharply escalate an ongoing campaign of voter suppression.”
A coalition of civil rights groups is warning that a new GOP bill winding its way through the Texas Legislature imposes substantial and unnecessary burdens on v...Read More
Democrat Diane Trautman is now is in charge of administering the voting rolls for 4.7 million Texans.
The theme of the night for Texas Democrats, if there is one, might be frustration at the top of the ballot while making great strides at the bottom. It should b...Read More
Abysmal compliance with a decades-old state law is leaving at least 180,000 high school seniors off the current voter rolls, according to a new report.
About two-thirds of Texas high schools are not following a state law that mandates giving all eligible students the opportunity to register to vote, according t...Read More
A GOP-backed bill, which Democrats said would be challenged in court as voter suppression, will be considered by a Senate committee Thursday.
A Republican-backed bill passed the House after two hours of heated debate in which Democrats said it could lead to a civil rights lawsuit....Read More