Two veteran (and older) politicians in Texas’ largest city are generating little excitement among its youthful population.
Provisions in Senate Bill 1 have spurred anxiety in civic engagement groups.
Hope dwindles for Congress to fix racist Texas voting laws and gerrymandering.
The procedural move carries little apparent weight since the Democrats who fled the state to break quorum are beyond the jurisdiction of Texas law enforcement.
Texans With Disabilities Fear Voting Will Get Harder for Them as Special Session on GOP Restrictions Nears
The extent to which Republicans’ proposed voting restrictions might affect voters of color has received much attention, but Texans with disabilities also face the prospect of new barriers to the ballot box.
Voting rights advocates say Texas Republicans’ underhanded effort to ram through new voter suppression measures highlights the need to restore federal voting rights legislation.
Texas Republicans are pushing changes to election laws that would let partisan poll watchers record voters in polling places.
The Texas Senate passes its budget bill without addressing billions of dollars in unspent federal relief. Now, public education advocates are demanding that lawmakers open up the spigot for local school districts.
As the Legislature’s pace quickens, lawmakers advance “election integrity” crackdowns, attacks on abortion rights, and reforms in response to the deadly blackouts.
For Latinos, casting a ballot means overcoming a history of struggle against exclusion and voter suppression.