Jim Crow-era tactics have kept Texas Republicans in power. From discriminatory gerrymandering to discriminatory voter ID laws, it has become entirely clear that Texas Republicans are rigging our election system.
Texas Democrats lost a legend, Governor Mark White. His drive to reform the education system cost him time in the governor’s office, but he was inspired to “do right and risk the consequences,” like his hero Sam Houston once said.
Just a few months after Texas lawmakers approved legislation to make voting easier for thousands of people, Republicans have adopted an amendment to SB-5 that repeals the bipartisan voter protections for mail-in ballots at nursing homes.
52 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged us all to look into our hearts and understand that it’s wrong to deny our fellow Americans their most sacred right, the right to vote.
In case you missed it, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times Editorial Board condemned Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s bid to rescind DACA as a “counter to the values of Texas” with “cruel and unjustifiable consequences.”