Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa and Vice Chair Dr. Carla D. Brailey issued the following statement:
“More than half a century ago, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. It was a triumph for all those who had fought, bled, and died for our right to vote.
“The right to vote remains an essential tenet to our democracy; however, all of the progress that we’ve made is under unprecedented attack. Texas Republicans have tried to game the system and erect barriers for rightful, eligible voters every chance they’ve gotten. From nominating known vote-suppressor David Whitley to discriminatory racial gerrymandering, Texas Republicans have sought every attempt possible to limit voting rights for Texans. Texas Republicans continue to try to make voting more confusing, scary, and difficult.
“This is the fight of our generation. Texas Democrats know that our democracy works better when more people vote, not less. We will continue to fight until voting is free, fair, and accessible for all, because our democracy depends on it.”