Texas’ shameful history of racist voter suppression continues to threaten the rights of hundreds of thousands of Texans today—a disproportionate number of whom are Black, Brown, or first-time voters. This latest effort by Gov. Abbott and his Republican allies is fundamentally un-democratic and un-American—and Texas lawmakers must reject it as such.
Today’s hearing made clear that Republican lawmakers will stop at nothing to suppress the vote—including blatantly lying to the American people about the For the People Act.
Make no mistake: Racism and political opportunism underpin Republicans’ continued blockade of D.C. statehood. As today’s hearing showed, Congress must end this centuries-long effort to exclude people of color from fully participating in our democracy.