More on Voting Rights
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the three-judge Federal District Court in San Antonio issued a 2-1 ruling that the 2011 congressional district maps enacted by the Texas Republican state legislature discriminates against minority Texas voters:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey released the following statement after President Trump made baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2016 general election:
“When the President of the United States falsely claims that the elections are ‘rigged’ and ‘voter fraud occurred by the millions’ but then fails to be responsible and produce an ounce of evidence to prove his claims, he undermines the basic faith Americans have in our democratic system.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, introduced H.R. 6494, the Postage Free Ballot Act, that will make mail-in absentee ballots free of charge for voters nationwide. Three years after the Supreme Court tasked Congress to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Rep. Veasey remains committed to making voting as accessible as possible for the American public.
Washington, D.C. – Just weeks away from one of the most important general elections of our time, Congressman Marc Veasey introduced two pieces of legislation, a resolution Expressing the Support for the Passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 and the All Ballots Count Act of 2016, to preserve the right to vote and to dismantle barriers that prevent some Americans from participating in our nation’s democracy.
Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the 2016 presidential election, ensuring unfettered access to the ballot box for all Americans is more important than ever. For this reason, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus (CVRC) introduced H.Res. 866, a resolution to commemorate the month of September as “National Voting Rights Month,” to highlight the importance of this sacred right.
A Federal District Court Judge has ruled that Texas must modify its 2011 photo voter ID law to allow voters to cast a regular ballot in this year’s election after showing an alternative identification and signing a simple declaration form. Read more about how you can cast your ballot in the upcoming elections, even if you do not have a photo ID.
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