More on Voting Rights
Rep. Veasey (TX-33), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, released the following statement today as the Texas Legislature prepares to hold public hearings on Senate Bill 7 and House Bill 6—voter suppression legislation designed to undermine communities of color of their right to the ballot box:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Marc Veasey, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, today joined House Democrats in passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping anti-corruption package to safeguard the integrity of our government, protect and expand voting rights, and put the needs and priorities of the American people ahead of special interests.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), founder of the Voting Rights Caucus, and current co-chair, introduced a bicameral resolution with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to designate September as “National Voting Rights Month”. The resolution will encourage voter registration in the month of September, and push for the security of our electoral system and stronger protections to ensure Americans can safely vote amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, led his colleagues on a letter urging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to open an investigation into the Trump Administration’s illegal attempts at voter suppression. The Trump Administration has openly attempted to disenfranchise voters this November in the midst of the global pandemic by degrading the U.S. Postal Service.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of Juneteenth, Reps. Veasey (TX-33), Sewell (AL-07) and Scott (VA-03), co-chairs of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus (CVRC), led a resolution calling for the implementation of safeguards to protect the integrity of elections and end voter suppression—crucial protections that would prevent widespread voting system malfunctions and voter discrimination in advance of the upcoming primaries and general election.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) released the following statement on the continued North Texas protests seeking justice for the death of George Floyd and other African Americans:
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