Voting Rights

More on Voting Rights

Sep 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), founder of the Congressional 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 Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to preserve the right to vote amid Republican-led voter suppression attempts.

Jul 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — This week, Congressman Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and ten members of the Texas Congressional delegation sent a letter to Attorney General Garland urging the Department of Justice to investigate unconstitutional voter suppression in Texas and monitor any voting-related legislation passed out of upcoming special session. 

Jun 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Just days before the 8th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Shelby v. Holder decision, the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus announced that Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) will serve as co-chair of the Caucus. Congresswoman Williams is a Congressional leader in the fight for voting rights and succeeds her friend, mentor and civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis.

May 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) and eight of his colleagues in the Texas Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging him to safeguard the right to vote as the Texas State Legislature moves closer to passing restrictive voter suppression laws that will make it harder to vote for all Texans across the state, especially communities of color.  

Mar 23, 2021 Press Release

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: