Rep. Veasey Statement in Response to Texas’ Voter ID Law which stopped former Speaker Jim Wright from obtaining Voter ID Card

Nov 4, 2013
Press Release

Rep. Marc Veasey (TX-33) released the following statement, today, in response to Texas’ restrictive voter ID law which stopped

“I am appalled to learn that former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, a man who has dedicated a lifetime of service and contributions to Texas and the nation, was denied a voter ID card in Texas, this weekend.  Speaker Wright dedicated his career to opening doors and fighting for equality for people of all races, religions, political backgrounds and affiliations. And now he is the latest victim of Texas’ strict voter identification law. Speaker Wright was denied the voter identification card merely because he had an expired driver's license and because his faculty identification from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where he teaches, doesn't meet voter identification requirements under the state law enacted in 2011. This is yet another example of how the strict Voter ID law will place an undue burden on many Texans and result in fewer eligible voters casting ballots. I believe that we should be making it easier for Texans to exercise their right to vote, not more difficult and I will continue to stand up for the right to vote.” – Rep. Marc Veasey, TX-33



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