Sign the Petition: Thank You, Texas Democrats!

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Thank Texas Democrats

Tell Congress they must protect our freedom to vote.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called a special legislative session in Texas in an attempt to ram legislation that will drastically harm Texans’ freedom to vote — most pointedly, voters of color — further tightening the state’s voting rules as the GOP works towards suppressing voters.

To protest these attacks on voting rights, a majority of Democrats in the Texas House left for Washington, D.C., denying Republicans the quorum needed to pass new voting restrictions in a special legislative session called largely for that purpose. The absent Democrats mean there will not be enough members present to conduct business under House rules.

But this threat to our freedom to vote isn’t just in Texas, and Texas lawmakers arrived in D.C. to make that point clear to Congress.

With the threat of Texas’ efforts to further restrict voting looming, the Texas Democrats will continue pleading with Congress to act on restoring federal protections for voters of color. Their plea is our plea: Congress must pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act in order to ensure voting rights for all Americans.

Across the country, our freedom to vote is currently under attack — 389 voter suppression bills have been introduced in 48 states this year. GOP politicians are working overtime to ensure voters are disenfranchised.

That is why we support Texas Dems and must join with them in demanding Congress pass protections for our freedom to vote. We will not tolerate continued attacks on our Constitutional rights!

Sign the petition: We support and thank the Texas Democrats and join in their call for Congress to immediately protect our freedom to vote.

Our message to Congress. 
State Democratic leaders are working overtime to continue to protect our inalienable right, but this is a hard-fought battle. As the GOP continues to attack our freedom to vote with 389 voter suppression bills in 48 states, we must immediately work towards federal protections. You must prioritize our freedom to vote and do everything you can to fight voter suppression.

Participating Organizations
Center for Common Ground
Civic Action
Common Cause
Daily Kos
DemCast USA
Democracy for America
Fight for Reform
The Juggernaut Project
Let America Vote
Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action
More Perfect Union
Progress America
RepresentUs New Mexico

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