Texans, regardless of their look or circumstance, should be able to exercise their constitutional right to vote.
Fifty years after the enactment of the Voting Rights Act, which eliminated the use of literacy tests, poll taxes, and other methods used to prevent black and brown people from voting, our leaders in Austin are still passing laws that work to prevent communities of color from exercising their right to vote. From overly burdensome voter I.D. laws, to gerrymandering that intentionally disenfranchises voters in particular districts, Courts have held these tactics have racial implications.
And when these racially charged cases are fought in the Courts, Texas taxpayers pay the bill.
The Texas electorate is broad and diverse with various points of view. The government should not work to silence voices by passing laws that make create barriers of access to the polls.
As your State Senator, Fran will speak out on and work against methods that deny Texans access to the polls. She will push for policies that lower the barrier of entry and ensure Texans are able to exercise their constitutional right to vote.
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