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Voting & Elections 08.21.2020

What Impact Will the Latino Vote Have in Texas This Year?

“We’ve seen clear data showing that communities of color, including the Latinx community, are being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic,” said Anthony Gutierrez, executive director of Common Cause Texas, an organization promoting better democracy in Texas. “At the same time, we know that the systemic barriers that make voting harder than it needs to be also disproportionately impact Latinos and Latinas.”

Voting & Elections 04.17.2020

Judge lets Texans cast absentee ballots — but AG threatens felony charges

Anthony Gutierrez, the head of the watchdog group Common Cause, added that Paxton's threat to bring charges against voting rights groups put voters at risk. "Threatening to prosecute Texans who simply want to vote without endangering themselves, their families or their neighbors is just cruel," he told the Dallas Morning News. "Everyone who works on voting rights or elections in Texas, including the secretary of state, has said this is a piece of law that is not clear, hence the litigation, and the judge made what we believe is the right call today."

Voting & Elections 04.14.2020

Texas Voting Rights Advocates Request Emergency Election Measures

“It’s time for the people in power in Texas to stop worrying about political considerations and just do the right thing to make sure no Texan is forced to choose between voting and endangering their lives,” according to Common Cause Executive Director Anthony Gutierrez.

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