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U.S. Justice Department Sues Texas Over State Redistricting Maps

While we are grateful for the involvement of the federal government, what we need to stop the five-decade cycle of having to take legal action every ten years is for Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

Voting & Elections 12.1.2021

Common Cause Announces 2021 “My Voice, My Art, our Cause” Artivism Contest Winner

Today, Common Cause announced Jacob Wiant, 21, of Bedford, Texas as the second-place winner of the 2021 Artivism Contest. The competition was designed by the Common Cause Student Action Alliance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Common Cause and the passage of the 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

Money & Influence 11.19.2021

Gov. Abbott Uses Emergency Powers to Spend $4 million on Election Reviews

How much taxpayer money is it going to take, to convince former President Trump that he lost the 2020 election? Wisconsin taxpayers are spending almost $700,000. Arizona taxpayers are on the hook for millions. Now, using emergency powers, Governor Abbott has got Texas taxpayers on the hook for $4 million more.

Texas Governor Signs Gerrymandered District Maps into Law

Today, Governor Greg Abbott signed racially and partisan gerrymandered district maps for Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate, the State Board of Education, and Congress into law. The maps, designed to deny voters fair representation and equal say in government, will determine the outcome of the state’s elections for the next decade.

Voting & Elections 10.5.2021

Texas Senate Passes Bill on 2020 Election, Future Election Challenges

Today, the Senate passed SB 47, a bill authorizing political party chairs to demand reviews of the 2020 election and future elections. The bill was first filed on Friday, and a public hearing was held yesterday.

Voting & Elections 10.4.2021

Texas State Legislature to Consider Election Intimidation Bill

Today, SB 9, a bill designed to intimidate and discourage Texans from exercising their freedom to vote was introduced in the Texas State Senate. The legislation is being heard after Governor Abbott requested that the legislature take up the bill, without citing any facts or reputable sources to support his claims.

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