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Voting & Elections 08.24.2020

How the historic March on Washington helped impact voting rights

Nonpartisan Common Cause Texas cites things like polling place closures, voter role purges, ID requirements and antiquated machinery. There's also the more timely topic of vote-by-mail which Texas has yet to significantly expand. "It really doesn’t make any sense during normal times," Gutierrez said. "But, in particular during this pandemic, people should not have to go to a polling site in person.” He and others hope everyone can vote free from confusion, suppression or intimidation this November.

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.”

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