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Texas Secretary of State Demands Voters of Color Provide Proof of Citizenship

This week, Texas Monthly reported that since September, Texas election administrators required more than 11,000 Texans to provide proof of citizenship or lose their freedom to vote. The procedure the Secretary of State’s office has been instructing county officials to use appears eerily similar to the one used by former Secretary of State David Whitley.

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.

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.

Texas House Releases Proposed District Maps

When district maps are drawn by the politicians, they will benefit the politicians. And that’s exactly what these draft maps represent—prioritizing the politicians in power over the voters of Texas. Instead of ensuring that every Texan has a voice in our government, state legislators have drawn maps to help those in power win their next election.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases New Format of Data for a More Participatory Redistricting Process

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau will release population data from the 2020 Census in an easy-to-use format for Americans who want to advocate for fair maps in this year’s redistricting cycle. The new format of the data will be made available to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and will be key to increasing participation in the ongoing redistricting efforts.

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