Here is a list of resources from Texas organizations that will help you stay involved and informed about redistricting as Texas legislators redraw congressional and state legislative district boundaries. Texas in particular has been found in the past to intentionally discriminate against people of color when it comes to this process.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 8 2021 - 12:27pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune The U.S. Department of Justice is throwing its weight into the legal fight over Texas’ newly drawn maps for Congress and the state House, filing a lawsuit Monday that claims Texas lawmakers discriminated against voters of color by denying Latino and Black voters equal opportunities to participate in the voting process and elect their preferred candidates.
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 8 2021 - 9:46am
By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune Disabled, elderly and non-English speaking voters risk disenfranchisement under Texas' new voting law passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging the legislation known as Senate Bill 1.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 20 2021 - 11:49am
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Before they’ve even been signed into law, Texas’ new maps for Congress and the statehouse are being challenged in court for allegedly discriminating against Latino voters.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 15 2021 - 11:39am
By Alexa Ura and Mandi Cai, The Texas Tribune The intensity with which Texas Republicans are struggling against demographic tides as they redraw the state's congressional districts can best be seen in their proposed maps for the Dallas-Fort Worth region, specifically its suburbs.
Written by Texas Tribune on Apr 17 2020 - 7:49pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune April 15, 2020 Editor's note: This story was updated to reflect the judge's official order signed Friday. A state district judge signed an order easing restrictions for voting by mail in Texas in light of the new coronavirus pandemic.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 31 2018 - 4:38pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Texas will not be required to meet a 45-day deadline to implement online voter registration for drivers — for now.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 21 2018 - 4:47pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune The legal fight over whether Texas is disenfranchising thousands of voters by violating a federal voter registration law is on its way to federal appeals court.
Written by Texas Tribune on May 14 2018 - 5:02pm
By Alexa Ura and Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune From Jacquelyn Callanen’s perch in the Bexar County elections office, the period following Texas’ voter registration deadlines is best described as a paper tsunami. Some of it arrives by mail. Some stacks are delivered by volunteer voter registrars. The secretary of state’s office sends over a handful of boxes filled to the brim.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 4 2018 - 8:47pm
By Alexa Ura and Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune Handing the state another voting rights loss, a federal judge has sided with a civil rights group that claimed Texas violated federal law by failing to register residents to vote when they updated their drivers’ license information online.