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.
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Hours after a federal judge ordered Texas officials to reissue voter materials with more positive language about the Voter ID requirements, the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area hosted a forum to discuss the requirements for voting and implications for the Nov. 8 General Election.
Written by SWU laura on Jul 2 2013 - 2:11pm
Last week's Supreme Court decision to strike down key pieces of the Voting Rights Act will have serious and immediate impacts in Texas. As a membership-based organization working to empower the voices of low-income communities of color, workers, and youth, Southwest Workers Union (SWU) believes the decision does not reflect the current reality of discrimination against the rising minority electorate in Texas, and sets an alarming precedent for the dilution of civil rights.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Mar 20 2012 - 3:00pm
REPLAY THE VIDEO: Texas Public Radio hosted a panel discussion on the Voting Rights Act on March 20 at the Pearl Studio. For an analysis of the discussion, check out this article by Gilbert Garcia of Plaza de Armas. And replay video of the event here:
Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 21 2012 - 11:45am
Texas Public Radio will host a town hall meeting on the Voting Rights Act and its relevancy now and in the future.