It is because of our responsibility to the people and the Democratic process, Fort Bend County made bipartisan changes before the 2020 elections to make voting more accessible, with county commissioners voting unanimously to extend voting hours, creating our first ever mega-voting site, and allowing drive-thru voting for those who were unable to walk inside a voting center.
I am yet again adding my voice in alliance with the millions of others who oppose antiquated tactics to suppress our voices and to change voting laws in Texas and other states through slashing extended voting hours, ending drive-through voting, and so much more when Voter ID is already the law.
I support Texas House Democratic lawmakers breaking legislative quorum to go to our Nation’s Capitol to push for the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, a much needed piece of legislation to protect our democracy.
These contrived efforts, reminiscent of Jim Crow-era laws, under the guise of voter integrity, when we already have Voter ID laws on the books are no more than a charade to restrict voter access to the polls, particularly people of color, the elderly, and the disabled. We will not stop our efforts to protect the rights of the people, ALL people, to vote.