Pressure builds over restrictive voting bills in Texas
Democrats and voting rights advocates in Texas are putting pressure on the state’s largest businesses to speak out against pending legislation which they argue would disproportionately limit ballot access to voters of color. These businesses include AT&T, Pepsi, Toyota, Frito-Lay, and Southwest Airlines. State Republican leaders, including Governor Greg Abbott, have responded by criticizing corporations which have weighed-in on the issue of voting rights.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.