Texas GOP launches avalanche of bills to curtail voting
Republican lawmakers in Texas have introduced over two dozen bills which would limit voters’ access to the ballot box. These bills include eliminating drive-thru early voting, limiting early voting hours, shrinking the time period when mail-in ballots can be returned, and penalizing local election officials for not purging voters quickly enough. As has happened in several other states in the wake of Democratic victories in the 2020 election, these bills have been introduced in the name of preventing voter fraud, though there is no evidence widespread voter fraud took place during the 2020 election.
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.