Fight to advance voter rights in Texas!

Members of the Texas State Legislature

In the wake of news that tens of thousands of Texas voters were flagged for citizenship checks, a few Texas leaders immediately jumped at the claim that illegal voting had occurred.
The Texas Attorney General's inflammatory and misleading claims on this were then amplified by the President of the United States. But we know that state officials have in no way indicated that any illegal voting has happened and we cannot afford to let these damaging tactics derail our opportunity to fight for voter rights this session in Texas!
For more, read: The Texas secretary of state's office announced Friday it would send local election officials a list of 95,000 registered voters who the state says counties should consider checking to see whether they are U.S. citizens and, therefore, legally eligible to vote.

This destructive formula too often goes like this:
- flag voters in voter rolls (many sometimes erroneously)
- elected officials pounce and create a narrative about rampant voter fraud (of which there's not)
- highly restrictive laws pitched to combat this (rare) problem pop up nationwide
- eligible voters are impacted
- rinse, repeat

It's time to send a message to our state lawmakers that Texans are Done with this old formula. Done with a "D."
We want our legislature to work to make voting better in Texas, NOT needlessly more difficult. We want our elected leaders to support eligible Texas voters, NOT disenfranchise them.
Sign and share the petition to send a message to our lawmakers that we support advancements like online voter registration, polling places at major universities, and many other pieces of legislation that make democracy more accessible to eligible Texas voters! When we are all a part of the process, we can have a more representative government.

To: Members of the Texas State Legislature
From: [Your Name]

Voters are not falling for another round of misleading claims about voter fraud in the state of Texas. Too often these claims lead to punitive measures that only risk hurting vulnerable, eligible groups of the electorate. We have too much work to do in the fight to make voting better and more accessible for eligible Texans.

Let's work to modernize our voter registration system. Let's put polling places on university campuses so the next generation of Texas leaders can be part of the process because we know a voter who votes at 18 is more likely to make it a lifelong habit. Let's make sure Texans have what they need to vote and are well versed in the rights they have at the polls.

We're done with scare tactics that only hurt our fellow voters and don't actually guard against any real, rare instances of fraudulent voting. We want leaders who fight to protect voters, not silence them.