Texas House Democrats have killed SB7, the most suppressive voter suppression bill in the nation. The midnight deadline is 30min away and all together they have walked out and broken quorum—a remarkable, difficult action & the only one that would have kept this bill from passing
What these courageous TX legislators is almost impossible to pull off. It means every person was on the same page. It’s unity. Their ability to kill the bill tonight shows unity is what it’ll take to protect voting rights and protect democracy. Hope US Senators are listening.
The fight continues. Those who’ve been pandering, pretending that there was massive voter fraud, are in too deep now. They’ll likely try to create a special TX legislative session later this summer to continue the pandering.
The bill the far right was pushing in Texas was making it easier to overturn elections. It was banning voting before 1pm on Sundays so Black church-goers couldn’t go vote right after church, and more. Enough. Celebrate today. Tomorrow, continue the fight.

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7 May
The voter suppression law approved last night in the Texas house is built on a pernicious lie that corrodes our democracy by pushing the falsehood that widespread voter fraud exists in TX. Each time this lie is told and policies are passed based on it, our democracy is weakened.
I want to acknowledge the lawmakers that fought all night, and made some headway, to temper some of the most dangerous provisions in this bill.
Most importantly, the passage of this bill has once again made it mainstream in Texas for laws to be written that make voting more difficult. This is a dangerous path for Texas to travel.
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