Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People:
Just this week, our team found out that there were two voter suppression bills — HB6 in the Texas State House, SB7 in the Texas State Senate — that were going to be introduced.
So, on Wednesday, Beto drove over eight hours from El Paso to Austin to testify against these bills via public comment. We expected that he was going to be able to take to the floor of the State Capitol to testify against HB6. However, at the very last minute, they barred public comment on the House floor.
Today, the State Senate took public comment for SB7 — and Beto, along with others, were able to testify against this dangerous and harmful bill. You can watch and listen to his testimony here (right around the 12:25 mark), and chip in to Powered by People as we work to organize against these shameless bills:
Both HB6 and SB7 are shameless attempts to suppress Texas voters in future elections. Both pieces of legislation target voters of color, working Texans, voters with disabilities, and young people. Both are not just an attack on our right to vote; they’re an attack on our communities and our future.
That’s why we’ve been the ground in Austin, speaking up against and bringing attention to these bills. That’s why we’re organizing and fighting back as hard as we can: to make sure these bills don’t pass into law.
To get the full picture of why these bills — specifically SB7 — are so dangerous, take a second to listen to Beto’s testimony from today on the Senate floor. Then, chip in to help us organize and fight back against these dangerous bills.
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