ACLU Applauds Opposition To Texas Voter Suppression Bill

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas applauds opposition to SB 1. As outlined in our fact sheet, this bill would restrict
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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas State Sen. Carol Alvarado concluded a 15-hour filibuster of the voter suppression legislation Senate Bill 1 Thursday morning.

The bill passed out of the Senate afterwards.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas applauds opposition to SB 1. As outlined in our fact sheet, this bill would restrict voting by mail, ban drive-thru voting, empower partisan poll watchers, and impose other anti-voter measures that disproportionately target disabled Texans, communities of color, and older Texans. 

“Instead of addressing the real issues affecting Texans, Governor Abbott and his allies have spent the first week of this special session manipulating the rules to silence dissent and jam through extreme anti-civil liberty legislation," said Tommy Buser-Clancy, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Texas. "But Texans won’t be silenced. We appreciate the efforts made by legislators in the last 24 hours to defend the voting rights of all Texans, in particular disabled Texans, communities of color, and older

See our fact sheet on SB 1 below, as well as links to recent ACLU of Texas research showing that claims of voter irregularities by the Attorney General’s office are inaccurate and that the office’s investigations tend to target women and people of color.

Fact Sheet: Comparison of SB 1 and HB 3

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