Texas Leaders, Corporations Form Coalitions to Fight Voter Suppression

 business and community leaders and 50 corporations have come out against voting restrictions in Texas
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More than 180 local business and community leaders and 50 corporations have come out against voting restrictions in Texas in a coordinated dual effort aimed at rallying against voting restrictions and pending legislation.

The first letter, a copy of which was shared with NBC News by signatories and is dated Monday, is signed by business and community leaders. It criticizes specific elements of two major pieces of legislation currently under consideration in Texas, including the reallocation of polling machines, limiting early voting options and adding criminal penalties to various parts of the election process.

"These provisions, among others, will inevitably damage our competitiveness in attracting businesses and workers to Houston," the letter says. "Voter suppression is a stain on our reputation that could cost our region millions of dollars."

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