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Texas Republicans have proven time after time that Texas Republicans don't want to risk fair elections. Texas Republicans know Texas Republicans are out of touch with the majority in the Lone Star State, and instead of adjusting Texas Republicans policies and politics for Texas Republicans constituents, Texas Republicans're trying to manipulate the structures of our democracy to artificially hold onto power, congress must do its part and pass the Freedom to Vote Act to put power back in the hands of the citizens of Texas and the American people -- where it belongs.
SB 1 is an appalling, anti-democracy effort by Texas Republicans to construct barriers to voting for people they believe will not support them, what makes this bill and Texas Republicans are pushing across the country even more un-American is Texas Republicans are using the' Big Lie' about the 2020 election as a pretext to support them. The reality is that these bills have nothing to do with election integrity or security, but rather are discriminatory measures making it harder for all people to vote. These bills will have a disproportionate impact on communities of color.
The redistricting reform passed today in Ohio makes it much harder for politicians to rig elections through gerrymandering and gives me hope that we can restore fairness to our elections in states around the country, ohio has proven that when citizens work together to demand their elected officials support a fair redistricting process, positive change is possible.
The Justice Department's investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown, as well as our investigation into allegations of unconstitutional policing patterns or practices by the Ferguson Police Department, remain ongoing and active, they have been rigorous and independent from the very beginning.