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Rally at the TX Capitol this Saturday: Fight Back Against Voter Suppression

JOIN THE TEXAS POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN AND VDC OUTREACH THIS SATURDAY AT THE CAPITOL FOR A RALLY AGAINST VOTER SUPPRESSION (MASK Required). April 24, 2021, 100 W. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78201

A record number of voter suppression bills have been filed in Texas during the legislative session. These attempts to further voter suppression reflect a coordinated, nationwide effort to stifle the power of a multi-racial fusion movement to make democracy real for the 140 million poor and low-income people living in the U.S. 

The bills in the TX Legislature that pose the greatest threat to Texans are House Bill 6 (HB 6) and Senate Bill 7 (SB 7).  While slightly different in content, these bills aim to limit voting by restricting how and when people can vote. 

Read what’s in SB 7 here.

Read what’s in HB 6 here.

In response to HB 6 and SB 7 advancing through the Legislature, we will be having a rally at the Capitol to show lawmakers that we are paying attention and that we will not let our right to vote be stolen from us.

Special guest speakers include:

  • Charles O’Neal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
  • Dr. Shirley McKellar, Council member District 3, Tyler, TX
  • Dr. Jamal Randy Allen Rasheed, President / C.E.O Ellis County African American Hall of Fame Museum
  • Eric Williams, Dallas filmmaker who recently released “Finding Miriam
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