In 2020 voters showed up in historic numbers—that deserves support, not restrictions.

Houston in Action is working to protect Texans' access to the ballot box. Some Texas lawmakers want to use the legislative session going on RIGHT NOW to restrict voter access.  If successful, their efforts will make voting harder for working people, people with disabilities, people who count on voting by mail to cast their ballot, and people who live in Harris County, where some of the largest voting centers in the country would be banned.

They want to scare civil servants, tireless poll workers, people who register voters, and election workers with threats of fines, and even jail time if they make a mistake.

SB7, the voter suppression bill currently in Conference Committee at the Texas Capitol could include:

  • a ban on drive-through voting
  • a requirement that mail-in voting applicants with health difficulties provide a doctor's note or other proof of illness
  • eliminating extended voting hours
  • limiting the number of voting machines at a polling place

 Texas is already one of the hardest states to vote in in the country. All legislators should expand access, not restrict it. Legislation under consideration by our state lawmakers  are a threat to our democracy, an embarrassment, and take us back in time that history has not judged well.

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Contact members of the Conference Committee in the House and Senate to tell them they should, "oppose ANY legislation that would put up barriers to and/or decrease voting access."

Share this message with your House representative and Senator - find your representative here or use this patch-thru link (available in English and Spanish) to reach your House Rep. via Texas Organizing Project

Share this message with the Speaker of the House Dade Phelan at (512) 463-1000; dade.phelan@speaker.texas.gov 

Share this message with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick at (512) 463-0001 (office line); (512) 463-5342 (message line); dan.patrick@ltgov.texas.gov

Share this message with Governor Greg Abbott at (512) 463-2000

Houston-area Conference Committee Members

Paul Bettencourt

Senate District 7 - Tomball, Cypress, Spring, Jersey Village

(713) 464-0282

Lois Kolkhorst

Senate District 18 - Katy, Sugar Land, Rosenberg

(281) 394-5610

Briscoe Cain

House District 128 - Pearland, Deer Park, La Porte, Crosby, Baytown

(512) 463-0733

Jacey Jetton

House District 26 - Sugar Land, Richmond

(281) 240-0342
United Way of Greater Houston 2020 Census Response Grant