THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Texas

MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY

Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.

Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:

LEARN ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN TEXAS

An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!

VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR TEXAS

VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters.  Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!

VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN TEXAS

An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.

LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN TEXAS

A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.

LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN TEXAS  


Twenty-four states, including Texas, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures.  Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience.  LEARN MORE!

Texas DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!

Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.

Urgent Action

Stop Voter Suppression in Texas!

Tell Governor Abbott to protect our freedom to vote. Senate Bill 7 is a threat to democracy. Email the Governor to make your vote count!

 

TELL YOUR SENATORS THE FILIBUSTER MUST END!

Urge your Senators to ensure the filibuster does not stand in the way of passing urgent legislation that strengthens our democracy. We urgently need our government to pass legislation that rises to meet the challenges of this moment.

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Success Stories

Facing State Felony Charges for Disrupting 'Critical Infrastructure,' Greenpeace Activists Denounce Fossil Fuel 'Bullying Tactic'

 Greenpeace activists who rappelled off a bridge above the Houston Ship Channel last week, blockading the major “fossil fuel thoroughfare,” denounced the charges they now face and said Monday that the real menace was not their act of civil disobedience but the country’s failure to take sufficient action to avert climate catastrophe