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:
- ACLU of Texas
- Common Cause Texas
- Go Vote Texas
- League of Women Voters of Texas
- MOVE Texas
- NAACP Texas
- Texas Civil Rights Project
- Texas Organizing Project
- Texas Public Interest Research Group
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
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN TEXAS
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 the Freedom to Vote Act.
Protect our right to VOTE!
Tell Governor Abbott to protect our freedom to vote. Senate Bill 1 is a threat to our democracy. Email the Governor to demand that your voice is heard!
ACT NOW! Protect Our Right to Vote!
Urge legislators to protect our right to vote! Sign the petition to demand the protection of our rights and the elimination of voter suppression!
The political and demographic future of America will look like what Fort Bend County, Texas, looks like now, demographers believe. The county is extremely diverse and its population exploded over the last decade. But this fall, Republicans could blunt the remarkable transformation happening in Fort Bend County and across Texas with gerrymandering.
Texas is seeing the vote-dampening effects of its new voter ID requirement. The state rejected thousands of mail-in ballots that came in ahead of the March 1 primary. Under the new law, voters must submit their driver’s license number, a Texas ID number or the last four digits of their Social Security number that matches their voter registration file.