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You have the chance to stand strong against the ongoing efforts by Rick Perry and other Republican state leaders in the Legislature to undermine the voting rights of millions of Texans. The House and Senate Special Select Committees on Redistricting will hold public hearings this week and next week. Here's the schedule:
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You have the chance to stand strong against the ongoing efforts by Rick Perry and other Republican state leaders in the Legislature to undermine the voting rights of millions of Texans.

The House and Senate Special Select Committees on Redistricting will hold public hearings this week and next week. Here’s the schedule:

House Redistricting Hearings

DALLAS
Thursday, June 6th
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
DART Headquarters Building
Boardroom, 1st Floor
1401 Pacific Ave. Dallas, TX 75202

SAN ANTONIO
Monday, June 10th
2 p.m.
VIA Metro Center
Terry Eskridge Community Room
1021 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212

HOUSTON
Wednesday, June 12th
2 p.m.
University of Houston
Michael J. Cemo Hall, Room 100 D
4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX 77004

Senate Redistricting Hearings

AUSTIN
Thursday, June 6th
9 a.m.
Texas State Capitol
Capitol Extension, Room E 1.036 (Finance)
Austin, TX

CORPUS CHRISTI
Friday, June 7th
5 p.m.
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
HRI Conference Center
6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

HOUSTON
Saturday, June 8th
11 a.m.
University of Houston
Michael J. Cemo Hall
4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77004

Here are the key points:

  • The current interim Congressional and State House maps don’t reflect the racial and political makeup of Texas.
  • The current maps contain many of the same elements that a federal court ruled to be in violation of the Voting Rights Act.
  • The Federal Court ruled that Texas Republican leaders engaged in intentional discrimination, which disqualifies any part of the map that the legislature drew.
  • Tell state leaders that any fair congressional maps should:
    • Protect the four existing African American and eight Latino districts
    • Create a new Latino district in Dallas-Fort Worth
    • Create an additional Latino district in the Harris County region
    • Restore an Austin-based Travis County district
    • Reunite the Latino neighborhoods in Corpus Christi into a Latino district; and
    • Restore the voting strength of Latino voters in San Antonio/West Texas District 23.

Click here for a congressional redistricting fact sheet.

We know this is short notice. That’s the way the Republicans planned it- hoping that you won’t attend.

Don’t let Rick Perry and the Republicans get away with it.

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