|The legal battle to protect Texas voters against a law designed to suppress turnout and deny basic voting rights has been raging for over five years. Yesterday, was the sixth decision by federal judges striking down Texas’ Voter ID law, ruling that the discriminatory Texas law creates an illegal barrier for Texans of color to exercise their constitutional right to vote.|
Whenever a tough and protracted legal battle is won, plenty of credit is deserved by all of those who joined the effort. However, special praise and acknowledgment goes to those with the courage and tenacity to plan, file and fight the battle from beginning to end. They are the ones who weighed in hard when others held back. They do the hard and the right thing for Texas voters – even when nobody is watching
That’s why today, we shine the Lone Star Spotlight on lead plaintiff Congressman Marc Veasey and his outstanding legal counsel, Chad Dunn and J. Gerald Hebert, who took the lead, took the lumps and are winning the case against the discriminatory Texas voter ID law.