Texas GOP Lying, Cancelling Democracy, & Attacking Voting Rights

Read what business, faith, and voting rights leaders are saying about Greg Abbott’s and Republican legislators’ efforts to jam into law Jim Crow-style voter suppression bills
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“Business, religious and community leaders everywhere are exposing the voter suppression bills pushed by Greg Abbott and Texas Republicans as the Texas version of the “Big Lie.” No Texas Republican can support this effort and still call themselves patriotic, pro-business, or a person of moral conviction. They are launching an all-out assault on democracy using the weapons of racism.”
– Matt Angle, Lone Star Project Director

Read what business, faith, and voting rights leaders are saying about Greg Abbott’s and Republican legislators’ efforts to jam into law Jim Crow-style voter suppression bills that threaten our economy while undermining the rights and voting strength of minority citizens, the elderly, the disabled, and new voters of all ages and ethnicities.

  • “To make American’s stance clear: We are strongly opposed to this bill and others like it. As a Texas-based business, we must stand up for the rights of our team members and customers who call Texas home, and honor the sacrifices made by generations of Americans to protect and expand the right to vote.” American Airlines, April 1, 2021
  • “Cumulatively over the 2021-45 period, measures restricting voter access could be expected to lead to total losses in gross product of just over -$1.5 trillion as well as almost -6.9 million jobyears of employment.” The Perryman Group Report on Economic Impact of SB7 and HB 6
  • “Free, fair, equitable access to voting is the foundation of American democracy. Those right – especially for women, communities of color – have ben hard-earned. Governments should ensure citizens have their voices heard. HB6 does the opposite, and we are opposed to it.” Michael Dell, CEO, Dell Technologies
  • “These bills are full of provisions that any reasonable person can see will suppress the votes of minorities and other vulnerable Texans.” – Reverend Frederick Haynes III, Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
  • “It shows cavalier disrespect for local voters and the officials who serve them for the state to dictate the number of voting machines officials may place at a given polling location.” Rabbi Nancy Kasten, Faith Commons, Dallas, Texas
  • “And they knew better. They are not idiots. They are deceitful, disingenuous, cynical, and very dangerous people to our democracy. And what they are trying to do in our state mirrors what has happened in Georgia. So, hopefully, people understand that these are not people to be believed.” Gregg Popovich, Head Coach, San Antonio Spurs
  • “This impacts all Americans, but we also need to acknowledge the history of voting rights for African-Americans, and as African-American executives in corporate America, what we were saying is we want corporate America to understand that, and we want them to work with us.” Kenneth Chenault, Former Executive, American Express
  • “So it just seems like this voter suppression virus has infected the entire Republican Party. They are doing this all across the country, and it’s really remarkable to see how orchestrated it is.” Ari Berman, Writer, Mother Jones

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