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Thu May 26, 2016, 12:56 PM

Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, says the new Congressional Voting Rights Caucus

also will work to strike down laws in Texas and other states that require voters to show photo ID to cast a ballot. Texas’ voter ID law is “the clearest manifestation of modern day suppression tactics,” Veasey said at the caucus launch. “They must be done away with immediately so that everyone can have full access to the ballot box.”

Veasey is the lead plaintiff in a legal challenge to the state’s voter ID law, a case that is before a federal appeals court Tuesday.

The caucus emerges nearly three years after the Supreme Court struck down key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a move that Veasey and other congressional members said has helped give rise to voter suppression efforts across the country. The Voting Rights Caucus so far has nearly 60 members, including Texas Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas; Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston; Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio; and Al Green, D-Houston.

The caucus’s first order of business, the new members said, is to urge Congress to update the Voting Rights Act in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling. The nation’s highest court effectively eliminated the requirement for Texas and eight other southern states to receive pre-clearance in order to change its election laws, saying the criteria used to monitor them were outdated.

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2016/05/blasting-texas-voter-id-law-fort-worth-congressman-launches-group-focused-on-voting-rights.html/


It was a good article until the DMN decided to add input from Hans von Spakovsky, (a shill) legal scholar with the conservative-leaning Heritage Foundation.



Marc Veasey is someone to watch. Glad to call him one of our own (Fort Worth)!


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Thu May 26, 2016, 01:07 PM

1. K&R for visibility. nt

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Thu May 26, 2016, 01:19 PM

2. Thank you for the k'n'r

Hopefully more people will see it. I'm glad that someone in congress is working on changing the corrupt voter id laws across this country.

Marc has had to deal with gerrymandering in our state. Sometimes good things can come out of Texas. Marc Veasey is a good guy, glad he is heading up this project!





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