Ahead of the Texas House’s expected vote on election bill HB6 / SB7 on Thursday, May 6, Texas Organizing Project’s (TOP) Deputy Director Brianna Brown released the following statement:
“HB6 and SB7 have absolutely nothing to do with election integrity. Instead, they seek to dilute the electoral power of Black and Latino voters. Texas Organizing Project will continue to put pressure on companies and people in positions of power to condemn not only these bills but the politicians backing them.”
“While we’re encouraged that companies like HP, Microsoft, and Unilever are stepping up for voting rights, it’s going to take more from Texans and businesses to stop this voter suppression from reaching Governor Abbott’s desk.”
“We’re calling on members of the Texas House to vote against HB6 and SB7 and call them what they are — Jim and Jane Crow 2.0.”
Texas Organizing Project organizes Black and Latino communities in Dallas, Harris and Bexar counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve. For more information, visit organizetexas.org.
This statement was sent out May 6, 2021.