DNC Statement on Voter Suppression Bill Advancing in Texas Legislature

Today, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement in response to news that Republicans in the Texas House voted to pass SB 1, advancing it to the Senate and once again jeopardizing voting rights:

“Republican lawmakers in Texas have just made their latest attempt to suppress the voices of voters through the passage of Senate Bill 1, which would put up new barriers to vote and disproportionately impact voters of color. I am thankful for the leadership of Texas Democrats who have been working relentlessly to stop this legislation and whose example inspires us all to continue to live up to the good trouble my dear friend Congressman John Lewis called us to by passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For The People Act. This fight has never been more urgent and the DNC will not rest in combating egregious Republican anti-voter efforts to strip Americans of their right to make their voices heard at the ballot box.”