Washington, D.C. – Today, Members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus were arrested by United States Capitol Police during their “Day of Action on Voting Rights” as they marched to the U.S. Senate calling for the passage of federal voter protection legislation.
Mexican American Legislative Caucus Chair Rafael Anchía (D-Dallas), Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) and Texas Legislative Black Caucus Chair Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth) released the following joint statement in support of the Congressional Black Caucus:
“We stand in solidarity with the Representatives of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus who marched today to call attention to the nationwide fight for the freedom to vote. We are disgusted to see their peaceful protest end in the United States Capitol Police using zip ties on distinguished Members of Congress as they put them under arrest.
“Texas House Democrats are here in Washington, D.C. to call for federal voter protection legislation and advocate against any proposed deliberate barriers to vote. The extreme response by the USCP in the face of the Congressional Black Caucus’ peaceful protest is exactly why we need it.”