(TEXAS) – Today, the White House announced a group of ten Democratic state representatives and senators would be travelling to Washington, D.C. next Wednesday for a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss the ongoing fight to protect voting rights.
Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner and Texas Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Carol Alvarado issued the following joint statement:
“We look forward to the opportunity to speak with Vice President Harris on one of the most pressing civil rights issues facing our state and our nation. As state senators and representatives, we will continue to fight with every tool we have against discriminatory legislation that will make it harder for all Texans to vote, and that will create even more barriers to access for voters in marginalized communities. It is imperative that the U.S. Congress does the same.
“In our meeting with Vice President Harris, we intend to thank her and President Biden for speaking out against vote suppression legislation and for supporting efforts to protect voting rights across the country. We also intend to underscore the importance of passing HR 1 and other critical reforms, and urge those in power to take action as soon as possible — for the sake of all Texans and all Americans.”
The following members will participate in the meeting:
- Rep. Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie), Chair, House Democratic Caucus
- Rep. Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth), Chair, Texas Legislative Black Caucus
- Rep. Rafael Anchía (D-Dallas), Chair, Mexican American Legislative Caucus
- Rep. Jessica González (D-Dallas)
- Rep. Gina Hinojosa (D-Austin)
- Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio)
- Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston)
- Sen. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston), Chair, Senate Democratic Caucus
- Sen. Beverly Powell (D-Burleson)
- Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas)