They say everything is bigger in Texas and when it comes to voter disenfranchisement that saying holds true. Home to onerous voter ID laws, the most restrictive voter registration laws in the country, and misinformation about voting while incarcerated, few states make the process of voting harder than Texas. Ensuring voting access is Texas is imperative to allow for a safe and fair election in a state where the margins of victory get smaller and smaller. Check the info below to see how you can take action.
Contact Governor Abbott and Secretary Hughs
Contact Governor Abbott, Secretary Hughs, and the TX State Legislature to demand that they:
- Expand early voting
- Expand excuses for vote by mail, including adding the coronavirus to the list of criteria
- Provide PPE for poll workers
- Allow same day voter registration
- Allow online voter registration
- Repeal photo/voter ID requirements
- Restore voting rights for individuals convicted of felonies and disseminate information on restoration of voting rights, including the fact that individuals convicted of misdemeanors CAN vote while incarcerated
Get Ready to Vote
Set a Reminder on Your Calendar of the Start of In-person Early Voting
Learn more about early voting in Texas such as what it is exactly and when it is available.
Learn Texas’ voting laws
Learn more about voting in Texas including important deadlines, registration information, and where/how to vote.
Call Your City Council Members and Mayors
Become a Democracy Organizer for Your Community
As a Democracy Organizer, you’ll receive training and assistance on how to activate your own team of volunteers. Your mission: to use the resources available to you through Brady and March for Our Lives to help your volunteers take the action to eliminate the barriers to accessible voting, for this years election and beyond.
What does that actually mean? We’ll ask you to create your own team of volunteers made up of your friends and family. Then we’ll train you on the campaign’s strategy and tactics. So in an average week on the campaign, we’ll ask you to set up a video-conference meeting with your team where you’ll explain the team’s actions for the week. Don’t worry--you won’t be expected to do this on your own. We’ll help every step of the way! We expect this work will take 5-7 hours a week.