The Texas Voter ID law is NOT law, but the State of Texas is suing the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to try and make it so. That’s why the Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund is in Washington, D.C. this week to attend the Texas v. Holder trial. The law could disenfranchise millions of Texas voters – especially college students and young voters. Here’s a short video about this proposed law:
The trial is set to begin Monday, July 9, in United States District Court before a three-panel judge. The Texas League along with a group of African-American college students from Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern universities are defendant-intervenors in the lawsuit, represented by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. We are arguing that the Voter ID law is discriminatory and present major obstacles for young minority voters – particularly college students to vote. The law, as written, allows voters to use a concealed handgun license as an acceptable form of identification, but not a student ID card from colleges and universities. STAY TUNED!
Contact texas [at] youngvoter.org for interview opportunities and more information.