The League has been engaged in a David and Goliath battle with the State of Texas over Voter ID for more than a year now. Many seasoned allies initially advised us to “get ready, because Voter ID was the new law.” But we did not give up, and now we’ve taken the battle to the courts.
With your support, we enabled students from historically black colleges and universities to share their hardships and work with us to request denial of SB-14, the unjust Texas Voter ID law. As a result, the Department of Justice denied pre-clearance to SB-14, but the Texas Attorney General and Governor still seek to enact the law in time for the 2012 election.
Again, we say, NO! Under the legal counsel of the NAACP–LDF, the Texas League has been added as defendant-intervenors in the Texas v. Holder Voter ID lawsuit to defend the right of young Texans to vote.
We didn’t start this battle; we simply answered the call.
In Texas, we are on the precipice of a victory that would never have been possible without the support of activists, like you, across the country. You got us this far, but Voter ID laws still threaten voter access across the country. Help us share our story to keep the nation fighting for Voter Protection in this critical election year.
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The future needs you: not for them, for us. Let’s continue to win!
Texas State Director