logotxtw.png
reyetslogo.png

POSTS

Posts

Forum Posts

Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 29, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
GEORGETOWN — When the Rev. Dr. William Barber speaks, his listeners lean in. His large frame bent forward, the lilt in his voice easily fills the space between them as he preaches on racial and economic equality and justice. But on this muggy, overcast morning in Georgetown, a suburban community north of Austin, the pastor turned activist did not rise to sermonize. On Wednesday, and for the next few days, his ministry will be carried out by marching. #VotingRights #MarchforVotingRights #Georgetown #Texas
Invoking the spirit of Selma, Texas activists begin 27-mile march demanding federal action on voting rights content media
17
3
7
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 29, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
The House Oversight Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on voting rights Thursday morning. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Watch the live video above.
10
0
2
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 28, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/30e175a85e10d64f5fc908cba87bcdeba8c50b40/0_200_6000_3600/master/6000.jpg?width=445&quality=45&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=2&s=b5889ddd10ef9842b5ce6677462e12f0 Jake Ellzey of Texas won a US House seat on Tuesday night over a fellow Republican rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over Susan Wright, the widow of the late Representative Ron Wright, in a special congressional election runoff near Dallas is likely to be celebrated by Trump antagonists who have warned against his continued hold on the GOP. Trump backed Wright from the start and had made one last attempt to give her a boost with a telephone rally on Monday night. #VotingRights #HousememberJakeEllzey #Texas #GOP
Voters reject Trump-endorsed Republican in Texas special election content media
11
1
5
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 28, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
Civil rights activists and voting rights groups this week are intensifying pressure on Congress to advance federal voting rights legislation as a bulwark against an array of new laws in Republican-controlled states that make it harder to vote. Activists say they also are growing increasingly impatient with President Joe Biden and his reluctance to demand an end to the Senate's filibuster rule that establishes a 60-vote threshold to advance most legislation in the chamber. They want Biden to exert pressure on Democratic holdouts on the filibuster to allow a pair of federal voting bills to pass the Senate by a simple majority vote. The bills, activists say, will counteract efforts by Republicans to restrict voting access as former President Donald Trump and his allies persist with false claims of a rigged election. #VotingRIghtd #PresBiden #Filibuster
'Time for action:' Voting and civil rights groups intensify pressure on Biden and Congress to move on federal election bills
Fredreka Schout content media
9
4
8
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 27, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
Ken Bennett, a Republican official and spokesperson for the Maricopa County election audit, was barred last week from entering the audit building. The Arizona Republic reported that Bennett is now persona non grata at the ongoing recount because he shared sample data from the count with election-technology analysts Larry Moore and Benny White. #VotingRights #Arizona #Republicans
A Republican official stood by the original vote count in Arizona's Maricopa County. Now he's being barred from the Cyber Ninjas audit site. content media
6
1
3
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 27, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
There’s a problem buried inside Texas’s latest election bill, and it’s not one of the headline-grabbing restrictions that have torn the Legislature apart during the special session. Nonetheless, it could disenfranchise a significant number of the state’s voters. #VotingRights #Texas
The Texas Election Bill Contains a New Obstacle to Voting That Almost No One Is Talking About content media
6
2
4
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 26, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
A bloc of House conservatives on Friday pressed Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to force a floor vote by next week to oust Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for blocking two Republicans from serving on the special committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Such a vote on what’s known as a “motion to vacate the chair” would be quickly rejected by Democrats, who control the majority, and some moderate Republicans. #SpeakerPelosi #SenateRepublicans #Jan6
Freedom Caucus presses McCarthy to force vote to oust Pelosi content media
3
0
2
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 26, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
Republicans seeking to change state voting laws in the face of opposition from Democratic governors or unwilling legislatures are zeroing in on another path — enacting fresh restrictions via ballot initiatives. In Michigan and Pennsylvania, key battlegrounds that President Joe Biden flipped back blue in 2020, as well as in Massachusetts, Republicans are at the beginning stages of a lengthy process to put proposed limits directly to the voters. #VotingRights #PresBiden #Republicans
Republicans increasingly look to ballot initiatives as way to enact voting measures content media
3
1
3
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 23, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
Pennsylvania’s top election official has decertified the voting machines of a sparsely populated county that disclosed that it had agreed to requests by local Republican lawmakers and allowed a software firm to inspect the machines as part of an “audit” after the 2020 election. #VotingRights #VoterSupression
Pennsylvania decertifies county’s voting system after audit content media
5
0
2
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 23, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
Eighteen states have enacted 30 new laws that make it harder to vote, according to a new tally by the liberal-leaning Brennan Center for Justice that tracks state activity through July 14. #VotingRights #VoterSupression
Eighteen states have enacted new laws that make it harder to vote content media
4
1
2
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 22, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
First-term Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez knows what it takes to sue a state over legislative maps alleged to violate the Voting Rights Act — the New Mexico lawyer has done it. Before running for Congress in 2020, the Democrat represented Native American tribes in her state suing over legislative maps after the 2000 census — which resulted in changes to the maps. #VotingRights #RepFernandez
Democrats leverage legal experience in voting rights push content media
5
1
6
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 22, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
Biden says he believes Democrats, Republicans can work together to find out what happened on Jan. 6. That came hours after Nancy Pelosi rejected 2 Republicans who were picked for the House committee. Biden says getting rid of the filibuster would 'throw the entire Congress into the chaos.' But the president said a push to protect voting rights shouldn't be all about the filibuster. #VotingRights #PresBiden #GOPFilibuster #COVID19Plan
COVID-19, the economy and voting rights: 5 takeaways from Biden's CNN town hall in Ohio content media
6
2
3
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 21, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
As a host of states try to change their voting rules, most Americans say they'd prefer the voting process to be left alone — or made easier. Relatively few want it to be harder after an election that saw record turnout. With the fight over voting attracting national attention, partisans say it's a high-stakes battle that affects their electoral fortunes. Republicans think Democrats will do better in elections if voting becomes easier. At the same time, Democrats think they'll suffer if it becomes harder to vote, and they believe many of their constituent groups, including Hispanic and Black Americans, would lose political power. #VotingRights #VotingAccess #Democrats #Republicans
Most Americans don't want voting to be harder; Democrats and GOP see political fortunes at stake - CBS News study content media
11
1
4
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 21, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
Vice President Kamala Harris says she is speaking with Republican senators on a key piece of voting legislation. During a phone interview with CBS News, the vice president said there is "no bright line" defining whom she speaks to about voting rights legislation. She said it's "a non-partisan issue" and "should be approached that way." In response to a question about whether she had spoken with any GOP senators about S. 1, the sweeping voting rights bill that has been blocked in the Senate, she replied, "I have spoken to Republican senators — both elected Republicans and Republican leaders," Harris said, and she identified one GOP senator. #VotingRights #VicePresHarris #GOP
Kamala Harris says she's speaking with GOP senators about voting rights legislation content media
11
1
2
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 20, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
https://www.startribune.com/klobuchar-holds-georgia-field-hearing-in-voting-rights-push/600079424/ Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Senate Democrats are trying to reinvigorate their struggling campaign to pass elections legislation, convening a committee hearing in Georgia on Monday to highlight Republican-led changes in the state. The new state law, which Democrats have derided as an attack on voting rights, followed former President Donald Trump's outrage over losing Georgia in last year's presidential election and his false claims about widespread fraud. "We shed a light on a really bad law that was specifically intended to disenfranchise voters and make it harder to vote," Klobuchar, a Democrat, said in an interview after the hearing of the Senate Rules Committee she chairs. #VotingRights #SenKlobuchar #SenateDemocrats
Klobuchar holds Georgia field hearing in voting rights push content media
11
3
4
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 20, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
For the first time in 20 years, the Senate Rules Committee held a field hearing on Monday, this time in Atlanta to discuss voting rights as Democrats push for federal reform in the wake of sweeping legislation in Georgia -- and in GOP-led legislatures across the country -- which Democrats argue will make it harder for voters to cast their ballots. #VotingRights #SenateDemocrats #Georgia
Senate Democrats take voting rights push to Georgia content media
11
3
4
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 19, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
Denying Republicans a quorum to enact voting restrictions will cost Texas Democrats north of $1 million, according to the state legislator leading the fundraising effort. More than 50 Democratic members of the state House fled Austin for Washington, D.C., last Monday, paralyzing the House just as the GOP was advancing sweeping changes in elections during a special session. Under the Texas Constitution, the Legislature requires a quorum of two-thirds of lawmakers to be present to conduct state business in either chamber. #VotingRights #TexasDemocrats #VotingRightsBills
Texas Democrats' escape to block voting bill will cost around $1.5 million, legislator says
 content media
8
4
5
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 19, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
The Texas Democrats who fled the state last week to block voting restrictions plan a week of events with national advocates and labor leaders, election officials and other Democrats as they seek to keep the pressure on Congress to pass federal voting legislation. The legislators will take part in a five-day conference starting Monday that will bring guest speakers and other lawmakers to work with the Texas coalition. Service Employees International Union Texas and Mi Familia Vota, a national civic engagement group, are hosting the event. #VotingRights #TexasDemocrats #Fivedayconference
Texas Democrats to spotlight national voting rights with week of events content media
8
2
5
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 18, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3m ballots cast in last year’s presidential election, undercutting Donald Trump’s claims of a stolen election as his allies continue a disputed ballot review in the state’s most populous county. The 182 cases identified by the Associated Press represent instances where problems were clear enough that officials referred them for further review. So far, only four cases have led to charges, including those identified in a separate state investigation. No one has been convicted. No vote was counted twice. #VotingRights #Arizona #VoterFraudCasesLow
Arizona counties find fewer than 200 possible voter fraud cases among 3m 2020 ballots content media
8
3
3
Clarence Snuggs
Advocate
Advocate
Jul 18, 2021
In COMMUNITY FEED
Atlanta (CNN)The fight for voting rights intensified this week with a Black woman lawmaker being arrested while protesting, Texas House Democrats fleeing the state to block Republicans from passing voter restrictions, and Black civil rights leaders blasting President Joe Biden for falling short of their demand to discuss ending the filibuster in his speech. On Friday, 20 Black women organizers met with Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss their concerns about the nationwide assault on voting rights and the urgent need for support from the White House. The leaders of several Black civil rights groups met with Biden last week about the same issues. #VotingRights #CongressmanJohnLewis #Democrats
Fight for voting rights intensifies as the nation marks one year since civil rights icon John Lewis' death content media
8
3
4