It's becoming clearer that too many legislators are determined to see Jim Crow ride again in Texas. Today the House Elections Committee advanced a sweeping voter suppression bill targeting Texans of color. Check out our press release. Read More

Republican efforts to make it harder for Texans -- especially Texans of color -- to vote are racing forward this week. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's Senate on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a sweeping voter suppression bill, and a key House committee heard testimony on its own version today. Check out our press release:…… Read More

Republican lawmakers made clear this week that their priority is to suppress the vote in Texas -- especially for Texans of color -- rather than suppress a virus that has killed nearly 50,000 in this state alone. Check out our press release today. Read More

The 86th session of the Texas Legislature is history. Lawmakers left town on Monday following a session that, generally speaking, had fewer of the culture war fights we've come to expect. You can attribute that to elections, and it seems the results of last November have elected officials worried about their fates at the ballot box in November of 2020. Still, on certain issues — like abortion — lawmakers seem all-too willing to continue to pass extremist laws based on lies at the expense of Texas women. Here's our overview of what came of this session on the issues we followed. Read More

We just sent out the following statement on the end of the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature. Read More

Texas Civil Rights Project

The supporters of #HB6 and #SB7 challenged people to “read the bills and point to voter suppression.” Today, 63 civil rights orgs have gladly accepted that challenge & are releasing two joint statements outlining some of the sections that would harm voters the most #txlege pic.twitter.com/qvox…