In a state where white people are now a minority, the Texas GOP plans to stay in control by repealing the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
This isn’t hyperbole. It’s a full-blown red alert. The Texas Republican Convention wrapped up yesterday, and the GOP has a new platform. It’s terrifying for so many reasons, and one of those reasons is they’ve added to their platform their intent to repeal the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
You can find this on their platform, on page 35, line number 1399, plank 244.
During the last legislative session, they passed countless voter suppression bills. Republicans claimed, again and again, it was about voter integrity and making it hard to cheat. Of course, we all knew that was bullshit, but it seems they are no longer interested in hiding behind cleverly-crafted language and have let their true intentions be known.
The Texas Republican Party does not want people of color to vote, and the best way for them to achieve that is to repeal the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
They are saying the silent part out loud, and it’s worse than we thought.
Our country and our state are in grave danger. What do you think will happen if Republicans succeed in rolling the clock back to a time when only white people could freely vote? What comes after that?
Texas Republicans don’t believe in equality, and they don’t believe in the right for all people to vote. The Texas Republican’s 2022 platform is a dictator, religious zealot, white nationalist’s manifesto.
Only one reason the GOP would want to repeal the 1965 Voting Rights entirely is to deny minorities voting rights, just like they did before 1965.
It’s not enough to vote, it’s an emergency, and everyone needs to have their sleeves rolled up.
Donate if you can, but that’s okay if you don’t have the money. You can volunteer your time. If you don’t have time, that’s okay.
You should be talking to everyone you know. Help spread the word about what’s at stake in this election. Learn about the critical dates. Call your family and friends, and ensure they’re registered to vote by the deadline.
When early voting starts, call them every day to see if they voted yet, offer them a ride to the polls, and go with them if you need to.
If you do not vote against the Texas GOP in November, you may never have the chance to vote again.
If you think this is all hyperbole, you haven’t been paying attention.
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