Texas lawmakers push for voting rights in D.C., meeting with Vice President Harris

June 17, 2021

More than a dozen Texas lawmakers, including three from Tarrant County, met with Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday in Washington where they called for federal action to protect voting rights.

The meeting comes after members of the Texas House of Representatives walked out to block an election bill widely criticized as voter suppression legislation. Rep. Nicole Collier of Fort Worth, Rep. Chris Turner of Grand Prairie and Sen. Beverly Powell of Burleson are among the elected officials who joined Harris at the White House.

All citizens have the right to vote. Constitutionally, it is their right, Harris said at the meeting’s start. What we are seeing are examples of an attempt to interfere with that right and attempt to marginalize and take from people a right that has already been given.

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