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Dallas News

Letters to the Editor - American policy, Texas’ election and abortion laws, Oilwell Supply Building

Re: “American policy matters — China’s autocratic ascendance must remind us we stand for human rights and freedom,” Saturday Editorials. Thank you for this very well-written reminder of America’s true place in the world. In spite of our many stumbles, such as the debacle in Afghanistan, we remain the best hope for the future in these troubled times. I can only imagine how this editorial must have rankled many of the younger members of your organization who have been taught that America is inherently racist, evil, etc. Nice to see adults are still in charge in some places.
TEXAS STATE
keranews.org

Special Election Runoff State House District In North Texas Set For Sept. 28

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that Sept. 28 will be the date of the special election runoff to replace former state Rep. Jake Ellzey, R-Waxahachie, setting up a two-week sprint to the contest. Early voting begins Monday. The runoff features two Republicans: John Wray, Ellzey's predecessor in the seat,...
TEXAS STATE
ntdaily.com

Students, faculty and politicians react to statewide voting changes

When Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1 on Sept, 7, he promoted the legislation as tightening election integrity. For political science associate professor Gloria Cox, Abbott’s words clashed with reality. “If there were problems with electoral integrity, I would be the first to want the problems corrected, as I...
DENTON, TX
klif.com

Date Set for District 10 Runoff Election

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that September 28 will be the date of the special election runoff to replace former state Representative Jake Ellzey. Two Republicans are in the runoff, Ellzey’s predecessor John Wray and the former chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Health...
DALLAS, TX
texasdemocrats.org

U.S. Senate’s New Voting Rights Bill Is Key Step Forward, Testament To Texas Democrats’ Leadership

AUSTIN, Texas — Tuesday, Texas Democrats celebrated the announcement of U.S. Senate Democrats’ new voting rights bill, the Freedom to Vote Act. The new legislation is a key step forward to breaking an impasse on voting rights legislation desperately needed to protect the cornerstone of our democracy and millions of Americans’ right to be heard at the ballot box.
TEXAS STATE
Dallas News

Your candidates share your views, but will they strengthen democracy?

Perhaps surprisingly, public engagement in democracy has increased during this time of polarized US politics. Americans contribute money to candidates, attend political rallies or work for campaigns, according to the Pew Research Center. The Census Bureau reported that voter turnout reached an all-time high in 2020. And many politicians are talking about the importance of the country’s democratic institutions.
DALLAS, TX
Denton Record-Chronicle

History won’t judge kindly Texas’ voter suppression law

This editorial first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News. Guest editorials don’t necessarily reflect the Denton Record-Chronicle’s opinions. Consider, if you will, two photographs of legislation being signed in carefully staged ceremonies. The subject of both pieces of legislation is voting, a citizen’s most powerful tool in the workshop of democracy. The men signing the documents are both Texans.
TEXAS STATE

Texas Democrats Celebrate National Disability Voter Registration Week

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on the start of National Disability Voter Registration Week:. “Happy National Disability Voter Registration Week! This week, and all throughout the year, we celebrate the work of Americans with disabilities to push our democracy forward — and we take action to ensure every voter in the disability community can cast their ballot.
DALLAS, TX
twu.edu

Civic engagement remains high at TWU

While rates of institutional-level participation in the 2020 presidential election are still unavailable due to shifts in enrollment patterns, overall participation rates in the past election were high for all voters. According to Washington Monthly, ​​for the first time since the U.S. let 18-year-olds vote, more than half of all...
DALLAS, TX