Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, lead plaintiff in the lawsuit Veasey v. Abbott, released the following statement after the Department of Justice urged a federal court in Texas not to take further action on the Texas Voter ID case arguing that changes enacted by the Texas Legislature no longer discriminates against minority voters:
Washington, D.C. – In the wake of President Trump’s request from all 50 states to hand over voters’ sensitive information in his ongoing effort to dismantle the voting integrity of our nation, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, introduced H.R.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States rejected North Carolina’s appeal to reinstate its discriminatory and suppressive voting tactics:
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, co-chairman of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, released the following statement after President Trump announced the formation of his misleadingly named 'Election Integrity Commission':
Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after a three- federal judge panel ruled that Texas Republicans intentionally discriminated against African American and Latino voters when they drew the 2011 Texas House maps:
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after the three-judge Federal District Court in San Antonio issued a 2-1 ruling that the 2011 congressional district maps enacted by the Texas Republican state legislature discriminates against minority Texas voters:
A 2013 Supreme Court decision hung ominously over the 2016 presidential election as Congress left for the campaign trail in October. While voters were being inundated with campaign ads and constant coverage of the 2016 election cycle, there was little media coverage regarding a sizable segment of the U.S.
The ability to vote is one of the most precious rights we have in this country. Chinese Americans know that because they were denied that right for 60 long years through the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Though much progress has been made for the Asian American Pacific Islander Community since then, it is alarming that today, that right is being threatened.
With today’s third anniversary of the Shelby v. Holder decision, I am reminded of two poll tax receipts hanging in my Congressional office. On January 31, 1949, my grandparents traveled to the tax assessor’s office in Jack County to pay their annual poll tax.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Rep. Marc Veasey and Members of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus will hold a press conference to demand immediate Congressional action on voting rights legislation. On the heels of the three-year anniversary of the Shelby v.
In The News
WASHINGTON -- Texas’ voter identification law violates federal laws prohibiting electoral discrimination and must be amended before the November election, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — Democrats and civil rights groups are calling on Congress to act on legislation to restore a key provision of the Voting Rights Act the Supreme Court eliminated three years ago.
As a young civil rights activist, Congressman John Lewis was brutally beaten marching for the right to vote in Selma, Alabama. Lewis's heroism spurred the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the country's most important civil rights law.
'Give Us the Ballot' author says the gutting of the Voting Rights Act could affect the 2016 election
In a small press room on the fourth floor of the Cannon House building, an oversized crowd heard Revs.
Tuesday marked the launch of the first Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. The caucus held a press conference outside the Capitol, led by Co-Chairs Representative Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Representative Terri Sewell (AL-7) announcing the formation of the caucus and the policy goals it hopes to advance.
The stakes, no matter who's argument you believe, are incredibly high. If you take the state of Texas' side, argued Tuesday in front of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, requiring specific, high-security photo identification from every voter in the state is essential to preventing widespread chaos and voter fraud, to keep the entire state from turning into Richard J. Daley's Chicago.
WASHINGTON — Ahead of what’s likely to be the first presidential election since 1964 without the Voting Rights Act in full effect, more than 50 members of Congress have joined to form the Voting Rights Caucus.
The caucus will work to educate the public about voting restrictions enacted since the Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Voting Rights Act in 2013.
Texas’ strict voter ID law could be dead before the November presidential election.
It should be. Not that a fair law requiring voters to present proper identification at the polls is out of the question, but the law passed by the Legislature in 2011 is and has always been too restrictive.
The list of caucuses in Congress isn’t short. These officially recognized groups of lawmakers, who get together in pursuit of a common agenda, include names that are probably familiar to many Americans – the Congressional Black Caucus, for example – but there are plenty that are far more obscure.
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, Alabama’s lone Democratic in Congress, can add another title to her already impressive resume: co-chair of the newly formed Congressional Voting Rights Caucus.
As Texas voters prepared to head to the polls on Tuesday, November 5, Congressman Veasey joined Rachel Maddow on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show to discuss how the state's new Voter ID law is disenfranchising voters and making it harder for people to vote in Texas.