Texas religious leaders call attention to voter suppression issues at rally
AUSTIN (KXAN) – Faith Advocacy Group Texas impact led a rally on the southern steps of the Capitol building on Monday in hopes of highlighting potential threats voters could face in the months to come.
“We are here today to encourage lawmakers to end partisanship and do a big reset on this whole voting rights issue,” said Bee Moorhead, executive director of Texas Impact. “We are on the wrong track as a state, it will not end well for anyone involved. And that’s a shame because all of our local communities want free and fair elections.
Speakers at the rally ranged from leading religious leaders to ordinary Texans who have advocated for lawmakers to compromise in future elections without violating voter rights.
“What is at stake here is that people have fought all their lives for the suffrage of women and people of color. We cannot afford to back down in this state of this country, ”Moorhead said.
Hundreds of people were present at the rally and they continued chanting, “Let my people vote”.
“We are calling on believers and other civic leaders across the state to get involved and help make their county elections strong,” Moorhead said.