Beto O'Rourke 2020
Beto O'Rourke 2020

SB 1 was just signed into law

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It finally happened.

Just moments ago, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 1, one of the most restrictive voter suppression bills in the country, into law.

There’s no other way around it: They're trying to restrict, and ultimately kill, democracy.

At Powered by People, we're working to expand and save it.

Please, make a donation of any amount today to help fund this next phase in the fight for voting rights. Your support will aid our work to push Congress and President Biden to pass voting protections that can restore our ability to elect leaders who truly represent the people of this state.

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We won’t be able to win this fight without support from people like you. You can find Beto’s email from last week below, where he outlines what we have to do in the weeks and months ahead.

Thank you for all you’ve given this fight,

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From: Beto O'Rourke
Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2021
Subject: SB 1 is headed to Governor Abbott’s desk.

Voter suppression has passed in Texas.

A moment ago, both houses of the state legislature passed the final version of SB 1, the bill designed to subvert democracy and keep hundreds of thousands of Texans from participating in our elections.

I want to be very candid about what this means for our democracy now that the bill is on its way to Governor Abbott’s desk.

Once signed, we’ll have three months before this law goes into effect, meaning if Congress and President Biden don’t move quickly to pass voting rights legislation that would override this bill, Republicans will be allowed to cement their power in Texas while skirting accountability for this state’s 57,000 COVID deaths, the power grid failures that have killed over 700 Texans, our place as the most uninsured state in the nation, and a slew of other failures that continue to threaten our health, safety, and livelihoods.

As we confront this new phase of the fight to save voting rights in Texas, please consider chipping in $3 or whatever you can to support Powered by People’s work to push Congress and President Biden to pass voting protections that can save our democracy and restore our ability to elect leaders who truly represent the people of this state.

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Here’s what gives me hope that we can get this done:

In the effort to stop this voter suppression bill, Texans have shown the nation the level of courage and tenacity that it’s going to take to stop this slide and save our democracy before it’s too late. Because of the support of people like you, we’ve been able to hold some of the largest voting rights rallies that this state has seen in decades, engage the conscience of the nation, lead the democratic response to the authoritarian threat prompted by the Big Lie, and take this fight to the one place it can be won: our nation’s capital.

And while we push at the federal level, Powered by People will continue to spend every day working to register new voters, host phone banks and in-person canvasses in Texas counties that are often neglected, and do everything we can to bring more people into our democracy so that we can build a better, more responsive government in this state.

We won’t be able to win this fight without people like you. By joining this effort and making a donation to Powered by People, you’ll help us continue to give this fight everything we’ve got.

Always grateful to be in this fight with you,

Beto




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