Texas AFL-CIO Statement on House Passage of SB 7

Statement on SB 7, the voter suppression bill approved today by the Texas House, by Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy:

  “SB 7 gives new momentum to an ugly legacy of Texas voter suppression, making voting harder, especially for Texans who are Black, Latino, Asian-American, immigrants, or persons with disabilities. The bill will cost working families jobs, now and in the future, and it will suppress votes, not protect them. SB 7 is yet another illustration of how this Legislature has chosen to divide, rather than unite, and to put a purely partisan political playbook ahead of the people of Texas.”