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Congressman Al Green Announces Petition to Protect Sunday Voting in Texas

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This week, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) announced that if the State of Texas tries to restrict or end the right to vote on Sunday during the early voting process, he is prepared to circulate a petition to stop the measure.

"Attempts to restrict early voting on Sundays are already taking place in other states. I will fight to prevent this from happening in our state," said Congressman Al Green during a press conference about the Texas Voter ID Law along with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), State Representative Sylvester Turner and other officials. "The option to vote on Sunday is very important for many Americans who, for example, are disabled and have difficulty with transportation or who work six days a week. If Texas lawmakers try to weaken that option, we are ready to protect it."

Congressman Green also encouraged the State of Texas to resist and denounce any efforts to restrict or end voting on Sunday.


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