Senator Ellis Press Release

For Immediate Release
July 10, 2012
Contact: Jeremy Warren, 512-463-0113

Senator Ellis to Testify in Texas Voter ID Trial

(Austin, Texas)—Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) will testify tomorrow on Texas' Voter ID law before a three-judge panel of United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, DC.

"Texas has a long and sad history of making it difficult for people to vote," said Senator Ellis. "Elected officials repeatedly used the law to keep people out of the voting booth. Decades later, history rightly judges those men and women in a harsh light.

"Voter ID laws are essentially no different than the poll tax and other laws used in decades past to keep scores of lawful, legal Americans from voting. It was wrong then, it is wrong now and I hope the court will stand up and protect the right to vote for all Texans."

WHAT:

Voter ID Testimony

WHO:

Senator Rodney Ellis

WHEN:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012, (estimated afternoon)

WHERE:

United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
Washington, DC

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