Senator Ellis Press Release

For Immediate Release
January 20, 2012
Contact: Jeremy Warren, 512-463-0113

Ellis Statement on Supreme Court Redistricting Decision

(Austin)// Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) released the following statement regarding the Texas redistricting decision rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court today.

"I am encouraged that the Supreme Court unanimously recognized that any interim maps used in the upcoming election must not contain violations of the Voting Rights Act. Their ruling reaffirms that Texas is not free to discriminate against voters based on their race, even on an interim basis."