Oppose SB 9 (Voting)

Monday, March 18

ACTION

Call your state senator, committee chair, and committee vice-chair to express your opposition to SB 9, which would impose substantial new barriers to voting by those who need assistance, further criminalize innocent mistakes by voters, and loosen safeguards on voter privacy in order to make future voter purges easier. This bill is on the Lieutenant Governor’s list of priority bills.

This bill is scheduled for a hearing on March 18, 9:00 AM, Senate Chamber. If you have time to go to the Capitol to sign in against SB 9, please do!

Suggested script when calling your senator:

(Find your state senator and their phone number: https://wrm.capitol.texas.gov/home)

My name is {name} and I am a constituent who lives in {town/district}. I am asking you to oppose SB 9, a bill “Relating to election integrity; increasing criminal penalties; creating a criminal offense; creating civil penalties.” This bill would impose substantial new barriers to voting by those who need assistance, further criminalize innocent mistakes by voters, and loosen safeguards on voter privacy in order to make future voter purges easier.

Suggested script when calling the Chair/Vice Chair:

Senator Joan Huffman, Chair State Affairs, (512) 463-0117
Senator Bryan Hughes, Vice Chair State Affairs (and bill author), (512) 463-0101

My name is {name} and I live in {town/district}. I am calling you as the Chair/Vice Chair of the Senate State Affairs Committee.
I am asking you to oppose SB 9, a bill “Relating to election integrity; increasing criminal penalties; creating a criminal offense; creating civil penalties.” This bill would impose substantial new barriers to voting by those who need assistance, further criminalize innocent mistakes by voters, and loosen safeguards on voter privacy in order to make future voter purges easier.

BACKGROUND

Bill details

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=SB9

Additional Info

https://my.lwv.org/texas/action-alert/dont-scare-away-voters-oppose-sb-9 (edited)