WASHINGTON – Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action, released the following statement ahead of the Texas Legislature’s Special Session on Thursday.
“Despite the smear campaign that Texas Democrats brought all the way to DC, Texans have made it clear that they want their elections secure and safeguarded. Texas lawmakers have a unique opportunity during this special session to finish the fight and pass reforms to strengthen election integrity like voter ID requirements for mail-in ballots, protections against ballot harvesting and voter intimidation, and safeguards for poll watchers. These reforms would give every Texan confidence that their vote is protected and their elections are fair and secure. Heritage Action is calling on Texas legislators to finish what they started, and make it easier to vote and harder to cheat in the Lone Star State.”
In June, Heritage Action Executive Director Jessica Anderson and Sen. Ted Cruz called on Texas lawmakers to “finish the election integrity fight” in an op-ed that originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.
In April, Heritage Action Regional Coordinator Rebekah Warwick said “lawmakers in Austin should be applauded” for their efforts to ensure fairness and transparency in elections in an op-ed for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Heritage Action released a statement in June calling out Congressional Democratic leadership for bringing the Texas Democrats who blocked the passage of Texas’s election integrity bill, SB 7, to Washington to lobby for HR 1 and S 1.
Heritage Action invested an initial $10 million into a campaign to support election integrity laws across eight states, including Texas.
Heritage Action Sentinels and grassroots activists have worked hard to advance election laws in the state and have testified at legislative hearings in support of the legislation.
Heritage Action ran a digital ad campaign to educate grassroots supporters about the bill. Read Heritage Action's Myth vs. Fact Sheet debunking the false narrative surrounding election integrity legislation in Texas.