Dolores Huerta, Bernice King Meet With Texas Democratic Resistors, Lend Support to Voting Rights Fight
AUSTIN, Texas — As Texas Democrats enter their second week of resistance in D.C., the lawmakers continue to lead a massive coalition in the fight for voting rights, garnering support from national giants in the civil rights and labor rights movements.
On Sunday, Texas Democratic lawmakers met virtually with Bernice King, and on Monday, Dolores Huerta also addressed the lawmakers virtually. Monday night, a delegation of Texas House Democrats in D.C. will be speaking to the country in a nationally-broadcast MSNBC town hall — where the lawmakers will continue their urgent calls for federal voting rights protections. The group also kicked off a weeklong voting rights conference Monday, meeting virtually with representatives from key Latino voting rights organization Mi Familia Vota and powerhouse union SEIU (Service Employees International Union) of Texas.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“I’m incredibly grateful for the vocal support Bernice King and Dolores Huerta have offered to our Texas Democrats in D.C. These civil rights and labor rights giants have dedicated their entire lives to the fight for justice, and their solidarity is a reminder that civil rights and labor rights cannot be separated from voting rights.
“Our Texas Democratic lawmakers are fighting for the people — and they are fighting alongside a massive coalition with one goal: making sure every eligible voter can own their power and make their voice heard. The struggle for voting rights protections is one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time — and our movement will not be stopped.”