Texas Democrats Celebrate National Disability Voter Registration Week
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on the start of National Disability Voter Registration Week:
“Happy National Disability Voter Registration Week! This week, and all throughout the year, we celebrate the work of Americans with disabilities to push our democracy forward — and we take action to ensure every voter in the disability community can cast their ballot.
“One in four American adults live with a disability. Texans with disabilities are a massive voting bloc and a powerful force for change in our state — and continue to play a core role in our Texas Democratic movement. This community has fought tirelessly to lead us toward a more just and equal future for every single Texan — and in particular, Texas Democrats with disabilities have been at the forefront of the struggle for voting rights across our state. I am incredibly grateful to the disability community for their relentless work to shine a light on Texas Republicans’ attacks on voters, and to show S.B. 1 for what it is: a barefaced attempt to shut down the votes of Texans with disabilities, Black and Brown communities, and working people across our state.
“As Greg Abbott and Texas Republicans continue their attempts to disenfranchise Texans with disabilities, one of the best ways we can fight back is by getting more voters registered and ready to cast their ballot. Texas Democrats are fighting to make sure more Texans with disabilities can register to vote in every community in our state, including through Project Texas, our ambitious plan to register up to 2 million new Texas Democratic voters by the November 2022 elections. I encourage all Texans to take action to support voter registration efforts led by the disability community, this week and beyond. This is about ensuring that every single Texas voter can own their power, cast their ballot, and shape our state’s future.”