Congressman Al Green Opposes State Voter Suppression Bills, Urges National Voting Rights Standards

Apr 5, 2021

(Houston, TX) – On Monday, April 5, 2021, Congressman Al Green released the following statement opposing SB 7 and HB 6, under current consideration by the Texas Legislature:

“I vehemently oppose the recent iterations of voter suppression currently being considered by our state’s legislature. States should not have the ability to manipulate voter accessibility to their advantage or be able to fashion standards around the party in power that unfairly increase their chances of victory,” Congressman Al Green emphatically stated. “This is why I am calling for national voting rights standards that will supersede any state effort to unfairly restrict voting rights access. We should be making it easier for lawfully, legally qualified voters to exercise their right to vote. Instead, there has been a state-sponsored refrain to suppress the vote.”

Congressman Green – a long-time advocate for voting rights – added, “Voter suppression has been a go-to in the manipulation of what should be free and fair elections. It has disproportionately affected voting blocs that unfortunately have had to fight to prove to America their entitlement to enfranchisement in our nation. We must say no more. I not only oppose SB 7, HB 6, and any other voter suppression bill being considered by legislative bodies in states across our nation; I urge national comprehensive voting rights standards to protect and ensure the right to vote of all lawful, legally qualified voters.”