11 Sep ADVISORY: Press ​​Conference releasing report and calling on Texas officials to comply with the high school voter registration law

For Immediate Release
September 11, 2017

Contact: Melissa Martinez, Communications Coordinator
Phone: 210.867.3506
Email: melissa@texascivilrightsproject.org

*** PRESS ADVISORY ***

 

Press ​​Conference releasing report and calling on Texas officials to comply with the high school voter registration law

 

Civil rights groups demand that Texas officials take action

 

Who: Texas Civil Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Voto Latino, League of Women Voters of the Austin Area

When: Wednesday, September 13  – 10:00am – 11:00am

Where: Texas Civil Rights Project – Austin Office (Parking available on site) 1401 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX, 78741

What: Press conference to release the  Texas Civil Rights Project and the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights’ new report on​ the lack of compliance with Texas’ High School Voter Registration law​. The report finds a complete failure by Texas officials to ensure schools can comply with the law. Civil rights groups will outline the ​steps public officials must take to comply with the law.

Speakers available:

  • Beth Stevens, Voting Rights Director for the Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Brendan Downes, Voting Rights Project Associate Counsel for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Jessica Reeves, Chief Operating Officer for Voto Latino
  • Cinde Weatherby, Board President of the League of Women Voters of the Austin Area

The Texas Civil Rights Project uses legal advocacy to empower Texas communities and create policy change. In its twenty-five year history, TCRP has brought thousands of strategic lawsuits, defending voting rights, fighting institutional discrimination, and reforming systems of criminal justice. Today — with dozens of high-caliber attorneys and professionals in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley, and an extensive network of pro bono counsel and community allies — TCRP is among the most influential civil rights organizations in the Lone Star State.