…the Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund is in Washington, D.C. this week to attend the Texas v. Holder trial. The law could disenfranchise millions of Texas voters – especially college students and young voters.
The trial is set to begin Monday, July 9, in United States District Court before a three-panel judge. The Texas League along with a group of African-American college students from Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern universities are defendant-intervenors in the lawsuit, represented by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. We are arguing that the Voter ID law is discriminatory and present major obstacles for young minority voters – particularly college students to vote. The law, as written, allows voters to use a concealed handgun license as an acceptable form of identification, but not a student ID card from colleges and universities.
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