Texas’s population grew significantly over the last decade, as reflected in the 2020 Census, resulting in the state gaining two additional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Though this growth was entirely fueled by people of color, the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature drew congressional and state legislative maps in the most recent redistricting cycle that entrenched Republican control statewide, suppressed voters of color, and increased the representation of the white population in the state—these maps, which failed to accurately reflect the increasingly diverse nature of the state, were ultimately signed into law by the Republican governor.
We have a lot more work to do in Texas to secure fair maps for voters. That’s why this fall, we are seeking to hold map manipulators accountable (we’re looking at you, Greg Abbott) and are targeting the governorship and seeking to build power in the state House. We are proud to be supporting Beto O’Rourke for governor who is committed to ending gerrymandering in Texas and who will defend our democracy and voting rights.
For the 2022 elections in Texas, we are targeting the following: Governor, State House
How Our Fight Continues
Thanks to the grassroots movement for fair maps, we have maps in place that are far more fair than they would have been if Republicans had been allowed to gerrymander unchecked this past redistricting cycle. But if the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that our fight to protect free and fair elections is far from over. Redistricting has always been part of the larger fight to protect our democracy. The stakes are far too high to stand by the sidelines.
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Register to Vote
Your vote is your voice—and your voice is powerful. Check your voter registration, and make sure to make a voting plan—including when, where, and how you will vote.
Voter Registration Deadlines:
– By Mail: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (postmarked)
– In Person: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Looking for ways to get involved? Head over to Texas Democrats right now for volunteer opportunities.
Will you pitch in right now to help us keep up the fight to protect our democracy?