Campaign Finance Watchdog Praises DOJ Decision to Block Texas Voter ID Law

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Washington, D.C.—Public Campaign Action Fund praised today’s decision by the U.S Department of Justice to block the implementation of Texas’s new voter suppression law.

Statement from Executive Director David Donnelly:

“In a political era defined by elections of, by, and for the funders, today’s action by the Department of Justice is a critical step to ensure that Americans can exercise their right to vote. One of the important steps we can take right now to blunt the impact of big money is to encourage more participation in the political process.

"While we need new laws to address our broken system, we also know that existing laws, like Texas', dissuade Americans from participating in elections. We should be encouraging more people to vote, not making it harder. "

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