Building A Strong Culture Of Civic Engagement in Texas
Our Vote Texas is focused on voter education, registration and voter rights advocacy in the state of Texas. The mission is simply to provide Texans with information about their voter rights and to make sure they have the resources they need to combat efforts to undermine their vote.
We believe that voting is power and that Texas is strongest when people come together to protect their voice.
Visit the Voter Hub for important election information and resources!
Reaching New Voters & New Voter Rights Advocates
Defining Voter Suppression and fighting it.
Voter suppression is often a series of tactics or a strategy designed to discourage or prevent certain voters who might otherwise vote in an election.
There are a number of tactics you may already be familiar with…most notably tactics like voter purging and straight up voter intimidation.
Worth remembering however, is that voter suppression doesn’t have to be intentional or coming from a place of malice to achieve the same end result of disenfranchising voters.
Insufficient resources for election administration
Reductions in early voting periods
Restrictive voter ID requirements
When we impose new obstacles and barriers to the path of voting it’s no surprise that inevitably, some voters may be less likely to vote.
The mission of Our Vote Texas is to make sure that all eligible voters in the Lone Star State have a clear path to the vote. That each voter is informed of their rights at the polls and given the resources they need to be able to cast their ballot.
Identifying voter suppression quickly enables us to call it when we see it and begin working to make voting easier and more accessible for our communities!
New resources for VDRs and those doing get out the vote/voter outreach work are HERE! See button above and take note:
We are providing Know Your Rights brochures (for free!) to Texas VDRs, voters, and volunteers to use in your voter outreach work! They cover what kind of ID you need at the polls, what your rights are at the polls, and what to do if you encounter a problem or have a question about voting. Contact us to have a stack mailed to you for your next voter registration drive! (No more than 100 in a stack at a time.)
We want to continue to be able to offer these printed materials for free to those doing this important volunteer work and your contributions make that possible. Donate HERE!
JOIN OUR EFFORTS TO REACH TEXAS VOTERS
Are you a VDR or want to be one? Sign up to volunteer with us here and watch for upcoming opportunities to help us do voter registration and voter outreach! You can also sign up if you just want to get Our Vote Texas updates!
Is your group interested in joining our grassroots coalition to focus on nonpartisan voter education and voter rights advocacy? Contact us at the link below for more information!