Dare To Listen: Voting Rights In Texas
TPR will air a “Dare to Listen” conversation live on Facebook at 7 p.m. about the recent bills in Texas and beyond that may restrict, rather than promote, access to voting.
Topics will range from the Texas Democrats leaving the state in an effort to block passage of GOP-backed voting restrictions, Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 3, which would ban drive-through and 24-hour voting; make mail-in voting more difficult; increase criminal penalties for voting mistakes; and give partisan poll watchers more authority at voting sites.
TPR’s Dare to Listen series examines timely, sometimes provocative, topics through frank but respectful discussion with a diverse panel of guests.
Audience feedback and questions are encouraged throughout the dialogue.
- State Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer (D-San Antonio), District 116
- Tasha Philpot, Ph.D., professor of government and affiliate of the Center for African and African American Studies, the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis, and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
- Chad Ennis, senior fellow for the Election Protection Project and attorney for the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation