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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: John Chapa Gorczynski
John.Gorczynski@senate.texas.gov
281-851-1868 cell

April 10, 2017

                                                                                                                           
Federal Judge Rules Texas Voter ID Law Discriminatory

Austin, Texas - For the second time, a Federal judge has ruled that the Texas’ Voter ID Law, Senate Bill 14 passed in 2011, is discriminatory in practice and intent.

"Once again the courts have struck down this discriminatory law as a blatant attempt to make it harder for minorities to vote. There's no need for this law.  There needs to be oversight to ensure every eligible Texan has an equal opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote. By placing unnecessary burdens on Texas voters, we will continue to have unacceptable low voter turnout," stated Senator Sylvia Garcia.

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State Senator Sylvia R. Garcia represents Senate District 6 and serves as Chair of the Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus