Senator Sylvia R. Garcia Applauds U.S. Supreme Court
for Enforcing Federal Election Laws
Senator Sylvia R. Garcia applauds the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States for its decision in Arizona v. Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (Arizona v. ITCA). At issue in the case was Arizona’s Proposition 200, which required that persons newly registering to vote in Arizona must first present copies of specific documents proving they are U.S. citizens. The U.S. Supreme Court held that the Arizona measure conflicted with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993, which permits U.S. citizens from any state to register to vote by means of a simple, standardized postcard.
"At a time when we need more citizens participating in our democracy, I applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for striking down legislation trying to impede the voting rights of minorities by imposing unreasonable restrictions." stated Senator Garcia.
"We also hope that the Supreme Court continues their support of our nation's federal voting rights laws by striking down the restrictive photo id law requirements that passed the Texas Legislature in 2011 and continues to enforce the key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that is pending in the case Shelby County v Holder."