Thank members of the Senate Democratic Caucus for opposing the nomination of David Whitley for Secretary of State

Thank members of the Senate Democratic Caucus for opposing the nomination of David Whitley for Secretary of State

Happy woman registering to vote. Oppose David Whitley
Time Range For Action Alert: 
March 22, 2019 to May 22, 2019

Thank members of the Senate Democratic Caucus for standing firm in support of voting rights and committing to oppose the nomination of David Whitley for Secretary of State.  

Whitley created a big mess within a few weeks of starting his new job as Secretary of State. 

  • We all care about the integrity and fairness of our elections and there are better ways to safeguard our elections than Whitley's now de-legitimized voter roll maintenance scheme, which purposely targeted new citizens. This action is discriminatory and unjustly targets people of color. 
  • Whitley's scheme led to the nationwide false impression that Texas elections are poorly run and insecure. He is now attempting to put the blame for his bungled voter purge on hardworking county voter registrars and the Department of Public Safety.
  • We should all celebrate naturalized citizens who register to vote in our democracy!  We should not treat them like criminals by sending them intimidating letters and providing their names to the Attorney General!
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The League of Woman Voters never supports or opposes candidates or parties. We do, however, take a stand on issues based on principles or positions. We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.
 
The Secretary of State has an incredibly important job as the Chief Election Officer for Texas. The job is to assist county election officials and ensure the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout Texas. 
 
The League is taking this unusual action of opposing a nomination because Whitley did not rescind the advisory stopping the voter purge of naturalized citizens.
 
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