House Concurrent Resolution No. 4 outlines the history of the “Voting Rights Act” and praises it’s necessity and effectiveness. The House Resolution also outlines loopholes it contains that can lead to voter discrimination. The Resolution is an official declaration of the Legislation’s favor of protecting every citizen’s right to vote. Copies of this Resolution are to be sent to federal branches of government. The resolution was first filed on June 11th of 2013. “Resolved, that the 83rd Legislature of the State of Texas, 1st called session, hereby express it’s support for the Voting Rights Act and urge the United States Congress to protect every citizen’s right to participate in the political process by making permanent the provisions of Section 5 of that Legislation.”
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