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Date: 10/7/2021
Subject: Action Alert:Reject Increased Criminal Penalties For Election Officials!
From: Grace Chimene



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League Commends Federal Judge for Blocking Texas Abortion Law

The League of Women Voters of the United States Board President Dr. Deborah Ann Turner and League of Women Voters of Texas President Grace Chimene issued the following joint statement in response to the federal judge decision to block SB 8, the Texas bill banning any abortion after six weeks of pregnancy:  
 
“We commend the federal judge's intervention to temporarily block this bill that denies essential healthcare. This decision is a victory for women and all people in Texas who may become pregnant.” 
Whoohoo! A win! 
 
Hello ~~first_name~~,
 
Just a bit of good news before you move on to taking action on our new Action Alert opposing adding criminal penalties for county election officials. The devil is in the details and this Texas legislature is digging into the details to make voting harder and scarier. 
 
Please consider making a donation to the League of Women Voters of Texas. Your continued support empowers voters and defends democracy! 
 
Thank you! 
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Grace Chimene
President
Reject Criminal Penalties Election Officials 2021
SB 10 targets election officials by  increasing  criminal penalties -  from a Class A misdemeanor to a state jail felony. Non-election officials  accused of those offenses would continue to face a Class A misdemeanor.

Passing an omnibus election bill took all of the 2021 Regular Session, the first Special Session and almost all of the Second Special Session. Now the Senate is attempting to pass SB 10 that reverses a provision in the bill, with the author claiming he did not realize it was in the bill set to become law in December.

Tell your House Representative to reject this change!
Oppose bills against transgender Texans
Email your legislators!  Ask them to stop SB 3, SB 27, HB 10, HB 24, HB 84, HB 25, and HB 84 from reaching the House floor! All of these bills will be considered by two committees soon in response to Governor Abbott adding the item to block transgender children from playing on a UIL sport team except as the gender listed on their birth certificate.
 

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