Marc believes that every Texan – and every Texas family – deserves the same fundamental rights and protections. That is why he has led the fight to protect the Voting Rights Act, serving as the named plaintiff in litigation against Texas’s unconstitutional voter ID law, which was specifically designed to prevent African- American and Latino Texans from exercising their right to vote. Marc has also been a consistent supporter of equality for Texas families. He is proud to stand by this year’s Supreme Court ruling declaring marriage equality a constitutional right.
More from Marc on Civil Rights and Equality:
- H.R. 2867, The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015: Marc is proud to be an original co-sponsor of this bill, which restores the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by extending federal oversight to jurisdictions with a history of voter suppression and protecting vulnerable communities from discrimination.
- Veasey v. Abbott: As the lead plaintiff in Veasey v. Abbott, Marc challenged the state of Texas in a lawsuit proving that Texas’ voter photo ID requirements discriminate against minority voters to ensure that all Texans have unfettered access to the ballot box.