For our August virtual presentation, Faith Castillo from the Texas Civil Rights Project spoke to our members and friends about "Women, Voting & Texas."
As Election Protection Legal Fellow with the Texas Civil Rights Project, Faith works to protect the rights of Texans to vote. Her overview included a brief history of voting rights in our country, highlighting the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, but also emphasizing the importance of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which ensured the right to vote for women of color as well. The Texas Civil Rights Project operates an Election Protection Program which organizes, trains and deploys nonpartisan poll monitors and also operates a hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683). To find out how to get involved, visit the Texas Civil Rights Project website.