EL PASO, TX – Former Congressman and Presidential Candidate, Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hosting events all across Texas to encourage and organize people to register to vote. This week Beto comes to West Texas.
The tour includes Thursday in Midland, Friday in Lubbock, Saturday in Abilene, Sunday in Wichita Falls. Visit Beto's website here to RSVP.
Beto's website states "Voting rights are under attack here in Texas and across the nation. Join Beto for an in-person conversation about the For the People Act and how together we can fight back to ensure our democracy is accessible to everyone."
The "For the People Act" which Beto seeks to promote is currently being contested on Capitol Hill. The bill if passed will establish Automatic Voter Registration which means all adults who pay taxes or have a drivers licenses will be registered without needing to take any personal action, the bill will also force states to offer same day voter registration, and will allow all released felons the ability to vote.
While most of the bills provisions are geared to voting rights, the bill will effect many other areas as well. The Supreme Court will for the first time be bound by a set of "ethical guidelines" to be determined and Washington D.C. see greater prospects of becoming a state.
Beto has set up these events to be "conversational", join in the conversation and ask Beto what this bill means for you and your family.