Source: Houston Chronicle

Friday letters: Democracy in action

Right to vote

“For decades in Texas, the bottom line remains the same: When voters of color are on the brink of exercising increased electoral strength, those in charge have often chosen to prevent these voters’ participation, rather than to respond to these voters’ needs and priorities as citizens. This response is, simply put, inimical to the values upon which our society is built. It is anti-democratic for elected officials to maintain power by manipulating the composition of the electorate, excluding voters of color with literacy tests, poll taxes or senseless voter ID laws.”

Read Natasha Korgaonkar’s full letter here.