TSU Students Featured on CBS News
A television crew from CBS Nightly News was on the Texas Southern University campus July 10th to interview Demariano Hill and Dominique Monday, two Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs students involved in the Texas Voter ID case. Hill and Monday have been canvassing the Third Ward neighborhood registering voters and making them aware of the proposed changes.
“It’s already a uphill battle to encourage people to register and now when we tell them they have to jump through these hoops it’s more of a struggle.” Hill said in the piece.
The proposed law change would require the Texas’ 13 million voters to provide a drivers license, passport, gun permit, military ID, or a state-issued ID at the polls during election season. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott argues that the law change is designed strictly to combat election fraud. But according to state records from 2002 to 2012, Abbott’s office has prosecuted only 62 election fraud cases out of 39,000,000 cast votes during this time period. Opponents argue that the change, if approved by a federal appeals court, would disproportionately affect senior citizens, students and minorities.
To view the video, visit http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7414814n.
Also, directed by the Director of Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund Christina Sanders, a group of Texas Southern students who are interveners in the Texas Voter ID case has created informational piece on YouTube. The video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOdfk53Bc18&feature=plcp