Published on: 7/21/2021
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A coterie of former Democratic officials, non-profit organizations and more gathered at Tom Lea Park on Wednesday morning in support of the Democratic members of the Texas Legislature who remain in Washington, D.C., after breaking quorum last week to prevent voting during a special session on a controversial voting bill.
“For Abraham Lincoln, Benito Juarez and Kamala Harris, voting was and is a sacred right — a big, big, right. For each of us, it’s a sacred duty,” said former Texas State Sen. Eliot Shapleigh.
He was joined by fellow former Texas Sen. Jose Rodriguez, as well as the El Paso League of Women Voters, the Border Network for Human Rights, Sunrise El Paso and more.