Damon Hewitt Brings SB1 Voter Suppression Lawsuit

Damon Hewitt (’01), President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, was quoted in a press release from Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law regarding representing the Texas State Conference of the NAACP, Common Cause Texas and individuals in a state lawsuit challenging Texas Senate Bill 1 (“Texas’ SB 1 Discriminates Against Voters of Color,” Sep. 7). “The scourge of state-sanctioned voter suppression is alive and well, and Texas just became the most recent state to prove it. With the passage of this bill, Texas legislators know exactly what they are trying to do – use brazen tactics to disenfranchise Black voters, Latinx voters, and other voters of color who are a growing part of the electorate and who turned out and made their voices heard in 2020. This bill violates Texas’ own state constitution and does not advance any legitimate state interests that would justify this wide-ranging attack on the right to vote.”