Business coalitions urge Texas lawmakers to reject voting restrictions

By Reuters4 days ago

By Jessica DiNapoli

May 4 (Reuters) - Two coalitions of business leaders on Tuesday urged Texas state lawmakers to reject any laws that would limit voters' access to ballots, adding corporate America's voice to a statewide debate over proposed voting restrictions.


American Airlines Group Inc AAL.O, based in Forth Worth, Texas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co HPE.N, Microsoft Corp MSFT.O, Inc CRM.N and Unilever Plc ULVR.L are among more than 50 companies, chambers of commerce and business leaders in one of the coalitions, Fair Elections Texas.

When more people participate in our democratic process, we will all prosper, the group wrote in a letter released on Tuesday.

State legislators are considering two Republican-backed bills, one from the House and one from the Senate, that would limit early voting, change polling locations, restrict how voters can apply for mail-in ballots and give partisan poll watchers more power.

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