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A ton of celebrities are up in arms over Texas voting bill

A ton of celebrities are up in arms over Texas voting bill

May 8, 2021
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The fight over Senate Bill 7 is reaching past Texas all the way to Hollywood. The bill, which would drastically alter voting accessibility in Texas, passed through the Texas House of Representatives early Friday morning . Now, celebrities are weighing in and urging followers to fight the bill with […]

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The fight over Senate Bill 7 is reaching past Texas all the way to Hollywood.

Greg Abbott, Kevin McHale posing for the camera

The bill, which would drastically alter voting accessibility in Texas, passed through the Texas House of Representatives early Friday morning. Now, celebrities are weighing in and urging followers to fight the bill with their wallets via Twitter.

The chain reaction seems to have started with Kevin McHale, an actor from Plano best known for playing Artie Abrams in "Glee."

"Tell the Texas GOP: Don’t mess with Democracy. Help [Texas Democrats] fight back," McHale wrote on Twitter with a link to Texas Democrats donation page to fight Senate Bill 7 and House Bill 6.

Thus, McHale basically created a form letter for Hollywood's politically engaged to copy and paste into Twitter.

Canadian band Tegan and Sara weighed in.

... As did other "Glee" star Jenna Ushkowitz.

Paul Bettany, an English actor known for playing Vision in multiple Marvel films and "WandaVision," doubly made his feelings known.

And then Emmy winner and fictional vice president Julia Louis-Dreyfus quoted Bettany.

If it passes, Senate Bill 7 will limit early voting hours, ban drive-thru and overnight voting, and limit the number of polling places in Texas' largest counties under the guise of "election security." (Texas has only prosecuted 174 cases of voter fraud since 2005 — a minuscule portion of the more than 93 million ballots cast since then, according to the Houston Chronicle editorial board.)

No telling if this game of celebrity hot potato for our voting rights will make a difference in the end.

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