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 May 8

by Carolina

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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. 

— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) May 7, 2021

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. 

— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) May 7, 2021

… As did other “Glee” star Jenna Ushkowitz. 

— Jenna Ushkowitz (@JennaUshkowitz) May 7, 2021

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

— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) May 7, 2021

Friendly reminder that FL and TX voter suppression bills wouldn’t exist if we protected voting rights at the federal level. Just saying

Tell your Senators that we’ve needed the For the People Act since yesterday: https://t.co/mF7Zoeah4yhttps://t.co/ocWHEYVwKp

— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) May 7, 2021

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

— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) May 7, 2021

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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. 

Original posted at www.chron.com

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