NPT Capitol: EP Conservative Grassroots on Voter ID: “Protect the integrity”
El Paso’s conservative group with the ‘grassroots’ moniker is working it. Today the group sent an email urging people to support the Voter ID bill, which might make it out of committee today. If so, it will go to Calendars to get scheduled. As a side note, the House, barring some smooth dancing by Speaker Joe Straus, is about to blow up, and any El Paso business not yet done is at risk.
Grassroots writes: In order to protect the integrity of the voting process, it is important for our legislators to come to an agreement. There is not a lot of time left for this bill to get passed in the House, so we urge you to contact your legislators and let them know you would like for them to support the Voter ID bill.
The group also is planning a “Tea Party Patriot Rally” at 6 p.m. on July 2 at Sue Young Park (9730 Diana Drive). Contact them at email@example.com.
By the way, an interesting footnote: The group is asking for donations, and at the bottom of its email notes that it is a non-profit 501c (4) “and your donation is not tax deductible.” The rules for political activities are a bit looser for a 501c (4), which means (and you know if you’ve followed this blog or NPT’s reports on the group) this group has the potential to become a local electoral force.