Clean Elections Texas Education Fund
Clean Elections Texas Education Fund (CETEF) has worked for many years with
national coalitions and state groups to learn as much as possible about steps to take to
assure our elections are secure and free from outside influence. Having helped county
officials in the selection of new voting equipment, we were able to see the machines put
to the test. We work with the county and a citizens group, Dallas V.O.T.E.S., to support
our county in preparing for expected overwhelming voter turnout, using new voting
equipment, addressing Covid-19 issues facing them especially at the peak of the
pandemic, implementing voting regulations passed by the legislature, and educating
voters on the changes in voting procedures and redistricting.
Clean Elections Texas is active in state-wide redistricting reform advocating for an independent citizen redistricting commission and for greater transparency and public participation in the existing redistricting process and judicial selection reform. We are a member of “Fair Maps Texas”, coalition of several non-partisan organizations, including the League of Women Voters of Texas, ACLU, Common Cause and several others working to reform the redistricting process in Texas in a fair and open manner.
Clean Elections Texas Education Fund Board
President: Diana Sessions Burns Vice-President: Rosann Naim Secretary: Sandi Hebley
Treasurer: Amanda Creel
On the federal level, we participate in promotion of democracy reforms by actively
supporting various major pieces of federal legislation including: The Freedom to Vote
Act (TFVA) which sets basic national standards for voting, stops partisan
gerrymandering, and ends the dominance of dark money in politics; The Freedom to
Vote Act addresses voter registration and voting access, election integrity and security,
redistricting, and campaign finance; and The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement
Act (VRAA) which restores and modernizes the original protections of the Voting Rights
Act of 1965 (VRA).
At the State Level, Clean Elections Texas advocates for democracy reforms such as redistricting reform advocating for an independent citizen redistricting commission and for greater transparency and public participation in the existing redistricting process.