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On July 26th, 2023, the City of Houston rejected my application to appear on the 2023 ballot as a Mayoral candidate because of an 18-year old non-violent felony charge. For 3 weeks I called lawyers and civil rights organizations seeking help to remain on the ballot.

Unfortunately, on August 21st I was officially removed from the ballot as a Mayoral candidate.

Now, I need your help to win a federal lawsuit against the state of Texas and change this unjust, unconstitutional law which disenfranchises felons who have changed their lives.

Donate to the lawsuit here! Watch the video below to learn more!

I am being punished for an 18-year old non-violent arrest for drug possession when I was 20 years old. I did my time and have been fighting for my community as an activist and journalist for the last 14 years. I decided to run in 2019 as a candidate for Mayor of Houston and did so again in 2023.

However, this time the City of Houston denied my ballot application using a faulty interpretation of Texas’ Election Code.

I believe we can defeat and change this unconstitutional law by challenging it in a federal court. According to my attorney, Keith Gross, it’s going to take around $20,000 to fight this all the way.

Please consider making a donation so we can change this horrible law!

– Derrick Broze