Redistricting maps hang in the balance. A law requiring certain photo identification be shown before casting a ballot is stalled. And now, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder heads to Austin to speak about the Voting Rights Act at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

The speech, entitled "Protecting our Democracy, Protecting the Right to Vote" will center on "the importance of ensuring equal access to the ballot box," according to a press release.

According to a draft of the speech obtained by the New York Times, Holder will tell Americans to "call on our political parties to resist the temptation to suppress certain votes in the hope of attaining electoral success and, instead, achieve success by appealing to more voters."

The Times writes Holder is likely to make the case for overhauls to the election system, which could include automatically registering eligible voters.

The Washington Post reports Holder will specifically go after Texas’ battle over redistricting maps and its new Voter ID law.

"With the presidential campaign heating up, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver a speech Tuesday expressing concerns about the voter-identification laws, along with a Texas redistricting plan before the Supreme Court that fails to take into account the state’s burgeoning Hispanic population," the Post writes. The newspaper interviewed Holder Monday.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted a stay, requested by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to stop interim redistricting maps from being implemented.

YNN will be at the speech. You can read the text of the entire speech here.