LULAC Honors Heroes And Looks Ahead On The One-Year-Anniversary Of El Paso Shooting

Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Is Joined by Congressional Leaders in Virtual Town Hall

Washington, DC - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is remembering the victims of the tragic Walmart shooting that claimed the lives of 23 people and left another nearly two dozen wounded August 3, 2019 and examining legislation being proposed in Congress to prevent gun violence.

Make sure to RSVP today for this important discussion as we remember the victims and survivors and discuss our nation's gun violence epidemic.

Domingo Garcia - LULAC National President
“The attack in El Paso wasn’t just a lone gunman opening fire on those ‘Mexican invaders’ as he called them. His actions were part of the larger attack against Latinos in our country being fueled daily by the poison of racial hate. LULAC will not allow the lives of these innocent victims to have been lost in vain by allowing their names and faces to fade. We call out the cowards who use ethnicity or race for political gain and turn ignorance into deadly acts against our community.”

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar – Texas’ 16th Congressional District
“On August 3rd, the nation will remember and honor the 23 beautiful souls murdered and 22 injured in a horrific act of domestic terrorism against El Paso and the Latino community. As El Pasoans continue to heal and confront hate with love, I commend LULAC for joining in the fight against racism, xenophobia, and our nation’s gun violence epidemic.”

Sindy Benavides - LULAC CEO
“Our hearts and thoughts are with El Paso today, especially the families directly impacted. As a Latino civil rights organization, we will continue fighting racial hate and white supremacy. We condemn political rhetoric who target communities based on their ethnic origin, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, nationality, and gender. We know words matter and that they can lead to actions like the shooting in El Paso one year ago. Not one more generation must endure it and not one more father, mother, son or daughter must die and be grieved in America because of violence based on the color of our skin. We remember El Paso, we celebrate the lives of those taken from us and vow never to be silent.”

Virtual Town Hall
Sunday August 2, 2020
6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT / 4:30 p.m. MT / 3:30 p.m. PT
www.lulac.org/virtual_townhall_08022020

Panelists:
• Rep. Joaquin Castro, CHC Chair, U.S. Representative (TX 20th District)
• Rep. Veronica Escobar, U.S. Representative (TX 16th District)
• Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President
• Sindy Benavides, LULAC CEO
• Family Member of El Paso shooting victims

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About LULAC
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/

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