LULAC Remembers Guillermo ‘Memo’ Garcia, the Latest Victim of the El Paso Shooting, the Deadliest Anti-Latino Attack in Modern History
Nation’s Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Remembers “Memo” Garcia who Fought for His Life for Nine Months after the Shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas
Washington, DC - Today, Domingo Garcia, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), issued the following statement in honor of Guillermo “Memo” Garcia. Memo Garcia was a beloved soccer coach in the El Paso community and had been outside of the Walmart store in El Paso, Texas helping with a fundraiser for his daughter’s soccer team when he was attacked. After nearly nine-months in intensive care, Garcia passed away from serious injuries incurred when he was shot on August 3, 2019, in the deadliest anti-Latino attack in modern history.
“Although there are no words to console Memo Garcia’s family at this time, the entire LULAC community is mourning alongside his loved ones today,” said LULAC National President Domingo Garcia. “Today, we remember the horrific moment last August when innocent women, children, and men at a Walmart in El Paso were taken from us, a day we will never forget.
“Memo’s passing will not be in vain, his courage during the long fight for his life is an inspiration to all of us,” added President Garcia. “We will not stop fighting against white supremacy and gun violence in this country, and during our fight against the racist anti-immigrant rhetoric that plagues our country, we will remember Memo Garcia’s bravery.”
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/