Today at 10AM CT: LULAC To Hold Press Conference Demanding Immediate Action from Texas Legislators in Response To El Paso Shooting

Nation’s Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Calls for Texas Governor Greg Abbott to hold Special Session to Strengthen Gun Regulations

El Paso Shooting

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Dallas, TX – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will hold a press conference today, August 9th at 10am CT, urging Texas Governor Greg Abbott and State Legislators to take decisive action in response to last week’s shooting in El Paso.

LULAC has denounced the national epidemic of hate speech and gun violence, which ultimately contributed to the tragedy in El Paso on Saturday, August 3. The mass shooting at a local Walmart, which killed 22 and injured 26, was the third deadliest shooting in Texas history, and the seventh deadliest in modern U.S. history. Including this latest tragedy, four out of the ten deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history have taken place within the state of Texas.

Both the El Paso, TX shooter, and the Dayton, OH shooter, who massacred nine people mere hours after the attack in El Paso, purchased their weapons legally in Texas. LULAC is demanding that Governor Abbot pass stricter gun legislation to protect fellow Texans and prevent mass shootings fueled by hateful, racism animus.


WHAT: Press Conference by LULAC leadership to call upon Governor Abbot to pass stricter gun regulations, put an end to hateful rhetoric leading to violence in Texas

WHO:Domingo Garcia, National LULAC President
Victoria Neave, State Representative (Texas House District 107)
Terry Meza, State Representative (Texas House District 105)
Jessica Gonzalez, State Representative (Texas House District 104)
Ana-Maria Ramos, State Representative (Texas House District 102)
Reverend Peter Johnson
Donna Smith, Moms Against Guns - Dallas Chapter Member

WHEN: TODAY, Friday, August 9, 2019, 10 am CT

WHERE: 400 S Zang Blvd, Suite #600, Dallas, TX 75208

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

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