Last Thursday, Giffords and Latino Victory Project hosted a town hall in El Paso, Texas, as part of the ¡YA BASTA! Latinos Rise Against Gun Violence and Hate tour. The town hall was the first stop of an ongoing multi-city tour across Texas to raise awareness in the Latino community about the growing threats of gun violence and the white supremacist-based anti-Latino movement. Present at the town hall were gun violence survivor and founder of Giffords, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, State Representative César Blanco, among other community leaders and activists.
Below please find a portion of the coverage of this important and timely conversation:
- El Paso Times: Leaders at El Paso town hall urge stand against racism, hatred, gun violence
- NBC News: After shootings, El Paso and Latino groups amp action against gun violence, white supremacy
El Diario de El Paso: Hispanos, más vulnerables a morir baleados en Texas
KFOX14: Latinos Rise Against Gun Violence and Hate Tour comes to El Paso
Telemundo: Latinos Strong: Telemundo lanza campaña en El Paso
The town hall was also live-streamed live on Noticias Telemundo’s social media platforms with a reach over 100K viewers.
The Dallas and Houston stops were postponed until the first week of September. As for the San Antonio event, Giffords and Latino Victory Project will be conducting a focus group and will be releasing the results in the coming weeks.