Voto Latino Remembers the Lives Taken in El Paso Massacre
In recognition of the four-year commemoration of the tragic mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Founding President and CEO María Teresa Kumar released the following statement:
“Four years ago, 23 lives were taken in El Paso, Texas by a white supremacist motivated by anti-Latino racism. Today, we stand in solidarity with all those in El Paso and across America who continue to honor their memory by standing against racism, bigotry, and the epidemic of gun violence.
The tragedy in El Paso posed a stark reminder that words have consequences. The far right’s hateful rhetoric divides our country and puts lives at risk. The twice-impeached former President spewed vitriol that was embraced by the shooter and social media companies did not act swiftly to remove hate speech across their platforms. Voto Latino will never stop working to combat bigotry and protect our communities as we strive for a stronger, more equitable democracy.”
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Voto Latino is a grassroots civic engagement organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy. Through innovative digital campaigns, culturally relevant programs and authentic voices, we shepherd the Latinx community towards the full realization of its political power.