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Summer of Action with Voto Latino

At Chispa, we stand in solidarity with the Uvalde community and joined Voto Latino, as it hosted a call-to-action event in San Antonio to stand in support of the victims and survivors of the Uvalde tragedy.

Voto Latino led a community gathering of religious leaders, elected officials, local and national organizations, and advocates in San Antonio to memorialize the victims of the Robb Elementary School massacre and stand in solidarity with all those affected by the devastating and senseless tragedy that claimed the lives of 19 children and 2 teachers last month.

The event brought together community voices in solidarity, in mourning and with a sense that the time for action is now. The event raised funds for families of the shooting victims, called on leaders to deliver common sense gun control to keep kids safe, and made clear that voters will hold politicians accountable for their inaction at the ballot box. All proceeds from the event went directly to the families.

“Like so many people, we’re aching to show the parents, families and community torn apart by this massacre that they have our support during this horrific time,” said Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of Voto Latino. “We’re going to stand up to make sure that the families of the victims have the support and assurance they need and deserve.

“This is a moment for all of us to come together as Americans and make clear that we’ll stand with the people of Uvalde,” said Congressman Castro.

We are all witnesses to the devastation that gun violence has caused in our communities, and have the power to spread change.

Join us in turning anger into advocacy. ¡Vamos, únete!

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