FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 3, 2022
CONTACT: Christine Bolaños, [email protected], (512) 767-2978
Jolt Action stands in solidarity with the Uvalde community and announces its allyship with Voto Latino, a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latino voters, as it hosts a call-to-action event in San Antonio to stand in support of the victims and survivors of the Uvalde tragedy.
Voto Latino is leading 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 week.
The event, beginning at 10 am on Saturday, June 4, in San Antonio’s Travis Park, has three goals: to stand in solidarity with the community of Uvalde; to call communities in Texas and America to action in the upcoming election through organizing, registering voters, and getting out the vote; and, to raise money for the families of victims. All proceeds will go directly to the families of the victims.
The event features the following speakers:
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20)
Erika Prosper Nirenberg, First Lady of San Antonio
Ramon Contreras, Gun Violence Prevention Activist
Po Murray, Newtown Action Alliance
Pastor Gavin Rogers, Corazon San Antonio
Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of Voto Latino
Joe Gonzales, Bexar County Criminal District Attorney
Brandon Wolf, Gun Activist and Pulse Nightclub Shooting Survivor
Kimberly Gutierrez, Community Justice Action Fund
Edna Chavez, Gun Activist
Julian Castro, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Marisa B. Perez-Dias, Board of Education member-District 3
Jose Alfaro, Director of Latinx Engagement for Moms Demand Action
Chaz Moore, Austin Justice Coalition
Roland Gutierrez, Texas State Senator – District 19
Greg Casar, Austin City Council Member
Luis Hernandez, Youth Against Gun
Ingrid Alvarez, Hispanic Federation
Coach Greg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs President and Coach
“We are taking part in the #StandWithUvalde event to show solidarity with our fellow Texans in Uvalde who are hurting because of such a massive and senseless loss in their community,” said Jolt Action Communications Director Christine Bolaños. “We stand with Voto Latino as they work to raise funds for victims’ families. We will do everything in our power to support causes like Voto Latino’s that work to end gun violence and address the mental health crisis in Texas.”
To register for the event or find out more, visit StandWithUvalde.com
ABOUT JOLT ACTION
Founded in 2016, Jolt Action is a progressive civic engagement organization focused on building the political power and influence of young Latinos in Texas.