LULAC And Tejano Music Star Little Joe Lead Coalition Protest Outside NRA Event In Houston
Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Welcomes Entertainment Legend For Friday Public Action After His Meeting with Victims’ Families in Uvalde, Texas
Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens announced that it is staging a coalition protest outside the George R. Brown Convention Center where the National Rifle Association (NRA) holds its NRA 2022 Annual Meetings and Exhibit.
“The data is clear about how to improve public safety,” says Gilbert Garcia, Vice-President of LULAC Council #19. “States with stricter gun regulations have lower rates of gun violence. We have to learn from their best practices and implement them in Texas. It’s that simple,” says Garcia.
LULAC’s action is joined by other leading advocacy organizations and leaders, including NAACP, American GI Forum, Houston Area Urban League, PAX Christi, Houston Peace and Justice Center. Also, Garcia, Hamilton, and Associates, one of the nation’s largest Hispanic-owned money management companies.
Tejano recording artist Little Joe is scheduled to attend after visiting with families of the victims in Uvalde on Thursday. “For more than fifty years, small-town communities like Uvalde have been my most loyal fans, and I felt that I needed to go see them, grieve with them, and try to do anything to give them hope,” says. “I am a Tejano of Mexican ancestry, but I am also an American, a very proud one. We need to change this country with leadership that truly cares about us. We the people have the power to make change with our vote, and this is the time to get it done,” he says.
The protest is scheduled to take place at 10 AM outside the main entrance into the convention center located at 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010. On-site LULAC contacts are: Isidro Garza – (832) 446-8647 and Johnny Mata – (832) 723-3110.
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 https://lulac.org/