UVALDE, TX (CBSDFW.COM) – Members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) arrived in Uvalde today to raise awareness, appeal for donations and demand progress on gun legislation aswhere the deadly school shooting took place last week.
“LULAC stands with the families of Uvalde affected and the community at large,” said LULAC National CEO Sindy Benavides.
A LULAC spokesperson said dozens of volunteers arrived by bus carrying flowers and “words of consolation” for survivors and families affected by the shooting at Robb Elementary School which killed 19 students and two dead teachers.
The trip was organized by LULAC leader Hilda Duarte of Grand Prairie, who said images and reports of Uvalde compelled her to round up other members and travel to the city during the visit. of the Bidens.
Rudy Rosales Jr, the state director of LULAC in Texas, said the group is there to support the community and pass on the donations, but also that they “waste no time in letting lawmakers and Congress know of Texas that we will hold them accountable for a long time – overdue reforms to laws governing access to guns.
Likewise, Benavides said, “Our message is clear: PUT OUR CHILDREN FIRST! It is a dark and emotional time because there is also a will among all of us that now is the time to act.
She continued, “Our elected officials must seize this moment to start a new dialogue by putting aside partisan politics. We can and must come together to define how to balance respect for constitutional rights while ensuring greater public safety for all. men, women and children.. It is the America we are looking for.
Benavides also praised thefor a full investigation into the law enforcement response to the shooting.
Those interested in making a donation to the families of Uvalde can do so on the LULAC website.