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Corpus Christi — Today, in response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas, Elida Castillo, Program Director of Chispa Texas, a program of Chispa LCV building the political power of Tejanos, released the following statement:
“Today, we learned of yet another mass shooting, and this one hit closer to home. Multiple children, a teacher, a grandmother, and the gunman are dead, and at least 18 more are injured. Chispa Texas stands in solidarity with our familia in Uvalde, Texas who is suffering an unbearable tragedy. Our hearts go out to the families who were likely making plans for the summer and are now left to plan funerals instead.
We failed our children today. Our politicians should be creating opportunities and putting books in our children’s hands instead of guns. This will not change until we demand better, because our children deserve better. We need to offer our students more than school shooter drills; we need to offer them safe schools and healthy environments in which to learn and grow.
It’s up to Texas leaders to listen to our communities and give them a better future.”
About Chispa Texas: As a program of Chispa LCV, Chispa Texas builds the power of the Latinx community to fight for a sustainable, equitable future all Tejanos can enjoy. For more information, visit chispalcv.org/state/chispa-texas/.