FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 5, 2011
TEXANS GATHER FOR VIGILS OPPOSING HB 12
RITA members stand together to say that Texas can do better than Arizona
(AUSTIN, Texas) — RITA members across the state will be gathering on May 5 to demonstrate our disappointment, frustration and rejection of the passage of HB 12 in the Texas House of Representatives today.
As Mexican-Americans mark the anniversary of Cinco de Mayo and faith leaders nationwide bow their heads for the National Day of Prayer, RITA will stand with both groups to honor the on-going struggle for immigrant and human rights in the U.S.
With the passage of HB 12, Texas has joined the company of states like Arizona and Georgia in adopting a bad law based on bad ideas.
“Texas can do better than Arizona” Vigils Pop Up Across The State
Who: Movimiento del Valles por los Derechos Humano and the Equal Voice Network
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Brownsville, Texas at the Ruben M. Torres & Paredes Line
Contact: Maria Cordero mariaranchoalegre
Who: LUPE and the Equal Voice Network
When: 6 p.m.
Where: McAllen Municipal Park at Bicentennial Blvd. and Tamarack Ave
Contact: Martha Sanchez martha,
Who: Dallas Peace Center
Where: Oak Cliff UMC cafeteria, 549 E. Jefferson Blvd.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Kelli Obazee office
Who: Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The south gates of the Capitol, at Congress and 11th St.
Contact: Esther Reyes esther
Who: The Border Network for Human Rights
When: 4:30 p.m.
Where: The El Paso Republican (600 Sunland Park Drive, Building 4, Suite 200) and Democratic (1401 Montana Suite C) Party Headquarters.
Contact: Cristina Parker, cparker
The passage of HB 12 puts Texas on the same dead-end road as Arizona.