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TOGETHER JUNTOS Movement

The #TogetherJuntos Caravan to Austin will bring together hundreds of residents from cities across Texas to denounce Gov. Greg Abbott’s racist and white supremacist policies and tactics against immigrants, people of color, and other marginalized groups, and call for implementing policies that address the real issues facing the state and prioritize the well-being of all Texans. The two-day caravan will include a press conference prior to departure in El Paso; a car rally and action outside U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar’s office in San Antonio; and actions outside the Texas Capitol and Governor’s mansion and a closing rally in Austin. Learn more about the #TogetherJuntos campaign – led by the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA) – including the demands, supporters, and details on the Caravan to Austin.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 15, 2021

CONTACT:
Alia El-Assar | (202) 938-6511 | alia@communicationsshop.us

**PRESS ADVISORY** 

Texans Call Out Gov. Abbott’s Racism, Xenophobia & White Supremacist Political Agenda in Statewide Car Caravan 

Hundreds of Texans from cities across the state unite against Abbott’s racist policies in the #TogetherJuntosTX caravan to Austin 

WHAT: The #TogetherJuntos Caravan to Austin will bring together hundreds of residents from cities across Texas to denounce Gov. Greg Abbott’s racist and white supremacist policies and tactics against immigrants, people of color, and other marginalized groups, and call for the implementation of policies that address the real issues facing the state and prioritize the well-being of all Texans. The two-day caravan will include a press conference prior to departure in El Paso; a car rally and action outside U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar’s office in San Antonio; and actions outside the Texas Capitol and Governor’s mansion and a closing rally in Austin. Learn more about the #TogetherJuntos campaign – led by the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA) – including the demands, supporters, and details on the Caravan to Austin, at togetherjuntos.org.

WHO: Hosted by the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA) and Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), with the participation of #TogetherJuntos campaign members ARISE, La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), Latino Justice PRLDEF, Texas Organizing Project, Laredo Immigrant Alliance (LIA), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), ACLU of Texas, SA Stands, La Monarca Foundation, Woori Juntos, Grassroots Leadership, FIRE, Las Americas, and others. 

WHEN/WHERE: 

EL PASO – Friday, September 17, 2021

Caravan Launch Press Conference | 5 pm MT
Memorial Park, 1701 N Copia St, El Paso, TX 79930

Speakers:
– Fernando Garcia, Border Network for Human Rights
– Iliana Holguin, El Paso County Commissioner
– Carlos Marentes, Agricultural Border Workers Center
– Alex Fath, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
– Rosemary Rojeca, Proyecto Mujeres Fronterizas
– Olivia Figueroa, A.Y.U.D.A.
– Borderland Rainbow Center

SAN ANTONIO –  Saturday, September 18, 2021

Caravan Press Conference in San Antonio | 11:15-11:45 am CT
Texas Organizing Project, 700 S Zarzamora Dr, San Antonio, TX 78207

Action at Rep. Henry Cuellar’s Congressional Office | 12 pm CT
615 E. Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
 AUSTIN –  Saturday, September 18, 2021#TogetherJuntos Press Conference | 1:45-2:15pm CT
Grassroots Leadership, 3121 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

Caravan Actions at Texas Capitol & Governor’s Mansion | 2:30-3:30 pm CT 
Stop #1 (Texas Capitol): 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Stop #2 (Governor’s Mansion): 1010 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

#TogetherJuntos Car Rally in Austin | 4 pm CT
Grassroots Leadership, 3121 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

About the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA)
As the leading grassroots statewide alliance of immigrant organizations, the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA) works with allies in the business, faith, and other sectors to protect and advance the rights of immigrant and border communities in Texas. Learn more on the RITA Facebook page @RITATexas.

 
 
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Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA)

RITA is the leading grassroots statewide alliance of community organizations working with allies in business, faith, and other sectors to protect and advance the rights of immigrant and border communities in Texas.

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Why It Is Important

We should be allowed to be who we really are. We must stop the obvious oppression to reach a common understanding. People need to tolerate different cultures and backgrounds!

Paul Bridges

Chrisitina's Friend

Nationality can’t be banned! That’s why people are free to be who they are and not be punished or criticized for it! I was born in Africa and I am proud of my origin and my culture!

Jenna Henry

Christina's Mom

Our immigrant communities have been under attack for far too long. It is time for all of us to demand respect and dignity and call for an end to the anti-immigrant rhetoric, policies, and laws.

Julio Acosta

Dallas, Texas

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