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Aug. 22 town hall in El Paso to condemn white supremacy

6 months 5 days 21 hours ago Friday, August 16 2019 Aug 16, 2019 August 16, 2019 7:17 AM August 16, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

WASHINGTON (AP) - Latino Victory Project Executive Director Mayra Macias and former Arizona lawmaker Gabby Giffords will kick-off a Texas tour with an Aug. 22 town hall in El Paso to condemn white supremacy and gun violence against Latinos.

Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will be among the speakers at the meeting in El Paso, which she represents. The Latino Victory Project is a political action committee aimed at increasing Latino representation at every level of government.

Giffords was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting and now runs a gun advocacy group.

The tour will include events in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in late August.

Authorities say a white man accused of killing 22 people, including eight Mexican nationals, this month in El Paso confessed he had been targeting Mexicans.

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