Congresswoman Escobar Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Attack Against El Paso
Washington, August 3, 2021
Tags: Gun Violence Prevention
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the domestic terrorist attack against El Paso, Texas:
“Two years ago, the beautiful border community of El Paso endured a horrific, hate-fueled mass shooting that killed 23 innocent souls, injured 22, and changed our lives forever. Today, our hearts remain broken as we remember the victims, survivors, and all those impacted by the deadliest targeted attack against Latinos in modern American history.
“As El Pasoans heal, and demonstrate time and again their strength and resilience, I am determined to continue honoring the victims and survivors with action and ensuring our nation never forgets this tragedy.
“I will be relentless in my work to pass legislation to designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden as a national memorial, fight to end our nation’s gun violence epidemic, and strongly confront and combat those who cowardly embolden hate and racism. El Pasoans – those we have lost and those left behind to grieve – deserve no less.”
In memory of André Pablo Anchondo, Jordan Kae Anchondo, Arturo Benavides, Jorge Calvillo Garcia, Leonardo Campos Jr., Maribel Hernandez-Loya, Adolfo Cerros Hernández, Sara Esther Regalado Monreal, Guillermo "Coach Memo" Garcia, Angelina Silva Englisbee, Maria Muñoz Flores, Raul Estrada Flores, Gerhard Alexander Hoffmann, David Alvah Johnson, Luis Alfonso Juarez, Maria Eugenia Legarreta Rothe, Ivan Manzano, Gloria Irma Marquez, Elsa L. Mendoza, Margie Reckard, Javier Amir Rodriguez, Teresa Trinidad Sanchez Guerra, and Juan De Dios Velazquez.