El Paso, Texas — On Monday, February 11, 2019, the El Paso County Democratic Party will join fellow El Pasoans and take to the streets for the March for Truth: Stop the Wall, Stop the Lies. We will begin gathering along San Marcial Street next to Bowie High School at 5 pm. A brief rally featuring area leaders and community voices will begin at 5:30. A peaceful march will follow at 6:00 p.m., concluding with a celebration of El Paso’s strength as a binational, bicultural community.
El Paso is a strong and safe community because of its people and its values. Border communities are a place of opportunity and hope. Trump’s fixation on a border wall and his distortions of life in El Paso and along the border are unacceptable. Our community will always stand for immigrants, oppose racism, and defend the truth. We must all make a choice about whether we will stand up for the truth or allow Trump to degrade our community, our dignity and our rights.
The El Paso County Democratic Party is proud to stand with the following community organizations in organizing and participating in this effort:
Border Network for Human Rights, Women’s March El Paso, Borderland Immigration Council, New Mexico Democratic Party, ACLU Border Rights Center, Usual Suspects, El Paso Central Labor Union, Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee, Mexicanos En Exilio, Southwest Environmental Center, West Fund, Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, LULAC El Paso, El Paso Equal Voice Network, El Paso Musicians United, ACLU of NM, ACLU of Texas, Big Bend Area Women’s March, Voto Latino, Battleground Texas Engagement Fund, Battleground Texas PAC, Latino Victory Fund, Onward Together, Our Revolution Texas, Deeds Not Words, Progress Texas, Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance, Unidos US, U.S. House Representative Veronica Escobar, Sen. Jose Rodriguez, State Rep. Mary Gonzalez, State Rep. Lina Ortega, State Rep. Cesar Blanco, State Rep. Joe Moody, State Rep.-Elect Art Fierro, El Paso City Rep. Alexsandra Annello, Attorneys Carlos Spector, Jessica Miles, Edwardo Beckett, Fr. Arturo Bañuelas, and former U.S. House Representative Beto O'Rourke.