Our statement after the passage of Travis Co public health crisis declaration:
“At its root, the thousands of preventable overdose deaths and the lives we lost at Uvalde stem from the same political crisis.”
To ask teachers to be on the front line of mass shootings, the front line of a pandemic, and the front line of the struggle against inequality all while underpaying them and systematically underfunding the education system is both cruel and a recipe for societal collapse.
It’s hard to celebrate on a night like tonight, but I have to acknowledge the beautiful united chorus that came together to defend #CadyLofts. A unanimous vote at the planning commission! Shoutout to @ATXJustice @toofound @atxecho @WeCanNow1 @sunrisenavigation and so many others.
I can't get over how cops confronted the shooter at the door, let him get by them, then made up a story about body armor. While a teacher gave her life trying to defend her kids. The difference could not be clearer.
A memorial for the 19 children and two teachers killed in the Uvalde school shooting is being set up at the Texas State Capitol.
Soon a vigil will be held to mourn those precious lives. @KVUE
This thread will be dedicated to the victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
As a parent, my heart is broken seeing these faces and their ages.
My condolences to their families during this difficult time 🙏🏻
Xavier Lopez, 10. He was a 4th grader at Robb Elementary.