The Texas NAACP, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Houston Area Urban League will commemorate the anniversary of the signing of Civil Rights Act of 1964 by hosting a virtual Unity Rally Against Racism on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
They will be joined by Texas State Senator Royce West, LULAC National President Domingo Garcia, President Texas NAACP, Gary Bledsoe, Houston Area Urban League President, Judson Robinson III and Dallas Cowboy Hall of Famer, Emmitt Smith.
“These challenging times call for even more robust civil rights advocacy and heightened public policy engagement, so we will speak out and put forth comprehensive plans to engage diverse communities in public discourse towards the goals of making black lives matter and unifying Texas.”
“This one piece of legislation, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, changed our country from conditions most of us would have a hard time believing ever existed, but they did,” says Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President.
The death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matters movement are proof that our struggle for justice continues and this is the time for blacks and Latinos to stand together and continue to build upon the principles of the Civil Rights Act.