Statement on White Supremacy and Gun Violence

“The hatred and violence targeting the Latino community in El Paso are a direct influence of the white supremacist language expressed by Trump and his administration and condoned by the silence of his party and his supporters.

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures is outraged by the attacks perpetrated against our communities. We extend condolences to the victims’ families in El Paso and Dayton and commit to action on their behalf.

As Latinos and as a nation, we must raise our voices in solidarity and demonstrate our opposition to the state-sponsored attacks to promote a political agenda. The time for wisdom and courage to prevail against racism and hatred is now.”

– Maria Lopez De Leon, President and CEO, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)