On June 4 2022, the #StandWithUvalde event at Travis Park hosted by Voto Latino gathered San Antonio leaders, community members, and speakers in a peaceful demonstration to “turn anger into advocacy”.
Speakers included U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke, Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, and others.
“I'm sick and tired of 50 and 60 and 70-year-old white men screwing up all of our lives because they are selfish and really care about nothing else but their position"
- Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich
“It's going to take a unique American determination to change it”
- Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro
“Governor Abbott said he was going to make it harder for these kinds of massacres to happen again and instead he made it easier for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons in their hands”
- U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro
“These deaths were not caused by God, they are not a natural disaster, they are not the weather passing through over our communities, these are the choices that each and every single one of us have made”
- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke