El Paso Firme is a campaign calling for:
- Rooting out the vile and pernicious ideology of white supremacy that has brought death and fear to our communities.
- Enact meaningful gun control legislation and additional local and federal action without delay.
- Ensure that migrants and immigrant communities are treated with the dignity and humanity they/we, as people, deserve.
The extraordinary response by border communities acting in solidarity following the Aug. 3, 2019 shooting at Walmart in El Paso prompted BNHR to launch El Paso Firme along with partners Refugee And Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), and Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA), as a call to collective compassion and solidarity. A year later, we remember the lives lost and continue to fight for the changes needed to prevent further atrocities.
Anniversary of 2019 El Paso shooting that left 23 dead.
Border Network for Human Rights along with Poor People’s Campaign and Repairers of the Breach will hold a massive mobilization against white supremacy on August 8th. If you want to join us, please register here. The March will start at Father Rahm corner with El Paso Street and end at Plaza de Los Lagartos (111 W. Mills).
Fund raising with
Funds will go to Border Network for Human Rights to cover the events expenses as well as provide food, water, diapers and medications to the refugee camps in Ciudad Juarez.
#ElPasoFirme is anchored by Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), Refugee And Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA), Repairers of the Breach, and Poor People’s Campaign, and is endorsed by a broad array of faith, immigrant, civil rights, and grassroots organizations including Coalition to End Child Detention, Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Texas Freedom Network, State of Mind, Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services (DMRS), Stand with El Paso, La Mujer Obrera, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, Planned Parenthood, Usual Suspects, ACLU TX, Centro de Trabajadores Agrícolas Fronterizos (CTAF).