NextGen America Visits Uvalde, Texas to Support Community and Meet with Families of Victims

The youth vote organization recently mobilized over 12,000 people to send a letter to their member of Congress requesting gun safety legislation

Austin, TX —  Today, NextGen America President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez is visiting Uvalde, Texas to meet with the families of victims, support the community, and attend the funeral service of Irma Garcia. The visit comes after a mass shooting at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School, which killed 19 students and two teachers.

“NextGen is committed to honoring the lives lost in Uvalde, Texas, and all mass shootings through action. As a Texan, Latina, and mom to a kindergartner, I remain relentlessly committed to ensuring the safety of all children. This moment requires fearless leadership. Our state and congressional representatives must support the survivors of gun violence by taking immediate action to ensure this never happens again,” NextGen America President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez said.

“The time to prevent the next mass shooting is now. Young people have been leading this issue for far too long – they have shown us their strength and moral clarity. Now, our elected officials must start taking cues from them. We will not let those who are motivated by hate separate us or make us feel fear.” Tzintzún Ramirez said.

In response to last week’s deadly shooting, NextGen America amplified an action to write to your member of Congress and request they pass gun safety legislation. In less than a week, this campaign mobilized more than 12,000  young people across the country looking for immediate action. Ahead of this year’s midterms, NextGen is committed to activating millions of voters in Texas, and across the country, that want to see change on gun control.


About NextGen America

NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.4 million young voters and educated many millions more.