Cielo Vista Walmart victims to be honored in Texas Legislature

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Victims of the August 3rd mass shooting are being remembered by the Texas Legislature.

On Wednesday, the El Paso delegation of the Texas Legislature filed memorial resolutions in honor of the victims of the Cielo Vista Walmart shooting in the Texas Senate and House, Senate Resolution 224 and House Resolution 585.

El Paso is represented by Senator César J. Blanco and representatives Joe Moody, Mary González, Lina Ortega, Art Fierro, and Claudia Ordaz Perez

In response to the resolution, Rep. Joe Moody said in part, “We El Pasoans will never forget what happened to our community, and we promise to stand as a constant reminder to other legislators of the pressing need to address this horror until it becomes a problem of the past.”

The resolution will also be filed in the Texas House of Representatives.

“We’ve pledged to offer more than words, though, and we’re doing that this session. Each member
of the delegation has filed legislation directly responding to the attack, from firearm safety
measures to mental health interventions. We’ve also worked tirelessly to counter the dehumanizing
political and racial rhetoric that motivated the Cielo Vista shooter in the first place. And we’ve had
productive bipartisan talks in both the House and the Senate focused on practical solutions to the
epidemic of mass shootings gripping our state and nation,” says the delegation in a statement sent to KTSM.

State Senator Cesar Blanco delivered remarks on the Senate floor in Austin.

“It’s a day that we in El Paso have not forgotten. It’s a day we’ll continue to remember, and it’s a day that we’re still healing from,” he said.

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