SAN ANTONIO, TX — For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, Senate Democrats gathered at the emancipation hall on Capitol Hill on Thursday for a moment of silence, to pay their respects to George Floyd – an unarmed black man killed while in police custody.
Floyd’s death set off waves of protests around the nation, including in Texas.
In her weekly zoom conversations with the community, Texas Fil-Am congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones talked about the pain and anger felt in the community — when it comes to police brutality and racism.
“It shows you just the amount of work that has to be done, the reform that needs to take place in our system and our structure in our laws to root out the systemic racial injustice that has led to so many other inequities in our country.”
Inequities she said, that makes the country weaker, as it continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
A guest in her virtual townhall — Congresswoman Veronica Escobar of the 16th district in Texas said multiple generations of American are facing the biggest challenge of their lives, epecially impacting black, brown and Native American communities.