Texas Coalition to Rally May 18 for Gun Violence Prevention, NRA Accountability

Texas AFT President Zeph Capo speaks to fellow marchers outside of Sen. Ted Cruz’s office in June 2022. Members and allies gathered to urge action on gun violence after the school shooting in Uvalde. No action has been taken by Cruz or other Texas politicians since that time. 

In just a few days, the NRA comes together for its annual meeting in Dallas — one year after the devastating mass shooting at Allen Outlets mall, six years to the day after the shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston, and almost two years since the shooting at Robb Elementary that robbed the Uvalde community of 19 children and two educators.

In Texas AFT’s latest membership survey, gun violence was the top concern for our members statewide. Our union of educators is deeply committed to fighting the gun lobby’s campaign of fear and division that puts profits over public safety.

On Saturday, May 18, community members, survivors, responsible gun owners, and our partners from GIFFORDS, Texas Impact, Moms Demand Action, and Everytown will rally in Dallas and call for accountability from the NRA and the gun manufacturers it protects.

Texas—Rally for Gun Violence Prevention & NRA Accountability

Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m.

Dallas City Hall Plaza

1500 Marilla St

Dallas, TX 75201

We hope you’ll be able to join us and our community partners, both for this event and in this critical movement. Together, we can be a driving force for meaningful change in our schools and our communities.