• May 18, 2022
 Info: 40+ Groups to Hold ‘March for Truth’ in Response to President Trump’s Visit to El Paso

News conference announcing Monday’s March at BNHR Headquarters

Info: 40+ Groups to Hold ‘March for Truth’ in Response to President Trump’s Visit to El Paso

On Monday February 11, El Pasoans –  led by Border Network for Human Rights, Women’s March El Paso, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke – and in partnership with more than 45 other community partners, will take to the streets in the March for Truth.

Organizers share that the main reason for the march is to “stop the wall, stop the lies, and celebrate the El Paso community.”

Borderland residents will begin gathering along San Marcial Street next to Bowie High School at 5:00 p.m.

A brief rally featuring area leaders and community voices will begin at 5:30 p.m.; followed by a march a 6:00 p.m. and culminating in a celebration of community at Chalio Acosta Park on Shelter Place.

Women’s March El Paso is coordinating with a group of more than 60 local musicians including Fixed Idea, Radio La Chusma, Sinbuenos, mariachis and more to bring the Border region to life in South El Paso.

“We will unite to enjoy music, entertainment, and great company with the backdrop of our vibrant, multi-cultural region,” March officials said, “We look forward to showcasing our local talent and creating a family-friendly event that El Paso will be proud to promote to the rest of America.”

Via a news release, officials added:

“El Paso is a strong and safe community because of its people and its values. Border communities are a place of opportunity and hope. Trump’s fixation on a border wall and his distortions of life in El Paso and along the border are unacceptable. Our communities will always stand to include immigrants, oppose racism, and defend the truth. All of us must make a choice about whether we stand up for the truth or allow Trump to degrade our dignity and rights.”

Participating community organizers include: Border Network for Human Rights, Women’s March El Paso, Borderland Immigration Council, El Paso Democratic Party, New Mexico Democratic Party, ACLU Border Rights Center, Usual Suspects, El Paso Central Labor Council, Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee, Mexicanos En Exilio, Southwest Environmental Center, West Fund, Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, LULAC El Paso, El Paso Equal Voice Network, El Paso Musicians United, HOPE Border Institute, La Mujer Obrera, AYUDA, Comite Justicia Laboral, Familias Unidas del Chamizal, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, ACLU of NM, ACLU of Texas, Big Bend Area Women’s March, Voto Latino, Battleground Texas Engagement Fund, Battleground Texas PAC, Latino Victory Fund, Onward Together, Our Revolution Texas, Deeds Not Words, Progress Texas, Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance, Unidos US, Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, Office of Texas Senator Jose Rodriguez, Office of Texas Representative Mary Gonzalez, Office of Texas Representative Lina Ortega, Office of Texas Representative Cesar Blanco, Office of Texas Representative Joe Moody, Texas Representative-Elect Art Fierro, El Paso City Representative Alexsandra Annello, Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Attorney Carlos Spector, Attorney Jessica Miles, Attorney Edwardo Beckett, Father Arturo Bañuelas.




Below is more information from Beto O’ Rourke: 

Showcasing the Vibrancy of His Hometown, Beto O’Rourke to Participate in Monday Evening March and Will Speak at a Celebration of El Paso’s Culture, History, Diversity and Status As a Binational Community of Immigrants

EL PASO, TEXAS — Beto O’Rourke will join with his city on Monday evening to show the country the reality of the border — a vibrant, safe, binational community that proudly celebrates its culture, history, diversity and status as a city of immigrants. While some try to stoke fear and paranoia, to spread lies and a false narrative about the U.S.-Mexico border and to demand a 2,000 mile wall along it at a time of record safety and security, El Paso will come together for a march and celebration that highlights the truth.

The community will gather at Bowie High School at 5:00 p.m. MT and then march to Chalio Acosta Sports Center where the celebration of El Paso will occur. O’Rourke will speak around 7:00 p.m. MT from Chalio Acosta Sports Center, and the evening’s events are open to the press.

5:00 p.m. MT Gather at Bowie High School, 801 S San Marcial St. in El Paso
6:00 p.m. MT March to Chalio Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta Dr. in El Paso
6:30 p.m. MT Celebration of El Paso with music and speakers
7:00 p.m. MT Beto O’Rourke speaks at El Paso celebration


Below is more information from Rep Veronica Escobar:

On Monday, February 11, at 12:30 p.m. MT, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and El Paso elected officials will hold a press conference to ask President Donald Trump to correct the record on his misleading State of the Union remarks about El Paso, and to apologize to El Pasoans for misrepresenting their hometown.

This press conference follows Congresswoman Escobar’s letter to President Trump inviting him to tour the community and to hear from local stakeholders to get a full understanding of the border.

U.S. Congresswoman Veronica Escobar
Texas Representative César J. Blanco
El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego
El Paso County Commissioner Carlos Leon

Monday, February 11, at 12:30 p.m. MT

Chamizal National Memorial, 1st Amendment Area
Entrance through the Delta Drive Gate


City Services to be Affected Due to President’s Visit

EL PASO, Texas – Due to the anticipated visit of the President of the United States to the El Paso County Coliseum on Monday, February 11, the following City facilities and services will be affected.

The Parks and Recreation Department

Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta Dr., and the Hilos de Plata Senior Center, 4451 Delta Dr., will close at 1 p.m. Both facilities will resume normal operational hours on Tuesday, February 12.

El Paso Zoo

Closed for the day. The zoo will return to normal operations the following day, Tuesday, February 12.

El Paso Municipal Courts

Municipal Courts 1, 2, 4, and 5 cases set after 11 a.m. will be cancelled. All other municipal courts will not be impacted.

El Paso International Airport

Passengers are encouraged to check their flight schedules on the El Paso International Airport website or call their airline for their latest flight information. Click on “Flight Info” tab at www.flyelpaso.com


Early release planned for some schools on Monday Presidential visit will impact 13 EPISD schools near Coliseum

EL PASO, TEXAS — Several El Paso Independent School District campuses near the site of a planned rally by President Donald Trump will have early release on Monday in anticipation of large crowds and potential traffic issues.
The schools, all of which are near the El Paso County Coliseum, will release students at noon on Monday. Classes at all campuses will resume as normal on Tuesday.
The impacted schools are:
• Aoy, Beall, Burleson, Clardy, Cooley, Douglass, Hart and Zavala elementary schools. The afternoon pre-kindergarten and Head Start sessions will be moved to the morning. . • Guillen and Henderson middle schools. • Bowie, Jefferson and Silva Health Magnet high schools.
All after-school activities for the impacted campuses are cancelled on Monday.
EPISD officials worked with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to determine an appropriate plan of action for the presidential visit. EPISD Police said there are is indication of road closures that may have impacted the operation and release time of schools outside the vicinity of the Coliseum.
The rest of the district’s schools, including Central Office, will operate on a normal schedule on Monday.

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  • Just a bunch of leftist radicals.

    • Why don’t you leave El Paso Mad Mike? obviously you are not happy here since there are not that many haters here! You don’t fit into our democratic liberal minded society! You are such white nationalist racist aryan KKK NAZI stooge.
      I bet you ain’t even going to attend Nazi Groper Con Artist Donald Trump’s hate rally over at the coliseum.Since it’s right in the smack middle of South El Paso, way too many La Raza citizens there, and you don’t blend in.
      You’ll never change your racist bigot ways either, El Paso is not you type of city, sorry that Fort Bliss broughty you here, but you are free to leave. And the sooner the better.
      You, like Donald Trump are nothing but fear mongers, Trump fears that there are too many brown color skin people taking over. Demographically ethnic wise,the white republican numbers are dwindling to extinction. They hate American diversity, yet they demand that all minorities be subordinate to the white nationalist culture! which is a dying breed.
      I’m not putting down caucasians,those that are democrats are decent human beings, and that does not include you or yours.
      You must be a descendant of slave owners or of wannabe Nazi Germany!

      • You are the best advisement for Republicans I have ever seen

        • And you are the worst liar next to the bigot moron racist nazi Donald Trump! BTW! was that you I saw on the news yesterday selling Donald Trump garbage on North Mesa? It sure looked like you mad Mike,hillbilly and deplorable as heck,with missing teeth included, when you exposed your nasty grill.
          And by the way, did you acquire a vending permit to sell your Trump junk on city property?
          Yes you are a fear monger liar,hit the road Jack! you former BCD Fort Bliss undesirable loser.

      • If you want the truth, let’s start with Hillary and cronies truth! Why are they not in jail? Who got paid off? Why did the speaking fee for Hillary get the Clinton group millions? Who was the winner in the airport meeting with the attorney general? is that enough? Well we want the truth about that first then we can go further, Like why are all those congress people who earn less then $200.00 a year amas millions?

        • WOW! and you are a Vasquez! and a VENDIDO! que lastima, y triste to calavera pendejo.
          You know that Hillary Clinton was never indicted, and no criminal offenses were found against her.
          Nothing in the worthless Benghazi investigations either by the republican controlled house of congress.Nothing in her emails either.
          Just wasting American taxpayer dollars by the hour daily,but since you are a stupido vendido. And a republican creep,you probably put your own abuela inside a cage if she was caught crossing the border at WaterField Zaragoza.
          What about Donald Trump secretly meeting with Vladimir Putin during the Helsinki summit last summer. Then trashing the justice department.Tearing up the interpreter notes!!!
          And besides, and don’t you ever forget this, you Pocho Mexican traitor! It’s Donald Trump that is under criminal investigation.
          So far 6 criminal indictments against Trump’s cronies!Michael Cohen going to prison, Paul Manafort awaiting sentencing,Roger Stone just got busted,Micheal Flynn waiting sentencing.George Papadopoulos,time served,Richard Gates still pending.
          Do you even know what the word crony stand for? you 6th grade school drop out.

  • Dear Mr. President,

    With appropriate respect to your office, I humbly submit that you spare our citizenry the expense, insult, and irritation of your mockable visit to our city, El Paso, Texas.

    Our community’s pride and self-respect are at once unrecognizable and unreceptive to you, so spare yourself the humiliation, sir, should you have any.

    Thank you for your time and attention.

    John Campos
    U.S. Citizen and El Paso Native

    • That is what is wrong in El Paso, to many fools that are crooked and are protected by citizens who have no idea what they do! Like beto who is a drunk and was kept out of jail by his coke head father!!!!

      • You should speak for your own person republicano pendejo vendido Jose Vasquez! Y QUE HUEY?
        Donald Trump groping women,Trump University scandal! Trump Moscow Miss Universe Pageant receiving golden showers by five Russian prostitutes.
        Trump Tower Moscow! Donald Trump even said that he had no business involvement in Moscow.
        Beto is AOK! he has served our great city while Donald Trump has lied and insulted us. Then has the nerve to do a drive bye visit to the county coliseum, a cheap venue that the republicans in El Paso could only afford.
        Beto O’Rourke RIFA! El Racista Donald Trump NO VALE MADRE!

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