TEXANS OPPOSE HB 12 As the Texas House of Representatives prepares to debate Arizona copycat law HB 12, people around the state and the U.S. are standing up in opposition. A diverse coalition gathered for vigil on Cinco de Mayo, 2011 at the Texas State capitol to let their voices of opposition be heard. Vigils have popped up in cities around Texas where people will gather to commemorate both Cinco de Mayo and the National Day of Prayer. RITA members are leading these vigils in the spirit of honoring the on-going struggle for civil rights in the U.S. They are standing up with one voice to say that Arizona-style legislation has no place in Texas because Texas can do better.
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