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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

Shorthorn UTA: Mega March protesters call for immigration reform

Apr 10, 2017
In The News


With the heat of the day beating down on downtown Dallas, a mass of people dressed in red, white and blue packed Pearl Street in front of Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

They held up American flags and signs that read “Rise Up” and chanted in Spanish, “Sì se puede.”

About 3,200 people marched Sunday, according to a tweet from the Dallas Police Department, from the cathedral to Dallas City Hall in the Mega March……

Attendees heard speeches from religious leaders, state and national representatives, including U.S. Congressman Marc Veasey and human rights advocate Martin Luther King III, upon arriving at City Hall. The diverse crowd had a mutual goal to raise awareness for immigration reform. The crowd continued chanting as they started the march shortly after 2 p.m., with church bells sounding off at the cathedral in the background.