Stop Hate in Our Community

LULAC council calls on elected leaders to get serious about end to violence against women
 
For immediate release
Sept. 19, 2018
 
DES MOINES – The League of United Latin American Citizens Council 307 wants elected leaders to become more serious about violence against women after the stabbing death of Celia Barquin Arozamena.
 
Barquin Arozamena was stabbed to death Monday at Coldwater Links, a public golf course in Ames. Police charged Collin Daniel Richards, a man with a criminal record with murder.
 
“This culture of violence must be dismantled,” said Monica Reyes, the political director for LULAC Council 307. “Women are under attack, and we must unite to put an end to it, as well as all violence.
 
“We need our elected leaders and candidates to step up and tell us what they plan to do to stop this vicious mentality that women are somehow the lesser being, that they can be abused, kidnapped and killed in our state,” Reyes continued.
 
 
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.IowaLatinos.org or Henry at 515-208-7312.
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