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‘Today we stand for Lexi, and as her voice, we demand action’: Uvalde parents confront Congress

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08.06.2022

On Wednesday, survivors of gun violence gave testimony to a House Committee in Washington, D.C. It was intense and emotional and all of the people who spoke or sent their testimony showed a level of courage not seen from any of our elected officials across the country.

Kimberly and Felix Rubio are the parents of Alexandria Aniyah "Lexi" Rubio. Lexi was killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. The Rubios spoke to the committee via video call, with Kimberly tearfully reading a statement about her late daughter. Mrs. Rubio has made it clear that her family, including young Lexi, believed in the need for more strict gun control laws, well before the terrible events that took Lexi from her family.

Kimberly Rubio has been vocal about her family’s pain and anguish. When Republican Gov. Greg Abbott invited the Rubios to meet with him, the couple refused, saying, "It's not what Lexi would have wanted," because Abbott was not well-liked by Lexi.

Lexi wanted to go to college in San Antonio, Texas, when she got older. She dreamed of attending St. Mary’s University on a softball scholarship, according to her mother. Lexi was a quiet girl who would speak up if she was........

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