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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Raul M Grijalva (D-AZ)

TUCSON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva introduced a resolution commemorating the 30th Annual All Souls Procession in Tucson. The event is celebrated to coincide with Dia de los Muertos, the multi-day holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and parts of Latin America that honors the memories of friends, family, and loved ones who have passed.

“The All Souls Procession is one of the unique events that makes Tucson so special,” said Rep. Grijalva. “Each year, it brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate the memory and legacies of those who have passed and is emblematic of our community’s spirit and resilience. I’m proud to bring it the recognition it deserves in the halls of Congress.”

The All Souls Procession is organized by Many Mouths, One Stomach and has quickly grown to become one of the largest community-created noncommercial processions nationwide with over 150,000 participants expected this year. In addition to the commemoration, Rep. Grijalva’s resolution also highlights the deaths of migrants while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and urges the Department of Homeland Security to treat all immigrants with respect and dignity.

“During this year’s All Souls Procession, I will be remembering the lives of those who’ve died in DHS custody this year and those who risked their lives to seek a better life for themselves and their families,” continued Rep. Grijalva. “Tucson is a diverse, inclusive welcoming community, and the All Souls Procession is an important representation of these values that embody Tucson.”

Read the full resolution here.

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