News Release from the office of Senator Carlos Uresti

April 15, 2009
CONTACT: Mark Langford at 512-932-2568

Attention Editors and Broadcasters:
Uresti, Blue Ribbon Task Force to conduct block walk on the West Side

State Sen. Carlos Uresti and members of the Blue Ribbon Task Force will conduct a neighborhood walk in West San Antonio on Saturday to raise public awareness about child abuse prevention.

"Going door-to-door is an effective way to spread the powerful message of prevention and let people know where they can get help," Uresti said. "There are many community resources available to help struggling families, and we're going to make sure they know about them."

The block walk, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, will be the fourth conducted by the Blue Ribbon Task Force over the last year. Sen. Uresti and task force volunteers will be available for interviews and photo opportunities.

What: Blue Ribbon Task Force Block Walk

When: Saturday, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., rain or shine!

Where: University Center for Community Health/ Texas Diabetes Institute, 701 S. Zarzamora, San Antonio

Sen. Uresti represents Senate District 19, a 55,000 square mile area extending from the city of San Antonio in Bexar County to the Lower Valley of El Paso County and including approximately 750,000 people. The largest legislative district in the nation, it spans two time zones and contains nine of the 14 border counties in Texas.