Beto O'Rourke

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Aug 4, 2019

O’Rourke Doesn’t Hold Back Showing Anger over El Paso Shooting

  • After a shooting in El Paso kills 22 people, Beto O’Rourke sounds off on Trump’s rhetoric, blaming the president for inciting the violence.

  • O’Rourke later tweets, ”We know what Trump is doing. He stokes racism. He incites violence. We shouldn’t be asking if there’s anything he can do or if he’s responsible for this when we know the answer. I stand by what I said.” 

  • His reaction grabs the public's attention due to his use of foul language and its resonance in Americans frustrated with recent surges of gun violence and white nationalism.

Jun 11, 2019

Beto O’Rourke Rolls Out Comprehensive LGBTQ Protections Plan

Beto O’Rourke announces plan to protect LGBTQ people and ensure their equality. The plans would roll back the Trump administration’s restrictions on transgender people, as well as use executive and congressional power to pass legislation guaranteeing equality and better healthcare. Soon after, O’Rourke held another “running town hall” in New York dedicated in this instance to Pride month. 

Jun 5, 2019

Beto Announces Plan for Term Limits and Voter Protection

Beto O’Rourke announces plans to pursue a constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on Congress members and Supreme Court Justices. Additionally, his plan includes efforts to reduce big spending in campaigns and to increase voter turnout. 

May 29, 2019

Beto Unveils Immigration Plan

Beto O’Rourke announces his plans for solving the immigration issue which includes a series of first-day executive orders such as one requiring detention only for undocumented immigrants with a criminal history. The plan also includes a 5 billion dollar investment in Latin America aimed at “reversing the instability that causes migration”

Apr 29, 2019

Beto Announces Extensive Climate Change Plan, Becoming the First 2020 Candidate to Do So

Beto lays out the first major policy proposal of his presidential campaign, a far-reaching climate change proposal that calls for $5 trillion to help the U.S. to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. It’s the first major climate change proposal by a 2020 candidate

Apr 15, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Releases Tax Returns

Beto O'Rourke's tax returns show meager charitable giving

Mar 18, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Reports $6.1 Million in First Day Fundraising

Beto O'Rourke reports big fundraising haul in the 24 hours since his campaign announcement

Mar 14, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Announces 2020 Campaign for President

In a video published on Twitter, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke announces his intention to run for president in the 2020 election

Feb 12, 2019

Beto Headlines Counter Rally in El Paso

Beto O'Rourke headlines counter- rally during Trump's El Paso wall rally

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