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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:48 PM

Beto O'Rourke to join anti-wall march in El Paso as Trump holds a rally for it one mile away

Source: Washington Post

By Amy B Wang February 9 at 4:11 PM

On Monday, President Trump will hold his first campaign rally of the year at the El Paso County Coliseum, a Texas arena within a stone’s throw of the U.S.-Mexico border.

. . .

Former Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke will appear at the “March for Truth” — at a local high school a mile away from the coliseum — in the hopes of countering Trump’s anti-illegal immigration message.

“The President is coming to El Paso Monday. He will promise a wall and will repeat his lies about the dangers that immigrants pose,” O’Rourke wrote Friday on Medium, an online publishing platform that has seen quite the activity this week.

. . .

“Trump’s fixation on a border wall and his distortions of life in El Paso and along the border are unacceptable,” march organizers wrote on a Facebook page for the event. “Our communities will always stand to include immigrants, oppose racism, and defend the truth. All of us must make a choice about whether we stand up for the truth or allow Trump to degrade our dignity and rights.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/09/beto-orourke-join-anti-wall-march-el-paso-trump-holds-rally-it-one-mile-away/?utm_term=.72e191986f87

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Reply Beto O'Rourke to join anti-wall march in El Paso as Trump holds a rally for it one mile away (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 9 OP
Paladin Feb 9 #1
bluestarone Feb 9 #7
duhneece Monday #14
Paladin Monday #18
Gothmog Feb 9 #2
Cha Feb 9 #4
duhneece Feb 9 #8
NastyRiffraff Feb 9 #3
CountAllVotes Feb 9 #5
CountAllVotes Feb 9 #9
duhneece Monday #15
TexasBushwhacker Monday #17
Judi Lynn Feb 9 #6
Vinca Feb 9 #10
jcgoldie Feb 9 #11
douglas9 Sunday #12
duhneece Monday #16
TexasBushwhacker Monday #23
duhneece Yesterday #24
Gothmog Sunday #13
TexasBushwhacker Monday #19
Gothmog Monday #22
Gothmog Monday #20
Gothmog Monday #21

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:50 PM

1. I hope the Beto rally is HUGE.

I wish El Paso was closer, so I could attend.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:33 PM

7. ME TOO!

VERY HUGE!!!!!!!

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Response to Paladin (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:25 PM

14. This DUer will be there with 3 others

We’re driving down from Alamogordo New Mexico. My sign: Build Bridges Not Walls

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Response to duhneece (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:16 PM

18. Glad you're able to attend. Give us all a follow-up report, OK? (nt)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:57 PM

2. From the Texas Democratic Party

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:24 PM

4. Gracias Goth.. this is

muy Importante!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:26 PM

8. And I'll be there, my friend!

The same few friends who were with me to go to Tornillo (Tent city for the kids torn from their families) when Beto and Joseph Kennedy came.
I'm just working on my posters....and smiling...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:16 PM

3. It looks like the Trump Baby Balloon will be there!

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:25 PM

5. Great news!

Thanks for spreading the word!!



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:40 PM

9. How can anyone forget this?

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:26 PM

15. I can't wait to see the blimp

And I’m not talking about the sexual predator

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Response to duhneece (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:00 PM

17. It won't be there after all

Too windy

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:32 PM

6. Wow! Real "icing on the cake", the very best cake! Thank you.






A New Administration. A New Era. But That Cake Looks Familiar.



President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence cut a cake at the Salute to Our Armed Services inaugural ball on Friday. The cake was a replica of one made for President Barack Obama’s inauguration four years ago.CreditCreditChang W. Lee/The New York Times

. . .

The inaugural cake quickly became a punch line on Twitter, a mock controversy with the hashtag #cakegate. And it was another intellectual property mishap, however small, connected to Mr. Trump. Earlier that day, Mr. Trump’s takeover of the @POTUS Twitter account included a stock image from Mr. Obama’s first inauguration that was used as its background.

The inauguration committee did not respond to an immediate request for comment.

A spokeswoman for Tiffany MacIsaac, the owner of Buttercream Bakeshop, said that some of the planners for the Armed Services ball approached the shop with a picture of the cake Mr. Goldman had made. The cake was largely for show, the spokeswoman said; it was made mostly of plastic foam, except for a portion at the bottom.

Buttercream Bakeshop donated its proceeds from the cake to the Human Rights Campaign, one of the nation’s largest L.G.B.T. civil rights advocacy groups and one of the bakery’s favorite charities.



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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/us/donald-trump-inauguration-cake-obama.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:26 PM

10. I hope Beto's rally is bigger than the Manbaby's. Wish I could be there.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:53 PM

11. Beto's position at the forefront of this issue

.. and his history and closeness to it is one big reason I still hope he will run in 2020. This is Trump's signature issue, but Beto is uniquely qualified to destroy him on it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 06:20 AM

12. March for Truth (Facebook)

Wear white, bring a positive poster and join us for a peaceful and vocal Celebration.

Monday February 11, El Pasoans, led by Border Network for Human Rights, Women’s March El Paso, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, along with more than 45 other community partners, will take to the streets in a unified, peaceful March for Truth and to celebrate the El Paso community.

Borderland residents will begin peacefully gathering along San Marcial Street next to Bowie High School at 5:00 p.m. A brief rally featuring area leaders and community voices including Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, will begin at 5:30 p.m.; followed by a peaceful march and culminating in a celebration of community at Chalio Acosta Park on Shelter Place where Beto O'Rourke will address the community. We will unite to enjoy music, entertainment, and great company with the backdrop of our vibrant, multi-cultural region.

Women’s March El Paso is coordinating with a group of more than 60 local musicians including Fixed Idea, Radio La Chusma, Sinbuenos, mariachis and more to bring the Border region to life in South El Paso. We look forward to proudly showcasing our local talent.

El Paso is a strong and safe community because of its people and its values. Border communities are a place of opportunity and hope. Trump’s fixation on a border wall and his distortions of life in El Paso and along the border are unacceptable. Our communities will always stand to include immigrants, oppose racism, and defend the truth. All of us must make a choice about whether we stand up for the truth or allow Trump to degrade our dignity and rights.

Participating community organizers include: Border Network for Human Rights, Women’s March El Paso, Borderland Immigration Council, El Paso Democratic Party, New Mexico Democratic Party, ACLU Border Rights Center, Usual Suspects, El Paso Central Labor Council, Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee, Mexicanos En Exilio, Southwest Environmental Center, West Fund, Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, LULAC El Paso, El Paso Equal Voice Network, El Paso Musicians United, HOPE Border Institute, La Mujer Obrera, AYUDA, Comite Justicia Laboral, Familias Unidas del Chamizal, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, ACLU of NM, ACLU of Texas, Big Bend Area Women’s March, Voto Latino, Battleground Texas Engagement Fund, Battleground Texas PAC, Latino Victory Fund, Onward Together, Our Revolution Texas, Deeds Not Words, Progress Texas, Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance, Unidos US, Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, Office of Texas Senator Jose Rodriguez, Office of Texas Representative Mary Gonzalez, Office of Texas Representative Lina Ortega, Office of Texas Representative Cesar Blanco, Office of Texas Representative Joe Moody, Texas Representative-Elect Art Fierro, El Paso City Representative Alexsandra Annello, Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Attorney Carlos Spector, Attorney Jessica Miles, Attorney Edwardo Beckett, Father Arturo Bańuelas.


https://www.facebook.com/events/537578166725292/



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Response to douglas9 (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:27 PM

16. I'm going

Great post

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Response to duhneece (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:32 PM

23. How was it?

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 05:14 PM

24. Beto was both inspired and inspiring

I need to post my few photos and videos on our local right-wing facebook group...maybe here, too, although I now think that's not timely.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:13 AM

13. The baby trump blimp will be El Paso

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:18 PM

19. Nope. Too windy n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:26 PM

22. I hope that they can use this blimp

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:25 PM

21. From the Texas Democratic Party

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