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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:10 PM

 

Beto O'Rourke Visits Newtown to Discuss Gun Violence Prevention

A Democratic presidential candidate made a stop in Newtown on Wednesday. In an event closed to the public, Beto O'Rourke discussed gun violence prevention.

"Having someone like him be the voice for people that can't speak anymore and be the voice for people who have lost loved ones, it just really means the world to me," said Newtown resident Heidi Alvarez.

Alvarez says her sister was at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. While she survived the shooting, Alvarez's favorite teacher, Victoria Soto, did not.

"She was very, very special to me, and I looked up to her all the time. And I had issues when I was little, and she would always come and support me and give me all the love. And she cared so much about me, and I just miss her so much," said Alvarez.

Read more: https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Beto-ORourke-Visits-Newtown-to-Discuss-Gun-Violence-Prevention-564139601.html
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Reply Beto O'Rourke Visits Newtown to Discuss Gun Violence Prevention (Original post)
TexasTowelie Oct 30 OP
George II Oct 30 #1
Cha Oct 30 #2
liskddksil Oct 31 #3
aikoaiko Oct 31 #4
aikoaiko Oct 31 #5
liskddksil Oct 31 #6
aikoaiko Oct 31 #7
liskddksil Oct 31 #9
aikoaiko Oct 31 #11
liskddksil Oct 31 #17
aikoaiko Oct 31 #18
kcr Nov 1 #21
aikoaiko Nov 1 #22
left-of-center2012 Oct 31 #8
liskddksil Oct 31 #10
left-of-center2012 Oct 31 #12
liskddksil Oct 31 #13
left-of-center2012 Oct 31 #14
liskddksil Oct 31 #16
cwydro Nov 1 #19
TexasTowelie Oct 31 #15
CTyankee Nov 1 #20

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:21 PM

1. Good for him. I wish there was a way to know about these events in advance....

 

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton were about 30 miles from me last night. Beto was about 50 miles away today.,
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 11:45 PM

2. I thought how comforting it would be for them before I read this..

 

Having someone like him be the voice for people that can't speak anymore and be the voice for people who have lost loved ones, it just really means the world to me," said Newtown resident Heidi Alvarez.

Alvarez says her sister was at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. While she survived the shooting, Alvarez's favorite teacher, Victoria Soto, did not.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:30 AM

3. Holy crap that Trumpist lady heckler was psychotic

 

Some other sites have video. Poor Cynthia having to deal with that.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:13 AM

4. Closed door meeting? That's weird.

 


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:22 AM

5. Oh. Beto says it wasn't a campaign event.

 


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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:13 AM

6. I don't see what's humorous about this? Explain.

 

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Response to liskddksil (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:37 AM

7. Because its obviously a campaign event.

 


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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:25 AM

9. Beto's campaign did not sponsor this event:

 

"The discussion was organized by Newtown Action Alliance, founded after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. Other groups present included Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Project Longevity, and Moms Demand Action."

https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-beto-newtown-guns-20191031-bpiwcves75ejpiajdyt6dhkozy-story.html
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Response to liskddksil (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:45 AM

11. I didn't say his campaign sponsored this event -- but he was campaigning.

 


Good news coverage for Beto.
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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:30 PM

17. Then don't express shock that this was a closed-door event like you did in your prior post. nt

 

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Response to liskddksil (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:32 PM

18. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.

 


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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 04:15 AM

21. Your laughing smilies

 

remind me of the day the Sandy Hook shooting happened and the gun nuts here on DU were so awful. Some things never change.
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Response to kcr (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 08:45 AM

22. I'm laughing at the non-campaign campaign event. Not the massacre.

 



A lot of people said stupid, awful things after the Sandy Hook massacre - not just the gun nuts.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:07 AM

8. Beto was recently in Alabama

 

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Now he's in CT?

Has he given up on Iowa and New Hampshire?

Give Beto a map.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:26 AM

10. Beto goes where he is needed and doesn't let some relic calendar from 100 years ago

 

determine where he will or won't visit.
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Response to liskddksil (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:04 PM

12. If he wants to win the nomination ...

 

If he wants to win the nomination
he needs to do well in Iowa and NH.

He's waaaaay behind there,
and CT and Alabama won't do it for him.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:10 PM

13. ok but if we want to win Texas and its 38 electoral votes you best believe Beto better be on

 

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Response to liskddksil (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:24 PM

14. No

 

Just no.
So many better qualified.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:45 PM

16. Better hope the blue wall holds then or 2016 part 2 here we come nt

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 03:21 AM

19. Agree.

 

Just no.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:41 PM

15. That's news to me.

 

Since when did Idaho become one of the early caucus/primary states?

Perhaps someone should give you a map...
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 03:34 AM

20. I'm glad he came here to CT.

 

I like him a lot. I am not supporting him for President but I think it is wonderful he visited here to support the Newtown community and be a voice against gun violence.

Thank you, Beto.
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