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Beto O'Rourke tweet on Transgender woman Muhlaysia Booker murder in Dallas

This same woman was attacked in April by a group of people.
I am so sick of the hatred in this country. We need some hope.


News video (WARNING, includes video of group attack)

Beto O'Rourke Headliners with Katy Tur on MSNBC

If you aren't watching Game of Thrones Finale, that is. I am actually going to watch GoT AFTER I watch Beto. That should tell you how much I like him!

The video I had up previously stopped working. Looking for another one to share.

O'Rourke stocks campaign with Obama and Clinton alums

Beto O’Rourke is adding a pair of seasoned strategists to his campaign, injecting a measure of establishment credibility lacking in his improvisational Senate bid against Ted Cruz last year.

Lauren Brainerd, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s field director in 2018, has been hired as national organizing director. And Lise Clavel, who worked in former Vice President Joe Biden’s office as director of public engagement and for Barack Obama's 2012 reelection, has been named states director, campaign sources told POLITICO.

The moves are an attempt by O’Rourke to shift toward a more mainstream operation after a Senate run in which his campaign focused heavily — almost indiscriminately — on voter turnout. Though O’Rourke’s effort in Texas resulted in a closer-than-expected loss to Cruz, his advisers have acknowledged that campaigning against a field of other high-profile Democrats will require a more precise targeting of voters, especially in early nominating states.

O’Rourke’s efforts to bring veteran staffers on board has come as a relief to supporters who feared his unorthodox campaign in Texas — largely an effort to turn out hundreds of thousands of inactive voters — lacked the discipline necessary for a presidential campaign.

Still, O’Rourke is also trying to replicate successful elements of his Senate run. That includes some version of a “distributed organizing” model of field organizing in which the campaign recruits and trains volunteers to run their own outreach programs on O’Rourke’s behalf.

In addition to Brainerd and a yet-to-be-named deputy, O’Rourke has hired seven staffers for the national organizing arm of his campaign, all of whom worked on O’Rourke’s Senate race.

“Our campaign started out with the benefit of one of the most innovative and remarkable organizing teams in Democratic politics,” campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon, an Obama veteran and data expert, said in a statement. “These folks dramatically raised the bar on voter engagement and turnout in Texas for the first time in generations. With Lise and Lauren joining our growing team, our grass-roots campaign is ideally positioned to make history across the nation in the same way: by reaching every household in every neighborhood in every community, and talking with Americans of all beliefs and backgrounds about Beto’s vision for a united, prosperous, and secure America.”



Stumbled on this awesome interview with Beto O'Rourke that I had not seen before and wanted to share it!

Such a great message of unity!

Beto O'Rourke on AM Joy on MSNBC (VIDEO LINK)

For anyone who would like to watch!


Beto O'Rourke on Hardball: Video Link Inside

This is a really great interview! Great questions, great answers.


Award Winning "Running With Beto" Documentary Screenings and HBO Broadcast Premier (Trailer Inside)

Broadcast Premier on HBO Tuesday May 28, 2019

Screenings this weekend:

Friday 5/17 Alamo Drafthouses

(In Texas)
Corpus Christi
El Paso
San Antonio

Other select cities:
Kansas City
San Francisco

Ticket info: https://drafthouse.com/show/running-with-beto

Saturday 5/18

Seattle International Film Festival
SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater

Ticket Info: https://www.siff.net/festival/running-with-beto

Other screenings after this weekend listed here:


Beto O'Rourke talks to immigrant barber to show REAL face of border immigrants

And right wing pundits and Beto haters focus on him getting a haircut (like all male politicians do) and two second joke about ear hair. (no actual ear hair shown or harmed in the making of this video)

Here is the actual video...decide for yourselves.

Ending Mass Incarceration: Ideas from Today's Leaders (Essays from candidates)

Essays from some presidential candidates

PDF here: https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/2019_EndingMassIncarceration_digital.pdf

Cory Booker: Pass the Next Step Act (page 1)
Julian Castro: Provide Fair Housing to Advance Justice Reform (page 9)
Kirsten Gillibrand: End the Over-Incarceration of Women (page 25)
Kamala Harris: Strengthen Resources for Public Defenders and Hold Prosecutors Accountable (page 37)
Amy Klobuchar: Provide Treatment for Addiction (page 53)
Beto O'Rourke: Start by Ending the Failed War on Drugs (page 61)
Bernie Sanders: Abolish For-Profit Prisons (page 73)
Elizabeth Warren: End the Two-Tiered System of Justice (page 77)

The American public has decisively concluded that our approach to criminal justice isn’t working.

Mass incarceration is the civil rights crisis of our time. The racial disparities pervasive in our justice system compound at every juncture: African Americans are more likely to be stopped by police, arrested, detained before trial, and given harsher sentences than whites. Worse, the disparities in our justice system perpetuate racial inequity in our society more broadly.

In this remarkable collaboration, the country’s most prominent lawmakers and activists join together to propose ideas for transformative change. In these essays, they lay out their proposals to reduce the prison population and challenge our very conception of justice reform, paving the way for far-reaching political and cultural change. Marking a clear shift from the draconian rhetoric of the past, these essays take on the web of harmful policies that fuel mass incarceration and diminish opportunities for communities of color.


Beto O'Rourke calls HB 314 unconstitutional and a radical attack on women, calls for support of PP

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