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@BetoORourke
Beto O'Rourke
10 hours ago
We’re calling Laredo voters who didn’t turn out in 2020 to find out why and to see what it will take for them to vote in 2022. Join us tomorrow evening by signing up here: https://t.co/tycGgt40hq
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Beto O'Rourke
a day ago
Having these conversations now (and not in the weeks just before an election) shows our commitment to work with each other even when there’s not an election on the line. Grateful to the PxP volunteers in Laredo and beyond who knocked on doors with us. Let’s do it again soon. https://t.co/xvSYznV1yr
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Beto O'Rourke
a day ago
People want to know that voting matters, that it can make a difference in these and other areas before allowing themselves to have faith in the process of voting and participating in an election. https://t.co/B66Nw124lT
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Beto O'Rourke
a day ago
Another great day talking to folks in Laredo. Some common concerns that came up (not comprehensive, but these issues came up a lot): - Jobs that pay a living wage - Corruption - School funding & teacher pay - Voter suppression - Pandemic response - Affordable healthcare https://t.co/eEgQRfM3oi
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Beto O'Rourke
a day ago
Ensure our border communities are listened to, respected and at the table when making policy that will affect us disproportionately. Treat the asylum seeker, the refugee, the immigrant with dignity. Live up to our values and our promise. https://t.co/R5vsnlZifH
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Beto O'Rourke
a day ago
I hope we can do the right thing. Invest time and focus in Central America, Mexico & this Hemisphere to help resolve issues that would cause a family to make this journey. Rewrite our immigration laws to allow for a safe path to apply for asylum, family reunification or work. https://t.co/XyFPOVniAR
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Beto O'Rourke
a day ago
I was so impressed with the staff and volunteers at the shelter, their kindness and professionalism in welcoming and caring for those who have survived this incredibly tough journey. (You can donate here to help them: https://t.co/htZrWudgvU) https://t.co/zJaiY1t0BG
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Beto O'Rourke
a day ago
Spoke w/ Edith who traveled with her daughter & husband from El Salvador. They felt like they had no choice but to make the 2,000+ mile journey to the U.S. “Did you travel by foot, by bus or by train?” “Yes, all of them.” Arrived with just the clothes on their backs. https://t.co/ztxpI6GSxH
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Beto O'Rourke
a day ago
Spent the morning at the Holding Institute in Laredo where they are providing shelter to recently arrived immigrants, as well as Laredo residents experiencing homelessness. 40 people were dropped off at the shelter last night and 20 more are coming in from Zapata county today. https://t.co/ERTMTwdJZq
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Beto O'Rourke
2 days ago
Great time meeting voters in Laredo today, listening to whats most important to them and what it will take for them to vote in the next election. If you’re in the area, please join us as we knock on doors again tomorrow (Sunday): https://t.co/ywcmyrDNcW https://t.co/yAYWycEMzO
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Beto O'Rourke
2 days ago
We’ve got to fight voter suppression on all fronts, from stopping bad bills to bringing new voters on to the rolls. I was sworn in as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in Webb county yesterday & registered my first new voter in Laredo today. Become a VDR: https://t.co/YVL7RWYEEc https://t.co/iKlf3b9IDq
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@emilyebytx
Emily Eby
4 days ago
Okay, both Dade Phelan and Dan Patrick invited us to point to places in #HB6/#SB7 where there is voter suppression. So here's a thread of me doing that in SB7. First, the restriction on 24-hour voting: https://t.co/HcFL4aw5WD
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@TracesofTexas
Traces of Texas
2 days ago
The child of a migrant worker from Texas sitting in back seat of family car east of Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, 1939. Photo by Russell Lee. https://t.co/oyQiBhelTY
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Beto O'Rourke
2 days ago
Texas’ voter suppression bills include provisions giving “poll watchers” free reign to intimidate voters. This video makes clear who will be targeted by poll watchers if these bills becomes law. https://t.co/gTWuGUUQfP
@CCauseTexas
Common Cause Texas
4 days ago
Today we’re releasing an alarming video of a GOP “Election Integrity Brigade" virtual launch where they detail plans to build an army of poll watchers who will have the “courage” to go into Black and Brown neighborhoods More: https://t.co/7RTHz9Gjhq #txlege #HB6 #SB7 https://t.co/KEbiRvbNH8
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@BucyForTexas
Rep. John Bucy III
4 days ago
Make no mistake—I read HB 6, every version of it. HB 6 will disenfranchise Texas voters while criminalizing simple mistakes and making it harder to put on elections. The SOS told us our election in 2020 was a success, was smooth and secure. It’s not time to go backwards. #txlege
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Jessica González
4 days ago
Chairman Cain and House Republican leadership sat through a marathon hearing last week where community leaders, local elected officials from rural and urban Texas, and election judges came out in droves to oppose HB 6. #Txlege
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Beto O'Rourke
5 days ago
President Biden & Sec. Vilsack are listening to farmers & to families who struggle to put food on the table, and it shows. They’ve expanded: - SNAP by $1 billion/month - The produce allowance for pregnant women & kids - Children’s summer food program https://t.co/oF9kRJ5EOg
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@jamestalarico
James Talarico
6 days ago
3 years ago I almost slipped into a coma and died. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I paid $684 for my first 30-day supply of insulin. Some pay $1000+ a month. Many die without it. Today I introduced legislation to cap the price of insulin at $50 a month. #txlege https://t.co/NEVrozVJwf
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@MOVE_texas
MOVE Texas
6 days ago
LIVE: Join us and Texas Voting Rights Coalition on Facebook live for a virtual press conference on our campaign to combat voter suppression bills SB 7 and HB 6 by holding trusted businesses accountable. Voter suppression is bad for business. #txlege https://t.co/02cgs8FmUl
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