By Joan Carney, NSD treasurer
Beto O'Rourke recently announced a new Powered By People campaign focussed on organizing at the grass roots level. He said that he would not seek office in 2024.
Thousands of Beto volunteers tuned in over Zoom on Dec 5 to hear his plan. The stakes couldn’t be higher. You can watch his pre-event video here: https://www.facebook.com/betoorourke/videos/255187700901361/ (1)
“The Texas election plays a pivotal role in the future of this county,” Beto said. It could change the balance of power in Washington. This would have a huge impact on the ability to pass legislation to protect women’s rights, gun safety, voters, the environment, and minority groups - blacks, LBGTQ+, immigrants, and more.
Texas is widely known as the hardest state in which to get registered and to vote. In spite of that, Biden lost Texas by just 6 points in the 2020 election, the slimmest margin yet for a Democratic presidential contender.
Beto firmly believes that 2024 is the turning point. The key to a win next year is the registration of lots of new voters. He’s urging all his supporters to take action, volunteer, become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar, and go out to register voters.
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