Not often does a Texan feel at home in Sooner country. Great being back in Oklahoma these past two days. See you again soon.
White nationalism and domestic terrorism are not a relic of the past, they still threaten us today—in El Paso and in communities across America. Following Oklahoma City’s perseverance, we will overcome hate everywhere it lives, including in the White House.
Today, I visited Black Wall Street, where one of the largest acts of white nationalist terror in history killed hundreds—but failed to destroy Greenwood's spirit. Tulsa's resilience is an inspiration to El Paso, as we respond to a white nationalist terror attack in our own community.
As Victor says, “one band, one sound.” Grateful to everyone in Tulsa who came out to be together tonight on our second visit to Oklahoma ... and for all who are committed to bringing everyone in, writing no one off and taking no one for granted. Powerful to be with you tonight!
Democrats need to show up everywhere—because when we show up, we win. Thanks for welcoming me, Razorbacks. Really enjoyed being at @uarkansas.
Whenever anyone tells you that we can't reduce gun violence, think about the students marching for their lives—and for all of ours—and the moms demanding action across our country. Following their lead, we will end this epidemic.
Last night, Amy and I brought the kids to the El Paso Legends Charity Soccer Game to support victims of last Saturday’s shooting. The strength, the joy, the resilience on display last night was another reminder that, in El Paso, we will always meet darkness with light—and love.
“Love and peace will always define who we are—on both sides of the border. We will rise above this.” -Diana, Student Body Vice President Grateful for these extraordinary student leaders who brought the community together for this morning’s memorial.
This is a really tough time for El Paso, but we are a really tough people. The way this community of immigrants has come together is the best possible answer to the hatred and the terror and the racism we saw on Saturday.
El Paso and Ciudad Juárez are one community, three million people from two countries speaking two languages who come together joined, not separated, by the Rio Grande River, forming something far greater, more powerful than the sum of our parts. I stand with my neighbors, all of my neighbors — in El Paso and in Ciudad Juárez. — Credit: Rafael Carranza, Arizona Republic/USA Today Beto O'Rourke arrives to the funeral home in Juarez, bouquet in hand, to meet with the family of Ivan Manzano.
Honored to be in Juárez today to send my condolences to Governor Corral, Mayor Cabada, and everyone who lives in the Mexican half of our binational community. Together, we have responded to hatred with love—and our communities are stronger, and closer, than we've ever been. Es un honor estar en Ciudad Juárez para darle mis condolencias al Gobernador Corral, al Alcalde Cabada, y a todos los que viven en la mitad mexicana de nuestra comunidad binacional. Hemos respondido al odio con amor, y nuestras comunidades están más fuertes y unidas que antes.
When hate arrived in El Paso, our community responded with love, with strength, and with courage. Donating more food than we could eat. Donating more blood than anyone could have anticipated. This afternoon, I visited one of El Paso's Vitalant blood donation centers.. They are saving lives today, but they also save lives when no one is looking. They told me a few things we could all remember, especially those of us who aren’t dealing with a tragedy: 1. They have critical needs year round. 2. If everyone who was eligible to give blood could gave three time a year, they would never need to ask for help. 3. You can give blood every 56 days. We need to all step up not only in moments like this, but every day. This is a matter of life and death. El Paso has stepped up. Now, it’s on all of us.
El Paso is a community that shows up for one another—on our best days and our worst. I met Rosemary’s family on the plane back to El Paso. They asked that we meet her and share her story. She was shot in the chest, but is doing well after surgery. She’s strong—just like our city.
Spent the evening hearing from veterans and their families at Vets Village in Las Vegas where we learned about the work being done to serve those who served us. So much of it begins with housing. I am committed to making that a priority, and to ensuring we fully invest in veterans' resources.
Enjoyed the opportunity to spend this afternoon at the Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas. Proud of the work they're doing with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters to train, empower, and support workers from communities throughout our country. What’s truly innovative is that they are not just training for craft-skills but also building communication, leadership, and management skills.
April is a home care worker in Las Vegas where she makes $11/hour helping clients like Shevawn. She works another job after her shifts end, has four kids, and doesn't get home until 11:00. My thanks to April and @seiu_org for allowing me to spend the day walking in her shoes. Not only do we need to raise the minimum wage so that it's finally a living wage but we also need to elevate the voice of workers and strengthen unions across the country. Learned a lot from April, gained new perspectives, and will continue to fight for workers like her each and every single day.
To reform our broken justice system, we need to listen to, learn from, and include the perspectives of people who have been locked up and locked out by it. Grateful for the powerful discussion in Las Vegas. We must restore the voting rights of Americans who have served their time. But we know the work goes well beyond access to the ballot box. It's educational opportunities, banning the box, and finally investing real resources in restorative justice programs that assist with successfully transitioning formerly incarcerated individuals back into communities.
Great lunch in Macomb County with a few Republicans, some Democrats, and a lot of Independents. No me importa. We're Americans first before anything else. Everyone is deserving of being heard, fought for, and served. That's how we'll defeat Trump and bring this country together.
We will honor the work of those who came before us -- those who fought for justice and secured progress -- by continuing the work still before us. By marching on for equity, opportunity, and the full civil rights of everyone in America. Thanks to @naacp members across the country for leading the way. Grateful for the opportunity to join.
On this day 75 years ago, Dr. Lawrence Nixon walked into El Paso's Fire Station No. 5—two decades after first being turned away from the same polling place—and cast his vote, ending the all-white primary and changing the history of voting rights. Born in Marshall, TX in 1884, Nixon attended Wiley College and then received his M.D. in 1906 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Nixon moved west to El Paso, where he became involved with civil rights work and established a successful medical practice. In 1914, he helped organize the El Paso branch of the NAACP, which became the very first chapter of the NAACP in the state. Then in 1924, after Texas passed a law barring African Americans from participating in the primary, Dr. Nixon personally took up the fight against it. Dr. Nixon took his poll tax receipt into Fire Station No. 5 on Election Day knowing full well he would be refused the right to vote. Turned away on the basis of his race, he mounted a challenge to the all-white primary — taking his case to the US Supreme Court not once but twice. It took 20 years of court battles but Dr. Nixon was ultimately able to vote on this day 75 years ago. And because of him, and those who fought alongside him, African Americans across the state were able to vote, too. But our work isn’t finished. As president, I will make sure every single American is empowered to vote—and that those who have historically been drawn out of our democracy are able to make their voices heard so this country can live up to its full promise and potential. Our voting rights plan returns power to people. It will enact automatic & same-day registration, make Election Day a federal holiday, protect the Voting Rights Act, abolish racist voter ID laws, increase turnout to 65%, ban PAC contributions, and end gerrymandering. Ultimately, this is about continuing the work of Dr. Nixon. Making sure every voice is heard and every vote is counted.
So awesome to have Amy back with me on the road. In breaking social media news, I want to let everybody know that she’s just joined IG. Give her a follow: @amysorourke
Grateful for the chance to tour Ellis Island with Amy this morning. Looking out at the Statue of Liberty, we are reminded that America has always been, and will always be, a nation of immigrants.
Really enjoyed spending the afternoon with those who joined us at today’s volunteer meet up! You are powering this campaign each day by organizing everywhere, bringing everyone in, and believing in what’s possible for this country when we’re all willing to fight for it.
Our Sioux Center town hall brought us to one of the most conservative counties in Iowa. A place that went 81% for Trump. But those we met believe in this country and believe in our power to change it. It's why we show up everywhere and fight for everyone. Thanks for joining us.
Muchas gracias por la invitación para acompañarlos esta mañana en La Juanita. Agradezco mucho la oportunidad de platicar con ustedes sobre el cuidado de salud, inmigración, cambio climático, la deuda estudiantil, y asegurando que todos seamos tratados con dignidad y respeto. Es un honor para mí poder reunirme con ustedes.
Trump wants us to meet asylum seekers with walls and cages. We're going to meet them with a hand, a meal, and the best values and traditions of a nation comprised of refugees and immigrants from the world over. Always inspired by the way El Paso steps up to show the very best of us. Grateful for the staff, interns, volunteers, nurses, and those serving meals each day at Annunciation House. Proud of this community.
9 events, 48 hours, more than 300 miles across New Hampshire! Big thanks to the incredibly hardworking team who made this weekend possible and to those we met along the way in: 🔵Peterborough 🔵Amherst 🔵Manchester 🔵Andover 🔵Meredith 🔵Lincoln 🔵Nashua 🔵Brentwood See you again soon!
Grateful for the faith leaders who joined me for a conversation in Nashua this morning. No matter to whom you pray or if you pray at all, we all recognize the need to treat every human being — including those refugees seeking asylum at our border — with dignity and respect.
Enjoyed meeting everyone in Oak Park for the Manchester Democrats' potluck! Good dogs, great conversations, and an opportunity to work together on achieving universal health care, fully investing in education, and ensuring we rewrite our immigration laws so they reflect our values. Thanks for joining us on such a beautiful day.
Excited for a full day of events in New Hampshire as we visit Amherst, Manchester, Andover, and Meredith. Grateful for those who joined us for a town hall to start a beautiful morning.
So grateful to the people of Peterborough and especially the organizers of tonight’s Lights for Liberty. Powerful that people who live more than 2,000 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border are standing up for kids who’ve traveled 2,000 miles from their home countries and are now locked up in ours. Really proud of everyone who shows up to be counted when it really counts. Proud of everyone who came out tonight across this country. Let’s keep it up.
What’s happening to these children is being done in our name—and it's on us to change it. With thousands gathering in Peterborough and at Lights For Liberty vigils in communities across the country, we showed that we will. Grateful for those who are keeping the pressure on.
Thousands of @lulac members across the country are providing the vision, strength, and character necessary to overcome the greatest set of challenges this country has ever faced. Grateful for the opportunity to join them at their presidential forum today and to follow their lead in the days ahead.
Grateful for the opportunity to join @neatoday and incredible educators from across the country this afternoon at their annual conference. I will fight to ensure this country always supports our public schools and fully invests in the students and educators inside our classrooms. Afterwards, we joined labor leaders and organizers for a roundtable. We committed to strengthening our unions, protecting collective bargaining, and guaranteeing one job is enough by paying every working American a true living wage. We stand with organized labor in TX and across the country.
Congratulations to all the new U.S. citizens who took part in today’s naturalization ceremony at Principal Park! We’re incredibly proud of you.
Hemken family reunion in Williams
Really enjoyed spending the afternoon in Williams, a community of 332. This campaign is about going everywhere, showing up for everyone, and focusing on people every single day. Grateful for the welcome and the town hall conversation.
Iowa’s largest frying pan!
Happy Independence Day from Independence, Iowa!
Amy, Ulysses, Molly, Henry, and I loved spending the evening at the Independence Day celebration carnival in Clear Lake. Thanks for the warm welcome to such a beautiful community.
Grateful for the candles from Andrea and Angela who run the Lighted Wick in Des Moines and drove up to the Clear Lake Fourth of July carnival.
Big thanks to everyone who joined us in St. Ansgar for a town hall. Enjoyed the discussion about health care, immigration, public education, and ensuring we fix our democracy by ending gerrymandering, banning PACs, and expanding voting rights.
Enjoyed being back in Marshalltown for a visit to the Iowa Veterans Home where we learned about the dedicated work Commandant Oujiri and his staff are doing to serve those who served all of us. I am committed to honoring our veterans by fully investing in them at home and ending wars abroad.
My new plan will honor our veterans by investing in them at home while ending the wars abroad. Grateful for the veterans, families of those who are currently serving and those who previously served, and advocates who joined us in Tampa to share their ideas and perspectives so we can improve resources and care.