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MoveOn Members Endorse Beto O’Rourke for Governor of Texas



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TEXAS — Texas members of MoveOn have voted decisively to assist Beto O’Rourke within the state’s gubernatorial race, with an awesome 97% of votes solid in favor of backing O’Rourke. 

MoveOn has over 900,000 members in Texas, and the O’Rourke endorsement is one among MoveOn’s first two endorsements for governor in 2022, the opposite being Stacey Abrams in Georgia. These two races had been chosen first due to the essential function the subsequent governor will play within the lives of their constituents, in addition to being cornerstones of figuring out if we’ll proceed to have a functioning democracy the place individuals will retain the fitting to have their vote depend and really decide the winner of elections. 

Beto O’Rourke’s run for governor towards Republican Greg Abbott is the subsequent section within the ongoing wrestle to make sure politicians give attention to the issues Texans want, together with bettering {the electrical} grid, creating jobs, restoring a girl’s proper to decide on, and increasing Medicaid. 

“Beto O’Rourke is the chief that’s wanted at this second in our democracy,” says Rahna Epting, government director of MoveOn Political Motion. “It’s important that the individuals of Texas have a governor with each individual’s greatest pursuits at coronary heart. Science and security are on the road with this race, and it’s time to defend Texans throughout the state.”

The choice by MoveOn members to endorse Beto will activate the statewide and nationwide grassroots community to start fundraising, in addition to on-the-ground and digital organizing efforts on his behalf. This endorsement follows MoveOn’s huge organizing effort in Texas to mobilize members to vote, volunteer, and contribute to efficiently defeat Donald Trump, and it helps their continued efforts to carry Greg Abbott accountable. 

Beto O’Rourke is a fourth-generation Texan, born and raised in El Paso, the place he served as a small-business proprietor, metropolis council member, and a United States consultant in Congress. Beto has devoted his profession to uplifting and supporting progressive values and laws each inside and out of doors of the state. He has labored vigorously to strengthen our democracy and broaden the social security internet. 

Beto O’Rourke will even give Texas a voice that believes in science and reality once more, as an alternative of Greg Abbott’s conspiracy theories about vaccines, masks, and the Trump insurrectionists who attacked Congress. 

Right here’s what a couple of MoveOn members in Texas needed to say about O’Rourke:

“Beto has put within the footwork day in and day trip throughout the state and has confirmed that he’s keen to put money into the long-term infrastructure essential for democratic positive aspects in Texas.” –Patrick M., McKinney, TX

“Beto believes that all of us deserve higher and must be handled proper. His honesty and openness are one thing this state is in determined want of. Beto is the governor Texas wants!” –Christopher S., Richmond, TX

“I’ve little question Beto will work arduous for the individuals of Texas and make trustworthy and truthful selections for all Texans.” –Carol M., Carrollton, TX

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