Virtual Debates: 2020 Presidential Candidate

Beto O'Rourke

Our daughter, Molly, turned 11 this week. I'm on this stage for her, and for children across this country including some her same age who have been separated from their parents and are sleeping on concrete floors under aluminum blankets tonight. We're going to be there for them. We are going to confront the challenges that we face. We can't return to the same old approach. We are going to need a new kind of politics, one directed by the urgency of the next generation. Those climate activists that are fighting, not just for their future but for everyone's. Those students marching not just for their lives, but for all of ours. We'll need a movement like the one we lead in Texas. It renewed our democracy by bringing everyone in and writing nobody off. That's how we beat Donald Trump and that's how we bring this great country together again. Join us. This is our moment. And generations that follow us are counting on us to meet it.

Source: MSNBC Democratic Primary Debate #1 (June 26, 2019)

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Economic Stimulus

Every child must see a future for themselves in this country, or we will have no future as a democracy. The unprecedented concentration of wealth, power and privilege in the United States must be broken apart. Opportunity must be fully shared with all.

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Crime

Let us not just end the prohibition of marijuana, or the expungement of the records of those arrested solely for possession of a substance legal in most of this country — let’s go beyond ending cash bail, prisons for profit and the war on drugs and confront the true legacy of slavery, of segregation and suppression, of how people have been criminalized and kept down based on their race and ethnicity.Source: Candidate Website

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Health Care

We can give every American and every business the choice to enroll in Medicare without eliminating plans that many Americans like for their families because they work for their families.

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Education

Let us invest in a world-class Pre-k through 12 public education system and ensure that we are paying our educators a living wage so that they don’t have to work a second or third job. Let’s graduate young women and men from high school who are career ready as well as college ready, able to pursue debt-free higher education or a job that provides purpose and a real paycheck.

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Foreign Policy

There are children sleeping on cold concrete floors with aluminum foil for blankets in the worst, most inhumane conditions. This is the same administration and government who placed those kids in cages, deported their mothers back to the very countries from which they fled, and has lost the lives of 6 children while in the custody of this country. That cannot be us. That cannot be America.

Source: South Carolina Democratic Convention (June 2019)

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