The former El Paso city councilman and current Congressman for Texas’ 16th District has a long history of working to improve the economic condition of the Black community. O’Rourke demonstrates that commitment through his policy agenda, where he emphasizes the needs of African-Americans in the State of Texas. He has placed the BEA policy agenda — increasing work, wages, and wealth as a means for bolstering success within the Black community — at the center of his campaign.
O’Rourke is proving to be a viable candidate in deeply red Texas, because he reaches out and listens: most notably visiting all 254 Texas counties this cycle. His charisma has won him support and national attention aplenty. O’Rourke wants to take low-propensity voters into account when considering his path to victory. His candidacy is deeply focused on listening and reaching the disaffected – including historically marginalized groups like Black Americans.
This race is an opportunity to support a candidate with a history of advocating for the underserved, demonstrated recently when a video of O’Rourke defending Colin Kaepernick’s taking a knee to protest police brutality went viral. O’Rourke’s campaign has agreed to further the goals of the Black Economic Alliance and has stated a commitment to all of the BEA’s policy initiatives and positions. He has placed the BEA policy agenda — increasing work, wages, and wealth as a means for bolstering success within the Black community — at the center of his campaign. As evidenced by the campaign’s key policy papers, O’Rourke’s campaign not only supports the BEA’s policy agenda, but it has made it a key priority.
Overall, Beto O’Rourke has expressed support for all of BEA’s policy stances. He is unequivocally a candidate worthy of endorsement.