Election 2020: Beto O’Rourke to Make First Visit to the Golden State

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Beto O’Rourke will arrive in California on Saturday for his first visit to the state since announcing his candidacy for President of the United States last month. His four-day trip will include events in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.

 

He will also become one of the first 2020 candidates to meet with voters in the Central Valley where he will make several stops.

Since launching his bid for the White House, O'Rourke has held more than 107 events with voters in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Texas, New York and the District of Columbia. Prior to coming to California, O'Rourke will be in Nevada to meet with, listen to and learn from voters in Reno, Carson City, Henderson and Las Vegas.


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April 14th marked the end of O’Rourke’s historic first month as a candidate. Since announcing his bid for the White House, O’Rourke has personally driven 4,197 miles as his grassroots campaign has criss-crossed the United States to join tens of thousands of Americans in 83 cities across 12 states and the District of Columbia where he has answered 594 questions.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
Doors at 4:00 p.m. PT
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Rally
400 West Washington Blvd.
Intersection of Flower St. & Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4108
Press Call Time: 3:00 p.m. PT


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SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019
Doors at 11:30 a.m. PT
San Francisco Town Hall
Irish Cultural Center
2700 45th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116
Press Call Time: 11:15 a.m. PT

MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019
**Guidance forthcoming**


TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019
Doors at 10:00 a.m. PT
San Diego Town Hall
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Celebration Hall
404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114
Press Call Time: 9:45 a.m. PT

 

About Beto:

 

Beto O’Rourke is a fourth-generation Texan, born and raised in El Paso. After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in English Literature, Beto returned home and started a small technology business that would grow to bring dozens of high-wage, high-skill jobs to the border community. He ran for the El Paso City Council in 2005 and upon being elected became one of the youngest members to ever sit on the council.


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Beto served two terms before running for U.S. Congress in 2012, taking on a 16-year incumbent and winning. He personally knocked on thousands of doors and held public forums with voters in both Spanish and English.

 

He would represent one of the world’s largest binational communities in Washington, DC for six years, serving on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, the House Armed Services Committee, and the House Committee on Homeland Security. Regularly returning home, he held monthly all-comers welcome town halls in El Paso where he could hear directly from his constituents.

 

In Congress, he successfully enacted laws that improved access to health care for veterans, added urgent mental health resources for service members and permanently protected thousands of acres of natural land. As a leading voice on immigration and a lifelong advocate for the U.S.-Mexico border, Beto organized a 2,000 person Father’s Day march to Tornillo to raise awareness of family separation. He would continue returning to the camp until all of the children were successfully released.


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In March of 2017, Beto launched a historic 19 month campaign to represent all 28 million Texans in the U.S. Senate. Running the largest grassroots campaign the state had ever seen, he rejected all money from political action committees and personally visited each one of the 254 counties of Texas as he held over 350 town hall discussions.

 

Beto ultimately received more votes than any Democrat in Texas history as he excited thousands of first-time voters to go to the polls. Beto is married to Amy, and they are raising their three children -- Ulysses, Molly, and Henry -- in El Paso.

 

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