AUSTIN — U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke (D-El Paso) announced his "Fight for our Future" campus tour. First stop? Austin Community College.
O'Rourke appeared at ACC's Eastview campus on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 9 a.m. in Multipurpose Room 8500. He spoke about many topics including pro-choice and pro-life issues, the U.S. Mexico border and teachers' wages. O'Rourke also brought up cities in Texas he believes are properly and financially supporting the people of their town.
"Fiscally speaking, that investment is going to pay dividends far and above the initial cost of making, it," O'Rourke said. "In a country with $1.5 trillion in outstanding student loan debt and a country that has put higher education out of reach for far too many, we can follow the example of Fort Stockton, Burleson and other communities that have decided to make investments in people."
On Thursday, he will appear at University of Texas' AT&T Conference Center 1900 University Ave. from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“It’s young people who are leading the charge to define the future of Texas and the future of our country,” said O’Rourke. “Whether it’s healthcare, climate change, higher education, immigration, justice reform or ensuring everyone is treated with dignity and respect, students are core to this moment and it’s our responsibility to follow their lead, listen to their voices and make their ideas part of this campaign.”