Received this e-mail this week from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People:
Within just two weeks of Senator Ted Cruz inciting violence at the U.S. Capitol, Powered by People volunteers sent over 500 letters to local newspaper editors, putting pressure on them to do the right thing and call for Cruz’s resignation.
Hundreds of Texans writing to those in power, asking them to hold accountable those who have actively put our democracy at risk. No form letters, no planned scripts – real letters from real people, sharing why they wanted their senator to resign.
Since January 6th, three major Texas newspapers have called on Ted Cruz to resign after inciting the violence that took place in Washington, DC. People power – and public pressure – works.
Can you chip in whatever you can afford to help support the ongoing organizing work our team is doing in Texas to hold Ted Cruz and those who support him accountable? Our average donation this week is just $20.06.
I’m proud to be a part of Powered by People because of the work like this that is being done, and because so many folks are willing to put in the hard work and stand up for what they truly believe in. Whether you are a born and raised Texan or a supporter from afar, there is something powerful about seeing over 500 folks not only call on a powerful U.S. Senator to resign – but to advocate to the press for his resignation.
With your support, you have our commitment to keep doing the hard work our democracy needs! Donate what you can today to help fund our organizing work.
Powerd by People
P.S. If you live in Texas and didn’t get a chance to submit a letter to your editor, you can write and submit that here!
By the way, here’s the latest news on O’Rourke:
Democrat Beto O’Rourke has left no doubt that he’s weighing a run for governor next year.
“You know what, it’s something I’m going to think about,” O’Rourke said in an exclusive interview on an El Paso radio station earlier this week.And in case anyone missed the interview, supporters of a political action committee O’Rourke started called Powered By People is circulating it on social media.The former congressman from El Paso, who lost a close race for U.S. Senate in 2018, told KLAQ host Buzz Adams that Texas has “suffered perhaps more than any other” state during the pandemic and criticized Gov. Greg Abbott for a “complete indifference” to helping local leaders try to save lives.
“I want to make sure we have someone in the highest office in our state who’s going to make sure that all of us are OK,” the 48-year-old O’Rourke said. “And especially those communities that so often don’t get the resources or attention or the help, like El Paso.”
Stay tuned. In the mean time, click below to donate and get involved with Powered By People and the Texas Democratic Party: