At the end of August, Beto O’Rourke concluded a 34-day tour of town halls across Texas with a high-energy event at Downtown El Paso’s 501 Bar & Bistro. Welcoming back their U.S. Representative, El Pasoans joined together for a jovial occasion only fitting of a homecoming! Here are a couple of our images from the event:
Poli Pix joined Beto O’Rourke along a tour of 4 Central and South Texas cities as his promising campaign to unseat Ted Cruz is gaining ground in the polls and has already overshadowed Ted Cruz’s fundraising performance for 5 straight reporting periods.
Between August 17-18, Beto swung through local events hosted in San Antonio, Laredo, McAllen, and Brownsville, Texas, firing up local activists as part of what his campaign is calling the Border Surge – a concerted effort to boost turnout in South Texas’ border communities.
San Antonio (8/17):
March For Our Lives’ #RoadtoChange tour made a stop in Poli Pix Co.’s hometown of El Paso last month, sharing its vision for gun-sense communities and to usher in a new generation of voters into the political process.
Perhaps one of the most significant moments from the event for Poli Pix came from speaking with a local Republican, military veteran, and 2nd Amendment supporter about ways to come together and make progress on ending mass shootings. While he admitted that certain gun control laws don’t seem applicable to every community (in fact, El Paso is routinely rated as one of the safest cities in the U.S., so we get it), he understood the value of attending the event to hear the other side’s perspective. As a father, he found agreement with us that schools should be a safe place while respectfully disagreeing on the general access to guns in our society. We’re of the opinion that more conversations like this – underpinned by decorum and respect – should be happening; everywhere and all the time.
By our own account, the Parkland students and others have been pretty moderate in voicing their their policy goals. They’re looking for political leadership on establishing mandatory waiting periods to obtain firearms, on reconciling red flag laws to keep guns out of dangerous domestic environments, and on keeping guns out of classrooms. To that point, while there may be individuals in schools with concealed carry permits, it’s insane to us that the need for threat-neutralizing skills should ever hold more political importance than cultivating the next generation.
Here’s a sample of the full gallery we provided to the organization (32/102 images):
During the Texas Democratic Party’s State Convention last week, Beto O’Rourke rallied Democratic activists from all over the state in a rousing speech about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take back Texas’ junior seat in the United States Senate. Many more photos are available from this gallery of Rep. O’Rourke and other statewide candidates at the podium. If you are interested in using these, please contact us and be prepared for our request to include a photo credit to Poli Pix Co.!