What Is a Reasonable LJ Citizen to Do? BETO!

You watch the news and read the papers online. You see that we have serious problems and feel that you can’t do anything about it because of the stranglehold Republicans have over political offices in Texas. A letter to Weber, Cruz or Cornyn is pretty much a waste of a postage stamp.

I suggest a better investment – Beto O’Rourke.

Your U.S. Sentaor from Texas, Rafael Edward Cruz (he goes by Ted), has drawn an excellent and serious opponent this year, the sitting congressman from Texas’ 16th Congressional District, Robert Francis O’Rourke (he goes by Beto). The 16th District includes El Paso and my old home away from home, Fort Bliss.

A photocaricature of Robert Francis O’Rourke by DonkeyHotey with permission under Creative Commons agreement. See more of his work on his Flickr site at https://flic.kr/p/25xUjna

I have made a monthly pledge to his campaign through November. When I wake up in the middle of the night in a major fret over the state of the world, I remember that I am helping this man make more ads like this one. I go back to sleep and dream about a Texas that gives me a voice in Congress.

Author: Lake Jackson Citizen

I volunteer as a photographer for our local community theater. I have opinions about politics and believe it should be every American's duty to become informed and participate in the discussion of issues. I began this blog to be able to stay in touch in ways I used to on Facebook. I deleted that account recently and hope to be able to share photographs and information relating to cultural and political events in our community. I am retired after a career in social work and post-secondary​ education.

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