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Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
October 25, 2021 at 6:26 PM

Why do people volunteer with Powered by People?

Texas Republicans want to silence us. We’re fighting back. John, As you probably know, Texas Republicans just created hyper-partisan redistricting maps that unfairly shore up their power and weaken the votes of young, diverse, and Democratic-leaning Texans. So we’re fighting back. Right now, …
Cynthia Cano, Powered By People · [email protected]
October 23, 2021 at 6:39 PM

I want to tell you why I'm a part of Powered by People

With every door knock, phone call, and new voter registered, Powered by People is doing the work now to make the changes we want to see in Texas. John, Today, I want to tell you a little about why I am so proud to be a part of Powered by People. As a Texan, a mother, and a voter, I've been an…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
October 21, 2021 at 1:36 AM

For your review: John's history with Powered by People

Will you take a look at this? John, Since we launched in 2019, Powered by People has organized tens of thousands of volunteers, contacted tens of millions of voters, and registered over 250,000 likely Democrats. Now, we’re working to expand our reach even further before the 2022 midterms — wh…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
October 16, 2021 at 3:50 PM

[Photos inside] What our Student Fellows have been up to

Our Student Fellows are registering new voters and organizing on six college campuses to elect leaders that truly represent the people of Texas. John, The past two elections have seen higher turnout in Texas than ever before thanks to consistent organizing in every single Texas county. Now, w…
Cynthia Cano, Powered By People · [email protected]
October 14, 2021 at 10:52 PM

We wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t important

Look how far we’ve come. John, FIRST: Powered by People was founded by Beto in late 2019 to organize volunteers to reach out to, register, and mobilize as many Texas voters as possible. THEN: We made history. Ahead of the 2020 election, Powered by People organized over 20,000 volunteers, made…
Kate Roberts, Powered By People · [email protected]
October 13, 2021 at 12:15 AM

re: GOP gerrymandering

Texas Republicans are taking every measure imaginable to shore up their power and weaken the votes of young, diverse, and Democratic-leaning Texans. John, In April, the results of the 2020 census came out, showing that since Texas gained the most residents of any state in the past decade, it …
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
October 10, 2021 at 6:40 PM

We want to talk about some numbers

Powered by People Student Fellows are doing the work now to build a better, more responsive government. John, We know that a lot of the time when we talk about what our movement has accomplished, we have really big numbers to show for it like 250,000 new registered voters and 76 million voter…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
October 8, 2021 at 9:24 PM

The Texas Senate's latest attempt to restrict voting rights

No matter what Republicans throw at us, we'll continue doing the work. John, If there's one thing we can say about the Texas GOP, it's this: They're consistent. Rather than focusing on fixing our power grid or protecting Texans from the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Abbott and the GOP-led state…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
October 5, 2021 at 9:53 PM

Following up on your questions for Beto

Beto has answers for your questions! John, A few weeks back, we reached out and asked if you had any questions for Beto. Nearly 2,000 folks reached out with questions – ranging from book recommendations to questions on how to defend our democracy. After going through every question, our team …
Kate Roberts, Powered By People · [email protected]
October 5, 2021 at 12:19 AM

We've been working nonstop

Beto and Powered by People volunteers are doing the work now to register new voters and organize our communities so we can make the change we want to see in Texas! John, Powered by People volunteers have been working nonstop lately to protect and expand our democracy. From Laredo to Austin, o…
Kate Roberts, Powered By People · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 4:24 PM

One more time

Can you chip in to help us end the quarter strong so we can continue to fund our door knocks, phone banks, and voting rights efforts across Texas? John, Today, I’m emailing you on the last day of this financial quarter to ask: Can you chip in $3 to help us end the quarter strong so we can con…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
September 29, 2021 at 1:21 AM

Open to check your voter registration:

Today is all about celebrating our right to vote and making sure everyone has the tools they need to make their voice heard. Happy National Voter Registration Day, John! Today is all about celebrating our right to vote and making sure everyone has the tools they need to make their voice heard…
Kate Roberts, Powered By People · [email protected]
September 14, 2021 at 9:12 PM

FWD: Ask Beto anything

For a limited time, you can submit a question about anything to Beto. Hi John, I want to make sure you saw this message: For a limited time, you can submit a question about anything to Beto — from voting rights to the Texas power grid, or even his Whataburger order. Over the next few weeks, w…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]com
September 10, 2021 at 9:28 PM

Ask Beto anything

Today we're coming directly to you to ask what questions you have for Beto. John, like our name suggests, Powered by People is focused on one thing: Building the largest people-powered movement of voters Texas has ever seen. With the GOP's clear focus on voter suppression and restricting the …
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
September 7, 2021 at 8:51 PM

SB 1 was just signed into law

We’re working to protect and expand democracy. Join our efforts. It finally happened, John. Just moments ago, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 1, one of the most restrictive voter suppression bills in the country, into law. There’s no other way around it, John: They're trying to restrict…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
September 3, 2021 at 7:20 PM

The worst anti-women’s health care law in the country

John, A tough week for Texas. The anti-voter elections bill we’d fought this entire year passed the Texas legislature on Tuesday, and the following day a raft of truly terrible new laws went into effect. For example, anyone can now carry a gun in public without getting a permit, or going through…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
September 1, 2021 at 12:17 AM

SB 1 is headed to Governor Abbott’s desk.

Voter suppression has passed in Texas. But this isn’t the time to give up or give in. Dear John, Voter suppression has passed in Texas. A moment ago, both houses of the state legislature passed the final version of SB 1, the bill designed to subvert democracy and keep hundreds of thousands of Te…
Kate Roberts, Powered By People · [email protected]
August 31, 2021 at 1:26 AM

Thanks for being a part of this fight

No matter what stunts Republicans try to pull, we will not give in or give up. John, Last week, the Texas House passed voter suppression bill SB 1, meaning the bill is likely only days away from being signed into law by Governor Abbott. The passage of this bill reaffirms what many of us have …
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
August 27, 2021 at 6:47 PM

Today’s vote in the state legislature

Dear John, The Texas House just passed voter suppression bill SB 1, which, combined with the poll closures, voter ID laws and racial gerrymandering of our state over the last eight years, comprises the greatest attack on voting rights in modern Texas history. At this point, the bill is all but …
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
August 24, 2021 at 6:05 PM

An update from Powered by People

Take a look at some of our amazing volunteers doing this good work across Texas! John, The 2022 election may be over a year away, but the fight for voting rights can’t afford to take a break. That’s why Beto and Powered by People volunteers have been working non-stop to register new voters, a…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
August 20, 2021 at 7:03 PM

An update on quorum

Dear John, When Texas House Democrats broke quorum last month to take the fight for voting rights to Washington, DC, they made us proud, and did more than we ever could have asked of them. They left behind their homes, their families and their businesses to stall Republican efforts to pass vote…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
August 12, 2021 at 7:23 PM

I want to be honest with you.

Dear John, Over the past week, a lot has happened in the fight to protect voting rights — both here in Texas and in Washington, DC. I’ll go into more detail below, but here’s the topline summary: In Texas, Governor Abbott called a second special session to force through yet another voter suppr…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
August 6, 2021 at 4:14 PM

56 years ago

Dear John, On this day 56 years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law, expanding the right to vote to tens of millions of disenfranchised Americans and setting our country on a path toward establishing its first true multiracial democracy. That momentou…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
August 5, 2021 at 7:24 PM

Thank you, John

John, I’m writing to say thank you to everyone who supported the Texas Democratic lawmakers by donating to the fund we set up for them at Powered by People. More than 18,000 people donated a total of $733,612 to help them stay the course. 100% of the funds raised have been wired to them. By brea…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
August 3, 2021 at 2:27 PM

El Paso

Two years ago today a Texas man killed 23 people at a Walmart in El Paso. In the manifesto he published shortly before the murders he wrote that he’d come to repel the “Hispanic invasion of Texas,” language that echoed what former President Donald Trump used to describe immigrants, asylum seeker…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
August 1, 2021 at 2:17 AM

Time for Biden and the Senate to do their part

Dear John, Over the past four days, we marched over 30 miles with the Poor People’s Campaign and dozens of allied organizations to push the Senate and President Biden to pass the For the People Act — and put an end to voter suppression in Texas and across the country. We started in Georgetown …
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
July 14, 2021 at 10:37 PM

Join Willie and Annie Nelson in supporting Texas Democrats in their fight for voting rights!

Help us show these Texas Democrats that they’re not alone. John, Annie and Willie Nelson have a short video message for you: You heard Willie: Let’s jump in there and fight back, c’mon! Help us fight back against GOP voter suppression by making a donation of any amount today. 100% of donatio…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
July 13, 2021 at 9:02 PM

"We're here to fight. I hope we're not alone."

Help us show these Texas Democrats that they’re not alone. John, Yesterday, the Texas House Democrats put it all on the line to defend our democracy. Instead of sitting back and watching Republicans pass a voter suppression bill against the will of the people — they broke quorum and flew to W…
Kate Roberts, Powered By People · [email protected]
July 13, 2021 at 1:50 PM

Did you see Beto's email?

The Texas House Democrats are using their political power to stop voter suppression and lead on expanding voting rights. John, I wanted to make sure you saw this email from Beto about supporting our Texas House Democrats as they take the fight for voting rights to the nation’s capital. They’r…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
July 12, 2021 at 6:39 PM

Support Texas Democrats as they defend democracy

Dear John, The Texas House Democrats are using their political power to stop voter suppression and lead on expanding voting rights. They are about to take the extraordinary step of leaving the state and are making their way to our nation’s capitol to ensure we can pass the For the People Act — t…
Cynthia Cano, Powered By People · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 9:44 PM

Building a blue Texas

Can you chip in to help us end the quarter strong so we can continue to fund our door knocks, phone banks, and voting rights efforts across Texas? John, earlier this week, Kate emailed you about our average donation (just $18.75!) and hundreds of donors from across the country stepped up to s…
Kate Roberts, Powered By People · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 12:13 AM

$18.75

We don’t usually focus on fundraising, but I’m proud to share this number with you. John, I don’t usually reach out to you about fundraising. But today, I’m going to give you a sneak peek inside our ActBlue account. That’s right – one of the first things you would see after logging into our…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 10:18 PM

As Beto said

Powered by People will keep fighting for our democracy on all fronts, but we need your support. John, The For the People Act – the bill we urgently need in order to address voter suppression – is currently in jeopardy because of the Senate filibuster. This week, Mitch McConnell and Senate Re…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
June 22, 2021 at 4:18 PM

Please join me in committing to 3 things to fight voter suppression

Dear John, On Sunday, folks from all over Texas — from Nacogdoches to Dallas and from Laredo to El Paso — came together at the state Capitol in Austin to rally for every Texan’s rights to vote. It was hot and sweaty, and it was Father’s Day, but over three thousand people still showed up to figh…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
June 18, 2021 at 5:36 PM

On the road

From meeting with communities across Texas to registering new voters, Beto and Powered by People volunteers are doing the work necessary to expand access to the ballot box. John, Beto has been traveling to communities across Texas as part of a statewide drive for democracy, our effort to br…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
June 10, 2021 at 8:40 PM

Help us give the president some power

John, Midland. Lubbock. Abilene. Wichita Falls. Gainesville. Denton. South Dallas. Waxahachie. Over the past week, I’ve traveled to each of these communities as part of a statewide drive for democracy, our effort to bring a conversation about voting rights to every part of Texas. At each stop, …
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
June 6, 2021 at 4:25 PM

When Democrats stand up and fight, we win.

Time and time again, Republicans have shown they do not have what it takes to lead. John, Last weekend, Texas House Democrats flatly rejected Republicans' partisan maneuvering and attempts to pass one of the worst voter suppression bills in Texas history. Late into Sunday night, Democrats br…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Fort Worth needs your help

Deborah is the voice and leader the people of Fort Worth need. But she needs your support to fight back against the deep-pocketed special interests opposing her. John, Fort Worth has been critical to Democrats’ performance in turning Texas blue. Now, Fort Worth mayoral candidate Deborah Peop…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
May 22, 2021 at 5:24 PM

Governor Greg Abbott

It's plain and simple: Texans deserve better than Greg Abbott. John, Governor Greg Abbott failed Texans this week. On Monday, Abbott declared Texas would opt out of federal unemployment benefits tied to COVID-19 including the $300 weekly unemployment supplement. For some families, $300 is the…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
May 18, 2021 at 8:01 PM

Beto vs Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz has proved over and over again that he does not represent Texans. John, Across the country, we're seeing the largest coordinated attack on voting rights in decades. In Texas, Republicans are advancing dangerous voter suppression bills including SB 7, so Powered by People is stepping …
Kate Roberts, Powered By People · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 9:41 PM

Will we see you on Zoom tomorrow?

Tomorrow, we’re hosting a virtual phone bank to call previously-identified Democrats in Webb County to talk to them about their priorities and the importance of voting – and we need more volunteers if we’re going to reach every Webb County voter. We’ll make this quick, John. Tomorrow, we’re h…
Cynthia Cano, Powered By People · [email protected]
May 14, 2021 at 4:40 PM

We need two more people from xxxxxx if we’re going to meet our goal

Powered by People is hosting a phone bank on Tuesday, May 18 and we need your help. We need your help, John. Next Tuesday, we’re hosting a virtual phone bank to call previously-identified Democrats in Webb County to talk to them about their priorities and the importance of voting – and we nee…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
May 9, 2021 at 5:57 PM

We Need Your Help NOW to Protect the Right to Vote in Texas

Dear John, This is the most important moment to fight back against voter suppression in Texas. Yesterday, Beto and Powered by People volunteers joined lawmakers, advocates, business leaders, and concerned voters in Austin to rally against the more than 50 voter suppression bills moving throu…
Cynthia Cano, Powered By People · [email protected]
May 8, 2021 at 4:33 PM

Phone bank May 18

Powered by People is hosting a phone bank on Tuesday, May 18. John, Around 3AM Friday morning, the Texas House of Representatives passed SB 7, an egregious voter suppression bill. This bill would make it even harder to vote in a state that was already the most voter suppressed in the country …
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 11:26 PM

We could elect two new Democrats

Powered by People is doing the work right now to elect Democrats in 2022 and beyond. John, did you see the news this week? Texas gained the most residents in the past decade of any state according to the 2020 census – and as a result, Texas is the only state that will be gaining TWO new congr…
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 8:50 PM

Registering voters and helping Texas

Powered by People volunteers are pushing hard on all fronts. Dear John, I'm reaching out about SB 7 and HB 6, two voter suppression bills being pushed by Texas Republicans in the state legislature. Last month, Powered by People helped organize hundreds of people to testify against these bills in…
Powered By People (BetoORourke.com) · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Phone Bank tonight at 6:30pm CT

By having these conversations now, instead of waiting until right before an election, we can create relationships that can make a difference in how these communities vote in the future. John, Don’t miss your chance to join Beto and other Powered by People volunteers for a virtual phone bank t…
Cynthia Cano, Powered By People · [email protected]
April 25, 2021 at 3:16 PM

Following up about our next phone bank

By having these conversations now, instead of waiting until right before an election, we can create relationships that can make a difference in how these communities vote in the future. Hi John – I wanted to make sure you saw Kate's email about our upcoming virtual phone bank on Tuesday, Apri…
Kate Roberts, Powered By People · [email protected]
April 19, 2021 at 11:51 PM

I'm personally inviting you

By starting with listening and understanding all Texans, we can grow our movement and elect Democrats in 2022 and beyond. John, I'm personally inviting you to join Beto and Powered by People volunteers next Tuesday, April 27, at a virtual phone bank to call voters in Webb County. I've joined …
Beto O'Rourke · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 1:08 AM

What’s in Laredo?

Dear John, United States voter turnout in 2020, as a percentage of registered voters, was 77%. Highest turnout in more than a century. In Texas it was 67%. Nothing to brag about, but it’s better than we’ve done in decades. And in the key border community of Laredo? Turnout was only 50%. Why? Und…