Blog: In Support of Julián Castro for President: People First
Since first being left with great enthusiasm during Julián Castro's meet-and-greet earlier this year when he shared what he stands and fights for, I've been fully engaged with his campaign's effort in my home state of Nevada and nationally.
Castro leads with both executive experience — being the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Obama Administration — and personal experience that is relatable to me, my family, friends, neighbors, and many people across the United States of America — immigrant roots.
As president, I will partner with Indigenous communities for a fairer and more prosperous future. — Julián Castro
What's more, Castro has made it clear, from the first two presidential debates, that he leads with empathy, compassion and common sense, invaluable soft skills non-existent under 45's leadership and administration.
The United States is a diverse country, from race, (non)gender identification, cultural backgrounds to general and grandiose ideas and everything in-between, and Julián Castro not only understands this, but clearly embraces and values this diversity.
Debemos elegir a las personas primero. — Julián Castro
Castro's comprehensive and evolving #PeopleFirst policy platform makes this clearly evident. Whether the issue relates to policing, affordable housing, lead/water, Indigenous justice, disarming hate, accessible education pathways, immigration, climate change, sensible gun reform and other serious issues facing communities across the US, Castro has an extensive, viable and people first-oriented plan to address the issues.
Castro, his leadership experience, and presidential vision of and for the United States helps society break free from the historical oppressive shackles placed on women, people of color, transgender individuals—anyone seemingly "different" from the homogenous power structure—and empowers everyone, from all backgrounds and life paths, with the dignity and natural rights all people are inherently born with. Leadership and a vision that will ensure all people can prosper through a comprehensive, people first policy platform that helps us, collectively, preserve the one home we all know and love: Earth.
Castro has said that his first executive order as president would be to recommit the U.S. to the Paris climate agreement
Castro as President of the United States in 2020 will bring down harmful walls and replace them with hospitable bridges within our borders and with the rest of the world—a world my daughter, and everyone's child, grandchild, niece, nephew and everyone in-between can thrive in.
We see kids. We see parents. We see people. We see people first. Because we are people first. And it’s time for an immigration policy that puts people first. — Julián Castro
If you would like to learn more about Julián Castro and his all-inclusive vision for America — one where dreams become real — I invite you to: sign-up for his newsletter to stay informed on the latest policy updates, get involved in an upcoming watch party/event in your community, volunteer, or if you're in or near Northern Nevada, feel free to reach out to me and we can chat over a cup of coffee ☕️.
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