The non-profit veterans organization Common Defense announced their endorsement of Beto O’Rourke for Texas Governor earlier today.
“Common Defense is proud to endorse Democratic candidates who are directly challenging the GOP’s agenda,” said Naveed Shah, Political Director at Common Defense. “These leaders share the same vision as us and aren’t afraid to fight for an equitable and representative democracy, where ‘liberty and justice’ truly is for all.”
Founded in 2016, Common Defense is a veteran-led organization, which is comprised of over 250,000 members. According to their website, Common Defense “[Empowers] veterans to stand up for our communities against the rising tide of racism, hate, and violence, to organize against the entrenched powers that have rigged our economy, and to champion an equitable and representative democracy, where ‘liberty and justice’ truly is for all.”
The Beto O’Rourke campaign has made veterans a priority this cycle, much of Beto’s campaign rhetoric touches on the many crises veterans face across the country and within Texas. Beto has committed to reducing property taxes for disabled and low-income veterans, increasing financial support for veteran healthcare, protecting the rights of veterans exposed to toxic chemicals, and increasing employment and education benefits for veterans.
Beto O’Rouke has also pledged to end veteran homelessness within the state by the end of his first year in office, according to his campaign website.
Texans, veterans, and their families will have the opportunity to vote in this election on November 8, 2022.
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