Changing Politics, One Fest At a Time

111a6968b34411e1a92a1231381b6f02_7I first met Congressman Beto O’Rourke about 4 years ago when I was looking to interview people of substance for a podcast group I was hanging out with at the time. I thought to reach out to the then-City Councilman, who was bravely running against 16 year incumbent Congressman Silvestre Reyes.

After the first interview, it seemed like the media couldn’t get enough of Beto. I was asked by my editors to interview him on video for 915 Lifestyle and then again for Fusion Magazine.

At this point, I had become so involved with the campaign, that it only made sense to actually volunteer some of my free time to making the campaign bigger and more successful. My son, who was only 6 at the time, would walk door-to-door with me as we asked for voters to support Beto in the polls. I remember one time while walking home, Benji eyed a  “Beto For Congress” poster hanging on a business window,  looked at me then said “when I grow up, I want to be like Beto O’Rourke.”

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The time has come again to support Beto O’Rourke’s campaign. “Powered By People” is a grassroots fundraising campaign that aims to raise $123,000 in 24 hours in small amounts, no more than $200. This time period, which starts on Oct. 9 and ends on Oct. 10, is filled with several super fun  “micro-events” that are sure fit your interests:

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Food Truck Dinner
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Palisades Canyon Hike with Beto
Menudo Breakfast with Beto
Lunch with Beto
Coffee with Beto
Bike Ride with Beto

I’m organizing Beto Fest, which is the first time I have ever organized something of this calibre before. There was a point in my life where I was really interested in organizing things like this but then life just took a different turn.

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I’ve realized that El Paso artists really stick together and I love that! I was able to secure 4 bands with the help of folks I had done work with in the past and am getting all sorts of wonderful well-known and up & coming artists to showcase their craft at the venue.

If you’re a local, I’d really love it if you came to one of these events! RSVP at one of the events above and help change the way that campaigns are financed!