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We've Got to Try book signing with Beto O'Rourke
We've Got to Try book signing with Beto O'Rourke

Tue, Apr 30



We've Got to Try book signing with Beto O'Rourke

Time & Location

Apr 30, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Richmond, 611 Jackson St, Richmond, TX 77469, USA

About the event

WE’VE GOT TO TRY: How the Fight for Voting Rights Makes Everything Else Possible.

Join Beto O’Rourke for a candid talk about protecting our sacred right to vote and what it will take to save our democracy at this critical moment of truth.

As a former Texas congressman and founder of the voting rights and voter registration organization Powered By People, Beto is uniquely qualified to explain both the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead as we approach the most consequential elections of our time.

VIP tickets to this event include 1 hour early access to engage in discussion with Beto, a copy of the book with the opportunity to get a personalized signature, a candle and a FREE drink. *Proceeds will be donated to Mercy Goods, a local nonprofit organization that exists to create equitable employment, job-training and mentorship opportunities for at-risk youth in Fort Bend County.

Entry Level tickets to this event include your book with opportunity to get it signed and meet Beto. Arrival Time: 1pm.

In We’ve Got To Try, O’Rourke shines a spotlight on the heroic life and work of Dr. Lawrence Aaron Nixon and the west Texas town where he made his stand. The son of an enslaved man, Nixon grew up in the Confederate stronghold of Marshall, Texas before moving to El Paso, becoming a civil rights leader, and helping to win one of the most significant civil and voting rights victories in American history: the defeat of the all-white primary. His fight for the ballot spanned 20 years and twice took him to the U.S. Supreme Court. With heart, eloquence, and powerful storytelling, O’Rourke weaves together Nixon’s story with those of other great Texans who changed the course of voting rights and improved America’s democracy. While connecting voting rights and democracy to the major issues of our time, O’Rourke also shares what he saw, heard, and learned while on his own journey throughout the 254 counties of his home state. By telling the stories of those he met along the way and bringing us into the epicenter of the current fight against voter suppression, the former El Paso Congressman shows just how essential it is that the sacred right to vote is protected and that we each do our part to save our democracy for generations to come.

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