Julián Castro 11 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 9:38pm An unhoused man in San Antonio was shot and killed on camera. Police questioned the shooter for only 15 min before releasing him—and have since shared no details.
This doesn’t cut it. @SATXPolice must launch a full investigation and proceed accordingly. https://t.co/pyxe12XtK3 Julián Castro 12 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 9:05pm A disturbing new report details the horror families experienced under the Remain in Mexico policy—particularly for asylum-seekers with disabilities.
We talked to @Haleaziz about the impact of Remain in Mexico on this week’s ep of Our America. Listen here: https://t.co/QX1nCmXYQyhttps://t.co/kqzGAGny45 Julián Castro 14 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 7:15pm This week on Our America we unpack the latest on the January 6th investigation and the stakes for negotiations in Congress.
We also talk with @Haleaziz about the Biden administration’s immigration agenda and Title 42.
Check out this week’s episode: https://t.co/QX1nCmXYQyhttps://t.co/PK2tIBRID7
Link to Image Julián Castro 21 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 12:05pm Half of renters in the U.S. are cost burdened—meaning they spend more than 30% of their income on rent. Seven million are behind on payments.
We can’t miss the opportunity to seriously invest in housing. It must be included in the Build Back Better agenda. Julián Castro 1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 8:35pm Harry Reid is right: Democrats can fight and win on immigration.
We can deliver on our promises, boost the economy and job market, and most importantly, help millions of families thrive. We can’t afford not to. https://t.co/wnKV9wOJJ3 Julián Castro 1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 4:07pm Republicans in Texas are passing voter suppression laws and gerrymandering maps so they can’t be held accountable for outlawing abortion or neglecting our power grid.
We must pass the Freedom to Vote Act before they do even more damage. Julián Castro 2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 9:00am Republicans in the Texas legislature can’t compete for your vote, so they rig their district lines to stay in office.
Voters—not corrupt politicians—should pick their representatives. https://t.co/bxKBGWeQix Julián Castro 2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 8:50am RT @SawyerHackett: Republicans in the Texas legislature just passed a redistricting map that reduces the number of Hispanic-majority and Black-majority districts from 9 to 7.
Texans of color made up 95% of the state’s population growth in the last 10 years. Julián Castro 2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 8:30pm 81 million people showed up to vote for a $15 minimum wage, police and immigration reform, campaign finance overhaul, and action on climate change.
We can and must deliver on these promises—and we can start with the Build Back Better Act. Julián Castro 2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 5:00pm Listen to the full episode here: https://t.co/xpaBQgaLBf Julián Castro 2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 5:00pm Who’s helping turn Texas blue? Elon Musk.
Let me explain. https://t.co/NUPxZrqOr5
Link to Image Julián Castro 3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 11:08pm Watching the local nightly news in West Yellowstone, Montana. Useful journalism indeed. https://t.co/VoTnJGj9FC
Link to Image Julián Castro 3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 9:47pm @mosslandinggirl@EricaLiraCastro We were tempted to try out Albertano’s in Bozeman. I’ve had decent Mexican food in many states, even in Wyoming and Iowa, but haven’t had MT-Mex yet. Julián Castro 3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 8:06pm The two states I still need to visit (and hope to soon!) are West Virginia and Hawaii. Julián Castro 3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 6:29pm Hello from Montana! Finally made it to this beautiful part of our country—my 48th state visited! https://t.co/xWKrXsj7P0
Link to Image Julián Castro 5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 1:06pm RT @texasdemocrats: Because of Texas Republicans’ bill banning education on racism and sexism, Texas teachers are being pushed to add Holocaust denial into their curriculum.
There is no place for antisemitism in the classroom, in Texas, or in our country. Enough is enough. https://t.co/uLcqBIA9ui Julián Castro 6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 5:54pm Texas teachers were told they must teach opposing views on “controversial” topics like the Holocaust and racism.
Administrators explicitly reference the legislation Texas Republicans passed that attacks the public school curriculum. https://t.co/VxBqv650TO Julián Castro 6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 1:06pm RT @HispanicCaucus: Watch former @HispanicCaucus chairs @JoaquinCastrotx and @RepLindaSanchez at the @WhiteHouse lead a conversation and celebration of Latino representation in film, music, and the media industry.
https://t.co/fXh82VCrsZ Julián Castro 6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 12:45pm Republican lawmakers in Texas are living on borrowed political time, and they’re juicing everything they can from their base to hold on to power.
It was great to join @amandalitman on @therecount podcast to talk about Texas and so much more. Listen: https://t.co/lHcXQZ3eRnhttps://t.co/VqCdXghCgd
Link to Image Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 9:17am RT @SarabiaTX: NEW: @WhiteHouse is hosting a forum today on how Latinos are portrayed in media, part of a new series on representation.
“@JoaquinCastrotx, a former chair of the @HispanicCaucus, has been outspoken about the lack of Latinos in film and in newsrooms.” https://t.co/uo309nPKZt Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 9:00am RT @kylegriffin1: IBM is rebuffing Greg Abbott's order banning private employers in Texas from mandating COVID vaccines, instead choosing to follow President Biden's directive for the shots.
IBM says, as a federal contractor, it "must comply with federal requirements." Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 6:15pm RT @SawyerHackett: I’m excited to join @JulianCastro as a co-host on the second season of his podcast, Our America.
First episode dropped today with special guest @AyannaPressley. Listen and subscribe: https://t.co/THv8I8N3Ughttps://t.co/azsK216rMu
Link to Image Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 1:32pm RT @SawyerHackett: Title 42 has been used to deny more than a million people the right to make an asylum claim, 70% of whom were expelled by the Biden administration.
The policy was dreamt up by Stephen Miller—it’s not about public health. Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 1:06pm RT @AyannaPressley: It is always good to be in your company & in dialogue about the Work, the stakes & the progressive movement with you @JulianCastro@SawyerHacketthttps://t.co/r0e96aEBXA Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 11:36am @BryanBarletta Thanks for listening! Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 11:21am It’s great news that our ports of entry will be reopened for travel and business, which is the economic lifeblood of so many border communities.
Now our ports of entry should reopen to allow people to make an asylum claim. Title 42 is a stain on this nation and it should end. https://t.co/hCOLR89PBW Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 10:48am RT @AriBerman: Texas House passed extreme gerrymandered GOP state House map at 3:30 am last night. Democracy quite literally dying in dark
Whites 40% population but control 59% districts
Hispanics 39% of population but control 20% districts
Blacks 12% of population but control 2.7% districts Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 10:29am RT @LemonadaMedia: Big day today! Season two of #OurAmerica premieres with US Rep. @AyannaPressley! Listen to @JulianCastro and @SawyerHackett talk with her about the power of progressives on the hill. 👏🎙️
Link to Image Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 8:54pm RT @allontheline_tx: Texans have pushed for a transparent redistricting process—but the House JUST announced a hearing on Congressional maps tomorrow at 10am CT. 🙄
🚨 We need your help to achieve #FairMaps: Sign up to testify by 10pm CT tonight! ⬇️
https://t.co/0ZgnQWdqu7 Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 7:09pm RT @AnaCabrera: JUST IN: American and Southwest airlines say they will continue implementing vaccine mandate despite Texas’ move
The two major Texas-based airlines said the Biden admin’s demand that their workforces be vaccinated against the coronavirus supersedes a conflicting Texas order. Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 7:08pm RT @jdbalart: Biden administration deported seven thousand migrants to Haiti in a month https://t.co/SKf8jMAGGo via @msnbc@MorganRadford@jacobsoboroff Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 5:46pm RT @LemonadaMedia: Tomorrow @JulianCastro helps us understand what the heck is happening in America. New episodes every Wednesday. Listen: https://t.co/FGe3EQJk9t#OurAmericahttps://t.co/RbOhmYUYke
Link to Image Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 2:46pm Homelessness has risen the last 4 years.
The average renter is paying 1/3 of their income on rent.
Millennials are buying homes at the lowest rate of any generation.
Housing must be a priority in the BBB plan, or our housing affordability crisis could become catastrophic. Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 10:37am RT @JoeBiden: Virginia: Last year, the people voted and democracy prevailed. We have to do it again and elect @TerryMcAuliffe as governor.
Today is the last day to register to vote. Head to https://t.co/rqHXR7xuqW and make sure you're registered. Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 10:25am Greg Abbott is so scared of losing his primary, he’s sabotaging an LGBTQ youth suicide prevention hotline to kowtow his extremist base.
Just disgusting. https://t.co/GLIpcmluFp Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 9:36pm RT @JoaquinCastrotx: Are the Chambers of Commerce in Texas going to speak up for Texas businesses? https://t.co/sdksDk4OuF Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 6:41pm I thought Republicans didn’t believe in government mandates on private businesses? https://t.co/fquGobyZxP Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 12:47pm A Dallas paramedic repeatedly kicked a homeless man on the ground in front of police. He wasn’t even investigated by his department, despite his violent record.
He should be fired, charged with assault, and the officers should be investigated. https://t.co/aCZYb6ziAH Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 11:32am Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!
As we celebrate the rich cultures and traditions of native and tribal communities, let’s address the many barriers to their prosperity that remain—and officially recognize this day as a federal holiday as well. Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 11:21am RT @MondaireJones: I came out when I was 24. It was one of the scariest decisions I've ever made, but also one of the best.
Today, I'm proud to inspire others with my story.
On National Coming Out Day, I want to hear your coming out stories! Drop them below 👇🏾 Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 7:05pm The Republican Party doesn’t fight for conservative policies or values anymore. It’s become a cult of personality around a disgraced, twice-impeached former president. https://t.co/TG5AJ9fTQK
Link to Image Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 2:30pm RT @SBIndyNews: Nick Welsh catches up with @JulianCastro ahead of the former Democratic presidential candidate’s stop in Santa Barbara to kick off UCSB @ArtsandLectures’ Justice for All series tonight at 7:30 p.m. https://t.co/W4ogXbE4hj Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 1:50pm RT @TexasTribune: “It just keeps on happening”: Texas parents fight legislation targeting their trans children for the fourth time this year https://t.co/uiBqS0csbU Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 3:23pm These despicable comments aren’t coming from a random Republican party official—@markrobinsonNC is the second highest ranking elected official in North Carolina.
Who in the @GOP will condemn this blatant bigotry? https://t.co/n8Z59uN05g Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 2:15pm RT @bykenarmstrong: Three police officers went to an *elementary* school in Tennessee & arrested four Black girls.
One girl fell to her knees. Another threw up. Police handcuffed the youngest, an 8 yo with pigtails.
Their supposed crime? Watching some boys fight — and not stopping them. (THREAD) Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 12:48pm A powerful message from Coach Pop on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. https://t.co/ytdItk6lK2
Link to Image Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 9:54am It’s great to see @TheDemocrats taking steps to ensure our presidential primary calendar reflects our nation’s diversity.
Iowa and New Hampshire are wonderful places, but a lot has changed since 1972, and the party’s nominating process should as well. https://t.co/1dPU10Y5pE Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 6:38pm RT @ucsantabarbara: With its first appearance at Campbell Hall this weekend by @JulianCastro, the new @ArtsandLectures series "Justice for All" will explore systemic inequities across racial, social, economic, and environmental perspectives. https://t.co/P0oNB68ymi Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 7:58am RT @JonathanBlitzer: “When I asked an official why it is so hard to discern Biden’s vision, the official pointed out that the WH has already had 3 people in charge of border policy. ‘Crazy that we end this first year with M.P.P. & Title 42 being the primary border policies.’” https://t.co/L5ku4QSEnY Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 6:26pm RT @SecCardona: What an amazing stop in Texas at @GusUniversity with @JoaquinCastrotx. Thank you for showing me around your district and introducing me to so many great students & educators. https://t.co/MaJLzoMWJF
Link to Image Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 2:47pm Every dollar invested in the Child Tax Credit nets taxpayers $8.
Paid sick leave saves employers $1.8B/year in absentee costs.
Lack of child care costs the US economy $57B each year.
These aren’t “entitlements,” they’re investments. They create greater prosperity for all. Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 12:50pm The number of 100-degree days in Texas is expected to double by 2036.
Texas should be leading the way in clean energy jobs and modernizing our power grid. Instead, our statewide lawmakers are taking direction from oil and gas lobbyists. https://t.co/DsorHJI4s1 Julián Castro 1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 11:47am Why is @cpsenergy promoting someone who made racially inappropriate comments and may have misspent utility resources?
If these incidents are confirmed, as the report suggests, he should be held accountable. https://t.co/h50I9rx6pK Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 10:24pm Last month we kicked off season two of Our America with a special episode about the Texas abortion ban, which was just blocked by a district court.
Check out our conversation with @CecileRichards and subscribe. https://t.co/SI32Ntk8QH Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 9:44pm RT @SawyerHackett: In US v. Texas, a district court has issued an injunction on SB8, the GOP abortion ban.
“It is substantially likely that SB8 violates the 14th amendment, whether as an unconstitutional pre-viability abortion ban, or as an unconstitutional undue burden on pre-viability abortion.” https://t.co/iegSvW0A07
Link to Image Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 9:43pm RT @mehdirhasan: We in the media have failed to explain to our viewers/readers what's *in* the Build Back Better reconciliation bill.
We just go on and on about $3.5 trillion.
So let me tell you what's in it, and why it matters, in just 60 seconds. Start the clock...
Link to Image Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 9:05pm The right to an abortion has been the law of the land for nearly 50 years—and should remain so.
SB8 is a dangerous and unconstitutional attempt to strip Texans of that right. Thankfully, a district court has enjoined its enforcement. https://t.co/I4ujzydMbF Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 6:49pm RT @SenWarren: I'm glad @SecCardona is undertaking this major overhaul of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program to fulfill our promises to borrowers. Teachers, firefighters, and other public servants deserve relief from the burden of student debt.
https://t.co/sUa1Kp29Kg Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 5:23pm I’m excited to announce that the second season of Our America premiers on October 13th!
Join me and @SawyerHackett as we breakdown the headlines with some fantastic guests and newsmakers.
Listen and subscribe to the podcast here: https://t.co/ib5aUfR0Nhhttps://t.co/RVbnTQ2rWF
Link to Image Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 1:18pm My thoughts are with the students, parents, and faculty at Timberview High School.
This violence is not inevitable. We must take steps now to reduce gun violence and keep our communities safe. https://t.co/ZCWgZoNuzn Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 11:25am Once again Republicans are leveraging the debt limit to play a game of chicken with the U.S. economy.
It’s time to put aside the filibuster and eliminate the debt ceiling for good. Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 10:04pm RT @NDCollegeDems: Thank you @JulianCastro for visiting with our community today! https://t.co/aQgXoG758b
Link to Image Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 9:38pm RT @PEWilliams_: The housing money in BBB would be huge and serve three main goals. Primarily, it provides safe and stable housing for working class people. But it also helps scale up climate adaptive retrofits, and is counter-inflationary. New piece from me + @ceaweaverhttps://t.co/3uboCdk1cK Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 7:41pm RT @XorjeO: New season. New look. New voices. New info coming tomorrow! https://t.co/0pDX4HtPYl
Link to Image Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 5:41pm RT @RitchieTorres: Ed Mullins, who famously called me a "first-class whore" for daring to ask questions about the @SBANYPD, just got a first-class raid from the FBI. https://t.co/MgHwNdJ3g8 Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 4:30pm RT @BarackObama: In Texas, for example, Republicans recently passed a law making voting harder, especially for people of color. Now they’re advancing a new congressional map that’s tilted in their favor and doesn’t reflect the state’s growth. https://t.co/VRvoLXZsPq Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 4:30pm RT @BarackObama: Right now, state legislatures across the country are setting new boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. And in many states, Republicans are drawing maps that allow them to hold onto power. Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 3:52pm After breaking up a fight near campus, a high school safety officer in Long Beach fired his gun into a moving vehicle, killing Mona Rodriguez.
The officer explicitly violated district policy and took a teenage life in the process. He should be charged. https://t.co/F8fSo5xFTF Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 9:40am RT @tribelaw: I've always admired my former student and former Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh, who had the courage to denounce the Biden administration's inhumane and legally dubious use of Trump-era Title 42 https://t.co/YSXvoxlCOH via @politico Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 9:00am RT @ksatnews: After politically charged legislative sessions, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's disapproval rating has shot up among Bexar County voters, according to the latest Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report poll. https://t.co/qtN5d7WfGx Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 6:40pm RT @James_Barragan: .@SenRoyceWest caught her here in this line of questioning. When he tried to run it by her again to make sure he we all heard the same thing, Huffman reverted to saying she would not discuss her discussions with the attorney general's office https://t.co/osF9bF6hp6 Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 5:19pm There is so much injustice built into our criminal justice and policing systems that often goes overlooked and unaddressed.
George Floyd was a victim of that injustice in more ways than one. https://t.co/TXvHJ7vzP6 Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 3:37pm Title 42 is a Stephen Miller policy not supported by science or public health.
Top Biden administration officials would rather resign in protest than continue implementing it. It’s long past time for President Biden to end Title 42. https://t.co/O4EdazDGD7 Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Sunday Oct 3 - 10:50am RT @glennkirschner2: And . . . here we go again. Steve Bannon, formerly indicted for stealing from Trump’s MAGA base then pardoned by his criminal associate, is preparing for round two of destroying our democracy. This is what happens when lawlessness goes unchecked. #JusticeMattershttps://t.co/iLzBXObFjR Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Sunday Oct 3 - 9:17am RT @TexasHDC: 🚨Texas needs your voices! The House Redistricting Committee is taking public testimony on the proposed state House maps this Monday, Oct. 4th.
NOTE: Registration for virtual testimony closes at 9:00 AM on Oct. 3rd.
Visit https://t.co/BZK99hMomm for more details #txlege Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Saturday Oct 2 - 6:59pm RT @JoaquinCastrotx: This appears to be a lynching of a Mexican man in South Texas. I will request an @FBI investigation if one has not commenced.
The dangerous, dehumanizing rhetoric of “invasion” used by right-wing politicians to describe asylum seekers must stop. https://t.co/CarlOiuIxg Julián Castro 2 weeks ago:   Saturday Oct 2 - 11:19am RT @jasonnobleIA: “Right now, they’re afraid of youth, these folks who are in power right now.” — @JulianCastro at @NextGenAmerica’s People’s Hearing this morning in Houston. https://t.co/PIGuu7CF4a