Special to The Dallas Examiner
Democratic Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer’s campaign opened its Dallas headquarters office on Feb. 20 in South Dallas to a crowd of supporters, volunteers, and community and government leaders. Several speakers emphasized the importance of this election for residents of Dallas and across the country.
Texas State Director Omar El-Halwagi spoke about the growing momentum of the Steyer campaign in states with large African American and Latino populations.
“With this new office, we’re bringing even more of that momentum into Texas ahead of Super Tuesday,” he said. “We are reaching out to people of diverse backgrounds and sharing how Tom’s policies in healthcare, education, climate and economic justice, and other key areas will improve the lives of all Americans. ”
Jacqueline Espinal, a community organizer and founder of Reimagine Fair Park, delivered remarks on what the campaign is doing to set itself apart in Texas and why Steyer’s message especially resonates in Dallas.
“We deserve a president who protects our right to clean water and breathable air. We deserve a president who works to ensure all Americans can earn a living wage and have access to the American Dream. We deserve a president who is honest and has integrity. That man is Tom Steyer,” said Espinal. “Tom’s campaign is the only national campaign that is taking the time to listen to us.”
Texas is part of Super Tuesday, when voters in many states will determine which presidential candidates will earn delegates toward the party’s nomination. Early voting in Texas ended Friday. The primary will be on March 3.
Representatives of the campaign expressed that this election may be the most important election of our lifetime, so it is crucial that everyone casts their vote and makes their voice heard. They also encouraged the public to to stop by the new office to learn more about Steyer, ask questions and sign up to volunteer, or visit the TomSteyer.com to learn more.