Fighting for Texas Tour Stops in Travis and Nueces County
For Immediate Release: January 9, 2024
TEXAS – Roland Gutierrez, Candidate for U.S. Senate and Uvalde State Senator, launched his primary campaign tour with stops in Travis and Nueces County. Gutierrez has been barnstorming Texas since launching his bid for the U.S. Senate – he’s visited over 30 counties to meet with primary voters, engaging with local democratic parties, unions, and progressive organizations to talk about the issues that matter to most Texans.
“Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are normalizing political violence when they say we need to ‘get over’ mass shootings and immigrants are ‘poisoning the blood’ of our country and it is going to be up to each and every single one of us as Texans to rebuke them in 2024 and make sure that our democracy is standing strong,” said Roland Gutierrez, contender for the U.S. Senate. “Democrats need to fight tooth and nail to take our state back from Republican extremism and start fixing the real problems of today.”
“Senator Roland Gutierrez is an individual who is fearless, not afraid to work hard for the people and focus on the issues. He is not intimidated by power,” said State Senator Jose Chuy Hinojosa, who has endorsed Roland for U.S. Senate. “Democrats need to be more assertive, more energetic, making sure we continue to organize Democrats to vote. The number of Democrats that vote, we can do better, much much better. Si la gente saliera a votar, we’d have democrats all over the state.”
Gutierrez spoke with Democratic organizations in Travis County, and served as the keynote speaker for Nueces County Democratic Party’s annual banquet. In his speech, Gutierrez warned of the rising tide of fascism and emphasized that the current political moment is a flashpoint for American democracy.
Gutierrez’s tour continues this week at the border in Laredo and Eagle Pass, then heads up to Dallas for the Dallas County Democratic Candidate Forum and several meet and greet events. Gutierrez will also visit Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, West Texas and San Antonio in the coming weeks.