Michele Kendzie, Photographer, Scrapbook Designer, and Mom of Three Unschoolers in Fredericksburg, Virginia
May 8, 2019
From The Rolling Stone 2020 Democratic Primary Leaderboard: The former Housing and Urban Development secretary — and a short-lister for Hillary’s 2016 veep — announced his 2020 candidacy in San Antonio in January. The only Latino contender in the field, Castro, 44, is one of the youngest. He was the first Democrat to visit Puerto Rico as a candidate, and has committed to visit all 50 states during the primaries. Castro recently unveiled a major immigration plan that would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and treat entry into the U.S. not as criminal violation but a civil one. Signature Policy: At his campaign launch, Castro promised universal pre-K, i.e. public education for four-year-olds: “As president, I’ll make pre-K for the U.S.A. happen!’ Signature Apology: In 2016, Castro apologized for dissing Trump and talking up Clinton while on the job as HUD secretary, a violation of the Hatch Act. “When an error is made — even an inadvertent one — the error should be acknowledged,” Castro said. “I made one here.”
June 22, 2019 at the South Carolina Democratic Convention -- my first time hearing Julian Castro (at 51:29)
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