Students for Beto arrives on campus in the midst of the fight for a Senate seat.
Kenna Roberts, senior social work major from Argyle, said she decided to start this movement based on the implications of politics and policies on her future career and future clients, following research on O’Rourke and what policies he supports.
Beto O’Rourke is a state representative for Texas’ 16th Congressional District and a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. If elected, he will replace Ted Cruz and become the first U.S. democratic senator to serve from Texas since Bob Krueger left office in 1993.
“This is not about a political party at all,” said Roberts. “I just hope to get young people involved in their community and in politics. We can have so much influence, but our generation has very low voting rates. I just want to help students have a voice and feel like they can actually make a difference in this country no matter what political affiliation they have.”
Roberts said she is still getting events together, which will later be posted on the Facebook Page entitled “Students for Beto at Abilene Christian University.”
“Students for Beto is not necessarily a club,” said Roberts. “It is for students who are passionate about getting Beto elected and believe in what he stands for.”
For more information visit the Students for Beto Facebook page or contact Kenna Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.