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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:08 PM

What does Julin Castro believe? Where the candidate stands on 8 issues

Julián Castro is a Texan, an attorney, a former mayor of San Antonio and former cabinet secretary (Housing and Urban Development) in the Obama administration .

He has an identical twin walking the halls of Congress, a mother who is a civil rights activist, and two young children. Castro, a third-generation Mexican-American, worked as an intern for one president (Bill Clinton) and delivered the keynote address at the Democratic national convention for another (Barack Obama). He doesn’t drink alcohol, likes Jay Z and Billy Joel, and grew up a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Now he’s a presidential candidate, too. Here is where Castro stands on some of the key issues of the 2020 election cycle.


Climate change and energy: Rejoin the Paris Climate Treaty. Work with businesses.

Education: Establish universal pre-K education. Provide two free years of higher education.

Gun control: Require universal background checks, ban assault weapons.

Health care: Create a universal health care system, “Medicare for all.”

Immigration, ICE and the border: Allow a path to citizenship for most undocumented immigrants. “Reconstitute” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Social issues: Abortion should remain legal after 20 weeks. Gay marriage is a protected right. Transgender Americans should be able to serve in the military.

Syria: Withdraw U.S. presence over a planned period of time.

Trade: Renegotiate NAFTA.

More in-depth coverage here: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/what-does-julian-castro-believe-where-the-candidate-stands-on-8-issues

https://www.julianforthefuture.com/

A little info for those interested in our latest Progressive candidate.

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herding cats Jan 12 #6
Gothmog Jan 12 #3
herding cats Jan 12 #8
jcgoldie Jan 12 #5
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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:17 PM

1. Thanks. sure am glad he threw in his hat.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:45 PM

4. I am, too!

He's a good addition to the field.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:18 PM

2. Thanks, herding cats.

I like him a lot.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:55 PM

6. My pleasure!

He's a really good progressive voice.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:33 PM

3. I really like Julian Castro

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:11 PM

8. Yep. No PAC money.

He's a keeper.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:49 PM

5. What does "work with businesses" mean?

I do like his positions on most of these issues but, rejoin the Paris Agreement and "work with businesses" sounds like pretty weak sauce for a democrat on climate change.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:10 PM

7. These are just the bullet points

There's more indebth information when you click the link.

Castro has criticized President Donald Trump for withdrawing from the Paris climate change accord. Castro’s overall approach in public office was to try to convince businesses to increase their reliance on renewable energy voluntarily. (While he was mayor of San Antonio, the local utility committed to close a coal plant and embrace a 20 percent renewables goal.) It is not clear if Castro supports a carbon tax or “cap and trade” policy to reduce carbon emissions.

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