Hi. I'm Beto O'Rourke, a candidate for President.
Hi everyone -- Beto O’Rourke here. I’m a candidate for President of the United States, coming to you live from a Quality Inn outside San Francisco. Excited to be here and excited to be doing this.Proof: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2mJMuJnALn/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheetI’m told some of my recent proposals have caused quite a stir around here, so I wanted to come have a conversation about those. But I’m also here because I have a new proposal that I wanted to announce: one on marijuana legalization. You can look at it here.
Back in 2011, I wrote a book on this (my campaign is selling it now, I don’t make any money off it). It was about the direct link between the prohibition of marijuana, the demand for drugs trafficked across the U.S.-Mexico border, and the devastation black and brown communities across America have faced as a result of our government’s misplaced priorities in pursuing a War on Drugs.Anyway: Take some time to read the policy and think about some questions you might want me to answer about it...or anything else. I’m going to come back and answer questions around 8 AM my time (11 AM ET) and then I’ll go over to r/beto2020 to answer a few more. Talk soon!
EDIT: Hey all -- I'm wrapping up on IAMA but am going to take a few more questions over on r/Beto2020.
Thanks for your time and for engaging with me on this. I know there were some questions I wasn't able to answer, I'm going to try to have folks from my team follow up (or come back later). Gracias.