2020 Presidential Candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke returned to Siouxland for a campaign stop to speak with Latino voters from the community.
Saturday morning, O’Rourke visited Sioux City's La Juanita’s Mexican Restaurant for a meet and greet with owners and attendees to discuss his priorities for the country.
Among those topics he touched on affordability of healthcare, higher education, and climate change.
“But ensuring those who have functionally been written off in the past or forgotten or never really reached out to in the first place, we're going to them and where they are. Talking about the most important issues and listening to our fellow Americans to come up with a solution,” said O’Rourke.
O’Rourke addressed concerns regarding immigration and says embracing a diverse minority of voters is one way we can move this country forward.
“Though some will try to demonize immigrants and make us afraid, we know for a fact that with their very presence they make this country stronger and more successful and safer and more secure. So, it's very important for me that we go everywhere, listen to everyone, write nobody off, and take no one for granted. It's one conversation, one community at a time so we are continuing to do that,” said O’Rourke.
O’Rourke also attended a town hall meeting in Sioux Center.