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Julián Castro

Julián
Castro

Julián Castro served as the 16th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama from 2014-2017. Castro previously served as the mayor of San Antonio, Texas from 2009 to 2014 and delivered the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He has an identical twin brother, Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX), who has now grown a beard to help us tell them apart, but honestly if he wins, how will we know who is ACTUALLY running the country? He (and his brother) graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University and J.D. from Harvard University. Learn more about Secretary Castro (not to be confused with Representative Castro) below:

Why are you running

“I've spent my life in public service, giving back to this country everything it’s given to me. As President, I want to ensure that America’s future is one where every person gets the chance they deserve and the opportunity they need to thrive.”

— Julián Castro

Top Priorities

Health Care

Extending Medicare coverage for all Americans.

Immigration

A “People First” immigration policy, including DACA and a path to citizenship, remove “illegal entry” from US penal code as a federal crime, and dismantle post- 9/11 immigration enforcement system.

Climate Change

Recommit to the Paris Climate Agreement and focus on environmentally sustainable housing.

Tweeter in Chief

Pod Save America

2020: Julián Castro on Immigration and Beyonce

Timestamps

[00:04:48] On his Immigration proposal

[00:08:30] How to get voters to understand that increasing foreign aid can benefit them

[00:09:52] On starting his campaign in Puerto Rico

[00:12:03] On whether Puerto Rico should become a state

[00:13:13] On tactics to assist homeowners

[00:15:37] On affordable housing

[00:18:03] Breaking up tech companies, and updating antitrust laws

[00:19:20] Potential list of Supreme Court nominees

[00:20:30] If we can unwind the damage of stacking the federal courts

[00:21:17] On term limits and commission redistricting

[00:26:03] Earning the votes of Latinos

[00:28:08] On how the DNC can compete with Trump’s campaign fundraising

[00:30:06] The possibility of Democrats winning in Texas

[00:31:21] Pitch of fundraising to make it to the debate stage

[00:33:42] What he would do on day one as President

[00:34:14] Recommitting to the Paris Climate Accord

[00:34:30] Undo Trump’s policies on Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, the Environment, Education, Healthcare

[00:35:48] On what we can do to stop the rise of white nationalism

[00:37:38] If Trump has inspired extremist/nationalist groups

[00:39:14] On Saudi Arabia

[00:41:29] How the U.S. can respond to China detaining Muslims in mass numbers

[00:43:33] On Trump’s diplomacy with North Korea

[00:45:58] On Beyoncé

On his people-first immigration plan

On starting his campaign in Puerto Rico

On Day 1 of his presidency

Queen for a Day with Julian Castro

Timestamps

[00:00:56] On his Immigration proposal

[00:06:02] On starting his campaign in Puerto Rico

[00:08:14] On whether Puerto Rico should become a state

[00:09:24] On tactics to assist homeowners

[00:11:46] On affordable housing

[00:14:13] Breaking up tech companies, and updating antitrust laws

[00:15:30] Potential list of Supreme Court nominees

[00:16:41] If we can unwind the damage of stacking the federal courts

[00:17:27] On term limits and commission redistricting

[00:18:29] Earning the votes of Latinos

[00:20:34] On how the DNC can compete with Trump’s campaign fundraising

[00:22:33] The possibility of Democrats winning in Texas

[00:23:47] Pitch of fundraising to make it to the debate stage

[00:26:09] What he would do on day one as President

[00:26:45] Recommitting to the Paris Climate Accord

[00:26:56] Undo the policies Trump instituted on Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, the Environment, Education, Healthcare

[00:28:15] On what we can do to stop the rise of white nationalism

[00:30:05] If Trump has inspired extremist/nationalist groups  

[00:31:41] On Saudi Arabia

[00:33:55] How the U.S. can respond to China detaining Muslims in mass numbers

[00:35:59] On Trump’s diplomacy with North Korea

[00:38:25] On Beyoncé

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