People First Housing

Part III: Boost Homeownership and Hold Wall Street Accountable Part of the American Dream is to own a home — a place where we raise our kids and make meals, where we study and relax, and where we gather for celebrations and find comfort amongst family members. Owning a…

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People First Housing

Part II: Providing Fair Housing to All Americans and Aligning Housing Policy with Climate Goals Discrimination in housing is nothing new. For centuries, many Americans have been prevented from finding quality, affordable housing because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, legal status, or disability. Additionally, historically discriminatory practices like…

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People First Housing

Part I: Solving the Rental Affordability Crisis and Ending Homelessness Housing is a human right. Housing is also a platform to opportunity, something I know through personal experience, through data, and through the stories of the many people I have met in my 11 years of public service. As Secretary…

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People First Plan to Eliminate Lead Exposure

Where a child grows up should never dictate where that child ends up. During his time as Mayor of San Antonio and then as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this has been one of Secretary Castro’s animating values and lies at the core of much…

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People First Policing

People First Policing Plan On the day Julián announced his candidacy for President of the United States, he talked about health care and education, economic prosperity and immigration. And he also talked about the frightening rate at which unarmed black and brown folks have been killed by law enforcement officers…

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Trump Immigration Plan

I have some thoughts about the Trump immigration plan…. First, since his inauguration, Donald Trump and his administration have continually vilified immigrants for political purposes. Their new immigration plan would go even further to sabotage our nation’s principles. Second, if we want to beat Donald Trump in 2020, it’s clear…

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People First Education

Our Smartest Investment Education is at the core of the American Dream. It is the foundation by which we fulfill our collective promise to every student that if they work hard, they have a shot at reaching their dreams. Quality education powers economic mobility, helps to alleviate poverty, and ensures…

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We Reached 65,000 Donors!

Thank you! As of May 3rd, Julián Castro has secured 65,000 unique individual contributions, guaranteeing him for the first round of Democratic National Committee debates by both the polling and grassroots fundraising metrics. Our campaign has reached the double threshold of polling and unique donors, and and we want to…

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CNN Town Hall

It’s a busy week! Last night, Julián hosted a #PeopleFirst Rally in San Antonio, where the community joined together to stand up against Trump’s cruel policies toward migrant families at our border. Tonight, he will be answering questions live with Don Lemon at his CNN Town Hall. During the CNN…

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