HOUSTON – A huge crowed showed up for Beto O'Rouke Monday night during a voter registration concert and rally put on by Houston's hip-hop legend Bun B.
The event was all about getting people registered to vote and gain more Houstonians support.
Rapper Willie D, The Tontons, musician Shakey Graves and many more performed at the concert. Rapper Trae the Truth and former Houston Texan Arian Foster also attended the festivities.
“I am grateful to have the support of Arian, Bun B, and all of our guests, as we continue running this race the right way: no PACs, no corporations, no special interests -- just the people of Texas coming together to do something absolutely incredible,” said O’Rourke. “For Texas to lead the way, we must continue to use every opportunity to fight for the civil rights, economic rights, and equal rights of all people.”
When O'Rourke stepped on stage, he told supporters he is campaigning "for our future." After his speech you can hear the crowd chant "Beto. Beto. Beto."
Texas hasn’t seen a democratic U.S. Senator since 1993, but O’Rourke hopes to change that by connecting with the youth.
The congressman from El Paso is scheduled to visit numerous Texas colleges and universities to speak to students about what is important to them. He calls it his “Fight For Our Future” campus tour.
"It's young people who are leading the charge to define the future of Texas and the future of our country," said O'Rourke. "Whether it's healthcare, climate change, higher education, immigration, justice reform or ensuring everyone is treated with dignity and respect, students are core to this moment and it's our responsibility to follow their lead, listen to their voices and make their ideas part of this campaign."
On Monday, O’Rourke stopped at Lone Star College North Harris campus with Elkins High School alum and actor Kendrick Sampson and spoke to a packed house of students.
O’Rourke will visit Texas Southern University and Rice University Tuesday.