Beto O'Rourke - We've Got to Try!

Spend the evening hearing from Beto O'Rourke about his book, We've Got to Try, and the importance of voting!

Join Beto O’Rourke for a candid talk about protecting our sacred right to vote and what it will take to save our democracy at this critical moment of truth.

As a former Texas congressman and founder of the voting rights and voter registration organization Powered By People, Beto is uniquely qualified to explain both the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead as we approach the most consequential elections of our time.

Tickets to this event include discussion with Beto and the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of his latest book, WE’VE GOT TO TRY: How the Fight for Voting Rights Makes Everything Else Possible.

Tickets:

Admission: $0 That's right, this event is free to attend! However, we ask that you please "purchase" a ticket for every person who plans to attend to help us keep a headcount. Please reserve your spot here!

You must purchase a copy of We've Got to Try from Little Shop in order to enter the signing line. Order your copy below!

Venue:

Decatur Library - 4th floor art gallery

About the Book:

In We’ve Got To Try, O’Rourke shines a spotlight on the heroic life and work of Dr. Lawrence Aaron Nixon and the west Texas town where he made his stand. The son of an enslaved man, Nixon grew up in the Confederate stronghold of Marshall, Texas before moving to El Paso, becoming a civil rights leader, and helping to win one of the most significant civil and voting rights victories in American history: the defeat of the all-white primary. His fight for the ballot spanned 20 years and twice took him to the U.S. Supreme Court.

With heart, eloquence, and powerful storytelling, O’Rourke weaves together Nixon’s story with those of other great Texans who changed the course of voting rights and improved America’s democracy. While connecting voting rights and democracy to the major issues of our time, O’Rourke also shares what he saw, heard, and learned while on his own journey throughout the 254 counties of his home state. By telling the stories of those he met along the way and bringing us into the epicenter of the current fight against voter suppression, the former El Paso Congressman shows just how essential it is that the sacred right to vote is protected and that we each do our part to save our democracy for generations to come.

About the Author:

Beto O’Rourke is a fourth-generation Texan, born and raised in El Paso where he has served as a small business owner, a city council representative and a member of Congress. He founded and currently leads Powered by People, a Texas-based organization that works to expand democracy and produce Democratic victories through voter registration and direct voter engagement.

Event date: 
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Decatur-DeKalb County Public Library
215 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030
We've Got to Try: How the Fight for Voting Rights Makes Everything Else Possible By Beto O'Rourke Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250852465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - September 26th, 2023

“Uplifting. . . . O’Rourke gets an A-plus on both the moral frisson of the long fight and the rightness of the cause. . . . The happy warrior from Texas is inspiring.” --The Washington Post