|Former HUD Secretary and
Mayor Julián Castro Announces Candidacy ...2 of
|Jan. 12, 2019 - The line of people waiting to get in stretched around the block.|
|A reporter from Univision
interviews a person waiting in line.
|Fortunately there were several
food trucks parked near the entrance.
|A campaign aide signs up supporters.|
|Organizers from Move Texas register people to vote.|
|An organizer from the Tenants
Union of San Antonio hands out flyers.
|(L to R) Frances Garza-Alvarado,
queen of the Dazzling Damas Red Hat Chapter, Sylvia Arriola, and Estela
Mehring, vice queen.
|The Tenants Union of San
Antonio flyer states, "As HUD Secretary, Castro promised to help
homeowners avoid foreclosure. In reality, he sent 98% of
Wall Street for a discount of nearly 50%, to the same people who
created the financial collapse. Castro's
policies enabled reckless investors to prey upon
struggling people, resulting in financial difficulties, bankruptcies
and even homelessness." The TUSA complaint concerns HUD’s
Stabilization Program which became an issue for Castro in 2016
when Hillary Clinton was reportedly considering him as a possible
Edward-Isaac Dover. "Castro moves to stop VP fire from the left." Politico, May 16, 2016.
Ben Lane. "Progressives using HUD NPL sales to disqualify Castro as Democratic VP nominee." HousingWire, April 12, 2016.