Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Obama, announced that he is running for president on Saturday after forming a presidential inquiry committee in December. Castro speaks in San Antonio, his hometown and the city where he served as mayor for five years.
Castro makes the announcement in Plaza Guadalupe, an outdoor site over Our Lady of Guadalupe's Catholic Church. Castro, the Mexican American, announced his preparatory committee, standing in front of a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe; December 12 is the holiday celebration, a reverence figure in Mexico.
"There are no front bunnies born here, but I always thought that with great dreams and hard work, everything in this country could be possible," Castro said of his hometown.
"When my grandmother came here almost a hundred years ago, I am sure she could never have imagined that only two generations later, one of her grandchildren would serve as a member of the United States Congress and the other would stand with you here. today to say these words: I am a candidate for the US president, he said in both English and Spanish.
"I run for president because it is time for new leadership, it's time for new energy, it's time for new commitment to ensure that the opportunities I had are available to all US, said Castro. His slogan is "One Nation. One Destiny." Castro explained that "fate" was "to be the smartest, the healthiest, the most beautiful and the most successful nation on earth".
He finished his speech by saying "Let's go work! Vamonos!"
He mentioned several issues in his speech, including health care and criminal justice reform, and repeated his support for "Black Life Matter". The immigration reform was also a key topic. He mentioned President Trump's visit to McAllen, Texas this week and condemned Mr Trump's characterization of a "crisis" at the border.
"There is a crisis today. It is a crisis of leadership. Donald Trump has failed to uphold the values of our great nation," Castro said.
He also said that as president, he would return to the Paris Climate Agreement, which Trump took off after leaving.
Several people spoke before Castro, including his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, joking that he would grow a beard to separate from his brother. excited about Castro who launched a presidential campaign. He was introduced by his mother.
"I want to be honest with you: There will be many good candidates in this competition," said Joaquin Castro, adding that he wished them all good " but I know We have the best candidate with the best ideas and the biggest heart. "
Before he spoke, Julián Castro tweeted # Julian2020.
" People are ready to get better with leadership that focuses on to create opportunities for everyone and try to gather the country, rather than tear us apart, "Castrowhen he formed the preparatory committee in December." I have had a chance in recent years to get a sense of what people are looking for. I have visited more than 100 communities across the United States and I think they are ready for new leadership. "
Castro has spent the last two years as a visiting teacher at the University of Texas and other universities and recently published a memoir that is seen as his dissertation for a potential campaign He had advanced to a campaign for 2018 for the US Senate or the Governor of Texas, a signeventually launched a presidential campaign.
In a candidate area that would being able to include dozens of current and former lawmakers, governors and mayors, Castro told CBS News in December he will quote his "track record to get things done at local and federal level."
"There will be many talented people who run and I look forward to making my case the voters, "he added.
Castro twin brother Joaquin is ready to be a leading member of House Intelligence Committee next year and to hold a leading position in its brother's campaign, probably at a gathering role, considering that both brothers have been popular dragons in the county administrative board and the state funding circuit for several years.