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Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

John F. Kennedy


I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.

Barack Obama

Chair’s Report

NSDP Chair’s Newsletter, May 29, 2015

From your Chair, Roberta Lange.

News from Carson CityThis is the last weekend of the regular session. Look for a session wrap up in next week’s newsletter.
This just in…..UBER is legal….Governor Sandoval signs bill into law.

Another Week in Review for the GOP 2016 FieldFACTIVIST.DEMOCRATS.ORGAnother week for the GOP potential presidential field, and another week of struggles. Here’s a recap:Scott Walker

It’s safe to say that Scott Walker wins our award for worst week in the GOP field. Where to begin. First off, late last week more news surfaced of Scott Walker’s administration’s shady dealings and failed jobs promises. Long story short, Walker started the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to spur job growth among businesses in the state. The conclusion is that it’s been a huge failure when it comes to jobs – even rewarding companies that laid off Wisconsin workers or outsourced their jobs – and Walker’s donors getting impalpable deals. The DNC’s Research Director can tell you more about Walker’s failed jobs agency here. Moving on to the rest of his week: Walker defended mandatory ultrasounds by saying they’re a “cool thing,” signaled his support for an anti-choice bill that included no exceptions for rape or incest, and found out his upcoming budget fight is going to be one more hurdle on his way to the White House. Rough week all around.

Read more below:

Medium: Something’s Rotten in Madison
The Capitol Times: Scott Walker: Ultrasounds are ‘just a cool thing out there’
Daily Beast: Walker to Ban Abortions for Rape, Incest

Here’s a bonus which we’re sure will go over well in Florida –ABC  Scott Walker Suggests He’ll Skip Florida Primary Battle

Jeb Bush

We’d say, by comparison to his last few, Jeb had a pretty good week—He only found himself getting called out in a series of fact-checks and criticized for forgetting his own record. First, Jeb claimed that he wanted more funding for Alzheimer’s, but he forgot he vetoed spending on it as governor of Florida. People noticed. Then he tried to make two false claims, one about ISIS under his brother’s watch, and a false brag about his time as governor. Guess there’s a new definition of a not so bad week?

Read more here:

WaPo: Jeb Bush’s claim that Islamic State ‘didn’t exist when my brother was president’
Tampa Bay Times: Jeb wants more funding for Alzheimers, but he vetoed spending on it as gov

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio had an interesting week. He spent some time appealing to younger Americans by saying that marriage equality poses a “real and present danger” to Christianity. He also set himself up for a good joke by hanging out with the host of Pawn Stars. Nothing says I’m a “21st century candidate” like repurposing the same old things and pawning them off as new, just like he does with the failed GOP policies of the past. Check out some of the graphics here.

George Pataki and Rick Santorum

Last, but certainly not least, we got two new GOP 2016 candidates in the field. George Pataki and Rick Santorum each have their own anti-middle class record right in line with the rest of the crew. Stay tuned.

View this post on our Factivists site here

DNC  Newsletter

This week, DNC Research Director Lauren Dillon penned an article for on Scott Walker’s dubious financial dealings through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). “When Walker created the WEDC he appointed himself chairman and gave himself the authority to appoint much of the agency’s leadership team. And its board of directors? It shared a lot of names with his campaign donor rolls,” Dillon asserted. Check out the full piece here.

Also this week, Senator Rand Paul, another GOP presidential hopeful contradicted many of his previously held positions in his call for a “more diverse”Republican Party. He has previously opposed equal pay measures, the Voting Rights ActLGBT Rights, and the DREAM Act. Our Factivists have more on Rand Paul’s hypocrisy here.

Furthermore, Jeb Bush claimed to support increased funding for Alzheimer’s research, which directly contradicts his gubernatorial record. In fact, according to the Tampa Bay Times, Bush vetoed funding for Alzheimer’s programs at least four times, denying more than $12 million in funding. Read the full story here.

Finally, as a reminder, the next full meeting of the DNC will be held August 27th29th at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can make your reservation by clicking here.

For more on these stories, and to find out what’s going on in the states, please see the attached Weekly Communications Update.


Announced Democratic Presidential Campaigns



Willie Carter

Announced U.S. Senate

Announced Congressional District 4


February 20, 2016
The Democratic Statewide Caucuses

April 2, 2016
County Democratic Conventions

June 3-5, 2016
Nevada State Democratic Convention
Las Vegas


SCC Video Conference Meeting
Saturday, June 20
Plumbers and Pipefitters
Las Vegas
Remote Location: Reno
July 4, 2015
Carson City Democrats
Jambalaya & Desert Cookoff
502 N. John Street
Carson CityJuly 11, 2015
Churchill County Democrats Picnic

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Annual Douglas County BBQ
Morman Station State Park Genoa

August 8, 2015
Lyon County Democrats JJ Dinner
“Be Bold Be Blue”
Dini’s Lucky Club in Yerington

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