The Party That Cares

JFK

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

John F. Kennedy

MLK

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.

BHO

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, February 26, 2015

From your Chair, Roberta Lange.


FACTIVIST.DEMOCRATS.ORG

Equal Pay Day – an important time to recognize the pay gap between men and women and remind America how much work needs to be done to ensure that women earn equal pay.
·         78 – the number of cents a woman makes for every dollar earned by a man.
·         40 – the percentage of American households with children that rely on mothers as the primary or sole breadwinners.
·         90 – the percentage of American voters that support policies that would help women get equal pay.
·         Over $430,000 – the amount a woman will typically lose over the course of her career due to the wage gap.
·         0 – the number of GOP presidential candidate who support equal pay legislation.
Equal pay is more than just a women’s rights issue – it’s an economic issue. Democrats understand that America’s economic progress starts with commonsense policies like supporting equal pay for women.
View this post on our Factivists post here.


We Are ONE Rally
LAS VEGAS & CARSON CITY
SUPPORTING OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN LABOR

The middle class is under attack in the Nevada Legislature. Every week we see Republicans pushing bills that will devastate working families.Join us for a day of action as we show politicians that we are united as workers, retirees, students, immigrants, and community members to stop the attacks on the middle class. We Are One!

Thursday, April 23 at 3PM
Las Vegas at the Grant Sawyer Building

Carson City at the Nevada Legislative Building
RSVP  AFLCIONEVADA@GMAIL.COM


2015-2017 State Central Committee Meeting Schedule

  • June 20, 2015 Video Conference Meeting – Las Vegas with video conference to Reno

  • September 19, 2015 Video Conference Meeting – Carson City with video conference to Las Vegas

  • December 5, 2015 In-Person Only Meeting – Clark County

  • February 20, 2016 Presidential Caucuses – Statewide

  • March 12, 2016 Video Conference Meeting – Reno with video conference to Las Vegas

  • April 2, 2016 County Democratic Conventions – Statewide

  • June 4-5, 2016 State Democratic Convention – Las Vegas

  • August 27, 2016 Video Conference Meeting – Clark County with video conference to Reno

  • November 19, 2016 In-Person Only Meeting – Carson City

  • February 25, 2017 – In-Person Meeting Only with Officer Elections – Clark County


DNC  Newsletter

This week Senator Marco Rubio officially announced his 2016 presidential bid.  Rubio attempted to cast himself as a candidate of new ideas. In reality, the Senator is opposed to marriage equality, supports tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, and abandoned his own immigration reform plan to court the extreme right. Check our video on Marco Rubio’s outdated policy positions here.

While Rubio expected overwhelming support from Latino voters, his poll numbers with Latinos are just as bad as the rest of the GOP field. With Rubio’s appalling record on the issues that affect Latino families, it’s easy to see why. Our Factivists have a run-down of Rubio’s opposition to immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act and other policies that support the middle class. Check it out here.

Furthermore, political commentator and DNC member, Maria Cardona, chided Rubio’s adherence to the boiler plate GOP agenda in a CNN op-ed on Monday. “Marco Rubio offers very little in the way of new ideas or new ways of getting things done in Washington,” Cardona wrote. Read the full piece here.

On Tuesday, National Equal Pay Day, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released a statement reaffirming the Democratic Party’s support of economic justice for women. “Unlike members of the Republican party, Democrats are proud to support policies that open the door to more opportunities for the middle class and help working families’ paychecks go farther,” she asserted. Read the full statement here.

The GOP’s 2016 presidential hopefuls, on the other hand, called equal pay for women a “bogus issue,” “nonsense,” and even compared the Paycheck Fairness Act to the Soviet Politburo.  DNC National Press Secretary Holly Schulman responded, “It’s not surprising that these GOP presidential hopefuls oppose equal pay – they’re standing by their backwards political agenda. On issue after issue, Democrats are pursuing progress, while Republicans want to turn back the clock for women and families.”  Our Factivists are back with more on the GOP’s opposition to equal pay for women here.

This week also marked the 100th day since the start of the Republican Congress, and they haven’t done much.  “While Democrats continue to prioritize strengthening the middle class and moving the country forward, Republicans have obstructed progress and middle class policies every chance they get,” DNC National Press Secretary Holly Shulman remarked. Read more about the GOP Congress’s opposition to policies that support middle class families here.

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

http:// http://action.nvdems.com/page/-/DNC%20Weekly%20Update/Weekly%20Update%2004-17-15.pdf


CAMPAIGN UPDATES

Announced Democratic Presidential Campaigns

Watch her video announcement here.  
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillaryforNV
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HillaryforNV

Website: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/Nevada

Willie Carter
Website:  www.williecarterforpresident.com

 

Announced U.S. Senate

Website: http://www.catherinecortezmasto.comAnnounced Congressional District 4Ruben KihuenTwitter: @RubenKihuen

Congratulations to the new elected Washoe County Chair Ceilia Cooling and 2nd VC Alice Good

 

 

 

 

 

Churchill County JJ Dinner

with Special Guest Speaker
Senator Kelvin Atkinson
Thursday, April 23
Churchill County Museum

***Do you have a county event you want added to the state calendar?  Send me a note chair@nvdems.com

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