Volunteers Needed for Northern Nevada Pride July 26

WashoeDEMS will support the local LGBT community by participating in this colorful and fun event at Wingfield Park onSaturday, July 26.  If you're interested in helping with voter registration and sharing information about our wonderful slate of Democratic candidates, please contact Fred Cooper atfred.i.cooper@sbcglobal.net.  Thanks.  

Democrats Making News

Join WashoeDEMS and Senator Harry Reid for Brunch Aug. 17!


To purchase tickets, please call 323-8683.

2014 Progressive Leadership Awards to be presented to Alison Gaulden and Patty Elzy.

WashoeDEMS is pleased to annouce the 2014 Jefferson Jackson celebration will be a brunch event on Sunday, August 17, at the Atlantis Casino Resort. 

Our featured guest speaker will be 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  WashoeDEMS will present the 2014 Virginia Cain Progressive Leadership Award to retired Planned Parenthood Mar Monte public affairs specialists, Alison Gaulden and Patty Elzy.  Both have spent their careers fighting for equal access to health care and reproductive rights for women.

Senator Reid will address current affairs such as the Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, the Koch brothers' attempts to buy elections, and corporate citizenship scams.

A reception with Senator Reid will start at 11 AM and the program will begin at 11:45.  Tickets are $60 for the brunch and reception and $45 for the brunch only.  

2014 Jefferson Jackson Brunch
Sunday, August 17
Atlantis Casino Resort
3800 S. Virginia St., Reno

11 AM - Champagne Reception with Senator Reid
11:45 AM - Brunch and Program


A Message from State Controller Kim Wallin


As the summer is winding down, our campaign is gearing up and we are going to need all of our supporters in order to reach victory in November.


Please visit our website to sign up to volunteer today!


Below are some ways you can help:

  • Parades: With Labor Day and Nevada Day just around the corner we will need volunteers to walk in parades all over the State.
  • Events: We also need volunteers out at events showing their support of the campaign and helping to get our message out to the voters.
  • Yard-signs: We have a limited number of yard signs available so if you have a home or business with high visibility in your community it would help us tremendously if you would be willing to put one of our signs up.
  • Office work: We would love to have you come in a couple of days a week to help with research, outreach and general office duties.M
  • House parties: Introduce me to your family, friends and neighbors to help spread the word!


We are less than 100 days from Election Day so every minute of your time will bring us one step closer to victory in November.


Please, sign up to volunteer today.

I can't do it without you!



Planned Parenthood’s Sarah Galetti Analyzes Hobby Lobby Decision!

Join the Democratic Women of Washoe County for lunch in their elegant location! SoDo provides a private dining room, away from the hustle and bustle of the main restaurant.


Sarah Galetti is Regional Operations & Development Director of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Northern Nevada Region.


Sarah is responsible for the health-care operations, as well as raising funds for the organization. Much of her professional career has been focused on improving women’s health and well-being. She received her Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.


Candidates and men friends are welcome too!

When:   Wednesday, Aug. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:  SoDo, 275 Hill St., Reno, NV 89501 

              (Enter Dining Room On Ridge St., Ste. 140.
              Free parking lot, corner Flint and 

Who:     Sarah Galetti, Planned Parenthood.

Cost:     $20 members; $25 non-members.


RSVP:     dwwc@washoedems.org by 10 a.m., Aug. 12.

Moving Reno Forward!

Let's make Reno a more progressive city by electing some smart, experienced Democrats to the Reno City Council.


Paul McKenzie believes that reinvestment in our community is the path we need to take to revitalize our local economy.  Paul is the type of leader who is willing to TAKE ACTION rather than make excuses for inaction.  His opponent is Bonnie Weber, a right-wing conservative who has already done enough damage on the Washoe County Commission where she has termed out after 12 years.  So, please, let's elect Paul to the City Council!


Join him for a fundraising event:



5:30 TO 7:30





Find out more about Paul and his campaign athttp://www.votepaulmckenzie.com/.


If you can't make the fundraiser, but want to help get Paul elected to the city council, then please join him for some voter contact this weekend:


Saturday, 7 am - Meet at the Labor Temple at 1819 Hymer Ave. in Sparks for a literature drop; or at 9 amat the same location to knock on doors in targeted neighborhoods.


Sunday, 2 pm - Meet at 1819 Hymer Ave. for door knocking.  

Please rsvp to electpaulmckenzie@gmail.com.

Join Kate Marshall for a Preservation Reception at Beautiful Lake Tahoe

Saturday, August 16th

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Jason's Beachside Grille

8338 North lake Blvd. (HW 28)

Kings Beach, CA


Individual ticket: $50


RSVP to Harlee at 775 843 1283 or


Join Us For a Fun, Festive Day in the Park

TWO parks, actually!  We need some volunteers to help register voters and spread the word about our Democratic candidates at two events on August 16.  


The first is the AIDS Walk in the morning at Idlewild Park - early risers are especially needed! 

Then, we'll move our booth over to Wingfield Park for Reno Gay Pride for the rest of the afternoon.  So please help us register more voters for our wonderful slate of candidates.  If you can help, simply reply to this email or contact Fred Cooper at 
fred.i.cooper@sbcglobal.net.  Thanks!  

Have Something to Say?

Then please join us for the Letters to the Editor (LTE) workshop onTuesday, August 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at HQ.


With a dysfunctional Congress and plenty of local issues and good Democratic candidates, there is no dearth of subjects for LTEs, especially if we look at how national issues impact Nevadans.  So let's be heard!


Bring your ideas and facts to support them. If you have time, bring a rough draft on a flash drive for use on our wall screen. (Don’t worry, we give suggestions only and are very supportive of our writers!). And we have snacks to keep you going!


Sponsored by the WashoeDEMS and South Washoe DEMS:

Lou Alanko, ilovetoread@sbcglobal.net

Alice Good, gooda@unce.unr.edu

Suzy Williams, suzannemorganwilliams@charter.net

DEQ Plans Legislative Action

Democrats for Equality, concerned about equality for all under state law, gathered at WashoeDEMS headquarters this week to work on their 2014-2015 legislative strategy.  Participants heard from Senator Debbie Smith, and Assemblymen David Bobzien, Skip Daly, and Mike Sprinkle about progress that has been made to ensure equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as the work that remains to be done.

Our elected representatives emphasized that no matter how much progress has been made, we all must stay vigilant to avoid losing ground to conservative ideology.  We must re-elect Democrats to the legislature and gain seats wherever possible, as well as elect Democrats to important statewide offices. Several individuals presented specific proposals to expand and beef up enforcement of anti-discrimination statutes, policies, and procedures.   

State Treasurer and Secretary of State candidate Kate Marshall updated the group on recent court decisions in Nevada and other states dealing with equality issues, primarily marriage equality. The group will meet again in the fall to finalize a legislative action plan.                           



Democrats for Equality meet with elected leaders at WashoeDEMS headquarters.


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