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

It's Crunch Time!

Join us September 2 for the game plan!
Early voting for the 2014 General Election starts in just 60 days!  Labor Day marks the beginning of the end of campaign season and is also the time for all good WashoeDEMS to sign up to help make sure those campaigns end in victory!

Full-time organizers will be on board down at headquarters soon and will be ready to brief us on the Party's game plan for the final weeks of the campaign.
Don't miss it!

What:    Crunch Time
When:  Tuesday, September 2
              5:30 pm - social time
              6:00 pm - program
Where:  WashoeDEMS HQ
              1465 Terminal Way, Reno

Paid Canvassers Wanted!

The Nevada State Democratic Party is seeking full-time and part-time Paid Canvassers for the 2014 election cycle. Paid Canvassers will contact voters through door-to-door conversations and deliver the margin of victory on a top-tier congressional race, Lt. Governor’s race, and other races up and down the
ticket. This is an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable experience working on top tier campaigns in one of the nation’s most important battleground states. Position runs through the 2014 election cycle.

•    Ability to communicate effectively
•    Outgoing and friendly personality
•    Positive attitude
•    Democratic supporter
•    Spanish-speaking is a plus!

The Nevada State Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer. If you're interested in politics, reliable, and eager to make a difference this election cycle, we want you! Anyone interested in the position should email ajenkins@nvdems.com or call 702-737-8683.  Please do NOT call the WashoeDEMS

WashoeDEMS Support Gay Pride

Thanks to everyone who helped out at our booth for Reno Gay Pride on Saturday!  We registered a lot of new Democratic voters ands talked up our candidates for office.  


Northwest Reno House Party
Meet two outstanding candidates for Office: 

  • Naomi Duerr for Reno City Council, Ward 4
  • Cynthia Lu for District Court Judge, Dept. 5       

When:     Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where:    Home of Fred Cooper and Alice Good
                1335 Crown Drive (off Kings Row)
                Reno, NV 89503
RSVP:      (775) 223-9154, or gooda@unce.unr.edu
Contributions of any amount are appreciated!

We Want Them Outta Here!

We have a variety of yard signs here at HQ, and we want them out of here and in YOUR yards and windows!  So, please, when you're in the neighborhood, drop by and pick up one or more.  Every little bit of visibility helps our candidates.  Come and get them!

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.

Democratic Picnic Photo Gallery

It was a great day at Idlewild Park for the annual Democratic Picnic hosted by the Truckee Meadows Democratic Alliance (TMDA) and the Democratic Women of Washoe County (DWWC).

At the picnic were Former Governor Bob Miller, Reno City Councilwoman Jenny Brekhus, State Treasurer and candidate for Secretary of State Kate Marshall, Reno City Council candidate Paul McKenzie, Secretary of State and candidate for Attorney General Ross Miller, District Court Judge candidate Cynthia Lu, and Washoe County Commission candidate Terri Thomas

WashoeDEMS Voter Registration Team Leader Fred Cooper, Communications Chair and DWWC Board Member Alice Good, volunteer Sarah Mahler, LTE Committee Co-Chair and DWWC Board Member Lou Alanko, political consultant Riley Sutton, Reno City Council candidate Naomi Duerr, political consultant Scott Baez, and WashoeDEMS 1st Vice Chair Rudy Viola.

Stacey Taylor of DWWC and Thelma Matlin of TMDA

Ross Miller - Here's Why He We Must Elect Him Attorney General

Ross Miller

Recently, the Nevada Secretary of State’s office announced a landmark settlement with the Alliance for America’s Future (AAF), a Virginia-based 501(c)(4) organization (supported by the Cheney family) that spent over $200,000 on political ads (promoting Brian Sandoval for governor) in 2010 but failed to comply with state disclosure laws.

This agreement is the latest success in Ross Miller’s ongoing efforts to clean up Nevada elections and stop the flood of illegal, anonymous campaign spending.  

Under the agreement, AAF will pay a $40,000 fine – the largest penalty ever imposed for a Nevada campaign finance violation. But just as importantly, AAF will be forced to register as a Committee for Political Action and report their contributions and expenditures.

The agreement sends a strong message to the State Government Leadership Foundation, and the donors who fund these dark money groups: it’s time to come out of the shadows, and start complying with the law. You can say what you want, but you can't hide in our state.  
Nevadans have a right to know who is trying to influence their elections and what they stand to gain.

If dark money groups – and the people who bankroll them – can’t stand the sunlight, they should stay out of Nevada.

Ross has championed transparency as Secretary of State and will continue to do so as Nevada Attorney General.  Read more about and contribute to his campaign here. 


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