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


 Purchase tickets online here.


WashoeDEMS Presents


A Sensational Summer Tasting of

Wine & Food


Friday, August 21

5:00 PM


In the garden at the home of

Naomi & Herb Duerr

1680 Greenfield Drive, Reno


Come enjoy a  delightful summer evening …
A tasting of  food and regional wines
in a park-like garden setting


No Speeches!

Just mingle with friends and enjoy the music of 

The String Beings!


Fabulous wine baskets will go to lucky raffle winners


Tickets - $50 each 

Purchase tickets online here


Or by check to:


1465 Terminal Way, #1

Reno, NV  89502

Contributions to the Democratic Party of Washoe County
are NOT tax deductible.

Top Ten Reasons to Elect a Democrat to the White House

Come find out what (or who) they are!


Join WashoeDEMS Thursday, August 6, for the first in a series of what are sure to be highly-entertaining televised debates among the GOP field of Presidential candidates.  Just how far right can they go?  We'll find out when we watch the mad dash on our big screen at WashoeDEMS headquarters.  


This meeting will be in place of our regular first Tuesday of the month meeting, so there will be NO meeting on Tuesday, August 4.


Candidates are still stuffing themselves into the clown car that is the Republican field of candidates, and so the Fox faux news network has decided it will include in the debate only the ten candidates who have the highest poll ratings as of that week.  


Instead of our usual 50/50 raffle, we will play an interactive word game - think right-wing vocabulary.  Of course, we'll have snacks and beverages.  Don't miss out on the fun!  


What:   Top Ten Reasons to Elect a Democrat
             to the White House

When:  Thursday, August 6

             5:30 PM - Social Time

             Must arrive by 5:45 to get in on the
             word game!

             6 PM - Debate begins

Where: WashoeDEMS headquarters 

            1465 Terminal Way, Reno

Join Democrats Who Speak Out!

Letters to the editor give Democrats the opportunity to speak up and out in our community! 

Come join us with an idea or a draft letter!



When:     Thursday, July 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m.


Where:    Democratic Party Headquarters


Bring:     Idea or rough draft on data stick 


Snacks:  There’ll be plenty of snacks to keep you



Facilitators:   Lou Alanko, ilovetoread@sbcglobal.net

                       Alice Good, gooda@unce.unr.edu

Take the NV Dems' Pop Quiz on Congressman Heck’s Record! 

 Question 1:  What did Congressman Heck call Social Security?


a)   A program seniors rely on to retire with dignity

b)   A pyramid scheme

c)   Something that needs to be privatized

d)   b and c


Answer: d


Question 2: What did Congressman Heck say to a group of country club golfers about “anchor babies?”


a)   It’s an offensive term that should never be used

b)   It should be part of the debate on immigration reform

c)   Mr. Trump, I didn’t know you were here tonight!


Answer: b


Question 3: Congressman Heck voted multiple times to do what to Medicare?


a)   Protect it

b)   Strengthen it

c)   End the program as we know it by turning it over to private insurance companies


Answer: c


Question 4: Who is the most prominent Arizonan who Congressman Heck has campaigned with?


a)   Senator John McCain

b)   Singer Stevie Nicks

c)   Sheriff Joe Arpaio


Answer: c


Question 5: What did Congressman Heck call Nevada’s housing crisis?


a)   A serious problem that has caused too many Nevadans to be forced out of their homes by the big banks

b)   A blip on the radar

c)   A pyramid scheme


Answer: b, though we’d forgive you if you guessed c


Question 6: Congressman Heck has done what on the Affordable Care Act?


a)   Voted to keep it intact

b)   Voted multiple times to repeal the law without offering a legitimate alternative

c)   Voted to shut down the federal government so Washington Republicans could defund the Affordable Care Act

d)   b and c


Answer: d


Question 7: Which of the following has Congressman Heck supported?


a)   Tax breaks for corporations that ship American jobs overseas

b)   Banning abortion for rape victims

c)   Deporting thousands of Nevada DREAMers

d)   Cutting Pell Grants

e)   All of the above


Answer: e


Question 8: Which of the following has Congressman Heck opposed?


a)   Increasing the minimum wage

b)   Ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work

c)   Comprehensive immigration reform that secures the borders and provides a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants

d)   All of the above


Answer: d


NV State Party: Congressman Heck's Rhetoric vs. His Record

Las Vegas, NV – [Monday], before announcing his candidacy for Senate on a right wing radio show, Congressman Heck’s campaign released a web video that attempted to rewrite the history of Heck’s multiple terms in Washington.  While the video released by Congressman Heck’s campaign may have been appealing to the Washington Republicans pushing Heck’s candidacy, it failed to pass the smell test when Heck’s voting record is actually put under the microscope. 


Public Funds for Private Schools

Let's demand transparency and accountability

The 2015 legislative session may be over, but the work isn't done.  

Republicans approved what is being called the most far-reaching private/parochial school voucher bill in the country.  It redirects public tax dollars to private schools and home schooling.  

Nevada's very conservative state treasurer is in charge of writing the regulations for implementing the new system and, based on his public comments, wants to make a bad idea even worse.  

Our Citizen Lobbying Education Team is continuing to monitor this development. 

If you're interested in getting involved, please contact Fred at fred.i.cooper@sbcglobal.net.  


A copy of the Treasurer's workshop notice can be viewed by clicking on the attachment below.

Thank You to Our Affinity Partners and JJ Brunch Table Sponsors


2015 JJ Brunch Table Sponsors:


Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Sierra Club, Toiyabe Chapter


UAW Local 2162

Washoe Education Association

Shaaron Netherton

Sam and Mary Ellen McMullen

John and Bonnie Saludes

Fred Cooper and Alice Good

Matt Tuma and Alexis Hill

Chuck Zeh

Lyn Bremer


U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto greets guests at the 2015 Jefferson Jackson Brunch.



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