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.  

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Traffic Notice: Road Construction Requires Detour to WashoeDEMS Office


The Villanova/Plumb Lane off ramp from southbound I-580 will be closed for approximately three months.


Read NDOT's statement here.





WashoeDEMS to Meet
July 7 in Incline Village


North Shore Democrats (Truckee Meadows Democrats too) are invited to join Washoe County Democratic Party Executive Board members and staff when we visit the Incline Village Library on July 7 for our monthly membership meeting. 

Special guest will be former legislator and current progressive columnist for the Reno News & Review, Sheila Leslie.  Sheila closely tracked the 2015 session of the Nevada Legislature and will share her unique perspective on what did and didn't happen, the good and the bad.  We will also look ahead to the 2016 precinct caucuses and elections.  Please plan to join us!


5:30 pm - Snacks and social time


6:00 pm - Program begins


Incline Village Library

845 Alder Avenue





Assemblywoman and Citizen Lobbyist analyze results of the 2015 Legislature!



Who:     Amber Joiner, Assemblywoman, District 24;
Fred Cooper, Citizen Lobbyist, 

              WashoeDEMS Educ. Team


When:   Wednesday, July 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Where:   SoDo Restaurant & Bar,
               275 Hill St., Reno, NV 89501


Cost:     $20 members, $25 guests

RSVP:     Before 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 7 @

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.


Thanks to Everyone for Making our 2015 JJ Brunch a Huge Success!


WashoeDEMS gives enormous thanks to Joyce Bettridge for the beautiful photos.


Featured speaker and candidate for U.S. Senate Catherine Cortez Masto and Marge Sill, recipient of the Progressive Leadership Award.



Marge delivering her very moving remarks about the value of wilderness.



Attendees included Jody Wicker, Marilyn Melton, Doug Smith, and Chris Wicker.



Virginia Cain's daughter, Mary Ellen McMullen, attend the brunch with other family members


 Chuck Zeh, one of our generous table sponsors, and Dave Kladney

 Deb Drum was a tremendous help with the raffle and silent auction

 Bonnie Barber checking out the fabulous prizes

 Lucille Adin and Bob Perry

 WashoeDEMS 2nd Vice Chair Alice Good and Sheila Leslie

 Three Democratic Party Chairs:  Kimi Cole of Douglas County, Marty McGarry of Carson City, and Chris Miller of Clark County.  

 Nevada State Democratic Party Communications Director Zach Hudson, State Party Chair Roberta Lange, and State Party Executive Director Zach Zaragoza

Corporations. Aren't. People.

A Message From Catherine Cortez Masto

Catherine Cortez Masto for Senate

I’ve got three words for you: Corporations. Aren’t. People.

As attorney general, I made sure everyday Nevadans knew that my door was open for them, that they could count on me to be working for them when they had a problem.

And that’s precisely why Citizens United gets me so riled up: It shuts the door on average Americans and throws it wide open for corporations and billionaires to influence elections. That’s not how our democracy is supposed to work.

We need to stand up now – all of us – and demand an end to Citizens United. It’s the only way to put our elections back where they belong: in the hands of voters. Please, join me now in calling on Congress to end Citizens United.

Click here to add your name: Tell Congress to overturn Citizens United!

The Citizens United decision has been a disaster for our democracy, tearing apart our campaign finance laws and bringing on a flood of anonymous “dark money.” Outside groups spent $500 million in 2014 alone – and 2016 spending is expected to easily pass $1 billion.

We can’t continue to let the voices of everyday Americans be lost in a sea of special interest spending. I’m running for Senate because I’m committed to fighting back against runaway spending that erodes our democracy, but I need you on my side.

Sign the petition today: Tell Congress to overturn Citizens United!

Click here to stand with me and tell Congress it’s time to end Citizens United.

Thank you for standing with me,


Senator Reid Says: Under Republican Control, Senate Has Done Nothing For Middle Class Americans



“At the end of this month, Republicans will have been in charge of the Senate for nearly half of the year. After all of this time, what have they done to address issues facing the middle class?”


“When the Republicans took over the Senate, the Majority Leader promised to make the needs of Americans a priority... Why then have we not moved toward legislation that makes it easier for Americans to find jobs or reforms that help to restore Americans’ confidence in their government?”


“The Republican Leader should revisit his vision for the new Republican Majority because the direction this Congress has taken so far has focused on the desires of a few at the expense of so many.”


You can read the rest of Senator Reid's statement here.


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