Winnemuccans for Bernie Ramps Up Operation

— Amy Hartman, Field Organizer, Bernie Sanders for President

Good afternoon Winnemucca folks for Bernie and thanks to everyone that came to our office opening last Friday. We had a great turnout. Jerry Hirsch was kind enough to take pictures of the event and I’ll be sure to post them on our Facebook page.

CALENDAR: 

We have a lot of great events coming up over the next few days, here’s the full calendar:

TONIGHT! – Wednesday, January 20th at 6PM at Round Table Pizza (back room)

Jonathan Tasini in Winnemucca. Jonathan is the author of “The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America” and a longtime colleague of Senator Bernie Sanders. He’ll be speaking about Bernie’s ideas and initiatives and will be taking questions from the audience. Please join us! All are welcome.

TOMORROW! – Thursday, January 21st at 10AM at Sid’s Restaurant

Jonathan Tasini meets with Winnemucca seniors. Jonathan will be meeting with seniors to talk about issues affecting the senior population in Northern Nevada. Coffee and small breakfast items will be provided.

TOMORROW! Thursday, January 21st at 6PM at Bernie Campaign HQ

Phone Banking – We’ll hold our first Winnemucca phone bank at the new campaign headquarters in Winnemucca, located at 1024 Harmony Road. We’ll be calling other folks in the Winnemucca area to talk with them about why we’re supporting Bernie and why we hope they will as well. If you can, please bring a reliable phone and a computer, laptop, or tablet. If you don’t have a phone or laptop, we can provide one. All are welcome, please feel free to bring kids along as well. I’ll make sure to have some coloring and drawing materials for them.

SATURDAY – January 23rd at 10AM at Bernie Campaign HQ

Canvassing – We’ll hold our first Winnemuccca weekend canvass and phone bank, where we’ll be knocking on doors and making phone calls to neighbors to talk with them about Bernie and why we hope they’ll support his candidacy. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

BERNIE BRIGADIERS!

We’ll be offering the Bernie Brigade Program out of our Winnemucca office. High school and college students will have the opportunity to get hands-on campaign experience and will be offered the chance to gain volunteer hours through the program. Students will commit about 10 hours a week to the program and will be doing a number of campaign activities, including but not limited to, phone banking, canvassing, data entry, and volunteer recruitment. It’s a really great opportunity for students to see the process of a political campaign and get some great hands-on experience. If you or someone you know is interested, feel free to email me at amyhartman@berniesanders.com or call me at 301-789-5981.

Looking forward to seeing you over the next few days! #feelthebernwinnemucca

Join the campaign!
Winnemucca Office: 1024 Harmony Road – Winnemucca, NV 89445
“Like” Winnemucca for Bernie on Facebook
Email: amyhartman@berniesanders.com
Cell: 301-789-5981

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Democratic Debate Schedule Released

The first Democratic debates since 2008, when then-senator Barack Obama battled Clinton and others for the nomination.


2015


Oct13Tuesday, October 13, 2015
CNN Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Nevada
Sponsors: CNN, Nevada Democratic Party
Candidates: TBD


Nov14Saturday, November 14, 2015
CBS News Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Sponsors: CBS News, KCCI, The Des Moines Register
Candidates: TBD


Dec19Saturday, December 19, 2015
ABC News Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Sponsors: ABC News, WMUR
Candidates: TBD


2016


Jan17Sunday, January 17, 2016
NBC News Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Sponsors: NBC, Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Candidates: TBD


FebOrMarFebruary or March, 2016
Univision Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Miami, Florida
Sponsors: Univision, The Washington Post
Candidates: TBD


FebOrMarFebruary or March, 2016
PBS Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Wisconsin
Sponsors: PBS
Candidates: TBD


Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Announces His Retirement

— by CAP Action War Room

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Announces His Retirement

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Today, Senate Democrats’ fearless leader Harry Reid announced he won’t seek reelection in 2016, signaling the end of a more than three decade-long career in congress. In his video announcement Sen. Reid assured his supporters that his decision had nothing to do with an eye injury he sustained on New Year’s Day, or the fact that the 2014 elections changed his title from Majority Leader to Minority Leader. Like the boxer he was as a young man, and the fighter he was throughout his time in the Senate, Reid promised to go out swinging: “My friend Sen. McConnell, don’t be too elated. I’m gonna be here for 22 months, and you know what I’m going to be doing? The same thing I’ve done since I first came to the Senate.”

Reid’s services to Nevadans and Americans are innumerable; he brought his own life story of struggle and hard work to the Senate with him each day. And the mark he left on the capitol will be remembered for years to come. To commemorate his outstanding service, ThinkProgress put together a list of just five (you have to draw the line somewhere) of his landmark achievements in the Senate, which we have adapted below:

  • Pushed filibuster reform through the Senate. In 2013, Sen. Reid facilitated a change in Senate procedure that prohibited filibusters in the nomination progress, allowing a wave of new judges to be named to important appeals courts.
  • Facilitated the Passage of the Affordable Care Act. As majority leader in 2009, Sen. Reid was an integral part of the vote counting and whipping process that allowed the President’s landmark law to be passed without one Republican vote.
  • Engineered Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the Senate. Sen. Reid personally fought for and passed comprehensive, bipartisan immigration bill that passed the Senate in 2013. Unfortunately the Republican-led House never took up the bill, despite overwhelming popular support, so the President was forced to take action without Congress.
  • Advocated for protections for LGBT Americans. Sen. Reid has publicly supported marriage equality, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), and supported the President taking executive action to ban workplace discrimination against LGBT federal contractors.
  • Protected the environment of his home state. Sen. Reid memorably blocked an attempt to use Nevada’s Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste site, despite approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and pressure from Republicans. He also championed Nevada’s transition away from coal reliance in advocating the state’s energy bill “NVision” that called on the state’s largest utility to eliminate a percentage of coal generation from its portfolio. Additionally, he worked across the aisle to establish Nevada’s Great Basin National Park, protecting more than 77,000 acres of public land.

BOTTOM LINE: Overcoming a challenging upbringing with hard work to become one of the most formidable forces for change in American politics, Harry Reid’s life story is the embodiment of the American Dream. It’s part of the reason why he has worked so hard to open the door of opportunity for more Americans. His presence on Capitol Hill will be missed, but his legacy will remain. And if his last 30 years in Congress are any indication, we are looking forward to the next 22 months.


This material [the article above] was created by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. It was created for the Progress Report, the daily e-mail publication of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Click here to subscribe.  Like CAP Action on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

HumboldtDems County Convention / Primary Election

HumboldtDems County Convention

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
French Ford Middle School, 5495 Palisade Dr, Winnemucca, NV 89445

Vote on the 2014 Democratic County Party Platform: The proposed platform for Humboldt County will be heard and discussed at the county convention. You will then have an opportunity to cast your vote for or against it.

Become a County Central Committee Member or Leader: The Central Committee is the governing body of the Democratic Party at the county level. This is your opportunity to play a role in the growth of the party.

Central committee members are elected to a two-year term during every convention. Registered Democrats living in Humboldt county can nominate themselves and request election that day. If you are not present at convention, you must request nomination and election from your county chair at a later date.

Submit and Debate Resolutions:  Here’s a link to a blank Resolution Form you can use to create any resolutions you might like to introduce for debate and adoption.  Adopted Resolutions will be forwarded to the NV State Democratic Party Platform committee.

Become a Delegate to the State Convention: If you wish to attend the state Democratic convention as a delegate in June, you must attend your county convention and be elected as a Delegate. Otherwise, you can attend as an alternate delegate and be seated as an official delegate as space permits.

Commune with Fellow Democrats! It’s not very often we all get together. This is a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones as well.

Humboldt County Candidates Night

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
West Convention Hall,50 W Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, NV 89445

In lieu of our May meeting, we’re inviting ALL Humboldt Democrats to take the time to attend the Candidates Night being sponsored by the Humboldt Sun and the Silver Pinyon Journal.  Please take the time to learn information about the various candidates who will be on the Primary Ballot.

Primary Early Voting / Primary Election Day

vote23_thumb.jpgInformation about the close of Voter Registration prior to the Primary election can be found in this article on the HumboldtDems blog.

Watch the Humboldt Sun for scheduled times that will be made available for early voting.  Early Voting is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 24 and conclude on Friday, June 6th.

Primary election day is Tuesday, June 10th.  We have a number of candidates on the ballot.  Get to know them and make plans to head to the polls.  Oh … and while you’re at it, take a neighbor or a friend along with you.  Whether you choose to vote early or on election day itself, VOTE!

Register Now to Attend the Democratic Training Summit

Dear Democratic Activist,

 I hope you are as excited about our upcoming Training Summit on October 12 in Las Vegas and October 13 in Reno as I am!  We finally have the Eventbrite sign-ups ready to go so please reserve your spot as soon as possible as space is limited. 

Our training will include presentations from NGP/VAN, the Democratic National Committee, the Association of State Democratic Party Chairs and the Nevada State Democratic Party.  The agenda is still being finalized, but the training topics will include: using the voter file, social media, neighborhood organizing and much more.  The cost for the training is $25.00 and will include breakfast and a boxed lunch. 

The training is open to any registered Democrat no matter whether you are a seasoned volunteer, a candidate or someone new looking to get involved for the first time

Sign up using the links below and make sure to tell all of your fellow Democrats you are attending using #NVDemsSummit.

See you at the Activist Summit.

Roberta
Chairwoman, Nevada State Democratic Party

Marriage Is Not Just a Religious Rite—It’s Contract Law

While reading my wall in Facebook this morning, I came across this salient point … 

— Sarah Wood/Opinionated Democrat

“Marriage is a contract. It’s contract law. There are rights which are being granted to some and not others based on bigotry alone. That’s it. All other arguments are invalid. First it was interracial marriage (which I can guarantee you if it were still left to the states, several wouldn’t allow it), and now same-sex marriage. It’s about equality — marriage equality. Religion has absolutely nothing to do with a contract granted by the state with benefits given to some but prohibits others from obtaining them. Procreation? Seriously? From the same group of people who tell us rape babies are God’s gift? Give me a break. It’s bigoted and illegal. Tax paying citizens are being punished for being who they are, and are not being represented equally.”