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Where Will It End?


I remember the last election night. I also recall the morning after, when the reality and magnitude of that election really sunk in. It was like going through the stages of grief: major shock, then denial, guilt, anger, depression… and finally, with sickening resolve and great reluctance – acceptance. 

I deluded myself. Maybe it won't be as bad as we fear? Maybe he will change his ways. Maybe he will surround himself with knowledgeable, experienced people who will guide and control him. Surely Congress and the courts with be the guardrails. How much harm could he really do?  

Unbelievably, the awful answer is – far more than we even dared to imagine. Under this administration, we have witnessed the systematic dismantling, degradation and demise of so many long-valued protections, institutions, alliances and entities. Division, hate, distrust, lies and unrelenting attacks on every guardrail of decency and democracy, have become commonplace in our daily lives. We barely flinch at them anymore. 

And it gets worse by the day. The awful events of the past week have proven that. Fueled by Trump's hostile, divisive rhetoric, hate crimes came to roost on our doorsteps, in force. Fourteen attempted bomb attacks on our nation's former leaders and members of our party, the Louisville murder of two innocent black men, eleven worshipers slaughtered in a Pittsburgh synagogue. And now, he is threatening to single-handedly change our Constitution! Where will this insanity end?

Another election is upon us. It is our chance to take back control of our country. We need to elect people – at the local, state and national level – who will be the guardians to those values we hold dear. People who will challenge the 'man-boy who would be king.' 

I know I'm preaching to the choir. You are all concerned, involved citizens or you wouldn't be reading this. I know you'll vote. But this effort takes more than that. Reach out to friends, neighbors and relatives, talk to them about the importance of this election, talk to them about the need to restore reason, sanity and balance in our government by voting Blue. If we each reach out to just five other people and encourage them to do this, it will make a huge difference in this election. 

Where will this insanity end? At the ballot box, that's where.

I want to remember this election for a very different reason than the last one. I want to wake up on November 7th with some hope in my heart. Don't you? Let's make it happen! 

- Barbara Twitchell, South Washoe DEMS Chair
October 31, 2018


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Recent News from the State Democratic Party...

OCTOBER 19, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: NV DEMS OBTAIN HELLER'S DEBATE PREP TO DO LIST
Late last night, the Nevada State Democratic Party was able to obtain a copy of Sen. Dean Heller's to-do list in preparation for tonight's Senate debate against Congresswoman Jacky Rosen. It's very telling. Read more...

OCTOBER 19, 2018
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This week, Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt erased any doubt that he would "not take no for an answer" on taking tax dollars away from Nevada's struggling public schools and using them to pay expensive private school tuition for the wealthy. This comes on top of Laxalt's commitment to cutting hundreds of millions each biennium from Nevada's public school budget, a main reason why Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval refused to endorse Laxalt, and may not even vote for him. Read more...

OCTOBER 17, 2018
HELLER EXPECTS 1.1 MILLION NEVADANS TO FOOT THE BILL FOR GOP TAX PLAN
Remember when Sen. Dean Heller promised that the tax plan he wrote to give massive tax cuts to the ultra wealthy and giant corporations would pay for itself? Well, new reports prove that's just another broken promise from Heller. According to a report from the Treasury Department out this week, the federal deficit has grown to $779 billion in 2018, with no one else to blame but the GOP for passing their irresponsible disaster of a tax plan. Read more...

OCTOBER 16, 2018
MCCONNELL WANTS TO CUT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE TO PAY FOR DEFICIT CAUSED BY HELLER'S CORPORATE TAX GIVEAWAY
Sen. Dean Heller promised that the GOP's reckless tax plan that he helped write would pay for itself, but almost a year later it's become increasingly clear that was just another lie. The budget deficit has grown to $779 billion in 2018, and even the Treasury Department says there's no one else to blame but Republicans for passing massive tax cuts for giant corporations and corporate CEOs. Now, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell wants to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to pay for the irresponsible tax giveaways he and Dean Heller passed for their big donors and corporate special interests. Read more...

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