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Keep On, Keeping on!

We are on the cusp of new beginnings – numerous ones, in fact. And so, now it’s time to take a deep breath and move on with renewed determination and hope.
 
Yet we know the days ahead won’t be easy. In light of all the upheaval, uncertainty, deep divisions and even chaos of the last four years, we can be excused if our optimism is tainted with a touch of caution and uncertainty. Surviving the past four years has been a long difficult journey for all of us. We have fought hard to save our nation and have succeeded in electing a new leader and administration to guide our country. 
 
However, the tasks that remain ahead for the new Democratic Biden-Harris Administration – to heal the deep social wounds, rebuild a dysfunctional government left by the previous administration, and reassemble the jigsaw-puzzle-pieces of a country broken apart –  are more than daunting. They are Herculean. And at this writing, the balance of power in the U.S. Senate is still uncertain, which is even more troubling.
 
Closer to home, we are about to begin a new Legislative Session. The financial and economic troubles, following in the wake of the pandemic are huge, and must be resolved. Our Democratic legislators are still in the majority, but do not hold as many seats as before, which means they will need our voices and support more than ever during this session.
 
And, closest to home, is this organization, the South Washoe DEMS. In February, we hope to be announcing the new slate of officers to lead us during this crucial time of rebuilding. In March, our members will have the opportunity to vote, via Zoom, to elect the new team. Information on the positions, duties and the procedure is detailed in the article below. We welcome any of you who may be interested in serving in either an elected or non-elected position to check it out.
 
In the end, the moral of this story is that our passion, hard work, dedication and focus are still needed – more than ever! It’s not time to let up and let go. We still need to dig in. Biden, Harris, Sisolak, and our many Democratic elected officials still need us to be there, staying engaged, raising our voices, letting them know we have their backs. Let’s keep it going, my friends!

Barbara Twitchell
South Washoe DEMS Chair
December 28, 2020


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Recent News from the State Democratic Party...

JANUARY 20, 2021
NV DEMS CHAIR STATEMENT ON THE INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris:
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DECEMBER 12, 2020 N
V DEMS RURAL CAUCUS CHAIR STATEMENT ON RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION
Rural Nevada Democratic Caucus Chair Kimi Cole released the following statement in response to recently introduced anti-trans* legislation H.R. 8932: Read more...

DECEMBER 4, 2020
NV DEMS CHAIR STATEMENT ON LATEST FAILED TRUMP LAWSUIT
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement regarding Judge James Russell's ruling denying the Trump campaign's latest lawsuit: Read more...

NOVEMBER 18, 2020
MEMO: DEMOCRATS' SUCCESS IN NEVADA THE RESULT OF STRATEGIC ORGANIZING
MEMO To: Interested Parties
From: Alana Mounce, NV Dems Executive Director
Subject: Democrats' Success in Nevada the Result of Strategic Organizing
Despite the challenges of a worldwide pandemic, the Nevada State Democratic Party did the work, virtual and in-person, to elect Democrats and secure the presidency for Joe Biden. Nevada is a battleground state critical to winning the White House and because of the dedication and strategic work of the state party to win up and down the Silver State, Democrats defeated an incumbent president–something that has only ever happened a handful of times–and elected the first woman and person of color to the office of Vice President. Read more...

NOVEMBER 6, 2020
NV DEMS CHAIR STATEMENT ON MOTION TO INTERVENE IN GOP LAWSUIT
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement regarding NV Dems' motion to intervene in yet another lawsuit by the Trump campaign and NV GOP: Read more...

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