Welcome to our News & Opinions page. This is a place to find interesting polictical news, opinions from our members and other items that we think you would be interested in.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for content, please send us an email. We are looking for links to articles (local and national), editorials or community interest stories. We are also interested in guest writers for our, We are the Solution articles. We hope to hear from you!

(All links open in a new window or tab Open in a New Window)

Notes From the Chair LogoNotes From the Chair -

- a monthly reprint from our
South Washoe DEMS newsletter

I'll See You in My
Dreams Screens

I miss you! I have to start with that because it’s just so darned true. I miss those first Mondays at the library when we stood face to face, sat shoulder to shoulder or chatted between mouthfuls at the snack table. I miss the smiles, laughter, handshakes and hugs…  the buzz of a roomful of committed, motivated, energized people enjoying the camaraderie of kindred spirits. There’s something about being together in person that cannot be replicated by even the best hi-resolution computer screens. 

But, Mother Nature has other plans for us right now, requiring us to be responsible, resilient and most of all, resourceful. So, being all of those things, the South Washoe DEMS will no longer be meeting in-person. At least for a while, it’s screen-time for us. 

But, fear not! We’re still here and still working hard at keeping you informed, invigorated and hopefully, inspired. It may seem like the world has stopped, but it really hasn’t. We still have a primary election going off on schedule. In fact, you will be getting your mail-in ballot in a matter of days! This is an important election, so it’s time to shake off that recluse malaise that’s been clouding your mind and re-engage. Let us help you do that!

Monthly meetings will continue at the usual day and time, the first Monday of each month, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  We will continue to provide interesting, informative programs for you, just as we have done in the past. For now, they will be held via an online, virtual-meeting format, until such time as it is deemed safe to, once again, come together in-person. 

At our upcoming meeting, we’re offering you an opportunity to hear from the congressional candidates vying to run against Amodei for our CD2 seat (see related article). Who’s the best one to beat him? This event can help you decide. 

We will continue to send out our monthly newsletter and occasional special COVID 19 editions, letting you know about important community resources and ways to help yourself and others through this pandemic.  

Sign up for our Alerts program (by clicking here) and we’ll keep you apprised of upcoming candidate events like virtual Town Halls and Meet-and-Greets. We’ll also keep you informed of other important legislative, environmental and community events.

Barbara Twitchell
South Washoe DEMS Chair
April 28, 2020

We Are the Solution Logo

We Are the Solution is a periodic Op-Ed article written by a member of the South Washoe DEMS. If you something you would like to contribute, send us an email...






Nevada Democratic Party Logo
Recent News from the State Democratic Party...

JUNE 16, 2020
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement on the toxic, out-of-touch 2020 Republican ticket: Nevada Republicans haven't learned a thing. After losing two congressional seats and their majorities in the Senate and Assembly in 2016 to losing a U.S. Senate seat, the Governor's Mansion, and all but one statewide office in 2018, the GOP has put forth yet another toxic slate of out of touch Republicans. With Donald Trump at the helm, it's no surprise Republicans in Nevada want to elect leaders who will work to rip health care from hundreds of thousands of Nevadans, put large corporations and the ultra-wealthy ahead of working families, and cut safety net programs. Read more...

JUNE 12, 2020
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement in response to news of a Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma scheduled to take place on Juneteenth: Read more...

JUNE 11, 2020
Over the weekend, City Councilwoman and Republican National Committeewoman Michelle Fiore invoked a racist trope while addressing the Clark County Republican Party Convention and days after news of her racist comments have been made public, the Chair of the Nevada Republican Party has yet to rebuke her comments--even after hosting a press conference this afternoon and never denying she made the comments. Read more...

JUNE 10, 2020
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement in response to reports of up to six-hour wait times and Nevadans voting late into the evening in the primary election: Read more...

UNE 1, 2020
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement on the death of George Floyd: "We can never forget George Floyd and we can never stop fighting until all Black Americans can live in this country without the fear of violence by the hands of police. We are suffering and innocent lives are being lost from a broken system. Read more...

More News from NVDEMS here...

Other Places to Find Progressive News and/or Comments

There are many places online to read about issues and commentary from a progressive point of view. Here are some places to start. Do you have others to suggest? Send a quick email to us with your idea(s).

The Nevada Independent Logo

The Nevada Independent
a news and opinion website founded by veteran political journalist and commentator Jon Ralston

Nevada Independent RSS Feed:

DEMOS Blog Logo

Vox Top Stories
Vox explains the news

Vox RSS Feed:

Talking Points Memo Logo

Talking Points Memo Editor's Blog
Opinions, Content & Ideas from TPM Editors


Mother Jones Logo

Mother Jones

Mother Jones RSS Feed:

Hightower Low Down Lofo

Hightower Low Down
America's Hottest Newsletter, Edited by Jim Hightower & Phillip Frazer

Hightower Lowdown RSS Feed:

Daily Kos Logo

Daily Kos
News * Community * Action

Daily Kos RSS Feed: