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South Washoe DEMS newsletter


Let's Get Ready to Rumble!!

              Individually,
                We are single drips of rain,
                Falling silently into the dust,
                Offering scant promise 
                Of moisture to the thirsty land.

            But, together,
                We can nourish the Earth
                And revive its hopes and dreams.

            Together,
                We are a thunderstorm.
                            ~Amity Gaige

Following August’s climate change presentation by Barry Chernoch, the energy, passion and concern in our meeting room was palpable. Many SWD members expressed strong interest in taking action to combat this serious global challenge. Suzy Williams put forth the idea to form a committee to explore ways the SWDs could take on this problem.  We met, we brainstormed, we came up with lots of ideas for potential projects. 

Admittedly, global warming is a huge problem and it may seem like there’s little that we, as individuals, can do to combat it. But as that little poem reminds us, that’s not necessarily the case.  For example, each of us speak volumes with our grocery carts every day. Remember when it was almost impossible to find organic produce? Not anymore. Guess how that happened? 

There are so many things we, as individuals, can easily incorporate into our everyday lives that can make a difference. And the South Washoe DEMS want to be instrumental to doing just that. We are hoping that you would like to be a part of this inspiring new project that we are launching. (See Suzy Williams’ related article on the Climate Champions Committee for more information.)

Anxious to get started? Luckily, this happens to be a passion of mine, and I have written numerous magazine articles that address this issue. I thought a good way to start this off would be to share a story of mine that first appeared in edible Reno Tahoe magazine, 30 Ways to Eat, Drink, Grow, Buy and Live Green. You can find it on this link. I encourage you to read it, select even just one thing you are not already doing, and incorporate it into your life. 

I’m also launching a program Meatless Monday Mavens, combining climate action with one of my favorite pastimes: FOOD! Check out the related article in this issue. 

Here’s hoping you decide to be a part of our THUNDERSTORM. SWDs – let’s get ready to RUMBLE!!!

Barbara Twitchell
South Washoe DEMS Chair
August 28, 2019


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Recent News from the State Democratic Party...

NOVEMBER 3, 2019
ONE YEAR OUT FROM THE GENERAL ELECTION, TRUMP, NV GOP COULDN'T BE IN A WORSE POSITION
With exactly one year to go until the 2020 general election, the Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans are in the worst possible position to win back a state Trump lost in 2016 and his endorsed candidates lost in 2018. Read more...

OCTOBER 30, 2019
THREE YEARS LATER, TRUMP CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM HIS BROKEN PROMISES TO NEVADA
In response to the three-year anniversary of Donald Trump's campaign rally in Las Vegas on October 30, 2016, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement: "Three years ago today, Donald Trump came to Las Vegas and promised to fight for working Nevadans. Instead, he has only fought to enrich himself and his powerful friends. Meanwhile, he has hiked our taxes, sabotaged our health care and left Nevada in the dust. Nevadans saw through his empty promises in 2016, and we'll reject his record of broken promises in 2020." Read more...

OCTOBER 25, 2019
NV DEMS ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL 2020 EARLY VOTE SITES
In 2020, Nevada will be the first and only caucus state to host early voting in the presidential primary in order to expand access to our First in the West Caucus. During the four-day, in-person early voting period from February 15th - 18th, NV Dems will offer nearly 80 voting locations. Nevada Democrats will have the option to vote at any location within the county they are registered and have the opportunity to register or update their voter registration same day. Read More...

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
NV DEMS, PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS LAUNCH VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES ACROSS NEVADA ON NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
Yesterday, on National Voter Registration Day, NV Dems hosted successful voter registration drives across Nevada alongside Democratic presidential campaigns. NV Dems Chair William McCurdy II, Speaker Jason Frierson, and Clark County Dems Chair Donna West in Las Vegas and Senator Julia Ratti and Washoe County Dems Chair Sarah Mahler in Reno energized more than 200 volunteers before heading out to register Democrats throughout Washoe and Clark Counties. Read more...

 

 

 

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